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Hi Folks, I need to get into my Bios so that I can turn off my Fan Power saver option. I also need to do a few things with the Northbridge and CPU. But I can't seem to find the entrance to those destinations to save my life!

When I turn on the computer, for about 1 second a blue screen is displayed and at the bottom it refers to 4 options: F9=Diagnostics, (this just ran tests on my basic hardware), F10= Setup, (this opened my options for things like picking the GPU and boot sequence options as well as a number of rather dangerous enable/disable choices), ESC= Boot Menu, ( I didn't try this because it seems to infer exactly that and not what I'm looking for), and F11= System Recovery, (obviously I didn't want that)

I'm looking for the place that lets me into the entire control facility as well as ability to monitor TEmps and such.

Can somone tell me what steps I must take?

I have a Windows 7 64bit O/S HP PC. AMD CPU ATI GPU and a AM3 Motherboard.
Thank You
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F10 would be the key, you just need to look further. Keep in mind you might not have much luck on an OEM pc.
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post #4 of 5
This is an HP computer?

Anyway, if you can't turn fan control off, you might need to use a molex adapter.
post #5 of 5
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Thanks folks, I'm afraid I just have to look harder. It's not just the Power Saver control option I need to get to but also the monitor section in the BIOS that reference to the CPU and GPU temps. It's all of it.

I know there is software that can do some of that and I even have some installed. But that's not the point. After I get into the "Setup" section using the F10 key I have forgotten what I need to look for, (phrase, command, link, whatever), that I need to open to get to these things.

I opened the "Advanced" section when I got in there and nothing seemed applicable to the destination I needed. I was afraid to hit the "enter" key on some of the options because they seemed to imply major changes that I wasn't interested in doing.

I have an ALOE X3 mobo and for some reason, some people, (in another thread), said that knowing that would help answer the question. But apparently it didn't help them. I think I'll Google that mobo and see if there is something there that tells me how to do this, (I extremely doubt it though).
Thanks to all anyway.
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