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OptiPlex 360 380 760 780 960 Xeon LGA 771 E0 1067A Microcode
I tried to insert Xeon X3363 microcode to Dell 780 MT BIOS. It wasn't so easy because some tools are almost 8 years old, like Dell Client Configuration Utility but got .net "application not found" errors during installation.

So as I'm more familiar with Linux than Windows I found another solution:
  1. Thanks to @DeathBringer download already updated BIOS (O780-A15_Quad_v3.HDR) for Dell 780 with Xeon microcodes https://www.bios-mods.com/forum/Thread-OptiPlex-360-380-760-780-960-Xeon-LGA-771-E0-1067A-Microcode?...
  2. Prepare bootable xubuntu-16.04.6 ISO (this is the latest release included firmware-addon-dell and libsmbios-bin rpms) on pendrive -> http://ftp.uni-kl.de/pub/linux/ubuntu-dvd/xubuntu/releases/xenial/release/xubuntu-16.04.6-desktop-am...
  3. Upload downloaded O780-A15_Quad_v3.HDR file to pendrive to main directory.
  4. Boot PC from pendrive using "Try Xubuntu without installing," option.
  5. Run shell: (more options https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DellBIOS#Using_W...piron_1525
    You do not have to install wine.
Code:
sudo su -
apt-get install firmware-addon-dell libsmbios-bin
modprobe dell_rbu
dmidecode -s bios-version
dellBiosUpdate --override-version-check --reboot -u -f /media/cdrom/O780-A15_Quad_v3.HDR
6. After BIOS is updated reset it to factory settings and reboot.

and voila!
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Hi Guys.
I'm looking for the next modded bios:
O760-A16 1067A-771.exe (4,29MB)  link has been deleted. 

My system: 
optiplex 760 
Usage Cpu : CPU : xeon 3323 
Problem: missing the 771 microcode
System error:
Te system doesn't support the installed Cpu (X3323)

The bios was available before, but now deleted.
CAn someonet upload it? 

Thx
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(08-11-2019, 08:35 AM)Kiralika Wrote: Hi Guys.
I'm looking for the next modded bios:
O760-A16 1067A-771.exe (4,29MB)  link has been deleted. 

My system: 
optiplex 760 
Usage Cpu : CPU : xeon 3323 
Problem: missing the 771 microcode
System error:
Te system doesn't support the installed Cpu (X3323)

The bios was available before, but now deleted.
CAn someonet upload it? 

Thx

Hi~~guy
You can try my mod here.

My page>>>click
My bios unlock >>> click
donate me >>>click


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(08-11-2019, 10:02 AM)genius239 Wrote:
(08-11-2019, 08:35 AM)Kiralika Wrote: Hi Guys.
I'm looking for the next modded bios:
O760-A16 1067A-771.exe (4,29MB)  link has been deleted. 

My system: 
optiplex 760 
Usage Cpu : CPU : xeon 3323 
Problem: missing the 771 microcode
System error:
Te system doesn't support the installed Cpu (X3323)

The bios was available before, but now deleted.
CAn someonet upload it? 

Thx

Hi~~guy
You can try my mod here.

WARNING: I JUST TRIED USING A FILE FROM GENIUS239 AND IT WAS INFECTED WITH MALWARE!!!

I was suspicious about all the files available for download (see URI below), so I used a Linux system to manage them:

https://239239.blogspot.com/2019/07/micr...iplex.html

I then used a Windows 7 VM to check the file I was interested in ("optiplex 760_771_a16"), and Avast detected a "Win32:Malware-Gen" threat.

Site administrators may want to verify and confirm this to keep this user from infecting other people's systems.
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Save o760-a16.hdr only from zip and check it by Avast.
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(09-17-2019, 11:47 AM)concernedcitizen Wrote:
(08-11-2019, 10:02 AM)genius239 Wrote:
(08-11-2019, 08:35 AM)Kiralika Wrote: Hi Guys.
I'm looking for the next modded bios:
O760-A16 1067A-771.exe (4,29MB)  link has been deleted. 

