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Yea man, that's ok. 0x1 and 0x01 is the same thing in 8-bit, apparently.

0x170 at 1f would glitch out for me, but that was with a hotter CPU, maybe I'll try again.

Set 0x171 to something like 0x25 and if it's stable, go down in increments of 5.

Ignore the errors, those pop up for everybody.

18 hours ago, lonkodonko said:

Hello.

I want to get my Dell E6430 cooler. CPU Temps are at Idle about 60°C and fan is at 0 RPM.
In Speedfan I can turn up the fan for maybe for a second until the motherboard turns it back to slow.
Is there a solution to deactivate bios fan control ?

 

-BIOS is up to date

-Advanced dell energy options for cooling dont have any effects

-Fan has been cleaned.

-New thermal paste is coming soon

 

 

 

Maybe with this tutorial: Use UEFI variables to change many hidden BIOS options - How to make a permanent boot option to EFI Shell guide here  ?
 

Or is there another way to control the fan?

Thanks in advance!
 

You tried the Dell feature enhancement pack? http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/19/Drivers/DriversDetails?driverId=MHVWP&driverId=MHVWP&CID=281125&LID=5567365&DGC=AF&DGSeg=ARB&ACD=25789221108616845

Or this:

http://forum.osxlatitude.com/index.php?/topic/5907-manually-controlling-the-cooling-fan-of-a-dell-laptop-or-pc/

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4 hours ago, sangemaru said:

Yes. Feature enhancement pack doesnt take any effect with its cooling settings.

The FN + 1 5 3 2 4 seems not to work on dells 6430 latitudes.
I8kfan provides a bluescreen at startup.

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I too cannot believe that there is no way to manually adjust the fan speed! I have tried all of the above, and have been searching for some time, but cannot find a way to make it work... Is it true that the e6430 is incapable of manual fan speed adjustments?

 

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Speedfan sort of works for fan control. It will force the fan speed you set, but the embedded controller resets the fan speed a second later. If you press the up arrow very fast you can hold full speed, but that's not very useful.

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About fan control i have to say another thing: the motherboard is not capable to recognize if the fan is working or not, I've started my e6430 without fan connected and it started normally, no warning, nothing... Weird but true

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In this IRF File from the newbie guide are some UEFI Variables.

There are some rows about fan and temperature.

Maybe someone who knows what hes doing can change the fan behaviour with these rows. :angel:

 

Short excerpt :

 

