*M18x R1* Full Potiental Has Been Unlocked In Modded Bios

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  1. [Nikos]

    [Nikos] Notebook Evangelist

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    Hi!!

    I'm about to get my laptop and I'm thinking of installing this bios. With the following configuration:
    2960XM
    6990M
    8GB 1866MHz
    I am interested in the bios if I can achieve a higher overclock than the standard, but without having to make the hex editor method.
    I mean, I've read all the pages of the thread and what you say there are some values ​​that can only be changed by the hex editor method.
    The factory overclock is only applied to a core or otherwise applied to the 4 cores?
    I wonder what are the values ​​that I have to change in the bios and what values ​​are safe. If you know any overclocking guide for beginners in the world of the sandy-bridge would be great.
    I'm not looking for extreme overclocking.
    Any configuration step by step to improve serial overclock an easy way?

    Thank you very much!
     
  2. Johnksss

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    you can install this bios and be fine. so no worries.
     
  3. [Nikos]

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    Thank you for answering, ok, it's clear there is no more risk in using this bios instead of official ones.

    Could you tell me your bios settings to reach 4.83 Ghz On That 2960XM? Did you use hex editor?
    Is that config suitable for 24/7? Or just for benching?
    That frequency is applied to 4 cores? Or just one?
    Did you have to change TDP, voltages, thermal threshold or whatever?

    Sorry I'm trying to learn about this stuff as faster as I can, but I need some advices.

    Thank you very much! :)
     
  4. Johnksss

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    sure, no problem.
     
  5. [Nikos]

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    I've got some question:

    You mean that this config it is not suitable without having experience testing it? Or you mean that your config is out of my possibilities as it requires the hex editor method? (which I don't want to try until pass sometime.)

    I'm burning you with questions but I hope you do not mind and have patience with me hehe :p

    Which risk has your config if I applied it to my rig?

    Do you have some pics of your bios settings with 24/7 config running?



    If someone could help me besides johnksss, I do not want to abuse his patience.

    Thank you very much again! You are helping me so much!
     
  6. Johnksss

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    it's sort of like driving a Lamborghini for the first time....you cant just jump in and say "230 mph please" and expect you to really be able to pull that off...:D

    i mean...you haven't even tried to start with factory over clocking first? or have you and i missed it?

    start there first and slowly work your way up.
    start here...
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/ali...xm-2960xm-cpu-overclocking-discussion-13.html
     
  7. Nicholaus.rossi

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    I agree with John. Use the default settings as they won't cause damage to your system. Until you fully understand what each setting does and the damage you can potentially cause, don't play with those mods - especially if you have a perfectly working system. Dell has been sending out total crap for replacement systems lately. Check out the problems we're having with thermal system shutdowns and cold boot bugs.

    105 BCLK * 46 multiplier is over 4.8ghz. Unless you live outdoors in Antarctica, I would advise against trying to run at those settings 24/7. I usually drop my laptop into a deep freezer at those settings to do extreme benchmarking, then back to level 3 overclock for 24/7.
     
  8. Johnksss

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    exactly what nick said. mine isn't sitting in a freezer, bu i do have all c1e settings on. and im in now way running all 4/8 at 4.8 ghz 100 percent of the time. i have other machines for that. i have that in the sig to show that it is possible. had a few members looking at my machine through teamviewer to show that it was running that. but again...for testing/personal use only. i then drop down to stock speeds and call it a day...:). i even run the igpu most of the time...haha
     
  9. residualvoltage

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    4.4ghz 0flex c-states off all 4/8 97watt 305amp (you can use higher watts and lower amps but either way something has to limit how long it will run without dropping speed in high loads like linX. It is not a prob since there is not a lot of added heat but as you go towards what like John is saying at 4.8ghz... you need more flex voltage and more heat is created so 24/7 wouldn't be a good idea. been running that for quite awhile and it doesn't over heat for me. SSD performance is improved when full time max ghz. So is every action you do on the computer... if cpu clocks down to 800-2.7ghz since it wasn't a high load... it't not going to complete as fast as the cpu that didn't drop its speed. if you can keep temps low enough c-states off has its benefits even on mobile. IBT and Prime etc drop the speed all else it stays 4.4ghz even wprime. temps stay in check. BF3 Ultra and Skyrim All Ultra with no msaa + HD Texture Addons no drop for over a day of play straight...
     
  10. Nyceis

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    Now that megaupload is no more, does anyone have an alternative link to this?
     
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