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Thread: Sandra says I can upgrade my processor..

  1. #11
    Join Date
    Nov 2002


    Quote Originally Posted by WatzThsDoo
    It says "Dell Computer Corporation" is the manufacturer of my mobo??
    Yea, that's Dell BIOS for you. They don't like to have any info in the DMI that isn't Dell. Find the info in my other post and I'll get the info you need.
    Where's my drink?


  2. #12
    Join Date
    Apr 2003


    Quote Originally Posted by CaptMorgan
    Open up your system and look for a sticker on it. There will be a long number, that's the serial number of the board. There is also a shorter number which looks something like AAC####-###. Tell me that number and I can tell you what it supports. The 850 chipset Dell motherboards were designed by Intel. They have a Dell BIOS though, which sucks because Dell BIOS is a huge pain in the ass for testing the board. :D

    Anyways, I work in the Test Development Engineering department for Intel Motherboards, so I can find out info on your board. I just need to know the board number, especially the last 3 digits.

    Also, go into CMOS settings and find out what version the BIOS is. It should be something like a A03 or a A04. It's been a while since I worked on those boards, so I'm not up to date on the latest BIOS. I used to go work at their plant in Nashville, TN at least once a month setting up test platforms. It's a pretty impressive operation they have there.
    Thanks CptMorgan -

    Under the hood it looks like this-
    DS/N CN-01 T751-48111-287-00XL C/O CN
    AA A85538-701

    According to Sandra my BIOS Version is A07

    Do you need any other info? Thanks again.:thumb:

  3. #13
    Join Date
    Jan 2003


    Wow, I've been waiting for someone to post something like this. Check my siggy, I'm in the same boat as you Watz. I got my comp back in Oct. 2001, when 1.9ghz CPU's were cutting-edge performance. Anywho, I have an Intel mobo (850 chipset family, 400mhz fsb) w/ Dell BIOS, v. A09 (totally suck, I so screwed up getting a Dell, now I'll have to wait till I go to college to build myself a good comp :cry: ). My board ONLY supports 16 bit PC800, not 32 bit or PC1066, so when I upgraded my comp, I could only use 16 bit PC800 RDRAM, and so I went from 256MB to 768MB. Your comp sounds newer than mine (533fsb, 2.4B CPU, etc.) so maybe things changed, for your sake, I hope so, as everything is going to DDR now, and 32-bit PC1066 is the only thing that can compete with it; we PC800 rambus people are gonna get left in the dust :cry: . Hope that helps ya Watz. :thumb:

    I'm also wondering the same thing as you: my board supports up to a 2.6ghz processor, so would I notice any performance difference if I got a 2.6ghz CPU (it gets annoying for my system to start to suck if I put in more than 10 bots in a battle in UT2003 :shoot2: ). Thx if anyone can help me too, : peace2: Mista K6
    Modified Dell 8200 Case:
    -400MHz FSB i850 Intel mobo
    -P4 Williamette Socket 478, 1.9GHz
    -768MB 16-bit PC800 RDRAM
    -MSI GF4 Ti4200 128MB @ 284/581
    -7200 RPM Maxtors: 60GB (2MB) on mobo and 160GB (8MB) on ATA/133 PCI Card
    -Creative Inspire T7700 7.1 Speaker System on an Audigy 2
    -Windows XP Home Edition SP2

    Rock on : peace2: , MiStA K6

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