Q: Is it possible to add CPU support to a BIOS?

Discussion in 'BIOS Mods' started by landmark, Nov 14, 2009.

  1. landmark

    landmark MDL Novice

    May 24, 2008
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    Hi there,

    the BIOS linked below is from an OEM computer that was sold with a Conroe E6300 CPU (65 nm). I tried to upgrade a Wolfdale E5200 CPU (45 nm), but the system doesn't boot up - it doesn't even do the initial BIOS initialization beep.

    As the VID range of the E6300 is 0.85V – 1.5V and the E5200 one 0.85V – 1.3625V, I don't see voltage issues and fear that the BIOS prevents the system start.

    Is it possible to add E5200 support to that BIOS? And if - how? Thanks in advance for any opinion!

    -MSI MS-7318 (used in German MEDION MD8818 devices)
    -1.12
    -Award BIOS
    http://rapidshare.com/files/301254963/MS7318.7z.html
    or directly from the manufacturer: http://www1.medion.de/site/service_~u~_support/treiber_~u~_updates/download.pl?id=4958&type=treiber&filename=bio7318.exe&lang=de
     
  2. heliosys

    heliosys MDL Novice

    Jul 12, 2009
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    Try posting at Rebels Haven ForumMDL's Bios Mods section is the wrong place to post, their Bios Mods seems only to refer to SLIC Bios modification, or as a method to activating windows.

    I believe what you want, is doable, download a bios of a motherboard with the exact same chipset as yours, extract out it's CPU microcode, and replace yours, which should work, that's how i upgrade mine raid bios. Flash at your own risk, be prepare for bios recovery, or a dead mainboard, on failure, most important don't blame me if you tried and failed. Good luck.
     
  3. landmark

    landmark MDL Novice

    May 24, 2008
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    Thanks, I will give it a try.
     
  4. kocoman

    kocoman MDL Senior Member

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    I think if you used an pci-e or pci diag card it would tell you where the bios is hanging at.

    Has anyone been successful at running a dual core only board with a quad core?