0x5BA2D 		Setting: Critical Trip Point, Variable: 0x13F {05 A6 6D 02 6E 02 FC 00 02 00 3F 01 10 10 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00}
0x5BA53 			Option: POR, Value: 0x69 {09 0E 7E 02 30 00 69 00 00 00 00 00 00 00}
0x5BA61 			Option: 15 C, Value: 0xF {09 0E 6F 02 00 00 0F 00 00 00 00 00 00 00}
0x5BA6F 			Option: 23 C, Value: 0x17 {09 0E 70 02 00 00 17 00 00 00 00 00 00 00}
0x5BA7D 			Option: 31 C, Value: 0x1F {09 0E 71 02 00 00 1F 00 00 00 00 00 00 00}
0x5BA8B 			Option: 39 C, Value: 0x27 {09 0E 72 02 00 00 27 00 00 00 00 00 00 00}
0x5BA99 			Option: 47 C, Value: 0x2F {09 0E 73 02 00 00 2F 00 00 00 00 00 00 00}
0x5BAA7 			Option: 55 C, Value: 0x37 {09 0E 74 02 00 00 37 00 00 00 00 00 00 00}
0x5BAB5 			Option: 63 C, Value: 0x3F {09 0E 75 02 00 00 3F 00 00 00 00 00 00 00}
0x5BAC3 			Option: 71 C, Value: 0x47 {09 0E 76 02 00 00 47 00 00 00 00 00 00 00}
0x5BAD1 			Option: 79 C, Value: 0x4F {09 0E 77 02 00 00 4F 00 00 00 00 00 00 00}
0x5BADF 			Option: 87 C, Value: 0x57 {09 0E 78 02 00 00 57 00 00 00 00 00 00 00}
0x5BAED 			Option: 95 C, Value: 0x5F {09 0E 79 02 00 00 5F 00 00 00 00 00 00 00}
0x5BAFB 			Option: 103 C, Value: 0x67 {09 0E 7A 02 00 00 67 00 00 00 00 00 00 00}
0x5BB09 			Option: 111 C, Value: 0x6F {09 0E 7B 02 00 00 6F 00 00 00 00 00 00 00}
0x5BB17 			Option: 119 C, Value: 0x77 {09 0E 7C 02 00 00 77 00 00 00 00 00 00 00}
0x5BB25 			Option: 127 C, Value: 0x7F {09 0E 7D 02 00 00 7F 00 00 00 00 00 00 00}
0x5BB33 		End of Options {29 02}
0x5BB35 		Setting: Active Trip Point 0, Variable: 0x13B {05 A6 69 02 6A 02 FD 00 02 00 3B 01 10 10 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00}
0x5BB5B 			Option: Disabled, Value: 0x7F {09 0E C1 02 00 00 7F 00 00 00 00 00 00 00}
0x5BB69 			Option: 15 C, Value: 0xF {09 0E 6F 02 00 00 0F 00 00 00 00 00 00 00}
0x5BB77 			Option: 23 C, Value: 0x17 {09 0E 70 02 00 00 17 00 00 00 00 00 00 00}
0x5BB85 			Option: 31 C, Value: 0x1F {09 0E 71 02 00 00 1F 00 00 00 00 00 00 00}
0x5BB93 			Option: 39 C, Value: 0x27 {09 0E 72 02 00 00 27 00 00 00 00 00 00 00}
0x5BBA1 			Option: 47 C, Value: 0x2F {09 0E 73 02 00 00 2F 00 00 00 00 00 00 00}
0x5BBAF 			Option: 55 C, Value: 0x37 {09 0E 74 02 00 00 37 00 00 00 00 00 00 00}
0x5BBBD 			Option: 63 C, Value: 0x3F {09 0E 75 02 00 00 3F 00 00 00 00 00 00 00}
0x5BBCB 			Option: 71 C, Value: 0x47 {09 0E 76 02 30 00 47 00 00 00 00 00 00 00}
0x5BBD9 			Option: 79 C, Value: 0x4F {09 0E 77 02 00 00 4F 00 00 00 00 00 00 00}
0x5BBE7 			Option: 87 C, Value: 0x57 {09 0E 78 02 00 00 57 00 00 00 00 00 00 00}
0x5BBF5 			Option: 95 C, Value: 0x5F {09 0E 79 02 00 00 5F 00 00 00 00 00 00 00}
0x5BC03 			Option: 103 C, Value: 0x67 {09 0E 7A 02 00 00 67 00 00 00 00 00 00 00}
0x5BC11 			Option: 111 C, Value: 0x6F {09 0E 7B 02 00 00 6F 00 00 00 00 00 00 00}
0x5BC1F 			Option: 119 C, Value: 0x77 {09 0E 7C 02 00 00 77 00 00 00 00 00 00 00}
0x5BC2D 		End of Options {29 02}
0x5BC2F 		Numeric: Active Trip Point 0 Fan Speed (305044074464-305044074464) , Variable: 0x13C {07 A6 7F 02 80 02 FE 00 02 00 3C 01 00 10 00 64 01 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00}
0x5BC55 			Default: 8 Bit, Value: 0x64 {5B 0D 00 00 00 64 00 00 00 00 00 00 00}
