L502X modded bioses download (GPU voltages and more!)

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

  1. dsadsa

    dsadsa Newbie

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    So apparently all the XPS have voltage problems? This could create a big lawsuit against Dell tbh. Just like nintendo with the joycons.
     
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    anyone got now audio crackling problems?
     
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    Dexter1983 Notebook Enthusiast

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    I changed audio board...... No problem
     
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  5. MatthiasBraun

    MatthiasBraun Notebook Enthusiast

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    Did anybody notice how durable these old L502x and L702x are ?
    I use them since 2011 everyday, that's 8 years which is GREAT for a Laptop
    and they RUN and RUN!

    If you compare it with new machines, many people say that the quality
    of dell had gone down dramatically the last years. So i'm happy to use
    my old L502x and L702x with some replacement mainboards in case in some years
    they will get broke.

    I dont need new CPU, because we are at the physical end of CPUs right now with
    7nm. Also i dont need more RAM than 32GB and 3DNAND with samsungs SSD
    is enough speed. They made a test than in real world application there is no difference
    in the experience only of you transfer large files.

    I think those old sandy bridge are the perfect sweetspot between performance and durability
    These new 7nm (!!) CPUS will not work than long and as soon as other people find out
    those old sandy bridge CPUS will get more costly!

    What do YOU think ?
     
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    carcrab Notebook Enthusiast

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    You are right. The only problem this device has is its Nvidia graphics card. Have to undervolt for it to work now.

    Do you mind giving up an updated bios file with the latest specture thing + intel vbios + Intel ME etc?

    Guys, found something strange.

    There was this guy called @Thiblizz

    He had a good bios mod which he put up here

    https://github.com/Thiblizz/l502x-modded-bios

    Now, both the user and the github is gone, deleted.

    Why would someone do that?

    Worry about the bios mod now.
     
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  7. MatthiasBraun

    MatthiasBraun Notebook Enthusiast

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    Yes shure, but undervolting is no problem with the modded bios, or is it ?
    Also you can just use an external graphics card on the WWAN Port! Can recommend it not enough. Works perfectly and you can play the newest games with it or other 3D Stuff.
    The Graphics cards is clearly the weakest part on our old L502x especially if you upgrade to the most powerfull CPU with 45W the 2860QM, 16GB RAM and a nice SAMSUNG 850 Pro SSD.
    I get 80% performance off of my EVGA GTX1060 SC with the EXP GDC 8.0 and an external screen.
    So i use both screens. My internal for light work like text, video etc. and my big screen for Photoshop, 3D Applications, Premiere Pro, and WII & WII U Emulators.

    More infos in this thread of mine:

    https://egpu.io/forums/builds/2011-...dition5gbps-exp-gdc-8-0-windows-7/#post-62675
     
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    carcrab Notebook Enthusiast

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    I am going to repaste the laptop.

    I noticed the small green thermal pad is broken. Can you suggest a replacement? What size and thickness?

    Do I apply the thermal paste as a dot or completely cover the cpu and gpu?

    Regards and thanks.
     
  9. MatthiasBraun

    MatthiasBraun Notebook Enthusiast

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    @carcrab
    Thats not really has a function as a thermal pad in that configuration.
    It may be one, though. iIts more a placeholder.
    I dont really know where to get a replacement but i think
    you CAN just use thermal pads as replacement. I would just meassure the
    existing pads with propper meassurement-tool.
     
  10. dsadsa

    dsadsa Newbie

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    Is this one better than Captain Kaesar? If it its I really hope someone got a backup or something.
     
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