Alienware 18 BIOS A12 Findings & Fixes

Discussion in 'Alienware 18 and M18x' started by Ultra Male, Sep 26, 2015.

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  1. thegh0sts

    thegh0sts Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    is the dell vbios an improvement and would there be a modded version of it? i am quite fine with it how it is really.
     
  2. Prema

    Prema Your Freedom, Your Choice

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    It throttles like there is no tomorrow on anything but AW 18 (with new system BIOS).

    The only benefit is that they made a slave version so that the secondary GPU FAN now works and no longer requires manual fan control (without that it was overheating).
    Only for that reason we will publish an AW 18 specific vBIOS Mod based on it, which Scanner and a few others are testing atm...

    But no worries I'll ping you soon for a @Nikos like "beta mod test" to get your system unleashed, too. :)
     
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  3. Raidriar

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    Have you examined a12 and a10 to spot any changes in the boot section?
     
  4. thegh0sts

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    so i may as well stick with the unlocked clevo vbios that's already been available for a while now.
     
  5. Prema

    Prema Your Freedom, Your Choice

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    Nope
     
  6. Raidriar

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    I will my hand at it to find what may have changed.
     
  7. thegh0sts

    thegh0sts Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    even if you find out what the changes are the bios needs to be signed anyway and we don't have the signing tools.
     
  8. Raidriar

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    M18x R2 and M17x R4 do not need a signed BIOS. We have the PRR circumvention tool.
     
  9. thegh0sts

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    the newer models need a signed bios....grrr..alienware!
     
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    yeah!!! hehehe
     
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