BIOS Access Keys for Motherboards – Complete List

BIOS (basic input/output system) is the program a personal computer’s microprocessor uses to get the computer system started after you turn it on. It is the the most basic program on your PC which also manages data flow between the computer’s operating system and attached devices such as the hard disk, video adapter, keyboard, mouse and printer.
There are a lot of motherboard manufacturers and hence every Laptop or Desktop comes equipped with different motherboard and each uses a different key for accessing the BIOS menu. If you already know the model no. of your Branded PC, then you can easily find out the key to access the BIOS by doing a quick Google search. But if you don’t or if you are finding it difficult to access your system’s BIOS, then this is the How-To guide for you.

A Snapshot of a bios chip

A Snapshot of a bios chip

The most common BIOS access keys for modern computers are:

  • F1
  • F2
  • F10
  • F12
  • DEL
  • ESC

You can try any of these keys to try accessing your PC’s BIOS.

We have also compiled a complete list of BIOS access keys for different motherboard manufacturers. Youi can easily Find your motherboard manufacturer in the list below and key to access your Computer’s BIOS.

Complete List of BIOS Access Keys for Motherboards

Abit

Press the DEL key to enter the BIOS Setup Utility.

ASRock

Press the F2 key to enter the BIOS Setup Utility.

ASUS

Press the DEL , Ins or F10 key to enter the BIOS Setup Utility.

BFG

Press the DEL to enter the BIOS Setup Utility.

BIOSTAR

Press the DEL to enter the BIOS Setup Utility.

DFI

Press the DEL to enter the BIOS Setup Utility.

ECS Elitegroup

Press either the DEL or F1 key to enter the BIOS Setup Utility.

EVGA

Press the Del key to enter the BIOS Setup Utility.

Foxconn

Press the Del to enter the BIOS Setup Utility.

GIGABYTE

Press the Del key to enter the BIOS Setup Utility.

Intel

Press the F2 key to enter the BIOS Setup Utility.

JetWay

Press the DEL key to enter the BIOS Setup Utility.

Mach Speed

Press the DEL key to enter the BIOS Setup Utility.

MSI (Micro-Star)

Press the DEL key to enter the BIOS Setup Utility.

PCChips

Press either the DEL or F1 key to enter the BIOS Setup Utility.

SAPPHIRE

Press the DEL key to enter the BIOS Setup Utility.

Shuttle

Press Del or Ctrl+Alt+Esc key to enter the BIOS Setup Utility.

Soyo

Press the DEL key to enter the BIOS Setup Utility.

Super Micro

Press the DEL key to enter the BIOS Setup Utility.

TYAN

Press either the DEL or F4 key to enter the BIOS Setup Utility.

XFX

Press the DEL key to enter the BIOS Setup Utility.

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