Hi everyone, I need a motherboard that I can assign a password to the BIOS and have it expire in a certian period of time. Does anyone know of a mother board that has a feature like that. I thank you in advance. I would rather read stuff I already know rather than take a chance of missing something I don't.
Well that's funny. I'm running the A7V8X as well. You must have missed it in the manual. Go to page 4-11. There it explains a Supervisor Password & a User Password. The Supervisor Password is need to gain full access of the BIOS if you set one.
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I need a motherboard that I can assign a password to the BIOS and have it expire in a certian period of time.
I don't see how this would help in any way. What do you think you need this for? You can set a BIOS password and change it whenever you want. But do you really go into the BIOS that much? Once I have a computer working how I want, I never look at the BIOS again until my next upgrade. I would hate to have it force me to change the BIOS password every 3 months.
Also, like what was said earlier, the BIOS password can easily be cleared. So if you are that concerned you should also put a padlock on your case so it can't be opened up.
Well, I've certainly never seen this feature on any boards I've worked on. BIOS pwd's don't do much really, as all the other posts state you can easily get round it.
Anyways, as long as you use an OS such as 2k or XP, then you'll be OK, as they prompt you to log in and I haven't seen anything that can get round it ( OK, everyone who knows who to bypass the logon form an orderly queue to smack me down!)