Reply 20 of 25, by retro games 100
> the BIOS could potentially become a bit "confused" and then put itself in to a
> kind of non operational state?
Yes, that's possible.
Oi, I've tested countless motherboards without the battery installed. Important is that you do not ever power on a motherboard with it's jumpers set to clear CMOS!
Just leave the cache chips in, you could try and configure the jumpers to 0kb cache. If I'm correct, the motherboard will then not check the cache, even if it is in fact installed. Please correct me if I'm wrong, I never tried this myself!
After you tested these mobos without a battery, did you retest them again, sometime later, to see if everything was OK with them?
Regarding 0kb cache: unfortunately AFAIK, there is no such configuration. As seen here -