0x5BC62 		End {29 02}
0x5BC64 		Setting: Active Trip Point 1, Variable: 0x13A {05 A6 67 02 68 02 FF 00 02 00 3A 01 10 10 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00}
0x5BC8A 			Option: Disabled, Value: 0x7F {09 0E C1 02 00 00 7F 00 00 00 00 00 00 00}
0x5BC98 			Option: 15 C, Value: 0xF {09 0E 6F 02 00 00 0F 00 00 00 00 00 00 00}
0x5BCA6 			Option: 23 C, Value: 0x17 {09 0E 70 02 00 00 17 00 00 00 00 00 00 00}
0x5BCB4 			Option: 31 C, Value: 0x1F {09 0E 71 02 00 00 1F 00 00 00 00 00 00 00}
0x5BCC2 			Option: 39 C, Value: 0x27 {09 0E 72 02 00 00 27 00 00 00 00 00 00 00}
0x5BCD0 			Option: 47 C, Value: 0x2F {09 0E 73 02 00 00 2F 00 00 00 00 00 00 00}
0x5BCDE 			Option: 55 C, Value: 0x37 {09 0E 74 02 30 00 37 00 00 00 00 00 00 00}
0x5BCEC 			Option: 63 C, Value: 0x3F {09 0E 75 02 00 00 3F 00 00 00 00 00 00 00}
0x5BCFA 			Option: 71 C, Value: 0x47 {09 0E 76 02 00 00 47 00 00 00 00 00 00 00}
0x5BD08 			Option: 79 C, Value: 0x4F {09 0E 77 02 00 00 4F 00 00 00 00 00 00 00}
0x5BD16 			Option: 87 C, Value: 0x57 {09 0E 78 02 00 00 57 00 00 00 00 00 00 00}
0x5BD24 			Option: 95 C, Value: 0x5F {09 0E 79 02 00 00 5F 00 00 00 00 00 00 00}
0x5BD32 			Option: 103 C, Value: 0x67 {09 0E 7A 02 00 00 67 00 00 00 00 00 00 00}
0x5BD40 			Option: 111 C, Value: 0x6F {09 0E 7B 02 00 00 6F 00 00 00 00 00 00 00}
0x5BD4E 			Option: 119 C, Value: 0x77 {09 0E 7C 02 00 00 77 00 00 00 00 00 00 00}
0x5BD5C 		End of Options {29 02}
0x5BD5E 		Numeric: Active Trip Point 1 Fan Speed (305044074464-305044074464) , Variable: 0x13D {07 A6 81 02 82 02 00 01 02 00 3D 01 00 10 00 64 01 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00}
0x5BD84 			Default: 8 Bit, Value: 0x4B {5B 0D 00 00 00 4B 00 00 00 00 00 00 00}
0x5BD91 		End {29 02}
0x5BD93 		Setting: Passive Trip Point, Variable: 0x13E {05 A6 6B 02 6C 02 01 01 02 00 3E 01 10 10 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00}
0x5BDB9 			Option: Disabled, Value: 0x7F {09 0E C1 02 00 00 7F 00 00 00 00 00 00 00}
0x5BDC7 			Option: 15 C, Value: 0xF {09 0E 6F 02 00 00 0F 00 00 00 00 00 00 00}
0x5BDD5 			Option: 23 C, Value: 0x17 {09 0E 70 02 00 00 17 00 00 00 00 00 00 00}
0x5BDE3 			Option: 31 C, Value: 0x1F {09 0E 71 02 00 00 1F 00 00 00 00 00 00 00}
0x5BDF1 			Option: 39 C, Value: 0x27 {09 0E 72 02 00 00 27 00 00 00 00 00 00 00}
0x5BDFF 			Option: 47 C, Value: 0x2F {09 0E 73 02 00 00 2F 00 00 00 00 00 00 00}
0x5BE0D 			Option: 55 C, Value: 0x37 {09 0E 74 02 00 00 37 00 00 00 00 00 00 00}
0x5BE1B 			Option: 63 C, Value: 0x3F {09 0E 75 02 00 00 3F 00 00 00 00 00 00 00}
0x5BE29 			Option: 71 C, Value: 0x47 {09 0E 76 02 00 00 47 00 00 00 00 00 00 00}
0x5BE37 			Option: 79 C, Value: 0x4F {09 0E 77 02 00 00 4F 00 00 00 00 00 00 00}
0x5BE45 			Option: 87 C, Value: 0x57 {09 0E 78 02 00 00 57 00 00 00 00 00 00 00}
0x5BE53 			Option: 95 C, Value: 0x5F {09 0E 79 02 30 00 5F 00 00 00 00 00 00 00}
0x5BE61 			Option: 103 C, Value: 0x67 {09 0E 7A 02 00 00 67 00 00 00 00 00 00 00}
0x5BE6F 			Option: 111 C, Value: 0x6F {09 0E 7B 02 00 00 6F 00 00 00 00 00 00 00}
0x5BE7D 			Option: 119 C, Value: 0x77 {09 0E 7C 02 00 00 77 00 00 00 00 00 00 00}
0x5BE8B 		End of Options {29 02}

