bios request. studio 14z quad core support.

Discussion in 'BIOS Mods' started by laferrierejc, Aug 15, 2013.

  1. laferrierejc

    laferrierejc MDL Novice

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    Works w a p8200 (core 2 duo 2.4). Boots to bios w q9000 quad core but never gets past post. Tried twice. Didnt seem to get too hot. Tried to get to boot menu. No go. Tqhoang... if u can work ur magic once again... either way. Not sure if it can be done. Just might need to buy a faster dual core
     
  2. anarchist9027

    anarchist9027 MDL Expert

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    1st off Intel does not make a P8200 (Do you mean a P8600?). 2nd off is this a Dell Studio 14Z? (Please me more descriptive). 3rd off you need to do your research and see what processors will work with your chipset before you ever go out and go processor shopping. Just because the socket fits doesn't mean it is going to work in your computer.
     
  3. laferrierejc

    laferrierejc MDL Novice

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    #3 laferrierejc, Aug 15, 2013
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    1st. P8600.
    2nd. Dell studio 14z service tag 3t4t1l1
    3rd. Verified socket. Did see the q9000 booted w a few chipsets that the p8600 didnt use. However I have an nvidia chipset and the intel site doesnt show the support of non intel chipsets (in fact the desktop version of my chipset does support quad cores, 730i )

    http://www.anandtech.com/show/2862/dell-studio-14z-thin-and-light-done-right

    however I did have a backup plan. An m6400 buyer for the q9000.
    im assuming since the p8600 and t9900 work w the same chipsets that I can buy a t series proc. I bought a t9900 (actuallt an e8335). I think the chip (q9000) may not work and if it does the tdp may be too high.

    but... if some bios magic can be done (hopeful since desktop v supports the chip). Id prefer to use the q9000