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    Looks like the problem was in PSU. Any one have had trouble with a modular psu? I swapped psu to a 600w regular one (from a 700w modular) and it worked. Btw, im using 3 monitor setup. (Internal, VGA output, and eGPU hdmi output). When i put some weight on gpu (cinebench) there are signal degradation in VGA laptop output. Any one have had experienced this?
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    In case you own a Lenovo Y410p or Y510p laptop, you might be interested in upgrading its performance by installing an external graphics card. Ultrabay eGPU adapter designed by @gerald was proven to be a convenient plug-and-play option to do exactly that. However, for a long time only an AMD-branded GPUs could be used due to limitations in the Lenovo's stock BIOS. The purpose of the modified firmware presented here is to expand the range of available GPUs by enabling Nvidia support on Gerald's Ultrabay eGPU adapter. Huge thanks to: @MWichni - For efficiently assisting me during the development of this mod. By flashing dozens of BIOS builds over the course of several weeks and thoroughly describing the effects observed (or the lack thereof), he enabled me to fully understand necessary parts in BIOS structure and come up with a final solution. @svl7 - Whose unlocked BIOS / Whitelist mod has served as a basis for this modification. His discovery of a security hole in V2.07 BIOS has provided us with a convenient BIOS flashing method that does not require a physical programmer. The Unlocked BIOS and WLAN whitelist mods originally designed by him are also implemented in this BIOS mod. @gerald - For designing the aforementioned adapter. Without it, all this work would make very little sense. Key features: Resolves the "40-second reboot" issue normally encountered while using Nvidia graphics cards with Ultrabay eGPU adapter, thus allowing all Nvidia cards to be used. Based on the latest V3.08 BIOS. Includes Svl7's WLAN whitelist removal mod - for the convenience of aftermarket WLAN card users. Includes Svl7's BIOS debug menu mod - for the ease of experimentation with newly available features, e.g. attempting to use Nvidia Optimus to pass eGPU video back to laptop's display. NB! Svl7's Debug Menu is not a toy! It contains a lot of options that are either not supported or partially supported by the hardware platform and/or can disturb its normal operation or prevent the PC from booting up at all. Any of the entries not originally present in the stock BIOS should be modified at your own risk! DISCLAIMER: ANY MODIFICATIONS YOU ARE APPLYING TO YOUR HARDWARE ARE PERFORMED AT YOUR OWN RISK! AUTHOR OF THIS MOD DOES NOT HOLD ANY LIABILITY FOR LOSS OR DAMAGE RELATED TO USING THIS SOFTWARE. Screenshots: Installation instructions: If things don't go right: Error 43: If you intend using the GTX10XX-series Nvidia card as the eGPU (which you probably do), you are very likely to encounter the infamous Error 43 in Windows Device Manager. This is a widely known issue in the eGPU community and is not related to this particular mod in any way. Following this guide thoroughly will in most cases resolve the Error 43 issue. Download: Get your copy here! P.S.: Version of this mod for Lenovo Y400/Y500 models is coming soon!
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    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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    Well I did that and I still get the lines in peg mod and then it either locks up or shows me a solid colored screen. The last card in it was a 675m and it started to show lines as well. Do you think the motherboard is bad?
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    As I wrote earlier, this can not be done. It's difficult and long to explain, but just trust me, and do not waste your time in vain. Vbios for Asus G75VW (GTX 660M and GTX 670M) - it's a part of main system bios. Vbios for Asus GTX 880M - it is a separate code that is located in a separate chip on the board of the graphics card itself. Therefore, the methods for initializing and interacting with graphics card in the main system BIOS code are completely different.
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    I purchased a lot of items from taobao through yoybuy, such as the gtx1070, the nebula red covers and the 3-pipe heatsink. It's basically a regular heatsink but fully made from copper and an extra pipe added on top. I actually compared it to the original heatsink and it makes a 5-10 degrees difference. For the gtx 1070 I purchased a 5-copper heatsink, though you don't need one actually, the 3 copper one works fine but I wanted to buy a 2nd heatsink since I had to mill out a small portion for it to fit on top of the gtx 1070, if I have to go back to my hd7970m I can just take the old heatsink out the closet. ( see image below for comparison ) I am using the latest version of Windows 10 64-bit and I have the A11 unlocked bios. I went from stock A12 to unlocked A11, should work fine if you properly follow the instructions. ( My laptop wasn't plugged in when I took the photo, the 330W psu works fine and it's enough juice to fully power an overclocked i7-3940xm and gtx1070, I measured it with a watt meter before, it drew around 280-300 watt when fully loading both the cpu and gpu. ) I haven't really played much with the memory and this is primarily because my laptop has 1 set of 2 1866mhz and a set of 2 1600mhz sticks, so I don't feel comfortable overclocking the memory. You pretty much require the A11 unlocked bios and the 120hz display, I couldn't get the gtx1070 working without putting the video option to "PEG" but once I got the unlocked bios it was literally plug-and-play. Put the bios on PEG, install gtx 1070 and it should fire right up. Keep in mind that you'll have to mod the drivers, in case you need some reference material I thoroughly explained how to mod the drivers in this post:
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    I don't understand why you are changing the vbios. Are you changing the intel cpu vbios or switching a nvidia 680 into an 880 bios. You cant swap Vbios like that. It is programmed for that particular chip architecture and memory. Its not physical, its a completely different programming. Either way you shouldn't have to touch the Vbios at all. Have you tried starting the laptop with the 880 in it and left it to run for a minute, hard restart, and try to boot again. The system uefi bios probably is still using the stored 680 bios and trying to boot from it. If the system fails to boot several times it will usually detect an error and then do a complete refresh of the system hardware detection and configuration. You can enable this in the system bios too, by switching the system to legacy boot (i forget the actual name) but I think it has CSM in it. (The Compatibility Support Module (CSM) is a component of the UEFI firmware that provides legacy BIOS compatibility by emulating a BIOS)
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    Glad to hear its turning out well. I love this machine but unfortunately My G46VW screen has all sorts of vertical lines after being dropped (sniffle) so I ordered a GS46VW. RIP! As nice as the MSI laptop is, the ASUS was a work of engineering art. I wish it continued. I really despise these current thin "gaming" laptops. They just don't have the cooling power. The MSI is good but I'm afraid to overclock it with the amount of heat it generates. Memory Overclocking is change by... in the "Chipset" menu under "Memory configuration". You have to choose "Dimm Profile [Custom Profile]" then change the "memory frequency limiter" to whatever you think will work. I was able to get 1866mhz running using Corsair vengeance RAM.
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    Asus G75VW - modified BIOS / VBIOS Here's a modified BIOS for the Asus G75VW. It enables some more options and settings in the BIOS setup. It also contains a tweaked VBIOS for the 660m. Detailed version information: mod02 'GHZ edition' - 660m 3d clocks at 1000MHz core - 670m @ 715/1650 (only in 'overclock edition') additional BIOS menus Pics of the most interesting BIOS settings (thanks @bobby7): Instructions: Download the BIOS you want to flash, as well as the flash tool (Win64). Put the modified BIOS (and included files) in the same folder as the flash tool . Make sure that your current BIOS version is the same as the one you want to flash. Then create a backup of your BIOS by executing the backup.bat file. . Download the 'G75VW-BiosFixer.zip, put it in the same folder as the flash too and run it. Follow the instructions on the screen, it will ask you for the BIOS backup you just created, as well as the modified BIOS file which you already downloaded. . If the tool doesn't come up with an error message, go ahead and flash the created file by executing the included flash.bat file. . Wait until the flashing is done, in case everything's okay you can reboot. NOTE: It's a good idea to go to load the default BIOS settings after flashing. Also I really recommend flashing the official version before applying the modified BIOS, as mentioned in the instructions. >>> Here's my donation link, if you like my mods feel free to buy me a beer <<< As always with such mods, use at your own risk. The program I provide here (BiosFixer) comes with absolutely no warranty to the extent permitted by applicable law. *** Asus G75VW - BIOS v223 - [unlocked] [overclock edition].zip G75VW-BiosFixer.zip Asus G75VW - BIOS v223 - [unlocked].zip
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    I've had the i7-3940xm and gtx 1070 combination with the 330W psu working fine for around 7 months now, never had any trouble with bottlenecking, both my cpu and gpu are overclocked as well. Bios recognizes the 330W psu, it's a regular 330W watt psu with no modification whatsoever. Though keep in mind the i7-3940xm is a hothead, I was only able to cool it properly after several modding projects, e.g. the m14x fan, 3 copper heatpipe mod and I used liquid metal as thermal paste. Another thing to keep in mind which also seems to be quite inconsistent is that in some cases the gtx1070 won't run at full power unless you put your laptop in hibernate first, my own laptop suffers from this.
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    Hi guys, a question for those of you who now have a beefy eGPU in your y510p. Is your CPU now bottle-necking your system? What cooling/overclocking steps have you taken and what has the result been? Thanks in advance
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    Hey guys, I didn't see an "Introduce Yourself" thread or subforum, so I guess I'll start one here in OT. I've been registered at T|I for over a year on another account, but I've decided to keep my account name the same as the one I've had on NBR, so I just registered this one today. My name is Mike and I'm a notebook enthusiast, just like you all. My first gaming notebook was a Gateway P-7811FX, which was a great buy at the time, until the dreaded GPU problems started to surface. I did a review at NBR on it. My first taste in modding (software & hardware) started with that machine. Last year, I purchased a MSI 16F2 barebone which was a hell of a deal and I can't wait to put a 7970M in that baby, or possibly a 680M GTX if everything plays right with that card and my machine. I've also unlocked most of the MSI 1st and 2nd generation-core i notebook's BIOS which I posted at NBR. I was hoping to get the multipliers unlocked for my XM CPU, but unfortunately, AMI has let us down . At the very least, the BCLK is unlocked for a measly 3-5% OC. As you can see, I really loved NBR and notebooks, I was one of the oldest members there, having lurked for a good year before deciding to register, but things weren't all rosy in the end. So, how did I end up at T|I? Actually, I've been lurking T|I for a long time. The ICD7/24 thread, TS and svl7's threads are what got me started here. You guys aren't just reposters, you are hands-on people, original devs. I've grown incredibly tired of the lack of respect at NBR. I haven't bothered to continue my work on the BIOS after MU went