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Windows 7: Running into a brick wall with BIOS updates

03 Oct 2014   #1
darthspiky

Windows 7 Ultmate 32 bit
 
 
Running into a brick wall with BIOS updates

I'm trying to find a BIOS update for this crate that will support an Intel Pentium D 3.4ghz. The aforementioned Pentium is new (it came to me in the manufacturer's original packaging), and my first attempt at upgrading was disastrous. I've gotten a lot of help from other forums as to exactly where I went wrong. Everything they've told me points to this being possible, and I've managed to corroborate this on my own, but I can't seem to find the right BIOS to make this happen. Can anyone here help?


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03 Oct 2014   #2
HarriePateman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

The BIOS would have to be compatible with your board, if you could tell me what Motherboard you have i will take a look for you.
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03 Oct 2014   #3
darthspiky

Windows 7 Ultmate 32 bit
 
 

It's the stock hardware for this thing. Dell, Inc. model 0RY007, Intel P35/G33/G31 Rev. A2 chipset, Intel 82801IR (ICH9R) Rev. 02 southbridge, ITE IT8718 LPCIO, running the Dell BIOS version 1.0.18 dated 02/24/2009. That's all the information I can give...
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03 Oct 2014   #4
HarriePateman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Okay i have had a look for you and its compatible with your CPU.

Dell 0RY007 Mainboard Specs

As far as i can tell you have the latest Bios, but there is very little Info on the web about this board.
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03 Oct 2014   #5
darthspiky

Windows 7 Ultmate 32 bit
 
 

Yep, that's my mobo. I've dug all over the internet trying to find a way to make this work (even had to translate a page from Norwegian), but I can't seem to find anything other than what I've already got. The problem is, what I've already got doesn't work with what I'd like to install, and I can't begin to explain how much I'd like to not be up the creek on this one...
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03 Oct 2014   #6
rvcjew

7 Pro x64, 10 Pro x64
 
 

From my experience that cpu runs hot as heck in a stock dell cooling solution. It does look like the motherboard should support it with no problems Motherboard 0RY007 CPU Memory Upgrade - Desktop General Hardware Forum - Desktop - Dell Community . Try using only one stick of ram with it in the slot closest to cpu. Also what do you mean by disastrous?
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04 Oct 2014   #7
darthspiky

Windows 7 Ultmate 32 bit
 
 
Disastrous

First, I had to remove a piece from the back of the motherboard (non-essential) to install the fan and heat sink that came with the chip. Power was supplied, and nothing happened. Somebody on another forum suggested flashing the BIOS as a possible solution. I did this, and was rewarded with a case of Phantom Floppy Syndrome, but only with the original hardware. Once I got that fixed, my solution was to get it up and running properly, put it all back together, and walk away...
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04 Oct 2014   #8
rvcjew

7 Pro x64, 10 Pro x64
 
 

So same symptoms with using one stick of ram then? Also if you have only the power and no ram installed does it try to post but just beeps or give an error code at all or just fully wont start?
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04 Oct 2014   #9
darthspiky

Windows 7 Ultmate 32 bit
 
 

Haven't had the chance to try it yet. Can't do PC surgery while the wife's home...
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04 Oct 2014   #10
rvcjew

7 Pro x64, 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by darthspiky View Post
Haven't had the chance to try it yet. Can't do PC surgery while the wife's home...
understand that kitchen counter need not be cluttered an all lol.
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