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    UPDATE: ALL DOWNLOADS LISTED IN THIS POST FOUND HERE. Nvidia 'Kepler' GPUs - modified VBIOS files >>> NOTE: More versions (including voltage mods) exclusive for T|I users can be found in the second post. <<< The 'Kepler' GPUs from Nvidia perform really well, even at increased clocks speeds they stay quite cool - a perfect behavior when it comes to overclocking and improving the performance. Unfortunately the mobile GPUs suffer from an artificial +135MHz core overclocking limit, so you can't go higher by using tools like Nvidia Inspector and similar. The modified VBIOS files listed here have this limit unlocked, some have increased stock clocks or tweaked voltages. Just refer to the description. All files have been modified by myself, if you like them feel free to buy me a drink, donation link can be found below GTX 660m: 660m_OC_edition__VBIOS_[DELL].zip- comes with unlocked software overclocking limits 660m_GHz-Edition_overvolted_VBIOS_[DELL].zip - default 3d clock 1000MHz, base boost 1200MHz,, memory (3d) 1350MHz, increased 3d voltage undervolted editions possible, depends on interest, tba Some screenshots: GTX 680m: Clevo_680m_-_80.04.33.00.10_'OCedition'_revised_01.zip Dell_680m_-_80.04.33.00.32_'OCedition'_revised_00.zip Increased software overclocking limits & optimized for no throttling. Read the included 'Read me' file before flashing. Instructions: I recommend flashing under DOS using nvflash . Donation link in case you want to buy me a beer Thanks and cheers! More to come. Testers: Thanks @eliteone (Dell 660m), @littleone562 (Dell 680m) For all mods: Use at your own risk.
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    Lenovo Y500 - 'unlocked' BIOS / wwan-wlan whitelist removal The Lenovo Y580 / Y480 comes with a pretty locked down BIOS, and in addition to this with a whitelist which prevents the user from getting 3rd-party wwan/wlan cards to work properly. The modified BIOS versions here will take care of this. Keep in mind that not necessarily all options available in the modified bios will work. Some might not do anything at all, others could possibly leave your system in a state which will prevent it from booting. Use care when changing stuff in the modified bios, don't touch things you're not familiar with. Use all the mods and software posted here on your own risk. NOTE: This will only flash the bios region. It won't reset the nvars set in the bios. While it is technically possible to update from v2.0x to v8.01 by using the method described below, I can't really recommend it since the EC of your system won't get updated. While it might work (possibly even without any issues) I can't recommend it. Therefore if you're on v2.0x and want to update, the better option is to wait until Lenovo provides an official 8.xx firmware update with EC and BIOS. You can then still flash the modified version as described below, once you're on a proper v8.xx firmware. Attached you'll find a modified version of the Y580 / Y480 BIOS v8.01 (5DCN90WW). ----------------------------------------- >> For users with a v2.0x BIOS: << Download links Old version: Current 2.0x version: Lenovo Y580 / Y480 BIOS v2.07 (5DCN40WW) -> unlocked, whitelist removed, Nvidia 660m @ 1GHz default 3d clocks Flash with the included InsydeFlash utility. ----------------------------------------- >> Instructions for v8.0x BIOS users: << The attached BIOS ("Lenovo Y580 - Y480 BIOS v8.01 (5DCN90WW) - Mod") is unlocked, whitelist stuff removed and the 660m is tweaked to 1GHz default 3d core clock. The only way I know of which allows you to flash the modified BIOS for v8.01 users does unfortunately also describe certain information which you don't want to loose (serials, Windows licencse etc.). Don't worry, I got it all sorted out, but due to this the flashing procedure is a bit more complicated than usual. Make sure you follow the instructions carefully. Download the flash tool, for flashing you'll need the DOS version, but for creating the backup of your current BIOS the Win64 version will do as well, and it is faster. Get the prr tool as well. Grab the modified BIOS you want to flash and the Y580-Y480_BiosFix tool. Create a backup of your current BIOS using the flash tool you downloaded (first step) by runing the included backup.bat, or by using the Win or Dos version flash tool with this command: -d BackupBiosY500.bin -bios If you get and 'Error 104', grab 'Error 104' fix and replace the original fparts file with it. . Make sure you have the modified bios which you want to flash, the bios backup you just created and the "Y580-Y480_BiosFix" tool in the same folder. Run the Y580-Y480_BiosFix tool, follow the instructions on the screen. Enter the name of the files correctly, else you'll get an error. It will create a new file for you and will be named after the modified bios file you specified, with 'Fix' appended to it. Here's a screenshot of the tool in use (Y580 version looks the same). In the case shown here it will create a file called "modifiedBiosFix.bin" which you can find in the folder where you run the tool. Use that one for flashing. Put the fixed BIOS, the prr.exe tool and the fpt.exe (along with the fparts.txt file) on the root of your prepared DOS bootable USB drive, restart your system and boot from that drive. Execut the prr.exe, if you don't get an error message continue by pressing enter. Then flash the bios by using this command (filename.bin obviously needs to be replaced with the name of the file you want to flash). If you can't remember the name of your file, use the command dir to display all the files on your drive. Flash with this: fpt.exe -f filename.bin -bios NOTE: The name of the BIOS file mustn't exceed eight characters (not counting the extension)! That's a DOS limit, so make sure the name of your file isn't too long. Wait until the process is done. After flashing it will verify the data, in case there's something wrong with the flashed data it will tell you. In that case don't reboot, just flash again. It might look a bit complicated at first, but that's the easiest way I could think of. Let me know if anything is unclear. The attached v8.0x modified versions include: - unlocked menus - whitelist removed (wwan / wlan) - Nvidia 660m 'GHz edition' - 1000MHz default 3d clocks >> Here's the 'buy me a beer' link in case you like this. Modding makes me thirsty << Use at your own risk, you are responsible for your system and the changes you make on it. My programs come with absolutely no warranty to the extend permitted by applicable law. Thanks @X0pas1 for testing, and for some pics - see below: I'd appreciate it if someone could also post some pictures of the more interesting sub-menus, e.g. advanced CPU control, video settings and similar. UPDATE 1/17/16 DOWNLOAD LINK FOR FILES REFERENCED IN THIS POST:
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    ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ *Note: This page is no longer updated, I am not taking requests anymore. Please do not PM me, because I will not respond. Other people have graciously posted their unlocked BIOS's within this thread, so you will have to do some searching to find the right one. I may come back to unlocked more later... I just don't have any time. Sorry. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Welcome to my unlocked BIOS thread for MSI G-series gaming notebooks! Anytime you see an asterisk (*), it means that pictures for that part are included in the 2nd post. Introduction: In this thread you will find a list of MSI G-series gaming notebooks with their BIOS’ fully unlocked. Just about every feature that MSI has hidden is now available to be changed by the end user. This thread may be of particular interest to techies who love to squeeze every ounce of performance out of their notebooks or even the average person who is looking for a particular feature that has previously been locked. Should I Flash These BIOS? Anyone that owns one of the listed MSI G-Series notebooks is eligible. Who this does NOT apply to: - If you are afraid to brick your notebook, this is NOT for you. There is always a possibility for errors and accidents to occur. - If you do not understand what any or most of these acronyms mean, this is NOT for you. You will probably find little use for the unlocked features and the potential for risk is much greater than the reward. Who this applies to: - If you have an understanding of most of this thread and are willing to learn, continue reading. - If you are an enthusiast who loves modding and overclocking and have experience with this field, continue reading. Features: So what are these features that MSI had locked out? A short list would include: *- XMP RAM support (Up to 2133Mhz) [Warning: 4 DIMMs at 1866Mhz(+) may not be stable, 2 DIMMs are stable at 2133Mhz]. - BCLK Overclocking (Up to 5%, your mileage may vary, no guarantees). - TPL limits unlocked (With the combination of ThrottleStop, CPU throttling can be overcome). Necessary Tools & Knowledge: We’re going to need a couple things before we start flashing: 1. A bootable USB drive in DOS/ME/98. Guides can be found all over the internet. 