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Gigabyte Bios options are blue, can't change them!?

post #1 of 6
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Hi all, so for the past 6 month I have been using my gigabyte motherboard: ga-z68x-ud4-b3. It run without a problem, until yesterday I opened the BIOS to set up raid0.

Almost all of the options are blued out and I can't change the settings that are blue. I reinstalled the BIOS several times (newest version). The bios worked without a problem right after the install but right after the first reboot, and the bios problem is back. Anyone know what is wrong?

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Thanks in advance
post #2 of 6

That's odd.

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Same problem here. I'm trying to manually overclock and it won't let me access the timing or voltage. Did you find out a solution?
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post #4 of 6
Simple problem like this, several other people have already had it, yet nowhere on the entire internet is there a solution.

I've hit this exact situation trying to help somebody else. How is it possible that nobody knows the answer?
post #5 of 6
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Hi, I actually found the solution myself a while back, forgot to update.

The problem is simple: I have set up a supervisor/admin password for my bios (that allows you to change settings), AND a regular user password (that only lets you view settings, but not change them), at the same time. Furthurmore, the 2 passwords I setup were identical. Since the bios security doesn't have username to it, but only the 2 passowrds to identify you, when the 2 passwords are identical, it confuses it and I think for security reasons, you would be entered as regular user who can only view the settings.

The fix is to reset the bios, and then either only setup admin/supervisor password, or setup both but with different passwords. Login with admin password to change setting and the other to view.

This was my problem anyway, hope it helped.
post #6 of 6
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and can I just add:

Back then when I was experimenting with this to find the solution, I also noticed that if ONLY a regular user password has been set, but no admin password, the same issue occurs.
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