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

16 Feb 2012   #1
GianniDPC

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Question about my old dell 'want to update a bit'

So my question is will the standard dell LGA 775 support this cpu ?:

Intel Pentium 4 670 3.8GHZ LGA 775 2M/800M SL7Z3 | eBay

The question is will my Bios recognize this cpu ??
Will it work ?

Thanks in Advance my Current CPU is a Pentium 4 HT 3.00Ghz


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16 Feb 2012   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GianniDPC View Post
So my question is will the standard dell LGA 775 support this cpu ?:

Intel Pentium 4 670 3.8GHZ LGA 775 2M/800M SL7Z3 | eBay

The question is will my Bios recognize this cpu ??
Will it work ?

Thanks in Advance my Current CPU is a Pentium 4 HT 3.00Ghz
What bios rev?
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16 Feb 2012   #3
GianniDPC

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

BIOS-version: Dell Inc. (A04, 19/04/2005)
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16 Feb 2012   #4
GianniDPC

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Guys !! can you take a look at this ?: http://ftp.us.dell.com/bios/D5000A07.EXE

The Dell site doesn't seems to longer support my dell all drivers are gone from the list (it was there before ..)

Now the above link links to BIOS A07 but I'm not 100% sure that bios update is safe can someone help me
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16 Feb 2012   #5
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

That's a dodgy looking site. I'd be spooked. BIOS flashing is touchy enough without having to worry about whether your new BIOS is legit.

Leaving aside whether or not an upgrade to A07 will help you out.
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16 Feb 2012   #6
GianniDPC

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
That's a dodgy looking site. I'd be spooked. BIOS flashing is touchy enough without having to worry about whether your new BIOS is legit.

Leaving aside whether or not an upgrade to A07 will help you out.
Well relook at my post I found it on the Dell FTP://
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16 Feb 2012   #7
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

I get the download link. That would tell me it is a legit BIOS, but not whether it is a BIOS for your particular Dell or if it will help you with your upgrade idea. Do you have any reason to believe A07 is necessary?
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16 Feb 2012   #8
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GianniDPC View Post
Guys !! can you take a look at this ?: http://ftp.us.dell.com/bios/D5000A07.EXE

The Dell site doesn't seems to longer support my dell all drivers are gone from the list (it was there before ..)

Now the above link links to BIOS A07 but I'm not 100% sure that bios update is safe can someone help me
Dells most recent Bios is A10. They are retiring the older legacy machine lines. I have one
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16 Feb 2012   #9
GianniDPC

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GianniDPC View Post
Guys !! can you take a look at this ?: http://ftp.us.dell.com/bios/D5000A07.EXE

The Dell site doesn't seems to longer support my dell all drivers are gone from the list (it was there before ..)

Now the above link links to BIOS A07 but I'm not 100% sure that bios update is safe can someone help me
Dells most recent Bios is A10. They are retiring the older legacy machine lines. I have one
??? Is there a newer bios version avaible then ?:

My Dell is a Dimension 5000

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)
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16 Feb 2012   #10
GianniDPC

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Also the reason I want to update the bios Is i saw on the net that A07 add's support for more processors so If I want to upgrade to that 3.8 Ghz cpu i think I'll need to update the bios first then ??!!
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