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Anonymous
October 28, 2004 7:24:51 AM

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

It's my understanding that a Prescott processor with a revision level
of less than 8 will not work with XP SP2. I ran Intel's Processor
Frequency ID Utility and received the info shown below, which didn't
really answer the question since the rev level is shown as a letter
and not a number.

I've dug around on the Internet and have not been able to find an
answer that applies to these specifics.

My system is a Dell Dimension 4600.

Can someone please tell me whether or not I can safely install SP2?
Thanks.

Time Stamp: 2004/10/28 00:37:24
Number of processors in system: 1
Current processor: #1
Processor Name: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80A GHz
Type: 0
Family: F
Model: 3
Stepping: 4
Revision: C
L1 Trace Cache: 12 Kµops
L1 Data Cache: 16 KB
L2 Cache: 1 MB
Packaging: FC-PGA2
Platform Compatibility Guide: 04A
MMX(TM): Yes
SIMD: Yes
SIMD2: Yes
SIMD3: Yes
NetBurst(TM) Microarchitecture: Yes
Expected Processor Frequency: 2.80 GHz
Reported Processor Frequency: 2.80 GHz
Expected System Bus Frequency: 533 MHz
Reported System Bus Frequency: 533 MHz

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Anonymous
October 28, 2004 7:24:52 AM

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

On Thu, 28 Oct 2004 03:24:51 GMT, "Melissa Porter"
<pipermaru@mindspring.com> wrote:

>It's my understanding that a Prescott processor with a revision level
>of less than 8 will not work with XP SP2. I ran Intel's Processor
>Frequency ID Utility and received the info shown below, which didn't
>really answer the question since the rev level is shown as a letter
>and not a number.
>
>I've dug around on the Internet and have not been able to find an
>answer that applies to these specifics.
>
>My system is a Dell Dimension 4600.
>
>Can someone please tell me whether or not I can safely install SP2?
>Thanks.
>
>Time Stamp: 2004/10/28 00:37:24
>Number of processors in system: 1
>Current processor: #1
>Processor Name: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80A GHz
>Type: 0
>Family: F
>Model: 3
>Stepping: 4
>Revision: C
>L1 Trace Cache: 12 Kµops
>L1 Data Cache: 16 KB
>L2 Cache: 1 MB
>Packaging: FC-PGA2
>Platform Compatibility Guide: 04A
>MMX(TM): Yes
>SIMD: Yes
>SIMD2: Yes
>SIMD3: Yes
>NetBurst(TM) Microarchitecture: Yes
>Expected Processor Frequency: 2.80 GHz
>Reported Processor Frequency: 2.80 GHz
>Expected System Bus Frequency: 533 MHz
>Reported System Bus Frequency: 533 MHz

Melissa,

You should be OK. According to this article, for Family F, Model 3,
Stepping 4, you must have a microcode update signature (Revision) of at
least 8. Yours is C, which is greater than 8 in hexadecimal arithmetic:
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 A B C D E F

Jeff Bean
Anonymous
October 28, 2004 8:07:59 AM

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

Melissa;
See the section of the Service Pack Installation Checklist relating to
Prescott:
http://www3.telus.net/dandemar/spackins.htm

--
Jupiter Jones
http://www3.telus.net/dandemar/


"Melissa Porter" <pipermaru@mindspring.com> wrote in message
news:7EZfd.9223$KJ6.2242@newsread1.news.pas.earthlink.net...
> It's my understanding that a Prescott processor with a revision
> level
> of less than 8 will not work with XP SP2. I ran Intel's Processor
> Frequency ID Utility and received the info shown below, which didn't
> really answer the question since the rev level is shown as a letter
> and not a number.
>
> I've dug around on the Internet and have not been able to find an
> answer that applies to these specifics.
>
> My system is a Dell Dimension 4600.
>
> Can someone please tell me whether or not I can safely install SP2?
> Thanks.
>
> Time Stamp: 2004/10/28 00:37:24
> Number of processors in system: 1
> Current processor: #1
> Processor Name: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80A GHz
> Type: 0
> Family: F
> Model: 3
> Stepping: 4
> Revision: C
> L1 Trace Cache: 12 Kµops
> L1 Data Cache: 16 KB
> L2 Cache: 1 MB
> Packaging: FC-PGA2
> Platform Compatibility Guide: 04A
> MMX(TM): Yes
> SIMD: Yes
> SIMD2: Yes
> SIMD3: Yes
> NetBurst(TM) Microarchitecture: Yes
> Expected Processor Frequency: 2.80 GHz
> Reported Processor Frequency: 2.80 GHz
> Expected System Bus Frequency: 533 MHz
> Reported System Bus Frequency: 533 MHz
>
>
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Anonymous
October 28, 2004 9:55:33 AM

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

"Jupiter Jones" <jones_jupiter@hotnomail.com> wrote in message
news:zg_fd.32241$9b.29421@edtnps84...
> Melissa;
> See the section of the Service Pack Installation Checklist relating to
> Prescott:
> http://www3.telus.net/dandemar/spackins.htm


Thanks, but this was one of the first places I looked. I'm using the
checklist at this site as an installation guide. If there's a hex
explanation [see Jeff Bean's post], I missed it.


