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What is the difference of the A11 unlocked bios and A14 unlocked bios, and why is the A14 unlocked bios not a public download like the A11?

About my alienware:

Alienware m17x R4

10GB Ram 1067mhz

MSI GTX 1070

i7 3920xm

Watercooled

Dual PSU mod

 

The problem I am having is, I just installed my new i7 3920xm and was excited to start overclocking but it overclocks like shit!

I am also having an alienware m18x R2 with unlocked bios and watercooled with a i7 2960xm and it overclocks up to 4.9ghz with flex set to 50 without a problem. In games it runs smooth but a stress test will cause a crash. fair enough.

 

My m17x r4 with 3920xm in other hand will overclock up to 4.4 ghz with flex 15, if I go up to 4.5 ghz I have to set flex to 70!!! This is very weird behavior.

My problems does not stop here. The TDP is limited to 68 watt no matter what I adjust.

I can not run a stress test with all cores running 4.3ghz, they will stay on 4.1 ghz.

My 2960xm does not care It will try reaching 4.9 ghz on all cores under a stress test but it will crash after few seconds.

My last problem is the 2960xm will not even work in my m17x.

 

Also I have tried copying the bios settings using in my m18x but I noticed at the power page, the menus are different.

 

When looking under: POWER -> Advanced CPU Control on m17x there is no:

Long duration PWR limit

Long duration timewindow

Short duration PWR limit

(picture from the m18x bios)

 

instead there is:

Config TDP Configuration

(picture from the m17x bios)

 

I suspect it might be the issue. I cannot figure out how to use config tdp configuration.

 

Does anyone having the same problem as me?

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@Klem

 

I have a m17xr4 with a 7970m and 2D display.  Currently on A15 running full UEFI on Windows 10.  I am trying to upgrade to a 1060n and a 120hz display, but have figured out I need an unlocked bios to set to PEG.  What bios version would you recommend, and can you provide an unlocked version?

Thanks!

Xachary

 

https://www.sendspace.com/folder/ptc28o

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8 hours ago, Xachary said:

@Klem

 

I have a m17xr4 with a 7970m and 2D display.  Currently on A15 running full UEFI on Windows 10.  I am trying to upgrade to a 1060n and a 120hz display, but have figured out I need an unlocked bios to set to PEG.  What bios version would you recommend, and can you provide an unlocked version?

Thanks!

Xachary

 

https://www.sendspace.com/folder/ptc28o

Hi!

Send me your current file bios backup from your laptop. 

For creating backup of bios use attached program. Extract attached archive directly on the Desktop and run the program as Administrator (right click mouse). Program will create archive "results" directly on the Desktop. Send me this archive "results" via PM or or upload it to any fileserver and post the link.

https://www.sendspace.com/file/mxoavw

or

http://www120.zippyshare.com/v/NC9WuxRI/file.html

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15 minutes ago, Alicee3 said:

Hi @Klem

 

This is my m17xr4 with 7970m and normal 60hz display, now im running Windows 10 UEFI and A15 BIOS, i will upgrade to 1070 next week. Can i ask for unlocked BIOS?
Thank you!

 

https://www.sendspace.com/file/zp795l

Hi!

Ok. Check PM.

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Hi!

Do anyone have the flash tools to flash the m17x r4, A11 FPT version BIOS? The links does not work.
Thanks.

 

Emil

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17 minutes ago, DPC_Watchdog said:

Hi!

Do anyone have the flash tools to flash the m17x r4, A11 FPT version BIOS? The links does not work.
Thanks.

 

Emil

Send me a PM

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52 minutes ago, Klem said:

Hi!

Right now I checked,  all links in first post works without any problems.

I think that you can read the forum rules:  https://www.techinferno.com/index.php?/announcement/4-user-account-promotion-rules-read-before-posting/

No they do not. He talks about these links.

 

But for anyone els, head over to the same guide for the unlocked bios for the m18x r2 it's the same tools and the links is working.

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43 minutes ago, Henrik9979 said:

No they do not. He talks about these links.

 

But for anyone els, head over to the same guide for the unlocked bios for the m18x r2 it's the same tools and the links is working.

Screenshot_20190412-104406__01.jpg

Yes you are right, I thought he meant links to files of unlocked bios, they are working.

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On 4/12/2019 at 11:29 AM, Klem said:

Yes you are right, I thought he meant links to files of unlocked bios, they are working.

