TITLE: HP xw8600 Workstation System BIOS VERSION: 01.07 Rev. a DESCRIPTION: This package contains the System BIOS image (BIOS Family 786F5) and local and remote BIOS flash utilities for the HP xw8600 Workstation. These utilities can be used to restore or update the System BIOS. System BIOS is operating system independent. NOTE: To determine the BIOS family and BIOS date, press F10 on the target workstation during Power On to run the Computer Setup Utility, and 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 workstation, the device must be attached before the workstation is Powered On. PURPOSE: Recommended SOFTPAQ NUMBER: SP38375 SUPERSEDES: None EFFECTIVE DATE: January 30, 2008 CATEGORY: BIOS SSM SUPPORTED: Yes PRODUCT TYPE(S): Workstations HARDWARE PRODUCT MODEL(S): HP xw8600 Workstation: HP xw8600 Workstation SOFTWARE PRODUCT(S): None OPERATING SYSTEM(S): Microsoft Windows Vista Business 32 Edition Microsoft Windows Vista Business 64 Edition Microsoft Windows XP Professional Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition LANGUAGE(S): Chinese(PRC Simplified) Czech Danish Dutch Finnish French German Italian Japanese Korean Norwegian Russian Spanish Swedish Taiwanese Chinese US English ENHANCEMENTS: The following enhancements have been added since BIOS version 01.01 (SP37879) was released: - Enables an additional CPU power saving mode in the Computer Configuration Utility (F10). The new mode is enabled when Idle Power Savings is set to "Extended." - Adds BIOS support for 1600-MHz front side bus speed. - Adds BIOS support for additional CPU speeds. FIXES: The following fixes have been added since BIOS version 01.01 (SP37879) was released: - Adds new CPU microcode updates to resolve a processor erratum. - Corrects an issue that could have reduced the reliability of Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) save-to-RAM cycles in certain situations. - Fixes an issue that prevented the correct messages from being displayed when enabling Drive Lock in the Computer Configuration Utility (F10). - Fixes an issue that prevented the maximum CPU temperature from being correctly reported through the Microsoft Windows Management Interface (WMI). PREREQUISITES: None INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS: This SoftPaq includes the following methods for changing the BIOS version: - Use HPQFlash to upgrade the BIOS directly in a Microsoft Windows XP or Microsoft Windows Vista environment. - Use the utilities in this package to flash the BIOS in a DOS environment from bootable media. - Use the ROM images in this package with the Computer Setup Utility (F10) to flash the BIOS from a USB flash drive, diskette, or CD media. This package can be used with System Software Manager (SSM), HP Client Management Solution (HPCMS), or preboot execution environment (PXE) management software for remote updating of the BIOS. WARNING: DO NOT TURN OFF POWER OR ATTEMPT TO REBOOT THE COMPUTER DURING THE UPGRADE PROCESS! 1. Download the SoftPaq .EXE file to a directory on your hard drive. 2. Execute the downloaded file and follow the on-screen instructions to update the System BIOS. NOTE: If remote flashing is required, see the remote utility documentation for instructions about creating a Remote ROM Flash job to flash the System ROM on target workstations on the network. Copyright (c) 2008 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.