I've got a PC and she's throwing "CMOS Set Wrong Display Type" "Press F1 for SETUP" "Press F2 to use Defaults" and then no matter what I'm asked for an admin password I don't have. There's no onboard VGA. I tried AGP and a video card in every PCI slot. I don't have an ISA display card to try. Reset of the CMOS battery does not work because I think is a factory password.
I know this board was used in Gateway, Hewlett Packard, & Packard Bell machines (also Fujitsu/NEC but I doubt they'd set any default clown passwords). Basically what I need are lists of default passwords to manually enter into the prompt, or to know what is causing it to throw wrong display settings used. BIOS is similar (not identical) to pic related. It has a cap of 7 characters before lockout is thrown which seems odd to me as well.
Also I'm happy with the celly slot-fan noise, but it's got an original radeon in there as well and it causes a ringing in the ears. Idk what to do about that really. I can put some motor oil in there but I don't want to do much else to it. The heatsink is solidly glued onto it's head and I don't want to exchange it. I can't sound deaden it either without affecting the case airflow. I'm thinking maybe a shroud mounted from the back of the next card with some sponge inside.