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post #1 of 11
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Okay, i'm not entirely sure if this is the right place to post this, but here i go =P

I'm trying to unlock my BIOS on my PC, and i have no idea how to do it~
Does anyone have any idea on how to do it?

Thanks in Advance <3
post #2 of 11
Doubt there is a way to "unlock" your BIOS. If functionality isn't there, then there isn't much else you can do.
post #3 of 11
I can't really help you wish this, but I'm sure when someone that does know comes along they will ask you to tell us your specs
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Unlock your BIOS... I'm assuming you have a prefab computer from a manufacturer that limited your BIOS?

You can't simply unlock it. You can try to find the right version straight from the BIOS' maker and flash it new, but that's dangerous if you don't find the right one.

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Originally Posted by mib2347 View Post
I can't really help you wish this, but I'm sure when someone that does know comes along they will ask you to tell us your specs
EDIT: What he said. http://www.overclock.net/specs.php?
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Go in to bios grab the bios number look it up see if some one hacked it or if it is a real motherboard you can get the retail version good luck and if you kill your mother board its not my fault.(which can easily happen) I was working on doing this with a 98 gateway earlier today
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Well, i'm slowly filling out my specs, but it's taking sometime.
However, my BIOS number is Dell A05 (I think?).
I'll have a look and see if i can find anything
Thanks for the replies so far guys~ <3
post #7 of 11
Check out the forums at http://bios-mods.com/. They have alot of unlocked bios. You can also upload a copy of your bios and they'll look through it and unlock anything that can be unlocked and repost their new version of the bios image that you can download and flash onto your computer. Their pretty quick about it too.
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Thanks for that zzM. I'll have a look through it
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The bio number shouldn't have dell(lest none I've seen) in it and its longer. usually above were it tells you you cpu speed.
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post #10 of 11
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Originally Posted by Dr.X View Post
The bio number shouldn't have dell(lest none I've seen) in it and its longer. usually above were it tells you you cpu speed.
Oh lol. I'm such a noob when it comes to this stuff XD Well anyway, i'm using CPU-Z to tell me my specs, and on Mainboard, under BIOS it says:
Brand - Dell Inc.
Version - A05

If that's not my BIO number, how would i find out my BIOS number? D:
Edited by Megabyte - 1/8/11 at 11:27am
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