>
> --
> Jupiter Jones
> http://www3.telus.net/dandemar/
>
>
> "Melissa Porter" <pipermaru@mindspring.com> wrote in message
> news:7EZfd.9223$KJ6.2242@newsread1.news.pas.earthlink.net...
> > It's my understanding that a Prescott processor with a revision
> > level
> > of less than 8 will not work with XP SP2. I ran Intel's Processor
> > Frequency ID Utility and received the info shown below, which didn't
> > really answer the question since the rev level is shown as a letter
> > and not a number.
> >
> > I've dug around on the Internet and have not been able to find an
> > answer that applies to these specifics.
> >
> > My system is a Dell Dimension 4600.
> >
> > Can someone please tell me whether or not I can safely install SP2?
> > Thanks.
> >
> > Time Stamp: 2004/10/28 00:37:24
> > Number of processors in system: 1
> > Current processor: #1
> > Processor Name: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80A GHz
> > Type: 0
> > Family: F
> > Model: 3
> > Stepping: 4
> > Revision: C
> > L1 Trace Cache: 12 Kµops
> > L1 Data Cache: 16 KB
> > L2 Cache: 1 MB
> > Packaging: FC-PGA2
> > Platform Compatibility Guide: 04A
> > MMX(TM): Yes
> > SIMD: Yes
> > SIMD2: Yes
> > SIMD3: Yes
> > NetBurst(TM) Microarchitecture: Yes
> > Expected Processor Frequency: 2.80 GHz
> > Reported Processor Frequency: 2.80 GHz
> > Expected System Bus Frequency: 533 MHz
> > Reported System Bus Frequency: 533 MHz
> >
> >
>
>
Anonymous
October 28, 2004 9:57:26 AM

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

"Jeff Bean" <jeff@nowhere.com> wrote in message
news:m3t0o0lthgffnki3vetrbmktb7j0n07q22@4ax.com...
> On Thu, 28 Oct 2004 03:24:51 GMT, "Melissa Porter"
> <pipermaru@mindspring.com> wrote:
>
> >It's my understanding that a Prescott processor with a revision level
> >of less than 8 will not work with XP SP2. I ran Intel's Processor
> >Frequency ID Utility and received the info shown below, which didn't
> >really answer the question since the rev level is shown as a letter
> >and not a number.
> >
> >I've dug around on the Internet and have not been able to find an
> >answer that applies to these specifics.
> >
> >My system is a Dell Dimension 4600.
> >
> >Can someone please tell me whether or not I can safely install SP2?
> >Thanks.
> >
> >Time Stamp: 2004/10/28 00:37:24
> >Number of processors in system: 1
> >Current processor: #1
> >Processor Name: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80A GHz
> >Type: 0
> >Family: F
> >Model: 3
> >Stepping: 4
> >Revision: C
> >L1 Trace Cache: 12 Kµops
> >L1 Data Cache: 16 KB
> >L2 Cache: 1 MB
> >Packaging: FC-PGA2
> >Platform Compatibility Guide: 04A
> >MMX(TM): Yes
> >SIMD: Yes
> >SIMD2: Yes
> >SIMD3: Yes
> >NetBurst(TM) Microarchitecture: Yes
> >Expected Processor Frequency: 2.80 GHz
> >Reported Processor Frequency: 2.80 GHz
> >Expected System Bus Frequency: 533 MHz
> >Reported System Bus Frequency: 533 MHz
>
> Melissa,
>
> You should be OK. According to this article, for Family F, Model 3,
> Stepping 4, you must have a microcode update signature (Revision) of at
> least 8. Yours is C, which is greater than 8 in hexadecimal arithmetic:
> 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 A B C D E F
>
> Jeff Bean

Thanks, Jeff. It's been a long time since I forgot everything I ever knew
about hex, and this explanation never occurred to me.
Anonymous
October 28, 2004 8:39:34 PM

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

Melissa,
Not sure about your processor but on my Pentium II 366 MHz which is in a
5 year old Inspiron 7000 I've installed SP2 without a problem.
Paul

