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How do i update my BIOS Version?


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You may want to check your mobo documentation.. There could be a jumper or BIOS setting that neds to be changed..

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I haven't got a mobo booklet - its a dell dimension 4300 sold as a complete package.
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Have you checked the Dell website then or contacted their helpdesk??

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Have you checked the Dell website then or contacted their helpdesk??

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No I haven't. I was just wondering why my cpu is not working? :tazz:
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A: The supposed fix of the bent pins didn't fix it..

b: there is a jumper or BIOS setting that needs to be changed for the mobo to recognize the processor..

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A:  The supposed fix of the bent pins didn't fix it..

b: there is a jumper or BIOS setting that needs to be changed for the mobo to recognize the processor..

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I have the latest BIOS for my motherboard now version A06 for dell dimension 4300.
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I have the latest BIOS for my motherboard now version A06 for dell dimension 4300.

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It doesn't matter that you have the latest version.. All that means is that it can now handle the size of processor you are trying to install..

Doesn't mean it will do this automatically.. there could be a jumper on the mobo that needs changing or a setting in BIOS that needs changing!!

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It doesn't matter that you have the latest version..  All that means is that it can now handle the size of processor you are trying to install..

Doesn't mean it will do this automatically..  there could be a jumper on the mobo that needs changing or a setting in BIOS that needs changing!!

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I understand what you are saying to a certain extent but how do i go about doing that. :)

In the meantime I have contacted the technical people at Dell to hopefully provide some clarification on the enquiry. :)

However, if you have any knowledge regarding this issue that you wish to share then i would be most grateful. :ph34r:

Thanks for your continued attention... :tazz:

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Without see ing the BIOS (Setup) or a diagram of your mobo, I cannot accurately give that information!!

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Without see ing the BIOS (Setup) or a diagram of your mobo, I cannot accurately give that information!!

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I found this on the net quite easily.

Here is a tech spec with diagram of mobo for dimension 4300:

http://support.euro....ystems/dim4300/

If you require any further information then please do not hesitate to contact me, either via pm or on this thread.


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Edited by baddabing, 10 September 2005 - 12:19 PM.

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Did you try your link??

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I found this on the net quite easily. 

Here is a tech spec with diagram of mobo for dimension 4300:

http://support.euro....ystems/dim4300/

If you require any further information then please do not hesitate to contact me, either via pm or on this thread.
baddabing.  :tazz:

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Try this one...

http://support.euro....ystems/dim4300/
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Ya.. It takes me to the Dell - United Kingdom site.. No diagram there that I can see and, if they have a copy of your manual and BIOS settings, read it and make the change yourself !!

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Ya..  It takes me to the Dell - United Kingdom site..  No diagram there that I can see and, if they have a copy of your manual and BIOS settings, read it and make the change yourself !!

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Why are you being so fliipant? :)

I am only giving you the information you asked for in the first instance... :tazz:

Presumably you cannot provide any firther help so i will keep this thread open and hope that someone with a more professional approach and/or better knowledge will be able to help.

Thanks for your help so far anyway - you've been great! :)


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I asked for a mobo diagram or your BIOS manual.. Are either on that website??

Hint: Try your link again!!

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Ya..  It takes me to the Dell - United Kingdom site..  No diagram there that I can see and, if they have a copy of your manual and BIOS settings, read it and make the change yourself !!

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Hmmm.

Hit technical overview and then scroll down to MOBO diagram.
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