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Nebulous

Señor Senior, Senior
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Been a while since I made anything PC related. My new board doesn't have a clear cmos button which I thought was a really dumb move on MSI's part. So I remember some time back during the 775 days, a member here made me a clear cmos switch and over the years of upgrading I lost track of it.

Anyhows I had a push-on/push-off switch I used on my car amp (my stock head unit doesn't have a blue wire) and twice I thought I had turned it off, only to find out in the morning on my way to work my battery was dead :rolleyes: So I switched it to a normal toggle on/off switch.

The board's clear cmos jumper is right under the 2nd PCIE slot and a pain to get to. I was using a long flat-head screwdriver to clear cmos. I got tired of that crap so I had to devise a better solution. I remembered I had the push button switch, so 10 minutes later voila, push button clear cmos switch.

Simple and effective: Push on= clear cmos, push off= bios reverted to default :D No more laying on the floor with a screwdriver to insert to clear the dang bios. Now I get to drink my screwdrivers in a sitting position :rofl:
 

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ihrsetrdr

Señor Senior Member
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Nice remote CMOS switch! :thup:

No more laying on the floor with a screwdriver to insert to clear the dang bios. Now I get to drink my screwdrivers in a sitting position :rofl:

mmm, screwdrivers = orange juice + vodka, my favorite 'substance'. ;)

**slightly off topic**

Keto Mojito recipe:
Code:
Vodka
Club soda
Lime
Mint-optional
Ice
A glass
 
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Nebulous

Nebulous

Señor Senior, Senior
Joined
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Location
The Empire State
Nice remote CMOS switch! :thup:



mmm, screwdrivers = orange juice + vodka, my favorite 'substance'. ;)

**slightly off topic**

Keto Mojito recipe:
Code:
Vodka
Club soda
Lime
Mint-optional
Ice
A glass

Tim! Thanks! Great recipe for the Keto Mojito. Gonna have to try that! ;)


*Back on topic*

Forgot to mention you can snag a momentary switch at any auto parts store for about 5 bux.
 

EarthDog

Gulper Nozzle Co-Owner
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Great workaround! These days, I make sure the mobo I pick has a CMOS reset button on the rear IO. :)
 

IFMU

The Xtreme Senior Nobody
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Jun 21, 2001
made one of those years ago... think it was for an XP board/build. might still be in my pc workbox, but doubt it, it's been a while... lol
those are so useful, loved it when that sort of thing started to become standard on decent boards
 
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Nebulous

Nebulous

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Great workaround! These days, I make sure the mobo I pick has a CMOS reset button on the rear IO. :)

Yeah I try also, but I had thought because it's a modern mobo that it would be standard. Come to find out it doesn't, which I found odd.
 

EarthDog

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It varies by price, really. The less expensive you go, the less likely it will have one on the rear IO. the Tomahawk/MAG series is part of the budget range from MSI. Newegg and the vendor websites show the rear IO so in the future, you can simply look and see. :thup: