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Dell Server System BIOS, A04

PowerEdge 8450, BIOS, version A04

This self-extracting executable contains diskette images.

Fixes & Enhancements

SEE RELEASE NOTES.

Version

Version A04, A04

Category

BIOS

Release date

28 Mar 2001

Last Updated

03 Nov 2011

Importance

Available formats

File Format:Floppy
File Name:B6899R04.exe
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 741 KB
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.
To ensure the integrity of your download, please verify the checksum value.
MD5:
b32720d0df1a16eeabfa9cb8c4428c10
SHA1:
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SHA-256:
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Applies to
Server System BIOS
Installation instructions
To update the BIOS, do the following:

1. Note the settings of the SETUP parameters. Enter SETUP by hitting the F2 key during boot up. Write down the settings for each of the parameters. At the end of the BIOS update process you should set the parameters to default values by hitting the F9 key, and then re-enter the values you have written down.

2. Insert the BIOS Update Diskette into drive A:.

3. Reset the system.

4. System boots the BIOS Update Diskette.

5. Choose option 1 to update the BIOS.

6. System will automatically reboot once finishing BIOS update.

Please remove the floppy diskette from drive A:.

7. Check to make sure the BIOS version is the new version as the system reboots.

8. Enter Setup by pressing the F2 key during boot up. Once in Setup, press the F9 to set the parameters back to default values. Re-enter the values you wrote down at the beginning of this process. If you do not set the CMOS values back to defaults using the F9 key, the system may function erratically.



Important Information
DELL COMPUTER CORPORATION
BIOS RELEASE NOTES

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System: Dell(TM) PowerEdge(TM) 8450
Version: A04
Release Date: 9/29/2000

1. Fixed memory ordering failure reported against profusion
2. Disabling L2 cache in BIOS setup is not clear on POST messages.
3. Resolved BIOS corruption issues.
4. Fixed incorrect DMI table in memory.

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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.

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