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Vostro 200 mini - New Bios, which processor?

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Hi,

This is reposted here because I mistakenly posted it to the wrong forum before (Desktop Video).

I've flashed my vostro 200 mini with the latest BIOS to get support for some new Intel processors, but as hard as I search I can not find a list of what processors are supported.

Currently I have the E4400 in a 0CU409 MB (Foxcon?).

Can anyone tell me what processors are supported now that the BIOS has be updated?

Thanks.


BIOS Release Notes
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Systems: Dell Vostro 200
Version: 1.0.16
Build Date: 09/20/2008
Fixes/Enhancements:
1.Supported new Intel Processors.

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shesagordie
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Re: Vostro 200 mini - New Bios, which processor?

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 Scaramangah

The post HERE by Chris M should help.

Bev.

 

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Scaramangah
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Re: Vostro 200 mini - New Bios, which processor?

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It does help, Bev.  Thanks!

He also replied to the post I mistakenly made on the video forum with some additional quad core processors.

For future reference these are after the BIOS Version: 1.0.16 upgrade:

F886J Yorkfield Quad Core, Q9550, 2.83GHz, 12MB, 1333FSB, E0
N650J Yorkfield Quad Core, Q9400, 2.66GHz, 6MB, 1333FSB, R0

Before the BIOS 1.0.16 upgrade they are:

YU562 Conroe Dual Core E2140, 1.6G, 1MB, 800FSB, M0
XT482 Conroe Dual Core E2140, 1.6G, 1MB, 800FSB, L2
XT481 Conroe Dual Core E2160, 1.8G, 1MB, 800FSB, L2
YU563 Conroe Dual Core E2160, 1.8G, 1MB, 800FSB, M0
RX391 Conroe Dual Core E2180, 2.0G, 1MB, 800FSB, M0
HU587 Conroe Dual Core E4300, 1.8G, 2MB, 800FSB, L2
DX483 Conroe Dual Core E4400, 2.00G, 2MB, 800FSB, L2
RX522 Conroe Dual Core E4400, 2.00G, 2MB, 800FSB, M0
MP159 Conroe Dual Core E4500, 2.20G, 2MB, 800FSB, M0
CY593 Conroe Dual Core E4600, 2.4G, 2MB, 800FSB, M0
Y933C Conroe Dual Core E4700, 2.6G, 2MB, 800FSB, G0
DX485 Conroe Dual Core E6320, 1.86G, 4MB, 1066FSB, B2
DX484 Conroe Dual Core E6420, 2.13G, 4MB, 1066FSB, B2
MP160 Conroe Dual Core E6550, 2.33G, 4MB, 1333FSB
KU345 Conroe Dual Core E6600, 2.4G, 4MB, 1066FSB, B2
PN416 Conroe Dual Core E6700, 2.66G, 4MB, 1066FSB, B2
MP162 Conroe Dual Core E6750, 2.66G, 4MB, 1333FSB, G0
MP628 Conroe Dual Core E6850, 3.0G, 4MB, 1333FSB, G0
Y442H Wolfdale Dual Core E7300, 2.66G, 3MB, 65W,M0
Y932C Wolfdale Dual Core E8200, 2.66G, 6MB, 1333FSB, 65W, C0
K905F Wolfdale Dual Core E8300, 2.83G, 6MB, 1333FSB, 65W, C0
H399J Wolfdale Dual Core E8400, 3.00G, 6MB, 1333FSB, 65W, E0
Y935C Wolfdale Dual Core E8400, 3.0G, 6MB, 1333FSB, 65W, C0
Y934C Wolfdale Dual Core E8500, 3.16G, 6MB, 1333FSB, 65W, C0
D923J Wolfdale Dual Core E8500, 3.16G, 6MB, 1333FSB, 65W, E0

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shesagordie
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 Scaramangah

You are welcome and thank's for the heads up.

Bev.

 

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Parthros
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Re: Vostro 200 mini - New Bios, which processor?

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Hey, does that mean that even if we have the old motherboard, with the new BIOS (which I updated just 10 mins ago), I will be able to use a Q9550?  Because previously, Dell claimed that only Dual Core processor worked, and when I installed a Q9550, the computer wouldn't boot up.  That was on bios 1.0.15.

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Hey, does that mean that even if we have the old motherboard, with the new BIOS (which I updated just 10 mins ago), I will be able to use a Q9550?  Because previously, Dell claimed that only Dual Core processor worked, and when I installed a Q9550, the computer wouldn't boot up.  That was on bios 1.0.15.


I've been always concerned about it, Is there an rignt answer for the problem? I have the issue which is similar to what you have faced.
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shesagordie
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Re: Vostro 200 mini - New Bios, which processor?

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Thelma.Coltrane

Dell used two motherboard versions in their Vostro 200 and Inspiron 530 desktops.

Assuming that you have a Vostro 200MT, if you have the FoxConn G33m02 [Dell P/N ORY007] motherboard and 300w PSU installed, then Core 2 Quad processors are not supported.

To use Core 2 Quad processors, a 0FM586 [FoxConn G33m03]  motherboard and a 350w power supply, is required.

Unless the computer was ordered from with a Core 2 Quad, then the motherboard that's installed will be the FoxConn G33m02 [Dell P/N ORY007].

Reading the thread HERE may also, help.

Bev

 

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Re: Vostro 200 mini - New Bios, which processor?

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Well, the new BIOS (Version 1.0.16) will only support the Quad Core processor IF you have the G33M03 motherboard.  Otherwise, you will need to buy a G33M03 motherboard, use a Core 2 Duo processor, flash the BIOS to the newest version, then the Q9550 will work.  The G33M02 only supports Dual core processors because it doesn't have enough voltage regulators to support Quad core processors.  If you don't know which motherboard you have, you can open your case and look on the motherboard and you'll be able to see which one you have (the product number is printed in white on the motherboard).  You can find a G33M03 here:

 

http://www.discountelectronics.com/index.php?l=product_detail&p=14482

 

As far as I know, this is the ONLY place to buy a G33M03 that is guaranteed to work and has a warranty.

Also, don't forget to upgrade your power supply to AT LEAST a 350 Watt.  I suggest getting higher like a 550 Watt or more.

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