Dell PE3250 6M Core Processor BIOS, A04

PowerEdge 3250, BIOS A04 system update package for 6M Core Pocessors.

Fixes & Enhancements

For BIOS, the following issues are resolved in this update:
· SAL_GET_STATE_INFO ever returns an error when INIT interrupt is called
· SMBIOS implementation reports memory size 0 for all modules
· SAL PAL shadow base alignment to 1MB boundary in SAL to fix Windows RTM page boundary issue
· Processor Retest fails if you enable clear SEL and Proc Retest at same time in BIOS.
· SAL misfunctioning towards INIT interrupt management
· SAL - 3.2 SPEC change
· SAL init handler checksum fix
· SAL cache flush procedure modified to handle bigger cache size
· Some USB keyfobs do not work in EFI
· SMBIOS table CPU max Speed incorrect
· Error running some EFI shell scripts: "Cannot read from file - Device Error"
· Changed the LID register programming to support DP versions of Itanium® 2 processors with 9M
· 5 minute delay in EFI while performing DHCP
· Error message in EFI when BMC set to DHCP

The following BMC issues are resolved in this update:
· POWER_SUPPLY sensors reporting a wrong "presence"
· AC Lost SEL Events are reversed
· This release contains a fix for a Madison 6M processor errata which sometimes causes the
processor to come up in IO loop-back mode. This fix checks the SNC early for signs that the
processor is in this state, and if so, does an early, pre-emptive reset.
· Cannot recover "failed BIST" processors with Mad6M PR6.2 or Mad9M PR2.0
· Inconsistent FP status LED behavior relating to power state
· Incorrect behavior of System status LED during PSU and AC events


Version A04, A04

Release date

19 Jun 2006

Last Updated

03 Nov 2011


Available formats

File Format:Hard-Drive
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 30 MB
Format 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.
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Installation instructions
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1. Click the "Download Now" link to download the file.
2. If the Export Compliance Disclaimer window appears, click the "I agree" link to accept the agreement.
3. When the File Download window appears, click "Save" to save the file to your hard drive.
Extract Files
1. Browse to the location where you downloaded the file and double-click the new file to unzip the download package.
2. Specify the location to unzip the files.
3. Click on the unzip button to extract files.
1. See ReadMe for instructions.
Warning: Do not turn off your computer or disconnect from your power source while updating the BIOS or you may harm your computer. During the update, your computer will restart and you will briefly see a black screen.

This driver has been tested by both the independent software vendor (ISV) and Dell on the operating systems, graphics cards, and application supported by your device to ensure maximum compatibility and performance. Details

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).