 

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On 9/24/2015 at 0:43 AM, timohour said:

OK this is almost perfect... I love it! Just needs some corrections

UPDATE: Check the corrected post above.
 

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You don't need to unlock your Flash Descriptor to make UEFI variable modifications. Add here the ability to set port 1 or port3 to x2 mode. Ok, After booting with the paperclip "Boot to FreeDOS on startup using the USB (Press F12)". Use the command



fpt -d image.bin

to store a full image of your BIOS.

If you reboot the laptop you don't have to apply the pinmod again. If you shutdown and then startup you need to redo the pinmod again to enablel writing to the Descriptor region. This precedure is part of the Permanently Unlocking Descriptor... the image.bin you obtain after your first boot is the original BIOS. This is maybebe my mistake, the command is



 fpt -me -f yourimage.bin

 


At this moment you load your BIOS image (or your Descriptor region only)

You can change the UEFI vars without unlocking your Descriptor Hope you don't mind I will make the corrections in the table.

 

 

 

Hey guys, just picked up my 6430 i5 3320 nv5200.

I am having an issue unlocking the flash descriptor. I apply the pinmod, boot to free dos, and when  I type in any "fpt" commands, I get the bad command or filename response. Is there a particular way to set up the flash drive? I installed hex editor on the flash drive, but hxd commands don't work either. Is there a particular way to load fpt onto the flashdrive?

Also, after applying these bios mods, is there a way to control the fan speed? How much more can I get out of this 2-core i5? I would like to clock somewhere in the 3.2ghz realm. Is that feasible? And will the CL12 2133 Kingston pnp memory clock well with the i5?

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6 hours ago, mcdudehouse said:

 

 

Hey guys, just picked up my 6430 i5 3320 nv5200.

I am having an issue unlocking the flash descriptor. I apply the pinmod, boot to free dos, and when  I type in any "fpt" commands, I get the bad command or filename response. Is there a particular way to set up the flash drive? I installed hex editor on the flash drive, but hxd commands don't work either. Is there a particular way to load fpt onto the flashdrive?

Also, after applying these bios mods, is there a way to control the fan speed? How much more can I get out of this 2-core i5? I would like to clock somewhere in the 3.2ghz realm. Is that feasible? And will the CL12 2133 Kingston pnp memory clock well with the i5?

for execute fpt program you must be in the right folder where fpt is, you have to go in right folder and after will work, for your easy you move the folder where is fpt program on the root of usb drive, so you can see it.use

DIR to show file and folder, and when you see the fpt executable you can do the work.

 

about memory, i hope you better go to quad core i7 and after with Ram Upgrade.

 

on mine i've done dual ssd raid O for speed, it go at 1000 Mb/s .. tried to overclock the memory at 1800 mhz,

i've also overclocked the i7-3720qm and used a gtx980 as egpu..  it works fine but i doesn't fly like you expect.. maybe the shitty O.S are the bottleneck..

bye.

 

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Awesome, I'll give it a go when I get home. I would prefer not to buy a quad core, at least not yet... This is just my budget computer for school, but I would like to try getting a decent framerate on medium setting for games. I actually do more charting and things of that nature, but I believe the nv5200 can provide decent graphics as long as I can keep it cool.

Last week I put 1.35v kingston 1866mhz ram and it ran fine, but would not hold clock over 1600mhz. I had the sticks laying around so figured why not. Ill be back with an update after messing around with the flash descriptor some more.

Thank you!

 

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So I got the flash descriptor permanently unlocked! I just had the flash drive set up like a dummy... Thanks aldimeola81!

For anyone else who stumbles across this: I screwed up by not moving the fpt application from the file ME FW FLASHTOOL\ME(1.5M_8.1.10.1286)\Tools\System Tools\Flash Programming Tool\DOS to the root of my usb drive. Dumb mistake, but leave it to me to make them.

Permanent EFI SHELL:

Now I have come to another snag. Attached is a screenshot of what my hard drive looks like. Any suggestions for me for making the permanent EFI shell work? This is how I got the hard drive... Two system partitions!? There is no EFI partition. I get the feeling that creating a new fat32 partition and setting up the EFI SHELL on it is gonna ruin my day. I read somewhere how to erase the old partitions with diskpart when your system crashes, but in this instance I think I may have to reformat. Suggestion? Will it work to simply ad another partition? On another note (this is probably too soon), I picked up some corsair vengeance 1.5v 2x4 1600mhz ram. (CMSX8GX3M2B1600C9) I was in a pinch, and have heard that you can still tweak it. Has anyone messed with this? I assume once I can change my uefi vars that I will be able to set the timing. If not, I don't mind swapping ram with my other computer for the hyperX 1866 1.35v...

