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  1. LoneSyndal

    LoneSyndal Notebook Deity

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    Man, I need to find a dedicated BIOS modder. I will start with an initial funding of $200 donation if they can get it working similar to them unlocked A17’s with the features we need.


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  2. captn.ko

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    Yes.
     
  3. Darkhan

    Darkhan Notebook Deity

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    Even though I am now on 1.5.0 again, I went on OC controls and changed temp limit from 87 to 78, GPUZ sees that and not the true Bios reading as long as OC controls is on.

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    Not really, because either system has access to the other one, or at least to its data.

    That's very far fetched.
     
  5. Papusan

    Papusan JOKEBOOK's Sucks! Dont waste your $$$ on FILTHY

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    Save your money. Forget bypass Dell's lovely PCH/BootGuard mega-gimp cancer. And if you or other can mod the bios and flash it with an SPI programmer... This won't fix it. Dell use more tricks than Secure Flash to stop you from tamper with their firmware.
    Yeah, Dell have deeply integrated their apps with the firmware. Hence possible Memory oc settings will come with their apps. You won't be able to change ram settings in bios. In worst case forced to use their useless oc apps.
    Thanks.
     
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  6. S.K

    S.K Batch 80286

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    This is normal for a CPU running on stock clocks. Turbo Attenuation and max Turbo Limit are on if you run stock as the CPU is going by it's turbo bins and idle power saving states that is controlled via turbo boost. Nothing to sweat over.

    Mine is maxed out at 87 degrees celcius as it should be. Minimum is 75. I am on Bios 1.5.0 and not ready to update anytime soon.
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    I have it locally in case somebody wants.
     
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  7. Xatanú

    Xatanú Notebook Consultant

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    I'm a bit lost now. So if someone flashes 1.5.4 and raises the max temp in OC controls, will this override the bios cap and throttle only at the temperature you have set instead of throttling at 74c? Or the bios 74c cap will prevail over everything?
     
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  8. Darkhan

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    No it will not override the bios, It will override the reading of GPUZ but the card will be limited to the BIOS setting.
     
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  9. Xatanú

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    OK, understood. So the only way of knowing is by running an stress test and trying to raise the temperature over the 74 bios cap. @captn.ko could you please ask your mate to perform that test?
     
  10. S.K

    S.K Batch 80286

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    Weird, as it doesn't allow me to downgrade from 1.5 to 1.3 saying that downgrade is not allowed. I've tried both the direct executable method as well as the bootable USB method. What method did you use to downgrade yours?
     
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