My system: 
optiplex 760 
Usage Cpu : CPU : xeon 3323 
Problem: missing the 771 microcode
System error:
Te system doesn't support the installed Cpu (X3323)

The bios was available before, but now deleted.
CAn someonet upload it? 

Thx

Hi~~guy
You can try my mod here.

WARNING: I JUST TRIED USING A FILE FROM GENIUS239 AND IT WAS INFECTED WITH MALWARE!!!

I was suspicious about all the files available for download (see URI below), so I used a Linux system to manage them:

https://239239.blogspot.com/2019/07/micr...iplex.html

I then used a Windows 7 VM to check the file I was interested in ("optiplex 760_771_a16"), and Avast detected a "Win32:Malware-Gen" threat.

Site administrators may want to verify and confirm this to keep this user from infecting other people's systems.

Avast define this execute packe that build in your operating system is malware ,so ??
https://i.imgur.com/pulPVJT.png
Since you can download file from www.4file.net , i believe you need pause virus protect some minutes for Avast , why don't you also do this while you build  or run update package??
Avast is over blocked many site and utility  i think.

Original  creator on this thread , he provide some execute packages for microcode modification ,but some of them will blocked by some Antivirus software.
So , i just let users to build update package self on their operating system to avoid this problem , so far no one reply the similar case with you ,whose problem?

I can tell you my modified Hdr file is no any problem , i only modified microcode .
If you have other methods to flashing mod HDR file , you didn't need use DCCU or you can try other version with DCCU.

My page>>>click
My bios unlock >>> click
donate me >>>click


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genius239
Repack your mods - don't include DCCU, use only hdr-files.
Everyone can download DCCU from Dell's site directly.
Or use dellBiosUpdate in Linux.
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(09-17-2019, 01:57 PM)DeathBringer Wrote: genius239
Repack your mods - don't include DCCU, use only hdr-files.
Everyone can download DCCU from Dell's site directly.
Or use dellBiosUpdate in Linux.

Thanks for your suggestion , the page were updated.

My page>>>click
My bios unlock >>> click
donate me >>>click


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This is an update since I created my original post...

I'm writing about the following:

1. DeathBringer
2. Genius239
3. What I'm trying to do
4. Dell BIOS HDR flashing options that did not work
5. Dell BIOS HDR flashing option that worked

The information I'm including here may be common knowledge to many of the people on this site, but I'm writing about it as a public service announcement, mainly for the benefit of those who may be new to these processes and/or tools.


1. Deathbringer

I'd like to thank you for creating/managing this site. Without it, many of us would not be able to update our systems so we can use newer processors and/or microcodes. You are quick to reply to posts and to suggest solutions that make sense. Thank you for all the work you do!


2. Genius239

I'd like to thank you for creating/managing the BIOS HDR files on your site. I don't know why Avast Antivirus considered the old file I downloaded from your site ("optiplex 760_771_a16.rar") to be infected. The new HDR file listed on your website ("760_A16.rar") worked great!


3. What I'm trying to do

I have an older Dell OptiPlex 760, and I wanted to upgrade the processor to an Intel Xeon because it would be much faster than any Dell-supported processor on that PC. A used Intel Xeon processor compatible with the Dell 760 is fairly inexpensive, so this upgrade really made sense in terms of price/performance to extend the life of the system. The Dell 760 uses a BIOS, unlike most newer computers which use an UEFI, and my Dell 760 already had the Dell BIOS version A16 installed, which is the latest release available from Dell. But I had 3 problems to resolve before I could use a Xeon processor on my Dell 760: (1) the Dell BIOS A16 version I had installed on my Dell 760 did not support any Intel Xeon processors, (2) I needed to install a Xeon processor that was compatible with my Dell 760, I could not install just any Xeon processor, and (3) the Dell 760 also uses an LGA 775 processor socket on the motherboard, while the Intel Xeon I wanted requires an LGA 771 processor socket on the motherboard.

