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first lap top, want to get in bios.
tried hitting delete, is there actually a way into bios?
the intel graphics are actually getting bottle necked(never thought i would see that)
it's got 2g ddr2 800(over clock-able?)
celeron 2.2

never had a need for a lap top till i got this job, just needs a small boost in performance, less someone knows if this thing can take a higher cpu.
upgrading to more ram isn't that bad. just not going to experiment with something i have less knowledge in with out the advice of more knowing.
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I believe the BIOS key on Compaqs is F10
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post #3 of 5
common bios keys:

f2, f10, f11, del, esc

I'm pretty sure it is either skt T or skt P, it should accept some sort of C2D maybe a T5XXX or something.
Edited by reflex99 - 8/11/11 at 4:36pm
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thank you, i shall look around and also try those keys for getting in bios, this is a newer celeron so it should clock up a little bit, very annoying trying to run diag program from work for the cars i need to work on when the screen is jumping all over the place.

typical locked up bio's
will have to find higher end cpu
possibly 1066 memory? ddr2
Edited by JUGGERNAUTXTR - 8/12/11 at 4:06pm
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post #5 of 5
Yup DDR2. I wonder if there is anyway to unlock the BIOS? Any type of software or manfacturer code or something.
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