Comprehensive MSi unlocked BIOS with XMP support thread

Discussion in 'MSI' started by Xonar, Oct 9, 2011.

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  1. long2905

    long2905 Notebook Virtuoso

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    Couldnt it be that theres more option locked away in that bios than the usual fair? (me being optimistic :D)

    But yeah dont try to flash thr GT version onto yours, god know what could happen if you do.
     
  2. Xonar

    Xonar Notebook Deity

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    Unfortunately all of these notebooks have the same internal BIOS composition. There are only a few differences between them. I couldn't tell you why the size varies so drastically.
     
  3. Xonar

    Xonar Notebook Deity

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    Don't know why your image came out at 2.5MB but the one off MSI's site is 4MB and the same as the GT series. You should be fine using the GT780 BIOS.
     
  4. Decapitated Chicken

    Decapitated Chicken Notebook Guru

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    Perhaps the extra space is just "padding" left over for some reason?
     
  5. canada2005

    canada2005 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Well the bios downloads on the MSI site go to the same download location. So it does look like they are the same bios. As for the difference in size, I haven't got a clue either. With bios backup all I did was read and then backup.

    I went ahead and tried the unlocked bios and I could not get it to pass. Kept getting "error: cannot read bios"
     
  6. Decapitated Chicken

    Decapitated Chicken Notebook Guru

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    Well I just had fun. My RAM is rated up to 1600 MHz, and it works quite well at that speed, but for fun I decided to bump it up to 1866 and my computer would turn on but no fans would spin and the screen wouldn't even light up. I freaked out and took apart my computer looking for the CMOS battery, but it turns out it's just that cable next to the fan :| so i unplugged that for a couple minutes and then plugged it back in and it reset my BIOS setting. You have to be careful with the new freedom you have in these modded BIOS's.
     
  7. Wildcat11

    Wildcat11 Notebook Consultant

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    So this new bios allows the use of 1600 MHz memory then says you? Interested says I. :D
     
  8. Decapitated Chicken

    Decapitated Chicken Notebook Guru

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    Yes. It activated XMP and allows custom RAM speeds. So you can now use 1600 non PnP RAM.
     
  9. Xonar

    Xonar Notebook Deity

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    I had the same issues when i went 1066 to 1333mhz.



    @ canada2005 i will take a closer look later thanks for trying and updating us.
     
  10. Meaker@Sager

    Meaker@Sager Company Representative

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    LOL, yeah, you just need to unplug the battery and CMOS battery for 5 seconds and it will reset ^-^.
     
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