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
    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)
    -Award BIOS
    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
    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
    Thanks, I will give it a try.
  4. kocoman

    kocoman MDL Senior Member

    May 16, 2007
    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?