Changing the CMOS battery on a laptop involves opening the laptop case, locating the battery and replacing it with a new one. While the process may seem easy, precautions must be taken as damage can be done to the system... More »

CMOS batteries power code that runs before the operating system is loaded in a computer. Common tasks completed before your operating system loads are activating the keyboard, loading the system drives and setting the sy... More »

The CMOS battery powers the Complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor. CMOS is the small amount of memory on a motherboard that ensures that the BIOS, or Basic Input-Output System, does not lose all of its data every time ... More »

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The CMOS battery powers the Complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor. CMOS is the small amount of memory on a motherboard that ensures that the BIOS, or Basic Input-Output System, does not lose all of its data every time ... More »

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RAM is used for a variety of tasks and is highly versatile, as opposed to ROM and CMOS, which contain crucial — and permanent, in the case of ROM — data related to systems operation, while virtual memory and cache are us... More »

You can reset your CMOS using the options in the BIOS menu. Clearing the CMOS helps resolve any conflicts you have with certain programs on your computer. More »

The complementary metal-oxide semiconductor, or CMOS, chip is a motherboard component that stores the basic input/output system, or BIOS, settings of the computer. It comes with its own battery power to retain stored inf... More »