Wednesday, October 15th 2008

SilverStone Launches SST Clear CMOS Button for Everyone

Coming out of nowhere I just found that SilverStone, a company that specializes in building high-end enclosures, has just launched a neat product that will certainly please all overclockers and computer enthusiasts. SilverStone SST-CLEARCMOS, as it is called, is an universal clear CMOS button on a backplate which works with every motherboard that has 3-pin clear CMOS pinouts. That allows you to quickly clear the CMOS for recovering from failed overclocking attempts, updating BIOS, or resetting BIOS without the need to open your PC. It's pretty cool, all you need to do is take away the CMOS jumper from your motherboard, connect the three SST-CLEARCMOS wires, and fix the backplate to a free PCI slot in your case.

Source: Hardware Secrets
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69 Comments on SilverStone Launches SST Clear CMOS Button for Everyone

#1
infrared
Looks good. Would be very useful if your cmos jumper is in an awkward location.
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#2
ShadowFold
I hope these are around 10$, I want one!
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#3
alexp999
Staff
Nice, I'll defo be getting one of these, have been thinking about connecting up a switch to do the same thing, but this would be far neater. Such a PIA, when I want to clear CMOS, and I have to take the side panel off. So is it a button under the big red flap?

If it is pretty cool design, like a missile button on a fighter jet :D
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#4
ASharp
Oh wow alright, that's awesome. I was reading about how to make one yourself but of course this is a lot easier and cleaner. If it's cheap, I definitely wouldn't mind picking one up. My clear CMOS jumper is right underneath my video card so it's a PITA to get to.
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#5
Evo85
Sweet idea. I foresee many of these being sold.
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#6
MKmods
Case Mod Guru
excellent post malware..This is gonna help lots of folks out. (lol, like me)
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#7
alexp999
Staff
I want one now :cry:

I wonder why they chose to make the sides vented?? Some closable vents would have really finished it off.
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#8

they should offer one in a flooppy disc bezel as well.
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#9
SpookyWillow
cant believe nobody has thought of this before tbh.
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#10
Mistral
Ahh, a kill-switch for my PC... been dreaming about something like that...

I second the notion for a front panel variant, but I want it with two keyholes and a big red button...
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#11
MKmods
Case Mod Guru
by: alexp999
I want one now :cry:

I wonder why they chose to make the sides vented?? Some closable vents would have really finished it off.
Companies are slowly figuring out that modern comps produce 10X the heat of the ones when cases were first designed, Bout time.
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#13
soldier242
pretty nice idea ihmo ... i think every overclocker thought of something like this
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#14
warup89
This is truly a great & simple idea, it reduces the chances of screwing up your PC while attempting to clear your BIOS ;). This is one of the main reasons i choose abit an mobo since they tried this first with the ix38 boards :).
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#15

Lets hope they price it right and not try to rip us off
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alexp999
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by: wolf2009
Lets hope they price it right and not try to rip us off
Silverstone stuff is usually quite reasonable considering their quality. I have two silverstone fans in my case, they are incredible, dead silent (no j/k) and move a decent amoutn of air, all at 12v! :eek:
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#19
MopeyMartian
Is it weird that my BIOS resets itself when my OC attempt fails? Do most of you have to manually do it? :confused:
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#20
alexp999
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by: MopeyMartian
Is it weird that my BIOS resets itself when my OC attempt fails? Do most of you have to manually do it? :confused:
No, mine resets itself. But, for e.g when I update my BIOS, I always like to clear the CMOS.
Or if you push get a setting wrong in the BIOS, or the auto-recovery doesnt work, its really handy to have an easily accessible clear cmos button.

Cant wait for these to become avaialbe, hope it wont be long! :D

EDIT: Cant believe I'm actually gettign excited over a button! :shadedshu
Why didnt someone think of it sooner! :rolleyes:
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#21
spud107
i made something similar on my socket a system, it would work for bios but i hooked it up to the safe mode jumpers instead, (3 pins 100fsb/user fsb)
didnt reset any settings that way, only a safe fsb setting was selected.
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#22
Urbklr
Now that is wicked, I tend to use my Clear-CMOS a lot, that would make it pretty easy(once my comp is back in it's case that is). I would defiantly buy one!
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#23
sneekypeet
Unpaid Babysitter
Glad to see others are following in what DFI did a while back. My blood Iron and DK boh have 2 CMOS jumpers and one is in the I/O plate, makes it damn handy and convenient.
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#24
Weer
by: MKmods
Companies are slowly figuring out that modern comps produce 10X the heat of the ones when cases were first designed, Bout time.
Companies have always known that. It's simple. The more heat, the more air-circulation needed to cool it down. But what you need for that aren't tiny vents, but a large amount of out-take fans, with exhaust greater than intake. This.. is mostly for look's sake.
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#25
ASharp
Yeah the CMOS jumper on the I/O panel is handy but it's still tough as you actually still have to move the jumper to clear and then put it back. It takes a few seconds but no where near as easy as flipping a switch which literally takes a second or two. ;)
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