Alternate way of clearing the CMOS...?
I was trying to clear the CMOS in my computer because I had put my PCI-E frequency too high. To make it easier to get to my battery clip, I unplugged some USB wires that went to my motherboard. These were bundled with my front panel lights and power switch, so they all came out. So I plugged them all back in and made sure my computer still started up; making sure I had them all in the right places (I do stupid things sometimes). I turned my computer on to find out that my CMOS had completely been cleared: date, time, and all of my overclocking settings. Just for the record, if you don't notice, my mobo is an ASUS A8N32, and ever since I figured it out I have done it about 2 or 3 times. Every time it has worked. I did mess with the battery clip, bent it back a little (yeah, bent; it didn't loosen the battery), but it still works and I haven't taken the time to bend it back ever since. I did not touch the CMOS cap (or the jumper, whatever it's called).
Anyone else had this happen? If not, what do you think could be causing this? Thanks in advance for answers...I'm really confused, but it sure is faster than doing the battery & moving the jumper.
ASUS A8N32 SLI-Deluxe, AMD Athlon X2 3800+ @ 2.8GHz, eVGA 8800GTS 320MB, 2GB Corsair XMS DDR400, 160GB WD HDD + 320GB Seagate Barracuda 7200.10, AC Freezer 64 Pro, 700W OCZ GameXStream, NZXT Zero :D
I think I've decided to leave... maybe I'll come back sometime.