Dell Precision M4500 :: How To Update BIOS From A09 To A15

Dec 15, 2014

I downloaded the A15 update exe but it is telling me I need to install BIOS update A10 first. there is no A10 listed for my service tag. is that available somewhere and if so after installing that will A15 ask for A11 next or will A15 install correctly?

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Dell Precision M4500 :: Cannot Update BIOS Past Version 07

Jan 11, 2015

What is going on with updating the Bios with Dell laptops? I have a Dell M4500 precision laptop. I'm running Windows 7 pro 64 bit an I7 quad processor and 8 gigs of memory. I can't update the bios past V 07. When I looked through the support  posts I found people asking the same question and when I did a search I found over 300.000 hits for the same problem many Dell laptops.  What I have NOT found is Dell addressing the problem.  Is it the update engine it's self or a problem with the computers?  I installed all the patches and all the updates for my computer except the Bios. 

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Dell Precision M4500 :: AC Adapter And Battery Must Be Plugged In Before System Bios Can Be Flashed

Feb 16, 2013

The charger is plugged in and the battery is at 100%. This is a M4500 Precision laptop with Windows 7. I tried flashing bios from safemode, also from Windows PE.

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Dell :: Precision M4500 Owner's Lounge

Mar 31, 2010

Finally 6 months of search is over,

Just placed an order today, Precision M4500.................

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Dell Precision M4500 :: Not Booting Into Win7

Jul 11, 2013

I have a Dell Precision M4500, I recently changed out the HDD as the one in the machine was getting full.

Since doing this I have ran into no end of problems, first of all, upon installing WIn7 onto the new HDD where I had to change some bios settings, no problem really. Then when installing drivers it would ask for a restart and upon the restart it would get caught in a loop. I would reinstall Win7 again and then go through a few drivers and when it needed to be restarted same problem.

Now there is another problem, I cant boot into windows at all, it come back with this error:

Boot Manager:Windows failed to start. A recent hardware of software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:1.Insert your Windows installation disc and restart the computer.2.Choose your language settings, and then click "Next".3.Click "Repair your computer."If you do not have this disc, contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance.Status: 0xc000000fInfo: The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible.

I have the Dell Win7 64bit repair CD in the disk drive and it is reading that it is there,

When I run the start up repair and the Dell diagnostic tool both report back that there is no error....

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Dell Precision M4500 :: EPort Plus Hot Undocking On Windows 7

Oct 28, 2010

I am using a Precision m4500 and a ePort Plus replicator on windows 7even 64bits.

On my previous one (m6300), the "eject computer" option was available on windows but I don't find it on my current machine.

Does it mean that I have to shutdown the pc to undock it or is it safe to make a hot undock just by manually removing the laptop from the replicator ?

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Dell Precision M4500 :: Coil Noise While Laptop Is Not Used

Dec 16, 2014

I have very annyoing problem in my M4500. Coil Noise while laptop is not used (idle). How I can fix coil noise ? I have the latest BIOS A15.

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Dell Precision M4500 :: No Display After Sleep Or Hibernate?

Mar 8, 2014

The computer will go into hibernation without any problems.

When I power the computer back up, it starts up I see the starting windows screen. That screen goes blank and then nothing happens.

I just updated the BIOS to A15 and that did not work. I have tried uninstalling the video driver and that did not work. I tried installing an older video driver and no luck there.

The video driver I have for the NVIDIA Quadro FX 1800M show version

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Dell :: Latitude E6510 Vs. Precision M4500: Is It Just The Video Card Again?

Apr 6, 2010

Latitude E6500 and Precision M4400 were basically the same machine, the differences being the M4400's (obviously) different aesthetic on the lid, the more powerful GPU options, and a handful of other tweaks that I don't really remember the specifics of.

From what I can tell, the situation looks to be about the same this time around with the 15.6" Latitude E6510 vs. the 15.6" Precision M4500.

The Precision offers beefier GPU options and a 1600x900 sRGB LED display option, but I want the lower-power WLED 1080p display anyway so that's no loss

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Dell :: Aftermarket Mini PCIe SSD Options For Precision M4500

May 19, 2010

I finally convinced my employer to spring for a new Precision M4500. In order to do so,

I had to pare the price down to around $2k, which I did by opting out of the 64GB SSD MiniCard. I figured I could always install it later.

It's later.

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Dell Precision M4800 :: Slow Performance Without Proper Power Adapter After BIOS A8 Update?

Sep 19, 2014

I recently updated my Dell m4800 to BIOS A8 with Windows 7 64. I had been using a collection of older power adapters from my previous Dell m4400 without any issues. After the update, wow. A huge performance hit if I do not have the 19.5 volt and 9.23 amp adapter connected.

