NytOwl
2 Bronze

Re: A05 Bios for Optiplex GX110

Send me the link, I'll check it out but the card has to have the features posted earlier.

 

Thanks a lot!

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tr4
4 Ruthenium

Re: A05 Bios for Optiplex GX110

Did you win a card?
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NytOwl
2 Bronze

Re: A05 Bios for Optiplex GX110

Not yet; but here's one I'll probably get....

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=290224710524&ssPageName=ADME:X:RTQ:US:1123

 

About CPUs, what was the highest speed CPU you used with the A09 bios?

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tr4
4 Ruthenium

Re: A05 Bios for Optiplex GX110

Thats the same card. The other guy was selling cheaper. Since you are not gaming, I don't know if you'll ever use that much memory.

Mine were 933, I've seen 1gig. There is a faster model, think 1.1 but may be impossible to find 

 

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NytOwl
2 Bronze

Re: A05 Bios for Optiplex GX110

Hi, tr4

 

Sorry to be so late replying to you too.

 

Here's the card I finally bought....

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=300218551086 .

 

It's the same card, same seller, but in a retail box.

I didn't want to take the time and trouble to bid for it so I just paid the Buy It Now price totaling $52.90, which is a bargain to me after the two 64 bit cards were shipped to me without my knowledge or consent.

That was a total waste of time etc. getting refunds and sending them back.

You're right about using that much memory and most of the other performance features but I had to take all that to get a card with the basics I wanted.

The brand of the eBay card is axle3d, and it's part # is AX-55/256D1C8CDT at  http://www.axle3d.com/e/product/product_detail.asp?sku=44
I checked out axle3d's home page to find out a little about them because I'd never heard of them.

They've been in business since 1988 I believe and their products have been sold mostly in the European/International market which may account for their lack of brand recognition to me.

Anyway the card I bought looks just like the XFX 5500 card and may be a "knock-off" copy of it. (Which the Chinese are noted for)

I'll be able to give a better assessment of the card soon I hope.

Here's another post I replied to with a little more about this video card...

http://www.dellcommunity.com/supportforums/board/message?board.id=Desktops_Workstation_Optiplex&mess...

 

About the GX 110s you've had; the 933s did have the A09 bios, right?  

 

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tr4
4 Ruthenium

Re: A05 Bios for Optiplex GX110

I did have the A09. Dell sold them with the 933 so it had to be covered. The pentiums are all ok. It's the cpu's thast are newer, the ones 1.2 and above that don't work. I guess they realized that a lot of people would not justify giving up the GX110 and buying something faster when a cpu upgrade would work. Since the A05 worked. it was not a hardware issue but a marketing decision.

I have many dells, they make a good machine but they are as most corporations more about themselves than the customer. That's why I get humored by some of the dell jelouts. It's the ford vs chevy argument for geeks.

Why don't you modify your A09 and offer it to them to post. Since the GX110 cannot ruin their marketing of new machines now, they should be glad to post it.

Glad my find of card works for you.  Since you'll be relying on nvidea for drivers, you don't have to worry about mfg support. 

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NytOwl
2 Bronze

Re: A05 Bios for Optiplex GX110

tr4:

Why don't you modify your A09 and offer it to them to post.

 

Peterfelgate's reply explains that modifying the A09 isn't easy; go back to his post early in this thread and read about it.

 

Since the GX110 cannot ruin their marketing of new machines now, they should be glad to post it.

 

The easiest thing would be for Dell to remove the speed inhibit with a final (A10) bios version just for good customer relations as I said earlier in this thread.

 

Thanks for the Nvidia lead, I had searched eBay before but used entries like "XFX Geforce" which didn't find anything I wanted. 

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7 Plutonium

Re: A05 Bios for Optiplex GX110


Jaton 3DForce6200 VIDEO-338 Graphics Card - 256MB - PCI - VIDEO

Would be the Recommended "Best Card"

 

http://www.buy.com/prod/jaton-3dforce6200-video-338-graphics-card-256mb-pci/q/loc/101/202903134.html


http://www.provantage.com/jaton-video-338pci-dvi~7JATM03W.htm

 


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NytOwl
2 Bronze

Re: A05 Bios for Optiplex GX110

 Hi, Speedstep!

 

I posted a reply over at.... 

 

http://www.dellcommunity.com/supportforums/board/message?board.id=Desktops_Workstation_Optiplex&thre...

 

Thanks for the reply!

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CALLMENUJAK
2 Iron

Re: A05 Bios for Optiplex GX110

I've got 2 of these GX110 in the SFF Chassis. (A06) Socket 370 & (A05) Slot 1, 1.4 Ghz & 1.3 Celeron Tualatin.

 

What Chassis do you have? 

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