Official Coffee Lake Thread/BIOS For ALL SkyLake/KabyLake Clevo LGA1151 laptops

Discussion in 'Sager and Clevo' started by DaMafiaGamer, Jul 31, 2018.

  1. Mapl

    Mapl Notebook Enthusiast

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    @DaMafiaGamer Please give us your thougths on this compability issue on 75xDMx
     
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    Sorry I only got a notification now lol. For some reason this thread was unwatched.

    I think dsanke did mention about incompatibility issues with the 751DMx series.

    I also had problems in the beginning with my p870dmg, I encountered a black screen. Gop was fine, it turned out the ram I was using was not compatible with the new bios. I don't know how it made a difference but it did.

    I changed my 4x8gb sticks of hyperx ram with 1x16gb of crucial ram and after 2 automatic boots the screen lit up.

    Also those two pins on the cpu HAVE TO BE COVERED unless you want burnt eradicated pins on your socket :D

    I will pm dsanke and ask for more info on this incompatibilty fiasco.
     
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  3. Mapl

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    Do I also have to cover the pins in case I keep the i7-6700k in it?
     
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    No
     
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  5. Meaker@Sager

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    No, the pin coverage is to convert the newer chips to appear like the older ones.
     
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  6. philstopford

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    So, for completeness, here's what the BIOS screen tells me :

    MB series : P7xxDM29-G)
    BIOS : 1.05.01TOPC
    KBC/EC : 1.05.02

    ME FW : 11.8.55.3510

    TOPC presumably stands for Origin PC. I'm reluctant to gamble too much since Origin PC won't support me and it seems that the EC would not be easily recovered in case of a misfire with the update.
     
  7. radolf

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    There were some problems with the model P7xxDMx that have been fixed in the course of time (key combinations, microcode, panel etc..).

    Have YOU tried EC 1.06.01?
     
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    @radolf : not yet. I'm uncertain whether the newer EC would happily work with the existing older BIOS. I'm also concerned because the schematic suggests the chip involved with the EC on this model has many pins. A failed update (or an incompatible update) would leave me with a dead machine (I'm not set up to recover such a chip).

    Imagine the grief that could be avoided if vendors supported the machine rather than just the first owner....
     
  9. radolf

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    I already flashed the Secon EC on my laptop, it's a P870DMG, but with your P751DMg2 it's no different!!! My programmer supports this chip. That would be the main problem to have a programmer that supports everything!
    I can also offer you to flash against a compensation!:)
     
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    As I understand, there is one SOIC8 IC for both EC firmwares and another SOIC8 for BIOS in Z170 clevo models?
     
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