Dell Precision 490 bios mod

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by ripper007, Sep 9, 2012.

  1. ripper007

    ripper007 MDL Novice

    Apr 25, 2010
    Can you please provide link to Dell Precision 490 bios mod link is broken.
    Dell Precision 490
    Xeon 2.0 processor Quad core
    16 gigs ram
    nivida quadro card
    Window 7 Ultimate sp1

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    sebus MDL Guru

    Jul 23, 2008
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  3. giboni

    giboni MDL Novice

    Sep 24, 2012
    Trying to Upgrade my two new used Dell Precision 490. A bargain 2x$97. Shipped mint. Bumping up from an HP Frankenstein with an E6400 I built from discarded computers and a NForce Athlon I slapped together years ago and a Pentium 4. I like to tinker. Cheap to at 60 yrs of age. Also getting a T7400. I could also use the link. Running Server 2008R2 Workstation mode. Is it possible to add more supported CPUS to the 490s? Does the bios control FSB?
    Also I noticed a dealer selling 1600MHZ Dell 490's? The T7400 uses the same Clock generator and is at 1600mhz. SetFSB pushes the 490 to 1430MHZfsb stable. I have a bunch of used Zeons Duals and Quads some Xseries but mostly Eseries. Two Xeon X3353 matched would not boot? I have the last revision board on the Dell 490s. I can take the Xeon 3.73 Dual up a few notches. But starting with a Quad core at 1333MHZ 2.6 would be best I think 1066 pin mod then SetFSB. Stuffed two huge Nvidia cards using the PCI X slot next to the 16x 2.00:D Figure the 490s will do 1600MHZ. Its in the BIOS. T7400 will be fun also. That was steep $300. but 0 raid already.

    Figure it is a Bios Mod. It would be nice if the link reappeared LOl. I will be 70 before I figure out the steps involved LOL !:worthy: