BLACK LIST. Adjustable voltage control/turbo ratio limits are locked out due latest Win Update/Bios

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  1. maffle

    maffle Notebook Evangelist

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    @clarity17 what Dell laptop do you have, maybe it is too old or hasnt the option for it. G series and XPS have the option for it. What do you mean which bios option F2 or F12... you first enter bios first. And then load defaults and chose factory.
     
  2. Papusan

    Papusan Jokebook's Sucks! Dont waste your $$$ on FILTHY

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    Dell AW m15
     
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  3. clarity17

    clarity17 Notebook Enthusiast

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    it's from 2019, alienware m17 8750h

    After some serious digging, in the boot menu, i found it

    Restore device to factory setting, is part of alienware support assist recovery, and that basically wipes the laptop clean to it's stage 0 state, or atleast thats what i understood.

    Is this the setting that is suggested?

    Damn these forced windows/intel bios microcoded updates, and Dell seriously wtf?
     
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  4. maffle

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    No, I was speaking about the bios factory settings, not laptop factory recovery... for Dell it is:

    F12

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    BIOS.

    If the Alienware bios doesnt have this option, well... you need to downgrade the bios then, and this trick doesnt work for Alienware laptops.

    Edit: Seems the Alienware bios dont have this option:

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  7. clarity17

    clarity17 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Yes and alienware m17 to the shame list, what an unfortunate turn of events

    I'm down to my last dice throw, Factory state reset from the image stored in Alienware bootup menu, and hope that the image would send me below the 2.0.4 Bios i'm currently unable to downgrade from manually and perhaps land at the same bios version that came with the laptop when undervolting worked, if that fails.. it would be a tough pill to swallow

    And certainly the last experience with "gaming" laptops
     
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    etern4l Notebook Virtuoso

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    What's wrong UV now exactly?
     
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    Plundervolt:
    https://plundervolt.com/

    Allows to extract secret data from the SGX "secure" enclave by playing with voltages, so Intel response to fix it was to just nuke undervolting all together via micro-code updates and Dell is being extra dumb with forcing BIOS updates and locking bios downgrading.
     
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    clarity17 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Yes undervolt does not work, i tried every method under the sun, even the above with throttle stop, there is no need to deny reality further, Dell really messed up on this one, and there not is way to undervolt under the recent Bios updates, and the laptop won't allow me to downgrade below that bios version..so i'm just left with the factory reset option to see if that will change anything.

    I'm not talking about the factory reset bios settings, cause that option doesn't exist in this laptop, so erasing the laptop through the secret boot menu and reseting to factory state through the backed up image, is my last resort, i'm just too lazy to do it now, even though my laptop is cooking and i'm unable to play any game within one month of buying the damn laptop
     
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