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SUPPORT COMMUNICATION- PRODUCT CHANGE NOTIFICATION

Document ID: c03654088

Version: 1

NOTEBOOK - System BIOS Update F.40 for 8770w and 8570w

Release date : 29-Jan-2013

Last updated : 05-Feb-2013

DETAILS OF CHANGE
  • Added optimized memory settings to improve reliability of the memory system.
  • Added a new thermal table to support the Intel i7-3940-XM processor.
  • Updated the AMD Video BIOS version to BR44320.001 for HP EliteBook 8770w models, and to version BR44321-001 for HP EliteBook 8570w models.
  • Fixed an issue where a confirmation message would be displayed at POST after enabling the Secure Boot option.
  • Fixed an issue where the system could fail to do a network boot on certain PXE servers.
  • Fixed an issue where some items in the boot order could not be changed using the Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) interface.
  • Fixed an issue where after flashing the BIOS, the GPS option would still be listed under the F10 (BIOS) Setup menu.
  • Fixed an issue where the BIOS crisis recovery process would not find the BIOS binaries on some types of hard drive partition layouts.

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REASON FOR CHANGE
To implement changes under "Details of Change."
IMPACT OF CHANGE
  • Provides support for the new Intel i7-3940-XM processor.
  • After upgrading to this BIOS version, the system will not be able to downgrade to versions older than F.30 if the Secure Boot option has been enabled in the F10 (BIOS) Setup.
  • After upgrading to this BIOS version, it is recommended that the user enter the F10 (BIOS) Setup and restore defaults.
Components affected:
HP EliteBook 8770w Mobile Workstation and HP EliteBook 8570w Mobile Workstation

DATE OF CHANGE

Effective date : 07-Feb-2013

Hardware platforms affected : HP EliteBook 8570w Mobile Workstation, HP EliteBook 8770w Mobile Workstation

HP Inc. shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein.The information provided is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind.To the extent permitted by law, neither HP or its affiliates, subcontractors or suppliers will be liable for incidental, special or consequential damages including downtime cost; lost profits; damages relating to the procurement of substitute products or services; or damages for loss of data, or software restorationThe information in this document is subject to change without notice.HP Inc. and the names of HP products referenced herein are trademarks of HP Inc. in the United States and other countries.Other product and company names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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