down, as people were reposting my work and taking credit for it or begging. While it is free and I didn't take any donations for it, I was the one who did all the Googling, trying to decipher bad translations, downloading files with no documentation or clue as to what they did and had to figure it out on my own, and lastly, I was the guinea pig. I put my $1,200 notebook on the line for the better of the community and I would still get PMs filled with bad attitude and idiots who bricked their notebooks and blamed me for it because they couldn't read or had an incredible lack of common sense. The least one could do was give credit where credit was due, like I said, I never asked for a penny, unlike most BIOS unlocking forums. Heck, anyone who PM'ed me asking how I did it, I would straight up tell them everything, including linking the files needed and all directions. For a good week or two of my time and a some bad headaches, they had it handed to them on a silver plate in 5 minutes. The most frustrating PMs would be that I was rep whoring and anyone could have done the work I did. Well guess what? You didn't do it and I never rep-whored once I my life, if you look at the original post I give credit to my original testers, but I never say +rep me for my work. So, my journey at T|I posting starts today and I hope I can be of value here just as I was at NBR. I don't carry a vengeance against NBR, but the overall quality of the news page and forum has diminished significantly to a point where I barely enjoy browsing it. Also, this not a PG-13 forum, hurrah. So how about it, let's here how you all got started at T|I and a little bit about yourselves? FYI, the links are for reference, I'm not plugging my links for clicks/views as I don't benefit from it. I'm also not attempting to start a flame NBR thread (If there is an issue you can delete this thread without warning, I understand), but I notice that many of T|I members are also NBR members or were at one point so I believe a connection can be established.
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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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    Here are the service manuals for Msi gaming series with part numbers and disassembly process. Msi 16F2 http://www.fildirekt.se/dl/1376647437.pdf Msi 16F1 http://www.fildirekt.se/dl/1376641570.rar Msi GE60 http://www.fildirekt.se/dl/1376624183.rar Msi GT60 http://www.fildirekt.se/dl/1376663955.rar Msi 1761 http://www.fildirekt.se/dl/1376711908.rar Msi 16GA http://www.fildirekt.se/dl/1376669066.rar Msi GX70 http://www.fildirekt.se/dl/1376714131.rar Msi GE70 http://www.fildirekt.se/dl/1376701345.rar Msi GT70 http://www.fildirekt.se/dl/1376668746.rar
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    It looks to me like your gk106 may have popcorned. It looks like the chip packaging is bulging in the lower right corner at the diagonal capacitor in the last image you linked. Did you prebake the chip at all to remove moisture? If it's not popcorned then you should try to match the hardware ID in vBIOS to what the card now calls itself. I found in optimus mode that you can have them mismatched on maxwell class GPU, but not if the card is the primary GPU. Have you tried the dGPU as primary? If you haven't yet, trying it may give you a blank screen with no way to get the iGPU back to primary without a BIOS flash via programmer. A blind normal flash or cmos battery removal often does not reset all bios settings.
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    HiYour bios is write protected, therefore any modified bios can be flashed by using hardware SPI programmer only.
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    If you are going to change out the motherboard with a more recent one, I think the max you can do is the MS-17631 motherboard. I am using a MS-17621 1.0 motherboard, and I found that if I plug in the 2nd hdd connector that is, example: MS-17611 or ms-16f2 or ms-16f3 hdd connector, the motherboard will not turn on at all (the circuit on the hdd connector daughterboard is slightly different circuit for the motherboard to understand). So if you do upgrade the motherboard to a MS-17621 1.0 or 1.1 for example, you have to buy the hdd connector of the same series that start with MS-1762(x) like: MS-1762A which is the HDD Connector. This HDD connector is the bottom most daughter board that sits right under the palmrest. MS-1762C which is the HDD Connector next to the MXM video graphics card, I use this one for my main Samsung SSD EVO 850 500GB. This connector can be swapped for the RAID card. MS-1762D is the touchpad and click connector and the front 5 LED status lights. MS-1762E is the USB 2.0 Connector MS-1762F is the SATA DVD-RW/BluRay extender. This part is compatible across all of the motherboards, since it only extends the SATA Circuit. So basically if you do change the motherboard, to a more newer generation, but keeping that chassis, it would be more practical and money saving way to pretty much replace that board with the same exact version you see printed on the board. 1.0 or 1.1. MS-17631 board you can keep: Videocard heatsink or upgrade heatsink with the card. Keep the CPU cooler pipe, and SATA extender for DVD writer. But you will have to drill into the rear chassis to accommodate the display port connector, since that is the one different from your current board and MS-17621. I also learned the hard way of buying a 2.0/2.1 board for my GT70, which originally has the 1.0 board. When I got the 2.0 board, the Boot up logo showed up MEDION instead, and the CPU cooler did not support the fan as I originally thought it would. The CPU would go to 90C and the fan still stayed the same quiet speed. I got rid of the board since my components did not match that board, which was a whitebook board. So yes, version does matter, and don't try to up a version from 1.0/1.1 to 2.0/2.1, you will waste money and time.
