L502X modded bioses download (GPU voltages and more!)

Discussion in 'Dell XPS and Studio XPS' started by capitankasar, Dec 30, 2011.

  1. Arrrrbol

    Arrrrbol Notebook Evangelist

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    See if that keeps working for you after a few weeks, I found on my L502X that I had to underclock more every few months. That machine is the sole reason I stopped buying anything with a BGA GPU.
     
  2. GuyFawkesGaming

    GuyFawkesGaming Newbie

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    I see now so Thiblizz is the latest version. Anyone know where I can obtain the 7.1.80 Managment Engine from carcrab and if the OC hack works with it? A wayback link is here but actual file isn't saved.
     
  3. mcflygarcia

    mcflygarcia Notebook Enthusiast

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    Can u provide me a link for that bios, the link you posted doesnt work anymore. And do u have the changelog or tweaks that have been done to that bios?
     
  4. Dexter1983

    Dexter1983 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Maybe i've got it somewhere.....let me see....
     
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    Microcode 2F....is coming
     
  7. dsadsa

    dsadsa Newbie

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    Hey all, I found this thread for the first time after years trying to find fixes for gaming in this laptop. But everything I tried didnt work like underclocking (nothing works, MSI Afterburner, Nvidia system stuff, im going to try nvidia inspector), putting thermal paste, nvidia drivers (they legit dont want to install and I dont know why). Also this laptop doesnt work without the power cable on it. My laptop got the Geforce 540m and it has windows 10 it works fine except gaming.
    But im kinda afraid to try this bio stuff, on the first page its messy and photos dont work, a lot of downloads that I dont know which to install. And this thread is enormous and old.
    Can anyone give a updated tutorial for this? This would be a HUGE help for anyone in the future that finds this thread and got problems and is troubleshooting, like me.
     
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  8. MatthiasBraun

    MatthiasBraun Newbie

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    Hi everyone from GERMANY! :)

    READ ON IF YOU WANT SOME GREAT INFORMATION ABOUT THE L502X
    THIS IS FOR ALL WHO STILL THINKS THIS LAPTOP ROCKS IN 2019!



    Holy cow.... I did read this monster nearly completely!
    I was able to take SO MUCH out of this thread its so great so i want
    to give some INSIDER INFO back now! Just some things i found out
    which could make a BIG difference for YOU as a L502x owner!

    Why is nobody talking about this Laptop anymore ?
    Maybe because its getting old ? I dont know about you but i still love my DELL XPS15 L502X!
    Its a beautiful piece of high tech with absolut wonderful subwoofer sound from JBL and
    with some tuning tho the MAX its works perfectly in 2019!

    Today my lady got a new processor, the best possible 2860QM Quad Core 2,5 GHZ (got it for 100 bucks & used from china)
    The Extreme Edition i dont want to use because it has 55W. I used the Arctic MX-4 2019 Edition paste,
    which is actually better than metal thermal conductive paste!!!

    My other specs are:
    2860QM Quad Core 2,5 GHZ
    16GB 1666Mhz Samsung Ram
    1TB Samsung SSD
    5TB Seagate Barracuda in the caddy slot.
    I also installed the full HD Display
    AND i got the best battery pack available.
    I also installed the Cooling for the VRECS pics below!

    I can work for hours without power cable! My L502x stands a little bit above the ground but thats also good for cooling purposes!

    Clearly the weakest part is....
    ...the graphics card, no discussion here....To fix this i decided to get a NICE EGPU Setup with THE BEAST! I dont use the WLAN slot but the WWAN which
    works PERFECT! So i can play over the internet without LAN Kabel!

    So some time ago i made this video on how to install the EGPU



    Also see this thread where i explained in detail:

    https://egpu.io/forums/builds/2011-15-dell-xps15-l502x-zotac-gtx1060-amp-edition5gbps-exp-gdc-8-0-windows-7/

    I use this Graphics Card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 SC - and some nice additional overclocking! (its stock overclocked)
    I flashes the newest BIOS from Captain AFTER i installed the EGPU-Setup from Nando with the A11 BIOS. As i flashed it AFTER i installed the EGPU it works
    PERFECTLY together! Try it, it works if you use EGPU with the L502x! Captains BIOS is so great. The temps are now lower and it just WORKS perfect.

    I get some nice points in Firestrike even with the internal display! I can play all games if i want to.
    I can render my video stuff in NO TIME and i even have enough RAM for all i want.
    My 5TB Caddy- HDD is enough storage for TONS of stuff and my 1TB SSD makes this old boy from 2011 superfast!

    I LOVE MY L502X AND I WILL NOT BUY A NEW LAPTOP THE NEXT YEARS! WHY SHOULD I ?

    Here some pics:

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    Would love the here from others how still think the DELL XPS15 L502X ROCKS!

    Rock on
    Matthias
     
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  9. MatthiasBraun

    MatthiasBraun Newbie

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    This is what i did today... Some SSD cooling with RAM-Cooling... Works fine almost 10C° less!

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  10. MatthiasBraun

    MatthiasBraun Newbie

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    Hey guys, can anydbody help me ?
    Does the L502X supports 32GB with my 2860QM
    which officially supports up to 32GB ram ?

    I want to use 2x16GB ram as i have no other option..

    Best wishes
    Matthias
     
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