Hi all. I was going to post this in the hardware section but being new here
I wasn't sure where abouts it should go so.........
An old system landed in my lap and I was thinking of setting it up to
crunch. Its got an AMD processor (350 mghz) and 256 mb's of ram so should
be able to. There had been a short in the front of it and a bit of a fire by the
looks of a few of the wires there. I stripped them out and got the old gal to
fire up so have been playing since.
Now I was getting to the point of formatting and loading a fresh OS when
something grabbed my attention during my many reboots. The cmos was
reporting a checksum error each boot up. Yeah I know I should have picked
this up earlier but didn't. So thinking that maybe the battery was stuffed
I thought I would take a look and low and behold I dont think it has one.
Take a gander at the picture below and to me it looks like it is missing in
action. So question before I start hunting around to search what battery
should have been there can it run ok without one. Like it will only be crunching
and the jumper appears to be set now to clear it each time (not sure on that
though). Or should I get one.
Oh I should explain with the picture that the top screen is a pic of the one I
am working on, the other is a pic of the board off the net.