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    Hey man - the main reason for the massive use in RAM on browsers are due to the spike in tracking/monitoring programs in the background. Market data researcch or big data is becoiming such a valuable commodity that our privacy is considered to be less important,. we are to blame for such evolution though as I bet the majority of us signed up for gmail when the next best free email service was hotmail with a max data allowance compared to google's free. Of course back then I was wondering why someone would offer this service for free but at least 10 years now - we know the answer.. n this will only get worse as they become more creative to design ways that continue to profile us. Windows 10contiues to offer free upgrades to anyone and guess what - they are also the largest data miner too. Win 7 and 8 support would be terminated 4 years ago if not forthe big backlash that forced them to offer downgrades. Anti malware programs that Ihave only began to be aware of in the last 4 years are now a must. And that too ins't going to do any favours for your RAM. So to me -16gb is still ok for me as the X220 continues to be supported by lenovo (this is the only sandy bridge based model i know that has both Spectre & Meltdown patches done) Both Intel & Lenovo officially ended support for X220 for Win 10 OS but yet they continue to release drivers that are critical for windows10 under the X220 driver section. So choose the big 3 like DELL, Lenovo and HP as they only do it out of fear that this would negatively impact their brand. (sorry DELL you are actually the only one without a whitelist) Running latest bios all patched and modded to install the 7260 AC and BT 4.0 support and remove the nonsense of capping DDR3 speeds. My 2560P however is not that flexible but I really like the maintenance hatch design and the removeable cpu option but if you think installing a quad core would help with the multiple browser issue; it's only marginal as single core speeds still dominate this... so you would be better of with even just a i5 processor as they are slightly faster in single core and has the same benefits through hyperthreading as the i7 versions which are also dual cores.. Eitherway - withoutthe QM cpu - u save on time worry about heat issue, battery life and also $ to address the 2 issue and buying the CPU.
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    hey guys - i've been a silent reader for the past 6 mths or so and have learnt so much. The world where new laptops are beginning to follow the surface pro model - with everything soldered disgusts me. I'm a lenovo fanboy who thinks the X220 is the best laptop (period). I also own the 2560p and I like it despite the lack of modifications compared to the X220. Anyway to answer the 16 GB stick per slot question - PLEASE DO NOT BUY AND TEST. This support is not a software "whitelist" limitation on the 2570P but purely due to the Ivy bridge limitation. The earliest CPU support is the 2015 Broadwell 5th gen and above. Google the Lenovo X250 which only had a single ram slot and someone in the forums finally had the chance to buy a stick (which was super expensive!) You can still reach 32gb in your 2nd to 4th gen pga based CPU, but you require these 2 components: - 4 ram slots - i7 4 core CPU (eg - an i7-2640M will only recognise 16gb out of the 32 gb you have but a i7-2630QM will be able to confirm and utilise all 4 slots to 32GB DDR3) time to look for the 8560 or any other 4 slot laptops that are still cheap along with a quad core cpu. A clevo based laptop would be the easiest solution here but they have their own problems such as the lack of bios support and it's tough to find a cheap one too. The HP or Lenovo 4 slot laptops are the 8560w and the W thinkpad series.
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    In everyones name i just would like to thank you guys
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    Hi! Here you go. prr.zip prr2.zip
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    This question has been posed several times in this topic, but I see no answer so far... So - has anyone managed to install 32GB RAM on tis laptop? I'm quite happy with my i7-3632QM, but the amount of RAM used under Win10 is so incredible that even 16GB seems to be pretty a little. And although formally chipset doesn't accept 2x16GB chips, there are still new and new prods on the market, so maybe there finally appeared a possibility of bypassing this chipset limitations and somehow have 32GB RAM on board...?
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    Actually, I have a 3820qm and I had the same problem about the fan spining non stop. This was getting me insane, until a day I disabled by mistake entirely the fan, and it started to speed only at critical temperature at 90°C. So, now my fan is constantly disabled and running at 100% only when at 85°C. I don't recomment this a lot, but my ears are very calm now as the fan in mostly off. I can change laptop, but not my ears. But I have turbo enabled, so the laptop spikes up quickly at 85°C and throtles sometime, especially when it have to open browsers, compress documents, etc. I really don't recommend a Quad Core in this laptop (or even this laptop short) because of all this problems. About the thermal mod, I am not really impressed. Can you show the curves from cold boot (or standby) with HWMon32 ? Just double click on any line and it will show the curves. Because, as it was said, if my fan runs at 100% I will stabilise at 95°C with CPU usage at 100% (stress test). So I think the mod is usefull only to limit the time you hit hight temps but you will always hit high temps. The problem with the 2570p when I watch my desktop PC with massive heatsink (and the way it is constructed) is the 2570p don't have airflow. Also, the mass of the heatsink is to low. With 7 copper plates of few grams this will not be enough to smoothen the temperature spike, and even if it had enough mass there is no airflow to cool it, except the loud fan. So what I suggest is to dramatically increase the mass with large copper papers (not shims), and even if you don't like, to cut of the case. The problem with copper those papers is that it can