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    • tsalat has written a new post "Help with moding DELL XPS A2010" 07.07.2017

      Anyone any suggestion at least? It looks like the BIOS is still refusing the new GPU card for some reason and from this the fans are running full speed and afterwards i get problems with the monitor (no EDID). Iam completely lost here and i have no idea what to try. Iam even not sure if its really the DSDT table or not, the fans are starting at full speed while the BIOS check, so not after the power button is pressed, just some seconds later after the DELL logo appears and the bios beeps/check starts. I dont know where to start to dig in, try to change or similar and any suggestion or help will be appreciated. If any info is missing just let me know.

      If there is anyone willing and able to solve this iam open to send him a nVidia FX770m (MXM II) as "thank you". I have no use for it anyway. Tomas

    • tsalat has written a new post "Help with moding DELL XPS A2010" 06.22.2017

      Hi everyone!

      i spent lots of time by solving this issue and i guess iam almost at the end :) By the way i got a second card for this 9600m GT 512DDR3 and proceeded with this card instead of the quadro one. Anyway, i was chating with one guy who did some modding in the past and figure out that no MXM structure is inside the BIOS. Well, this means that the vBIOS of the ATI card was customized for the machine and no other vBIOS would work. He injected the MXM structure inside the BIOS and it was light :). The screen went online with the BIOS with MXM structure but the fans (sys) are running full speed and if i install drivers for the card the screen goes black or distorted. Its not a driver issue, i tried at least 20x different drivers through 3x OS (XP, 7 and 10) but i noticed that the display is missing from the device manager after installing drivers or better, while the ATI card is plugged in everything is working but when i plug the nVidia card the display is missing or wrongly detected with no EDID. Therefore the machine morelikely refuse the new card due to missin mxm structure inside the DSDT table. Well sounds easy, its not :(

      I tried to figure this out but i have no idea what to inject, what to change and so on inside the DSDT table. Hence, anyone has some experience with DSDT edit? - bellow link to the DSDT table. Any suggestions?

      xpsone.3d-sphere.com/Files/M-020006, with MXM structure 26.zip


    • tsalat has written a new post "[Guide] AMI (non-UEFI) BIOS Modding" 04.20.2017

      Hi Fernando,

      thank you for your answer. I dont use any RAID and even dont have this option inside BIOS and therefore it really dont make any sesne to replace it. I was more curious about the SVGA PCI ROMs which are there but from the links you posted before it looks not like a easy task :)

    • tsalat has written a new post "[Guide] AMI (non-UEFI) BIOS Modding" 04.19.2017

      Hi Fernando,

      regarding the DEV 2925, i found the identification here: http://boot.salstar.sk/pxelinux.cfg/pci.ids. Anyway, iam just telling what i have found there and to be honest i have not much idea why there is the id like it is.

      2925 82801IR/IO (ICH9R/DO) SATA Controller [RAID mode]
      1734 10e0 System Board D2542
      8086 2925 System Board D2542

      As for the information about the computer, its the DEL XPS one 2010. Some information about it:
      - Chipset: P35/G33/G31
      - Southbridge: 82801IH (ICH9DH)
      - Intel(R) ICH9 6 Port SATA AHCI Controller - 2922

    • tsalat has written a new post "[Guide] AMI (non-UEFI) BIOS Modding" 04.19.2017


      nice guide, thank you. One question to it, i found 4 PCI option ROM inside my BIOS via MMTOOL but where to find any updates for them? Any suggestion how and where to search? The new PCI option ROM have to have the same DEV/VEN ids inside his HEX code, right?

      Description of the PCI modules:

      ID 20 (PCI Option ROM), 8086:2925, Intel RAID for SATA v7.5.0.1001
      ID 20 (PCI Option ROM), 8086:294C, Intel Boot Agent v1.2.50
      ID 20 (PCI Option ROM), 8086:29C2, Intel Q33/Q35/G33 PCI Accelerated SVGA BIOS Build Number: 1471
      ID 20 (PCI Option ROM), 8086:29C3, Intel Q33/Q35/G33 PCI Accelerated SVGA BIOS Build Number: 1471


    • tsalat has written a new post "Help with moding DELL XPS A2010" 04.17.2017

      H guys,

      hoped that someone will give some hint but anyway, i tried to dig into it myself. I read some tutorials about wifi whitelist and how to replace the card inside the whitelist with a new one...simply, just change the DEV/VEN and SUBSYS ids... sounds simple anyway :). I found the Ids for the ATI card, Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_94C9&SUBSYS_02261028&REV_00, see attached picture (the last highlighted string is the DEV/VEN for the inbuilt Intel card) and changed them to the nVidia card, Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_065C&SUBSYS_30E7103C&REV_A1. However, i found that the SUBSYS is there multiple times... ok what now. I got a SPI reader to read out the BIOS just in any case but for some reasons while using the recovery pins its impossible. I tried to power the Atmel chip externally but still no readings. I would have to solder the BIOS out and for this i dont have the mood, its really impossible to get there without disassembling the whole computer. Anyway, i tried to flash the BIOS with changed Ids (DEV/VEN and SUBSYS as highlighted on the picture) but the nVidia card is still not working and moreover the ATI card is still working :) iam lost here,,, have no idea what to do next, any ideas?

    • tsalat has written a new post "Help with moding DELL XPS A2010" 03.17.2017

      Hi Dieter,

      thank you for your warm welcome. I really hope that someone will / can point me the right way to solve this. It cant be so dificult even though it looks so at this moment :) just crossing fingers and trying to find some information in the mean time but at this moment i warent lucky to find anything useful.

      regards, Tomas



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