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    This is continuation of this thread (http://forum.techinferno.com/lenovo-ibm/2690-lenovo-y500-unlocked-bios.html) with all the necessary information in the first post in order to make it easier to find all the stuff. Lenovo Y400 / Y500 - 'unlocked' BIOS / wwan-wlan whitelist removal + modified VBIOS for higher overclocking The Lenovo Y500 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. Read the instructions carefully. NOTE: This will only flash the bios region. It won't reset the nvars set in the bios. *************** ONLY FLASH A MOD OF THE SAME VERSION AS YOUR CURRENT BIOS VERSION!!! If you're on 2.02 or 2.03 you can safely use the 2.04 update, *************** Attached you'll find modified versions of the Y400 / Y500 BIOS v1.03 and v1.05. Removed as they're outdated. Better updated to v2.02. The bios contains your Windows 8 license, therefore you can't just flash any file, else you'll have issue with your Windows activation. Furthermore the serial numbers, service tags etc. are stored there as well. You don't want to loose them. I wrote a little program that will take care of this issue and personalize the modified bios for you, so that you won't end up with an invalid Windows or no service tags. *************** Preparation to get to BIOS v2.02 (coming from any earlier version): Generally it's a good idea to keep the BIOS up to date. We're luck to have an official BIOS update to v2.02 apparently thanks to a leak on the net. (Lenovo is really bad when it comes to providing firmware updates and fixing issues). The leaked version must be genuine, else it wouldn't flash by using the regular method. If you want to update your system to v2.02 then grab the update here, extract it and flash the bios by executing the included InsydeFlash utility. Once the update is completed you can continue with the instructions below to get a modified version on your system. *************** Instructions for flashing a modified version: As a reminder - the modified BIOS needs to be the same version as you have on your system (2.02 to 2.04 is ok). Prepare an USB stick which can boot DOS. If you don't know how to do this, follow this short guide: 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, it comes as a tool which will patch the bios for you. Make sure you grab the version that corresponds with your BIOS version. 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: If the .bat doesn't work then open an administrator command prompt in your working directory and run the .bat per command line or type the command written above. In case you get an 'error 104' replace the parts file with the one that can be found in the 'error 104 fix' attachment at the end of the post. And if you still have issues after doing all of the steps above then please leave a reply in the thread and describe your problem. Open the downloaded tool and execute it. Drag and drop your BIOS backup file on it, it will create the mod for you. It will look like this: Put the modified 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. Execute 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. *************** Flashing the ultra bay 650m - only for SLI users with BIOS v2.02: The modified BIOS v2.02 also contains a vbios which will allow you to overclock your 650m past the 135MHz limit. As the ultra bay GPU has it's own vbios module you need to flash it separately. You'll need an USB drive which can boot DOS (just as the one you used for flashing the BIOS). *************** 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. >> Here's the 'buy me a beer' link in case you like this << 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 extent permitted by applicable law. Grab file archive here:
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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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    Dell has hidden a lot of options in the BIOS of the Alienware M17x R4, the modified BIOS versions here will show you all the hidden menus and allow you to further tweak your system and optimize its performance. Don't change anything you're not familiar with. There might be functions available which don't work on your system, so use this BIOS with care. It should only be used by advanced users. In case you mess up and your system refuses to boot after applying the changes you make, remove the AC adapter, battery and coin cell battery in order to clear the non-volatile ram of the BIOS. This should fix most issues. *********************** Instructions: If you're on A05 or an earlier version, you can flash the modified bios by simply using the InsydeFlash utility provided with the official bios update on the Dell support site. However, once you're on a version newer than A05, things get a bit more complicated. There are two options then: - Method 1: Revert to stock A05 or earlier by using the Insyde USB bios recovery method, and then flash the modified bios by using the official tools (InsydeFlash). - Method 2 (recommended): Flash the modified Bios from DOS by using the FPT tool: . Grab the DOS version of fpt for flashing, and my 'prr tool' to circumvent write protection.. Download a '[FPT]' labeled version of the unlocked BIOS. Put the DOS version of the flash tool on the root of the prepared USB stick (fpt.exe and fparts.txt), along with the prr.exe and the file you want to flash (plus the included flash.bat). . Restart the system and boot from your USB stick. Run prr.exe, then flash the bios by executing the flash.bat file. Wait until the tool completes the flash. If the verification is okay, reboot, else flash again.. Go to the bios, load the default settings and reboot. Done NOTE: The flashing from DOS as described above will only update the BIOS, not the rest of the firmware. Therefore I strongly advise you to first flash the stock version of the bios you want by using the official update provided by Dell, and once that's done you can go ahead and flash the modified version of your bios by following the instructions above. Download links to the unlocked M17x R4 BIOS versions: M17x R4 - BIOS A05 [unlocked] M17x R4 - BIOS A08 [unlocked] - see attachment M17x R4 - BIOS A09 [unlocked] - see attachment M17x R4 - BIOS A10 [unlocked] - see attachment [FPT] M17x R4 - BIOS A10 [unlocked] - see attachment [FPT] M17x R4 - BIOS A11 [unlocked] - see attachment Donation link, in case you want to buy me a beer Here some pictures of the menus (thanks a lot for the pics @deadbydawn!) I want to thank @widezu69 for testing !! It's hard to find users who are willing to risk their system in order to test a mod, I greatly appreciate this! Thank you!! ********* Flash and use at your own risk. I don't take any responsibility for any possible damages on your system. The software which I provide here ('prr tool') comes with absolutely no warranty to the extent permitted by applicable law. ___ M17x_R4_-_BIOS_A08_[unlocked].zip M17x_R4_-_BIOS_A09_[unlocked].zip M17x_R4_BIOS_A10_-_[unlocked].zip [FPT]-M17x_R4_BIOS_A11_-_[unlocked]V2.zip [FPT] M17x R4 - BIOS A10 [unlocked].zip M17x_R4_-_BIOS_A05_[unlocked].zip
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    I imagined that people would like a vbios similar to the one I released for the Titan, so here you go. As I don't have 780 myself I'll need your feedback in order to adjust the mod in case something doesn't work as it should. Thanks for the people who tested it so far, all seems to work fine. Features of the "OC edition": Boost 2.0 disabled - the card runs at the clocks you set it to . Voltage is adjustable up to 1.2125V . Default power target = 350W (so there should be no more need to adjust it manually per software, EVGA classified vbios is set higher) . Fan speed adjustable up to 100% . Clocks are stock, card idles normally at 2d voltage 'rev03' adds undervolting capabilities . To clarify some things - as boost is disabled clocks and voltage will be fixed in 3d mode. In all other performance profiles the card will behave just as the with the stock vbios. The main differences to the stock vbios is that there is no throttling. NOTE: If your 780m came with a 80.10.3A.00.xx or newer vbios from the factory, then please don't use an older version. People have reported issues when using an older vbios on 780s that came with 3A or newer. The reason for this might be a slight revision on the board or GPU. It won't harm if you flash an older vbios on such a card, but it can cause crashes and unstable behavior. ************* Download links 'OC edition': Nvidia_GTX_780_(EVGA)_80.10.3A.00.82_-_'OC_edition_v03'.zip EVGA 780 - SC ACX - 80.10.3A.00.81 - 'OC edition v03' (new fan profile).zip Nvidia_GTX_780_-_80.10.36.00.01_-_'OC_edition_v00'.zip 80.80.30.00.01_-_GTX_780Ti_'OC_edition'_v04.zip ************* MD5 sums for the paranoid guys: EVGA 780 Classified - 80.10.3A.0x.80 - 'OC edition v03'.zip EVGA 780 - SC ACX - 80.10.3A.00.81 - 'OC edition v03' (new fan profile).zip
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    Version 1.0.0