bring heat on sensible components like the hard drive, so best to have a small paper. Concerning the cutting of the case, why didn't you put a filter ? They sell air filters all over websites dealing with informatics. I tought about a micro fan but : where to plug it in order to control it ? Even if it is micro it will make noise, and we have to plug it to have airflow. Also, I tought about plugging a flexible heatsink but I don't know where to connect it, knowing the laptop becomes pretty hot to touch when the CPU becomes hot, I think a flexible heatsink will not be possible (the palm rest is in metal, so even at 50°C it will be uncomfortable to touch if there is a flexible heatsink connected to it, and let us not forget all the sensible components). HP didn't put some sort of large copper or metal plate (papper) like other laptops of this size, exacltly because even the 35w CPU would be to hot and it would dissipate high heat everywhere. So they put a small heatsink with a (somewhat) powerful fan to disipate heat. In consequence, adding a small copper plate would be enough to passively dissipate the heat, like on other laptops, but with of course an undercloked CPU, then for high performance, the fan will turn on, but the plate will bring the heat everywhere. The fan must be on so long as the plate is not cool. 40 watts in such a laptop is a real pain. I seriously think that the best convinient way to limit fan noise, and heat is simply to underclock the CPU or to deal with it. I use HWMon32 to underclock the CPU when the temps are high,
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    Im just looking for method to use other wwan card than whitelisted.
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    Ok, so maybe something like that would do the trick: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/mSATA-to-SATA-SSD-Converter-Adapter-Card-2-5-inch-Case-67544/32472625049.html?ws_ab_test=searchweb0_0,searchweb201602_2_10152_10151_10065_10344_10068_10342_10343_10340_10341_10084_10083_10613_10304_10615_10307_10614_10301_10059_10314_10534_100031_10604_10103_10142,searchweb201603_2,ppcSwitch_7&algo_expid=530653cf-fdd5-46de-9635-f77bf360de68-0&algo_pvid=530653cf-fdd5-46de-9635-f77bf360de68&priceBeautifyAB=0 . But problem is with antenna cables. Are they long enough to connect them in cdrom bay? EDIT Ok, probably not.
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    I have that very same one from AliExpress. No, it does not work. It gets power for a few seconds on the +5 VDC USB lane, then shuts off completely after POSTing (no data, no current). So it seems that it is "hardware"-compatible, but disabled in BIOS like all other possible mini-PCIE devices, except for white-listed network cards. Kinda strange, considering that the very same Mini-PCIE gadget worked fine on a Acer Aspire One NAV-50 netbook (a very very very cheap machine ) So damn true, the 2570p is bit heavy... About the charger - last year about 20-30 chargers went through my hands, my impression was that Watt capacity was very tightly related to weight. That is, a charger gotta weigh at least that and that grams for 65W, that and that grams for 90W and so on.
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    I have used a 3740qm cpu for a while. The processor is fast but the cooling system is not capable of keeping normal temperatures. Thanks every one for their personal cooling system modifications, really interesting. This 3740qm keeps x33 for all 4 cores till the throttling limit of 105°C. Arctic MX-4 used. Some notes/findings: 1. Docking station covers most of the fan air out vents artea, so this is a bad design for quad processors (even for high speed dual core). 2. The use of ThrottleStop software is unavoidable. You can choose the exact multiplier that keeps the system at a safe level, e.g. x27<80°C, x25<75°C etc. x12 can be a good choice when on battery to save some power. Presets can also be used to change automatically according to temperature levels. 3. It seems that the System will try to keep the 35W power draw for the CPU, so at x33 the ThrottleStop always shows less than 37W of consumption. 4. The 65W adapter might be then OK as the system always tries to use 35W. But keep in mind that when charging the battery and using all 4 cores at maximum could drive it on its limits. battery when empty will draw about 55W for charging then decrease the consumption gradually. It could then be a safe choice to use a smaller multiplier when charging an empty battery with less than 30% capacity. 5. Some external fan/air exhaust solutions that stick at the air vents can only help cooling down only at about 1-2°C. Other more common cooling solutions have to be used with the back cover off. Then the system can retain a good opportunity to hold temperatures below 90°C at full load 6. Keep in mind to reset bios to defaults when changing the CPU !! or there might be side effects. I would like to ask your opinion on those 2 fan products I have found, there is a possibility to work on this system with the back cover on! http://www.sunon.com/uFiles/file/03_products/08-catalog%20download/Sunon%20Mighty%20Mini%20Fan_(223-W).pdf Some how those can be powered with 5V, then glued on the heatsink, then some specific holes on the metallic back cover...
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    In this thread you can post your requests for Lenovo G780. If someone wants upgrade Wi-Fi card and remove whitelist, or unlock hidden additional menus and settings in bios setup menu, then you can post your request in this thread. For prepare unlocked bios you should post your request here and then send me your file backup of bios via PM. For creating backup of bios use attached program. Extract attached archive directly on the Desktop and run the program as administrator (right click mouse). Program will create archive "results" directly on the Desktop. Send me this archive "results" via PM. https://www.sendspace.com/file/mxoavw or http://www120.zippyshare.com/v/NC9WuxRI/file.html
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    Version 1.0.0

