How to Clear the CMOS / BIOS Settings on an MSI H61M Motherboard

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Posted: 10 Oct, 2013
by Tim Rafferty
Updated: 24 Aug, 2017
by Andrew Sharrad

Clearing the CMOS


The method used to clear the CMOS settings on a Stone / MSI H61M motherboard is different to the method used on the Intel desktop board range. Use the instructions below to clear the settings.

MSI CMOS Clear Instructions

  • Ensure the system is switched off
  • Short the JBAT1 2-pin jumper block for 10 seconds either using a jumper, or a screwdriver
  • Remove the short
  • Turn the system back on
Note: Do not short the JBAT1 terminal while the system is powered on.

MSI H61M: Short JBAT1 using a jumper or a suitable screwdriver

Use a suitable screwdriver or a 2-pin jumper to short JBAT1.

Applies to:

  • Stone / MSI H61M desktop boards
    • BOAMOT-438 - SC Micro ATX H61M-P31 LGA 1155, DDR3 x2, DVI, VGA, PCIE x16, SATA II x4, DX10.1.
    • BOAMOT-443 - SC Micro ATX H61M-P31/W8 LGA 1155, DDR3 x2, DVI, VGA, PCIE x16, SATA II x4, DX10.1.
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