    571 downloads

    Files contained in this archive: [Y580][Y480]-'unlocked_BIOS'_660mGHzEdition_WhitelistMod.zip 'Error 104' - fix.zip Lenovo Y580 - Y480 BIOS v8.00 (5DCN90WW) - Mod.zip Lenovo Y580 - Y480 BIOS v8.01 (5DCN90WW) - Mod.zip Lenovo_Y480_Y580_-_BIOS_V.206_[unlocked].zip Lenovo_Y480_Y580_-_BIOS_V.206_[unlocked][no whitelist].zip Y580-Y480_BiosFix.zip fpt-dos.zip fptw64.zip prr2.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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    Version 1.0.0

    802 downloads

    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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    Version 1.0.0

    554 downloads

    Files contained in this archive: 'Error 104' Fix - v01.zip Lenovo Y500 - Y400 - BIOS [v2.02] - stock .zip Lenovo_Y500-Y400_-_Mod_[v2.04] (including update for 2.02 & 2.03 users).zip Lenovo-y500-y400-bios-[v2.02]-stock-.zip Y500 -Y400 - SLI 650m - 80.07.27.00.33 - OC.rom.zip Y500 - Y400 - SLI 750m - 80.07.9D.00.11 - OC.zip For instructions on how to use these files, see this thread: Donation Link: Here's the 'buy me a beer' link in case you like this <<

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    - To make the GTX7/8/9 work properly on P-EM series we need to use a BIOS and vBIOS Mod combination. - Without Mod GTX7/8, will not work at all. - Without Mod GTX9 will only run properly with 347-series driver but only on stock clocks. - By using an OC capable driver it loses 20% speed even on stock clocks, essentially crippling a GTX980M to a GTX970M. - Without Mod no CPU and iGPU Turbo on Ivy Bridge refresh CPUs - The Mod will not require any driver .inf mods and achieve full speed without throttle even under heavy overclocks as well as recognize the cards power-states properly (incl battery mode). Also IV-refresh CPUs have Full Turbo (incl. iGPU). Once the Mods are ready I'll re-open this topic! Until then please stop asking the same question over and over again! GTX780M: http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/7042380 GTX870M: http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/9776671 GTX980M: http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/9282168
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    Version 1.0.0

    589 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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    [revised by svl7, 01/22/12] Here are some unlocked versions of the M18x BIOS, this means all the hidden BIOS menus are now available. This allows you to further tweak and overclock your machine, but some settings are very advanced and not meant to be touched by the average user, so use it with care and common sense. Unfortunately quite some of the links which were previously posted here are now invalid due to what happened with megaupload. I will try to recollect all the files and get fresh links, so I can provide the complete collection. Here's what's available for now: [unlocked] M18x BIOS A03 [unlocked] M18x BIOS A04 both modified and provided by Ahmed from BIOS-Mods, a big thanks to his amazing work! Consider buying him a drink for all the effort! [unlocked] M18x BIOS A05 modified by @svl7 After flashing, go to the BIOS menu and load the default settings to prevent possible issues. As always with such mods, you are responsible for what you do to your system, use at your own risk. M18x - A05 unlocked.zip
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    Version 1.0.0