    12 downloads

    BIOS for P65XRP only. If you like my work DONATE

    Free

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    Version 2.0

    41 downloads

    Only for Clevo P75XDMG and P77XDMG. If you like my work DONATE

    Free

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    T|I and the author are no longer associated. For support kindly contact the author directly
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    Version 1.0.0

    60 downloads

    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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    Concerning the throttles, we've been doing some digging and I want to drop this here, we've looking for the cause and this seems to resolve it, Kudos go to Infinaris over at Notebookreview for finding this and of course Swick we couldn't of got this far without ya! The throttle for whatever reason only seems to be occuring from a cold boot. I just turned my laptop on again and checked and it was throttling. Restarted the computer accessed the bios switched to igfx and rebooted and accessed the bios again immediately and reset to peg.... No throttling on reboot. From where I'm sitting it looks like toggling the gfx fixes the issue at least until you switch the machine off and then it throttles again so it looks like whatever causes the throttling is a bad setting somewhere. Might be worth seeing if someone were to shut their machine down and switch to igfx before switching off their machine. Could be possible that the toggle sets the system up to work properly but its a bug from cold boot. Regardless I've rebooted the machine several times and everytime I toggle the gfx to igfx and back to peg it gets rid of the throttling for that session. If I restart the machine there doesnt seem to be any throttling either it seems to be an issue with a cold boot off of peg at least so far as from what i can see. The question here tho is why does it throttle if booted directly on peg on cold boot but a simple gfx toggle seems to fix the issue?
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    Long live sockets and slots! Death to BGA gamer-boy notebooks and other trash technology!
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    Version 2.0.0

    329 downloads

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

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    Version 1.0.0

    205 downloads

    Alienware M17x R3 A12 unlocked BIOS with tweaks on SATA settings Files contained in this archive: AtpTimerInfo.dll Ding.wav FWUpdLcl.exe InsydeFlashx64.exe iscflashx64.dll iscflashx64.sys PAR00MEC.fd platform.ini READ ME.txt xerces-c_2_7.dll To learn more about how to use the files in this archive, please visit the thread below: Donation link In case you want to buy me a beer Thanks and cheers!

    Free

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    Version 1.0.0

    18 downloads

    Klem's_vbios_MSI_GTX770M_80.06.54.00.11_UNLOCKED 1. Unlocked Nvidia core limit +135 MHz. 2. Unlocked Power Limit. 3. Unlocked Power adjustment by software (for example with Nvidia Inspector). 4. Increased Power Limit and Power Target. 5. 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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    Version v1.1.1

