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Windows 7: Unlock BIOS


22 Jan 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Mac OS X 10.6.2 x64
 
 
Unlock BIOS

I think my BIOS was factory locked, because a lot of options on it are greyed out. How can I unlock that to adjust some settings.

I have an Insyde BIOS 1.40

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22 Jan 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Ignore it for a laptop - they are factory limited, probably even if you build your own laptop.
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22 Jan 2010   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

There's not much you can do. There are ways that include very risky BIOS updates from "shady" places on the net. I would never recommend you go anywhere near this option. They are locked.

Sometimes you can get a couple more options with a key combo like ctl+F1 but you would have to research it and it probably would not give you much anyway.
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22 Jan 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nate42nd View Post
There's not much you can do. There are ways that include very risky BIOS updates from "shady" places on the net. I would never recommend you go anywhere near this option. They are locked.

Sometimes you can get a couple more options with a key combo like ctl+F1 but you would have to research it and it probably would not give you much anyway.
True but that is more for desktop BIOS's, it unlocks more CPU features for my Gigabyte MA 790GPT UD3H.
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22 Jan 2010   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Mac OS X 10.6.2 x64
 
 

Well if I cant unlock it, then how would i be able to change the frequency of my CPU, because that is the main reason I want it unlocked.
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22 Jan 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cclloyd9785 View Post
Well if I cant unlock it, then how would i be able to change the frequency of my CPU, because that is the main reason I want it unlocked.
You'd kill the laptop and I doubt the option is available.
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22 Jan 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

*Quote ... The P7350 is an OEM cpu aka offroad cpu. Its a stripped down processor for cheaper cost. It doesnt have the propriety Intel technology like IVT or IDA

In other words its not meant to be unlocked/changed
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22 Jan 2010   #8
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Not sure if a CMOS battery reset will override, do it at your own risk though.
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22 Jan 2010   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Mac OS X 10.6.2 x64
 
 

Thats the thing. I want to overclock it without opening up my computer. If anything, ima wait till the warrenty is out.

I also heard there was a trigger switch on the motherboard, that can reset to factory defaults. If i did reset to factory defaults, is there any downside to it?
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22 Jan 2010   #10
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

I had major issues with one of my client's laptop which has system halted message after i tried resetting supervisor password etc. I end up detaching and re-attaching the CMOS battery, and everything was back to brand new, no more power-on or HDD passwords.

I guess the only downside is the warranty, as this no doubt will be evident to the shops if you take it back.
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