How to get into BIOS

Any idea how to get into the BIOS of an X8SAX motherboard?

The manual says it is Del.  But could be F1, F2, etc.

Any thoughts?
Sheldon LivingstonConsultantAsked:
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Which keys have you tried? Have you tried with the  ESC key ?
Kanti PrasadCommented:

you need to start your computer and press one of these keys F1, F2, or F3, The Esc key or The Delete key
From the manual it's indeed not clear which key it is.
For AMI BIOS'es it's most of the time the <DEL> key and from what I've read <F1> and <F2> were used for older motherboards.
Just try to shutdown the computer.
Power it on, wait for the first text on the screen and then press <DEL> several/many times shortly after each other.
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Sheldon LivingstonConsultantAuthor Commented:
Have tried Del, F1, F2, F11 and F12.
Kanti PrasadCommented:

You need to look for the message on the screen that will tell which key to press  to get to the bios
Sheldon LivingstonConsultantAuthor Commented:
Thanks Kanti.
☠ MASQ ☠Commented:
Do you have a PS2 keyboard you could plug into the purple socket on the back (or try each of the USB ports in turn)?  Wondering if all your key punching is in vain if the KB isn't recognized at boot.

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page 4-1 says to use the Del key :
if that does not get you in the bios - you can have a bad keyboard - so try another
or the bios is bad - try resetting it by removing AC to the the system, and removing the bios battery - then replace it and test again
it can also be a low battery  - check if it has 3V min, or replace it
Sheldon LivingstonConsultantAuthor Commented:
Thanks!  Needed to use a non-usb keyboard I guess.
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