I think this is my 4th thread and near my 10th post since I joined, lol. Sorry for starting many different threads but each time I solve a problem with my computer it seems like a new one keeps popping up.
One day, a little while ago, I turned on my computer after it had been off for a little while and an error screen came up. I was stupid enough not to write anything down but the jist of it was something like:
"Warning! You CPU settings have been changed. Press F1 to continue or press Del to enter setup"
I've never messed with the CPU settings or tried to OC it and the warning screen has only come up only once. This doesn't seem to be affecting performance to the best of my knowledge. Anyways, I brought this up before and someone on this site mentioned that it is probably due to a dead CMOS battery that was probably a manufacturing defect. My question is, first off, could this be the only possible problem? Second, if so, is the CMOS battery really that important for the computer? Right now, it doesn't seem that critical. I haven't seen any problems so far. But
, I did read up about CMOS on Wikipedia and it seems to have a lot to do with bios. Will a dead battery prevent me from changing bios settings or OCing if I ever want to in the future? Third, if I should get the battery replaced, is it possible to buy it from MicroCenter or Newegg or will I have to send the entire motherboard back to Newegg for replacement/repair?
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