Successfully installed Windows 8 on Dell Latitude D600, solved PAE/NX/SSE2 problem

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  1. javamocha2000

    javamocha2000 MDL Novice

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    #1 javamocha2000, Dec 24, 2012
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    First, I replaced my current CPU with a new Intel Pentium M 770 2.13Ghz (EBAY $15)
    Next, I installed Windows 8 Enterprise RTM version.(During the installation W8Ent found all the drivers except for sound, so I used 6305_Vista_PG537 Audio/Sound driver)

    Currently my Dell D600 is running at 1.6Ghz and I am thinking about hacking the hardware modification to run at full 533Mhz FSB from 400Mhz right now.(just search for Overclock D600 1.6G to 2.13G)

    ps. This laptop has 2GB of system memory and LCD screen size of 1400x1050

    WEI rating is 2.0

    Processor: 3.1
    Memory(RAM): 4.0
    Graphics: 2.0
    Gaming graphics: 2.1
    Primary hard disk: 4.7
     
  2. moderate

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    Please tell me that eBay link, i want to try something...
     
  3. javamocha2000

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    #3 javamocha2000, Dec 24, 2012
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    Here is the picture of my Dell Latitude D600 running Windows 8 Enterprise and Office 2013 Pro Plus SSCN1973.JPG

    (EBAY $15) is for the Intel Pentium M 770 2.13Ghz CPU ONLY:) not the whole Dell Latitude D600 laptop.

    My Dell D600 has A16 BIOS and it does not have on/off switches for PAE/NX/SSE2 but default is set to ON, so I was able to install W8Ent without any problem(s).

    PS. I also installed Office2013ProPlus with no problem(s).
     
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    #4 moderate, Dec 24, 2012
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    hmmm, that is CPU with socket 479, isn't it?

    I also made something similar with Acer Aspire 1600 (nearly same legacy nbook as yours, btw: it is also same type as yours only rebranded I think).
    BTW: What driver do you use for ATi Mobility 9000 (card is DirectX v8.1)? :)
     
  5. javamocha2000

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    #5 javamocha2000, Dec 24, 2012
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    Yep, the new CPU is socket 479 just like my previous CPU Intel Pentium M 725 1.6Ghz.

    Windows 8 installs their own driver for ATI Mobility 9000 (DirectX 11.0) I think.


    Component Details Subscore Base score
    Determined by lowest subscore 2.0

    Processor Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processor 2.13GHz 3.1
    Memory (RAM) 2.00 GB 4.0
    Graphics Microsoft Basic Render Driver 2.0
    Gaming graphics 256 MB Total available graphics memory 2.1
    Primary hard disk 131GB Free (149GB Total) 4.7
    Windows 8 Enterprise


    System
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    Manufacturer Dell Computer Corporation
    Model Latitude D600
    Total amount of system memory 2.00 GB RAM
    System type 32-bit operating system
    Number of processor cores 1
    64-bit capable No

    Storage
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    Total size of hard disk(s) 149 GB
    Disk partition ( C: ) 131 GB Free (149 GB Total)
    Media drive ( D: ) CD/DVD

    Graphics
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Display adapter type Microsoft Basic Render Driver
    Total available graphics memory 256 MB
    Dedicated graphics memory 0 MB
    Dedicated system memory 0 MB
    Shared system memory 256 MB
    Display adapter driver version 6.2.9200.16384
    Primary monitor resolution 1400x1050
    DirectX version DirectX 11 or better

    Network
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Network Adapter Broadcom 570x Gigabit Integrated Controller
    Network Adapter Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection

    Notes
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    The gaming graphics score is based on the primary graphics adapter. If this system has linked or multiple graphics adapters, some software applications may see additional performance benefits.



    *****I hope this INFO helps.*******
     
  6. javamocha2000

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    #6 javamocha2000, Dec 24, 2012
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    Bottomline is that if your PC's BIOS can take the new PAE/NX/SSE2 CPU, you can change from old Windows XP 32bit to new Windows 8 Enterprise 64bit machine.

    My old HP Pavilion a730n desktop with PTGD1-LA(Grouper-GL8E) motherboard had the Intel Pentium 4 530 (HT) 3.0Ghz 32bit (No PAE/NX) is now new Windows 8 64bit machine. I upgraded to Intel Pentium 4 650 (HT) 3.4Ghz (Yes PAE/NX/SSE2) and 64bit desktop now.

    This HP Pavilion desktop with the Intel Pentium 4 650 is running windows 8 Enterprise 64bit with 4GB memory at present time.

