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Dell Inspiron 530 G33M03 motherboard BIOS update

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I have just replaced myG33M03 motherboard in my Inspiron Desktop 530. It had system BIOS 1.0.18.

I replaced it with the same board G33M03. It came with BIOS version 1.0.13. I need to update the outdated BIOS.

I have downloaded and tried to run BIOS 1.0.15, 1.0.16 and 1.0.18 from Dell. None of these will work. I have installed Vista -32 bit onto one hard drive, and Windows 7-64 on another. Neither operating system will allow me to install any of these versions.

When I install, I get this error,“ The BOIS Bin file was not for this system!”. Then I get a Win flash error saying “No operation” while running Windows 7 and also in Vista.

I read some where that you have to have a Core 2 Duo Intel processor to update BIOS. So I removed my Q6850 with a spare E4400 that I had.

My Inspiron 530 originally came with a G33M02.

I am wondering if the BIOS drivers for the G33M02 are the same as G33M03 drivers? If they are, does anyone know what am I doing wrong?

Any advice would be great.

Thanks in advance Steve

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RE: Dell Inspiron 530 G33M03 motherboard BIOS update

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I have fixed the issue of going to 1.0.18 and to Windows 10 without any issues.. You need a motherboard from an Inspiron 530. Not one from a Vostro 400. "The first , not all the numbers on your motherboard, must match these" CN-OFM568-73604-81F-0000. This is the motherboard that I used.

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 I researched and found the Vostro 400 uses this motherboard, so I downloaded that Bios update from Dell for the Vostro which worked! (1.0.15) I would still like to be able to install version 1.0.18. Any help would be appreciated

Thanks Steve.

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RE: Dell Inspiron 530 G33M03 motherboard BIOS update

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actractor55

Assuming that you have the Inspiron 530 MT and not the 530s Slimline model.

As you are using a Core 2 Quad processor, did you upgrade the default 300w PSU, that was installed with all Core 2 Duo/G33M02 systems, to the 350w [or higher] PSU the Core 2 Quad/G33M03 systems require?

The BIOS versions are the same for both the G33M02 and the G33M03 motherboards, the only BIOS version you need install is the latest version

I have no idea what you are 'doing wrong', are you following Dell's instructions, as published on Dell's download page.

Bev. 

 


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RE: Dell Inspiron 530 G33M03 motherboard BIOS update

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Thanks for your response. Yes, I have a 480 watt PSU. I installed it when I installed the Core 2 Quad processor and upgraded from 4GB. RAM to 8GB. RAM. I made the upgrades when I installed the first G33M03 motherboard.

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Did you get the G33mo3 to bios lastet update if so plz tell me what to to i need it too

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i just researched and found vostro 400 bios and work but only 1.0.15is it a way to get 1.0.18.

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Thank you for responding. I have the vostro 400 bios 1.0.15 installed. 1.0.18 will not install on this computer. I have the G33mo3 mother board with a 480 power supply, a Core 2 Extreme q6850 processor. 8Gb ram. I even tried another G33mo3 motherboard with no luck. I was reading in another forum where someone used a 2.0GHz duel core processor and installed Windows Vista, the operating system that it originally came with my Inspiron 530. In order to get the 1.0.18 bios to install. I tried doing that and had no luck at all. When ever I attempt to install 1.0.18, I get an error message that said that "This BIOS Bin file was not for this system!" whether I try to update in Vista or Windows 7. I just found out that the existing bios version 1.0.15 will not allow me to upgrade to Windows 10 with a q9650 processor. I get an error that says that because of the processor Windows 10 cannot be installed on this machine. I use a q9650 in other computers with Windows 10 with no issues. So I am using a q6850 instead. Any advice would be appreciated. I would really like to use a q9650 and bios version 1.0.18. the processor runs cooler and has newer technology.

Thanks Again

Steve

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I am having the same issue.  I have a 530s and want to put a Q9650 in it so I upgraded the motherboard from a G33M02 to a G33M03 (upgraded the power supply as well).  According to this discussion (http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/desktop/f/3514/t/19367969) You need to have BIOS 1.0.15 or higher installed for the motherboard to recognize the Q9650.  Since the motherboard I got of eBay was only at 1.0.13, I went on the Dell support site and download the latest BIOS which was 1.0.18.  Then I got the same “The BIOS Bin file was not for this system!” error. 

Thanks for the the tip of using the BIOS for a Vostro 400.  Downloading 1.0.15 for the Vostro 400 worked for me and since I just wanted the Q9650 to run Windows 7 64.  I am done for now....

Regarding the problem of getting to 1.0.18 have you tried to update the BIOS from a bootable USB drive rather than run the WIndows utility?  There was a good discussion of that here http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/desktop/f/3514/t/19265195

That discussion kind of made me wonder if I need to go to 1.0.18, but from your problems it seems this will be necessary if I want to go to Windows 10.  Give the bootable USB method a shot.

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I have fixed the issue of going to 1.0.18 and to Windows 10 without any issues.. You need a motherboard from an Inspiron 530. Not one from a Vostro 400. "The first , not all the numbers on your motherboard, must match these" CN-OFM568-73604-81F-0000. This is the motherboard that I used.

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I believe you have a typo (two numbers transposed) in the motherboard model.  For the Inspiron 530 it is Dell part number FM586 (in the second group of numbers).  

The motherboard I picked up on eBay was the GN723 (for the Vostro 400).  Both the FM586 and GN723 are Foxconn part number DG33M03 but it seems they are not 100% compatible if you are upgrading to WIndows 10 and have a Q9650 CPU!  

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