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Replaced MOBO on Dell 5510 BIOS sticker on MOBO says A05, system in still has BIOS of A07

Q: Replaced MOBO on Dell 5510 BIOS sticker on MOBO says A05, system in still has BIOS of A07

I replaced the mobo on my Dell 5510. Purchased from Dell. Sticker on mobo says BIOS ver A05. About every other day I get blue screen and physical dump of memory. My system info says my BIOS ver is A07. How do I go about changing BIOS? Is it as simple as pulling battery for 15 seconds? Some have offered this suggestion but I get a little worried at "friends" advice.

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A: Replaced MOBO on Dell 5510 BIOS sticker on MOBO says A05, system in still has BIOS of A07

Removing the battery won't change the BIOS version. You need to download the version you require from the Dell site. From Windows you "flash" the BIOS. Take your time preparing for this. If anything goes wrong you will wreck your motherboard.
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A:GPU Bios showing up before Mobo BIOS (slowing boot up time)

It will still have to do it's thing...even if you manage to make it disappear....I have had systems in the past that has done that same thing...if speed is what your after a SSD will do more for that.
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A:Ami Bios or MOBO? Not even reaching Bios screen

Consider the PSU may have failed.
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A:Win 8 key missing, Dell claims it's SOLDERED to MOBO & no access unless replaced

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A:BIOS? HDD? Mobo? I know not...

It could be a number of things; the first thing I would try is checking all of the connections on your Hard Drive! That's one of the most common problems, they call it the three C's. Connections, connections, connections. Seeing as it is an ancient machine, how long has it been since you cleaned it out. (dust, gunk, etc....)

Second thing, you know the capacitors on the motherboard? Check to make sure that they aren't bulging, per the image attached.!.jpg

Next, I wouldn't suggest flashing your BIOS so much. That should only be done on extreme occasions and usually only when doing major upgrades to your workstation where your motherboard isn't 100% compatible with the old BIOS. That doesn't really sound like the situation here though.

As far as killing svchost.exe--as you found that doesn't have anything to do with your problem. From the mouth of wikipedia:

"In software Svchost.exe is a generic host process name for services that run from dynamic-link libraries (DLLs) within the Microsoft Windows operating system. At startup, Svchost.exe checks the services part of the registry to construct a list of services that it must load. Multiple instances of Svchost.exe can run at the same time. Each Svchost.exe session can contain a grouping of services. Therefore, separate services can run, depending on how and where Svchost.exe is started. This grouping of services permits better control and easier debugging, but it also causes some difficulty for end users wishing to see the memory usage or vendor legitimacy of individual services and processes. End users in Windows XP Professional (and derivatives, such as Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP Media Center Edition) can run the following command at the system prompt to get a breakdown:

tasklist /svc /fi "imagename eq svchost.exe"

Hopefully that helps for future reference.

As far as your hard drive goes, have you changed any of your hardware configuration? i.e. added a CD-ROM Drive or changed your slave/master configuration?

Your Hard Drive could simply be going bad as well! Do you have a spare Hard Drive that you could install Windows on and see if that one boots just fine?

You've done a good job of trying things to narrow it down--maybe we can narrow it down more and solve your (and now my) curiousity bug! :) Keep me posted!
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A:Mobo bios does not see all of my ram.

first off, i'd like to point out that running 4 gigs of non-ecc ram and/or using all 4 memory slots is a bad idea. reliability and performance take a big hit, one that often negates the advantages of more ram.

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A:Bad MOBO, CPU, BIOS or ?

Probably the board. When a processor goes bad you usually get beeps or no activity.
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A:Mobo or just BIOS

Ok quick update, i think this is the HD now.
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A:Is it my BIOS, or my MOBO?

When you get into the BIOS setup, does it recognize the drive?
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A:HP mobo BIOS and drivers

If your Computer was manufactured in the Model run that you quote as "2003 era" then this is your BIOS driver. The difference between the two MoBo might not be that significant but if you really want check get a magnifying glass and check all the stripes on all the DIODES. One different colored line or different combination of the all the same colors but in a different sequence is an actual difference in manufacturing technique. Maybe you should use a microscope just in-case the difference is only that big.
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A:Bios/Mobo Issue

It could have been a bad flash. corruption in the bios will cause it to reset every boot.
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A:New MOBO and Need New Bios & Drivers

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A:Help with Mobo Bios Update

what did you update? If you did not complete updating your BIOS, you will need to send the motherboard into the manufactuer for a physical hardware reprogram. BIOS updating is one area where you need to be exact, precise, and patient. It is not an amateur task.

