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Dell XPS 410 (Dimension 9200) bios

OK after much searching and research I cannot verify which of the bios updates is newer version 2.5.3 from Dec  07 updated in 2011 or 2.5.1 from Aug. 07 updated in 2012.. does anyone here know for sure if the 2.5.3 version is actually the newer updated bios<>?

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RE: Dell XPS 410 (Dimension 9200) bios

The higher the version number, the more recent the file.

Sometimes "Last updated" changes even when file is older, possibly because the file was reloaded on the website, or a change was made to its "package" (the software that installs it), etc...

If you already have 2.5.3 and try to flash 2.5.1, you'll likely get an error message. But you should be able to update from 2.5.1 to 2.5.3.

Keep in mind that BIOS updates are recommended only when the update fixes a problem you actually have. So if you don't have the NIC problem addressed by 2.5.3 , you can stay with 2.5.1.

And there's always a small chance a BIOS update will fail and turn the motherboard into a useless brick...

Ron

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   I am not a Dell employee

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Cobblemike
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RE: Dell XPS 410 (Dimension 9200) bios

this tends to be true but again the dates on the updates seem to be contrary to the versions, .. and the system does let me go to 2.5.1..and my interest is for processor support updates, 2.5.1 and 2.5.3 both seem to be working for the x6700. but still leaves me wondering,

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RE: Dell XPS 410 (Dimension 9200) bios

As I said, the dates may change even if the file itself doesn't change. Ignore the date, rely on the version number.

Ron

   Forum Member since 2004
   I am not a Dell employee

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