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  1. Would it be possible to flash the GX60-3AE (Hitman Edition) BIOS onto the GX60-1AC? When using the AFUDOS utility to flash the BIOS on the GX60-1AC, I get the following error: +---------------------------------------------------------------------------+ | AMI Firmware Update Utility v3.04.01 | | Copyright ©2012 American Megatrends Inc. All Rights Reserved. | +---------------------------------------------------------------------------+ Reading flash ............... done - FFS checksums ......... ok 4 - Error: ROM file ROMID is not compatible with existing BIOS ROMID. According to the AFUDOS /? command, I could bypass the ROMID check by specifying the /X option. However, before attempting this, I would like to know if this will brick the system and whether the 3AE BIOS will work on the 1AC?
  2. I have a solution for Windows 7 users experiencing an odd brightness/color issue that happens when you are on battery power. Note: This fix only applies to Windows 7 users, I don't think it is the same issue as what is being experienced by Windows 8 users. So here is the fix: 1. Right-click on your Desktop and select Graphics Properties. You should then be looking at the AMD VISION Engine Control Center. 2. Click on the Preferences button on the top right corner and select Advanced View. You should now see more categories under the Search field. 3. Click on the Power category and then select PowerPlay™. You should now see all the PowerPlay options to the right of the category view. 4. Either uncheck Enable Vari-Bright™ or set the Vari-Bright setting to Maximize Quality. 5. Click the Apply button at the bottom right corner. Give your display at least 5 seconds to adjust to this setting. To test whether this setting works, unplug from the power outlet and run from battery to see if your display brightness and color is the same as when you were connected to the power outlet. If you find your display colors are washed out or seem too bright (regardless of whether you are connected to the power outlet or on battery), you can tweak your color settings here: 1. Go back to the AMD VISION Engine Control Center and select My Built-in Displays from the category view. 2. Then select Display Color (Built-in Display). The options to tweak the colors should now be available on the right. Make sure to click Apply to make the changes effective. 3. You can try tweaking the Contrast and Brightness settings to adjust issues you may be having with the colors or brightness. Hope the above helps. Enjoy, -Ad
  3. This is just a follow up to my own post that may be useful to someone else. I managed to purchase a Killer Wireless-N 1202 (Part No: CTJ7G) from Dell and replaced the AzureWave WB225 that came with the GX60. The AzureWave card that came with the GX60 does not support 5GHz A/N WiFi frequencies and could only use the 2.4 GHz frequencies on my dual-band router. I wanted a dual-band WiFi card to avoid interference from the many 2.4GHz routers near my apartment by using the 5GHz band and when I am out with the commonly available 2.4GHz routers out there. While the card is from Dell, it works perfectly with the stock drivers from Killer themselves. I would recommend using the stock drivers as they are the latest and have the best compatibility with most routers. The WiFi and BT Fn keys work fine with this card as well. The S-Bar utility works with it too. No hacks required to get all of these features to work. Before installing the new Killer card, I downloaded the Windows drivers from KillerGaming and I uninstalled all drivers related to the AzureWave, even including the Bluetooth drivers. Based on a tip from Meaker, I found the AzureWave card under the power button panel (the one above the keyboard with the speaker holes on it). When removing the panel, be extra careful not to use too much force. The ribbon cable under it might snap. To remove the panel, remove the cooling fan and push the plastic clips underneath it out. You can also remove the DVD drive to unveil a clip for the other end of the panel to push out. This will make it easier to snap it off without damaging it or the ribbon cable. You should then see two antenna connected to a tiny mPCIe module that was covered by the power button panel. To remove the module, unplug the antenna cables and unscrew the single screw holding the module down. Once you remove the screw, the module should pop-up and you can replace it with another compatible one without any force. Insert the replacement module and screw it down before plugging in the antennas. Make sure to plug the antennas in the same position as the original card or your WiFi just won't work. The Killer card I used had specific markings on where the black and grey antenna plugs should go. If your replacement module has this information, please follow that instead. Once you've done putting everything back together, you should be able to boot up your system and log into Windows and install the drivers you've downloaded earlier. After you reboot your system, you should be able to see all WiFi access points after logging into Windows. That is all there is to it. However, if you run into issues, you may want to take your laptop over to a friend and try connecting to their WiFi to isolate whether your card is faulty or incompatible with your WiFi router. For example, I could not connect to my Asus RT-N66U but it worked fine with my Apple Time Capsule and a Nokia N9 HotSpot. After setting the WiFi radio region codes on my Asus router, it worked flawlessly. I have not tried this with any other WiFi card. However, based on information from Meaker, the ones based on Atheros chipsets should work fine. The Killer 1202 card I installed uses Atheros chips for both WiFi and BT.
  4. If I were to replace the WLAN card, would the Fn toggle for WiFi and BT still work? Any recommendation which ABGN card that is compatible? I had a Lenovo Ideapad Y series before and had to buy a specific WLAN card from Lenovo due to a BIOS whitelist for WLAN cards. From what I've read, MSI does not do this, but users may have problems like the WiFi and BT toggle not working.
  5. Is there some kind of guide on where all the internal slots and compartments are for the GT60? Been looking high and low for my GX60 but could not find any. Something like the hardware maintenance manuals that Lenovo provides would be great.
  6. Is the WLAN card on the GX60 replaceable? If so, are there any good ABGN cards that will work with the WiFi button on the GX60? I opened up the bottom case of the GX60 but could not find any mPCI WiFi card in it. Any idea where could it be? I would like to avoid stripping apart the laptop and mess it up.
  7. I have one more question, is the unlocked GX60 BIOS compatible with systems using the E16FKAMS.508 BIOS? Is there a way for me to downgrade to the 305 BIOS provided in this unlock thread? Thanks!
  8. Could the unlocked GX60 BIOS here be used with AHCI mode or is it RAID mode only? I am pretty new to BIOS unlocks, sorry if it seems like a dumb question.
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