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  1. S.K

    S.K Batch 80286

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    Is there a way to downgrade bios on this laptop to an older version? I tried the "bootable USB version but it seems that freedos doesn't boot on this computer as the USB never shows up.
     
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    I think Dell have put something in place to prevent BIOS downgrades. I'm sure @Papusan quoted it in this thread earlier.
     
  3. Papusan

    Papusan JOKEBOOKs Sucks! Dont waste your $$$ on FILTHY

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    The normal way Dell do it if the firmware come with major changes...
    "There will be some occasions when the BIOS downgrade will not be allowed due to BIOS dependency, meaning the current BIOS has changes that cannot be downgraded."
    Lets say Dell know some power settings in older firmware will burn down your hardware. Or they will Stop you from fixing <crippling (intended) changes> as Dell did with graphics temp target on their Dell XPS models.
    [​IMG]
     
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  4. S.K

    S.K Batch 80286

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    Version 1.5.0 Bios is causing wifi adapter to give bsod anytime the cpu is overclocked to 5 GHz on all cores. I'm considering swapping the wifi card with another one that I have lying around and see if the crashes stop.
     
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    Can someone else with a 9900k confirm this?

    Sent from my SM-G965F using Tapatalk
     
  6. nkc

    nkc Notebook Consultant

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    no issues here, 5.0 all cores, avx 2, 1.2v and -120mv offset
     
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    VoodooChild Notebook Evangelist

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    Forgive my noob question but what it avx 2 and how did you set the voltage to 1.2? Made it static in Throttlestop?

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  8. nkc

    nkc Notebook Consultant

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    Avx Summary From Web ; AVX Instruction Core Ratio Negative Offset: This setting reduces CPU core frequencies by the applied value when an AVX workload is run. The thermal output of AVX workloads is an order of magnitude higher than for non-AVX workloads, which is why this setting has been introduced.

    Going by this when Avx workloads occur say in games like AC Odyssey or anywhere in system as it happens on the fly, system drops from 5 to 4.8ghz all cores, since the heat generated is more than non avx loads that run on 5ghz without issues, also the voltage required for avx is always more than that required for 5ghz non avx loads .

    i use XTU, set volt to 1.2v adaptive and -120mv for undervolting, all cores 5 and avx 2 for 4.8 when needed, my chip can do 5.1 and 4.9 avx but we dont wanna fry eggs yet, its already crushing my desktop as is, so am good, Max Temp Gaming 85c, looking for 80

    GPU dropped to 1v 1905mhz, max temp 70c, no mem overclock yet, over the weekend, will do a test for that, taking it slow, so that before it explodes i would have enjoyed it well .....lol
     
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  9. LoneSyndal

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    I would like to add that I am not having issues overclocking to and above 5GHz with my wifi on. I have been using 1.5.0 as soon as it released.

    @S.K Try reflashing?
     
  10. Spartan@HIDevolution

    Spartan@HIDevolution Company Representative

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    What's your WLAN Driver version? Also tell me the Bluetooth Version
     
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