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renier0072
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Registered: ‎11-10-2012
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bios update

Hey!!! I've got a dx2300 running a core 2 duo e6300 1.86ghz 2gig ram.. Just though when will the update the bios so that it can support quad core?? I've seen that the drivers just go to win vista but I'm running win 7 with no problems.. And I'm thinking about buying windows 8 as this is all ready on the market. Just a few updates. That's all I'm asking.
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Ronald
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Re: bios update

Hi,

 

A bios update cannot solve this. The chipset itself doesn't support quad core as per below from the intel website:

http://ark.intel.com/products/27725/Intel-82946GZ-Graphics-and-Memory-Controller#infosectionexpansio...

 

I don't expect HP to release windows 8 drivers for this unit as it is a 4 year old (latest manufacturing date for this model is december 10th 2008) unit.

You might be able to run windows 8, however certain drivers might become an issue.

 

Regards,

 

Ronald

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