03-22-2006 09:35 PM - last edited on 04-28-2013 05:33 PM by Maiko-I
I am new to this forum and I need some help.
I own a Compaq Deskpro EP/SB serie and I need to upgrade the BIOS, in order to change the CPU to a better one.
Here's the information
BIOS Date: 02/08/09
BIOS ID: Compaq Deskpro EP/SB series BIOS version: 686T2
BIOS ROM size: 256k
CPU: PII @ 400 Mhz, Max: 500 Mhz
Please, let me know if you guys know where can I find any information on my BIOS.
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03-23-2006 10:06 PM
I've got it, but I could not installed, I got an error, but I installed an earlier version 99.08.18. Thanks a lot for your help!!!!!! you're awesome
Please, I am new to hardware and I was wondering, based on the pieces of information on my system, my question is?
what kind of CPU can I get for my Pc?
04-25-2006 03:59 PM
Hi, Given the age of the chipset I would look at replacing the computer with a P3 or P4. From memory the EP supports a maximum of 256MB of ram.
You should be able to find a second hand one for sale on the web or through a "traditional auction house" that sells off ex-corporate computers, they usually advertise auctions in the classified sections of newspapers.
There is always an element of risk buying anything second hand it is best to see the unit running if possible.
Large corporations are already disposing of Pentium 4's. Hopefully you could pick up one at a resonable price.