[OT] Cannot save BIOS settings
todbot88 at gmail.com
Fri Feb 24 15:44:55 UTC 2006
Forgot to change subject - my regrets.
> Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2006 23:20:06 -0800
> From: "Tod Merley" <todbot88 at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: fedora-list Digest, Vol 24, Issue 231
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> > Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2006 20:15:36 -0500
> > From: jludwig <wralphie at comcast.net>
> > Subject: Re: [OT] Cannot save BIOS settings
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> > On Thursday 23 February 2006 19:17, Tod Merley wrote:
> > > > Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2006 16:51:28 -0500
> > > > From: "James He" <icrazy at gmail.com>
> > > > Subject: [OT] Cannot save BIOS settings
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> > > 2. Measuring the actual CMOS battery voltages - with a volt meter out
> > > box and with a simulated load if I could figure out with that was (if
> > > holds with a 1K resistor my guess is that it is fine). I would also
> > look
> > > into measuring it as it feeds the CMOS on the MB (very carefully of
> > > course!!).
> > >
> > !
> > >
> > > Tod
> > These batteries deliver micro-amps. Maybe a 100k resistor.
> > (They usually last 3 to 5 years in service.)
> Your point is well taken. I stand well corrected.
> The technical specifications of a typical 2016 battery can be found at:
> A couple of interesting things here. One is that your 100K resistor will
> load the poor little critter down to about 2.8 volts at room temperature
> (see the operating voltage verses load resistance curves) and a second is
> that typical "skin resistance" I have measured often in the 100K range (it
> varies from about 2M on very dry tough skin down to a couple of K if
> are sweating) and that cheap meters I have seen have "ohms per volt"
> rateings of as low as 1K. So on the three volt scale the meter would load
> 3k making the measurement.
> Thanks for the help!
And I will try to remember to change the subject as well!
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