Clevo BIOS Thread

Discussion in 'Sager and Clevo' started by Blacky, Sep 11, 2009.

  1. Blacky

    Blacky Notebook Prophet

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    I think he was. I can confirm 100% that the P170EM can boot in UEFI mode.
    The oldest Clevo laptop that I know to be able to boot in UEFI mode is the M570TU with BIOS .19. It's a model from 2008.
     
  2. Bester

    Bester Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hi noob question but I can't find an unabbreviated answer anywhere:

    What the hell is the EC and why should I care that I am currently on 1.00.11 while 1.00.14 is available?
     
  3. anytimer

    anytimer Notebook Virtuoso

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    EC = embedded controller. Small chip that controls vital functions like fan speed and keyboard. Update if you're facing issues, otherwise leave it alone.
     
  4. Omar60

    Omar60 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hi @Bester,
    the "Embedded Controller" is a micro-controller that manages various real-time aspects of the PC (not handled by the CPU) such as screen brightness, external monitors, laptops battery charging and management, mouse and keyboard control and so on, while the BIOS is a program used to perform hardware initialization during the boot process (and provide various services as well).
    Both BIOS and EC can be updated separately, they are totally different "environments" ;)
    Best,

    Omar60 :)
     
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  5. Bester

    Bester Notebook Enthusiast

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    Brilliant. These were both very helpful. Thank you both, I think I'll leave it alone.
     
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  6. Meaker@Sager

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    Fan control is often a big one handled by the EC so fan behaviours can change.
     
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    Hello Meaker@Sager.

    Have you got an Instruction how to do about EC flashing ?
     
  8. Meaker@Sager

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    Usually you do it as part of a BIOS flash.
     
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    OK, is there an example of where to look or how to do it? I have a bios programmer and a bit of experience with it but unfortunately not enough to follow you
     
  10. Meaker@Sager

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    Oh to program it manually? You take your flasher program once clipped on, dump the existing contents into a backup, then program it with the file you want. The exact procedure depends on the board/software you are using.
     
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