Wanna_do_EFI.png

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On 9/23/2015 at 11:22 AM, timohour said:

You are right... You are right, this is not at all helpful. I assume you already unlocked your Descriptor.

If you not, open your image.bin in a Hex Editor (I use HxD) and apply the change you describe above...

Save the file and flash your new descriptor using fpt.exe in a bootable DOS disk using the command

 

 

 fpt -desc -f [I]editedimage.bin[/I]

 

Using -desc is to verify that you are only flashing your descriptor region...

Now that your descriptor is unlocked keep your original BIOS in a safe place (in case you need to return it for warranty issues or sell it) and open your unlocked edited image in FITC.

In the album below you can see that the PCIe Port Configuration is in PCH Strap 9. Originally 00 is selected (4x1 ports 1-4 (x1)). To set your port 1 @ x2 you should select 01 (1x2, 2x1 Port 1 (x2), Port 2 (wifi disabled), Ports 3,4 (x1)).

After selecting press OK go to menu Build and select Build Image (or press F5). After the build completes go into the FITC folder and there is going to be an outimage.bin created. This will be the full bios with your new Descriptor settings. Flash it and you are good to go...

(Optional: If you want only the descriptor region because there is limited space on your DOS disc, you can reopen the new image using FITC and inside the FITC folder you will find a new folder with the name of your bios image. Inside the Decomp folder you will find a 4K Flash Descriptor.bin you can use to flash your descriptor using the command I gave you above)

 

On 9/23/2015 at 11:22 AM, timohour said:

Your WiFi port will be disabled but you can connect your WiFi under the WWAN port 5 which will be enabled (tested and working)

 

I am having trouble loading my bios.bin file into FITC since it requires xml. Do I need to convert my bios.bin into an xml file? Or is my bios already loaded up when I open fitc? If I have to convert, what is the easiest way?

 

Can you be more specific about connecting WiFi under the WWAN port 5? Are you saying to plug the WLAN card into the WWAN port or the half mini pcie port? Or are you saying to make an adjustment in FITC.exe?

Also in your screenshot you have your PCIe configuration 1 set to 10: 2x2

In the write-up it says PCIe should be set to 01: 1x2

Wouldn't you be running the x2.2 with the 10: 2x2 setting?

 

Thanks!

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It defaults to trying to load an xml. You can load an image too.

 

You cannot renumber your ports. You physically plug the WIFI into the WWAN port. The WWAN port is mPCI-E.

 

The system always defaults to PCI-E 2.0. 1x2 means one x2 width port combining ports 1 and 2.

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On 11/14/2015 at 9:48 AM, kondilac said:

Finally, i reached "adult" status on this board, and now i can post by myself :)

I successfully upgraded the SB i3, to an IB i5-3230M for 15$. Since my HyperX 2133Mhz kit is already migrated to the Dell, the first boot revealed that the memory controller of the i5 cant cope with the PnP (JEDEC) 2133Mhz @CL11. I locked the memory speed down to 1600Mhz CL11 , replacing one of the kingstons with a samsung module, just to be able to check the new CPU is working properly. Yes it does, and a little bit of TSBench revealed that it does outperform my Haswell-ULV on the same clock not only with lower power consumption (15.1W thanks to the Haswells IVR and integrated PCH VS 10.9W) but a 32M TSBench completes almost a second faster. The Haswell system has a very lean w8.1 x64 install, and the Ivy has a bloated w7 x64. (no throttling occurs, both cpus are running @2.4Ghz during the whole bench)

The other thing which makes me very happy that when C-states are disabled in the bios, i can still toggle C1E using Throttlestop for the Battery profile(I was able to do the same on 1st gen. Core i anno, but unable to do it with 4th.gen.), and although it does not enable C3, C6 and C7, but still has a substantial impact in idle power consumption (3.1W vs 7.1W). And the advantages of disabled C states in my usage scenario is huge, so the ~+1W power consumption when idling is a fair trade-off for me.(This i5 idles around 2.5W with all C states enabled, although i have not tinkered with the settings so far to see if this can be reduced)

The next thing on my list is finding the limit of the memory controller, but i'll have to dig into the topic deeper... My kit is a Kingston HX321LS11IB2K2/16, if anybody with the same kit would share their settings that would be great.