The m4400 power adapter is 19.5 volt and 6.7 amp. Pretty close right? Not any more.

I do have it connected to a Dell docking station almost all the time. Just checked. They are both 6.7 amp.

What changed in BIOS A8 and what the deal is with the performance? Looks like I need to request a new docking station, but I'm not sure IT will believe my story.

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Dell :: Precision M4400 A16 Bios!

Nov 5, 2009

Got my swap today! ( swapped cause heat/fan issues ). The first thing i noticed when i booted up eas that it came with A16 Bios. Latest on th Dell site is A15. Anyone got some info on this???

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Dell Precision M4700 :: SSD Does Not Even Appear In BIOS

Dec 20, 2012

my new Precision M4700/Core i5/FirePro4000/4 GB wont recognize a Samsung 830 as a HDD replacement. The SSD does not even appear in the BIOS. Attached via USB, works. Attached via adapter in Optical Bay, works. Sata II but okay. Its even booting the cloned Dell Image on my Z77 PC. ive replaced the Samsung 830 and nothing. No BIOS detection at Port 0.I treid all the Sata Settings with no luck.  I bought a Crucial M4 and it works. But Only Sata II. 

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Dell Precision M3800 :: BIOS Does Not Recognize Samsung MSata

Apr 6, 2014

I'm trying to install an extra Samsung 840 evo mSata in my new m3800 but the BIOS does not recognize the disc. I tried 2 840 msata both with same result not recognized. 

Changed several settings in BIOS:

- disabled Intel Smart Technology- SATA operations to AHCI- Secure boot disabled- load legacy option enabled

Does the Samsung mSata is supported in an m3800?

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Dell Precision M6400 :: BIOS Informed That It Had To Close Down Due To Overheating?

Feb 20, 2013

The other day I was converting a video file. I walked out of the room and then when I came back 15 minutes later, my Laptop had turned off. I booted it up and the BIOS informed me that it had to close down due to overheating! I felt underneath and the part just above the DVD-ROM drive was extremely hot. I did the same again with my Laptop and it just shut itself down again after about 5 minutes. I removed the bottom and both the Laptop up and the fans on the bottom are working fine.

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Dell Precision M6600 :: BIOS Showing Original AC Adapter As Unknown

Jan 10, 2015

I have problem with my dell. BIOS shows me unknown adapter and after that do not charge battery.

I tested my adapter with another dell and worked normal. But when i plug another adapter to my dell shows unknown.

Some solution? Like connect some pins on MB together?

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Dell Precision M6700 :: Won't Wake From Sleep - (ASF2 Force Off) In BIOS Log

Jan 15, 2013

I have a Precision m6700 that I'm trying to install OS X Mountain Lion on.  The biggest problem I have at the moment is that the laptop won't wake from sleep.

It goes to sleep okay.  With the slowly pulsating light on the power button, but when I try and wake it up the machine goes into a loop of trying to start and then turning itself off after a few seconds.   I suspect it's something to do with ASF and Intel Management Engine getting confused by OSX.  Or OSX not doing something it needs to before the machine enters sleep.   In the bios log I see 'ASF2 force off' events that match the time and frequency of the wake attempts. How do I find out what is generating these alerts?

Alternatively, is there any way to turn ASF or Intel Management Engine off? There is a yellow sticker in the battery bay that says 3 ME DISABLED.  From what I've read elsewhere this indicates that the Intel Management Engine is permanently turned off on this laptop. Why it's generating ASF alerts at all!?    

I've also trying the CCTK tool with --asfmode=off.  This reports that asfmode isn't available on this laptop.

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Dell :: Are There Any Videos Of The M4500?

May 17, 2010

Trying to decide between the Studio XPS 16, and the M4500.

Not sure about the dimensions of the M4500, they look good on paper but bulky in picutres.

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Dell :: M4500 Vs M6500

Apr 19, 2010

I am in the process of specing a new laptop for engineering work. I will do a little bit of CAD, but mainly processor intensive mathematical simulations in Java, Matlab, or Scilab.

I am considering purchasing either the m4500 or m6500. I don't think I will mind lugging around the m6500. The positive attributes, as I see them, of the two machines are shown below.

Other than that they seem like they are on par, though I can't help but think the m6500 will be able to better handle the cooling requirements of their components than the m4500. What does everyone think? Is it even fair to compare the two?

m6500 pro's:
Graphics power (I would get ATI graphics)
1600 mhz memory supported
4 RAM slots
USB 3.o .....

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Dell :: During Update Bios

Apr 28, 2010

during update bios sudden shutting down laptop dell studio 17

and after then not working
what can i do?

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Dell :: M4500 Vs E6510: On The Fence

May 15, 2010

I am trying to decide between the M4500 and the E6510.

