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Intel Pentium 4 and Celeron processor errata: Critical BIOS update for select NetVista, ThinkCentre, and ThinkPad systems
Symptom
BIOS flash image updates have been released that contain an Intel errata patch for the microprocessor firmware. It addresses a potential issue which might cause a system to exhibit erratic behavior such as a system hang, reboot, blue screen, or Kernel Panic (Linux), and may also cause in-progress system operations (e.g., file, I/O) to fail. The possibility of this behavior is believed to be limited, but it is strongly recommended that customers install this update as soon as possible to prevent the possibility of the issues listed. Intel provides more information at the following URLs:
http://www.intel.com/design/intarch/specupdt/249199.htm
http://developer.intel.com/design/pentium4/specupdt/302352.htm
http://developer.intel.com/design/celeron/specupdt/302354.htm

Affected configurations
  • ThinkCentre A30 (type 2296, 8191, 8198, 8199, 8316, 8434)
  • ThinkCentre A50 (type 8084, 8085, 8126, 8147, 8148, 8174, 8175, 8176, 8177, 8178, 8149, 8179, 8320, 8419)
  • ThinkCentre A50p (type 8192, 8193, 8194, 8195, 8196, 8197, 8432, 8433)
  • ThinkCentre M50 (type 8185, 8186, 8187, 8188, 8189, 8190, 8413, 8414, 8415, 8430, 8431)
  • ThinkCentre S50 (type 8183, 8184, 8416, 8417, 8418, 8429)
  • ThinkPad G40 (type 2384, 2387, 2388, 2389)
  • NetVista (type 2273, 2283, 2289, 2292, 6043, 6274, 6290, 6343, 6349, 6350, 6596, 6790, 6791, 6792,
    6793, 6794, 6795, 6822, 6823, 6824, 6825, 6826, 8181, 8182, 8301, 8303, 8304, 8305, 8306, 8307,
    8308, 8309, 8310, 8311, 8312, 8313, 8314, 8315, 8317, 8318, 8319)

The system must be configured with one of the following Intel Pentium 4 or Celeron processors:

NetVista and ThinkCentre
Part numberFRU part numberDescriptionsSpec number
38L5104 18R9982 Pentium 4 - Northwood 400 / 2000A - 512K SL6PK
38L5148 - Pentium 4 - Northwood 400 / 2000 - 512K SL6PK
38L5105 18R9984 Pentium 4 - Northwood 400 / 2200 - 512K SL6PL
38L5106 18R9986 Pentium 4 - Northwood 400 / 2400 - 512K SL6PM
38L5107 18R9988 Pentium 4 - Northwood 400 / 2600 - 512K SL6PP
38L5114 19R2302 Pentium 4 - Northwood 400 / 2800 - 512K SL74P
38L5330 19R2302 Pentium 4 - Northwood 400 / 2800 - 512K SL7E7
38L5115 19R2304 Pentium 4 - Northwood 400 / 3000 - 512K SL74Q
38L5108 - Pentium 4 - Northwood 533 / 2266 - 512K SL6PB
38L5109 02R4098 Pentium 4 - Northwood 533 / 2400B - 512K SL6PC
38L5149 - Pentium 4 - Northwood 533 / 2400 - 512K SL6PC
38L5110 - Pentium 4 - Northwood 533 / 2533 - 512K SL6PD
38L5111 - Pentium 4 - Northwood 533 / 2667 - 512K SL6PE
38L5112 - Pentium 4 - Northwood 533 / 2800 - 512K SL6PF
38L5113 - Pentium 4 - Northwood 533 / 3066 - 512K SL6PG
38L4613 88P5861 Pentium 4 - Northwood 800 / 2400 - 512K SL6WF
38L4804 88P5862 Pentium 4 - Northwood 800 / 2600 - 512K SL6WH
38L4805 88P5863 Pentium 4 - Northwood 800 / 2800 - 512K SL6WJ
38L4806 88P5864 Pentium 4 - Northwood 800 / 3000 - 512K SL6WK
38L4612 23K4904 Pentium 4 - Northwood 800 / 3200 - 512K SL6WG
38L5318 26K8665 Pentium 4 - Northwood 800 / 3400 - 512K SL793
38L5116 88P5835 Celeron - Northwood 400 / 2000 - 128K SL6VR
38L5150 - Celeron - Northwood 400 / 2000 - 128K SL6VR
38L5117 - Celeron - Northwood 400 / 2100 - 128K SL6VS
38L5118 91P7397 Celeron - Northwood 400 / 2200 - 128K SL6VT
38L5119 - Celeron - Northwood 400 / 2300 - 128K SL6WC
38L5120 26K8732 Celeron - Northwood 400 / 2400 - 128K SL6VU
38L5151 13R8901 Celeron - Northwood 400 / 2500 - 128K SL6ZY
38L5152 13R8903 Celeron - Northwood 400 / 2600 - 128K SL6VV
77P0936 13R8947 Celeron - Northwood 400 / 2700 - 128K SL77S
77P0950 13R8963 Celeron - Northwood 400 / 2800 - 128K SL77T
38L5325 - Celeron - Prescott 533 / 2400 - 256K SL7C4
38L5322 19R0407 Celeron - Prescott 533 / 2530 - 256K SL7C5
38L5321 19R0409 Celeron - Prescott 533 / 2660 - 256K SL7C6
38L5320 19R0411 Celeron - Prescott 533 / 2800 - 256K SL7C7
38L5616 - Celeron - Prescott 533 / 2400 - 256K SL7JV
38L5617 - Celeron - Prescott 533 / 2530 - 256K SL7ND
38L5618 - Celeron - Prescott 533 / 2660 - 256K SL7DL
38L5619 - Celeron - Prescott 533 / 2800 - 256K SL7DM
38L5319 19R0413 Pentium 4 - Prescott 533 / 2800 - 1M - L2 SL7D8
38L4077 02R8743 Pentium 4 - Prescott 800 / 2800 - 1M - L2 SL79K
38L4076 02R8742 Pentium 4 - Prescott 800 / 3000 - 1M - L2 SL79L
38L5326 19R0413 Pentium 4 - Prescott 533 / 2800 - 1M - L2 SL7E2
38L5327 02R8743 Pentium 4 - Prescott 800 / 2800 - 1M - L2 SL7E3
38L5328 02R8742 Pentium 4 - Prescott 800 / 3000 - 1M - L2 SL7E4
38L5329 19R0290 Pentium 4 - Prescott 800 / 3200 - 1M - L2 SL7E5
38L5632 - Pentium 4 - Prescott 800 / 3200 - 1M - L2 SL7L7
38L5155 19R0489 Pentium 4 - Prescott 800 / 2800 - 1M - L2 SL7J5
38L5156 19R0490 Pentium 4 - Prescott 800 / 3000 - 1M - L2 SL7J6
38L5157 19R0491 Pentium 4 - Prescott 800 / 3200 - 1M - L2 SL7J7
38L5158 - Pentium 4 - Prescott 800 / 3400 - 1M - L2 SL7J8
38L5159 19R0493 Pentium 4 - Prescott 800 / 3600 - 1M - L2 SL7J9
38L5633 - Pentium 4 - Prescott 800 / 3200 - 1M - L2 SL7LA
38L5634 - Pentium 4 - Prescott 800 / 3400 - 1M - L2 SL7L8
38L5635 - Pentium 4 - Prescott 800 / 3600 - 1M - L2 SL7L9

ThinkPad
Part numberFRU part numberDescriptionsSpec number
38L5106 91P7400 Pentium 4 - Northwood 400 / 2400 - 512K SL6PM
38L5107 91P7401 Pentium 4 - Northwood 400 / 2600 - 512K SL6PP
38L5114 91P7402 Pentium 4 - Northwood 400 / 2800 - 512K SL74P
38L5115 91P7403 Pentium 4 - Northwood 400 / 3000 - 512K SL74Q
38L5116 91P7399 Celeron - Northwood 400 / 2000 - 128K SL6VR
38L5118 91P7397 Celeron - Northwood 400 / 2200 - 128K SL6VT
38L5120 91P7398 Celeron - Northwood 400 / 2400 - 128K SL6VU

Solution
BIOS updates have been released for each of the systems listed in the "Affected configurations" section. It is strongly recommended to install these BIOS updates as soon as possible to prevent the possibility of the issues listed above.

To manually find the most recent BIOS update for your system

  1. Go to http://www.lenovo.com/pc/support.
  2. Enter the machine type and model of your system into Quick path.
  3. Click Go.
  4. Click Downloads and drivers.
  5. Click the + sign next to BIOS.

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Document ID : HT036113
Legacy Document ID : TCTR-ERRN91
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