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Dell OptiPlex System BIOS, A08

Optiplex GX300 A08 FlashBIOS

Fixes & Enhancements

The following changes have been made to BIOS rev A07 to create A08:

1. Fixed multi-processor PCI interrupt routing table to report bridges and slot routing and handle non-hierarchal busses correctly.

2. Added USB controller enable/disable option in setup.

3. Added support for 256MBit and 288Mbit RIMMs.

4. Extended copyright to include 2001.

5. Added support for SST and STM FLASH devices.

6. Updated software timing mechanism (MAGIC_STONE).

7. Fixed problem where USB handling could cause PS/2 mouse or keyboard data to be overwritten.

8. Fixed potential PCI bug with multi-function cards.


Version A08, A08



Release date

02 May 2001

Last Updated

03 Nov 2011


Available formats

File Format:Floppy
File Name:BGX30008.exe
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 408 KB
Format Description:This 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.
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File Format:Non-Packaged
File Name:GX300A08.EXE
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 256 KB
Format 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.
To ensure the integrity of your download, please verify the checksum value.
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Applies to
OptiPlex System BIOS
Installation instructions
After downloading, execute this program from your WINDOWS system.

It will create a 'bootable' diskette that contains the BIOS update.

Boot the diskette, and the system will prompt the user for any required input while performing the BIOS update process.
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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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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 the customer review specifics about the update to determine if it applies to your system. The update contains changes that impact only certain configurations, or provides new features that may/may not apply to your environment.