    216 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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    This modification involves going a step further than a straight ID chip swap between the 240W and the 330W. The reason I chose this method was, I did not want to perform the mod again in the rare case that the 330W died and I had to get a new one. In order to complete this mod, you will require the following items. 1. Dell 330W PSU (This PSU was built for the M18X and X51 product lines). Part Numbers: Y90RR / 5X3NX / F0K0N / XM3C3 / 331-2429 2. Dell 240W PSU (Either a Flextronix or Delta). Part numbers: PA-9E / J938H / Y044M / U896K / J211H / Y044M 3. Dell or HP standalone PSU cable/Connector. I used this as I wanted a right angle connector. 4. M17x/M18X Power Jack. I used this one. 5. Small PCB designed for a SOT-23 packaged chip. (If using the Flextronics 240W PSU). This seems like an ideal candidate. 6. Small housing (Optional depending on whether you would like to mod the ferrite choke housing) PSU DISASSEMBLY First we begin with the disassembly of the 240W PSU to retrieve the ID chip for our adapter. Since I had the Flextronics version some of these steps might not be the same for the Delta PSU. We start by lifting up the rubber feet on the bottom of the 240W using your nail or a flat tool. Underneath each rubber foot you will find a screw which you can go ahead and unscrew. One of the screws will be a tamper-resistant Torx T10 type, the difference to a normal Torx T10 being a small pin the centre so you would have to use a Torx screwdriver with a hole in the center. TIP: If you do not have this tamper-resistant screwdriver you can use a normal Torx T10 screwdriver but you will have to hammer down the pin at the centre of the screw slightly in order to get the normal T10 screwdriver to grip. Once you have removed all screws you will have to pry open the casing. I stuck a thin knife between the power plug and the casing to gently pry it open. The top half and bottom half of the casing are held together by interlocking clips. Twist the case a bit to get them to unclip. Then remove the PSU from the case. You will then be presented with the first metal layer which is held on by tape. Cut the tape and slide out the first metal layer. You will then see the second metal layer which is held in place by 3 points soldered onto the PSU PCB. It is indicated in the picture below. Desolder all 3 points and remove the second metal layer. The last layer is black and seems to be a type of flexible hard plastic. It will be stuck in place by white thermal stuff on the PCB, simply lift it and peel it away. Depending on whether you have a Flextronics or Delta PSU your ID chip will look different. Desolder this chip and keep it in a safe place (If you lose it, you have to buy a new 240W PSU). On the Flextronix PSU the chip is also stuck in place apart from being soldered on, so you have to work quickly heating the solder and pushing the chip away with a bit of force. To reassemble the PSU reverse the above steps. You can still use this PSU connected to the adapter with your M17X so it won't be collecting dust. THE ADAPTER MOD You will have to decide on whether you want to mod the ferrite choke housing into your enclosure or use a dedicated enclosure (small as possible as this circuit is tiny). If you are using a dedicated enclosure jump straight to the labelled wire photo to continue. If you would like to mod the ferrite choke housing continue reading. I did not take sufficient pictures during this portion as I was unsure if the ferrite choke housing would work. The rubber around the ferrite choke and the connector that I purchased was soft and very flexible which made it easy to work with. I used a knife and pressed against the rubber of the ferrite choke housing for a clean cut so that I could glue it back together. I cut off one end and then length ways along either seam of the housing making sure to leave a bit of extra cable. Here is a picture of what we’re trying to achieve with the cutting. You will then see the ferrite choke which you can crack with a hammer. Remove the pieces (be careful as they will be very sharp). Then the cut off the cable strain relief that's covering the cable with small wire snips. You will then see the cable which you can strip to positive, negative and the ID line. You will then need to connect those wires to the power jack. The two pins at the top are negative. The two pins at the back forming the shape of a U are positive and the pin at the back in the centre is the ID line. Solder the positive wire to positive pin and negative wire to negative pins as shown in the image below. The negative wire can be soldered to the negative pins and simultaneously joining the ID pin on the jack. The reason behind joining the ID pin to the negative pins on the jack is because we need to ground the ID line coming from the 330W in order for it to operate beyond its artificial 240W limit. Now all that’s left to do is connect the ID chip. If you have the Flextronics PSU the ID chip will be in a SOT-23 package and the Delta ID chip will be in a TO-92 package. The Flextronics SOT-23 package is difficult to work with and should be first soldered to a bit of PCB that had a SOT-23 package so that you do not break the legs off. I initially soldered the wires directly to the legs and moving it about in my "enclosure" to find the best spot to place it was too much stress on the chips tiny legs and they broke off... yes, all of them. Luckily I could still see a tiny bit of metal from each of the legs. I managed to salvage it by soldering it to a piece of PCB that I jacked from a broken mouse which had SOT-23 connections. The blue ID wire coming from the cable needs to be soldered to the data leg of the ID chip. Connect the remaining two pins from the ID Chip together and then to the negative connection on the PSU jack. Dont judge my pathetic soldering skills! Place your ID chip into the enclosure and test the adapter to make sure all your connections have proper contact. If it’s working properly you can close it up. I considered flooding the enclosure with silicone to secure the ID chip and its connections but I did not, as I thought it would be more work if one of the connections broke and I had to open it up again. You can do it if you like. I used a drill to make the hole at the centre of the disc large enough for the 330W connector tip fit through. I then stuck the enclosure back together using superglue along the sides and then attaching the disc. Add a bit of glue to the disc/jack so that the disc and jack are stuck together as well. This is so that the jack does not move when plugging the PSU connector tip in. THE COMPLETED MOD Pros/Cons over the ID Chip swap Mod Pros - Allows you to use any PSU irrespective of wattage as long as the connector tip is compatible with the power jack. - If the 330W PSU dies all you have to do is plug a new one in. No need to perform the mod on a new 330W. - No need to open up the 330W at all. - Your ID chip donor 240W PSU can still be used with your M17X by attaching this adapter. Cons - Allows you to use any PSU irrespective of wattage as long as the connector tip is compatible with the power jack (Could be dangerous with low wattage PSU's). - A lot more work compared to swapping the chips. Notes: I also had to trim a bit of rubber at the right angle connector for the cable I used as it’s a bit of a tight fit if you don't. The rubber around the connector did get a warm at the right angle after testing but it's being blasted by the heat of the CPU fan continuously so I don't think it’s the connector itself that's causing it. These cables are very short and should be able to handle the power easily. Since there are two positive terminals you will have to either split the positive wire coming from the PSU connector to each pin or join both pins (bend one pin over to the other and solder them together making sure to place an insulator to cover the ID pin) and solder the positive wire to a single point. Also worth noting is that this adapter mimics the original 240W adapter perfectly. So if you experienced the "plugged in, not charging" issue when connected this adapter will not resolve it (I still have to pop the battery and clip it back in to resolve). Credits: @imsolidstate, without his in-depth investigation this would have not been possible. His website detailing his investigation and the ID chip transplant can be found here and the subsequent update here. DISCLAIMER: Perform this modification at your own risk. I take no responsibility for any damage caused by technical error, user inexperience or stupidity.
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    Here are the M14x BIOS revisions A07 and A08 with all the menus unlocked, just as previously with A05. This has not been tested so far, as I don't own an M14x, if you want to test it flash it with the tool in the attached archive and please report back! Thanks in advance! After flashing I highly recommend to go to the BIOS menu and load the default settings! *************** If you like these BIOS releases, please consider a donation to Tech|Inferno. *************** As always with such mods... you're responsible for your machine and what you do with it. Edit: A08 confirmed to work, A07 as well. Thanks a lot for testing @alroar ! M14x [unlocked] BIOS A07.zip M14x [unlocked] BIOS A08.zip
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    Here you go! EC v04 & BIOS v15 ENJOY! W2x0HUx_15_04.zip
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    Hi all, I thought it would be helpful to summarize in one post all the useful links I go through before I am purchasing any PC component. Typically I go over more or less "techy" guides, as I want to at least get some rough idea what I should be looking for when I am purchasing components, rather than just blindly following the sexy numbers that manufacturers like to put out and brag with. These are not review links, but links that should help buyers understand what is it they are buying and what to look for. Some of them are opinionated posts and contain recommendations for specific products. I am kind of picky when it comes to components, so I often (time-permitting) do a lot of research. SSD How SSDs work: Solid-state revolution: in-depth on how SSDs really work | Ars Technica This article goes into tech details of how Flash memories in SSD work, what an SSD controller actually does, what is TRIM, garbage collection and all that cool stuff. SSD reviews thread: SSD Reviews Thread - Storage Forums Links to tons of review articles for tons of SSDs. SSD info - http://thessdreview.com/category/ssd...ginners-guide/ Mice The Truthful Mouse Guide: The Truthful Mouse Guide Great guide explaining the technical stuff about mice, why DPI is pretty much irrelevant, talk about different sensors and sensor types and give some opinions on particular mice. Overclocking the USB port to 1000 Hz polling rate: vexed.ca: a whole new way of wasting your day » article » MOUSE optimization – 1000 hz mouse polling on 64 bit systems. These are the generic USB mouse drivers that can be overclocked for high polling rates -- mainly useful for improving the performance for older mice. Network SmallNetBuilder: Router Charts - WAN to LAN Throughput - SmallNetBuilder Here they test do all kinds of funky tests with wireless routers, helpful when choosing a new router. Benchmarks galore! And lot's of it! Monitors LCD Monitor guide: LCD Monitor Buyer I think this is the best LCD guide I found online. They explain how different LCD matrices work, differences between TN, IPS and PVA, monitor response times, and so on. Monitor info - Monitor Specifications More monitor stuff - http://www.flatpanelshd.com/ Sound This is the most helpful thread I found online about gaming headphones and headsets, but it mostly just includes very short reviews on lots of headphones, speakers, sound cards, etc. They are also sorted based on whether they are used for music, gaming, or a bit of both. In-Ear-Monitor (Earphones) reviews of 240 products: Multi-IEM Review - 240 IEMs compared (Spiral Ear SE 3-way Reference added 06/03/12) Head-Fi Shootout reviews of 102 headphones: Shootout: 102 Portable Headphones Reviewed (Panasonic RP-HTF600 added 04/29/12) Frequency responses of headphones: Frequency Response Of Headphones - Head-Fi.org Community Techy stuff. Mhm. I'll keep updating this if/when I find more stuff, hopefully someone else finds it useful. EDIT (Oct 31st 2012): As per suggestion of sgogeta4 I made this thread sticky. If you'd like to add something just post it below and I'll update this original post. Thanks to sgogeta4 for links as well. EDIT (May 05th 2013): Removed links to unfriendly forums.
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    AMDs professional mobile GPUs (FirePro M Series) use the same hardware as their gaming equivalent (Mobility Radeon HD Series) The difference lies in the VBIOS and in the specialized driver. This allows to simply change a 6970m into a FirePro M8900 by simply flashing the appropriate VBIOS and installing the corresponding driver: (UPDATE: This also works with the 6990m, see the update at the end of the post) The advantage of the FirePro card lies in the better CAD and DCC performance, optimized OpenGL support, OpenCL features and AMD Eyefinity technology. In short: The card gets optimized for professional applications instead of games. A 6970m is very well capable of CAD work and a M8900 can still play games, but their performance is optimized for other tasks, and this can make quite a difference. A game uses a GPU differently than CAD software. For example you don't need a high frame rate when designing something with CAD software, but it's crucial that the rendering of your work is accurate and detailed. So if you have a 6970m and need to use professional software once in a while you might want to give this a try. I haven't installed any CAD software on my system at the moment, but the driver seems to work properly, haven't seen any issues so far.The procedure doesn't take long, you only need to flash the VBIOS, uninstall your gaming driver and install the professional one. You can use the M8900 driver of the Dell Precision M6600 workstation, you'll find it at the Dell drivers page. Maybe you find a more recent driver on the AMD homepage. Here are some screenshots of the Catalyst Pro Control Center, you'll probably notice some features which aren't available with the Radeon HD cards: I've done this with my Sapphire 6970m, it'll definitely work with the Dell 6970m as well and it's save to assume that this is true for the Clevo/Eurocom version too. Since there are some changes in hardware IDs you'll need to force the flash. NOTE: This should work just as well when your system has a FirePro M8900 and you want to optimize the gaming performance - simply flash the 6970m VBIOS and install the regular driver and you're done. The Dell 6970m VBIOS can be found in this post. Also a big thanks to @Star Forge for providing the VBIOS of the FirePro M8900!! Here's a 3dMark Vantage run with after applying the soft mod to the 6970m, everything at stock, also in the CPCC. Not too bad imo, same pretty much the same as the stock run I did when I got the 6970m in April. Would be interesting to see some gaming comparisions... but I haven't installed any games atm. EDIT: For M17x r3 users: You need to modify the driver, otherwise it won't install here the instruction, a big thanks goes to @devillucifer for investigating this problem and finding a solution. When I come around to do so I'll post a link to a modified driver so you don't have to modify them yourself. Detailed guide for flashing the VBIOS: UPDATE: This also works with the 6990m. Note that the M8900 VBIOS has the same clock speeds as the 6970m, so the 6990m is actually underclocked with this VBIOS. You can easily overclock it with software or modify the clocks of the VBIOS before flashing, so that you're back at 6990m speeds. But even at standard clocks the 6990m performs better than the M8900 or 6970m, the card has 120 additional shaders which will bring a little performance boost as you can see in the screenshot below, I about 1000 points more on the GPU score compared to the 6970m flashed with the M8900 VBIOS (at the same clocks). UPDATE 1/17/16 DOWNLOAD FOR AMD FIREPRO M8900.ZIP HERE:
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    Hello all! I posted my progress on this project awhile ago, but I can't seem to find my post... This was some 6+ months ago, so in all likelihood it expired due to inactivity. Anyway... I have been working with WhackingCheese on the notebookreview fourms to make an MXM 3 to PCI-e x16 expansion card. Here is the link to where the relevant parts of the thread start: Let's figure out how to convert internal MXM connector an external PCI-E x16 box | Page 20 | NotebookReview I laid the boards out using FreePCB. My schematics are in my dropbox, for the perusal of anyone interested: MXM Board: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/27091889/MXM/MXM_PCI-e.fpc MXM Library: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/27091889/MXM/MXM.fpl MXM Gerber Files: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/27091889/MXM/MXM.zip PCI-e Board: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/27091889/MXM/PCIe_Base.fpc PCI-e Library: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/27091889/MXM/PCI-e.fpl PCI-e Gerber Files: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/27091889/MXM/PCI.zip And here is a simple spreadsheet of all the pin connections I made: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/27091889/MXM/MXM-PCIe%20Pins.ods Note that there are several kinks with these designs in their current form; while I have had some success, I don' t recommend they be printed as-is. Kinks: ATX Power Supply header interfears with the PCI card "latch" - the bit at the back which holds the board to the motherboard. I had to chop mine off... Header pin-holes are too small for standard 2x20 pin headers Some other things that I am forgetting... Of course, I promised results! And I have them! Here are the pictures! Here are the boards before I built them up; the MXM card is slotted into the test motherboard Here is a picture, wired up and ready to go And here it is running!! See where I've highlighted "Link Width x16"? My server really seems to be grinding right now, and I'm too lazy to properly scale the photos down so they're ridiculously huge. Sorry! If someone scales them to a reasonable size (one which the forum will accept) I'll edit the post to use those. The #1 interesting problem right now is I can't benchmark this setup. Windows works until I install the NVidia drivers, then the screen gos black shortly after boot. The system is still running; I can log in blind and it makes the little jingle. Linux has the same problem. Works find with the Nouveau driver, but as soon as I install the NVidia driver it blacks out shortly after boot. My theories are: The NVidia driver pokes some PCI connections that are actually miswired but not used by the other drivers. This causes the card to crash. The laptop actually has an integrated Intel GPU; it's just normally disabled and it's not connected to anything. Possibly NVidia is trying to do Optimus, there is an error with the disabled/disconnected iGPU, and the card crashes. Maybe something in the laptop reports the (disconnected in more ways than one) internal display, the NVidia driver tries to initialize it, can't because it's not there, and crashes. In summary, I don't really know what's going on at this point. All I can really say is it's not working as I hoped it would
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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. Article update: SUCCESS! Core finally reballed. If the mount is poor I will be very very angry... Card cooling. New brain installed. So it actually works with the 980m vBIOS. I tried modding too soon. I just needed to reinstall the driver. I only ran a very lightweight render test because right now the card is only running on 2 phases. I'm pulling the phase driver from my 980m now to get the 3rd phase back up. Follow the rest of the discussion here:
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    In EM systems the MXM is connected to the iGPU (Intel) there is some sort of eDP-LVDS signal conversion before it reaches the screen. BTW, stock EM BIOS hangs at boot and can neither reach BIOS nor Windows at all. With the beta Mod it's all Plug'n'Play now including driver support. Will see if I can do a proper bench today after re-pasting to see how a stock result should look like (initial bench was a POC with throttle on CPU&GPU just to see if it can be made into something usable).
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    Prema Mod™ -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Password for all files: premamod.com or biosmods.wordpress.com --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- All my mods are DONATIONWARE and for your personal use only! THX & ENJOY!

