Dell Optiplex 745 doesn't recognize Pentium Dual Core

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GnatGoSplat
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Wed Oct 26, 2011 5:01 pm

I have a Dell Optiplex 745, it is an LGA775 Core 2 Duo machine with 65nm 2.1GHz C2D 6400.
I tried to put a Pentium Dual Core E6300 in it, this is a newer 45nm 2.8GHz chip based on C2D. It would not post with this CPU at all. Is there any way to add CPU support into the Dell BIOS? I've already extracted the .ROM and .HDR files, but I couldn't find any utility that can edit the Dell BIOS. I've heard of DellDeco, but could not find it anywhere.
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Thu Oct 27, 2011 2:42 am

Do you have the latest Bios ?
Many older S775 boards were not able to handle 45nm CPU due to change in VRM specifications. Or it's a newer revision not supported by the Bios.
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Thu Oct 27, 2011 2:20 pm

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/s ... #wp1133451
Microprocessor type
Intel® Pentium® 4, Pentium® D, Celeron®, or Core™ processor
Not supporting Wolfdale CPUs. Interesting there's two different E6300 CPUs, one 65nm C2D
http://ark.intel.com/products/27248/Int ... 6-MHz-FSB)
and the 45nm Wolfdale:
http://ark.intel.com/products/41493/Int ... 6-MHz-FSB)

hence the confusion I think. The 2.8GHz Wolfdale is NOT supported in this system.
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GnatGoSplat
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Mon Oct 31, 2011 5:20 pm

Yes, I have the latest BIOS, 2.6.4. It's the 45nm Wolfdale which is not support. Is it possible to add support?
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Mon Oct 31, 2011 5:39 pm

Nope, I'm sorry.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dell_OptiPlex
745 Intel 965 Express Intel Core 2 Duo, Intel Pentium D, Pentium 4 HT, Celeron D, Celeron 4xx - bios update may be required 533/800/1066 MHz DDR2, 4 DDR2 533/DDR2 667/DDR2 800 USFF, SFF, desktop, minitower Does not support 2GB/800 memory units. A 2GB/800 memory unit will slow down to 667. USFF only has 2 DIMM slots and maximum 4GB memory. Does not support 45nm processors
330 Intel G31 Express Chipset Intel Core 2 Duo, Intel Pentium Dual Core, Celeron D 533/800/1066 MHz DDR2, 2 DDR2 533/DDR2 667/DDR2 800 DT, MT
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