In order to use a Xeon processor on my Dell 760, I would need to:

1. Flash a modified BIOS HDR file that included the microcode for the Xeon processor onto my Dell 760. I would need to modify that HDR file myself, or use an HDR file modified by someone else. I decided to use a modified BIOS HDR file for my system from Genius239's site;

2. Use a Dell 760-compatible Xeon processor. An online search will produce some good results for Xeon processors that will work with your specific system;

3. Use an 771-to-LGA 775 adapter sticker that allows me to use LGA 771 processors on LGA 775 motherboards with a minor modification of the LGA 775 socket (removal of 2 small plastic tabs). An online search will produce some good results for sites that sell these stickers;

I downloaded a modified BIOS HDR file for my system from Genius239's site, I purchased a Xeon processor compatible with the Dell 760 on Ebay, I bought an 771-to-LGA 775 adapter sticker on Ebay, and I modified the LGA 775 socket on my motherboard by using a utility knife to carefully remove the 2 plastic tabs.

All I needed to do now was to flash the modified BIOS HDR file, and install my new Xeon processor with the adapter sticker, and I would be on my way.


4. Dell BIOS HDR flashing options that did not work

One of the easiest ways to flash a Dell BIOS HDR file is to use the Dell Client Configuration Utility (DCCU). DCCU is a Windows application published by Dell. The latest DCCU version I could find was Version 3.1.1230, A00, which was last updated on 21 Mar 2014. This version is also known as "DCCU_3.1_MR1". My Dell 760 was running the latest version of Windows 7 64-bit (including the latest updates), so DCCU_3.1_MR1 was the version I decided to use. I tried using DCCU_3.1_MR1 to flash the BIOS HDR file I downloaded from Genius239's site, but I was unable to flash the file. DCCU_3.1_MR1 complained about some file being used by another process, or something along those lines, and the flashing of the BIOS HDR file failed repeatedly. I then proceeded to download DCCU Version 3.1.1128, A02, which was an older version last updated on 03 Nov 2011, but it also failed. Now I had to look for other BIOS HDR file flashing alternatives.

There is another popular Dell BIOS HDR file flashing tool called dellBiosUpdate. dellBiosUpdate is a linux application. It used to be available for Ubuntu, but it is no longer available for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS "Bionic Beaver", the current stable release. I found a blog about someone who suggested booting an older Ubuntu 14.04 LiveCD version, installing the Ubuntu package (smbios-utils) that includes the dellBiosUpdate tool on the LiveCD instance, and then flashing the BIOS HDR file. I tried his suggestions a couple of times, but they also did not work. So I kept looking for a file flashing solution.


5. Dell BIOS HDR flashing option that worked

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my system (you can do this on another HDD/SSD/USB drive, if you don't want to use your main SSD/HDD), then I installed the Ubuntu package (smbios-utils) that includes the dellBiosUpdate tool. 

Using a root account on the Ubuntu 14.04 installation and the Ubuntu Terminal app with root privileges, I typed the following commands:

$ sudo apt update

$ sudo apt install smbios-utils

I copied the modified BIOS HDR file that included the microcode for my processor to a memorable directory/folder (such as Downloads), then typed the following command:

$ sudo dellBiosUpdate --override-version-check -u -f ~/Downloads/modifiedbios.hdr

where "Downloads" is the name of the directory/folder I selected, and "modifiedbios.hdr" is the name of my modified BIOS HDR file.

The dellBiosUpdate command also has a reboot option ("--reboot"), but it did not work for me. I recommend typing the command as I listed it above, waiting for a confirmation that the BIOS HDR file is ready to be flashed, waiting 1 or 2 minutes, and then rebooting the system manually. 

That's how I was able to flash the BIOS HDR file I downloaded from Genius239's site, and get my Dell 760 working with an Intel Xeon with no known issues. My Dell 760 is much faster now, and I could not be happier. 


Thank you to all who made this possible!
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So this mod removes all LGA775 Microcodes and replaces them all with LGA771 microcodes?

What would the highest CPU I could probably put in the Optiplex 360?
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