    I didn't have to buy the whole new computer to do this upgrade. The Intel Pentium 4 650 was $4 from EBAY, BTW.
     
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    I love the windows 8 on Dell Latitude D600 so I made another one.
    Here is the picture of my two old Dell Latitude D600s running windows 8 and office 2013.

    DSCN1977.JPG
     
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    Interesting. I have a :wheelchair: D610 kickin around here somewhere, I'll have to try Win8 on it.:biggrin:
     
  9. knight2009

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    That's not really solving the problem, anybody can buy new hardware. Oddly my Intel P6100 which is suppose to have the NX enabled but it is not available. o_O


     
  10. maddog0266

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    you need to mod the BIOS or see if there is a new BIOS ver
     
  11. maddog0266

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    You need to turn off the speed control in the BIOS to get it to run at the faster speed,
     
  12. maddog0266

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    I got Windows 8 ent install on an old T40 laptop but I had to mod the BIOS to get it to install.
    On some it works and others it does not work. I tried to install Windows 8 pro in a desk top with a Intel P4 3000 (socket 478) with mod BIOS and it would not install. Kept stopping install at about 35% with error. No info on the error just said error with install press OK.
    Tried to vers of Windows 8 and same error at 35%. Will try a different mod for the BIOS when I have a little more time next week.
     
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    When I swapped the old CPU to new NX enabled CPU(Intel Pentium M 770) the Intel's Coreinfo app still says I didn't have the NX support under Windows 7. After I installed Windows 8 and then checked with Coreinfo, I did have the NX support. Go figure.

    It looks like my Dell D600 Bios is not telling what is in the CPU when I use it under Windows 7. If OS(windows 8) needs it, it will use it, regardless of your BIOS capability.
     
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    #14 javamocha2000, Jan 23, 2013
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    In my case, I didn't have to hack the BIOS, it's the A16 Dell Stock BIOS that I am using.
     
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    I know that Windows 8 can be install on Dell Latitude D610, with this info, I knew I had to change my D600 CPU that has NX support.
    That is why I started this experiment with old obsolete laptop like Dell D600.
     
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    Javamocha2000, :eek: How did you get cpu to work. There is no bios mod for that board that allows cpu's that fast. I am working on the exact same mb. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
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    #17 javamocha2000, Jan 28, 2013
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    HP manual says I can upgrade to Intel Pentium 4 Prescott(90nm) 3.4Ghz. BTW I have HP Pavilion a730n.
    With Stock HP BIOS (2006-05-10 , Version:3.28) I tried first Cedar Mill(65nm) version of Intel Pentium 4 HT 651 (3.4Ghz) but it didn't work so I tried next Prescott 2M(90nm) Intel Pentium 4 650 (3.4Ghz) and it worked.

    Update: some versions of PTGD1-LA motherboard(s) can go up to Intel Pentium 4 HT 672 (3.8Ghz) with Intel VT-x support.
     
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    #18 pskandall, Mar 20, 2013
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    Drivers for ATI

    You are using the basic driver, which means Windows can set resolution for you display but you won't get any hardware acceleration.

    AFAIK WDDM drivers for these mobility cards are very hard to find so I uploaded the driver I am using on my D810 which also support the following models:

    Download link: mediafire.com/?0sdjip7b5tq025c
    (sorry I have less than 20 posts so I can't post real links)





    BTW: I have another problem here:

    My D810 processor is the Pentium M 770 - on previous Windows versions it used to work at full speed (2.13GHz) but on W8 it get limited to it's minimum speed (800MHz) so I was thinking, does anybody here knows any means I can "control" speedstep so I could lock it into the maximum speed?

    PS: Disabling speedstep on the BIOS is not an option, because doing it locks the processor on it's minimum speed (as described on the BIOS settings)
     
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    #19 javamocha2000, Mar 20, 2013
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    Don't know about Dell D810, BTW, I just tried your (Download link: mediafire.com/?0sdjip7b5tq025c) driver but it didn't work.

    For Dell D600, if you want to run W8 in native speed, you can use this CPU, Intel Pentium M 745A SL8QZ 1.8GHz. It has PAE/NX/SSE2.
    I am using the CPU on Dell D600 with W8 in native speed at 1.8GHz.

    Intel Website also said Intel Pentium M 765 SL7V3 2.13GHz has PAE/NX/SSE2 but it's a little bit too expensive at Ebay.
     
  20. eydee

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    You can always download 10.2 legacy for the desktop variants and use the good old mobility modder. I'm just saying this because I know that Mediafire loves banning people for nothing and that link will go down eventually. AMD.COM probably won't for a long time.