"Melissa Porter" <pipermaru@mindspring.com> wrote in message
news:7EZfd.9223$KJ6.2242@newsread1.news.pas.earthlink.net...
> It's my understanding that a Prescott processor with a revision level
> of less than 8 will not work with XP SP2. I ran Intel's Processor
> Frequency ID Utility and received the info shown below, which didn't
> really answer the question since the rev level is shown as a letter
> and not a number.
>
> I've dug around on the Internet and have not been able to find an
> answer that applies to these specifics.
>
> My system is a Dell Dimension 4600.
>
> Can someone please tell me whether or not I can safely install SP2?
> Thanks.
>
> Time Stamp: 2004/10/28 00:37:24
> Number of processors in system: 1
> Current processor: #1
> Processor Name: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80A GHz
> Type: 0
> Family: F
> Model: 3
> Stepping: 4
> Revision: C
> L1 Trace Cache: 12 Kµops
> L1 Data Cache: 16 KB
> L2 Cache: 1 MB
> Packaging: FC-PGA2
> Platform Compatibility Guide: 04A
> MMX(TM): Yes
> SIMD: Yes
> SIMD2: Yes
> SIMD3: Yes
> NetBurst(TM) Microarchitecture: Yes
> Expected Processor Frequency: 2.80 GHz
> Reported Processor Frequency: 2.80 GHz
> Expected System Bus Frequency: 533 MHz
> Reported System Bus Frequency: 533 MHz
>
>
Anonymous
October 29, 2004 12:50:03 AM

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

"Paul Schilter" <paulschilter@comcast,dot,net> wrote in message
news:boSdna19rYZAxRzcRVn-vw@giganews.com...
> Melissa,
> Not sure about your processor but on my Pentium II 366 MHz which is in
a
> 5 year old Inspiron 7000 I've installed SP2 without a problem.
> Paul

Thanks, Paul.


>
> "Melissa Porter" <pipermaru@mindspring.com> wrote in message
> news:7EZfd.9223$KJ6.2242@newsread1.news.pas.earthlink.net...
> > It's my understanding that a Prescott processor with a revision level
> > of less than 8 will not work with XP SP2. I ran Intel's Processor
> > Frequency ID Utility and received the info shown below, which didn't
> > really answer the question since the rev level is shown as a letter
> > and not a number.
> >
> > I've dug around on the Internet and have not been able to find an
> > answer that applies to these specifics.
> >
> > My system is a Dell Dimension 4600.
> >
> > Can someone please tell me whether or not I can safely install SP2?
> > Thanks.
> >
> > Time Stamp: 2004/10/28 00:37:24
> > Number of processors in system: 1
> > Current processor: #1
> > Processor Name: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80A GHz
> > Type: 0
> > Family: F
> > Model: 3
> > Stepping: 4
> > Revision: C
> > L1 Trace Cache: 12 Kµops
> > L1 Data Cache: 16 KB
> > L2 Cache: 1 MB
> > Packaging: FC-PGA2
> > Platform Compatibility Guide: 04A
> > MMX(TM): Yes
> > SIMD: Yes
> > SIMD2: Yes
> > SIMD3: Yes
> > NetBurst(TM) Microarchitecture: Yes
> > Expected Processor Frequency: 2.80 GHz
> > Reported Processor Frequency: 2.80 GHz
> > Expected System Bus Frequency: 533 MHz
> > Reported System Bus Frequency: 533 MHz
> >
> >
>
>
Anonymous
November 3, 2004 5:29:49 PM

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

I have that processor in my Inspiron 5200, and SP2 is working fine there. I
have never heard anything about a specific Intel CPU not working with SP2.


"Paul Schilter" <paulschilter@comcast,dot,net> wrote in message
news:boSdna19rYZAxRzcRVn-vw@giganews.com...
> Melissa,
> Not sure about your processor but on my Pentium II 366 MHz which is in
> a 5 year old Inspiron 7000 I've installed SP2 without a problem.
> Paul
>
> "Melissa Porter" <pipermaru@mindspring.com> wrote in message
> news:7EZfd.9223$KJ6.2242@newsread1.news.pas.earthlink.net...
>> It's my understanding that a Prescott processor with a revision level
>> of less than 8 will not work with XP SP2. I ran Intel's Processor
>> Frequency ID Utility and received the info shown below, which didn't
>> really answer the question since the rev level is shown as a letter
>> and not a number.
>>
>> I've dug around on the Internet and have not been able to find an
>> answer that applies to these specifics.
>>
>> My system is a Dell Dimension 4600.
>>
>> Can someone please tell me whether or not I can safely install SP2?
>> Thanks.
>>
>> Time Stamp: 2004/10/28 00:37:24
>> Number of processors in system: 1
>> Current processor: #1
>> Processor Name: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80A GHz
>> Type: 0
>> Family: F
>> Model: 3
>> Stepping: 4
>> Revision: C
>> L1 Trace Cache: 12 Kµops
>> L1 Data Cache: 16 KB
>> L2 Cache: 1 MB
>> Packaging: FC-PGA2
>> Platform Compatibility Guide: 04A
>> MMX(TM): Yes
>> SIMD: Yes
>> SIMD2: Yes
>> SIMD3: Yes
>> NetBurst(TM) Microarchitecture: Yes
>> Expected Processor Frequency: 2.80 GHz
>> Reported Processor Frequency: 2.80 GHz
>> Expected System Bus Frequency: 533 MHz
>> Reported System Bus Frequency: 533 MHz
>>
>>
>
>
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