Acer Laptop with Phoenix BIOS: BIOS MOD Request

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  1. tyson133

    tyson133 Newbie

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    kizwan Lord Pringles

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    I'll try look into this but the modified BIOS image already gone through a thorough modification process (please refer to post #213 & the rest conversations between me & ZakMcRofl).
     
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    granyte ATI+AMD -> DAAMIT

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    here is the original bios
    M17 zfactor BIOS

    it has adrealy been modified by an other user

    for some performance and to pach a hardware problem with the specific laptop how ever the said person deaseapered befor we could request more

    so basicly the bios menu is a joke (just like every other bios for this lapto) we barely have any option to set anything so unhiding any menu you can would be very apreciated more specificaly EIST (for IDA) and VT (if a fsb speed menu is possible that would blow my mind)

    if possible could you give a look a the DSDT cause curently we have no conntrol over the fan speed not even a way to monitor the fans speed i'm not hoping to much on that side but if possible would be greatly apreciated

    and BONUS if you wishe have time to lose or whate ver as this is an alienware machine having the intel logo on boot sorta break it if it could be replaced i would very much enjoy

    tell me what can be done and if you need any kind of aditional data
     
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    kizwan Lord Pringles

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    The "advanced" menu is grouped, so it will make things much easier. As for the EIST, I'm afraid there is no option to turned it OFF or ON. I did found "EIST" word in the BIOS image but not for enabling or disabling it. So, let see what it can do.

    For the DSDT + FAN request is not supported since it involved programming. I'll try look into it but I don't think it can be manually controlled since clearly it is hardware-controlled where the FAN speed changes according to temperature. I haven't found any (modern) notebook computer which have FAN can be manually controlled. Since you can't monitor the FAN speed, I doubt there is an entry for the FAN device(s) in DSDT. However, I'll try look into this.

    As for the splash screen or boot image, I'll try look around if anybody already create a boot image for alienware (alienware logo maybe) because it will be easy for me to integrated it to the modified BIOS image. I already tried to design 16bit bitmap image myself before & the result is really ugly since I'm not a designer.

    I'll post here the modified BIOS image when it ready. For the mean time, please make sure your notebook can recover corrupted BIOS with CRISIS disk.
     
  5. granyte

    granyte ATI+AMD -> DAAMIT

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    i can provide you with a 16 bit bitmap image for boot logo just tell me what dimensions

    for the dsdt well not controling don,t maters them as it would be a pain to do but no one can monitor them except the intel XTU but if the XTU can it definitly is possible how ever the XTU cause stability issue of doom on this system so if the dsdt can at least tell something about it i'd be good with it even if it's just sharing what you learn by looking in the DSDT i'd be happy
    (the one who edited this bios befor told us he could give us software control over the fans but that it would require him to re write the whole coling handeling block and that he realy was not into this but he never mentioned monitoring them)

    own and btw if you can set the CPU core voltage to 1.1625 in this version it's set to 1.2 and require those of us who don,t have a QX to instal the XTU to set it back to 1.1625 but then the XTU screw our window install that one is really last priority i can install a ummy window to take care of this if you prefer not mess with these kind of things


    thanks again for your time
    (if we atempt a crisis recovery a failed atempt will just end on our window desktop right?)
     
  6. kizwan

    kizwan Lord Pringles

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    1024x768 should be fine.
    I don't have experienced on this but normally people change this in DSDT. I don't know whether zfactor follow this method or not. We will see.
    Make sure you put the original BIOS image in the CRISIS disk, not the modified one. This way you can determine whether the CRISIS disk is working or not. If it is working your notebook should boot with original BIOS (I assume currently you're using zfactor's BIOS). As far as I know, CRISIS disk is safe but I can't guarantee it. If it work, normally computer will either auto-reboot or auto-shutdown. Normally the recovery process take less than 15 minutes. So, if it doesn't auto-reboot or auto-shutdown after 15 minutes, you can assume it doesn't work & you can try with other media, e.g. floppy disk, USB flash drive or SD card. The hot key while plugging the power cord can be either Fn+Esc, Fn+B, Win+B, Fn+F or CTRL. So, make sure try every hot key.
     
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    granyte ATI+AMD -> DAAMIT

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    well the original bios aka alienware's one comes with a self contained installer and such so i can't flash back to it how ever flashing back to stock would make my raid setting deseapear and set the voltage back up to 1.2 so i'll be able to tell quite esealy just by the sound of window stutering

    unless the settings remain the same during a flash i can say that flashing my bios sofar was was not sucessful but i when ever i'm fressing the fn key the usb flashe befor the bios load which does not hapen normaly also pressing FN+esc makes the keyboard go red wich only hapens to tell me an error hapened befor shutdown or during previous boot
     
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    Never mind i flahed wit the bios that you pointed me to in the other thread, it boots fine, but no extra menus, so maybe the rest of the hardware doesn't support vt.
     
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    kizwan Lord Pringles

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    This is modified BIOS image for Sony Vaio VGN-C2Z. It is based on BIOS ver R0080J4.
    Vaio VGN-C2Z R0080J4 VT MOD.rar
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    I check your notebook specification. Based on the specification, your notebook have Intel® Core™ 2 Duo T5500 processor which don't have Virtualization feature.

    By tracing the BIOS image, I found out that VT REGISTRY with BIOS R0080J4 is 0318 (change 0000 to 0001). Please make sure your notebook can recover corrupted BIOS with CRISIS disk before flashing BIOS with this modified BIOS image. I will not responsible for any problem. Good luck. :)
     
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    kizwan Lord Pringles

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    UPDATE (older version): Modified BIOS ver1.15 R1
    UPDATE (older version): Modified BIOS ver1.15 R2

    This is the 3rd version of modified BIOS image for Acer Aspire 8920G. It is based on BIOS ver 1.16.
    - SLIC 2.1
    - Virtualization
    - RAID
    AS8920G BIOS 1.16 SLIC2.1 VT MOD.rar
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    Please make sure your notebook can recover corrupted BIOS with CRISIS disk before flashing BIOS with this modified BIOS image. I will not responsible for any problem. Good luck. :)
     
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