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I installed FreeNAS on a HP Pavilion xt966. Every three seconds or so I message comes up on the console.

acpi_tz0: _TMP value is absurd, ignored (-270.2C)

From what I have been able to find this is because of a bug in the BIOS... but I have yet to find an update for it.

HP's site only shows drivers.

Anyone know where to find a BIOS update for this unit?


Version 0.7.1 Shere (revision 5024)

Built on Tue Jan 26 00:11:57 UTC 2010

OS Version FreeBSD 7.2-RELEASE-p6 (revision 199506)

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It looks like the xt966 runs an Intel 850 chipset on a motherboard from ASUS. Going from ASUS's website it looks like there are only 4-5 motherboards they sold at that time. (The P4T and it's children) Check on the motherboard physically if it has a model number or some other information. ASUS will probably have the latest BIOS on their website.

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Where did you find out who made the motherboard? – NitroxDM Apr 7 '10 at 18:20
i found a specifications page on hp's site… – Kravlin Apr 7 '10 at 18:26
D'oh. Nice one! – NitroxDM Apr 7 '10 at 18:34
Did you end up finding it? – Kravlin Apr 8 '10 at 17:27
Life got busy... I downloaded all the manuals and non of them look like this one. – NitroxDM Apr 10 '10 at 4:26

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