2. The required BIOS file(s) for your specific notebook. 3. AC Adapter plugged into notebook. 4. Some common sense and bravery. Disclaimer: I claim no responsibility for any accident, damage, or brick caused by this, nor do I guarantee any technical assistance. Flash at your own risk. I am in no way affiliated to MSI, nor is MSI obligated to provide any support with these files. Proceed with caution! Your notebook's warranty will be compromised in the event of a repair! Redistribution of these files is not permitted without prior approval from me. You must contact me BEFORE you plan on hosting them. Thank you. Directions: 1. Add the three (3) files: "BIOS".ROM, AFUDOS.exe and update.bat to your flash drive. The root folder works best. Double check the READ ME.txt that you are about to flash the correct BIOS for your notebook. 2. Plug in USB drive and shut down your notebook. 3. Power on the notebook and during POST hit F11. This will bring up the boot menu, select your USB drive and hit enter. 4. In DOS, type:* This will start the flashing process. Warning: Once you hit enter, you CANNOT stop the flashing process. If you interrupt it via shutdown or remove its power source, you will brick your notebook with 100% certainty. 5. Sit back and wait for the process to complete itself. Note: Your fan will spin at 100% speed, it will be very loud. This is normal. Once your BootBlock has been verified and the command prompt comes back up, the process is complete.* Press Ctrl + Alt + Delete to restart your notebook and hit Delete to enter the BIOS. If your BIOS looks exactly the same as before and the flashing process came back with no errors, then you have to boot into Windows and shut down your notebook, NOT restart. Then check it out. Warning: The BIOS might reset the SATA mode into RAID. Please double check in the 'Advanced' tab that it is set to whichever mode you were using or else your boot manager may get corrupted. If this does happen, you will need to use your Windows 7 CD and repair the start-up process. Downloads: This part is under construction! More will be added. Taking requests as well. MSI Notebook Models: Version: Download Link: 1st-Gen Core-i Retail: MS-GX740(17''): 1.0F ms_gx740.zip Whitebook: MS-16F1(15.6''): 1.0L MSI 16F1 Unlocked.zip 2nd-Gen Core-i: Retail: MS-GT680/683(15.6''): .30Z MSI GT683 Unlocked.zip MS-GT780/783(17''): .30H MSI GT783 Unlocked.zip Whitebook: MS-16F2(15.6''): 3.05 MSI MS-16F2 Unlocked.zip MS-1761(17''): 3.06 MSI MS-1761 Unlocked.zip 3rd-Gen Core-i: Retail: MS-GT60(15.6''): .30M MSI GT60 Unlocked.zip MS-GT70(17''): .30M MSI GT70 Unlocked.zip Whitebook: MS-16F3(15.6''): MS-1762(17''): 3.0G MSI 1762 Unlocked.zip AMD APU MS-gx60(15.6'') 3.05 SecondGenAMDAPU.zip Recovery: Directions for making your notebook function properly if you encounter any errors. Case 1: In case of a GOOD flash, but you still cannot enter BIOS or boot into Windows: Common symptoms include: Endless looping reboots, inability to access the BIOS, permanent black screen, persistent BSODs in Windows or stuttering. The most likely cause was that your image was successfully overwritten, but some values may have changed internally and the BIOS may be having a hard time accepting them. If everything was a success and your notebook boots into one of the situations mentioned above, before trying a blind-flash recovery, UNPLUG the wire leading to your CMOS battery for 5-10 seconds.* This will RESET the stored values in the BIOS to their defaults. If this does not solve the problem, then a blind-flash will be required. Case 2: In case of a BAD flash, a blind-flash will be required. 1. Remove any files from your USB that aren't the necessary bootable DOS files. 2. Pick a ROM you want to flash (doesn't have to be the original), but it MUST be one for your notebook specifically. 3. Rename the file.ROM to AMIBOOT.ROM and put it on your flash drive. 4. Plug in your flash drive in a USB 2.0 slot. 5. As soon as your notebook turns on and nothing is displayed, spam Ctrl + Home (In my case, the MS-16F2 is Ctrl + Fn + PgUp or Ctrl + Shift + NumPad 7). 6. You should hear four (4) beeps and the BIOS should begin flashing itself. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Redistribution of these files is not permitted without prior approval from me. You must contact me BEFORE you plan on hosting them. Thank you.
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    Version 1.0.0

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    Files contained in this download: Asus 770m (G750JX) - 80.06.54.00.13 'OC edition' rev02.zip Clevo 670mx - 3GB - 80.04.58.00.03 - 'OC edition'_rev02.zip Clevo 675mx (4GB) - 80.04.58.00.05_'OCedition'_rev00.zip Clevo 680m - 80.04.29.00.01 'OCedition' revised_01.zip Clevo 680m - 80.04.33.00.10 'OCedition' revised_01.zip Clevo 680m - 80.04.33.00.10_'OCedition'_revised_01 - OV 1000v.zip Clevo 680m - 80.04.33.00.10_'OCedition'_revised_01 - OV 1025v.zip Clevo 680m - 80.04.33.00.10_'OCedition'_revised_01 - OV 1050v.zip Clevo 680m - 80.04.67.00.01 'OCedition' revised_01.zip Dell 680m - 80.04.5B.00.02_'OCedition'_revised_00.zip Dell 680m - 80.04.33.00.32__'OCedition'_revised_00 - OV 1000v.zip Dell 680m - 80.04.33.00.32__'OCedition'_revised_00 - OV 1025v.zip Dell 680m - 80.04.33.00.32__'OCedition'_revised_00 - OV 1050v.zip Dell 680m - 80.04.33.00.32__'OCedition'_revised_00.zip Dell 765m - 80.06.61.00.01 - 'OC edition' (AW 17) - v00.zip Dell 765m - 80.06.64.00.01 'OC edition' (AW 14).zip Dell K4000m - 80.04.33.00.34_'OC edition'.zip Dell K5000m - 80.04.33.00.05 'OCedition' rev00.zip HP K3000m - 80.04.33.00.2E - 'OC edition'.zip MSI 670mx (1.5GB) - 80.04.5B.00.A5 'OCedition' rev00.zip MSI 675mx (2GB) - 80.04.58.00.14_'OCedition'_rev00.zip MSI 675mx (4GB) - 80.04.58.00.0E_'OCedition'_rev00.zip MSI 680m - 80.04.33.00.24_'OCedition'_revised_02 - OV 1000v.zip MSI 680m - 80.04.33.00.24_'OCedition'_revised_02 - OV 1025v.zip MSI 680m - 80.04.33.00.24_'OCedition'_revised_02 - OV 1050v.zip MSI 680m - 80.04.33.00.24_'OCedition'_revised_02.zip MSI 770m - 80.06.54.00.11 'OC edition' - rev02.zip Nvidia 770m - 80.06.51.00.0F 'OC edition' - rev02.zip Nvidia GTX 780m - 'OC edition' - rev02.zip Nvidia GTX 860m (Kepler) - 'OC edition' - rev00.zip Nvidia GTX 870m - 'OC edition' - rev00.zip Nvidia GTX 880m - 'OC edition' - rev00.zip Nvidia K3000m - 80.04.3A.00.07_'OCedition'_rev00.zip Instructions on how to use these files:

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    Pictures: Flashing Process: BIOS Options: Resetting CMOS Battery & Clearing the BIOS:
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    When I'm posting testing version and you decided to use them, then I also expect something in return... Feedback! Else I can't improve these mods, I don't have an M14x. If I don't get feedback and some data I see no need in posting public testing versions but will rather give them to users of whom I know that they will provide me with the information I need.Thanks. EDIT: New way of flashing for versions labelled with [FPT] - Refer to the "Dos flashing" instructions found in this post for the tools and details. If you're going for the A11 mod then I recommend first flashing A11 stock, and then following the instructions in the link above. ******* Current test versions:M14x R2 - BIOS A10 - unlocked BIOS with 650m @ 950MHz core / 1400MHz memory for 3d clocks. Increased overclocking limits. No boost. M14x R2 - BIOS A11 - unlocked BIOS with 650m @ 950MHz core / 1400MHz memory for 3d clocks. Increased overclocking limits. No boost. [FPT][M14x R2] BIOS A11 'unlocked' - 650m 950-1400 - TEST-V2.zip [M14x R2] BIOS A10 'unlocked' - 650m 950-1400 - TEST.zip
