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Hello, I am looking to prolong the life of my Clevo P170SM-A by installing a 10 series Nvidia graphics card. I have been running a stock Clevo bios but now looking to use an unlocked bios to provide access to the overclocking features etc. I am looking for either the prema mod bios for this laptop, or another recommended bios mod. ( I have only heard about the Prema bios mods) Can anyone help?
Greetings from Germany. My name is Thomas and at first I want to thank Prema for his great work. Using your BIOS' is so simple that I wonder how I (working in IT btw) managed to brick my P370SM. Once upon a time it all began by using Prema BIOS v1 @P370SM. A GTX 980M was incoming so I updated to V2. There were two problems since using V1: The EC2 update progress did not start AND the notebook did not went of after shutdown (i had to press the power button every time). At this point I did not yet know that I have a so called development board without EC2. In the comment section I read about similar problems and Prema posted an alternative version. I updated BIOS again and after EC2 update still not working I turned the device off (like always) and also left the device at least a minute without power cord. I guess that at this point i killed my lovely machine. So i pressed the power button but nothing great happended. The power LED and the keyboard backlight is on. The BD drive seems to look for a disk. The screen stays black and the CPU and GPU1 fan start after a minute (GPU2 fan is disconnected). By pressing FN+1 the fans move at full speed. Pressing num lock or caps lock do not activate the corresponding LEDs. The following steps I tried to bring the machine back to live. #1) Downgrading to GTX 680M (yes, I used GTX 680M SLI in P370SM, not 780M an not P370EM). #2) Disconnecting power cord, battery and CMOS battery for 5 minutes, connecting CMOS battery, battery and power cord and then starting again #3) Doing #2 but waiting for one night instead of only 5 minutes #4) Doing #2 and #3 but starting with disconnected CMOS battery #5) Doing #2, #3 and #4 with a) mSATA SSD, two HDDs and 4 RAM stick no mSATA SSD, no HDD an only one RAM stick c) no mSATA SSD, no HDD an no RAM stick #6) Trying to recovery BIOS first with stock BIOS from premamod.com and later with Prema BIOS V2 - both renamed to P370SM.rom a) on 16GB USB 2.0 flash drive and 64GB USB 3.0 flash drive connected to USB 2.0 eSATA combo port and all the USB 3.0 ports, first formatted with FAT32 an only ROM-file, then as bootable FreeDOS FAT32 and ROM-file added. Each time after doint steps #3 and #5 burned at a DVD and inserted into the BD drive. Each time after doing steps #3, #5 I pressed FN+B and holding it down while pressing the power button and still holding down FN+B for additional 20 seconds. I also tried FN+R, Win+B and Win+R. The USB 2.0 flash drive has a red LED as read/write indicator but the LED does not flash at any recovery attempt So I do not know what additional things I can do. I finally have one question: Did I brick my BIOS and/or EC? If yes: I guess I need a new mainboard because i saw that the BIOS chip is soldered in literally dozends of junctions so that installing a new BIOS chip will be a quite difficult task. Thanks in advance for your suggestions.