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PowerEdge M420 BIOS
PowerEdge M420 BIOS
Release Date 1/31/2013
Importance: Recommended
Version: 1.3.5 See Previous Versions

The following formats are available for the file you have selected

File Format: Hard-Drive Download File Download File
File Name:

M420-010305C.efi

Description: This file contains compressed content that can be executed from the EFI Shell or EFI Boot Manager. Download the file to the EFI partition on a removable media device. Insert the removable media, then reboot the system and run the program from the EFI Shell or EFI Boot Manager.
Download Type: HTTP
File Size: 8MB

File Format: Non-Packaged Download File Download File
File Name:

M420-010305C.exe

Description: This file format consists of a BIOS-executable file. To use it, download the file and copy it to a DOS-bootable USB flash drive, then boot the system to the USB flash drive and run the program.
Download Type: HTTP
File Size: 2MB

File Format: Rel-Notes-Text Download File Download File
File Name:

M420-010305BIOS.txt

Description: This file format contains plain text which can be viewed with a standard text editor.
Download Type: HTTP
File Size: 7KB

File Format: Update Package for Microsoft® Windows® Download File Download File
File Name:

M420_BIOS_YJWH8_WN32_1.3.5.EXE

Description: Dell Update Packages (DUP) in Microsoft Windows 32bit format have been designed to run on Microsoft Windows 64bit Operating Systems. Dell Update Packages (DUP) in Microsoft Windows 64bit format will only run on Microsoft Windows 64bit Operating Systems. When selecting a device driver update be sure to select the one that is appropriate for your operating system.
Download Type: HTTP
File Size: 7MB

Previous Versions

1.0.1
<ul><li><b>Dell Version :</b> 1.0.1</li></ul>
1/31/2013 3:37:22 PM
1.2.4
<ul><li><b>Dell Version :</b> 1.2.4</li></ul>
1/31/2013 3:37:03 PM

Description

PowerEdge M420 BIOS

Level of Importance:Recommended

Dell recommends applying this update during your next scheduled update cycle. The update contains feature enhancements or changes that will help keep your system software current and compatible with other system modules (firmware, BIOS, drivers and software).

Important Information

None

Compatibility

Systems
PowerEdge M420
Operating Systems
Not Applicable

Applies to

  • Server BIOS 12G

Fixes & Enhancements

* Updated Authenticated Code Module (ACM) * Updated memory reference code * Updated processor reference code * Updated chipset reference code * Updated Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 product family microcode for C1 stepping to 00000619 * Updated Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 product family microcode for C2 stepping to 0000070D * Added Windows 2012 support * Updated BIOS to support TCG Physical Presence Interface Specification version 1.2 * Increased the speed of the System Setup launch process * Enhanced the iDRAC virtual mouse performance in pre-boot GUIs such as System Setup and Lifecycle Controller * Enabled display of CPLD version information in BIOS setup * Added UEFI boot support for Ubuntu * Added support to allow PCI Memory Mapped I/O allocation above 4 GB * Improved handling of storage devices without a native UEFI driver * Updated DIMM types used in power budget calculation to include LRDIMMs * Changed default option for the Memory Operating Mode for all Memory Configurations to "Optimizer" * Increased system memory speeds for Memory Configurations with all slots in a channel populated and when the System Profile in BIOS setup is set to "Performance" mode or Memory Frequency in the "Custom" mode is set to Memory Maximum Performance * Increased system memory speeds for 1600 MT/s DDR3L RDIMMS when one or two slots in a channel are populated. * Enabled entering System Setup (F2 hotkey) on a boot where a one-time Service Partition Boot has been requested * Added new power management option "Collaborative CPU Performance Control" in the System Profile settings. * Added new power limiting option "Logical Processor Idling" in the Processor Settings

Installation instructions

            
Dell Update Package Instructions for DRMK
Download
1. Click the "Download Now" link to download the file.
2. If the Export Compliance Disclaimer window appears, click the "I agree" link if you accept the agreement.
3. When the File Download window appears, click "Save" to save the file to your hard drive.

Installation
NOTE: You must provide a DOS bootable media, such as a USB key. This executable file does not create the DOS system files.
1. Browse to the location where you downloaded the file.
2. Update the name of the file to DOS recognizable format (8.3). If you do not update the filename to 8.3 format, the filename will be truncated to 8.3 format.
3. Copy the file to the bootable device.
4. Boot the system to DOS by using the bootable device.
5. Run the executable under DOS. Follow the instructions provided by the flash utility.

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Dell Update Package Instructions for  EFI
Download
1. Click the "Download Now" link to download the file.
2. If the Export Compliance Disclaimer window appears, click the "I agree" link if you accept the agreement.
3. When the File Download window appears, click "Save" to save the file to your hard drive.

Installation

You can update the BIOS using a UEFI shell bootable media, such as a USB key. 

1. Copy the file to the bootable device with UEFI shell.
2. Boot the system to UEFI shell by using the bootable device.
3. Run the executable (.efi) under the UEFI shell. Follow the instructions provided by the flash utility.

You can also load this executable directly from BIOS Boot Manager without a UEFI shell bootable media. 
1. Copy the file to a USB device
2. Plug in the USB device and press F11 during POST to enter BIOS Boot Manager
3. Navigate to the System Utilities menu and select BIOS Update File Explorer
4. Select the USB device and navigate through the directory contents to find the executable (.efi)
5. Launch the executable and follow the instructions provided by the flash utility.            
        

Checksum

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MD5:
10d0befe41c6907d3d2af128d6e897f3
M420_BIOS_YJWH8_WN32_1.3.5.EXE
SHA1:
70548508905846ff86abdedb4649e4e5595761d7
M420_BIOS_YJWH8_WN32_1.3.5.EXE
SHA-256:
48e510a869be4c3bcfa2e0b2ee3619582cd49b7202726f13f499a33d6cf95e17
M420_BIOS_YJWH8_WN32_1.3.5.EXE

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