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Swick1981

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  1. Version A05-v2.1

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    Hey Everyone, I am attaching a COUPLE of BIOS's to be flashed on the m18xR1 - This one is based off of SVL7's unlocked bios. I've updated SEVERAL items on it. **WARNING: PLEASE NOTE THAT YOUR INTEL ME(Intel Management Engine) MUST BE THE ORIGINAL. If' you've updated, please make sure you downgrade back to stock Intel ME! Bios Updates: 1) UNLOCKED BIOS 2) Intel RST v13.5.0 (Understand that this MIGHT NOT work with RAID. It should, but some people had trouble - you can downgrade to the v12 that I've poasted it you have any trouble!) 3) CPU Micro Code has been updated 4) NIC Firmware 5) Video Bios (On-Board) 6) M.2 Support (Through an adapter - but adapter will be recognized) 7) there are SEVERAL other updates but I just can't remember them all, lOl! (Sorry) Version A05-v2.0 is probably better as it is the most stable. I'd SERIOUSLY suggest using that version. IF you want to use this, just understand it MIGHT cause you trouble with RAID... (It worked for some, and didn't work for others) Enjoy!!! Swick (On a side note - if ANYONE is willing, I MIGHT know how to get legacy to work on 800m+ video cards. But I need GOOD testers that know how to recovery flash and POTENTIALLY use SPI programmers in case of bad flash)! PM me if interested)

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  2. Version A05-v2.0

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    So, here is another version of the m18xR1 bios for your enjoyment. Bios Version: A05 Update Version: 2.0 **WARNING: PLEASE NOTE THAT YOUR INTEL ME(Intel Management Engine) MUST BE THE ORIGINAL. If' you've updated, please make sure you downgrade back to stock Intel ME! ** I've updated the following: Unlocked A05 (slv7's unlocked version) iRST 12.9.0, Atheros LAN ROM 2.0.6.6 vbios 2171 (latest) Microcode Updated M.2 support (with adapter needed) And more... (But these are all I can remember) This version RST will work with RAID, TRIM for RAID, etc... *** This is the MOST STABLE VERSION! *** If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask! (On a side note - if ANYONE is willing, I MIGHT know how to get legacy to work on 800m+ video cards. But I need GOOD testers that know how to recovery flash and POTENTIALLY use SPI programmers in case of bad flash)! PM me if interested!

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  3. It's not "UEFI", exactly, that the m18xR1 has. It's more like a UEFI Wrapper... The R1 bios is VERY screwy / different, sadly, with the wrapper. I tried so many different ways to get the R1 to work with legacy with a 900+ series GPU, but to no avail. I was, finally, able to get the R2 to support it... HOWEVER, if someone has the m18xR1 and is willing to try a flash (that MAY go badly), let me know. I have ONE idea left that I was too afraid to try, but my research shows it COULD work... Let me know...
  4. Hey All, Unfortunately, I worked with a member on the R1 but it is not compatible. The R1 bios is technically not UEFI if I remember correctly (It's been OVER a year since we worked on it). As such, I did take SLV7's unlocked bios and update to the latest supported by the M18xR1, but I was unable to get the 980m to work. Again, it's been a REALLY long time since I worked on it, but I didn't really have ANY success, sadly! I mean, I still do have a couple of idea's, actually, but they are VERY unlikely to work... (sorry to be the bad news messenger!) HOWEVER.... I am going to post the m18xR1 updated BIOS's that I did. I've update the Intel RST (to multiple versions, you can choose) from v11 - 13 Updated CPU microcode Updated On Board Video Bios & Settings... (Evil Grin) Updated LAN Bios These are just to name a FEW updates. I hope you enjoy as I'm posting them on the site within the next day! Swick
  5. Thanks for the A11 unlocked BIOS my 980m is up and running. I have a problem now with programs not recognizing what system I have.

    My rig is M18xR2, Windows 7 ultimate, 24 Gigs of ram, GTX980m,

     

    So fare

    1 Command Center will not install

    2 Nvidia web site will not detect what version of drivers I have, keeps asking me to update my java (I have updated it restarted and the same message)

