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Anonymous
June 3, 2004 5:18:47 AM

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Anyone know where I can get/download BIOS A07 for the GXa? Dell no longer
has it on their site.

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Anonymous
June 7, 2004 7:02:40 AM

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So what's wrong with A10?

It IS fully backwards compatible with the board in your GXa....

Did DELL breaks omething in A08, A09, and A10 that worked in A07?

"mdp" <markdpend@spambegone.aol.com> wrote in message
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> Anyone know where I can get/download BIOS A07 for the GXa? Dell no longer
> has it on their site.
>
>
>
>
Anonymous
June 7, 2004 7:20:43 AM

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Versions above A07 will not allow upgrades using Slockets (Slot 1 to Socket
370 adapter). Same is true for the GX1.

"Fred Flintstone" <flintstone@slategravel-not-really-.org> wrote in message
news:kVQwc.4608$W56.4527@newssvr23.news.prodigy.com...
> So what's wrong with A10?
>
> It IS fully backwards compatible with the board in your GXa....
>
> Did DELL breaks omething in A08, A09, and A10 that worked in A07?
>
> "mdp" <markdpend@spambegone.aol.com> wrote in message
> news:X%uvc.21076$be.14561@newsread2.news.pas.earthlink.net...
> > Anyone know where I can get/download BIOS A07 for the GXa? Dell no
longer
> > has it on their site.
> >
> >
> >
> >
>
>
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Anonymous
June 8, 2004 8:29:36 AM

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Yup, that is true.....Apparently, Dell's engineers could not prevent amateur
upgraders (ones without things like slockets with their own power
regulators) from destroying the VR's (Voltage Regulators) on the system
board, since most of the faster CPU's require lower voltage, but much higher
current (which the on-board VR wasn't designed to do, so they would overheat
and kill themselves (or create such crummy power that the system would be
unreliable)).



"mdp" <markdpend@spambegone.aol.com> wrote in message
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> Versions above A07 will not allow upgrades using Slockets (Slot 1 to
Socket
> 370 adapter). Same is true for the GX1.
>
> "Fred Flintstone" <flintstone@slategravel-not-really-.org> wrote in
message
> news:kVQwc.4608$W56.4527@newssvr23.news.prodigy.com...
> > So what's wrong with A10?
> >
> > It IS fully backwards compatible with the board in your GXa....
> >
> > Did DELL breaks omething in A08, A09, and A10 that worked in A07?
> >
Anonymous
June 8, 2004 8:29:37 AM

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"Fred Flintstone" <flintstone@slategravel-not-really-.org> wrote in message news:<Qgbxc.4888$L4.2298@newssvr23.news.prodigy.com>...
> Yup, that is true.....Apparently, Dell's engineers could not prevent amateur
> upgraders (ones without things like slockets with their own power
> regulators) from destroying the VR's (Voltage Regulators) on the system
> board, since most of the faster CPU's require lower voltage, but much higher
> current (which the on-board VR wasn't designed to do, so they would overheat
> and kill themselves (or create such crummy power that the system would be
> unreliable)).
>
>
>
> "mdp" <markdpend@spambegone.aol.com> wrote in message
> news:faRwc.4538$uX2.3133@newsread2.news.pas.earthlink.net...
> > Versions above A07 will not allow upgrades using Slockets (Slot 1 to
> Socket
> > 370 adapter). Same is true for the GX1.
> >
> > "Fred Flintstone" <flintstone@slategravel-not-really-.org> wrote in
> message
> > news:kVQwc.4608$W56.4527@newssvr23.news.prodigy.com...
> > > So what's wrong with A10?
> > >
> > > It IS fully backwards compatible with the board in your GXa....
> > >
> > > Did DELL breaks omething in A08, A09, and A10 that worked in A07?
> > >


Whilst it is true that on the GX1 bioses above A07 won't work with
faster processors, I think you will find that on the GXas you are OK
up to A09, which should be readily available.
Anonymous
June 9, 2004 6:56:48 AM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

I did not realize that about the VRs. I have two kinds of slockets, one
does not have VR. Thanks,
Mark

"Fred Flintstone" <flintstone@slategravel-not-really-.org> wrote in message
news:Qgbxc.4888$L4.2298@newssvr23.news.prodigy.com...
> Yup, that is true.....Apparently, Dell's engineers could not prevent
amateur
> upgraders (ones without things like slockets with their own power
> regulators) from destroying the VR's (Voltage Regulators) on the system
> board, since most of the faster CPU's require lower voltage, but much
higher
> current (which the on-board VR wasn't designed to do, so they would
overheat
> and kill themselves (or create such crummy power that the system would be
> unreliable)).
>
>
>
> "mdp" <markdpend@spambegone.aol.com> wrote in message
> news:faRwc.4538$uX2.3133@newsread2.news.pas.earthlink.net...
> > Versions above A07 will not allow upgrades using Slockets (Slot 1 to
> Socket
> > 370 adapter). Same is true for the GX1.
> >
> > "Fred Flintstone" <flintstone@slategravel-not-really-.org> wrote in
> message
> > news:kVQwc.4608$W56.4527@newssvr23.news.prodigy.com...
> > > So what's wrong with A10?
> > >
> > > It IS fully backwards compatible with the board in your GXa....
> > >
> > > Did DELL breaks omething in A08, A09, and A10 that worked in A07?
> > >
>
>
Anonymous
June 9, 2004 6:56:59 AM

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I will have to try that. Thanks,
Mark

"Peter Felgate" <peterfelgate@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> "Fred Flintstone" <flintstone@slategravel-not-really-.org> wrote in
message news:<Qgbxc.4888$L4.2298@newssvr23.news.prodigy.com>...
> > Yup, that is true.....Apparently, Dell's engineers could not prevent
amateur
> > upgraders (ones without things like slockets with their own power
> > regulators) from destroying the VR's (Voltage Regulators) on the system
> > board, since most of the faster CPU's require lower voltage, but much
higher
> > current (which the on-board VR wasn't designed to do, so they would
overheat
> > and kill themselves (or create such crummy power that the system would
be
> > unreliable)).
> >
> >
> >
> > "mdp" <markdpend@spambegone.aol.com> wrote in message
> > news:faRwc.4538$uX2.3133@newsread2.news.pas.earthlink.net...
> > > Versions above A07 will not allow upgrades using Slockets (Slot 1 to
> > Socket
> > > 370 adapter). Same is true for the GX1.
> > >
> > > "Fred Flintstone" <flintstone@slategravel-not-really-.org> wrote in
> > message
> > > news:kVQwc.4608$W56.4527@newssvr23.news.prodigy.com...
> > > > So what's wrong with A10?
> > > >
> > > > It IS fully backwards compatible with the board in your GXa....
> > > >
> > > > Did DELL breaks omething in A08, A09, and A10 that worked in A07?
> > > >
>
>
> Whilst it is true that on the GX1 bioses above A07 won't work with
> faster processors, I think you will find that on the GXas you are OK
> up to A09, which should be readily available.
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