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Bios locked down 5741G

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January 21, 2012 10:05:30 PM

HI I want to change some settings in Bios , but it seems to be pretty much locked down....When I press F2 the bios screen comes up but basically everything is greyed out apart from time and deate which I can change...Anyone know how to unlock it?

Cheers

Mike :whistle: 

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a c 297 D Laptop
January 21, 2012 10:58:15 PM

Do you have a BIOS password in place?
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January 21, 2012 11:03:51 PM

No passwords or anything its absolutely stock as I bought it, its just that most of the settings are unavailable in Bios
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a c 297 D Laptop
January 21, 2012 11:13:06 PM

Is that for all of the BIOS pages, or only the first page? The opening page of many BIOSes are often only a system summary and you have to go to the other pages to actually make changes.
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January 21, 2012 11:17:02 PM

Yeah the front page is unaccesible, but I dont have any screens to go into memory or CPU (I want to play with the CPU speed) dont care about warranty
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a c 297 D Laptop
January 21, 2012 11:24:21 PM

You are not going to be able to change the CPU settings on any typical laptop. Same goes for memory settings. Vendors don't want you messing with those settings, doing possible damage to the system.

I think you are stuck with what you have. Sorry.
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January 21, 2012 11:32:21 PM

And yet I have a gaming machine PC Non Branded, that I tweak settings on all the time
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January 21, 2012 11:45:56 PM

mlcalla said:
And yet I have a gaming machine PC Non Branded, that I tweak settings on all the time


Should have bought a non-branded laptop then.
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a c 297 D Laptop
January 22, 2012 2:54:31 AM

mlcalla said:
And yet I have a gaming machine PC Non Branded, that I tweak settings on all the time

Sure, but that is something completely different. OEM desktop and laptop systems RARELY ever allow the user to change CPU and memory settings, they limit all options for you to make systems unstable. For OEMs (like Dell, HP, Acer, etc) stability and lack of variation in platforms makes supporting their systems easier.
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