2.6.3 Security Asus prime Asus M3A78

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Chapter 2: BIOS setup


Set this item to [Enabled] to use the ASUS MyLogo 2™ feature.

AddOn ROM Display Mode [Force BIOS]

Sets the display mode for option ROM. Configuration options: [Force BIOS] [Keep Current]

Bootup Num-Lock [On]

Allows you to select the power-on state for the NumLock. Configuration options: [Off] [On]

Wait for ‘F1’ If Error [Enabled]

When set to Enabled, the system waits for the F1 key to be pressed when error occurs. 

Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]

Hit ‘DEL’ Message Display [Enabled]

When set to Enabled, the system displays the message Press DEL to run Setup during 

POST. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]

Full Screen Logo [Enabled]

This allows you to enable or disable the full screen logo display feature. Configuration 

options: [Disabled] [Enabled]



The Security menu items allow you to change the system security settings. Select an item 

then press <Enter> to display the configuration options.

Change Supervisor Password

Select this item to set or change the supervisor password. The Supervisor Password item on 

top of the screen shows the default Not Installed. After you set a password, this item shows 


To set a Supervisor Password:

Select the Change Supervisor Password item and press <Enter>.


From the password box, type a password composed of at least six letters and/or 

numbers, then press <Enter>


Confirm the password when prompted. 

The message “Password Installed” appears after you successfully set your password.

To change the supervisor password, follow the same steps as in setting a supervisor 


To clear the supervisor password, select the Change Supervisor Password then press 

<Enter>. The message “Password Uninstalled” appears.

If you forget your BIOS password, you can clear it by erasing the CMOS Real Time Clock 

(RTC) RAM. See section “1.9 Jumpers” for information on how to erase the RTC RAM.