i'm a big fan of hp dc-series for a lot of uses and lots of reasons. always had good success but this time I'm stumped.
usually its a snap to find/grab/install files for dc-series. I picked up a decommissioned dc5800 core 2 duo E8400 system and installing a video card and win7 ultimate x64 for starters. I'd like to make sure the bios is the best for the purpose. I check bios in Setup, go to the hp support site and under BIOS category are three links. None of them actually have a bios file!
anyone been there / done that for this system? should I maybe match the motherboard to another business desktop in their line and try a different one, dicey as that may be?
also, if I find one of you that is an expert on this model - normally SATA mode is simply dealt with in BIOS - either "legacy" or "native" ... binary choice. in this case no such entry. there is a "transfer mode" entry. is that where I set, essentially "full blast" SATA ?
how on earth did you find that ? I've been going to support.hp.com, put in the product, browser to the drivers page... did not see.
another friend tried to find and came up with a release 01.55 which I flashed, but you win the prize.... until somebody finds a 1.6
what was I doing wrong?