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Posted 16 December 2005 - 12:21 AM
Posted 16 December 2005 - 01:04 AM
Edited by boopme, 16 December 2005 - 01:05 AM.
Posted 16 December 2005 - 01:11 AM
Replace the battery
If it still continues to lag, then the reason might be a dying motherboard
battery. The time is stored in a little chip on the motherboard and that
chip is powered by a small battery so it can hold the stored settings even
if you turn your PC off. When that battery gets low, the first symptom is
usually a slow clock. These batteries are made to last several years but
depending on the age of your PC they will eventually die. The first you
should do is to reboot your PC so you can enter the BIOS. When the PC first
powers up, you get a black screen with some information on it. There is
usually a line that reads "Press F1 (or Del, depending on your type of
motherboard) to enter Setup". Press the appropriate key when that line is
displayed to enter the BIOS.
In here you will see a lot of settings. These settings which are specific
information about your PC and its hardware, are also stored in that chip on
the motherboard and are lost if the battery dies. Take a few minutes and
write these settings down. Then turn the PC off again and open the case.
Look around on the motherboard for a small silver button size battery. On
the top of that battery you should be able to see a model number. The
common model for newer PCs is CR-2032 but verify this information first.
You don't want to buy the wrong battery.
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