I was wondering what happend to the Optiplex 960 BIOS A12. At the moment I can just download A11. But my own Optiplex 960 has the BIOS revision A12.
Is A12 a bad version? Anything I have to worry about?
I'll see if I can find out...
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Haven't had any official responses from my Dell contacts, yet...
A11 is the latest BIOS version listed on Dell's ftp site and that's the same version listed on their Drivers/Download page for the 960.
Are you sure you have A12 installed on an Optiplex 960? Did you do any BIOS updates after you got the system?
Is it possible for you to post a photo of the boot screen showing the BIOS version installed?
sry for the delay. I have definitly BIOS A12 installed. I have the file on my hd. Here is an output of msinfo32 (it's german, see the bold line):
Betriebssystemname Microsoft Windows 7 Professional
Version 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
Zusätzliche Betriebssystembeschreibung Nicht verfügbar
Betriebssystemhersteller Microsoft Corporation
Systemhersteller Dell Inc.
Systemmodell OptiPlex 960
Systemtyp x64-basierter PC
Prozessor Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E8600 @ 3.33GHz, 3325 MHz, 2 Kern(e), 2 logische(r) Prozessor(en)
BIOS-Version/-Date Dell Inc. A12, 05/23/2011
Hope this helps!
I didn't get a response from my Dell contacts. I'll remind them...
One question comes to mind is if there's a different version (or numbering) available for systems sold in Germany. The site I looked at is Dell's USA site. Did you click the flag in the upper lefthand corner of the support page to select the German site? You may see something different. (I just tried to access the German site, but it crashed so that's something else I have to bug Dell about!)
The euro site has
5/25/2011 9:50 AM 2579837 O960-E08.EXE 5/25/2011 10:04 AM 2584428 O960-E09.exe 5/25/2011 10:06 AM 2583314 O960-E11.exe
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The us ftp site listed them as well. I found out that these a the DBE versions of the corresponding BIOS (E11 -> A11) is.