Flash BIOS

Posted on 2009-12-28
Last Modified: 2013-11-09
The encrption software that we are using ony works on Dell E6500, but not E4300. If I flash the BIOS of E4300 with E6500, do you think the bios will work?
Question by:rowfei
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    Expert Comment

    If I were you, I would contact with DELL since the process is a little risky:)
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    Accepted Solution

    A BIOS flash must be very closely matched with the hardware in use as even a slight mismatch could leave you with unbootable system. Consult with Dell to determine if a BIOS flash is necessary and what procedures to follow. As for your specific question the answer is almost certainly going to be no.
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    Assisted Solution

    E6500 has an Intel PM45 Express Chipset
    E4300 has an Intel Mobile GS45 Express Chipset
    The most likely result of BIOS flashing a board with the wrong chipset is a dead and unrepairable motherboard.
    [Without soldering in a new BIOS chip anyway.]

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