I am a photographer and will be using this computer for photoshop work in the field and hooked up to a 26in monitor at home.

I want something that will last a few years, so I am considering the M4500 as future proofing, because you can get a faster video card and CPU with it.

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Dell :: M4500 Running Server 2008

May 17, 2010

Where can I find Windows Server 2008 NIC drivers for a Precision M4500? Dell's website does not seem to have anything I can get to work

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Dell :: To Fix Cpu Throtling Issue In Next Bios Update....

Jan 9, 2010

i even mailed micheal dell regarding the issue of cpu staying at 930mhz or at multiplexer 7 at most of time..

they say that they are gonna fix this in the next update which is scheduled to be released with in jan15th...

i bet even though updating the bios wont help in boosting the performance without enough power...

they say that they are also considering about the 130W adapters...

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Dell :: Is It Risky To Update My BIOS From A04 To A06 And What Are The Fixes

Jul 9, 2009

I am running a 1737 with A04 BIOS. As far as I can tell everything us running great.

I recently saw that theres a new A06 BIOS. Is it worth it to update? And are there any risks?

improved battery life etc.

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Dell :: Cant Update BIOS Of My New Studio XPS 1340

Dec 8, 2009

I hope I am using the right part of this forum to ask this... Heres my problem: I bought new Dell studio XPS 1340 (CPU: I Core2Duo T9300, GPU: GeForce 9500M (GF 9400MG + GF 9200MGS, HDD: 320GB, 7.2k, RAM: 4GB)

and I had some troubles configuring my graphic cards in SLI mode. I read somewhere, that BIOS upgrade from A07, which I have, to A11 will help with this problem.

I downloaded A11 BIOS update, but the setup wont recognize my current BIOS. When I load into the BIOS I see, that its really rev. A07, also it has header from Dell inc.

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Dell :: Bios Update For Studio XPS 1640

Jun 10, 2009

I just got the SXPS1640 and have been playing a game that is getting a bit warm after a few hours of play then the game started loading slower.

I was doing some reading and found that you can update the bios to A07? I found the download, but wanted to make sure that the computer doesn't already have this and how to install and it too.

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Dell :: XPS M1730 BIOS Update / Flash

Feb 6, 2009

I have a Dell XPS M1730 with a BIOS revision of A03--the latest revision available on the Dell Drivers & Downloads page is A10.

My dilemma is that I am not sure if it is safe to skip the revisions A06 and A09 and just go straight for revision A10.

Also, is revision A10 any better than A09 or A06? Please, I really need somebody's advice on this matter.
Reasons for this BIOS update:

* Upgrading to two 250GB Momentus hard drives and run them under RAID 0.

* Planning on dual-booting Windows Vista 32-bit and Vista 64-bit (need help on this one as well, but let's just focus on the current matter) .....

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Dell :: Temps Are Up Since M1530 BIOS Update

Dec 13, 2008

Since I updated my bios I have noticed that my fans are pretty much always on high and that the heat coming out the back is a lot hotter than it used to be. Granted, I have been using the computer with my big monitor with the lid closed more now but even when I'm not doing that it's still just as hot. Has anyone else noticed this since the update?

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Dell :: A09 BIOS Update Released For XPS 1645

May 18, 2010

Dell has released A09 update for Studio XPS 1645 on 17-May-2010

The update resolves following issues:

*Features update:
1. Update Processor Power Management(PPM) from 0.60 to 0.63-1 .
2. Support 2nd source SPI ROM EN25F32(BIOS) and EN25F80(EC).
3. Update ME bin file in BIOS for 2nd source SPI ROM EN25F32(BIOS).
4. Modified flash part size to prevent BIOS crash in failsafe part for factory only.
5. Support over 230W adapter to treat as 130W(EC).
6. Update Clarksfield thermal table to V.03(EC).
7. Enhanced PPM RC code for P-state thread count.

*Issues fix:
1. Fix S4 long run failed on DC mode with BSOD 9F.
2. Paltrow freeze issue: Hang up when playing youtube HD film.
3. Fix unable to communicate with battery error under delldiag.
4. Fix ACPI_PSD error in "powercfg -energy" tool under windows.
5. Fix Micron DDR3 memory can not boot up issue.

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Dell :: Warning About A04 Bios Update For 1749

May 7, 2010

I have a dell 1749 with I7 and the ATI graphics card and loved it till today when I applied the recommended A04 version bios update.
It stopped at 69 out of 70 in the install process for over an hour and then I had a brick!

Dell have agreed to replace the unit as it is less than a month old and totally fried, it wont even get to the dell logo stage which means you can't revert to the previous bios.

It may have been that it was already faulty but I would be very wary of updating the bios at this time.

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