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brad89300
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Fri Aug 01, 2003 1:24 am

I have just recently ugraded my processor from P2 450 to P3 1.1, so I tried to upgrade my bios. However after downloading the aprropriate bios and folling the instruction, I ran into 2 error message. The first one is "(H48): Invalid reserved string in flash image header", and after forcing it to continue the second one is "(H01): The flash data image read from disk was found to be not valid." Any help would be greatly appreciated. The detail of my bios and motherboard is:

trying to ugrade bios to:
4S4EB0X1.86A.0032.P12.9904221452

Motherboard: Intel Corp
Model: SE440BX
Chipset: Intel Model: i440BX/ZX
Bios: Intel Corp Rev: 4S4EB0X1.10A.0019.P09
Operating system: 2000pro
Old processor: P2 - 450
New processor: P3-110 coppermine-T
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Fri Aug 01, 2003 5:22 am

Are you trying to install an Intel BIOS onto a OEM motherboard?
Flash your BIOS at your own risk.
brad89300
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Fri Aug 01, 2003 2:33 pm

no, I'm just trying to upgrade the bios software version. Thanks
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Fri Aug 01, 2003 2:46 pm

Right, but it looks like your PC is a Dell, so you need to get your BIOS update from Dell, not Intel.
Flash your BIOS at your own risk.
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Tue Aug 05, 2003 10:05 pm

That is one thing. Running a P3 1,1GHz in the SE440BX is another. Not going to work. Each and every bios for it (OEM or Intel) is limited to P2-450. No workarounds. Anything higher -> board won't boot.
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Fri Oct 03, 2003 5:41 am

That's odd the PC I'm typing this from is an 440BX board with a 933 Cu-mine...
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Fri Oct 03, 2003 12:43 pm

The above applies only to one board made by Intel. Many boards based on i440BX chipsets work fine with newer CPUs. I'm typing this on modified Celeron Tualatin 1100 (overclocked to 1466MHz) on Asus P2B board :D
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Fri Oct 03, 2003 3:48 pm

edwin wrote:Each and every bios for it (OEM or Intel) is limited to P2-450. No workarounds. Anything higher -> board won't boot.
Actually P3 450 MHz:
ftp://aiedownload.intel.com/df-support/ ... lnte12.txt

And there was one guy at a local forum who had a P3 500MHz running on SE440BX with P10 BIOS (the processor was recognized as PII 500). This, of course, doesn't mean that a 1.1 GHz P3 will run on that board.
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Fri Oct 03, 2003 11:18 pm

I've stopped trying p3-450 on SE440BX original. Too many issues for one reason or another. I think we've sold only a handful of them with P2-300 of which most are now written off so it was futile to try and find out what the exact problem was. May have been as simple as a weak power supply, I don't know.
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