Can Dell Dimension 3000 can be modded?

Discussion in 'BIOS Mods' started by catdog215, Dec 14, 2009.

  1. catdog215

    catdog215 MDL Senior Member

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    Anyway Dell Dimension 3000 can be modded? when using the Phoenix_Tool_1.01RC5, it said "File D3000A03 HDR written, No SLIC present therefore cannot be modify." this is a dell phoenix bios based on Phoenix_Tool_1.01RC5 status.

    also, i can't extract dell bios by using 7zp or other extractor.

    bios link:
    http://support.dell.com/support/dow...typeid=-1&dateid=-1&formatid=-1&fileid=151932


    thx
     
  2. JBenal

    JBenal MDL Senior Member

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    I know this has been requested before and I haven't seen a positive response. I hope it can be done. I have one I'd like to mod.
     
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  3. Busykid508

    Busykid508 MDL Guru

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    The reason it has never been modified is because it cannot be modified.

    When you have a DELL PHOENIX BIOS FILE, such as Dell 3000, then you must have a slic 2.0 in order to modify it....DELL 3000 does not have that slic
     
  4. JBenal

    JBenal MDL Senior Member

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    Thanks for the explanation. It probably wouldn't run any better on Windows 7 than it does on XP anyway. It might just barely meet the system requirements.
     
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  5. catdog215

    catdog215 MDL Senior Member

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    #5 catdog215, Dec 15, 2009
    Last edited: Dec 15, 2009
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    i updated my video card to FX5200, add 2gb ddr, and 500gb hd. the graphic still a little slow. when opening folder i see a dash line. when closing folder, it show a slow movement, like those faded movement. maybe cuz only 256mb pci card and no win7 driver for the graphic card.

    also, in device mgr, it show a Video Controller unknown.

    Need recommendation: should i install Dimension 3000 with: Win XP, Vista, or Win 7 . since win 7 is a little slow on graphic
     
  6. Roadblock

    Roadblock MDL Novice

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    if the driver isnt installed then you need to find one for that card for your os then you most likely wont see the lines.
     
  7. Lagarto_Supremo

    Lagarto_Supremo MDL Novice

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    #7 Lagarto_Supremo, Jun 15, 2015
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    I found an slp 2.1 Dell Dimension 3000 BIOS file elsewhere on the internet. Flashed it, and it runs fine.

    It runs Windows 7 just fine when you upgrade the CPU to a Pentium 4 HT 3.2 GHz and max out the RAM. You also want something like an Nvidia 6200 PCI card and you get better performance when you enable hyper-threading in the BIOS.

    Can't take credit for this and I don't remember where I found it, but here it is:
    sendspace --> f52i47

    Looks like I need to post a bit more.
     
  8. El_Heffe

    El_Heffe MDL Member

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    How do I access this file? I would like to try it out.
     
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    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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  10. labvxe

    labvxe MDL Expert

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    6 yrs later...I recommend windows 7 for this pile of trash :D