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J Boz
Posted on Thursday, April 12, 2001 - 12:34 pm:   

Specs: PCChips M715 Board, AMI 7/15/95 BIOS, PII 266 MMX CPU, Sis 6326 4MB video card, 128 MB Crucial memory. Windows 98SE.

Problem: About a week ago I noticed that my system clock was about an hour slow. Yesterday I noticed it was off about four hours. So I downloaded and installed Atomic Clock Sync (nice freeware by the way; it runs in systray but doesn't take up much memory as you can either ping manually or set it to AutoSync daily.) Anyway just before I shut down yesterday the system started making a weird alien sound, a sort of very high-pitched buzzing whine. It came back when I started up today and has been driving me nuts ever since.
It feels like deadly alien radiation, but I suspect it's just a bad CMOS battery. However I haven't been able to find instructions on how to replace a CMOS battery on the Hardware Hell web site, and I've never done it before.
Comments, suggestions, help? Thanks
Vera (Vera)
Posted on Thursday, April 12, 2001 - 4:54 pm:   

check the manual for your should tell you where it is located and what kind. if you don't have a manual go to the manufacturers website. get batteries for the pc right from radioshack it's usually a 3.0 v lithium. not a hard deal to do. just take care for static discharge
Vera (Vera)
Posted on Thursday, April 12, 2001 - 5:11 pm:   

found a diagram on the web. it' just about center of the board. it's the size of a nickel

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