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Dell Precision Bios A09 CPU Support

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February 21, 2010 2:59:10 AM

I have a Dell Precision WS380 and It's a great system but the Pentium D 3.0Ghz processor is a bit out of date, does anyone know what the latest CPU on the A09 BIOS supports? The motherboard has the Intel i955X Chipset so I should be able to put a decent Core 2 processor in it but I don't know if the Dell BIOS will support it. pcman3625[at]yahoo.com

System Info:

Windows XP Pro SP3

CPU-Z TXT Report
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Binaries
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CPU-Z version 1.53.1

Processors
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Number of processors 1
Number of threads 2

APICs
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Processor 0
-- Core 0
-- Thread 0 0
-- Core 1
-- Thread 0 1

Processors Information
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Processor 1 ID = 0
Number of cores 2 (max 2)
Number of threads 2 (max 2)
Name Intel Pentium D 930
Codename Presler
Specification Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 3.00GHz
Package (platform ID) Socket 775 LGA (0x2)
CPUID F.6.4
Extended CPUID F.6
Core Stepping C1
Technology 65 nm
Core Speed 2394.2 MHz
Multiplier x FSB 12.0 x 199.5 MHz
Rated Bus speed 798.1 MHz
Stock frequency 3000 MHz
Instructions sets MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, EM64T, VT-x
L1 Data cache 2 x 16 KBytes, 8-way set associative, 64-byte line size
Trace cache 2 x 12 Kuops, 8-way set associative
L2 cache 2 x 2048 KBytes, 8-way set associative, 64-byte line size
FID/VID Control yes
FID range 14.0x - 15.0x
VID range 1.116 V - 1.260 V



Thread dumps
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CPU Thread 0
APIC ID 0
Topology Processor ID 0, Core ID 0, Thread ID 0
Type 01001008h
Max CPUID level 00000006h
Max CPUID ext. level 80000008h
Cache descriptor Level 1, D, 16 KB, 1 thread(s)
Cache descriptor Level 2, U, 2 MB, 1 thread(s)
Cache descriptor Level 1, T, 12 KB, 1 thread(s)

CPUID
0x00000000 0x00000006 0x756E6547 0x6C65746E 0x49656E69
0x00000001 0x00000F64 0x00020800 0x0000E4BD 0xBFEBFBFF
0x00000002 0x605B5101 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x007D7040
0x00000003 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x00000004 0x04000121 0x01C0003F 0x0000001F 0x00000000
0x00000004 0x04000143 0x01C0103F 0x000007FF 0x00000000
0x00000005 0x00000040 0x00000040 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x00000006 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x80000000 0x80000008 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x80000001 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000001 0x20100000
0x80000002 0x20202020 0x20202020 0x20202020 0x6E492020
0x80000003 0x286C6574 0x50202952 0x69746E65 0x52286D75
0x80000004 0x20442029 0x20555043 0x30302E33 0x007A4847
0x80000005 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x80000006 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x08006040 0x00000000
0x80000007 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x80000008 0x00003024 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000

MSR 0x0000001B 0x00000000 0xFEE00900
MSR 0x00000017 0x000A0000 0x00000000
MSR 0x0000002C 0x00000000 0x0C12030F
MSR 0x000001A0 0x00000000 0x22850089
MSR 0x000001A1 0x00000000 0x00000000
MSR 0x00000198 0x00000F23 0x00000F23
MSR 0x00000199 0x00000000 0x00000F23

CPU Thread 1
APIC ID 1
Topology Processor ID 0, Core ID 1, Thread ID 0
Type 01001008h
Max CPUID level 00000006h
Max CPUID ext. level 80000008h
Cache descriptor Level 1, D, 16 KB, 1 thread(s)
Cache descriptor Level 2, U, 2 MB, 1 thread(s)
Cache descriptor Level 1, T, 12 KB, 1 thread(s)

CPUID
0x00000000 0x00000006 0x756E6547 0x6C65746E 0x49656E69
0x00000001 0x00000F64 0x01020800 0x0000E4BD 0xBFEBFBFF
0x00000002 0x605B5101 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x007D7040
0x00000003 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x00000004 0x04000121 0x01C0003F 0x0000001F 0x00000000
0x00000004 0x04000143 0x01C0103F 0x000007FF 0x00000000
0x00000005 0x00000040 0x00000040 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x00000006 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x80000000 0x80000008 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x80000001 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000001 0x20100000
0x80000002 0x20202020 0x20202020 0x20202020 0x6E492020
0x80000003 0x286C6574 0x50202952 0x69746E65 0x52286D75
0x80000004 0x20442029 0x20555043 0x30302E33 0x007A4847
0x80000005 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x80000006 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x08006040 0x00000000
0x80000007 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x80000008 0x00003024 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000

MSR 0x0000001B 0x00000000 0xFEE00800
MSR 0x00000017 0x000A0000 0x00000000
MSR 0x0000002C 0x00000000 0x0C12030F
MSR 0x000001A0 0x00000000 0x22850089
MSR 0x000001A1 0x00000000 0x00000000
MSR 0x00000198 0x00000F23 0x00000F23
MSR 0x00000199 0x00000000 0x00000F23



Chipset
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Northbridge Intel i955X rev. 00
Southbridge Intel 82801GB (ICH7/R) rev. A1
Graphic Interface PCI-Express
PCI-E Link Width x16
PCI-E Max Link Width x16
Memory Type DDR2
Memory Size 4096 MBytes
Channels Dual
Memory Frequency 332.5 MHz (3:5)
CAS# latency (CL) 5.0
RAS# to CAS# delay (tRCD) 5
RAS# Precharge (tRP) 5
Cycle Time (tRAS) 15
Bank Cycle Time (tRC) 21
MCHBAR I/O Base address 0x0FEDA0000
MCHBAR I/O Size 4096

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February 21, 2010 10:59:51 AM

The 955 chipset doesn't support core2 duo for any brand of motherboard. I suggest a g31 upgrade if you only use 2 ram slots, especially if you have a dell recovery windows cd or dvd and you feel comfortable changing out a motherboard. Those boards are cheap, and they're micro atx, which will fit many dell cases. Check your port positions carefully before changing boards, and see if your backplate is removable. And backup your dell files first, in case you have to format the drive.
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