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A:mobo isn't booting into bios

You need to do the "barebones" startup. Just the RAM, CPU with heat sink etc, and the monitor hooked up. If it works add components until you have a problem. It it doesn't work try the same thing with the MB out of the case on a non conductive surface. If it still doesn't work then you are left with trying to troubleshoot RAM, power supply, overheating or the motherboard.
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A:Bios/ Mobo messed up, need help please

hmmm... you should get SOMETHING with just the CPU plugged in... even with the memory pulled out.

Your system might have died, and sticking in RAM into it might have damaged your "old" memory... speculating. I or anyone else wasn't there... and don't know anything about your hardware.

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A:Mobo BIOS problem

This IS a generalized guess, but more info from you may clarify?

First, what is the BIOS setting that you are changing, and FROM what value TO what value?

Second, what is the specification of the Memory that you are using?

I'm guessing that you are pushing the Memory Bus speed beyond the spec of the installed memory????
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A:BIOS, HHD, or MoBo Issue????

I found this.

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Ok calm down. There are a few ways of doing this. I had the same problem with another HP I worked on.

Downloaded the bios folder that I have uploaded )This is the one from HP I just extraced it). The application named "Flash" in the folder I uploaded with this post right click and go to "properties" then go to "Compatablity" and change to windows vista. Then click ok and just run the application named "Flash." Post if this works or not.
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Its not a driver problem, yet.

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A:Asus mobo bios problem

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

I seem to remember some Asus mobo`s were faked, although I can`t remember when this was or what models were affected. whether this is the source of your problem I don`t know.

Run the free Everest programme from HERE and see what details it gives you for your mobo. Then, check the results with the Asus site.

The only other thing I can suggest is you RMA the board.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
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Hello Jimbo,

I looked at your mobo's manual below starting at page 36 chapter 2-1, and I don't see an option to turn the "splash screen' or "Quick Boot" on or off either.
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Can't vouch for the Web site or the file.
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Does this help locate the correct Bios rom

kimsland said:

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A:USB ports power off after BIOS on Intel DX38BT mobo

I think it is a simple case of not having all your drivers and downloads installed.
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A:No power to the psu bios...nothing but a green standby light on the mobo.

Have you plugged in the seperate 12V lead (4-pin) to the motherboard? It's used to supply the processor power.
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Yoy have BOTH power supplies hooked up to the mobo?
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If that is the case, (A) where would I go to get any updates for a M2N68-LA motherboard and (B) can anyone tell me if that'll make it work for sure?

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A:Solved: How do I update BIOS for my mobo? Needed to upgrade processor?
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Hello all I ve come back to the forums in hopes you good people can help me out as you have numerous times before in my previous threads I just upgraded my Bro s PC installed the quot Chaintech VNF Ultra VE Mobo quot I installed an AMD X CPU I went Chaintech VNF4 VE to how flash/update BIOS? Ultra Mobo, to Chaintechs website to check for latest drivers updates for the Mobo They have a new BIOS update date that allows the Mobo to support AMD X Dual Core CPU s I installed Win XP Pro w SP everything seems to be running fine I am not sure if my CPU is being supported amp recognized as a Dual Core Chip so I Chaintech VNF4 Ultra VE Mobo, how to flash/update BIOS? decided to try amp flash update the BIOS I D L the BIOS update onto a floppy disk I rebooted my PC during the POST the bottom it states to hit quot ATL F quot to enter the AwardFlash Utility I assume this is how one flashed updates the BIOS So did that then it instructs me to place the floppy into the drive amp hit ENTER when I do it takes me to an interface displaying the Award Flash Utility V amp the following quot For NF-CK -VN F C- DATE FLASH TYPE- FILE NAME TO PROGRAM VN BIN quot the bottom of the page it says quot message Please wait quot but the message keeps flashing amp nothing happens I ve left it alone for mins amp when I came back the same screen amp message still there Am I doing something wrong I have flashed a BIOS on my Biostar Mobo which was located in the Bios setup page amp went through smoothly I assume something is wrong which is not allowing the BIOS to flash amp install the latest BIOS update I just want to make sure the BIOS is updated so that my AMD X CPU is supported amp working fine How does one check to make sure AMD X Dual Core chips are running as Dual Core amp are being recognized by the Mobos Any help suggestions are greatly appreciated I already emailed chaintech support but they have yet to respond They only seem to support Mobos through emails amp not over the phone nbsp

A:Chaintech VNF4 Ultra VE Mobo, how to flash/update BIOS?


