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Dell Latitude C800 System BIOS, A13

Latitude C800 FlashBIOS Version A13
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Fixes & Enhancements

The following updates were made to the A12 BIOS to create the A13 BIOS:

Issues Fixed:
1. Fixed issue in which video jitter is observed on external CRTs when in certain video modes.
2. Fixed issue in which the system will hang under Windows 2000 when attempting to suspend with a TV set as the primary display while a CRT is connected.
3. Fixed issue in which the Fortezza encryption card is not recognized when a 3COM Mini-PCI NIC is installed and enabled in System Setup.
4. Fixed issue seen with dual-speed processors when the 'CPU Battery Setup' field is set to 'Maximum Performance' in System Setup: The processor will transition to the low speed after two suspend/resume cycles when no AC power is attached to the system.

Enhancements:
1. The ATI video BIOS has been upgraded to version 4.089.
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Version

A13, A13

Release date

01 Aug 2001

Download Type

System BIOS

Category

BIOS

Importance

Optional
Dell Technologies recommends reviewing this update to determine if it applies to your system. The update contains changes that impact only certain configurations or provides new features that may or may not apply to your environment.
Available formats

File Format: One or more self extracting disk images inside of a self extracting zip
File Name: C800-A13.exe
File Size: 1.27 MB
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.
MD5:
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SHA1:
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SHA-256:
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File Format: Flash BIOS executable
File Name: C800_A13.EXE
File Size: 338.68 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.
MD5:
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SHA1:
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SHA-256:
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File Format: A text file containing customer friendly fixes and enhancements information
File Name: C800_A13.TXT
File Size: 15.57 KB
Format Description:
This file format contains plain text which can be viewed with a standard text editor.
To ensure the integrity of your download, please verify the checksum value.
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This is a self-extracting file that contains the A13 System BIOS for the Latitude C800 notebook. After downloading, run the C800-A13.EXE file from within Windows ONLY, and it will create the bootable BIOS disk. Reboot the system with this disk in the A: drive to flash the system BIOS.

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