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    Version 1.0.0

    237 downloads

    Files contained in this archive: ms_gx740.zip MSI 16F1 Unlocked.zip MSI 1762 Unlocked.zip MSI GT60 Unlocked.zip MSI GT70 Unlocked.zip MSI GT683 Unlocked.zip MSI GT783 Unlocked.zip MSI MS-16F2 Unlocked.zip MSI MS-1761 Unlocked.zip SecondGenAMDAPU.zip Should I Flash These BIOS? See thread link below to learn which notebooks these bios files should be used with. Who this does NOT apply to: - If you are afraid to brick your notebook, this is NOT for you. There is always a possibility for errors and accidents to occur. - If you do not understand what any or most of these acronyms mean, this is NOT for you. You will probably find little use for the unlocked features and the potential for risk is much greater than the reward. Who this applies to: - If you have an understanding of most of this thread and are willing to learn, continue reading. - If you are an enthusiast who loves modding and overclocking and have experience with this field, continue reading. Features: So what are these features that MSI had locked out? A short list would include:* - XMP RAM support (Up to 2133Mhz) [Warning: 4 DIMMs at 1866Mhz(+) may not be stable, 2 DIMMs are stable at 2133Mhz]. - BCLK Overclocking (Up to 5%, your mileage may vary, no guarantees). - TPL limits unlocked (With the combination of ThrottleStop, CPU throttling can be overcome). To learn more about how to use the files in this archive, please visit the thread below:

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    Version 1.0.0

    607 downloads

    Files contained in this archive: Fptw64_(8_series).zip Lenovo_Y510p-Y410p_[v1.07][v1.09][v1.10]_BiosFixer.zip Lenovo_Y510p-Y410p_[v3.05]_modified.zip Y510p-Y410p_[v2.04][v2.07]_BiosFixer_(Whitelist only).zip Y510p-Y410p_v207_[stock].zip For information on how to use the files in this archive, see here: My donation link in case you want to buy me a beer

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    Hey guys, I know some of you wanted an unlocked A12/A13, so here it is! First off, this bios DOES NOT fix gpu throttling. Alienware needs to fix this. Anyways, I've been testing the A13 bios for @svl7 and @Michael; All credit goes to them for this. This bios provides unlocked menu in the bios and unlocks overclocking I have flashed using the FPT Method. I'll try to lay out the steps here: 1.) Make sure you are on an unmodified A13 Bios from Dell 2.) Download the [FPT] zip file in this post and open it up . You will see a .BIN file extract it and rename it to m14xr2.bin 3.) Next you are going to want to go into that bios at boot (f2) and make sure it's set to legacy boot and NOT UEFI. 4.) Then you are going to want to follow the instructions by svl7 (the second method, DOS flashing) and grab the rest of the files here: http://forum.techinferno.com/alienware-m18x-aw-18/1966-%5Bm18x-r2%5D-unlocked-bios-versions.html 5.) After you flash you have to change back to UEFI (secure boot + fast boot) if you are on windows 8 (and you installed windows using uefi, if not then skip this). I also had to change my raid type to AHCI. ********Disclaimer: I do not nor does svl7 or Michael take responsibility if something goes wrong. All responsibility for flashing and any damage done is on you.******** Finally, I'd like to once again thank svl7 and Michael for their work. It would not be possible without them, so show your thanks! [FPT]-[M14R2]-A13UnBiosUnVbios.zip
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    Due to a stupid accident by me, I acquired a 980m with a chunk knocked out of the core. Not wanted to scrap a perfectly good top end PCB for parts, I wanted to replace the core. You can see the gouge in the core to the left of the TFC918.01W writing near the left edge of the die. First I had to get the dead core off: With no sellers on ebay selling GM204 cores, my only option was to buy a full card off ebay. With no mobile cards under $500,I had to get a desktop card. And with this much effort involved to do the repair, of course I got a 980 instead of a 970. Below is the dead 980 I got off ebay: You can see for some reason someone removed a bunch of components between the core and PCI-E slot. I have no idea why anyone would do this. I tried the card and it was error 43. PCB bend seemed to be too little to kill the card, so those missing components had to be it. GPUs can be dead because someone removed or installed a heatsink wrong and broke a corner of the core off, so buying cards for cores on ebay is a gamble. This core is not even scratched: Preheating the card prior to high heat to pull the core: And core pulled. It survived the pull: Next is the 980 core on the left cleaned of solder. On the right is the original 980m core: Next I need to reball the 980 core, and lastly put it on the card. I am waiting for the BGA stencil to arrive from China. It still has not cleared US customs: https://tools.usps.com/go/TrackConfirmAction?tLabels=LS022957368CN When that shows up expect the core to be on the card in 1-2 days. So some potential issues with this mod besides me physically messing up: I believe that starting with Maxwell Nvidia started flashing core configuration onto the cores, like intel does with CPUID. I believe this because I found laser cuts on a GK104 for a 680m, but could not find any on two GM204 cores. In addition, Clyde figured out device IDs on the 680m and K5000m. They are set by resistor values on the PCB. The 980m has the same resistor configuration as the 680m for the lowest nibble of the Device ID (0x13D7), but all of the resistors are absent. Filling in these resistors does nothing. Resistors do exist for the 3 and D in the device ID. Flashing a 970m vBIOS on my 980m did not change the device ID or core configuration. If this data is not stored on the PCB through straps or the vBIOS, then it must be stored on the GPU core. So I expect the card with the 980 core to report its device ID as 0x13D0. The first 12 bits pulled from the PCB, and last 4 from the core. 0x13D0 does not exist. I may possibly be able to add it to the .inf, or I may have to change the ID on the board. With the ID's 0 hardset by the core, I can only change the device ID to 0x13C0, matching that of a desktop 980. An additional issue may be that the core may not fully enable. Clyde put a 680 core on a K5000m and never got it to unlock to 1536 CUDA cores. We never figured out why. Lastly, there was very tough glue holding the 980m core on. When removing this glue I scraped some of the memory PCB traces. I checked with a multimeter and these traces are still intact, but if they are significantly damaged this can be problematic for memory stability. I think they are OK though, just exposed. Due to Clyde's lack of success in getting his 680 core to fully unlock I am concerned I might not get 2048. If I don't at least I should still have a very good chip. Desktop chips are better binned than mobile chips (most 980s are over 80% ASIC quality, while most 980ms are below 70%). In addition this 980 is a Galax 980 Hall of Fame, which are supposedly binned out of the 980 chips. Having a 90%+ ASIC would be great to have. The mid 60s chips we get in the 980m suck tons of power. I want to give a special thanks to Mr. Fox. This card was originally his. He sent me one card to mod and one to repair. I repaired the broken one and broke the working one. The broken one is the one I've been modding.
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    Here you go! EC v04 & BIOS v15 ENJOY! W2x0HUx_15_04.zip
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    Hey Everyone, I saw a thread a few minutes ago about trolls also in the Off-topic section, and I stumbled upon a dashing photo of Stam. It inspired me to make this thread, where we can collectively post pictures of what we do (anything from skiing -cough- svl7 -cough- to skateboarding, to being goofy, to tech stuff, etc. Basically anything you have an interest in and feel like sharing. They do not have to have a ton of meaning to them, and they can even be somewhat abstract. The aim is to just post a few pictures here and there of what we do in our lives , sort of like a melting pot. **BONUS INTERNETZ FOR ADORABLE PETS** I'll get a few up this coming weekend / week off , but for now here are a couple i had on a USB that are pretty old.
