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ANovi15
Beginner
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i5-3550 with DH61BE issue

This is for a very old motherboard and processor issue, I'm not very knowledgeable on PCs.

 

I have an Intel DH61BE as motherboard with an Intel G630 . Just recently I got an i5-3550, but when I install it, I get 3 beeps from my motherboard, meaning there's an issue with my RAM. But as soon as I switch back to the G630, the pc starts normally.

 

Does someone know how to fix that, so I could use my i5-3550 on my DH61BE?

 

I also noticed that the BIOS UPDATES for my motherboad has been removed. Any place wher I can get them so I can update my BIOS, or any way to update my BIOS?

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AlHill
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Thie i5-3550 is compatible with your board, but only if you have bios 0042 or later.

https://processormatch.intel.com/Processors/CompatibleProcessors?componentName=DH61BE

 

This means that you need to use your G630 to update the bios FIRST.

 

Unless someone on the forum has that bios file, you may need to search other sites, like softpedia.com, for 0042 or later.

 

Doc

 

ANovi15
Beginner
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Thanks for the reply. I upgraded to 0042, and now the i5 is up and running.

VLIVI
Beginner
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hello I apologize I need the bios 042 046 the 120 I can't install it. now i have 0020. can you tell me where to find it or can you send me the link? thank you.

 

n_scott_pearson
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I have attached a ZIP file providing BIOS 120 for the BE board (i.e. file BE0120.BIO).

 

Note the following:

 

  1. The normal process for upgrading the BIOS requires an incremental process involving a number of BIOS releases. These are not all available any longer (But, as Al also indicated, you may find them on the internet). It is possible that this process using only the single I have provided file will not work properly and could result in the bricking of your board. As a result, you do so at your own peril.
  2. As Al indicated, you *must* use your old G630 processor while performing this upgrade.
  3. You *must* install the BIOS using the BIOS Recovery method.

 

Here is a step-by-step process for performing the upgrade:

 

  1. NOTE: Read these instructions completely before starting. Follow all instructions EXACTLY.
  2. On some other Windows-based PC, make sure that you have the .BIO file for the BIOS release you wish to install.
  3. Insert a 32GB or smaller USB 2.0 flash drive into the PC. Do not use USB 3.0 flash drives.
  4. Format this USB flash drive using the Windows Format applet. Select to install the FAT32 file system (NOT vFAT, NOT exFAT; FAT32 only). You must also specify that the Quick Format option be Disabled (unchecked).
  5. NOTE: If FAT32 is not offered as a choice by the Format applet, your USB flash drive is too big; use another.
  6. Copy the .BIO file into the root folder of this USB flash drive. This should be the only .BIO file in the root folder of the USB flash drive.
  7. Properly eject the USB flash drive. Do not just yank it out. Do this from File Explorer or using the Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media System Tray applet.
  8. Power off the Desktop Board system.
  9. Remove the yellow BIOS Configuration jumper from the board. It will be the only yellow jumper; the rest will usually be black.
  10. NOTE: Remember the pins that this jumper was plugged into; you will need this information later.
  11. Plug the USB flash drive into one of the black USB 2.0 ports on the back panel of the board. Do not use blue or yellow USB 3.0 port. Do not use any front panel USB ports.
  12. Power on the system.
  13. The BIOS Recovery process should start automatically. You should see a progress report on your main monitor.
  14. NOTE: If you do not see a progress report displayed on a monitor, do not power off the system for at least 15 minutes. While it is rare, it is possible for the process to proceed without an onscreen display; you must give it ample time to complete, just in case.
  15. When the BIOS Recovery process is complete, you will be asked to power off the system. Do so.
  16. Restore the yellow BIOS Configuration jumper to the pins it was on previously. This should be across pins 1 and 2 of this (three pin) header.
  17. Remove the USB flash drive from the back panel of the board.
  18. Power on the board.
  19. Immediately begin pressing the F2 key, over and over (approx. once per second) until you see the BIOS Setup (or Visual BIOS) screen displayed.
  20. Verify, using the BIOS version string, that the BIOS installed properly. Stop if it isn't.
  21. Press the F9 key (followed by the Y key) to reset of the BIOS configuration.
  22. Press the F10 key (followed by the Y key) to save the BIOS Configuration and exit BIOS Setup.
  23. Once screen is cleared (goes black), begin pressing the F2 key, over and over, until you see the BIOS Setup screen displayed.
  24. Make any changes to the BIOS configuration that you desire (for example, disabling NUMLOCK) or that you require (for example, setting Boot Order, enabling UEFI, etc.).
  25. Press the F10 key (followed by the Y key) to save the BIOS Configuration and exit BIOS Setup.
  26. Test

 

Hope this helps,

...S

 

ANovi15
Beginner
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Thanks for the reply. I upgraded to 0042, and now the i5 is up and running. I read once about the issue with the 120 update, so I didn't even try it, but my i5 is running with the 0042 update, so I'll stay this way for now. Thanks for your time, I'll be sure to save this for future updates.

VLIVI
Beginner
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hello I apologize I need the bios 042 046 the 120 I can't install it. now i have 0020. can you tell me where to find it or can you send me the link? thank you.

 

AlHill
Super User
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Start your own thread.

 

Doc

 

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