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BIOS settings - Vostro 200


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Here are BIOS settings that are known to work on Vostro 200 under Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion, Mavericks, Yosemite, El Capitan, Sierra, High Sierra, Mojave and Catalina.

 

The settings below apply to modded/unlocked BIOS 1.0.16 (use modified BIOS #2 available here in post #6) with which they were tested and verified:
Advanced BIOS Features:
. CPU Feature:

.          Limit CPUID Value = disabled

.          C1E Function = enabled

.          Execute Disable Bit = Enabled

.          Virtual. Technology = Enabled or Disabled (required to run virtual machines)

.          Core Multi-Processing = enabled
. Quick Power On Self Test = enabled
. Boot Up Numlock Status = on
. Typematic Rate Setting = disabled
. APIC mode = enabled
. MPS Version Control = 1.4
. HDD SMART capability = enabled
. Module Bay Device = Enabled
. Report no FDD for Win95 = No
. Delay for HDD = 3
. Full Screen Logo = disabled (or enabled)
Boot Device Configuration:
-> Choose according to desired setup

Advanced Chipset Features:

. Init Display First = PCIEx (on-boad GMA 3100 is unsupported by OS X so use a supported PCIEx card)
. System BIOS Cacheable = enabled
Integrated Peripherals:
. USB Controller:

.          USB Controller = enabled

.          USB Operation Mode = high speed
. Onboard FDC Controller = disabled (enable if you have a Floppy drive)
. Onboard Audio Controller = enabled
. Onboard LAN Controller = enabled

. Onboard LAN Boot ROM = disabled

. SATA Mode = AHCI
Power Management Setup:
. ACPI Function = enabled
. ACPI Suspend Type = S3 (STR)
. Power Management = user define

. Video Off Method = DPMS

. Video Off In Suspend = yes

. Suspend Type = stop grant

. Suspend Mode = disabled

. HDD Power Down = disabled

. Soft-Off by PWR-BTTN = instant-off

. HPET Support = enabled

. HPET Mode = 64-bit mode

. Remote Wake Up = Off

. Auto Power On = disabled

. Power On By Mouse = Mouse Click (or Mouse Move)

. Power On By Keyboard = Any KEY

. AC Recovery = Off

Pnp/PCI Configurations:
. Reset Configuration Data = enabled

. Resources Controlled by = Auto (ESCD)

. PCI/VGA Palette Snoop = disabled

. INT Pin 1 Assignment = auto

          ...

          ...

. INT Pin 8 Assignment = auto

. Maximum Payload Size = 128

Frequency/Voltage Control:
. Auto Detect PCI Clk = enabled

. CPU/PCI Spread Spectrum = +/- 0.9%

. PCIE/SATA SCC = enabled

. CPU Clock = 366 (or whatever value, parameter is ineffective)
 

 

 

 

The settings below apply to standard BIOS 1.0.16 with which they were tested and verified in older OS X versions:

Advanced BIOS Features:
. CPU Feature:

.          Limit CPUID Value = disabled

.          Execute Disable Bit = Enabled

.          Virtual. Technology = Enabled or Disabled (required to run virtual machines)

.          Core Multi-Processing = enabled
. Boot Up Numlock Status = on

Boot Device Configuration:

-> Choose according to desired setup

Advanced Chipset Features:

. Init Display First = PCIEx (on-boad GMA 3100 is unsupported by OS X so use a supported PCIex card)
Integrated Peripherals:
. USB Controller:

.          USB Controller = enabled

.          USB Operation Mode = high speed
. Onboard FDC Controller = disabled (enable if you have a Floppy drive)
. Onboard Audio Controller = enabled
. Onboard LAN Controller = enabled

. Onboard LAN Boot ROM = disabled

. SATA Mode = RAID (no AHCI option in Std BIOS, only IDE or RAID)
Power Management Setup:
. ACPI Suspend Type = S3 (STR)

. Remote Wake Up = Off

. Auto Power On = disabled

. AC Recovery = Off

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