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Old 10-21-2016, 12:28 AM   #1
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BIOS Reset


Whats up guys...I recently replaced my ram and added a new SSD to my Dell Inspiron 17r 5720 laptop today so I was just wondering if I should pull my cmos battery and reset my settings for it to recognize the upgrade correctly? Im gona be doing a fresh install of linux and clean it up a bit while im taking it apart anyway but wasnt sure if its needed to recognize the new hardware.

Any help would be great

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Old 10-21-2016, 01:20 AM   #2
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I recently replaced my ram and added a new SSD to my Dell Inspiron 17r 5720 laptop today so I was just wondering if I should pull my Cmos battery to reset my setting? Im gona be doing a fresh install of linux also but wasnt sure if its needed to recognize the new hardware.
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No, removing the CMOS battery is not necessary, at least to my knowledge. Out of curiosity, what setting are you referring to?

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Old 10-21-2016, 04:36 AM   #3
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Old 10-21-2016, 06:53 AM   #4
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You should boot the system into BIOS and verify that it recognizes the RAM. It should not be necessary to remove the battery, there should be no settings related to this, BIOS detects the hardware on the system and recognizes that hardware can be modified, such as the addition of new hard drives or memory.

Please do not try to pull the battery, some of them are soldered on and furthermore it is not necessary in this case.

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Old 10-21-2016, 09:51 AM   #5
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dang, I hope not. Most BIOS checks what is plug into the hw if it finds something it does not recognize it should tell you, or you can just hit your Key to get into BIOS and look at the settings and info page to make sure it does see everything.

I just plug it in start it up and run with it.
 
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If ever you need to alter the BIOS settings, just do it by entering BIOS at boot time and using the editor. All pulling the CMOS battery will do is restore the factory settings, which are probably what you're using any way.

HD configuration normally defaults to AUTO, as BIOS can normally recognise drives unless they are very weird. Memory frequency is also normally set to auto, as there should never be a problem with recognising that.
 
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Ok thanks for the reply's....Never really had to upgrade my laptops before, always had a pretty good setup off the line buy wasnt sure if I should just pull the battery and clear my bios setting for it to recognize the new hardware correctly, especially when Im trying to get it to read the higher ram frequency than the original.

Figured Id take it apart to clean it up a bit while Im in there anyway so wouldnt be much of an issue to just pull/replace the cmos battery or even just go into the bios if having issues
 
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Ok thanks for the reply's....Never really had to upgrade my laptops before, always had a pretty good setup off the line buy wasnt sure if I should just pull the battery and clear my bios setting for it to recognize the new hardware correctly, especially when Im trying to get it to read the higher ram frequency than the original.

Figured Id take it apart to clean it up a bit while Im in there anyway so wouldnt be much of an issue to just pull/replace the cmos battery or even just go into the bios if having issues
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