UPDATE: Using EFI variables (Thanks timohour for the extract of A16 BIOS), i was able to lock the memory freq. to 1866, so my kit is running in dual channel 1866Mhz 10-11-12-30 CR1. This could be useful for some other folks too, when the automatic freq. configuration makes the system unusable, but one can get into the one-time boot menu (F12 during Dell logo). Unfortunately my machine wont even get to POST when the auto memory frequency configures the sticks to run @ 2133. Also, changing boot mode from Legacy to UEFI when one wants to mangle with EFI vars is unnecessary, because even in Legacy mode there is option to boot into the EFI shell from the USB drive. I guess SecureBoot still has to be disabled, but i will check.

 

 

Setting: Memory Frequency, Variable: 0x1E6 {05 A6 12 04 13 04 D1 01 02 00 E6 01 10 10 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00}
0x60BA3             Option: Auto, Value: 0x0 {09 0E BE 02 30 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00}
0x60BB1             Option: 1067, Value: 0x1 {09 0E 14 04 00 00 01 00 00 00 00 00 00 00}
0x60BBF             Option: 1333, Value: 0x2 {09 0E 15 04 00 00 02 00 00 00 00 00 00 00}
0x60BCD             Option: 1600, Value: 0x3 {09 0E 16 04 00 00 03 00 00 00 00 00 00 00}
0x60BDB             Option: 1867, Value: 0x4 {09 0E 17 04 00 00 04 00 00 00 00 00 00 00}
0x60BE9             Option: 2133, Value: 0x5 {09 0E 18 04 00 00 05 00 00 00 00 00 00 00}
0x60BF7             Option: 2400, Value: 0x6 {09 0E 19 04 00 00 06 00 00 00 00 00 00 00}
0x60C05             Option: 2667, Value: 0x7 {09 0E 1A 04 00 00 07 00 00 00 00 00 00 00}

 

There is another EFI var that for DIMM2 (the top slot) but it does not need to be modified if running dual chanel, because the freq, and timings will be determined by the module with the worst capabilities. I've also noticed that there is something wrong with the values, because this should be only 8 bit, instead of 12 (?!)

 

 

Setting: Memory Frequency, Variable: 0x1E7 {05 A6 12 04 13 04 D2 01 02 00 E7 01 10 11 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00}
0x60C3B             Option: 1067, Value: 0x42B {09 0E 14 04 00 01 2B 04 00 00 00 00 00 00}
0x60C49             Option: 1333, Value: 0x535 {09 0E 15 04 30 01 35 05 00 00 00 00 00 00}
0x60C57             Option: 1600, Value: 0x640 {09 0E 16 04 00 01 40 06 00 00 00 00 00 00}
0x60C65             Option: 1867, Value: 0x74B {09 0E 17 04 00 01 4B 07 00 00 00 00 00 00}
0x60C73             Option: 2133, Value: 0x855 {09 0E 18 04 00 01 55 08 00 00 00 00 00 00}
0x60C81             Option: 2400, Value: 0x960 {09 0E 19 04 00 01 60 09 00 00 00 00 00 00}
0x60C8F             Option: 2667, Value: 0xA75 {09 0E 1A 04 00 01 75 0A 00 00 00 00 00 00}

 

UPDATE2: I was also able to boot into windows @2133 CL11-12-13(factory) , when manually setting EFI var 0x1EF (Nmode) to 2N instead of auto. Using 2N mode improves stability, but 1N offers the maximum performance. Memory bandwith R/W/C was around 28k/30k/28k Mb/s. Before running a GFX bench to check for iGPU instability, i've restarted the system. Tried to restart, to be exact, because this functionality is lost, but there are some other settings available in the bios at the memory section, so maybe this could work out better than loosening the timings. I will continue to experiment tomorrow, until then i've reverted back to 1866, which is stable with the factory (tight) timings.

 

Where can I find a table with all of these EFI var commands regarding Ram OC and BCLK OC. Also, how are you guys finding them (as I am here to learn)? I just realized that I have an i5 3210m, I believe the max turbo boost is 3.1ghz, but the XTU slider is stopped at 2.5ghz... Should I disable turbo boost in the bios once I get the slider unlocked? Is is possible to unlock the turbo-boost enable/disable function in XTU?

As of now, I would like to squeeze 1866mhz out of my ram and max out the CPU. I have corsair vengeance CMSX8GX3M2B1600C9 8gb 1600mhz 1.35/1.5 dual voltage ram.

