[LinuxBIOS] LB vs Factory BIOS -- more weirdness

Eric Poulsen eric at zyxod.com
Sun May 7 22:44:20 CEST 2006

I measured 3.08 V, using a Fluke.  Since it's a CR2032 battery, it's 
good to go.

Russell Whitaker wrote:

> On Sat, 6 May 2006, Eric Poulsen wrote:
>> In response to the instability issues I've had with LB (It's not ram --
>> memtest86+ ran for hours under LB with no errors), someone here
>> suggested that there are chipset registers that are reset by the factory
>> BIOS that LB isn't (re)setting correctly, and that LB works well right
>> after using the factory BIOS because those registers hold their values
>> for a while.
>> I'm conviced this is the case -- I have too many weird issues that can
>> be fixed by simply flipping back to the factory BIOS, turning the system
>> on, getting a "bad CMOS" error, then immediately powering off and
>> switching to LB, which suddenly works again.
> Check the CMOS battery voltage. If it's low the CMOS will loose a bit or
> two over time. Ran into that problem years ago on a 286 mb.
>   Russ

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