ProLiant Servers (ML,DL,SL)
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

Correct Procudure for Updating BIOS and firmware

 
Wullie
Advisor

Correct Procudure for Updating BIOS and firmware

Hi folks,

Would like some information as to the correct procedure to update the system bios and firmware on a Compaq Proliant 1600.

I would also like to know what i can upgrade to processor wise without changing too much. Currently has a P2 300 fitted at the moment.

Many thanks in advance

Wullie
3 REPLIES
Terri Harris
Honored Contributor

Re: Correct Procudure for Updating BIOS and firmware

The fastest HP/Compaq processor for this 1600 was a P2 450 MHz. I don't know if you can go faster without upgrading the system board.

The System BIOS, firmware, and other software such as drivers for the 1600 are all here:

http://h18023.www1.hp.com/support/files/server/us/family/model/1126.html?lang=en&cc=us

Instructions are included - just select your operating system, then the download (such as the "Systems ROMPaq") for the System BIOS. Scrolling down on the actual download web page, you will see instructions for how-to.
Prashant (I am Back)
Honored Contributor

Re: Correct Procudure for Updating BIOS and firmware

Hi,

This will help you.
Q Upgradation fo rProcessor:

A) As this is option part no for processor that can be upgraded from compaq

Intel Pentium II 512K 6/266 processor
Option Kit 149027-B21

Q How to update the BIOS AND FIRMWARE

A) There are two ways to do the same
1) Offline
2) Online
Asuming you are using win 2k i am forwarding following link.
http://h18007.www1.hp.com/support/files/server/us/locate/20_1126.html
select option
BIOS - System ROM

then follow the instruction provided on web, it will be done.

Regards,
Prashant S.
Nothing is impossible
Wullie
Advisor

Re: Correct Procudure for Updating BIOS and firmware

Thanks for the info folks. Will look into it when i get the server up and running.