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What's the best way? Let's assume the RTC is socketed to the mobo. I've seen instructions on the net showing you how to cut in to these things, so that you can hook up a fresh coin battery to them. I don't really fancy doing that. I've also read threads on the net saying that old Dallas DS1287 chips can be substituted for newer Dallas DS12887 chips, which I think can still be purchased. That sounds promising. However, I'm not sure if an old Benchmarq RTCs can be substituted for newer Dallas RTCs.
Any thoughts please people?