Is this ram even worth messing with? If its more work than it is worth, say the word! I will switch back to my Kingston 16gb HyperX 1.35v 1866mhz ram, but I have to pull it from another computer. I don't know much about ram OC but if I need, wouldn't I be able to adjust the Kingston module to run at a higher voltage?

Also, will I have to change the efi variables for the graphics clocks in FITC for dGPU overclocking? If so, which folder in fitc controls the dGPU?

Finally, if I copy the bios after setting Ox1EE to 0x2 will it show up in FITC?

 

Sorry for so many questions... I should probably be named McNoobHouse. Thanks for bearing with me.

 

Oh one last thing, I read it somewhere but it is hard to sift through 28 pages to find it. What is the safest way to flash the new FITC image to the bios? Which image do I use?

 

 

 

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There are tons of IFR dumps here:

You don't need to dump yours as an E6430 dump is already there. Just reference that.

 

You wont' be able to overclock turbo ratio or memory multipliers with an i3. You can only underclock with multipliers.

 

There is no dGPU control. The dGPU overclocks easily through software anyway.

 

BCLK overclocking will work if you mod the ME FW. Be sure to check your changes in the FCIM/BTM, ICC Registers, and clock range records vs a E6430 or E6530 mod that has already been done to make sure you don't miss something and brick your system.

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You said the i3 turbo cannot be overclocked... I have an i5 3210m rated for 3.1 ghz. Or was that just a typo? In the FITC photo I attached it has a div clock adjustment. I cannot find the EFI Var to  change it

I am actively looking for a cheap i7 at the local laptop recycle, but may have to wait a week or two or ten.

Thanks for the IFR link. I am updated to the A18 bios, so should I switch back to A07 or did Ram and BCLK OC vars stay the same? Or is there an IFR for A18?

Is there a straight forward resource on how to create my own IFR?

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You should be fine on A18. I am not aware of NVRAM ever changing between BIOS updates.

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Did anyone found a way to completely disable the dGPU ? 

I know someone almost bricked his laptop using UEFI vars.
I also cannot use the 1.30 setup now as i am stuck to EFI windows part of my 1+ week testing and trying to connect GTX 970. It is running now but crashing constantly like crazy.
EXP GDC Beast 8.0 EC (with foiled cable mod) also have the mPCI-e cable ... crashes even more (Before it was rock solid with R9 280x)

These nVidia cards are very sensitive to the quality of the link ?

Any suggestions? Tried different windows (7/10) tried different drivers ... tried disabling the dGPU iGPU (now both disabled)... Optimus off ... dGPU disabled by disabling that Xeon.... system device.

 

I am desparate. Thinking of buying PE4C ... think the Gen3 won't work on the E6430 though :( but even that if the gen2 link is stable.

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Are you sure is a link problem and not a supply problem? These cards drain much power, try to limit the maximum power to 70% into MSI overburner application and post your result.

Try also to reset memory overclock,

and speed down your CPU overclock..

I've experienced stability problem with 1800 MHz and I've returned to default.

The egpu stress the system himself and some problems you haven't noticed before start to breaks your balls.

Good luck

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Is it possible to install the NVS5200M, if my latitude did not originally come with it? And where can I purchase this card (I've been searching everywhere for it)? If I overclock it, is it worth the price for performance?

 

Thank you so much for reading. Please pardon my ignorance.

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14 hours ago, Hwrgrabe said:

Is it possible to install the NVS5200M, if my latitude did not originally come with it? And where can I purchase this card (I've been searching everywhere for it)? If I overclock it, is it worth the price for performance?

 

Thank you so much for reading. Please pardon my ignorance.

you can't add the card cause is soldered on motherboard, and anyway will be really useless with modern games..  but you can add an egpu on your laptop and is really EASY for your model.

 

You need a bplus pe4c and any desktop graphic card.. so you can really take benefit of this upgrade, bye.

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Okay folks. I'm back. I found an i7 3520m e6430 for $85!!! So I put my i5 on hold for now.

Specs:

E6430

i7 3520m 2core,

nvs5200 dgpu, Kingston hyperX 1866 16gb, Samsung 850 SSD, 130w Dell PSU (not recognized)

 

Here is my problem now... BCLK OC only works when speed step is disabled, but turbo boost does not work. Can I enable turbo boost with BCLK OC?  How?

