Bios Mods or not..a definitive update on HP business class desktops?

Discussion in 'BIOS Mods' started by Caryw, Sep 25, 2013.

  1. Caryw

    Caryw MDL Novice

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    #1 Caryw, Sep 25, 2013
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    Here is what I know and what I would like to confirm.

    DCx100's throught DCx700's are not moddable. That would cover the 5 series and 7 series.

    The DCx900 series for sure have 2.1 in the latest bios. I have confirmed on aDc7900's

    That leaves the Dcx800 series. DC5800 and DC7800

    These were all on the free upgrade list and posters have confirmed that they will self activate IF you use the HP resotre disc after loading the latest bios. Multiple posters have said that the 7800 and 5800 do self activate, meaning they are 2.1

    My confusion is that the 5800 and 7800 bios updates DO NOT put slic 2.1 in the bios. I have updated them and the kit shows OEM 2.0.

    So what does the factory restore disc do that the bios update doesnt?



    PS I think this covers the Dc5850 also. I have one on the way so we will see.

    edit..The Dx5150 is already modded and works fine with the dual core's

    Added for search terms

    Cannot be modded:

    DC5100
    DC5700
    DC7100
    DC7600
    DC7700
     
  2. Caryw

    Caryw MDL Novice

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    DC5850 is slic 2.1 with the latest bios.
     
  3. Caryw

    Caryw MDL Novice

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    Would still like to find out how posters report the DC7800 is self activating with the factory disc since the latest bios does not have slic 2.1

    I have one but I don't want to take it down just to play with it.
     
  4. Caryw

    Caryw MDL Novice

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    Current DC5800 bios is also Slic 2.1
     
  5. Caryw

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  6. cochin

    cochin MDL Member

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    I have a DC5750 Miditower AMD CPU, is there a bios mod for with slic 2.1 or not..?
     
  7. Caryw

    Caryw MDL Novice

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    I have never seen anyone successful at any of the 57 or 77 series.
     
  8. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    maybe with spi backup and manually mod it then flash it back but its not spi type chip likely its older PLCC32
     
  9. igormsj

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    Well, same situation here (I could possible try but the workstation is constantly in use - it's quite difficult for me to stop it for a new windows7 install) - I have still 29 days to solve the rebus.