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Dell Server BIOS PowerEdge M820 Version 1.3.6

PowerEdge M820 BIOS Version 1.3.6

Version

Version 1.3.6, 1.3.6

Compatibility

Systems
Operating Systems
  • Not Applicable

Applies to

Server BIOS 12G;

Date

Release date
10/8/2012
Last Updated
5/5/2014

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).

Available formats

File Format:Update Package for Microsoft® Windows®
File Name:M820_BIOS_7GPXY_WN32_1.3.6.EXE
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 7MB
Format DescriptionDell 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.
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To ensure the integrity of your download, please verify the checksum value.
MD5:
cc579d17eb6d9ce231df8f8729cac006
SHA1:
8fc8beb245c26386e84aba58013b6e5a9b76b7d5
SHA-256:
15664113a0e90ca9cfcbf5535b837e4081cf01896930633ebcc6449e6dbe1b93

File Format:Non-Packaged
File Name:M820-010306C.exe
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 2MB
Format DescriptionThis 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.
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MD5:
d3481fd2b5a48d3a8e769aec8595d0ea
SHA1:
af0eba192f0c981a6835d23e4766cd8e3c348480
SHA-256:
4b36e2576e569daad4ba856f4c237c361ec557a7259b68ef24dd0f6bfd337b45

File Format:Rel-Notes-Text
File Name:M820-010306CBIOS.txt
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 6KB
Format DescriptionThis file format contains plain text which can be viewed with a standard text editor.
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MD5:
82d2a8298a3e35914dd4236c2dea4602
SHA1:
4b22dd595c1098471b009a32daf24706ceea72d6
SHA-256:
9511731e0fde6df1eb2d61b06732417ec16abf056dba5ac3749a7b62fa9c250b

File Format:Hard-Drive
File Name:M820-010306C.efi
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 8MB
Format DescriptionThis 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.
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MD5:
e6b0d52f7ac451eefeeb4b68fe79a9dd
SHA1:
483cd523f25cdf2f68a550d9f4206ade93dfe632
SHA-256:
54ccb91a1fe1c2a54112a3fb88f8b2161e4ddcbaceeb954b5723d38822d1f2e4

By downloading, you accept the terms of the Dell Software License Agreement.


Important Information

None

Fixes & Enhancements

* Updated Authenticated Code Module (ACM)
* Updated memory reference code
* Updated processor reference code
* Updated chipset reference code to improve PCIe x16 slot performance
* 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
* 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
* Corrected an issue where HPET resources are not reported to OS

Installation instructions

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.
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Dell Update Package Instructions for Linux DUP:
Download
1. Click the "Download Now" link to download the file.
2. When the File Download window appears, click "Save" to save the file to your hard drive.
Installation
1. Read over the release information presented by executing the "./[model]_BIOS_LX_[revision].BIN --version" command from the shell.
2. Download and install any prerequisites identified in the above step before proceeding.
3. Install any necessary Embedded Systems Management firmware prior to this BIOS update.
4. Run the update by executing "./[model]_BIOS_LX_[version].BIN" from the shell.
5. Follow the remaining prompts to perform the update.
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Dell Update Package Instructions for Windows Dup:
Download
1. Click the "Download Now" link to download the file.
2. When the File Download window appears, click "Save" to save the file to your hard drive.
Installation
1. Browse to the location where you downloaded the file and double-click the new file.
2. Read over the release information presented in the dialog window.
3. Download and install any prerequisites identified in the dialog window before proceeding.
4. Install any necessary Embedded Systems Management firmware prior to this BIOS update.
5. Click the Install button.
6. Follow the remaining prompts to perform the update.
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GnuPG Signature of Dell Update Package Instructions:
Download
1. Click the "Download Now" link to download the file.
2. When the "File Download" window appears, click "Save" to save the file to your hard drive.
Installation
1. Import the Dell public key. (You only need to do once on your system.)
2. Verify the Dell Update Package by using its signature file, [model]_BIOS_LX_[version].BIN.sign

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