I have enabled lots of EFI variables but none have fixed this. In FITC div clock is at 0X0A00 clock usage at 0X007. Everything else is unchanged aside from the flash descriptor.

I don't know if I have the right FW Bringup Guide, does anyone have a link for the 8.1.10.1286 version?

Also, XTU shows only one core is active during benchmarks of any sort... is this just a glitch with XTU? In the task manager it shows both cores working +HT.

It does run okay with speed step on, but it is really annoying when the cpu clocks down...

 

I have used MSI Afterburner, and Nvidia Inspector, and they will not overclock the dGPU. The settings just revert. Help please! In all tests it runs at 202mhz! Yuck!

My battery will not charge on the 130w PSU, it will not recognize the PSU. I have tried everything I can find online, no solution.

Am I going to need to buy a dell certified 90w PSU to make my battery charge? Is the PSU not allowing the dGPU to OC?? Is there an EFI Var that I can change?

The speakers are not detected, and the headphone jack is not detected. BluetoothBluetooth works though. I have tried resetting/reverting/deleting/reinstalling my battery drivers, wireless drivers and sound drivers.

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@mcdudehouse

 

The dGPU always reverts to 202MHz and sticks there when using an unrecognized PSU. I found no way around this. The CPU runs stupidly slow too, but that's correctable with Throttlestop.

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On 8/17/2016 at 4:12 PM, Khenglish said:

@mcdudehouse

 

The dGPU always reverts to 202MHz and sticks there when using an unrecognized PSU. I found no way around this. The CPU runs stupidly slow too, but that's correctable with Throttlestop.

 

Dang.  So I am assuming changing ACPI variables havent changed a thing? If anyone has found the magic hack to bypass the dumb

I dont know what happened here, could a MOD delete this post? It erased a good chunk of it and I figured out what I need to know...

 

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Sorry to alter the discussion, I would like to refer back to the iGPU overclock enabler issue I had and still have. I have my UEFI variables set as follows:

 

0x16f to 0x01

0x170 to 0x1f

0x171 to 0x25

 

I used GPUz to measure the iGPU speed and ran a stress test, but the max speed of 1250mhz has not changed. Is there something obvious that I'm forgetting to do?

 

I also have an additional question about setting up an E-GPU for my latitude. Will the following parts be sufficient or will I have to buy other cables/adaptors?


1. Bplus Pe4c PCIe 16x to Expresscard (<-linked): Is this compatitble with the EC slot in the latitude?

2. EVGA GeForce GTX 750Ti (<-linked)

3. Dell DA-2 220 W (<- linked): Do I even need this? I heard that the 750 Ti can run without a external PSU?

 

This list seems rather short and thus I am skeptical. Additionally, has anyone tried EGPU with this model before (I would like to PM you)? Will I just need to download Nividia Drivers or will I have to go the Setup 1.3 route?

 

Thank you for reading so much, I appreciate all the help you guys have given me. Someday I'll be the guy helping out. 

 

 

Edited by Hwrgrabe

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13 hours ago, Hwrgrabe said:

Sorry to alter the discussion, I would like to refer back to the iGPU overclock enabler issue I had and still have. I have my UEFI variables set as follows:

 

0x16f to 0x01

0x170 to 0x1f

0x171 to 0x25

 

I used GPUz to measure the iGPU speed and ran a stress test, but the max speed of 1250mhz has not changed. Is there something obvious that I'm forgetting to do?

 

I also have an additional question about setting up an E-GPU for my latitude. Will the following parts be sufficient or will I have to buy other cables/adaptors?


1. Bplus Pe4c PCIe 16x to Expresscard (<-linked): Is this compatitble with the EC slot in the latitude?

2. EVGA GeForce GTX 750Ti (<-linked)

3. Dell DA-2 220 W (<- linked): Do I even need this? I heard that the 750 Ti can run without a external PSU?

 

This list seems rather short and thus I am skeptical. Additionally, has anyone tried EGPU with this model before (I would like to PM you)? Will I just need to download Nividia Drivers or will I have to go the Setup 1.3 route?

 

Thank you for reading so much, I appreciate all the help you guys have given me. Someday I'll be the guy helping out. 

 

 

 

I just tried:

 

0x16f to 0x01

0x170 to 0x1d

no extra voltage

 

This should set 1.5ghz, but instead I got 1.45GHz. Still a 100MHz overclock for a 3920xm. iGPU current limit may be a limiting factor.

 

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