Driver Details

Dell Server Custom BIOS, 3.0.3

Version

  • Version 3.0.3, 3.0.3

Compatibility

Operating Systems
  • Not Applicable

Applies to

INFO,NSRS,SET AHCI,OPTI;

Date

Release date
11 Feb 2009
Last Updated
03 Nov 2011

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:Non-Packaged
File Name:8071-030003.exe
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 557KB
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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To ensure the integrity of your download, please verify the checksum value.
MD5:
790cb4b4554851da293d2543a0627b6e
SHA1:
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SHA-256:
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File Format:Rel-Notes-Text
File Name:8071-030003BIOS.txt
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 3KB
Format DescriptionThis file format contains plain text which can be viewed with a standard text editor.
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MD5:
dc905e1bcdda1a2e7d332c63b79b24b2
SHA1:
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SHA-256:
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File Format:Floppy
File Name:OEMR-2970-BIOS-030003.exe
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 653KB
Format DescriptionThis file contains a compressed (or zipped) set of files. Download the file to a folder on your hard drive, then double-click it to unzip the set of files. Follow the instructions to complete the installation.
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MD5:
56b016206457a14e79b8d547fdce9002
SHA1:
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SHA-256:
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File Format:ISO Image
File Name:OEMR-2970-BIOS-030003.iso
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 1MB
Format DescriptionThis file contains an ISO image used to create a CDROM. Download the file to a folder on your hard drive, then create a CD using your preferred CD burning software.
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To ensure the integrity of your download, please verify the checksum value.
MD5:
a28059b26603017f13da5cb4da272cc6
SHA1:
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SHA-256:
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By downloading, you accept the terms of the Dell Software License Agreement.


Important Information

Dell logo/names has been removed from the BIOS splash screen and the BIOS setup screen. Everything else is identical to the Dell PE2970 3.0.3 BIOS.

Fixes & Enhancements

Enhancements:
* Updated support for newer AMD Opteron(R) Quad-Core Processors.
* Added BIOS Setup option to bypass F1/F2 warning message during POST.
* Updated the processor and memory initialization code.
* Updated the embedded 5708C PXE/iSCSI option ROM to version 4.4.4.
* Added Trusted Platform Module (TPM) support.
* Added SATA optical disk drive support.
* Updated support for AMD Opteron(R) Quad-Core Processors

Fixes:
* Fixed intermittent SATA Drive B not found error.
* Fixed Dual-Core AMD Opteron(R) Processors Virtulization (VT) disable error.
* Added support for AMD Opteron(R) Quad-Core Processors erratum.
* Removed CPUs No eXecute (NX) feature in BIOS Setup Configuration.

Installation instructions

Custom Instructions for 8071-030003.exe:

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.

Instructions for 8071-030003BIOS.txt:

1) Click Download now.
The File Download window appears.

2) Click the Save button.
The Save As window appears.

3) Select Desktop using the drop-down menu to the right of Save in.

4) Click the Save button.
A progress meter moves as the download is completed.

5) If necessary, click X in the upper right-hand corner of the Download Progress Window to close it upon completion.

6) Double click the Icon on your desktop for the newly saved file.
The Dell Bios Release Notes window appears.

Instructions for OEMR-2970-BIOS-030003.exe


NOTE: In order to create this diskette, this file must be downloaded to and executed on a system running Microsoft Windows.

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.
2. Run the executable file by double-clicking on the icon.
3. Click the Setup button.
4. Follow the directions to create the FlashBIOS update diskette.
5. Insert the created FlashBIOS update diskette in the target system.
6. Reboot the system.
7. When prompted, press the Y key to execute the FlashBIOS update.
8. Remove the diskette and reboot system.


Instructions for OEMR-2970-BIOS-030003.iso:

NOTE: In order to use this file, you need a CD-R or CD-RW and appropriate software to create a CD from the downloaded image

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. Follow your CD writing software vendor's instructions to create a CD from the downloaded .ISO file.


BIOS update instructions

1. Insert the CD into the CD-ROM drive.
2. Boot the system to the CD-ROM.
3. Follow the screen instructions to complete the BIOS update.

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