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Dell OptiPlex System BIOS, A03
The following changes have been made to BIOS rev A02 to create A03. 1. Support faster Celeron CPU's (updated max speeds, new CPU microcode). 2. Change copyright to 1999. 3. Fixed possible Teac CDROM non-boot problem. 4. Updated L2 cache initialization code to intel's latest. 5. Alter fan support to keep system cooler (keep fan running if installed but not needed). 6. Fixed no-setup problem if no bootable PnP devices. 7. Fixed boot problem with Adaptec 1542CP adapter in PnP mode.
Release Date 8/15/2000
Importance: Optional
Version: A03

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Description

The following changes have been made to BIOS rev A02 to create A03. 1. Support faster Celeron CPU's (updated max speeds, new CPU microcode). 2. Change copyright to 1999. 3. Fixed possible Teac CDROM non-boot problem. 4. Updated L2 cache initialization code to intel's latest. 5. Alter fan support to keep system cooler (keep fan running if installed but not needed). 6. Fixed no-setup problem if no bootable PnP devices. 7. Fixed boot problem with Adaptec 1542CP adapter in PnP mode.

Level of Importance:Optional

Dell recommends the customer review specifics about the update to determine if it applies to your system. The update contains changes that impact only certain configurations, or provides new features that may/may not apply to your environment.

Important Information

Note: Some versions of Intellimouse and the Dell-branded mouse drivers are incompatible with Win98 when ACPI is enabled. Please check the version of mouse drivers if you wish to install this BIOS rev which includes ACPI. Intellipoint mouse driver revs prior to 2.2A are incompatible with Win98 when ACPI is enabled. Drivers are available from Microsoft. Dell-branded mouse drivers prior to revision 8.02A are incompatible with Win98 when ACPI is enabled. Drivers are available in the Dell Input Device Drivers library. For the Dell-branded mouse driver rev 8.02A, the filename is DD7758C.exe.

Compatibility

Systems
OptiPlex E1
Operating Systems
BIOS

Applies to

  • Dell Device
  • OPTIPLEX 330 SYSTEM BIOS
  • OptiPlex System BIOS

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