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    Is my mobo okay? Accidentally triple pressed CMOS button rapidly when sliding PC.

    Hi, I was sliding my PC over (powered off but plugged in) and I accidentally triple pressed the cmos button rapidly on the I/O back panel of my Maximus VIII Gene. I know it resets the BIOS to default but will it have caused any damage?

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    No, all that button should do is cause a discharge so settings are forgotten. Doing it multiple times won't behave any differently.
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    Thank you! When clearing it do I need to unplug the power supply or is powering the system off enough?

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    TeamROG Moderator Array xeromist PC Specs
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    Powering off is fine.
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    Apply new CMOS battery.
    when removed CMOS, all modified settings are stored in bios is completely deleted. after inserted battery, we can modify bios settings and we can save it again

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