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You have to do a password reset to unlock all (advanced) BIOS features. See the service manual (link below) page 33 + 34 how to do this. Take a good look at the picture, memorize the procedure, shutdown PC, unplug from mains, remove cover, find the PSWD jumper, move jumper from 2-3 to 1-2, wait 1/2 minute ( or less), reinstall the jumper to 2-3, ......... restart and hit F2 to enter BIOS SETUP ....... link to service manual:
Have you upgraded the OS? At boot start tapping the F-2 key, do not wait for the Dell screen. Take a look at this forum:http://www.computing.net/answers/windows-95/dell-s-bios-startup-screen/85976.html
The Acer M1610 was available with the following processors: Intel Core 2 Duo, Intel Pentium Dual-Core, Intel Pentium D/4, Intel Celeron D/4 2.0GHz.
Based on this information, It is likely that you can support a Core Duo or a Core 2 Duo, however may be limited to the 2.0GHz models due to clock and multiplier limitations on the BIOS. This may be different if there is BIOS upgrades to support faster processors.
Your best option of the above listed processors will be the Core 2 Duo, however their system specifications report that only the Core 2 with 800MHz or less Front Side Bus are supported.
Also note that the Celeron 430 is a 64bit processor, so it is not likely to work on this system either.