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    Disclaimer: Any mod presented in this thread may or may not violate your warranty contract with your manufacturer. Proceed with caution! Bplus seems to have discontinued PE4C v2.1. That means that there is currently no pnp hardware available to achieve the x2.2 link. here Check the newbie guide for all the tweaks on the E6430 by badbadbad... NEWBIE GUIDE TO TWEAKING THE DELL E6430 ...or below for individual guides: Dell References Dell E6430 Setup and features, Manual, Drivers Schematics Discrete Graphics & UMA Performance Boost Guides * Use UEFI variables to change many hidden BIOS options - How to make a permanent boot option to EFI Shell guide here (thanks @kondilac) Set specific multiplier values (for +400MHz i7-37x0/38x0 or up to the cooler ability Extreme CPU i7-39x0 OC). i7-3720QM example over 4GHz. Guide here by Tech Inferno Fan-Khenglish. On some occasions this will only work with an unapproved power brick. Otherwise you will be TDP limited. Enable XMP (eXtreme Memory Profiles) to OC RAM speed and timings here. Performance results here. Everything regarding RAM tweaking variables in this post with explanation (thanks @kondilac) Lower TOLUD value to allow dGPU and eGPU or multiple eGPU solutions without need for compaction. Set iGPU to enabled after booting with eGPU connected here. (thanks @sangemaru for testing) Set your EC port to gen1 to use with older hardware that would work with x1.1 signals only here. Overclock iGPU Intel HD4000 for up to 21% performance gain here RAID0 / striping enabling to achieve up to 1GB/s R/W times here (thanks @R.O.G.) I found this manual that gives explanation, what most of the UEFI variables do. * Battery Life tweaks - idle at 7.2W for dGPU model and (maybe) 5.4W for iGPU model * ME Firmware mod to allow BCLK overclocking (~5%) here * Use PnP memories with JEDEC timings @ 2133MHz to OC RAM. here. Performance results here. * Cooling mods in order to avoid thermally introduced throttling when OCing (Dewos & and timohour). * Overclock dGPU core and memory for up to 35% better performance than stock here. eGPU Guides * Unlocking flash descriptor and setting a x2 2.0 [8Gbps] for eGPU here. Trivia Guides - Tips * Connect 3 external screens on a Dell Latitude E6430 using docking station here * Change the BIOS options within windows using the Dell Command | Configure tool and reboot to apply. (thanks @kondilac) * Reveal hidden BIOS settings! (thanks @xsmile) Settings in this menu display all possible options in a human readable form and you don't have to deal with hexadecimal numbers. E6430 Systems user CPU RAM Storage iGPU/dGPU eGPU other kondilac i7-3840QM@4.2GHz 16GB@2133Mhz CL10 L 250GB SSD iGPU x1.2 GTX 560Ti CPU multiplier unlock, custom RAM timings, Docking Station captnastro i7-3840QM@4.2GHz 16GB@1866MHz CL9 L CPU multiplier unlock, custom RAM timings badbadbad i7-3840QM (QCF1) 16GB@1600MHz L 500GB SSD & 2TB odd caddy dGPU x2.2 GTX 970 900P,odd caddy, BCLK OC, newbie guide sefki21 i7-3840QM 900P, BCLK OC, OSX Tempest i7-3740QM@4,1GHz 16GB@1600MHz CL10 1TB SSD & 750GB odd caddy iGPU GTX 750 2GB 900P, CPU multiplier unlock, odd caddy, custom RAM timings sangemaru i7-3740QM@4,1GHz 16GB@2133Mhz CL12 L iGPU@1450MHz R9-270x CPU multiplier unlock, custom RAM timings, iGPU OC viilutaja i7-3740QM@4,1GHz 16GB@1600MHz dGPU GTX 670 CPU multiplier unlock Dewos i7-3740QM@4,1GHz 16GB dGPU GTX 660 CPU multiplier unlock hairentin i7-3740QM 16GB@2133Mhz CL11 L dGPU miros220 i5-3340M 16GB iGPU GTX 960 damiancho i7-3740QM 8GB dGPU GTX 960 ast i7-3630QM 8GB 240GB SSD & 1TB dGPU GTX 1050Ti 4GB PJ²³ i7-3610QM 8GB@1600MHz 240GB SSD & 1TB odd caddy iGPU GTX 670 οdd caddy carrretero i5-3320M 8GB iGPU@1450MHz timohour i7-3720QM@4,08GHz 8GB@2133MHz CL12 128GB ssd dGPU@882MHz/2092MHz R9-280x 900P, CPU multiplier unlock, BCLK, iGPU/dGPU OC R.O.G. 8GB@1600MHz L 2 x PM830 RAID 0 raid 0/stripping guide theClassicaCat HD7950 x4 2.0 custom project skillz iGPU To be continued...
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    New 306.23 WHQL driver was released, details of the driver as follows: Modded nvdm.inf & nvcv.inf files included with this post for M18x-R1 owners using a Clevo GTX 680M in their systems. If the .inf's don't work for you, then your device id may be different than the one I used. In this case mine is 048F so go to your control panel-->display device-->hardware id and look for the corresponding hardware id for your Clevo GTX 680M and replace 048F with yours in the nvdm.inf and nvcv.inf file. 306.23_Clevo680M_M18xR1.zip
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    Klem's_vbios_DELL_GTX880M_80.04.F5.00.07_UNLOCKED.rar For 8Gb card. 1. Unlocked Nvidia core limit +135 MHz. 2. Unlocked core voltage adjustments. 3. Unlocked Power Limit. 4. Unlocked Power adjustment by software (for example with Nvidia Inspector). 5. Increased Power Limit and Power Target. 6. Enabled some additional tweaks. If you liked my mod, you can buy me some beer: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_donations&business=NHMKKB6RCME46&lc=GB&item_name=Donation%20for%20Klem&currency_code=USD&bn=PP%2dDonationsBF%3abtn_donateCC_LG%2egif%3aNonHosted