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    Version 2.0.0

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    Bios Release Version – v2.0.0 Updated or Modded Items: A11 UNLOCKED BIOS FOR m18Xr2 (UNLOCKED BY SVL7 AND FULL CREDIT GOES TO HIM FOR UNLOCKING!) SVL7 Also created the PRR2.EXE tool that allows you to flash the new bios by unlocking it. (FULL CREDIT GOES TO HIM FOR THAT FILE PRR2.EXE) Here are ALL the things I've added, modded, and enhanced on this bios - I've added FULL LEGACY SUPPORT ON THIS BIOS with ONE or TWO CARDS (SLI). You can FINALLY use Win 7 OS on your machine and run the 900 series GPU's! This is a MAJOR breakthrough! LEGACY SUPPORT Confirmed. Works with 900 series GPu's in single OR SLI formation Updated the Intel RST Legacy to v12.9.0.2006 (Supports TRIM in RAID0 - CONFIRMED) Updated Intel RST UEFI to v12.9.0.2006 (Supports TRIM in RAID0 - CONFIRMED) Updated the ONBOARD Video Card for the HD3xxx to v2171 - FROM v2132 Updated ONBOARD Video Card for the HD4xxx to v2171 - FROM v2132 Updated the LAN Firmware & PXE Boot from 2.0.5.9 to v2.0.6.6 ADDED NvMe Support for m18xr2 ADDED M.2 support for m18xr2 Updated CPU Microcode to v29 for the 2900 CPU's Updated CPU Microcode to v1c for the 3900 CPU's Updated GOP Driver for Intel Sandy Bridge CPU Updated GOP Driver for Intel Ivy Bridge CPU Updated MAIN GOP Policy module for the m18xR2 Eliminated some code that wasn't used in the m18xR2 Updated CSM Module (v2) Streamline some coding to make mod(s) run a little more efficiently (v2) Added FPARTS.TXT to rar file in v2. (I had forgot to add it in v1) v2.5 to be released shortly. I've updated a few more modules that I didn't realize could be updated. (It's only 3 modules, but it's still an update!) It should be released in about a week. Hope this helps ya'll! Instructions to flash: Use a flash drive to create a boot disk into dos Unzip ALL files into the root of the flash drive (flash.bat, r2final.bin, fpt.exe, flash.bat, prr2.exe, fparts.txt,m18r2.hdr, m18r2.hdr.bin, readmefirst.txt) BOOT INTO DOS – Note, that when you set the bios to legacy in order to boot into dos, you MAY have to reinstall OS! (Just be prepared to reinstall no matter what) Once you boot into dos, run the file flash.bat It will unlock your bios (THANKS TO SVL7’s BIOS UNLOCKING TOOL – ALL CREDIT TO HIM FOR THIS TOOL!) Let it flash… Reboot your pc, and enjoy the MASSIVE updates! Be on the lookout as I do plan to release newer version with more updates in the future. However, it wont be for at least a few weeks as I'm now working on legacy support for the m17xR4 and several other systems. So please be patient! ENJOY! Thread link for more information and discussion:

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    - Extract drivers 7-Zip - 3xx.xx-notebook-win8-win7-64bit-international-whql\Display.Driver - Display.Driver folder, OEM INF list. nvaci.inf Acer, Gateway nvami.inf Asus nvaoi.inf Apple nvbli.inf HP nvcti.inf Compal nvcvi.inf Clevo nvdmi.inf Dell nvfmi.inf Fujitsu nvfui.inf Siemens nvhmi.inf HP nvloi.inf LG nvlti.inf lenovo NVMIi.inf MSI nvqni.inf NEC nvszci.inf Sony nvtdi.inf Toshiba Qosmio nvtsi.inf Toshiba - INF file structure. ; NVIDIA Windows (64 bit) Display INF file ; Copyright © NVIDIA Corporation. All rights reserved. [Version] Signature = "$Windows NT$" Provider = %NVIDIA% ClassGUID = {4D36E968-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318} Class = Display DriverVer = 10/23/2013, 9.18.13.3165 CatalogFile = NV_DISP.CAT ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ [Manufacturer]%NVIDIA_A% = NVIDIA_SetA_Devices,NTamd64.6.0,NTamd64.6.1,NTamd64.6.2,NTamd64.6.3 (Windows versions 64-bit) NTamd64.6.0 Vista NTamd64.6.1 Win7 NTamd64.6.2 Win8 NTamd64.6.3 Win8.1 1 [NVIDIA_SetA_Devices.NTamd64.6.0] Vista %NVIDIA_DEV.0407.01F1.1028% = Section004, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0407&SUBSYS_01F11028 %NVIDIA_DEV.0407.01F2.1028% = Section004, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0407&SUBSYS_01F21028 %NVIDIA_DEV.0407.0228.1028% = Section004, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0407&SUBSYS_02281028 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2 [NVIDIA_SetA_Devices.NTamd64.6.1] Win7 %NVIDIA_DEV.0407.019C.1028% = Section001, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0407&SUBSYS_019C1028 %NVIDIA_DEV.0407.01F1.1028% = Section001, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0407&SUBSYS_01F11028 %NVIDIA_DEV.0407.01F2.1028% = Section001, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0407&SUBSYS_01F21028 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 3 [NVIDIA_SetA_Devices.NTamd64.6.2] Win8 %NVIDIA_DEV.0407.019C.1028% = Section002, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0407&SUBSYS_019C1028 %NVIDIA_DEV.0407.01F1.1028% = Section002, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0407&SUBSYS_01F11028 %NVIDIA_DEV.0407.01F2.1028% = Section002, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0407&SUBSYS_01F21028 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 4 [NVIDIA_SetA_Devices.NTamd64.6.3] Win8.1 %NVIDIA_DEV.0407.019C.1028% = Section003, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0407&SUBSYS_019C1028 %NVIDIA_DEV.0407.01F1.1028% = Section003, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0407&SUBSYS_01F11028 %NVIDIA_DEV.0407.01F2.1028% = Section003, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0407&SUBSYS_01F21028 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 5 [strings] DiskID1 = "NVIDIA Windows (64 bit) Driver Library Installation Disk 1" NVIDIA = "NVIDIA" NVIDIA_A = "NVIDIA" NVIDIA_DEV.0407.019C.1028 = "NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT " NVIDIA_DEV.0407.01F1.1028 = "NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT" NVIDIA_DEV.0407.01F2.1028 = "NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT " ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- nvdmi.inf (Dell) e.g. Alienware M17xR2 GTX 680M - Win7 - Device manager -> Display Adapters -> Details -> Device Description -> Hardware Ids. 10DE&DEV = Nvidia, 11A0 = GTX 680M, 043A = M17XR2, 1028 = Dell (PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_11A0&SUBSYS_043A1028) PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_11A0&SUBSYS_05511028 = M17xR4/60Hz GTX 680M (Reference) - Edit only the "NTamd64 Section" that corresponds to your OS version + 5 "NVIDIA Windows (64 bit) Driver Library Installation Disk 1" Under [NVIDIA_SetA_Devices.NTamd64.6.1] 2 (Win7) search for "%NVIDIA_DEV.11A00551.1028% = Section210, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_11A0&SUBSYS_05511028" replace 0551 with 043A. - 5 "NVIDIA Windows (64 bit) Driver Library Installation Disk 1" [strings] NVIDIA_DEV.11A0.0551.1028 = "NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M " replace 0551 with 043A Notepad CTRL+H Method - Display.Driver folder -> open nvdmi.inf (notepad) CTRL+H -> Find What: 0551 Replace With: 043A -> Hit 'Replace All' -> Save. - C:\Nvidia...International\ -> run setup.exe. M17xR1 GTX 260M/280M/285M. - GTX 260M = 0618 %NVIDIA_DEV.0618.02A2.1028% = Section033, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0618&SUBSYS_02A21028, replace 02A2 with 02A1 - GTX 280M = 060A %NVIDIA_DEV.0618.02A2.1028% = Section033, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0618&SUBSYS_02A21028, replace both 0618 / 02A2 with 060A / 02A1 respectively. - 5 "NVIDIA Windows (64 bit) Driver Library Installation Disk 1" [strings] NVIDIA_DEV.060A.02A1.1028 = "NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280M " NVIDIA_DEV.0618.02A1.1028 = "NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260M " Notepad CTRL+H Method GTX 260M - Display.Driver folder -> open nvdmi.inf (notepad) CTRL+H -> Find What: 02A2 Replace With: 02A1 -> Hit 'Replace All' -> Save. - C:\Nvidia...International\ -> run setup.exe. GTX 280M 1- Display.Driver -> open nvdmi.inf CTRL+H -> Find What: 02A2 Replace With: 02A1 -> Hit 'Replace All' 2- Find What: 0618 Replace With: 060A -> ''Replace All' 3- Find What: 260M Replace With: 280M -> 'Replace All' -> Save. 4- C:\Nvidia...International\ -> run setup.exe GTX 285M 1- Display.Driver -> open nvdmi.inf CTRL+H -> Find What: 043A Replace With: 02A1 -> Hit 'Replace All' -> Save 2- C:\Nvidia...International\ -> run setup.exe - Windows 8 - disable driver signing. Command Prompt (Admin) Win key + X Type: bcdedit /set {current} testsigning yes -> "The operation completed successfully" -> reboot -> Install drivers. Exit test mode. bcdedit /set {current} testsigning no -> reboot.
