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BIOS question

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August 28, 2010 7:58:39 PM

does a motherboard only work with a certain bios. for example if you had an oem mobo, does that make it impossible to install a different bios to unlock all pc features? (bios doesnt allow you to OC, can you install a different bios to enable OC)

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a c 206 V Motherboard
August 28, 2010 8:05:27 PM

Search for a hacked BIOS for your OEM motherboard.
August 28, 2010 8:06:32 PM

Uhmmmmmm how would I go about doing that? lol (never messed with bios before this way. only ever oc'd on non-oem mobos)
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a c 206 V Motherboard
August 28, 2010 8:08:57 PM

What's the exact make and model of this OEM system?
August 28, 2010 8:14:25 PM

hp pavilion elite m5910.

mobo = Pegatron Corporation
model = Benicia 1.0.1
bios = American Megatrends Inc. 5.37

That's all according to cpuid cpu-z
August 28, 2010 8:45:47 PM

the exact mobo model is
Benicia IPIBL-LB
bios AMI 5.37
a c 206 V Motherboard
August 28, 2010 11:48:58 PM

I would say it's very risky to try and flash an unlocked BIOS to this OEM motherboard. There are too many variations of that motherboard, some with exactly the same motherboard model number but with different audio chips, different network host controller chips, etc.
a b V Motherboard
August 29, 2010 12:40:59 AM

It is highly unlikely that another BIOS will work in your motherboard. If the boards are very similar (same chipset) then it may partially work but you may find that some devices such as sound, networking, video, do not work.