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Processor not recognized

Instpiron 9100 early 2004,
p4 3g 1m l2 cache socket 478 prescott
only reaches bios setting screen will not boot to windows,
bios ao03 installed , ao06 available,
how do i flash bios to update without windows?

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    Jay Glendenning May 11, 2010

    BOS updates are done without windows .. but if this is the only macine you have to go get the BIOS uodate with .. Well .....

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Updating bios is outside windows.
Use another computer and download the bios, save it on a floppy, cd or usb
Put the floppy, cd or usb in your pc, change the boot on your pc, let the pc start from whatever u sored your update on
The pc will now update your bios since thats an automatic procedur.
Dont forget to change your boot back to your HDD

Good luck

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Best cpu upgrade


The Gateway MX8738 Notebook PC uses an Intel Pentium Dual Core Mobile T2060 processor.

http://support.gateway.com/us/en/s/Mobile/2007/SonicC/1014366R/1014366Rnv.shtml

{ Look under Specifications, and Components }

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Intel_Pentium_Dual-Core_microprocessors#Dual-Core_Mobile_processors

Yonah Core based.
Built on the 65 NanoMeter technology. (65nm)

Front Side Bus frequency rate is 533MHz. (FSB 'speed' = 533MHz)
Voltage range it can operate on is from .0762 Volts DC to 1.30 Volts DC

Uses the Socket M processor socket,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socket_M

The motherboard chipset is an Intel 943GML for the Northbridge chip, and an Intel 82801GBM for the Southbridge chip.
(The Southbridge part number is Intel 82801GBM. It is also referred to as ICH7-M.
Also scroll down to the heading - Southbridge 9XX and 3/4 Series Chipsets. ICH7-M ),

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Intel_chipsets#Core.2FCore_2_mobile_chipsets

Bookmark the above chart, I'll be referring back to it.

This is a motherboard diagram for the technology used for your motherboard, in the Gateway MX8738 Notebook PC,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Motherboard_diagram.svg

Primer:

The motherboard chipset technology used in your laptop is a Northbridge chip, and a Southbridge chip.
(Does not apply to motherboards that support the Intel Core i3, Core i5, Core i7, and Core i9 processors)

The Northbridge chip handles the faster capabilities of a computer.
Supports the Processor, Ram Memory, and High-speed graphics.

[ High-speed graphics being AGP and PCI-Express.
Does Not apply to anything connected to the PCI bus, or Integrated Graphics.
These are slower processes of a computer, and are handled by the Southbridge chip ]

The Southbridge chip handles the slower capabilities of a computer;
Anything to do with the IDE bus, SATA bus, USB bus, Ethernet, and Audio. (Sound)

Therefore you want to look first of all at what processor socket it has, what processor was already installed, and what the Northbridge chip is.

1) Socket M processor socket.
Your replacement processor has to fit in a Socket M processor socket.

2) You know that your BIOS supports an Intel Dual Core processor, and the Yonah Core technology.
The replacement processor has to have a 533MegaHertz Front Side Bus. (533MHz FSB)
Has to operate with .0762 to 1.30 Volts (DC)

3) The Northbridge chip is an Intel 943GML.
Looking at the chart you can see this Northbridge chip will support;

A) Celeron M (Eeech!)
B) Core Solo (Bleech!)
C) Pentium Dual Core

In the list the Pentium Dual Core is the best option.
{ The Celeron M has HALF of the L2 cache that a comparable Pentium M would have.
The Core Solo is just a glorified Pentium 4. It's a Single core processor }

Has to be a mobile Pentium Dual Core that uses a 533MHz FSB.

Based on the Voltage, FSB, and processor socket used (Socket M), the Intel Pentium Dual Core
model T2130, is the best processor your motherboard will support.

What are we talking about here?
You would be going from a processor that operates at a maximum frequency rate of 1.60GigaHertz, to a processor that operates at a maximum frequency rate ('Speed') of 1.87GHz.

Not enough of a performance boost to waste your hard earned money, or time on, IMHO.

For additional questions please post in a Comment.

Regards,
joecoolvette

Oct 25, 2011 | Gateway MX8738 Notebook

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Good Day,
In your notebook configuration, you have Intel® Pentium® Processor T2370
(1M Cache, 1.73 GHz, 533 MHz FSB) and this processor model is on socket PPGA478.
The one you are targeting to replace to is
Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor T5500
(2M Cache, 1.66 GHz, 667 MHz FSB that is on both PPGA479 and PPGA478
so if you want to replace your current processor, just be sure to see if the socket models are the same with the old processor, for other socket number wont physically fit on your old socket.
Also be sure to have enough to knowledge and skill to perform the dismantle of the notebook itself.
ElectroStatic Discharge (ESD) is the term used to describe the transfer of static electricity from one object to another, and this is not good for the parts inside your note book.
Hope this helps, and thank you for using Fixya.
Another thing is to have an anti-static wrist strap to ensure no static related event can occur to your hardware.

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if that is all you are getting a the system start, there is a good chance the hard disk drive may have failed. Try reseating the drive then F2 to BIOS, reset defaults and see if the system will boot. If HDD isn't detected in the bios, it has likely failed.

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It is not compatible. If your fsb is 533mhz then any replacement cpu would need to be a 533mhz fsb chip. This is unless your motherboard supports different fsb's. You will need to check your manual or the manufacturers website to see what cpu's your system supports. Hope this helps.

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It appears you have the latest BIOS revision for your notebook.

That chip is not supported by your motherboard/BIOS revision. You may want to contact dell, or keep checking the support download page to see if they release an update allow you to upgrade.

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Your computer has one of these options:
spacer.gif level2_arrow.gif Intel® Celeron® Processor 560
(1MB L2 cache, 2.13GHz, 533MHz FSB)
or
Intel® Celeron® Processor 550
(1MB L2 cache, 2.0GHz, 533MHz FSB)
or
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(1MB L2 cache, 1.86GHz, 533MHz FS
or
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(512KB shared L2 Cache, 2.0GHz, 800MHz FSB)
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Intel® Celeron® Dual-Core Processor T1400
(512KB shared L2 Cache, 1.73GHz, 533MHz FSB) spacer.gif

Check the features with Acer first and see if your motherboard model support that speed processor.
Contact tech support directly to the manufacturer right here:

http://acer.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/acer.cfg/php/enduser/ask.php?p_sid=8P57rbgj

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