Here are the files needed. Notice the prr is called prr2, you might have to rename it to prr to make it work.

 

FPT_DOS.zip

prr2.zip

Edited by Henrik9979

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Hi I am having issues with my Alienware M17x R4, it is not detecting my discrete graphic card. Currently on A14 BIOS

 

Will the rolling back of Bios to A05 aid with it? And the link in the first page isnt working :(

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30 minutes ago, dodrio said:

Hi I am having issues with my Alienware M17x R4, it is not detecting my discrete graphic card. Currently on A14 BIOS

 

Will the rolling back of Bios to A05 aid with it? And the link in the first page isnt working :(

1. What link is not working?

2. What graphics card are you using?

3. Have it been working before?

4. If you are going change the bios, change it to an unlocked bios and set the primary display to PEG and see if it works.

 

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3 minutes ago, Henrik9979 said:

1. What link is not working?

2. What graphics card are you using?

3. Have it been working before?

4. If you are going change the bios, change it to an unlocked bios and set the primary display to PEG and see if it works.

 

Hello thanks so much for the prompt response! :)

 

1.) the link to download A05 BIOS on the first page 

2.) I think i am using 580, nvidia 

3.) Yes it was working before, not sure when it died when i upgraded my windows to 10 or BIOS

4.) Sorry I have not tried changing as I cannot download the A05 unlocked BIOS

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6 minutes ago, dodrio said:

Hello thanks so much for the prompt response! :)

 

1.) the link to download A05 BIOS on the first page 

2.) I think i am using 580, nvidia 

3.) Yes it was working before, not sure when it died when i upgraded my windows to 10 or BIOS

4.) Sorry I have not tried changing as I cannot download the A05 unlocked BIOS

https://www.techinferno.com/applications/core/interface/file/attachment.php?id=11973

This is the download link. If you can not use it, it is because you have not made enough quality posts yet. (Read the rules)

 

A think you can try is pressing FN+F7

The exact function is unclear, but it should switch between IGFX, PEG and SG. You need to restart each time.

 

Also you need to have installed Alienware OSD (on-screen-display) and Alienware command center for it to work.

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1 minute ago, Henrik9979 said:

should

 

1 minute ago, Henrik9979 said:

https://www.techinferno.com/applications/core/interface/file/attachment.php?id=11973

This is the download link. If you can not use it, it is because you have not made enough quality posts yet. (Read the rules)

 

A think you can try is pressing FN+F7

The exact function is unclear, but it should switch between IGFX, PEG and SG. You need to restart each time.

 

 Also you need to have installed Alienware OSD (on-screen-display) and Alienware command center for it to work.

Ahh got you thank you so much! :) what about the FPT tools ? they show me 404 as well.

 

I tried FN+F7 it does not switch my GPU still, and when i head into my BIOS , ther is no discrete graphic card detected / shown

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1 minute ago, dodrio said:

 

Ahh got you thank you so much! :) what about the FPT tools ? they show me 404 as well.

 

I tried FN+F7 it does not switch my GPU still, and when i head into my BIOS , ther is no discrete graphic card detected / shown

About the FPT tools look some few posts further up. I posted some working links for those too.

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1 minute ago, Henrik9979 said:

About the FPT tools look some few posts further up. I posted some working links for those too.

ahh okay thanks so much! :) I'll clock enough post around then try again!

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2 minutes ago, dodrio said:

ahh okay thanks so much! :) I'll clock enough post around then try again!

No problem, and good luck.

Let me hear how it goes, I am a bit curious.

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9 minutes ago, Henrik9979 said:

No problem, and good luck.

Let me hear how it goes, I am a bit curious.

sure :) any tips on how to clock posts? i am like a computer idiot i dont know much about tech stuff

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8 minutes ago, dodrio said:

sure :) any tips on how to clock posts? i am like a computer idiot i dont know much about tech stuff

You can make a thread with a mod or idea you have.

It could be custom painting your Alienware or experimenting with cooling. You can see if some of my threads could give inspiration.

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3 minutes ago, Henrik9979 said:

You can make a thread with a mod or idea you have.

It could be custom painting your Alienware or experimenting with cooling. You can see if some of my threads could give inspiration.

I just subbed for Tier 1 :) got the files not sure about the bootable_disk.zip now

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3 minutes ago, dodrio said:

I just subbed for Tier 1 :) got the files not sure about the bootable_disk.zip now

You lost me here... What bootable_disk.zip?

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