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

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  1. Mr. Fox

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    Yes. That is logical as well. At least circumstantially. What is irrational is having a sense of security or comfort because that could all completely vaporize tomorrow.

    The real issue with security is human beings. The cyber criminals that create insecurity need to be hunted and pursued aggressively. When they are found they should be dealt with in an extremely harsh, brutal and merciless manner.
     
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    Is something on your system messed up or broken? If not, please pay no regard to the availability of firmware updates. Their potential to end poorly is generally far greater than the hypothetical benefits, whether they are real or imagined. Updating firmware has never posed a greater risk than it does today. Doing so is a great way to render a usable system broken and malfunctioning, including but not limited to the loss of any ability to maintain control of temperatures by undervolting. They almost never do anything to improve performance, and frequently do exactly the opposite. Just don't do it. Only fools rush in and jump on firmware updates just because they are new. You can thank me later.
     
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    Add Asus ROG Strix Scar III to the list as well (both G531GV and G531GW). Asus has issued a BIOS update (version 307) after which undervolting is no longer possible. Those about to update may please refrain from flashing this version. In case anyone has updated already, downgrade is still possible through WinFlash nodate workaround.
     
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    Same goes to Windows Updates, since the fix by Papusan..i haven't updated windows in 3 weeks

    - Didn't experience one problem since, no forced bios micrcoding no irregular fan speeds...life has been a breeze

    Thanks to everyone who helped..i was so close to ditching my genuine windows home copy in favor of a pirated windows pro just to disable the mess that is called "essential updates"
     
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    Also, another thing about the BIOS update 307 on the Scar is that, it gets pushed through Windows Update even though the official website has no mention of 307 bios - the website shows 306 as the latest one, which means they haven't updated the same on their website yet.

     
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  7. Papusan

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    Thanks. +reps Asus ROG Strix Scar III (both G531GV and G531GW) added into the list of shame!

    Added also Dell Latitude E7470 on the same disgusting list.

    Preview from OP post...
    1) All G Series Gaming Laptops from Dell
    2) Microsoft Surface Pro 7
    3) HP Elitebook 840 G6
    4) Acer Predator Helios 300
    5) HP Probook 440 G5
    6) Dell XPS 15 7590
    7) Dell Alienware m15
    8) Dell Alienware m17
    9) Dell XPS 15 9570
    10) Asus GX502
    11) Asus GU502
    12) ASUS GL704GW
    13) Dell Precision 7540
    14) Dell Precision 7740
    15) Dell Inspiron 15 7577
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    21) Asus ROG Strix Scar III (both G531GV and G531GW)
    Vey nice see some happy brothers:)
     
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  8. Papusan

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    Hi brother. Could you re-tweet Umar to get an update? No reply back isn't good service (over two months since this question). Maybe he is too busy or know the same will come for 10th gen models.

    His customers ain't happy.

    Why did dell disable undervolting on certain m15 r1 laptops with bios updates?
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    Why did dell disable undervolting on certain m15 r1 laptops with bios updates?
     
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    Add Dell Latitude 7490 to the list.
    I did get around it by resetting to factory defaults in the BIOS and undervolting works again with latest BIOS.
     
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    Thanks. +reps Dell Latitude 7490 added into the list of shame!

    Preview from the spoiler...
    1) All G Series Gaming Laptops from Dell
    2) Microsoft Surface Pro 7
    3) HP Elitebook 840 G6
    4) Acer Predator Helios 300
    5) HP Probook 440 G5
    6) Dell XPS 15 7590
    7) Dell Alienware m15
    8) Dell Alienware m17
    9) Dell XPS 15 9570
    10) Asus GX502
    11) Asus GU502
    12) ASUS GL704GW
    13) Dell Precision 7540
    14) Dell Precision 7740
    15) Dell Inspiron 15 7577
    16) HP Zbook 15 G6
    17) HP ZBook 17 G5
    18) Surface Laptop 3
    19) Hp pavilion 15-cx0056wm gaming laptop
    20) Dell Latitude E7470
    21) Asus ROG Strix Scar III (both G531GV and G531GW)
    22) Dell Latitude 7490
     
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