    3 Dell will not recognize what system I have to update drivers or do diagnostics

    4 Skanect will not recognize the video card  (this is for 3d scanning)  

     

    thank you

    cc.JPG

  6. @haXBOXpro I'm glad Everything is working out for you. I'm still trying to see if I can tweak the bios a little more since there are enhancements I can add to the SATA Controller for ppl running in AHCI (Instead of raid) cause there are a lot of tweaks that'll help with performance. However, I'm working on the m17xR4 at the moment to see if I can get them legacy support, too. - PLUS, all the updates that the m18R2 bios has as well. But, I will, at some point, come back to the R2 - since it's the main machine laptop I use, I WILL get back to it, that's for sure. ANY speed increases are obviously something I want. heh Thanks again for the kind words! I hope to get MORE of the alienware systems that are UEFI the support, too, soon! Thanks, Swick
  7. @Brian Okay, thanks... I figure you know me well enough that I do NOT want to break any ToS, or create any problems, heh! Thanks for the quick response! Appreciate it. In that case, I have a MOD with MULTIPLE version of intel RST for the m18xR1. I'll add the mod to the downloads. It updates ALL modules to the latest that they support, etc... and a fe other tweaks, too! Thanks again for the quick response! Excited to add more mods to your downloads!
  8. @Brian Hey Brian, got a question for you... I have a bios mod for the m18xR1. It has ALL the modules updated that can be and some tweaks to other modules, too... HOWEVER, there have been some people (testers) that have reported NO problems with the mod, and other that report the RAID array has an issue with the updated intel RST Raid to 12.9.0.2006. As such, I have 2 different version of the mod I put out. But, can I put the mod for the R1 that MAY have an issue with RAID modules on the downloads site, and warn ppl that it works for some but not others and there is NO reason as to why... Let me know what you think...
  9. Hey Again, I am so sorry about not being around. I thought I was better, and I was... kinda. But then the pneumonia got me, big time. Anyway, I'm back now, finally. For sure this time. @Brian for the kind words and EVERYONE else!, too! Also, looks like the pneumonia didn't kill me, either... So, sounds like I'll be here a little while longer. Sucks for all of you! lol
  10. Hey Everyone, I'm so sorry for being away for so long. I got sick, was out of the country, and couldn't get back in. Had to wait for infection to go away. Then came back, and picked up Pneumonia, laryngitis, fever, etc... LOTS of fun, eh? Guess I won the bad luck lottery, heh! Anyway, I'm back now, FINALLY! I apologize for being away and will reply to everyone ASAP! Thanks, Swick
  11. Gabeo, You have not provided me with the error details. Please provide this information then someone may be able to help you! Swick
  12. Hey everyone, I was hoping I could ask for a little help. For some unknown reason my system all of a sudden when I turn it on will power on for a couple seconds the fans will go on and then they turn off. The lights are on but the monitor screen is blank and I can't do anything. I've tried the blind flash recovery method and for whatever reason my system will not accept it. In fact comma I try to do the blind Flash and there are no beeps at all. And I've kept it plugged in for an extended period of time with no luck at all. I have not flashed any new firmware at all and it's been working just sign and I have not changed anything. I am going to try the clear CMOS method but I doubt that will work as well. Again I have not changed any settings so I don't know what's going on. I could really use some help. Thank you
  13. Hey Everyone, I'm looking for some testers to see if we can get LEGACY SUPPORT for the m17xR4. Furthermore, I've also done MANY updates on this bios, too... I updated RAID (EFI & LEGACY) to v12.9.0.2006 (This may need to be downgraded as the chipset you have may NOT support this raid version, but this is the latest version that will work IF youre running RAID. It also supports TRIM in RAID0. If you are not running raid, I can update to v13 if you want, but we need to test one at a time!) Updated GOP Drivers & GOP Policy Updated vbios from 2098 to 2171 Updated Microcode for all cpu's Added M.2 Support Added NvMe support Updated Atheros Lan Firmware & PXE Boot Firmware Updated To Possibly Give Legacy Support, BUT....... I NEED TESTERS!!! Please contact me if you want to try. Understand, HOWEVER, that am NOT responsible for ANYTHING that happens to your system if it goes wrong. (Just a SMALL disclaimer, heh) Thanks, Swick
  14. Thanks Infini, I appreciate the kind words AND the beer. Means a lot! goto: premamod.com You'll see on his site he has the METool and it will update your system to v8.1.64 or 65 or soemthing like that. STILL can't remember, lol! anyway, that'll update your ME Firmware without any trouble! I didn't even know prema put out a tool, as I've always been updating my ME (when I've had the "YOU KNOW WHAT") to do it, via intel's fwupd windows or dos program with the updated firmware bin from intel. Prema makes it a little easier! Download the Intel v8 for windows, and extract, and then run the tool. You'll be SET! ENJOY!!! Thanks again for the donation...
  15. Theanks Brother @Mr. Fox It's thanks to you that I even started this!!!! You deserve SOME credit, too! Just like @Raidriar (NBR) for testing! Anyway... I hope you are excited about hacking your AW18... I can confirm that it IS possible! hehe Call when you can and lets change some settings that we dont have access to! heh Swick