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Old 12-26-2004, 09:44 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I want to install an AGP video card into my pc but I have a problem. I do not have the manual for the motherboard and I cannot figure out which keys to press to enter the bios. I searched google and found many different combinations but none seem to work. I need to get into the bios to disable the on board video and enable AGP. Is there anyway I can track down my bios key? Also is there another way to disable on board video without using the bios? Anyway my Bios is AMIBIOS ver 7 and the numbers at the bottom of the screen are "AMIBIOS-0AAWVP06-Y2KC-F"


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Old 12-26-2004, 09:47 AM   #2 (permalink)
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it should say at the bottom of the screen at startup...obviosly it doesnt. You wont find out which key it is but have u tried mashing the keyboard?


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Old 12-26-2004, 11:56 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I tried hitting random keys but it may be a combination press to get into the bios, also after hiting a few keys I think it stops taking on keyboard input....
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Old 12-26-2004, 04:05 PM   #4 (permalink)
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have you tried the delete key and all of the function keys F1-F12?
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Old 01-02-2005, 07:19 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Sounds like you have a proprietry motherboard (e.g. Gateway or other big brand name) as the key for entering the bios is not always displayed on these. Common keys are DEL,ESC, F1,F2 or F10. If none of these work however, try unplugging the harddrive (power lead & ribbon cable). This sometimes forces the BIOS to come up.
If this doesn't work, you could clear the BIOS on the mobo (usually jumper near the battery, often JP1 or JP4. Sometimes it will be a dip switch). This may also force the system into the BIOS but beware as you will lose all the settings.
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