Mobile Pascal TDP Tweaker Update and Feedback Thread

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  1. bloodhawk

    bloodhawk Derailer of threads.

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    I got mine from Amazon, i think that was the last one with that seller, but you can get it from Aliexpress or ebay.

    https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Skypro-official-version-better-than-EZP2010-EZP2013-high-speed-USB-SPI-Programmer-24-25-93-EEPROM/32242563553.html?ws_ab_test=searchweb0_0,searchweb201602_1_10152_10065_10151_10208_10068_10130_10136_10137_10060_10155_10062_437_10154_10056_10055_10054_10059_303_100031_10099_10103_10102_10096_10052_10053_10142_10107_10050_10051_10084_10083_10080_10082_10081_10178_10110_519_10111_10112_10113_10114_10182_10078_10079_10073_10123_10189_142,searchweb201603_9,ppcSwitch_3&btsid=a649addd-605f-4cb7-8062-7c6dc2b988b2&algo_expid=bced0434-18df-4014-b05f-89ec2f7d4e76-0&algo_pvid=bced0434-18df-4014-b05f-89ec2f7d4e76

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Skypro-high-speed-USB-BIOS-Programmer-fpr-24-25-93-EEPROM-Flash-AVR-lite-pack-/221072205726?hash=item3378ee279e:g:2rEAAOSwU9xUQPcB

    Scratch both of those , here is an amazon link -

    https://www.amazon.com/WINGONEER-hi...=1498254746&sr=8-1&keywords=skypro+programmer

    Also make sure you guys get the 1.8V adapter! :)

    Thats the highest end model, the normal SkyPro II (Or maybe just the normal SkyPro?) is the one i have.
     
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  2. Falkentyne

    Falkentyne Notebook Prophet

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    Ah... decisions again :(
    Does the skypro II support 1.8v without the adapter?
    I can't see if it comes with it.
    I don't mind buying the high end one, especially if it's going to be put to good use!

    TBH I already have the RT809F adapter right now.
    Still debating on whether I should buy a 1.8v adapter but I don't want to take chances.
    That's why I'd rather just get the skypro II.

    I've never done anything like this before (besides flashing monitor firmware through a VGA port) so I want to make sure I do this right and not destroy something. I'm new.

    So that's why I want to be overly careful. Please understand how i feel!
     
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  3. bloodhawk

    bloodhawk Derailer of threads.

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    No idea if the LCD version supports inherent 1.8V flashing or not. But even though a bunch of programmers state they can flash 1.8V chips they dont specify if its with or without an adapter. Might as well get a separate 1.8V adapter and the Normal SkyPro (or II or whatever is), that i linked to above from amazon. And use that, since i can confirm it is working. The adapter isnt expensive and the price of the programmer over at amazon is pretty amazing at the moment.
    You wont be using the programmer too may times, so might as well save a bit of money, instead of shelling out for something industrial grade.
    At most you will be spending $30 + $10 (adapter) + $10 (Clips).
     
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    Thank you. I'll do that then. I appreciate it, @bloodhawk . Do any of the 1.8 adapters on amazon work for this?
    What about software?
     
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    bloodhawk Derailer of threads.

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  6. Coolane

    Coolane Notebook Consultant

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    Agree, it's safer to get a 1.8V adapter and the more affordable model. I heard stories that 2.5V and 3.6V programmer could also flash the 1.8V chip, so not sure if the higher end model is it really natively support low voltage chips.
    Forcing 2.5 or 3.6V on the chip will give some chance to fry it up I guess.
    Maybe get 2 clips and 1 used as backup, I heard clip can break easily.
     
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    thegh0sts Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Hopefully my programmer comes next week. But in the meantime I'm gonna get some arctic silver thermal paste as my testing TIM, ICD is the good stuff and I ain't wasting that.

    EDIT: I wonder if the thermal throttling temp is a fixable thing or not? I had a look at the vbios in my hex editor and it shows that it changed the values that are associated with the throttling temp, so is it missing something else to make the throttling temp stick?

    Is voltage tied to it?
     
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    Yes, i double checked. Red wire on the doted pin and the clip plug's arrow in the pin n°1 doted insert in minipro.

    The gigabyte's GA-G41M-Combo Bios chip is MX 25L8006E (3.6V), i tried using tape on pin 4 (Ground) but it can't read the chip's id.

    The 15R3 has W25Q80VSIG (1.8)V chip.

    Maybe i should hardware mod the minipro ?
     
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    Wouldn't suggest that, might fry more than just the BIOS chip.
     
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    Damn, the clip was really cheap (black no name one) and it weared out ealier than expected ... It can't hang on the chip anymore :( ... glad i tested it on old mobo.
    Ok, so better buy a skypro or CH341a and a blue Pomona clip.

    Edit : Added CH341a for W25Q80V
     
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