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Old August 28th, 2010, 05:28 PM
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BIOS update and Ubuntu 10.04???

Is it possible to update the BIOS in a Dell Dimension 2400 inside Ubuntu?
My latest project I loaded Ubuntu on the Dell with the 2.4 celeron 400 FSB.
Then I swap the CPU for a 2.4 P4 400 FSB and it goes great but the board is capable of 533 FSB
Google search has revealed that the biggest 533 FSB CPU 3.06 gig needs a BIOS update to be detected
I am hoping a friend will let me have a CPU he has
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Old August 29th, 2010, 12:13 AM
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most bios updates creates its own bootdisk so it does not make a difference what os is installed. however, you better make sure the bios update you are using is for your specific cpu otherwise you could have a doorstop. and you better make sure the cpu will work on you specific motherboard. It is oem and they do have limitations in spite of what the normal retail boards are capable of.
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Old August 29th, 2010, 01:16 AM
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most bios updates creates its own bootdisk so it does not make a difference what os is installed. however, you better make sure the bios update you are using is for your specific cpu otherwise you could have a doorstop. and you better make sure the cpu will work on you specific motherboard. It is oem and they do have limitations in spite of what the normal retail boards are capable of.
Funny you say that as I am never keen on BIOS updates as I have made a few doorstops in the past
I have 2 CPUs that were given to me with bent pins both of them are 2.4 gig P4 533 FSB
Last time it took 2 days doing a bit at a time
I have cut a 4 inch sqare section out of a motherboard tha has the CPU socket on it

Thanks for reminding me of th doorstop factor
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Old August 29th, 2010, 02:00 AM
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Done I straghtened the pins on one of the CPUs and its in and running
So the bus speeds up and the multiplyer is 4.5 as opposed to 6

And I didnt need to moan about how slow my 10.04 system was
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Old August 29th, 2010, 02:07 AM
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Done I straghtened the pins on one of the CPUs and its in and running
So the bus speeds up and the multiplyer is 4.5 as opposed to 6

And I didnt need to moan about how slow my 10.04 system was

glad you got it all straighten out
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Old August 29th, 2010, 02:37 AM
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thanks Dan
I have a XP dell dimension 2400 that I bought new about 8 years ago and Im sure if I Re-chip that windows would stop working

All good with Ubuntu though
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