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[03/03/2011] - D420 BIOS rework

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So guys... because of D430 Bios which really good works i was also modding the D420 Bios too.

 

Changelog:

 

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v. 0.1

 

insert latest DSDT from 1.6 RC1 built - no need DSDT in Extra folder

 

changed splashscreen to new apple logo with black background

 

insert SLIC 2.1 for Windows 7 / Vista

 

changed Version from A06 to OSX :D

 

delete branding

 

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DOWNLOAD BIOS FROM WIKI HERE

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How do you flash the BIOS?

Do you need to put the file on a USB flash drive?

Or do you run the .exe from a OSX system that is already booted?

Thanks,

Tom

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Make a freedos usbstick - copy file to root of usb stick - boot into dos and flash via dos... if u are in dos just enter D420_OSX.EXE

 

accept everything and so it goes...

 

cheers

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Hey,

 

Does your bios flash address the issue of the d420 only taking 2GB sodimm. I'd like to stick in a 4GB. Also, if needed will it run Win7 or would I need to reinstall Dell bios if I need to backout update? I appreciate your time and assistance

 

Vielen Dank!

 

Rob

Austin, TX

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it is based on the dell bios so 2 gig barrier still exists... windows seven functions with the bios thats what slic 2.1 is for. if you have a dell disc it will allow you to install it and activate

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Maximum RAM: d430

2GB Standard RAM:

1GB Fixed RAM:

1GB Speed of RAM:

PC2-5300 # Banks:

1 # Sockets:

1 Chipset:

Intel 945GM

 

I wonder why the limitation? it has intel 945gm chipset like my d620 and i have 4 gigs of ram... so why wont it take 3 gig's?

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damn d630 can handel 8 gigs

Maximum RAM:

8GB Standard RAM:

512MB/1GB Fixed RAM:

0MB Speed of RAM:

PC2-5300 # Banks:

2 # Sockets:

2 Chipset:

Intel GM/PM965

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Maximum RAM: d430

2GB Standard RAM:

1GB Fixed RAM:

1GB Speed of RAM:

PC2-5300 # Banks:

1 # Sockets:

1 Chipset:

Intel 945GM

 

I wonder why the limitation? it has intel 945gm chipset like my d620 and i have 4 gigs of ram... so why wont it take 3 gig's?

I'll send you a few of those nice contraband cigars (and I'll add a case of best Bavarian beer on top of that) if you find out how to make D430 accept 4GB (or more?!). Deal?

 

EDIT: @CRC - I don't know what get's you excited, but I am a game: my offer is valid for you as well. You can choose your equivalent to cigars and beer. :)

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