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    NVIDIA 'Maxwell' VBIOS mods Here you find modified VBIOS versions for the mobile parts of the Nvidia 'Maxwell' series. The VBIOS versions in this post are tweaked for performance and versatility. You'll get almost complete control over the performance parameters of your GPU. List of available VBIOS mods: Nvidia GTX 970m - 'OC edition' rev0 - >> 6 GB Version << - modified by @johnksss & svl7 -> see attachments Nvidia GTX 980m - 'OC edition' rev0 - >> 8 GB Version << - modified by @johnksss & svl7 -> see attachments Screenshot demonstrating the capabilities of the 970m versions: >> Read the instructions carefully before flashing! << If anything is unclear after reading or if you have additional remarks, please post in the thread. Flashing: - Go to the device manager -> 'Display Adapters' -> chooser your GPU, right click on it and choose disable - Flash the VBIOS with mnvflash, a modified version of nvflash (see attachments). Here are detailed instructions for nvflash in case you aren't familiar with it. - After the flashing is done: Enable the GPU once again in the device manager. - Reboot Do NOT use driver 347.09, it's broken and useless and won't allow you to overclock, even with the stock firmware. Don't distribute the files hosted here outside of Tech|Inferno. Don't modify the files you download here. Donation link in case you want to buy me a beer Thanks and cheers!

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    Flashing Overview: - Go to the device manager -> 'Display Adapters' -> chooser your GPU, right click on it and choose disable - Flash the VBIOS with mnvflash, a modified version of nvflash (see attachments). Below are detailed instructions for nvflash in case you aren't familiar with it. - After the flashing is done: Enable the GPU once again in the device manager. - Reboot Detailed Instructions: As soon as you see the command line you're ready to go, write dir and hit enter to display all the files on the USB drive. Display all Nvidia adapters in the system: nvflash -a or alternatively the longer version of the command: nvflash --list This command will return you a list with all Nvidia adapters present in your system. Here's an example output of this command run on my M15x with a 680m in it: NVIDIA Firmware Update Utility (Version 5.117) NVIDIA display adapters present in system: <0> N13E-GTX (10DE,11A0,1028,02A2) H:--:NRM B:02,PCI,D:00,F:00 The number in the <> brackets is the index of the corresponding device. SLI users will have more than one entry and flash each card separately. Backup your current VBIOS: Never forget to keep a backup of your original VBIOS before you flash anything non-stock. Use this command to save a copy of the firmware to your USB drive: nvflash -b filename.rom or with nvflash --save filename.rom Flash the VBIOS to your card(s): For a single card it's really straight forward, you don't need to worry about the adapter indices. Just use this command: nvflash -6 vbiosname.rom -6 will allow you to override mismatches of the PCI subsystem ID. In case of a mismatch you'll need to confirm the flash with 'y'. NOTE: Users with a non-US keyboard might need to press 'z' or similar, because the 'y' isn't at the same location for all keyboard layouts. SLI users will need to flash each card separately. The concept stays the same, but you will need to use the corresponding adapter index to flash a card. How to figure out the adapter nr. is described above. Flashing goes like this: nvflash -i[index] -6 vbios.rom [index] represents a number, namely the index you found with the 'nvflash -a' command. So a command example to flash a card which has index 0 is: 'nvflash -i0 -6 vbios.rom' Donation link In case you want to buy me a beer Thanks and cheers!

