Can a Dell Dimension 4600 have it's BIOS modded to contain SLIC 2.1 ?

Discussion in 'BIOS Mods' started by tnx, Apr 9, 2010.

  1. tnx

    tnx MDL Expert

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    Hi all.
    Just been asked to install a clean version of XP onto a Dell Dimension 4600.
    This i have tested with one of my spare HDD. No probs a home made Windows XP Pro SP3 Dell OEM disc installs XP and it validates nicely.
    All drivers work a treat,they will be happy.

    I thought i may treat them to Windows 7.
    Thinking of flashing the BIOS to hold SLIC 2.1.
    Checked on the forums to see if anybody else has done one of these and came accross threads saying this board can NOT be done.

    I have just used the tool to mod the BIOS and it says it was succesful !
    I am very warey of flashing the BIOS with his file,dont want to brick owt.
    I did however flash the latest official Dell BIOS A12. Worked fine.

    Can anybody tell me can this board be done or not ?

    Anybody tried,succesfully or not ?

    i would rather take a working XP machine back than take a fancy looking door stop back..

    cheers..
     
  2. tnx

    tnx MDL Expert

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    Played it safe....Just put a fresh copy of Windows XP...
     
  3. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    tnx is correct, not worth on this hardware

    sebus
     
  4. bfldworker

    bfldworker MDL Novice

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    I have a Dell dimension 4600 that I use as a sacrificial Lamb (ie testing rig)

    It has the A12 BIOS and has Slic 2.1 installed and running Windows 7 Ultimate. And to be honest, I have NOT HAD ANY ISSUES! The system is stable, fast and has not shown any adverse reactions to the Slic being installed.
     
  5. jjspyder

    jjspyder MDL Novice

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    Where did you get the Dell Dimension 4600 bios with the SLIC 2.1? Can you please post a link to download it? Thanks.
     
  6. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    Most likely done with Andy's tool (that made the hassle much less of an issue - THANKS Andy!), right?

    sebus
     
  7. ttyp00

    ttyp00 MDL Novice

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    #7 ttyp00, Apr 29, 2011
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    Can you post a step-by-step for me? I'm a capable IT pro, but the post for Andy's tool has been re-written so many times it is difficult to discern exactly what steps are required to slip the SLIC table into the BIOS for this specific model.

    Thanks for any help you can offer. (Sorry to reply to such an old thread)
     
  8. buzz123

    buzz123 MDL Junior Member

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    I have had good luck with this type of BIOS using the tools here for the Dell 2400 & 5150C...

    I do not have a 4600 to test, but looks like it converted just fine...

    If you have good results, let me know & I will re-post this in the completed thread...

    Manufacturer: Dell
    Model: Dimension 4600
    Version: A12
    Bios Type: Dell Bios
    SLP: Dell
    SLIC: 2.1
    Link: http://goaruna.com/s/4wjrGylV
    Modder: buzz123
    Tester: UNTESTED! Please report!
    Method: Phoenix Tool v1.84 SSV2
    Orig BIOS: D4600A12.EXE
    DL LINK: ftp.us.dell.com/bios/D4600A12.EXE
    SLIC BIOS: D4600A12_SLIC.EXE

    You must flash from a DOS boot disk. Original BIOS file included in package.
     
  9. lilcuda

    lilcuda MDL Novice

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    I tested this on my old 4600 and the bios is working . I initially had a problem loading up the install disc but swapped the IDE DVD-RW for a SATA and install went fine , loaded cert and serial and activated successfully . Only problem I seen was maybe with the 865 chipset as the cpu was not running as hyperthreaded but I will check my bios settings later to see if that can be fixed .
     
  10. mbmalone

    mbmalone MDL Member

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    If anyone was wondering, this will not update the bios on a Dell Dimension 4600C
    Does anyone know where I can find a SLIC 2.1 mod for the "C" model :(
     
  11. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    By doing it YOURSELF!

    sebus