    0 downloads

    Prema Mod™ vBIOS for Alienware AW15 (R1)/ 17 R2 GTX965M 2GB BGA GPU! 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! -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- (This is ONLY for AW 15 (R1)/17 R2 and are 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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    I found my way back here after I restored my bios back to stock to check something. (I was having power issues, was a bad power adapter) Read a little further thinking that I would have re-tried posting the solution, but I could not find it. Saw mention from a mod(Prema) that something bugged up in my post and it just wasn't there, never made it to the server to post. Then saw my post was edited by Prema. So I'm going to post again because I know I'll end up finding my way back here to be disappointed in myself that I never posted the solution. Realized that it was the FIRST search result in google and that 2 years later, thought I would try again to explain how to get the flash to work when you get "The version of rom file isn't newer than version of bios." That's it, I'll edit my original post too for convince if I can. Let's hope this post makes it to the forum this time.
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    If you also want Prema Mod vBIOS for other AW systems, then just dump your current vBIOS with this tool and PM me the files.
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    ... and M15x 980m and 970m, AW17 and M15x Sure, see attached files. Will only work for AW17 and M15x though. I don't know the AW18 and other device ideas by heart... nvcvi.zip
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    TERA : Rising - the best MMO
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    It is possible, provided that you know how to use a soldering iron. You will have to solder no backlight keyboard connector (24 pin) and flash the EC from P151EM and vbios from GTX675M. EDIT: the bottom case is also different DP vs eSATA
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    Agreed. I have one very nice i7-3740QM. I see throttling between x34-x35 under TS-1024 mode. Though running the XTU bench seems have far higher load. There it drops down to x32. Wondering if you would be willing to chart the VID and TDP for your i7-3840QM as shown at http://forum.techinferno.com/hp-business-class-notebooks/2537-12-5-hp-elitebook-2570p-owners-lounge-37.html#post77432 . I'd summarize it in that table making a very good buying guide for i7-quad CPUs. Your comment supporting my observations as well. The TDP limit will be silicon specific and while higher-end CPUs should be more efficient, it's not always the case. More luck of the drawer. So when limited to 45W TDP as our 2570P is the best CPUs to get are a i7-3630QM (x32 4-core), i7-3720QM (x34 4-core), i7-3740QM/i7-3820QM (x35 4-core). If have deep pockets then could get a i7-3920XM which will raise TDP to 55W. I'd guestimate that it could hold a x36 4-core multipler at that TDP. 55W would definitely need cooling mods. Agreed, Samsung SSDs are very low powered. Though what Apple have done is use a x2 2.0 Samsung pci-e SSD which bypasses the Intel SATA controller and instead uses it's own onboard one. So the 13" Macbook Air is seeing better wifi websurfing battery life compared to the X240 either because of it's different LCD, Samsung pci-e SSD or the BCM4360 (3-wire) WLAN controller. After you have reviewed your ramdisk options would you mind creating a guide? This could be another way of dropping power consumption by a noticable amount. Welcome aboard. You are in fine company if like to tinker a system to max performance Did you test power consumption of the 6205 with latest drivers from Intel's website? I found the HP supplied older (Intel) driver had noticably higher idle and load power consumption. Still, it may very well be the 6235 is a more efficient WLAN than the 6205 with the 7260 is at least as good if not better than the 6235. Though if you are in the US I'd suggest grabbing a BCM4352 instead as discussed. It may be the the reason why a 13" Macbook Air has noticably better battery life than a 7260-equipped Lenovo X240. The shims to get are the 42x42x1mm ones from ebay: 5pcs Laptop GPU CPU Heatsink Copper Shim 42mmx42mmx1 0mm | eBay .Jacobsson advises that two can be sandwiched between the heatsink and CPU and still have the heatsink screws be able to reach and the screwmounts. This will lower load temps on both dual and quad core CPUs. Quad cores benefitting by being able to stay under thermals limits as well as being able to hold TDP-limited turbo boost, which is also affected by temps, for a longer duration. Next would be a quad-core CPU, NVidia eGPU, RAID-0 SSD storage, battery life savings tweak. All documented on the first page, when applied they morph a 2570P into an ultraportable beast of a desktop-replacement machine. Still waiting for mine to arrive. I have a 25x25x1mm in there which allows my i7-3740QM to provide a x35 multiplier under TS-1024M load for what is at least 20s. Prior to adding the shim it would run x35 for a split second then throttle down to x34. So the shim decrease the temp spike under full load and provide additional heat soaking ability. I don't as yet have a chart showing by how much.