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    I am proud owner of a new Clevo P775DM3 laptop with 1080 gpu and 6700K processor. As I am using the system mostly as workstation (besides some gaming), I am a bit annoyed by the noisy fans and for several projects I need Linux so I set up a dual boot configuration. It took some time to aggregate some information of the hardware behavior, mostly from this forum, nodebookreview, and some other, so I hope it might help sum people to summarize my findings here. In particular, I am still not satisfied with the fan noise, so I am glad for any advise. First of all: I like the system very much and also Linux runs pretty smoothly. It is an excellent compromise as a desktop replacement and the powerful hardware can easily handle workstation load. I player around with the clocks only shortly, and can operate the CPU at 4.2 or 4.4 with all cores in prime avx staying somewhat below 90 deg, so the cooling seems to work pretty well. My main concern however, is to operate it in a silent mode when idle, and from that perspective it totally failed. Obviously this is not relevant for overclocking, but I assume everyone is not constantly running games with headspeakers, so noisy fans are a major design flaw in my opinion. I made some progress so far, but I am not fine with the result yet. I tried to reverse engineer the fan behavior as far as I could. My conclusions are: - The settings Quiet / Multimedia / Performance in the ClevoControlCenter have little influence. They mostly apply different default settings. The main difference is between the fan modes (Full, Overclock, Automatic, Custom). - The modes overclock and automatic seem to apply a fan curve that is defined in the embedded controller (EC), which is exactly the way I would it like to be. The difference between overclock and automatic is mainly a slower hysteresis (high pass filter) in the control logic, so it does not spin up fast at load spikes. In addition, the fan settings of the automatic mode at a given temperature are somewhat lower than in overclock mode, in particular at low temperatures. At high temperatures, both get very loud. - The system has two fans, the CPU temperature regulates the left one, the GPU regulates the right one. In both cases (automatic and overclock), the systems gets really loud starting from around 50 deg. - The custom mode lets me define a start and stop temperature for the fan, but essentially it is not working as intended. It does indeed stop the fan completely at low temperatures, but start and stop temperature are related (but not identical) to what I set. When I define a fan stop below 60deg and fan active at 70deg (centigrade), the fan starts to spin at around 55 deg, cools down the hardware to around 48, then it turns off again until the hardware has reached 55 again. Because in a fanless mode the hardware reaches 55 in little time, this is no reasonable modus operandi, in particular because the fan seems to spin up fully for a short time when it sets in. - After a reboot or suspend/resume, the fans revert back to overclock mode, even if I set them to automatic before. I would consider that a bug of the ControlCenter. - When the system runs on battery, it seems to use yet another fan curve which is really silent and it dramatically cuts the clocks to around 2.4 GHz for the CPU. (In particular, it seems to me it does not cut the CPU clocks itself, but lowers the power limit.) Anyway, that fan curve might actually work well (system is silent even at 50 deg GPU temperature, fans spin up at really high temperatures), but I have no idea how how to activate it with PSU. I also observed some throttling that was reported by PREMA before. When the GPU is used, CPU clocks are throttled. Somehow, this only happens on Windows. On linux, the CPUs will constantly stay at full clocks if both CPU and GPU are under load. I don't know how the throttling is implemented. Perhaps the linux pstate kernel driver is interfering with it. There is also some throttling when the GPU gets warmer (starting way before 90 deg). Perhaps that is why the standard fan curve tries to keep the card below 50 deg (see below). Running idle, my system settles at around 35-40 deg CPU temperature and 50 deg GPU temperature (at 20 deg environment). I am actually wondering why the GPU gets so hot. Pascal is very efficient and in idle mode I would not expect it to drain much power. I would actually be interested in other people's idle temperature. I'll probably repaste the GPU when I find some time, but currently the warm GPU is actually convenient for tuning the system. Anyway, this 50 deg GPU makes the fan always spin fast (at around 3k RPM), so the system is constantly loud. (For reading the fan RPMs: the hwinfo64 tool can read it for some clevo models (https://www.hwinfo.com/forum/Thread-Solved-Monitor-CPU-and-GPU-fan-RPM-on-Clevo-laptops?page=9). So the fans are controlled via the EC, there seems no direct control of the fans the software. One has to speak with the EC. The common tools (msi afterburner, fanspeed, hwinfo, etc.) fail for this clevo Model. If I get it right, the PREMA BIOS contains also an updated EC firmware with an improved (slower at low temp?) fan curve, but that is not available yet, and anyway I will have to wait for a public version without a premium partner. So I am wondering what to do now. I couldn't find much info on the actual firmware content, or how to modify the fan curves. Ideal would be the possibility to set the fan curve via software, but I don't know if this is possible at all. There is a ClevoECView application which was leaked from Clevo some years ago that gives some insight, and some gui build a linux tool to manipulate the EC (https://github.com/SkyLandTW/clevo-indicator). I have extended that tool for my model, such that I can now set hardcoded fan speeds for GPU and CPU and read both fan's RPM and the CPU temperature (https://github.com/davidrohr/clevo-indicator - Naturally I will not take any responsibility if this breaks a system!). What I am missing yet is where in the EC memory I could get the GPU fan duty cycle or the GPU temperature. Checking the EC dumps at different fan settings makes me think it is simply not available. What is a bit weird: under Windows it seems to me the EC exposes the GPU Fan duty cycle at 0xCF, while under Linux the value is constant. I'd appreciate if anyone has an idea. Setting the fans to 15% - 30% duty cycle makes the system silent to completely silent, increasing the temperatures to 55-65 deg at idle, which I consider fair. I have not yet found out how to activate one of the fan profiles via speaking to the EC. In particular, I would be interested in activating the automatic or the on-battery profile. At least, there is a way to go back to the overclock profile: pressing fn-1 once after fixing the clocks reverts it. I am assuming that fn-1 actually fixed the clocks in the same way I am doing, so the EC assumes I am already in full fan mode, thus it goes back to overclock mode. So my current setup is that I pin the fans to a slow speed for normal operation, and I revert to the overclock mode for computing / gaming. But I don't really like this setup. It is both dangerous and inconvenient. I was thinking of implementing a background daemon or a kernel driver to maintain the fan curve manually, (the utility at github which I started from actually already provides such a mode) but that is not the ideal solution. It would be a problem when the background daemon exits / crashes, and I am also not sure about the stability of how I set the fan speed. I would really prefer a proper fan curve in the EC. That is the silver bullet. It is an absolute pity that such great hardware is deteriorated by a useless EC firmware. Finally some info on running Linux for those who are interested: Most of the hardware runs out of the box. The special keys on the keyboard are a bit of a problem, but there is a linux-laptop company called tuxedo computers which offer linux-based clevo laptops and they have implemented a kernel module for it, which is easy to compile (can be found in their forum: www.linux-onlineshop.de - it is called tuxedo-wmi). What annoys me a bit is that I can query very little hardware info. lm-sensors only detects the simple intel coretemp driver for CPU temperatures, and it gets the temperature of the wifi module. I would love any advise on how to query e.g. the CPU voltage, but it seems there is no linux kernel module yet for the monitoring chip used in the clevo system (at least there is one unsupported SuperIO chip).
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    Two new modified BIOS for M14x R1 users. Both based on A08, but with the same SATA performance as in A05.This allows GF106 users which are still on A05 to benefit from the fixes included in A08 while keeping the SATA performance of A05 and it allows GF116 users to get the benefits of A05 SATA behavior.It's actually the result of trying to bring GF116 support to A05 in order to change the SATA behavior (as requested by he_yincheng), since this didn't work as planned I tried it the other way around - bringing the SATA performance of A05 to A08, which succeeded. Thanks @he_yincheng for testing! Check here to see some screenshots he posted to verify that it is working as intended.There are two versions of this mod available, one is the standard A08 with only the SATA tweak and the other is the unlocked version of it.In the M14x R1 voltage mod thread you can also find both versions with an increased GPU voltage, GF106 and GF116 supported.As always with such mods, use at your own risk, I don't take any responsibility for possible issues. You are responsible for the changes you make on your system.Feedback is welcome!Donate link - feel free to buy me a beer if you like this mod M14xR1_A08_[unlocked]_incl_SATA_fix.zip M14xR1_A08_SATA_fix.zip
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    The 'Kepler' GPUs from Nvidia perform really well, even at increased clocks speeds they stay quite cool - a perfect behavior when it comes to overclocking and improving the performance. Unfortunately the mobile GPUs suffer from an artificial +135MHz core overclocking limit, so you can't go higher by using tools like Nvidia Inspector and similar. The modified VBIOS files listed here have this limit unlocked, some have increased stock clocks or tweaked voltages. Instructions: I recommend flashing under DOS using nvflash Donation link In case you want to buy me a beer Thanks and cheers!

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    Here is the now very skinny me up on a boulder during a hike, plan to do a lot more out door stuff as the weather warms up.
