The CMOS battery is:
a chip with pins held on all four sides
a component on the motherboard that supplies constant power to CMOS memory.
a part of the computer that stores information.
device that allows a computer to keep running for at least a short time when the primary power source is lost.
is a volatile type of memory that stores important configuration information from the BIOS.
allows CPU to store temporary information so that it can process it and perform functions on the computer.
is a non-volatile type of memory that stores important configuration information from the BIOS.
is a data storage device used for storing and retrieving digital information.
If the CMOS battery completely loses power the BIOS will not lose its configuration information.
A sign that the CMOS battery is dying is:
slow or inconsistent computer performance.
The BIOS chip:
fits into a large slot on the computer's motherboard and allows users to perform everyday computing tasks such as word processing.
is a small chip with pins held on all four sides.
is a non-volatile microchip that's on the motherboard of the computer.
is responsible for outputting data to a computer monitor.
Component information about different parts of the computer can be found in the:
Information on the following components can be found in the BIOS:
RAM information (size, type, location, etc)
Hard Drive (size, location, boot order)
CPU (manufacturer, speed, caching rate, etc)
Optical Drives (CD, Bluray, etc)