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    Hello everyone, After reading the hole thread (took me 2 days) I'm sure that this is the right place for me as I'm as techy as you are ;-) since a few days I'm a proud owner of a 2570p, Atm it's a redundancy for my 9470m, which has more advantages for me (higher resolution display, msata SSD, core i7 (even if it's an U mobile), WWAN, WLAN AC), but I already did some testing of what is possible with my new machine. the 2570p is set up with an Intel 520 SSD, 16 GB of RAM and an Intel Centrino 6235 WiFi card. The WiFi card comes from my 9470m, which has an Intel 7260 AC right now. I put it into the 2570p to test if there are any differences in power consumption and I was right. When you swap the stock 6205 against the 6235 you'll save 0,5W in idle and under "load" (surfing and downloading some files) the difference goes up to a maximum of 1W. I also tried the 7260 AC from my 9470m and it works too, but there was no better result in battery time. Also the HP un2430 EV-DO/HSPA card is working, but I was expecting this. Have to investigate which BIOS version I have, that was something which wasn't neccecary for me at first. Next steps I want to change on the machine: - Order an Intel 7260 AC card, just because it's AC and will give me some advances in the future - I have some heavy copper coolers which originally belong to some HP server blades, I will try to modify and apply them on the 2570P heatsink - Modify the Heatsink, I have ordered a second one from ebay. I will try to grind as much aluminum as possible from the cooler and want to apply cooper instead. This would deliver a better cooling I think - apply a cooper shim below the heatsink, I think about a 40mmX40mmX1,0mm piece. That's in my head for now, any suggestions what I could do next?
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    Hello everyone, After about 100 hours, extensive fine tuning, benchmarking, re-testing, system crashes (and a possible re-installation of Windows 7), I have finally made a guide that can offer much assistance to overclocking/overvolting as well as reproducible results. Free File Sharing Made Simple - MediaFire That is the folder I saved the document in. There may be more revisions to come. Maybe even another laptop, will see if any of the students in this campus has an Alienware Here is the latest revision, stored in this site: Alienware Overclocking Guide [rev 2].pdf Note: This guide can be used on any laptop given there is the unlocked BIOS for it, the procedures will be the same, the numbers will not. Might want to ask svl7 if you are not overclocking an m14x Raymosrunerx PS: To make life a lot easier, please download the latest revision, I already saw some major errors and pointers I left out in the first revision. I was too eager to post this.
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    Voltage mod for the Nvidia GT 555m of the M14x This is an Alienware M14x BIOS containing a modified VBIOS which has a slightly increased GPU core voltage at 3d clocks. The increased voltage will allow you to overclock the GPU core a bit more. So far people got it up to 850MHz, but each chip is different. The system will draw a bit more power and run warmer than before. If you want to see some results, -voltage-increase-nvidia-gt-555m-8.html#post12013"]P1900 and -voltage-increase-nvidia-gt-555m-8.html#post12027"]even more is possible in 3dMark11, thanks to this mod. Since the VBIOS of this system is part of the BIOS, modifying it isn't as easy as playing with a vbios of a dedicated GPU. I had find and extract the VBIOS file from the BIOS. Since I don't have a lot of practice with modifying Nvidia bios files I needed some help there, so thanks to Saltius from MVKtech for identifying the voltage strings and modifying the VBIOS. Also thanks @n3ocort3x for starting this project and @Ninjahunter for testing it, and thanks to everyone else involved! INSTRUCTIONS: Attached is the repacked BIOS which contains the modified VBIOS. Extract it and simply execute InsydeFlash.exe and it the flashing procedure will start. Remember to close all applications in the background before doing this and make sure your system doesn't accidentally shutdown during the process. After flashing, I highly recommend going to the BIOS, load the default settings, apply and reboot. This will cause the system to reinitialize the hardware and can save you from some issues in certain cases. As already mentioned, overvolting always comes with raised temperatures. Make sure your system can handle the additional amount of heat. Check the airflow, a dust-free system is important and reapplying the thermal paste can lower your temperature by several degrees.And keep in mind that this only changes the core voltage of the GPU, not the memory voltage. So this will only affect the maximum overclock on the core. Update: Repacked the unlocked BIOS A03 with the modified VBIOS, check the attachements. Update 2: Repacked BIOS A05 with the modded VBIOS. Update 3: Repacked the unlocked BIOS A05 with the modded VBIOS. Update 4: Repacked BIOS A07 & A08 with the modded VBIOS, attached below. Update 5: Unlocked A07 & A08 with modded VBIOS added. Update 6: New version of A08 uploaded, volt mod now works for GF116 as well. Users with the newer 555m revision (GF116 - check GPU-Z) seem to have issues with the original mod. So please use the updated A08 version attached at the end of the post ("GF116 fix"). It will also work for GF106 systems. I will upload a fix for the unlocked version of A08 as well, as soon as I get around to do so. UPDATE: Two new versions of A08 added which bring back the SATA behavior of A05, so GF116 users can enjoy more SATA speed as well. Or for all GF106 users which want to use the latest BIOS but keep the SATA behavior from A05. Standard and unlocked versions added. *************** If you like these BIOS releases, please consider a donation to Tech|Inferno. *************** _____________________________ #As always with such mods: You are responsible for all the changes at your system and do this at your own risk _____________________________ M14x A01 voltmod flash package.zip M14x unlocked A03 with GT555m volt mod.zip M14x A05 incl VBIOS volt mod.zip M14x unlocked A05 incl VBIOS volt mod.zip M14x [unlocked] A08 with voltmod.zip M14x A07 - voltmod.zip M14x A08 - voltmod.zip M14x A08 - voltmod - GF116 fix.zip M14xR1_A08_voltmod_incl_GF116_support_&_SATA_fix.zip M14xR1_A08_[unlocked]_voltmod_incl_GF116_&_SATA_fix.zip
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