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    BAKED BIOS FOR KM, DM, P6, P4 and N SERIES. Unlocked most menus and options and added the chipset menu. More to come in the next versions! DISCLAIMER: FLASH AT YOUR OWN RISK! BIOS FLASHING MIGHT BE RISKY, THEREFORE IN ORDER TO AVOID FAILURE ONLY FLASH IN DOS AND NEVER TURN OF THE PC UNTIL FLASHING IS DONE AND MAKE SURE THE BATTERY AND AC-ADAPTER ARE CONNECTED TO AVOID POWER FAILURE WHICH MIGHT BRICK YOUR COMPUTER. Warning! Before downloading and flashing make sure you choose the right BIOS for your model or you might brick your computer, read the included text files and make a backup with the included backupwin.exe or backupdos.exe. DM AND KM SERIES P6 AND P4 SERIES N SERIES INSTRUCTIONS: PAYPAL DONATE ENJOY!
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    Hello all here at T|I, I have good news! OK so it's a lon,g story, I'll try to make it short but I want to give as much informations as possible so it can help anyone interested about such project. The story is how to go from this (stock 675m): To this (MSI GTX 1070 MXM): I used to be a gamer when I was younger, then I worked a lot and had no time to play. I came back to gaming last year, and noticed my 2012 M17X R4 was not really up to date for gaming, so it needed to be upgraded. Before you try to do the same, you must be sure you have pretty good knowledge of computer hardware and software, because you may brick your laptop or your GPU in this process, be careful! In order to get a MSI GTX 1070 MXM fully working on a Alienware M17X R4, you need: - unlocked BIOS - the 120 Hz screen - UEFI boot with GPT partition - find a MSI GTX 1070 MXM - dremel the chassis - mod the heatsink so it can fit the GPU - make good BIOS settings so you can boot with the new GPU - install driver with modded .inf - fix GPU throttling issue OK, let's go for the big upgrade, step by step. Unlocked BIOS Eveything you need to know is here: https://www.techinferno.com/index.php?/forums/topic/1516-m17x-r4-unlocked-bios-versions/ Thanks to svl7 for this great share! 120 Hz screen You can find it on Ebay, for example here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/162380820165?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT It's required because pascal GPUs need EDP mode to run. The nice thing is there is one LVDS connector in M17X R4 motherboard, even if you have a 60 Hz screen, so you can make the upgrade. It's pretty easy to install, but you may have no boot issue with it, like I had. This is when I had to install unlocked BIOS so I can set graphic settings which let laptop boot with the 120 Hz screen. From what I remember, required setting was "Primary display" to PEG, see here: GPT partition and UEFI BOOT I had MBR partition, and since I'm using my laptop for working I didn't want to reinstall everything. I used a very nice tool to convert my system SSD parition from MBR to GPT called EASEUS Partition Master (they also provide partition and data recovery tools for years, maybe you already know this company): http://www.easeus.com/partition-manager-software/convert-mbr-to-gpt.html They offered a discount so is cost me around 30$ to convert without having to reinstall, which is cheap for the time and all datas it saved me. Then, you just need to make sure your boot options are set to pure UEFI, which means Load Legacy option ROM is disabled, here in the BIOS: I noticed it can't be disabled if you're running a GPU which vbios doesn't have UEFI compliant driver. If this is the case, you'll get the "can't detect MXM card GOP driver" error like this: Once again, thanks to svl7 you can fix this using vbios with UEFI driver for your GPU: https://www.techinferno.com/index.php?/forums/topic/2079-m14x-r2-m17x-r4-m18x-r2-uefi-fast-boot-secure-boot-gpu-issues-solved/ This is not what I did, I just enabled integrated graphics again (it's UEFI compliant), so I can disable Load legacy option. Then I could put the 1070 in, and boot successfully. With this option enabled, I had 8 beeps "GPU not recognized" error at boot, stuck with no POST like a loser. GO BUY A GTX 1070 MXM Here too, you can get headaches. It's expensive, and hard to find. I searched a lot, and I can give you a few advices. For me, you have mainly 3 choices: - contact Lee James Wood, who is member of this forum and very serious seller: https://www.techinferno.com/index.php?/profile/3501-lee-james-wood/ You can also check his website: https://store.alezka.com/en/ and his Ebay store: http://stores.ebay.com/woodzstack666?_trksid=p2047675.l2563 I must say I contacted him, and at one point I had no answer, so I contacted another seller. But he explained me it was because for some reason he didn't received notification from the forum so he didn't knew my message, and missed the sale. But even he was not the seller, he gave me some advices which were really helpful when I was stuck with 8 beeps no boot problem because of the Legacy mode yesterday. Thanks a lot man, maybe you missed this sale but I'm sure you'll get lot of others since you're so helpful, thanks again! - go buy directly from China, where you can find it much cheaper. You have one chinese marketplace to rule them all: it's called taobao: https://world.taobao.com/ Problem is if you don't speak chinese, you may have trouble just to get their chat software working, it's same kind as alibaba trade manager for those who knows. So buying from taobao is like entring an unknown area, sellers there mostly only speak chinese, some don't want to sell out of China, so it's really weird to buy from there. But prices are really interesting, for example around 3000 Yuans (410$) for a GTX 1060 MXM, and around 4900 yuans (665$) for a GTX 1070 MXM. If you're looking for a cheap pascal MXM GPU, this may feel like heaven: -instead of trying to learn chinese, find a way to make dropship. There are lot of companies for taobao drophip, like Yoybuy for example. I found a russian MSI forum member whose nickname is Onside182, his name is Andrew and I made the deal with him. He knows Taobao sellers, so he dealt with that for me. He was serious and helpful too, and you can chose to contact him on russian forum: https://forum-ru.msi.com/index.php?action=profile;u=1111063 (you must be registered there to see his profile), or just contact me so I give you his email address, he'll deal for your taobao order and you can pay him with paypal. Let's make some room inside Yeah know it's bad, but honestly I don't care about chassis integrity when it's time to get overkill Firestrike score. So yes, you have to dremel the chassis to make some room so the MSI GTX 1070 will fit in. First, you need to disassemble the whole laptop, so you can get the motherboard out: You need to remove little sides on the MXM connector, so the card can fit in. Before After: You must get a modified MXM connector like that: Then you also need to cut part of the chassis, here is the result: Now, you can install the card: MOD the GPU heatsink to improve cooling Here you have 2 ways: keep stock heatsink, and mod it so it can fit as explained here: https://www.techinferno.com/index.php?/forums/topic/10982-m17x-r4-gtx-1060-upgrade/#comment-155003 Or build a custom made heatsink. This is what I did, I ordered this heatsink with the GPU: https://world.taobao.com/item/540331819333.htm?spm=a312a.7700714.0.0.ZzDuN1#detail%201%20sortie%20sur%20le%20cot%C3%A9%20ok%20et%204%C3%A8me%20stripe%20pour%20cpu%20ok It was designed for a MSI computer, but it can be modified for the M17X R4 since copper stripes are soldered horizontally. You need to unsolder it, and solder the copper stripes and radiator from stock heatsink instead. You also need to cut off the part which must cover the CPU heatsink, which is not useful. This way, you have a more efficient heatsink, because it was designed for pascal GPU: Soldering heatsinks is crap, when you heat one side, you can easily unsolder the other side by mistake because all heat will be transmitted everywhere very quicly. The trick is to put side you don't want to unsolder in water, and heat the other side where you want to unsolder with a torch. But I warn you: soldering this stuff is a real nightmare. With my modded heatsink (which is so ugly and crappy I can't even make picture of it for now), I reached 72°C max while benchmarking, which seems to be pretty good temp. Right now writing on forum, GPU temp is at 55°c. Spend some time finding the good BIOS settings You'll have to try out some settings, and you may have no boot issues, black screens, and many errors. You'll feel very lonely at this time, I know. But searching forums saved me most of the time! If you're in trouble, just search and ask You can boot? Well you still have to wait a little until it works! Once we're here, we can boot with the GTX 1070 inside the laptop, and it appears as something like Microsoft basic display in Windows device manager. So we need to download official driver from Nvidia, extract it and mod the .inf file. I used this howto: http://null-bin.blogspot.fr/2015/08/how-to-modify-nvidia-notebook-driver.html There are many others, it's well documented on the web. Lines I added are those ones: %NVIDIA_DEV.1BE1.057B.1028% = Section408, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_1BE1&SUBSYS_057B1028 and