TITLE: HP Compaq Business Desktop dc5000 and dx2000 System BIOS (786B0 BIOS) VERSION: 1.40 Rev. A DESCRIPTION: This package contains utilities that can be used to restore or update the system BIOS on the listed HP Compaq Business Desktop dc5000 and HP Compaq Business Desktop dx2000 models with a 786B0 BIOS. Several methods for changing the BIOS version are included in this package. Choose from the following methods: - Create a ROMpaq bootable BIOS upgrade/restore diskette - Upgrade the BIOS directly in the Microsoft Windows environment using the HPQFlash utility - Create a ROMpaq bootable BIOS upgrade/restore CD This package has the ability to be used with SSM, HPCMS, or PXE management software for remote updating of the BIOS. NOTE: To determine the BIOS family and BIOS date, press F10 on the target computer during system Power On to run the Setup Utility. Then select File/System Information. This information can be saved into a text file on a diskette or on a USB flash media device by selecting File/Save to Diskette. In order for a USB flash media device to be recognized by the computer, the device must be attached before the computer is Powered On. NOTE: For supported HP Compaq Business Desktop dc5000 models, the version 1.40 BIOS is a web release only and does not replace the version 1.00 BIOS in the factory. For supported HP Compaq Business Desktop dx2000 models, the version 1.40 BIOS is a factory release, and as such replaces the version 1.00 BIOS in the factory. PURPOSE: Routine SOFTPAQ NUMBER: SP27868 SUPERSEDES: SP23367 EFFECTIVE DATE: November 9, 2004 CATEGORY: BIOS SSM SUPPORTED: Yes PRODUCT TYPE(S): Desktops PRODUCT MODEL(S): HP Compaq dc5000 microtower: All Models HP Compaq dc5000 small form factor: All Models HP Compaq dx2000 slim tower: All Models OPERATING SYSTEM(S): Windows 2000 Windows NT 4.0 Windows XP Home Edition Windows XP Professional LANGUAGE(S): Global ENHANCEMENTS: - Updates microcode to support latest Intel processors. - Adds "Limit CPUID Maximum Value to 3" option in F10 Setup. This option allows users to run Windows NT on some systems with newer processors. The option will not be displayed if the processor does not support this feature. FIXES: - Adds Video BIOS Version 3241, which resolves a DVI issue at startup when using a DVI add-in card and the internal graphics to support dual monitors. PREREQUISITES: N/A HOW TO USE: 1. Download the SoftPaq .EXE file to a directory on your hard drive. 2. Execute the downloaded file and follow the on-screen instructions. Copyright (c) 2004 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.