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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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    So according to PC Gamer, they have a "source" who tells them NVIDIA will be readying it's newest Pascal chips for the mobile form factor and they will be released sometime in August/September of this year. In addition, the rumor is these new GPUs will not be cut down M variants but be full-fledged desktop GPUs crammed into high performance notebooks (e.g. MSI and Clevo) but just clocked lower to fit the TDP and power envelope. That shouldn't really come as a surprise to anyone since NVIDIA crammed a 165W desktop 980 in notebooks last year and with GTX 1070 only sipping 150W and GTX 1080 at 180W, it makes sense to release these as soon as possible. Despite what PC Gamer says, we may yet still see M variants with different names down the line as there are a lot of gamers out there that still want high performance chips but with thinner profiles and longer battery lives but that will probably come sometime after the 1080/1070 are released for notebooks. In addition, we've still got AMD's newest Polaris coming and with the 480 only consuming 150W, AMD could easily shoehorn that into a notebook just as NVIDIA is doing so we expect both companies to announce availability of their newest notebook graphics chips soon. View full article
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    GeForce 381.78 HF for 10 RS2 This is GeForce Hot Fix driver version 381.78 that addresses the following: •Fixes Windows 10 Creators Update booting to a black screen on certain notebooks (including external display issues). *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 v381.78 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. nvcvi.inf: Optimus Alienware 17 / 05AA (only) GTX 980M - 970M - 965M Clevo P170EM Optimus 980M/970M GeForce 381.78 HF Win10 Alienware nv_dispi.inf_v381.78_Win10_PEG_Dedicated_Alienware.zip nvcvi.inf_v381.78_Win10_Optimus_Alienware_17.zip Clevo & MSI Laptops (non-Optimus) nv_dispi.inf_v381.78_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/ @technos Stock clocks? GPU temps? stock vBIOS? ASIC quality? Windows version? Try reseating the card a few times if necessary and verify the SLI cable/connector. Please post GPU-Z screenshots (IDs) 980M: 13D7 & 1617 G-SYNC.
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    GeForce 381.65 WHQL Game Ready •Provides the optimal gaming experience for Quake Champions Closed Beta. New Features: •Added support for Windows 10 Creators Update. •Added DTS X and Dolby Atmos support for 5.1.2 speaker configuration. •Added Dolby Vision support for games. •Added NVIDIA®Ansel TM support for Snake Pass and Kona. NVIDIA Control Panel: •Display page: Added the option to override the Windows 10 control of desktop color settings. •Manage 3D Settings page: Added option to disable self-refresh power-saving feature for G-Sync.** **Applies to self-refresh capable notebooks using Pascal-based GPUs with G-Sync enabled. *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. 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 v381.65 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. nvcvi.inf: Optimus Alienware 17 / 05AA (only) GTX 980M - 970M - 965M Clevo P170EM Optimus 980M/970M GeForce 381.65 Win 7/8.1 GeForce 381.65 Win10 Alienware nv_dispi.inf_v381.65_Win7_8.1_PEG_Dedicated_Alienware.zip nvcvi.inf_v381.65_Win7_8.1_Optimus_Alienware_17.zip nv_dispi.inf_v381.65_Win10_PEG_Dedicated_Alienware.zip nvcvi.inf_v381.65_Win10_Optimus_Alienware_17.zip Clevo & MSI Laptops (non-Optimus) nv_dispi.inf_v381.65_Win7_8.1_PEG_Dedicated_CLEVO_MSI.zip nv_dispi.inf_v381.65_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/ @j3tstream P170EM Optimus 980M/970M, "Clevo PEG..." use only *nvcvi.inf* win7/8.1/win10 **Changed Sections**
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    First of all - there has been a minor bug with the menu visible. The fancy BIOS menu reachable via F2 did not render this section correctly and froze upon saving setting. A manual reboot was necessary but the changes were saved. The textual BIOS menu reachable with F12 didn't have this issue. You are right about the convenience. Settings in this menu display all possible options in a human readable form and you don't have to deal with hexadecimal numbers. Here is a quick walkthrough. I recommend against trying this if you don't have an external programmer for recovery purposes. You need following tools: - UEFITool 0.21.5 by CodeRush - Universal IFR Extractor by donovan6000 - Flash Programming Tool (FPT) by Intel, part of System Tools v8 - modified GRUB shell with setup_var from the first post - hex editor, e.g. HxD 1) With FPT - make a dump of your current BIOS fptw -D bios-dump.bin -BIOS 2) With UEFITool - find the SetupPrep module containing the menu structure. Ctrl+F and search for unicode text 'SetupPrep'. It should be in module 899407D7. Extract the body of the compressed section in this module to setupprep-body.bin. 3) With IFR Extractor - parse your setupprep-body.bin and let it generate a text file. 4) The menu contains following form references in A18. 0x58669 Ref: General, Variable: 0xFFFF {0F 0F 56 00 57 00 01 00 00 00 FF FF 00 00 80} 0x58678 Ref: System Configuration, Variable: 0xFFFF {0F 0F 64 00 65 00 02 00 00 00 FF FF 00 02 80} 0x58687 Ref: Video, Variable: 0xFFFF {0F 0F 66 00 66 00 03 00 00 00 FF FF 00 03 80} 0x58696 Ref: Security, Variable: 0xFFFF {0F 0F 67 00 68 00 04 00 00 00 FF FF 00 04 80} 0x586A5 Ref: Secure Boot, Variable: 0xFFFF {0F 0F 69 00 6A 00 05 00 00 00 FF FF 00 10 80} 0x586B4 Ref: Performance, Variable: 0xFFFF {0F 0F 6B 00 6C 00 06 00 00 00 FF FF 00 05 80} 0x586C3 Ref: Power Management, Variable: 0xFFFF {0F 0F 6D 00 6E 00 07 00 00 00 FF FF 00 06 80} 0x586D2 Ref: POST Behavior, Variable: 0xFFFF {0F 0F 6F 00 70 00 08 00 00 00 FF FF 00 07 80} 0x586E1 Ref: Virtualization Support, Variable: 0xFFFF {0F 0F 71 00 72 00 09 00 00 00 FF FF 00 08 80} 0x586F0 Ref: Wireless, Variable: 0xFFFF {0F 0F 73 00 74 00 0A 00 00 00 FF FF 00 09 80} 0x586FF Ref: Maintenance, Variable: 0xFFFF {0F 0F 75 00 76 00 0B 00 00 00 FF FF 00 0A 80} 0x5870E Ref: System Logs, Variable: 0xFFFF {0F 0F 79 00 7A 00 0C 00 00 00 FF FF 00 0B 80} For each reference, the last two bytes of the code visible in the curly brackets determine the ID of the form to load. General loads the form at 0x8000 (00 80), System Configuration loads 0x8002 and System Logs loads 0x800B. Scroll down a bit and you find a huge form section with all the interesting settings that are hidden. It has no name but with 0x401 it has an ID, as every other form does. 0x58909 Form: , Form ID: 0x401 {01 86 01 04 02 00} Additionally search for the variable 'BIOS Lock', find its address and write it down. It should be around 0x40. 0x598A3 Setting: BIOS Lock, Variable: 0x40 5) Now who needs System Logs, right? Open the hex editor, go to address 0x5870E of the System Logs reference and you should see the same byte sequence as above in the brackets. Instead of referencing the System Logs form, let it reference the nameless form. Change the last two bytes from 0B 80 to 01 04 (0x401). Save the file as setupprep-mod-body.bin. 6) With UEFITool - replace the body of the compressed section with your file setupprep-mod-body.bin and save the modified BIOS as bios-mod.bin. 7) With setup_var Check the current state of the BIOS Lock variable, it should read 0x1 as in 'BIOS Lock active'. Replace <address> with the address you wrote down in step 4). setup_var <address> Disable the lock with: setup_var <address> 0x0 Check the current state again to verify. 8) With FPT - flash the modified BIOS ftpw -F bios-mod.bin -BIOS 9) Reboot and open the BIOS configuration menu (I don't remember the exact name) via F12. Now have a look at the System Logs
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    Hello earth, WARNING: although this is a semi-guide, what you're about to read isn't for the faint hearted XD, I'm not responsible for any damage, fire, death to your pet etcetera if you attempt to do it... As you may already know, you cannot force custom timings on intel igps, unlike dGPU system only, since Intel IGP cannot do EDID overrides. More about EDID: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extended_Display_Identification_Data The solution was to dump the EDID which can be done using modeline in windows registry, linux modeline, or dumping directly from the EEPROM (electrically erasable read only memory found physically in most screen logic) which should be straightforward as we need to actually reflash it with our modification simply over i2c interface using arduino (simple 328 with serial-to-usb, can be from 8$ to 25$ max) you can also buy an EEPROM programmer which can be slightly expensive. The screen I have is a CMN1B, Chi . Should also work with AOU 95% gamut screen, any screen with i2c interface to eeprom, you can actually trace it along the 18th and 19th pin from the LVDS cable, however it should be pretty visible. So I ended up (easily), disassembling the screen as per this guide: [GUIDE] How to replace an LCD panel on a Clevo shell (pictures included) | NotebookReview I've then cut the film from both sides then taped for making it easier to work (i.e: instead of cutting EEPROM's pin location): There are 2 EEPROMS in my case, identified it simply by looking at the test point tagging, EE_SC SD etc, should be similar in any other displays: Tip size reference, basically any 15 to 30 watts soldering iron should work, unless the testpoints are tiny on other displays like AUO, though it is least likely you will ever have to desolder the EEPROM chip: Sold'er! Roger that(You can see the EE_* tags, SC for clock, and D for data etc): Connect to my Duino(wire it as you normal i2c): My EDID dumped in Linux before proceding to flash: EDID: 00ffffffffffff000daeb11500000000 01160104902213780231d59f56589527 15505400000001010101010101010101 010101010101963b803271383e405a3c 690058c21000001a9b2580ee70382340 3523350058c21000001a000000fe0056 434d3858024e31353648470a00000000 000041319e0000000002010a20200005 BACKLIGHT: 133 range: (0, 976) Backlight: 133 range: (0, 976) scaling mode: Full aspect supported: None, Full, Center, Full aspect Broadcast RGB: Automatic supported: Automatic, Full, Limited 16:235 audio: auto supported: force-dvi, off, auto, on 1920x1080 (0x4c) 152.5MHz +HSync -VSync *current +preferred h: width 1920 start 2010 end 2070 total 2226 skew 0 clock 68.5KHz v: height 1080 start 1086 end 1095 total 1142 clock 60.0Hz Pasted in Deltacast EDID editor then modified Pixel clock from 152 mhz (60hz calculated in DTD calculator) to 209 mhz, you have to calculate by entering these from the upper code repecitevly from top to bottom 920x1080 (0x4c) 152.5MHz +HSync -VSync *current +preferred h: width 1920 start 2010 end 2070 total 2226 skew 0 clock 68.5KHz v: height 1080 start 1086 end 1095 total 1142 Export the modifications in EDID editor as hex, make sure you add 60hz(original mod) in block 3 so you can switch between 40 60 120, then using find&replace method modify the format according to the next step Then modify the array in the code (acc to format, 0x and ,) upload to arduino: https://learn.adafruit.com/adafruit-tfp401-hdmi-slash-dvi-decoder-to-40-pin-ttl-display/editing-the-edid I'v managed to go up to 120hz stable, yours may be different although the same model number... xrandr output at 85hz: Had to reboot twice on Windows under UEFI boot manager in order to recognize the 120hz option, weird Again, this is not a thorough guide, just sharing my experience. It went pretty straightforward, and simple as a typical EDID modding over VGA cable or DVI.
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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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    Prema Mod™ vBIOS for MSI GT60/GT70! P'n'P driver support Power throttle disabled for good Over-voltage slider enabled and adjusted (up to a maximum of 1.2v) Activated and adjusted thermal slider (to keep it cooler if desired) Core overclock slider raised Fixed 3D voltage base-line in order to stabilize OCs (based on average ASIC) Thermal protection @ 92c (once*91c are breached the system throttles volts and clocks in order to protect it) Protection against Furmark and Kombustor GPU burnout (AVOID those software even with stock vBIOS)! This vBIOS uses stock clocks & average ASIC voltage and also keeps the stock Turbo functionality intact (minus the throttle) unless, You decide to overclock/overvolt! -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- (These vBIOS are only for the use of GTX9xxM in MSI GT60 & GT70 and NOT compatible with other models) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Password for all files: premamod.com --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- All my mods are DONATIONWARE and for your personal use only! THX & ENJOY!