NVIDIA_DEV.1BE1.057B.1028 = "NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070" Then it just installed fine after disabling Windows driver signature enforcement of course. I could even install whole Nvidia Geforce experience stuff. The GPU POWER LIMIT throttling issue OK so you think it's installed, now it's over, after all those countless hours searching, testing and tweaking our good old M17X R4? Of course you launch a benchmark, and now you notice another problem. GPU core frequency is good, then it goes low, then it goes high again, then low again... GPU is throttling. I went into HWinfo, and noticed GPU power consumption was going higher than 110W, then I had GPU throttle, it went down around 50W, then it went up again, and so on... I searched and found nothing. I thought it was because I only have 240W PSU and I must change for a 330W one. Then and angel appeared and said to me "Hey, man, this must be a BIOS setting related issue, just fix it". So I went in the BIOS again, and I noticed this setting called "adapter warning". I just disabled it, and now it's running fine. When checking, I can see I still have POWER LIMIT message, but it doesn't slow down GPU frequency, no throttling anymore. This is the funny part where the 2012 laptop kicks ass to BGA craps Yeahhhhhhhhhhhh!!! We can say we made it, the MSI GTX 1070 is working in the Alienware M17X R4: Now, please have a look at this latest Alienware 17 R3 (BGA crap) Firestrike result: http://www.3dmark.com/fs/8941795 Yeah I know, this is serious expensive hardware we have here: a 6820HK CPU and a GTX 1070, such Alienware laptop must cost around 2500$, no? Of course, my poor old laptop cannot not beat this beast, what do you think? Here is benchmak I just made today, with little OC, it's not optimized at all: http://www.3dmark.com/3dm/19201328 Ladies and gentlemen, on the left we have my 2012 M17X R4, and on the right a brand new 17 R3: http://www.3dmark.com/compare/fs/12289770/fs/8941795 To finish, before I can go at last trying to play GTA 5 at maxxed out settings, here are some links which were very useful, and can help if you want to make such mods. MSI 1070 in Alienware ranger by loafer987: http://forum.notebookreview.com/threads/msi-1070-in-alienware-17-r1-ranger-success.797893/ German Alienware forum with huge CPU and GPU heatsink mods: http://alienware-forum.de/index.php/Thread/7254-AW-17-R1-CPU-Heatsink-Pipe-Mod/ http://alienware-forum.de/index.php/Thread/7254-AW17-R1-CPU-GPU-Heatsink-Pipe-Mod/?pageNo=2 http://alienware-forum.de/index.php/Thread/8042-AW17-R1-3D-120Hz-GTX-980-N16E-GXX/?postID=69530#post69530 Zotac BOX GTX 1070 MXM in Alienware 17: http://forum.notebookreview.com/threads/alienware-17-r5-gtx-1070-mxm-3-1b.800137/ I hope sharing all those informations helped M17X R4 owners to keep faith in this old good laptop. I'm pretty sure it can also handle a GTX 1080 by the way, if someone is willing to try (I can't be the guinea pig for the next step) it would be nice
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    Second follow-up: I delidded the CPU and repasted CPU and GPU with grizzly conductonaut. Unfortunately, it doesn't help a lot with idle temperatures, but temperatures under load decreased tremendously. CPU went down from 80 to 60 deg running prime95 AVX.
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    Some follow-up: - CPU-voltage on Linux can be querried vie dmidecode, which gets it directly from CPU MSR registers, but apparently it only shows the voltage for the highest P-State. - Alternatively, the CPU-X application https://github.com/X0rg/CPU-X can show the current voltage. - What concerns the fan-speed: I have implemented an automatic fan control as a simple linux service, that fetches GPU temperatures from nvidia-smi (the EC is not reliably reporting GPU fan RPMs and GPU temperature for me.) A bit worse than using the EC for that autonomically, but anyway, the system is silend when not fully loaded now. - Next, I'll repaste the GPU (and also the CPU) to get the GPU temperatures down hopefully.
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    Well I know who should demand a partial payment for every user helped, TechInferno and Svl7. Dell/AW should have to share a % of all their warranty contracts they sell. Since they don't provide much support *cough* anyways, why shouldn't those who do the tinkering and carry the support burden that Dell/AW should be doing not be rewarded by Dell\AW. Heck why not give these experts the models, source code, bios data, etc., they could then outsource to a new way, tech forum experts. Once again thanks to svl7 for the bios mods. Thank you also to all the members to Tech Inferno who without many of us would be starring at a blank screen. For those who want to get the best out of the parts that might be limited by companies like Dell\AW this is your place to come. The drivers are very reliable and are often referenced by many sites. I don't think they would always be mentioned if the drivers weren't top shelf. This is what I would have expected Dell to provide with my Alienware M17x R4, after all I pad a premium and it should be for just the alien logo or fancy looking case.
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    I thought about that and it would be really nice in El Cazador, and @Khenglish offered it to me. He really deserves it with the amount of work he has into it. So, the plan is for him to keep it. My personal preference is to have SLI (which is why I kept those 980M cards out of the Panther) so we have a plan B to get me another 980M to match the one he fixed and tweaked for me. What would be sweet is to buy a couple of cheap or dead 980 and have him mod two of them for me, but that might turn out to be more expense than I want right now. Dead 980 desktop GPUs are not common to find for sale, but I suppose if all of the stars aligned it could still be an option though.
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    Sup guys? Any activities besides T|I? Seems there's still a bit snow in the mountains...
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    Hi, I got one adapter back. You can buy it if u still want one...
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    just read post above you.. or read here... https://www.techinferno.com/index.php?/announcement/4-user-account-promotion-rules-read-before-posting/
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    Huh! you guy's are keen! XD I actually have it working on my alienware 17, I'm getting PCI-e 3.0 with all 16 lanes, but only at 2.5GT/s so I'm only getting 4.923 GB/s over the link, which is still better than pci-e 1.1 though, which is at 4 GB/s. I am working on a better prototype at the moment, as soon as I hit the PCI-e 3.0 at 5GT/s or 8GT/s I'll be starting my kick starter, It's taking some time because I don't have income at the moment so if you guy's still want to make your own go for it it is possible!
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    Some more info on the automatic linux fan control: There is some strange thing with the EC about querying GPU data. CPU temperature is always stored in 0x07 and CPU fan duty in 0xCE. 0xCF stores the GPU fan duty cycle, but only after starting the Hotkey utility under Windows, which seems to bring the EC in a different state. Booting Linux straight, 0xCF seems to store a constant random value. As I could not get this running under Linux, I query GPU temperature via nvidia-smi, CPU temperature via the EC. Once in a while, the EC reports a very low CPU temperature (< 15 deg). These values are filtered out. Fan control application is implemented as simple user-space process. A kernel module might be better, but would be more effort and I am too lazy. I assign the FIFO scheduler to the application, so in theory it should not be interrupted, and there is a background-process that restarts it if it crashed + a check that nvidia-smi actually delivers new temperature data. In case of failure, a high fan speed is assigned as safety measure. Running since 2 week now without issues, so I am rather satisfied and think this is stable enough for my purpose - until I come across a way to do this inside the EC. That would have the advantage to work under Windows as well. The application could be ported easily, but I would be afraid about interference with the hotkey utility - or perhaps I should just toss hotkey completely.
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    Spring is coming... it's getting warmer here. Went a bit slacklining today, have to practice to get my skills up, never practiced since last summer. Haven't got a pic with me on the line atm, but I can post one sometime. Anyway, I don't know whether you guys ever heard of slacklining, but it's really great, give it a try if you have the chance!
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    Hello, I've got a probleme of fan control and i need to update my bios but i can find the files to do it. I'm looking for the files i need to update the bio of my mother board : W240HU/W250HUQ CLEVO CO. version : D02A. Do anyone know where i can find it? Thank you. Chris
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    Thanks for your hard work! We look forward to seeing more creations from you.
