Driver Details

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 Vostro 3650/3653/3250 System BIOS

This package provides the Dell System BIOS update and is supported on Dell Vostro 3650, Dell Vostro 3653, Dell Vostro 3250 for Windows and DOS Operating Systems.

Fixes & Enhancements

Fixes
- Updated chipset SPI flash configuration.
- Updated UEFI variable input validation.
- Updated the handling of 3rd party Option ROM loading.
- Updated SPI flash command configuration settings.
- Updated Intel ME Firmware to address security advisory INTEL-SA-00086 (CVE-2017-5705 & CVE-2017-5708)
- Update to the latest CPU microcode to address CVE-2017-5715.
- Fixed no POST display with dual monitors connected.

Enhancements
- Not Applicable.

Version

Version 3.5.2, 3.5.2

Category

BIOS

Release date

06 Feb 2018

Last Updated

06 Feb 2018

Importance

Available formats

File Format:Windows/DOS
File Name:Inspiron_3650_3250_Vostro_3650_3653_3250_3.5.2.exe
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 7 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:
b375067c0ad18e0d38248ed6ec71e41e
SHA1:
29b314e484726a9fa8e41f8eee3e441c9353a5b6
SHA-256:
33f9785b61eac03b257ce112435f4e511869bc0d8166eed95d0abc3803010165

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

Applies to
Dell Inspiron 3653
Dell Vostro 3250
Dell Vostro 3650
Installation instructions
BIOS Update Executable for Windows/DOS

Download
1. Click Download File, to download the file.
2. When the File Download window appears, click Save to save the file to your hard drive.

Run the BIOS update utility from Windows environment
1. Browse to the location where you downloaded the file and double-click the new file.
2. Windows System will auto restart and update BIOS while system startup screen.
3. After BIOS update finished, system will auto reboot to take effect.

Run the BIOS update utility from DOS environment, if Legacy Boot mode (Non-Windows users)
1. Copy the downloaded file to a bootable DOS USB key.
2. Power on the system, then Press F12 key and Select "USB Storage Device" and Boot to DOS prompt.
3. Run the file by typing copied file name where the executable is located.
4. DOS System will auto restart and update BIOS while system startup screen.
5. After BIOS update finished, system will auto reboot to take effect.

Run the BIOS update utility from DOS environment, if UEFI Boot mode with Load Legacy Option disabled (Non-Windows users)
1. Copy the downloaded file to a bootable DOS USB key.
2. Power on the system, then go to BIOS Setup by pressing F2 and go to "Boot > Boot List Option".
3. Change "UEFI" to "Legacy" of Boot List Option.
4. Go to "Exit > Exit Save Changes" and reboot system.
5. Press F12, then Select "USB Storage Device" and Boot to DOS prompt.
6. Run the file by typing copied file name where the executable is located.
7. DOS System will auto restart and update BIOS while system startup screen.
8. After BIOS update finished, system will auto reboot.
9. Go to BIOS Setup by pressing F2 and go to "Boot > Boot List Option".
10. Change "Legacy" to "UEFI" Boot Option.
11. Go to "Exit > Exit Save Changes" and reboot system.

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Note 1: You will need to provide a bootable DOS USB key. This executable file does not create the DOS system files.
Note 2: Please make sure you suspend BitLocker encryption before updating BIOS on a BitLocker enabled system.
If you don't enable BitLocker on your system you can ignore it.
Important Information
Do NOT power off the system until the process of updating(flashing) BIOS has been done.
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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 highly recommends applying this update as soon as possible. The update contains changes to improve the reliability and availability of your Dell system.