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SubjectRe: Dell BIOS and HPET timer support
On 6/8/05, Matt Domsch <> wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 08, 2005 at 04:11:39PM -0400, Jon Smirl wrote:
> > After several communications with Dell support I have determined that
> > most Dell BIOSs don't include the ACPI entry for the HPET timer. The
> > official reason for this is that no version of Windows uses the HPET
> > and adding the ACPI entry might cause compatibility problems.
> What platform/BIOS version please? PowerEdge x8xx servers certainly
> do have HPET enabled in their ACPI tables.

All Dell PE400SC, Dim8300, Precision360 for sure. From my talk with
them none of the desktops have it enabled. They acknowledge that it is
on for some server boxes but not for most other systems.

Jon Smirl
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