Kind of a shot in the dark, but I've got a Gateway, at least the\nmotherboard still is - who's BIOS is very limited in what you can\nchange.\n\nI figured if I just updated with the latest intel bios (it's a 915gag\nintel board) I'd actually have some values I could change.\n\nThen I ran across this description of a free "Intel® Integrator\nToolkit" program:\n\n"Reduce support costs by making sensitive BIOS settings\ntamper-resistant (via the lock/hide feature) and by using SMBIOS for\nindividual system identification."\n\nThe question: has anybody unlocked a bios before, and if so how?\n\nDarn, I answered my own question. When I went to post the link to the\nprogram, the answer was in the link below it :]. \n\nIt's an FAQ.\nYou need an .ITK file\n\n"How do I obtain the .ITK file needed to customize the BIOS?\n\nThe .ITK file needed for Intel Integrator Toolkit is included with a\nboard's BIOS update package. Depending on the board, it will be\nincluded with either the iFlash BIOS Update package or the Integrator\nToolkit BIOS Files package"\n[URL]http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/sb/CS-015474.htm[/URL]\n\nI was reading on how to flash the bios with Intel's "BIOS Update\nReadme.pdf", When I read of the "Intel Integrator Toolkit" - gotta\nstart somewhere.\n\nI'm posting this anyhow, in case someone else can make use of it.