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I don't know how to get to my BIOS on P4 Motherboard

post #1 of 5
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So I have a Dell GX620 Optiplex w/ the stock motherboard
and it's a Pentium 4 motherboard. On the Dell Screen under loading bar it
says BIOS Revision A03, but I can't figure out how to get to BIOS, I press F2
and it goes to a screen that could be a BIOS and shows all my system settings w/ a black background but I can't change any settings really. Now I think that
it basically means I can't overclock on this motherboard. This is just temporary because I'm getting an Asus P67 Motherboard and a whole new system with 2500k sandy bridge, but while I have this system I want to see if I can overclock to over 4GHz. So if someone could help me, I would really appreciate it!
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Intel i5 3570k ASRock Extreme4 Z77  EVGA GTX 560Ti HyperX 8GB DDR3 1600 
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1TB Seagate External CM 212 Plus Windows 7 Home Premium 22' Dell P2210 (x3) 
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Logitech G110 Rosewill Hive 750W Cooler Master HAF 912 Razer DeathAdder 
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post #2 of 5
You can't OC with that.
 
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Seagate 500 GB 7200.12 (near dead) Hiachi Coolspin 2 TB (storage) (near dead) RAID0 2x Westren digital Caviar Blu... OCZ arc 100 240 GB SSD 
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4 GB patriot USB 2.0 flash drive None, don't need it. Scythe Ninja Mounted with zip ties.  Pfsense 2.0.2 nanobsd 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II x4 830 @4Ghz core /2.6Ghz NB Gigabyte MA790X-UD4P EVGA 970 2x4GB Ebay DDR2 at DDR762 5-5-5-15 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Seagate 500 GB 7200.12 (near dead) Hiachi Coolspin 2 TB (storage) (near dead) RAID0 2x Westren digital Caviar Blu... OCZ arc 100 240 GB SSD 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Xiggy dark knight Windows 7 Ultimate x64 23" ASUS VH236H 1080p QINX QX2710LED 1440p 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Kinesis advantage  XFX TS550 Antec 900 Razer deathadder 
Other
USB 3.0 PCIe card 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i5-3210M HM77  GT 640LE  4GB soldered+ 8GB SO-DIMM 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840 EVO Slot loading Stock W7 x64 
MonitorKeyboardPower
1600x900 13.3" LCD Backlit 4200 mAh internal and 4800 mAh extended battery. 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Turion ML-40 with heatspreader attached HP laptop socket 754 motherboard with RS480M ch... IGP that I don't use 512 mb ddr 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
4 GB patriot USB 2.0 flash drive None, don't need it. Scythe Ninja Mounted with zip ties.  Pfsense 2.0.2 nanobsd 
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post #3 of 5
Did you try the Del key?

as Idiot said...you prob. wont be able to OC on the DELL

The only other option is to use software to OC like SetFSB or something of the like..
Edited by Bolt_Thrower_ - 6/6/11 at 6:51pm
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post #4 of 5
F2 is the way to get to the bios, but it's a Dell. You won't be able to overclock it, the bios won't let you.
post #5 of 5
Thread Starter 
ok thanks for the replies I kind of expected that to be the case
2012 Build
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 3570k ASRock Extreme4 Z77  EVGA GTX 560Ti HyperX 8GB DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
1TB Seagate External CM 212 Plus Windows 7 Home Premium 22' Dell P2210 (x3) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G110 Rosewill Hive 750W Cooler Master HAF 912 Razer DeathAdder 
Mouse Pad
Razer Goliathus 
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2012 Build
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 3570k ASRock Extreme4 Z77  EVGA GTX 560Ti HyperX 8GB DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
1TB Seagate External CM 212 Plus Windows 7 Home Premium 22' Dell P2210 (x3) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G110 Rosewill Hive 750W Cooler Master HAF 912 Razer DeathAdder 
Mouse Pad
Razer Goliathus 
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