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January 28, 2003 10:18:07 PM

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.

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January 29, 2003 12:55:23 AM

I don't think one is availible with such options.
January 29, 2003 6:24:05 PM

you can set as many bios passwords as you wish, if one truly wanted to get around it, all they would have to do is clear the cmos by removing the battery then rebooting the machine, then they are in.

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January 29, 2003 8:19:48 PM

I've never heard of that feature.

Out of curiousity, why would you need something like that?

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January 30, 2003 6:53:02 AM

ASUS has had that on their boards for awhile. My A7V has it & that's pretty old now.

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January 30, 2003 11:58:40 AM

Well, I have a brand new A7V8X, and it doesn't have that feature. I even checked the manual to see if I somehow missed it, and there's nothing there about it.

I can't recall seeing it on previous ASUS boards I've used either. But then I wasn't looking for it, so who knows.

I still can't understand why someone would want this feature. What would you use it for?

"I'm a man armed with a fork in a land of soup."
January 30, 2003 12:35:28 PM

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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January 30, 2003 12:40:47 PM

Uh, I think you've missed the whole point of this thread!

The guy wanted to know if there's a way to get the password to EXPIRE after a certain amount of time.

Did you even read his original post?

"I'm a man armed with a fork in a land of soup."
January 30, 2003 12:44:42 PM

I don't know any of them that expire as the first thread answer said. Then it went on from there I though? Sorry!

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January 30, 2003 12:56:04 PM

No problem. You just had me confused. You seemed really sure that there was such a feature on ASUS boards and I couldn't understand how I was "missing it all this time.

"I'm a man armed with a fork in a land of soup."
January 30, 2003 1:49:03 PM

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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.
January 30, 2003 5:11:22 PM

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!)
January 31, 2003 2:39:08 PM

I'm still curious as to why you want to do this. Maybe there is another way to do what you need.

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