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    I have a GIGABYTE GA-7ZXR ver 1.0 and i want to clear my cmos.
    the manual says to jump pins 2-3 on j3 but in the spot that j3 is lables there are no pins. just 3 little dots that look lile they could conduct electricity. could i jump these dots to clear my cmos or does anyone have any idea on how to with this mobo.
    i have already tried the removing the battery thing and it didnt work.
    thanks
    p.s. wiggo if you see this post then sorry for the CAPS the other day. just wasnt thinkin i guess.:shrug:
    Hope this helps
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    what do you mean by jump?
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    set the jumper from what would be the 1-2 pins to the 2-3 pins.
    that would be jumping.
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    When you removed the battery, did you make sure the PSU was unplugged to? You should leave it for about 5-10 minutes before plugging it all back in and booting it.

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    whats a jumper LoL
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    True enough about the time frame for the battery removal. I have had some boards that will reset the CMOS after about 10 seconds and others where I just go have a cup of coffee and then come back to reinsert the battery.

    As to the jumpers... make sure you are looking for the right one. Not being condescending, but there are often pinouts labeled J and JP, so it can get interesting at times. Generally if there is just a spot for a set of pinouts to be placed it means that your board doesn't have an optional function of some sort.
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    I guess I'm just restating what has already been said, but removing the battery for a length of time WILL clear the CMOS. You may also have to unplug or switch off your PSU for it to work.

    The manual that came with your mobo should have a diagram showing where the pins for clearing the BIOS are located.
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    Some Gigabyte manuals state jumpers but the mobo itself will have 2 solder pads that need to be shorted in the jumper location but I find it easier to pull the power lead out and then pop the battery for a while.

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    thanx guys, I thought that i had the batt. out for at least 5 min but tonite ill leave it out for about thirty mins. hey wiggo do you have links for everything or what lol.
    Hope this helps
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