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    Default CMOS Batteriery...again?

    Less than four months ago I replaced MOBO's CMOS battery... see symptoms here:

    And now it already needs replacing again?

    I know... when I bought it... it said, "Opened Item" and "Re-certified" but come on. ;) jk

    OK. It was a discount Fry's Electronics battery. So I guess no surprise. Just poor me.

    Anyone else ever had trouble with CMOS batteries? LOL

    (As if anything was easier to


    (*Must Kill UT3 Death Walkers. Hey wait! Maybe it's the UT3 DW's fault. I hate those things!!!*LOL)

    And, thanks again for all the help ProfJim!
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    Default Re: CMOS Batteriery...again?

    I use a phrase which in free translation to englisg is: When you buy for less you pay a lot more.

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    Default Re: CMOS Batteriery...again?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chike View Post
    I use a phrase which in free translation to englisg is: When you buy for less you pay a lot more.

    I like that one
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    Default Re: CMOS Batteriery...again?

    "you get what you pay for"
    I like Chike's version better.
    BD3D, to shed a little light on the matter, buy a solar powered 3.3 volt battery charger, but not re-certified.
    FWIW, my two year old N650SLI-DS4 mobo & battery have been sitting for 6 months, since it was replaced by my current mobo. I'm temporarily using the N650 mobo and the battery voltage is at 2.99 volts instead of the normal 3.2 - 3.3 volts. I've never had to replace any mobo batteries before.
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