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    INFO 2570P DSDT override so can host AMD eGPUs As you know, the 2560P/2570P BIOS pci-e allocation is such that there is no 256MB contiguous space to host a AMD eGPU or GTX650/GTX750/GTX9xx cards. The solution is to either use Setup 1.x's PCI compaction OR to perform a http://forum.techinferno.com/diy-e-gpu-projects/7476-%5Bguide%5D-dsdt-override-fix-error-12-a.html#post102517. I've made the latter easy for you. Here's a Win7 DSDT override I created from my F.42 BIOS: 2570P-dsdt-override . Just extract and run 'load', then reboot. If you get a BSOD on startup then reboot and select "restore last good menu" to effectively erase that registry override. If it loads OK then can confirm you now see a Large Memory section in Device Manager -> Video Resources by type as shown below. This may be sufficient to then have Win7 auto-allocate an AMD card into the Large Memory area so an AMD card can work in the same plug-and-play manner as a NVidia GTX560Ti/GTX660+ one. If you use a different bios version then the addresses in the DSDT override will not match. In that case create a new DSDT override from scratch: Hey Unclewebb, thank you for the comprehensive answer. I've managed to secure a i7-3740QM which I'd like to attempt to optimize performance for. It's got a x35 4-C Turbo mode which I see engage for some short time (eg: 20s or so with a ~38W TP) after which it drops down to x34 along with a ~36W full load TDP. I haven't been able to get a constant x35 multi running. Though I haven't improved cooling (2560P heatsink would be a good start) and do see the cores hit 100c under full load after some time AND am using a 65W AC adapter as don't have a 90W one handy. Could either of those be the reason I'm getting a x34 rather than x35 4C-Turbo mode? With your notes above, do you advise setting a 45W CPU with TPL 48W (short) and 56W (long)? I've noticed that the Intel Power Balance setting will change from 0/8 to 0/24 when I change the Intel iGPU from Maximum Battery Life to Maximum Performance. The latter seeing 3dmark11 score almost double due to improved graphics score but along with it came a 5% (or so) CPU performance drop. Clearly the whole CPU+iGPU package is being maintained under TDP. @All, can a NBR member rehost MaxMulti for some of us that aren't (or are no longer) NBR members? They want a login to do a file download. Would be interesting to see if Dufus uncovered a way to get partially unlocked multis working. MaxMulti is at http://forum.notebookreview.com/hardware-components-aftermarket-upgrades/531329-throttlestop-guide-176.html#post9410230 Throttlestop screenshots of 2570P (F.42 BIOS) + i7-3740QM quad-core CPU
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    Game Ready •Provides the optimal gaming experience for Quake Champions Closed Beta. New Product Support •Added support for the NVIDIA TITAN Xp New Features: •Added support for Windows 10 Creators Update. •Added DTS X and Dolby Atmos support for 5.1.2 speaker configuration. •Added Dolby Vision support for games. •Added NVIDIA®Ansel TM support for Snake Pass and Kona. NVIDIA Control Panel: •Display page: Added the option to override the Windows 10 control of desktop color settings. •Manage 3D Settings page: Added option to disable self-refresh power-saving feature for G-Sync.** **Applies to self-refresh capable notebooks using Pascal-based GPUs with G-Sync enabled. Added or updated the following SLI profiles: •Descent: Underground - updated Changes and Fixed Issues in Version 381.65: •[XSplit][DirectX 12 games such as Rise of the Tomb Raider]: Games experience poor performance.[1882697] •[GeForce GTX TITAN X][SLI][Battlefield 1- XP1 Update]: Shimmering occurs on grass and trees with SLI and in-game TAA enabled. [200289721] •[GeForce GTX 1070][Serious Sam HD]: Heavy flickering occurs in the game with V-sync enabled. [1881405] •[GeForce GTX 980 Ti]: The GPU occasionally gets stuck in a low power state after pressing Alt-Tab while playing a game.[1832415] Software Module Versions •NView - 148.47 •HD Audio Driver - 1.3.34.26 •NVIDIA PhysX System Software - 9.17.0329 •GeForce Experience - 3.4.0.70 •CUDA - 8.0 Windows 10 64-bit 32-bit Windows 7 & 8.1 64-bit 32-bit
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    Was just informed that my package is already at my local post office to be picked up. So will be picking it up tomorrow morning. Will post an update here about the package. I'm so excited for this. I'm from the Philippines if that helps.
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    Hi, this is a wrong one but someone found the right one. https://www.onlinecomponents.com/te-connectivity-amp-brand-21990151.html?p=44869647&utm_source=octopart&utm_medium=inventoryrefferal&utm_campaign=octopart&ref=OctopartFeed I got the connectors and will receive them in about 2 weeks. I will start an eBay offer as soon as I have the new adapters. Stay tuned :-)
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    HP 2570p ScrollLock and Pause\Break to Home\End keys remap Hello, guys! I owned HP2560p laptop before, and now I am owner of 2570p. Everything is excellent, instead of strange location of Home\End keys (on 2560p they was on Left Arrow \ Right Arrow). So, I wrote small program to change functionality of FN + Left\Right arrow keys. Program also have native functionality of ScrollLock and Pause\Break keys -- just quick click them twice. List of functional hotkeys: Scrolllock = Home Ctrl+Scrolllock = Ctrl+Home Shift+Scrolllock = Shift+Home Ctrl+Shift+Scrolllock = Ctrl+Shift+Home Scrolllock DoublePress = Scrolllock Pause = End Ctrl+Pause = Ctrl+End Shift+Pause = Shift+End Ctrl+Shift+Pause = Ctrl+Shift+End Pause DoublePress = Pause You can download exe or compile it via ahk manually: Scrolllock and pause To HomeEnd.zip You need to set it to autorun. 2 moderator: Please, add link to this post to subject header, it will be usefull for users.
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    in my p377sma, bios prema v2 and vbios prema. System detect the gpu as nvidia. But for my 1070N, it detect and will stay as unknow, to be able to install nvidia drivers, you have to boot with f7 ( driver disable something) from recovery\advance setup... then mod .inf driver to be able to instal a nvidia driver.
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    I love big, heavy, powerful monster laptops. Traveling with them is fine, too. I've never had any issue with it and I've done it a lot. I think it's more fun than toting around a wimpy little pansy-boy BGA turdbook. The P870DM-G is still a fine machine that is totally unmatched by anything other than the P870DM2/3. And, it can be upgraded to 1070. What happened is certainly not ideal. It's a shame, in fact. But, I doubt it was malicious as much as just stupidity and not thinking ahead on Clevo's part.
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    I don't see why they have these requirements for downloading a file. All it's going to do is piss people off. I guess I'm off to make 4 more shitposts and wait a week to download a file.
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    Version v1

