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05-05-2012 04:21 AM
Typical way to enter BIOS is to look along the bottom of the HP splash screen at first boot. The key needed is listed as "Enter BIOS" or "Enter Setup" F1 or F10 or whatever it says.
05-05-2012 08:38 AM
Unfortunately, there is no info at the first screen. It's only possible to enter into setup program by clicking ESC.
After that some menu appears (F2-daignostic, F9-boot menu, F10 -setup and so on). By clicking F10 a setup program start which looks like BIOS but very simple
I want to know the way to enter to REAL BIOS program with possibility to change fan speed regulation, processor and chipset features.
05-05-2012 09:32 AM
The F10 is the only setup. HP does not offer the extended BIOS features. If the motherboard make and model is mentioned, I can have a look but it is not hopeful.
04-15-2013 02:48 PM
I have a question about entering the bios in HP-Pavilion P7-1455 that may be about same issue as with other Pavilion numbers. No trouble finding the key, esc works well, along with F10, but either case, had to hit them twice; once after restart and next, when appears the HP logo. But then, trouble is, what you get is not a real bios but rather a very elementary and limited version of what a true standard traditional bios should be. Very few options are left to adjust ast our will and the key options of clock and fan speeds are nowhere to be seen.
Can anybody confirm that Hp has this politic of locking most normal options of the normal motherboard/chipset bios and delivering instead to buyer of Hp pcs a much slimmed-down version of what a bios normally is.
If so, that is sad news. Only happy finding is that by simply accessing the fake Hp bios, without changing any parameter there, the noisy fan speed automatically slows down to an acceptable speed/noise level that will remain low afterwards, when rebooting the computer. Don't know why since that doesn't make much sense but it works anyway.
How then to accelerate the noisy fan speed again to its prior level ? Turn off completely the Pavilion, unplug the electrical cord and leave it to stay for some time, maybe an hour or more.
04-15-2013 04:46 PM
That is interesting about the fan changing spped once in the BIOS.
As to the other topic - HP does not provide many chances to change things in the BIOS, probably to eliminate operator error. That way things cannot get messed up too badly by the user.
04-16-2013 03:41 PM
Okay, that way they have less headache enforcing their one-year guarantee on new desktops !
Thank you for your answer. As for the fans, I saw yesterday that Windows 8 offers some options for cooling and power control, but have not tried them yet, so I don't know if they could be disabled by the Hp bios locked options.
04-18-2013 02:07 PM