Hello all,

I've come back to the forums in hopes you good people can help me out as you have numerous times before in my previous threads.

I just upgraded my Bro's PC, installed the "Chaintech VNF4 Ultra VE Mobo," I installed an AMD 64 X2 4400+ CPU. I went to Chaintechs website to check for latest drivers/updates for the Mobo. They have a new BIOS update (date: 6/03/2005)that allows the Mobo to support AMD 64 X2 (Dual Core) CPU's. I installed Win XP Pro w/SP2, everything seems to be running fine. I am not sure if my CPU is being supported & recognized as a Dual Core Chip, so I decided to try & flash/update the BIOS.

I D/L the BIOS update onto a floppy disk. I rebooted my PC, during the POST @ the bottom it states to hit "ATL+F2" to enter the AwardFlash Utility. I assume this is how one flashed/updates the BIOS. So did that, then it instructs me to place the floppy into the drive & hit ENTER, when I do, it takes me to an interface displaying the Award Flash Utility V8.57 & the following:

"For NF-CK804-VN61F210C-00 DATE:02/03/2005


@ the bottom of the page it says..."message: Please wait!" but the message keeps flashing & nothing happens. I've left it alone for 30 mins & when I came back the same screen & message still there.

Am I doing something wrong? I have flashed a BIOS on my Biostar Mobo which was located in the Bios setup page & went through smoothly. I assume something is wrong which is not allowing the BIOS to flash & install the latest BIOS update. I just want to make sure the BIOS is updated so that my AMD64 X2 CPU is supported & working fine. How does one check to make sure AMD 64 X2 Dual Core chips are running as Dual Core & are being recognized by the Mobos?

Any help suggestions are greatly appreciated. I already emailed chaintech support, but they have yet to respond. They only seem to support Mobos through emails & not over the phone.Click to expand...

There is a way to check if your Processor is being recognised as dual-core. Load up windows and press ctrl+atl+delete. CLick the performance tab and look at the CPU Usage History window. If there are 2 seperate windows, the processor is running in dual core mode. If there is just one, it is not.
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a dead cmos battery seems to be the problem ,charged up the old one and now works fine
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A couple of days ago I had to flash my BIOS on a brand new motherboard see above I did it by direct live download of the new BIOS from the ASUS BIOS Luxe K8V 64, Athlon problem De 3400+ SE ASUS MOBO, WIN s Interface but apparently something went wrong and I am now left without any workable BIOS It goes about American Megatrends-Bios and the screen on which I end up after failing readings of the drives says quot CMOS Checksum Bad Press F to run setup or F to load default values quot no effect at all neither of them Also I have tried various Key-combinations quot Del Ctr-Home etc quot to bring back to life the BIOS However it seems as if the BIOS has become corrupt and the socalled quot Crash-Proof quot feature cannot be applied The drives on my newly build computer which otherwise functions very well are quot dead quot however work mechanically but cannot be read - thus I cannot neither use a BIOS problem ASUS K8V SE De Luxe MOBO, Athlon 64, 3400+ copy of the first BIOS which I took and placed on a diskette when installing and setting up the mobo nor can I use the contents of the CD that followed the Mobo I have heard saying that one could uninstall the MOBO battery for a short while and then insert it again others say that it BIOS problem ASUS K8V SE De Luxe MOBO, Athlon 64, 3400+ is necessary to remove some jumpers for a while others again mean that both actions are necessary The ASUS Manual E seems to talk only about upgradings of flash - nothing about the case when if one ends up in quot my quot situation Would indeed be very happy to learn from any of you more experienced about the proper procedure to follow in such a case thanks a lot Best regards Oeksen nbsp

A:BIOS problem ASUS K8V SE De Luxe MOBO, Athlon 64, 3400+

In my waiting for possible good suggestion I have now a couple of times performed the following, as suggested in the ASUS-manual, section 2.6 in order to erase the RTC RAM:
Turned off the computer and unplugged the power cord
Removed the battery
Moved the jumper from pos. 1-2 to 2-3 for 10 sec. and then back again
Replaced the battery
Plugged the power cord and turned on the computer
Held down the "Del-Key" and few otheralternative key-combinations during boot,

but....the drives are still not read, thus the BIOS default settings could not be performed.

Now the AMI-screen says:
"CMOS Setttings wrong
CMOS Date/Time not set
Press F1, respectively F2"

Apparently the wordings are now slightly different, see above, however, the negative result the same!

Still looking forward to good advices, maybe from the moderators, if not any others can help...thanks. Oeksen 37+