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    Prema Mod™ -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Password for all files: premamod.com or biosmods.wordpress.com --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- All my mods are DONATIONWARE and for your personal use only! THX & ENJOY!

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    Version 5.236

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    NVFlash 5.236 modified by JoeDirt that bypasses certificate checks allowing for flashing of GTX 950, 960, 970, 980, 980Ti, Titan X. This version of NVFlash is to be used on Windows x86 platform using command prompt window. Instructions: 1. Disable video card(s) in device manager 2. Open command prompt as administrator and change to the directory where nvflash + .rom files reside. If you have multiple GPUs installed in your system, type the following to list them nvflash --list 3. Next, you will need to choose which GPU to flash and then issue the command. nvflash -i0 -6 <name.rom> After you choose 'Y', the utility will flash your GPU. In the example above, the primary GPU was flashed so if you have a second, then follow up with commands such as: nvflash -i1 -6 <name.rom> Once you have completed flashing your GPUs, you must reboot your system and then re-enable the GPUs in device manager. After which you may be required to reinstall your driver in some cases. If you have any questions, direct them in the forums.

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    Try the new drivers, which supposedly fixes the issue. If the problem arises, flash it. You'll be golden.
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    This one should fix the backlight issue. It's based on the v222 bios, I only modified the 660m vbios. To include the 670m I first need a GPU-Z screenshot of bios 222. Let me know how this works out, thanks. G75VW - 660m GHz Edition (BIOSv222) [TEST].zip
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    I am pretty sure I have mentioned my planned used with my cooler master u3 a few times, without it, I cant exactly hang the laptop on the wall lol At max load temp is around 62-64C @ stock voltage with keyboard still installed with the stock fan (@max fan speed), at stock fan curve the CPU temp hits 70-72c @ stock volts I am well aware of heat soak, I've been performing these types of mods since the M11x R1/R2 days. I am limited to 2MB files and even my Galaxy S2 takes larger file pictures sadly (was trying to get around that, didnt work lol) Trying to upload the other picture but T|I isnt cooperating at the moment :/
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    Does anyone know how to downgrade BIOS from 3.08 to 2.07/2.04? Thanks
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    For anyone who would be interested - after repasting cpu and other thermal tweaks my current setup should be as fast as a laptops with 1070 and 6700hq and after switching to 4930mx it should gain on desktop rigs with 6700/6700k while retaining full mobility of y510p (after adapter removal of course) and as it is it have cost me under 1000$. In Poland you can get used y510p for less than 400$ (without second ultrabay gpu) Fury X (used) was ~350$ Adapter 100 (with deliver) and fanless PSU for about 150$ - for me that is exactly what I was looking for whole past year.
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    Also, does anyone have a direct link outside of this forum for AlienwareRGBLed.zip? Thanks!