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    Version 1.0.0

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    GeForce Hotfix driver 382.33 Game Ready •Provides the optimal gaming experience for Tekken 7 and Star Trek Bridge Crew. *Install drivers at your own risk* Windows 10 + GeForce Drivers are Killing Samsung and LG Notebook LCD Display Panels Uninstall PrecisionX, including screen overclocking tools. Instead, keep MSI Afterburner's RTSS for monitoring purposes. 900M Requirements: Flash latest @Prema's v2 980M & 970M (Please consider donating to Prema) Win10/8.1 'F8' Boot options 'Safe Mode' & 'Disable driver Signing' cmd (Admin) bcdedit /set {default} bootmenupolicy legacy -> reboot -> F8 -> select 'Disable Driver Signature Enforcement' -> Install drivers Run DDU "Clean & Shutdown (Safe Mode) Extract driver using 7-Zip Display.Driver folder, copy/overwrite the proper .inf file(s). Extracted driver package >> delete the folders as shown below (don't skip this step) -> run setup.exe >>> Keep these folders only <<< INF MOD v382.33 Alienware: nv_dispi.inf (including nvdmi.inf) PEG/Dedicated All Models: M15x, M17x, AW17 R1, M18x, AW18 R1 (including Optimus/M17xR4) excluding AW 2015 - GTX 980 , 980M , 970M , 965M , 880M , 870M , 860M , 780M , 770M , 765M , 680M , 675MX , 670MX , 660M. Clevo & MSI non-Optimus models: nv_dispi.inf (including nvcvi.inf & nvmii.inf ) nvcvi.inf: Optimus Alienware 17 / 05AA (only) GTX 980M - 970M - 965M nvcvi.inf: Clevo P170EM / P150EM *Optimus* 980M - 970M GeForce 382.33 Win7/8.1 GeForce 382.33 Win10 Alienware nv_dispi.inf_v382.33_Win7_8.1_PEG_Dedicated_Alienware.zip nvcvi.inf_v382.33_Win7_8.1_Optimus_Alienware_17.zip nv_dispi.inf_v382.33_Win10_PEG_Dedicated_Alienware.zip nvcvi.inf_v382.33_Win10_Optimus_Alienware_17.zip Clevo & MSI Laptops (non-Optimus) nv_dispi.inf_v382.33_Win7_8.1_PEG_Dedicated_CLEVO_MSI.zip nv_dispi.inf_v382.33_Win10_PEG_Dedicated_CLEVO_MSI.zip AW 900M Throttling workarounds: M18xR2 First, flash @Swick1981 [Bios Mod] M18xR2 - Legacy Support now Available M18xR2 980M workaround Hibernation method HERE and HERE Please use the SEARCH function to see if your question has been answered/posted already. https://www.techinferno.com/index.php?/announcement/4-user-account-promotion-rules-read-before-posting/ @82280zx that's a common issue with Nv latest drivers, try to found out if officially supported Alienware's 900M are also affected. If so, report it on GF forums as being an AW 2015 issue.
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    Hello, Thanks @Brian for promoting my thread! And thanks guys for the feedback! Pascal cards also work on M18x R2, thanks @aaronloveweed for the great share, see here: https://www.techinferno.com/index.php?/forums/topic/11472-msi-gtx-1060-mxm-successfully-working-on-alienware-m18x-r2-another-socket-victory-against-bga-crap/ My top FS score so far with the M17x R4 is just over 14k: http://www.3dmark.com/3dm/19888925 wich is really overkill for such a 2012 laptop A few things to know about this upgrade: stock 240W PSU is a bottleneck, to get GPU fully performing while benchmarks or gaming it's mandatory to use a 330W PSU. But then, at 100% load GPU is getting boiling hot. I'm working on cooling this stuff by adding more copper stripes on the heatsink, and maybe modding the radiator and the fan. I'll give some news once it's done. You can find more details on the full thread: https://www.techinferno.com/index.php?/forums/topic/11378-msi-gtx-1070-mxm-successfully-working-on-alienware-m17x-r4-another-socket-victory-against-bga-crap/
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    My life is writing music, all day and night
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    I've been busy moving. My ob/gyn rotation starts tomorrow which I don't look forward to. Finally started hitting the gym again since this new apt has a decent one plus swimming. Sent from my GT-N7000
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    Here I am wondering why he does it... Not like someone is being rude to him. I'm just curious on how he does it.
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    Put the GTX680M into my Alienware after the original card burned out. Worked fine for a while, with the help from a modded driver from another site. But for almost a year now I can't use it other than as a standard vga card. Someone at Notebookreview directed me to a post where someone got it working with a driver from this site, but the link is now dead. When I try to boot in normal mode, with the modded driver from the other site (which worked for months), after the splash screen, the screen goes black and the system appears to lock up. I've reinstalled many times with the modded driver from the other site, and uninstalled Experience, and same problem. Nobody seems able to help on the 2 other forums I was using. So, is there perhaps a better modded driver from here that might work? Would someone be so kind as to point me to its general location? Alienware MX17R3 with GTX680M - CPU: I7, OS: Win7, User: bummed out. Thanks for any help.
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    MSI SLI 1070s into a P370EM. Careful dremeling and INF mod only. No internal display, because I only have an LVDS panel (and no optimus to drive it) but it should work with an eDP panel+cable. Stock 1st gen two piece EM heatsinks run... hot. But it works. http://forum.notebookreview.com/index.php?threads/806069/
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    A little while ago I bought an Akitio 2 to play with for my Mac Mini. I did not like the idea of chopping the original enclosure and also was not happy with the idea of separate power supply and wires running all around the desk so, as I run my own one man laser cutting business I decided to make my own design. I wanted to develop something that met the following criteria. 1. No cutting of the original Akitio Thunder box, but re-using everything that I could from there in such a way that the Akitio could be re-assembled into 'as new' condition' if I ever wanted to sell it; 2. On board power supply to power everything (i.e. one mains lead in); 3. Switch at the front; 4. voltage indicator at the front to check stability of 12v line; 5. Lots of ventilation for the GPU; 6. Filtered input air; 7. Stylish look (shouldn't scream 'home made'. 8. Potential for expanding design to take longest GPUs on the market. I won't bore you with all the development side in this first post [ but will add the detail if you'd like it], but I did go through a lot of perspex before I settled on the first proper prototype I am showing in this post. Some sheets were wasted through simply not getting measurements right, others from fundamental design changes to get maximum strength from minimum materials cost. I'll explain more after the pictures, but here is the enclosure in the current state. I will have to split this post due to the 1MB upload limits per post. In this first post: front view with engraved detail, on/off switch and voltmeter:
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    The VBIOS on Asus laptops is not on the GPU itself but in the MB BIOS that's why it doesn't work, you need to extract it using MMTOOL.
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    It works, thx and please keep us updated when you add more features to this bioses, or any other tweaks or fixes.
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    Also interested in an adapter. Hopefully there's enough interest for you to make another batch... Thanks.
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    Version 2.0

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    BIOS for P870KM, P870KM1. If you like my work donate https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=5G9STCR6LXTAC

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    sure... From what I read, NVidia's driver 372.90 and newer is checking if the eGPU hosting port/bridge locked hotplug bit is enabled. You can either mod your bios or perform this driver installation workaround. The one caveat, if your video card isn't supported by 368.81 (like the 1080 TI's or 1050's) this won't work. Someone on the forum also mentioned the Intel HD driver version can also have an effect but I didn't read through those details since this worked for me. Download 368.81 and 378.57 Run DDU in safe mode - remove all and reboot Install 368.81 - standard installer (Choose Custom - Driver and Physx) DO NOT REBOOT Open regedit and go to HKEYLOCALMACHINE/SOFTWARE/ Delete the key NVIDIA_REBOOTNEEDED Install 378.57 via installer - EXPRESS Reboot Voila Apparently people are having success replacing 378.57 with the latest drivers as well. I used 378.78 for the DX12 and Vulkan improvements.
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    The precision line is great (I only say that because they are free lol). I've had M6400, M6500, M6600, M6700, to my current M6800. I don't think there is much that can be done in the way of OCing the CPU. With the 64/65 I was able to get to the engineering BIOS menu and disable the BIOS control of the fans. I would then use any flavor of fan control program to keep the systems cooler. I can't get that menu to come up on my M6800. Even though the cooling design in these laptops is pretty good, there are still some issues. With every precision I've had, I would take them apart and fix the shite thermal paste job that comes from the factory. I usually drop 10-15 deg C on the CPU and a few degrees on the GPU. I have a i7-4800MQ in the M6800 and have tried many configs with Intel XTU. Not a one seems to beat the stock config. Some of them even produce lower scores than the stock config. The main problems are the lack of OC ability in the BIOS/ME FW and COOLING . The best I can tell you for your M6700 is to get a great thermal paste and do a better job on the CPU/GPU. Then get a good cooler for the laptop to sit on. Then get a vBIOS mod and OC that baby.
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    Thx Khenglish, in effect you are totally right, now that I was able to flash modded bioses and tinker with. And no, I wasn't able to find the BCLK setting to even tamper with. Oh well, no worries, it's not like the 3630 is a slow cpu by all means, it's that urge to overclock everything... even the washing machine xDDD