Warning: Do not turn off your computer or disconnect from your power source while updating the BIOS or you may harm your computer. During the update, your computer will restart and you will briefly see a black screen.

Dell Precision T5500 System BIOS, A04

Dell Precision T5500 A04 System BIOS

Fixes & Enhancements

1. Supported E5620, E5630, E5640, X5650, X5660, X5667, X5670, X5677, X5680, W3680 CPUs.
2. Updated Intel Xeon?500/5600 Platform Reference Code to revision P2.7
3. Removed S1 support.
4. Removed "Optional HDD fan" support.
5. Reported riser's DIMMs information(asset tag, serail number) in SMBIOS.
6. Used the same fan setting before and after S3.
7. Enhanced the compatibility with certain PCI-Express Gen1 cards.
8. Enhanced NUMA under RHEL5.3.
9. Removed HDD Acoustic support.

Version

Version A04, A04

Category

BIOS

Release date

15 Mar 2010

Last Updated

07 Jul 2012

Importance

Available formats

File Format:Linux
File Name:T5500A04.BIN
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 882 KB
Format Description:This file format consists of a BIOS executable file. This format can be used to install from Linux.
To ensure the integrity of your download, please verify the checksum value.
MD5:
565430f5b34d79e71883565752e91318
SHA1:
Not available
SHA-256:
Not available
File Format:Windows/DOS
File Name:T5500A04.EXE
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 1 MB
Format Description:This file format consists of a BIOS executable file. The Universal (Windows/MS DOS) format can be used to install from any Windows or MS DOS environment.
To ensure the integrity of your download, please verify the checksum value.
MD5:
c5e86e22f603ac5a6e6ba1366c25de66
SHA1:
Not available
SHA-256:
Not available

By downloading, you accept the terms of the Dell Software License Agreement.

Applies to
PRECISION T5500 SYSTEM BIOS
Installation instructions
Installation Instructions for Linux

  1. If not already logged in as root, change user ID to root.


  2. At the shell, switch to run level 1 by executing "init 1".


  3. Make the update program executable by executing "chmod u+x update_program_name".


  4. Run the update by executing "./update_program_name" from the shell.


  5. Follow the remaining prompts to perform the update.


  6. For help, type "./update_program_name --help" at the shell prompt.





Installation Instructions for the Universal (Windows/ DOS) format


  1. Download file to Desktop


  2. Use one of the methods below to flash the Bios.






Download file to Desktop


The file T5500A04.EXE is using the Universal (Windows/ DOS) format and is designed to be directly executed from Windows environment.


  1. Click Download now.
    The File Download window appears.


  2. Click the Save button.
    The Save As window appears.


  3. Select Desktop using the drop-down menu to the right of Save in.


  4. Click the Save button.
    A progress meter moves as the download is completed.


  5. If necessary, click X in the upper right-hand corner of the Download Progress Window to close it upon completion.


NOTE: Shut down all other applications prior to running the BIOS update utility. The update utility reboots your system in order to get the new BIOS loaded.



Run the BIOS update utility from Windows environment


  1. Double click the Icon on your desktop labeled T5500A04.EXE.
    The Dell BIOS Flash window appears


  2. Click the Continue button.
    The message Pressing OK will close all applications, shut down Windows, Flash the BIOS, then reboot. appears.


  3. Click the OK button.
    The system will restart and the BIOS Flash will be completed.



Run the BIOS update utility from DOS environment (Non-Windows users)


NOTE: You will need to provide a bootable DOS diskette. This executable file does not create the DOS system files.

  1. Copy the file T5500A04.EXE to a bootable floppy.


  2. Boot from the floppy to the DOS prompt.


  3. Run the file by typing Y:\T5500A04.EXE (where y is the drive letter where the executable is located).









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Warning: Do not turn off your computer or disconnect from your power source while updating the BIOS or you may harm your computer. During the update, your computer will restart and you will briefly see a black screen.

This driver has been tested by both the independent software vendor (ISV) and Dell on the operating systems, graphics cards, and application supported by your device to ensure maximum compatibility and performance. Details

Dell recommends applying this update during your next scheduled update cycle. The update contains feature enhancements or changes that will help keep your system software current and compatible with other system modules (firmware, BIOS, drivers and software).