modded A08 bios

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    Anyone know where I can get the Modded A08 bios?
     
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    Hah I knew you would come through Slickdude! Thanks:D
     
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    hi all
    noobie here

    but what exactly will the modded bios help with?

    I have a 580m so will that help in throtting issues?
    Have not really experienced it yet as i haven not really spent alot of time on games on the laptop.. but i read so much in here about throtting that if i could prevent it first it would be good
     
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    Hi edm11,

    this bios on its own won't prevent throttling. There are many other things that you have to do to minimize it. The unlocked A08 bios is the stock dell bios but with all options available. The one that comes with the laptop is very locked down with limited options. The unlocked version, you can for example, disable the intel integrated graphics which will help with what i call optimus hell. You can enable more overclocking options etc...

    For throttling, First download the Dell vbios which helps. There are also other options and tricks. The members here with 580's are well versed and can help you with their *secret* techniques lol. For example this thread offers a solution to minimize the throttling:

    http://forum.notebookreview.com/ali...throtting-fix-no-need-modify-system-bios.html



    Official Dell 580m Vbios:
    (Stolen from the Stickied thread)

    Release Date: 10/5/2011
    Version: 70.24.2B.00.06, A01
    Download Type: BIOS
    File Format: Hard Drive
    File Size: 8 MB

    ISO image of GTX580 A01 Vbios 70.24.2B.00.06
    Dell highly recommends applying this update as soon as possible. The update contains changes to improve the reliability and availability of your Dell system.
    The flash utility will ask for user input to override PCI Subsystem ID. This is normal. Press y whenever prompted to complete the Vbios flash.
    Updates Vbios on GTX580M cards.

    Drivers and Downloads |580m vbios]

    Instructions:
    ISO image of production GTX580M Vbios. Burn image to CD and reboot system. Press F12 to choose CD/DVD drive. When prompted, press Y.
     
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    thanks for the reply slikedude!
    much appreciated!

    I guess i can try to switch off optimus permanently as they are a real pain. have no idea how to do it but will just try it out

    to install the modded bios i just download the file in your post above and run it? sorry for so many questions! :)
     
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    yup...download the file. WIthin the rar achive, there will be an setup or install exe...execute from within windows. This is one of the easiest bios updates you'll ever do.

    To switch off integrated graphics...look for iGFX or something similar and disable it in the bios. Enjoy :D
     
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    to switch off optimus, just go under video settings, and then integrated GPU, or (something along those lines) and turn the toggle to off. Then you should be good. :) To install the bios, just download and install and let it do its thing, don't touch anything or you may mess it up. Hope this helps :)

    Edit: You beat me this time :p
     
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