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Windows 7: Question about my old dell 'want to update a bit'

16 Feb 2012   #11
bassfisher6522

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Whats the sevice tag number.....

Drivers and Downloads | Dell [United States]


http://support.euro.dell.com/support...=de&l=de&s=gen


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16 Feb 2012   #12
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GianniDPC View Post

Also I'd like to know, Let's say if it fails to update the bios is there any way to unbrick it (I have a floppy drive)
Probably not without some expense (new chip). If you were lucky, it might leave your existing BIOS intact, rather than drop dead in mid-stream.

BIOS flashes succeed most of the time if done correctly (99%??), but the consequences if they fail are so high that I would not even think about doing it UNLESS I had a solid reason to believe that a successful flash would solve some problem.
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16 Feb 2012   #13
GianniDPC

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bassfisher6522 View Post
Whats the sevice tag number.....

Drivers and Downloads | Dell [United States]
It is: DCGVP1J

Already tried that I don't see anything anymore on the list
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16 Feb 2012   #14
GianniDPC

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GianniDPC View Post

Also I'd like to know, Let's say if it fails to update the bios is there any way to unbrick it (I have a floppy drive)
Probably not without some expense (new chip). If you were lucky, it might leave your existing BIOS intact, rather than drop dead in mid-stream.

BIOS flashes succeed most of the time if done correctly (99%??), but the consequences if they fail are so high that I would not even think about doing it UNLESS I had a solid reason to believe that a successful flash would solve some problem.
Well found this for making a Bootable DOS usb: Bios-boot-usb-stick - Howto: BIOS-Update per bootable USB-Stick - www.biosflash.com

That seems to be the safest way
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16 Feb 2012   #15
Jerryw

Win 7 Ultimate sp-1 64 Bit+Vista Ultimate sp-2 64 Bit
 
 

Drivers and Downloads | Dell [United States]
Hi GianniDPC
This link is to your drivers for the Dell 5000 and the A07 Bios update is there also,
I looked up the manual and the link is here ;
Documentation
By reading the manual it says your D5000 will use a CPU with upto 1mb level 2 cache
where as the 670 you linked to has 2 mb,s of level 2 cache and the 915 chipset
may not support that much cache i would think twice about buying the 670 chip for your
D5000 it may not work for you .
I have the Dell Dimension 8400 and the intel 925ex chipset that will run the 670\671 CPU
@ 3.8 ghz with the A09 Bios and that Bios was written to use the intel 670\671 CPU
If it were me i would not buy the 670 CPU for your D5000 it may not work !!
Of coures that is me !
You could post to the Dell hardware forum and ask there it would not hurt to ask them .
Good Luck
JerryW.
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16 Feb 2012   #16
1Bowtie

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

First Dell is so propritary in their older computers, especially the P4 if the bios is not for your tag # it will not work. That cpu your looking at is used for one, to cheap for another, i'd say if it sounds to good to be true it probably is, just a friendly warning.
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17 Feb 2012   #17
GianniDPC

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 1Bowtie View Post
First Dell is so propritary in their older computers, especially the P4 if the bios is not for your tag # it will not work. That cpu your looking at is used for one, to cheap for another, i'd say if it sounds to good to be true it probably is, just a friendly warning.
Well, But I Still want to update my bios in case to be up to date as the BIOS update fixes some other things also. My questions is if I type my service tag it will find no drivers anymore for my dell but If I search for my dell manually I'll find the system with the A07 bios. Does the service tag matter or not ?? I also don't think that dell makes a BIOS for all service tags right ? I think they make just one for all dell 5000's ?
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17 Feb 2012   #18
GianniDPC

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

CPU-World.com forums :: View topic - Dell Dimension 5000 Processor upgrade Well I found this he says that it works but does he has the same chipset as I have ?

(I think so 915G)


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17 Feb 2012   #19
1Bowtie

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

If your service tag # doesn't show any results for a new bios then their are none for your computer. If you use one for a different model you will probably hose your comp for good. If you want to take that chance be forwarned.
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17 Feb 2012   #20
Jerryw

Win 7 Ultimate sp-1 64 Bit+Vista Ultimate sp-2 64 Bit
 
 

Hi GianniDPC
This is the link Drivers and Downloads | Dell [United States]
to the newest A07 Bios For the Dell Dimension 5000 your service tag has nothing to do with the Bios,
The D5000A07.exe is for all of the Dell Dimension 5000 motherboards , Dell does not make a Bios for each service tag !
This is the fixes & Enhancements
The following changes have been made to BIOS rev A06 to create A07:
1. Add support for newer processors
2. Add help text during password change
3. Improve boot sequence for CD ROMs
4. Removed dialog pop-ups from flash program when -NoPause is used
5. Improve S3 resume timing
Good Luck
EDIT
For more info
This link is to Intel for the CPU,s that the Intel 915 can work with .
http://ark.intel.com/products/chipsets/5341 it does Look like the 670 chip will work for your D5000 !
After reading about this i have changed my mind i would get the Intel 670 and try it its
up to you !
JerryW
EDIT.
Well it looks like my link did not work right but read this,

Intel® 915G Express COMPATIBLE PRODUCTS

Chipset Combinations
Intel® 915G Express Chipset with 82801FB I/O Controller Hub 6 (ICH6)
Intel® 915G Express Chipset with 82801FR I/O Controller Hub 6 (ICH6Compatible Processors
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