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 OptiPlex 980 System BIOS

This package provides the Dell System BIOS Update and is supported on Dell OptiPlex 980 for Windows and DOS Operating Systems.

Fixes & Enhancements

Fixes:
- Update to the latest CPU microcode to address CVE-2017-5715 and associated Intel Reboot issue.

Enhancements:
- Not Applicable.

Version

Version A18, A18

Category

BIOS

Release date

23 Mar 2018

Last Updated

23 Mar 2018

Importance

Available formats

File Format:Windows/DOS
File Name:O980-A18.EXE
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 3 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:
2fbf04d65ccafe817c92e2687541f213
SHA1:
2b6ab2f0d91648f69caefe2efe846baeb5c841c6
SHA-256:
5f95f2e94c02ca3ffe7bc2acdec200ff39336839c4c68de524acb6a94a556847

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

Applies to
Dell Optiplex 980
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. After BIOS update finished, system will auto reboot to take effect.

Run the BIOS update utility from DOS environment (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. After BIOS update finished, system will auto reboot to take effect.

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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.
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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.