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#31 RE: BIOS Modding: Introduction and Preparations by error-id10t 08.09.2014 10:44

Alright thanks though I think I'm just missing something simple. For example I've just learned that the BB.BIN is actually a Boot Block file, now why would I have to mod this file to update microcode I don't know but for now, that's the only "module" that is spat out and where I can find the microcode. If it was as simple as having a microcode module alone it'd be simpler (I think, still possible the offset would be off).

More searching, can't be that hard.

#32 RE: BIOS Modding: Introduction and Preparations by krzysiek841 23.09.2014 17:53

Hello
Please help me with the bios
i have a HP Thin Client with this bios and i have made a mod in the thin client
added a memory socket DDR2 so-dimm and tried to put in there 2x2 GB RAM
i have tested it but with 2x2GB the TK dont work (it starts and shows 3,5GB but several systems didn't start)
i am 99% sure that the bios have some kind of memory limitation thats why it shows 3,5GB not 4GB

#33 RE: BIOS Modding: Introduction and Preparations by Fernando 23.09.2014 18:56

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@ krzysiek841:
Welcome at Win-RAID Forum!

Zitat von krzysiek841 im Beitrag #32
i have a HP Thin Client with this bios and i have made a mod in the thin client added a memory socket DDR2 so-dimm and tried to put in there 2x2 GB RAM
i have tested it but with 2x2GB the TK dont work (it starts and shows 3,5GB but several systems didn't start)
i am 99% sure that the bios have some kind of memory limitation thats why it shows 3,5GB not 4GB
Which OS are you running? If it has a 32bit architecture, it cannot manage more than ca. 3,5 GB.

Regards
Fernando

#34 RE: BIOS Modding: Introduction and Preparations by krzysiek841 23.09.2014 19:05

i have tested win7 64, win8.1 64bit both restarts the TK after start about 10 sec
windows miniPE XP from cd launched normally (i think its 32bit) and shows 3,5GB same as the bios shows but i have run there a cpu-z and it showed me normally 4GB (2x2GB)
in socket 1 2GB running normally in socket 2 2GB runs normally too, 3GB (2+1) runs normally too, but 2x2GB not
i think that the bios should show normally 4GB
both of the 2GB kingston modules are identikal
HP T5735

#35 RE: BIOS Modding: Introduction and Preparations by Fernando 23.09.2014 19:33

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@ krzysiek841:

Since we do not support any System BIOS module modding, you should better ask the HP Support regarding the HP Thin Client memory problem.

#36 RE: BIOS Modding: Introduction and Preparations by krzysiek841 23.09.2014 19:37

i do not think that they answer
1 soldered second ram socket void the warranty
2 its to old for warranty
3 do not think that they have interest on answer people who are modding their TKs
but thanks for reply

how can i unpack the bios ?

#37 RE: BIOS Modding: Introduction and Preparations by Fernando 23.09.2014 20:27

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Zitat von krzysiek841 im Beitrag #36
how can i unpack the bios ?
Why do you want to unpack it?
You can open the BIOS file named 690hv202.BIN with the normal Phoenix/Award BIOS tool CBROM32_198.

#38 RE: BIOS Modding: Introduction and Preparations by MoMo 23.09.2014 23:59

Hello, I'm a forum friend of krzysiek841 on a thread dealing with modding the ThinClient.
http://www.phoneservicesupport.com/new-m...card-t3517.html

We've gotten quite far in upgrading these small devices, but this RAM issue, with the second added RAM socket has reached a 'road-block' :)

I understand this site (yours) only deals with the RAID section of the BIOS, but if you can look at the picture (screen-capture) I made, after using the recommended BIOS reading tool you suggested, can you tell us the section of the BIOS dealing with the RAM controller?

In this case, we may be able to compare a working 2 RAM socket thinclient's BIOS section, to this older one.
Thank you.

#39 RE: BIOS Modding: Introduction and Preparations by Fernando 24.09.2014 00:28

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@ MoMo:
Welcome at Win-RAID Forum!

Zitat von MoMo im Beitrag #38
if you can look at the picture (screen-capture) I made, after using the recommended BIOS reading tool you suggested, can you tell us the section of the BIOS dealing with the RAM controller?
Since I am unsure regarding this point, maybe >this< site will help you.

Regards
Fernando

#40 RE: BIOS Modding: Introduction and Preparations by MoMo 24.09.2014 00:40

That is very interesting.
Thank you for that link.

If you find any other info,
or come across others who may know about this ThinClient,
please forward me their post link.

This info you gave is more than we knew before. :)

Good night, and thanks again.

#41 RE: BIOS Modding: Introduction and Preparations by daveychan 07.01.2015 08:50

Thank you so very very much lordkag for posting your Dell Extract Tool!
After days and days of trying to extract the HDR from a ***.exe Dell BIOS - you're tool did the trick fast and perfectly!

MUCH appreciation!

P.S. - Unfortunately though, when i try to use it with the dellBiosUpdater in my Linux, it gives me: "Not a valid RBU HDR File."

#42 RE: BIOS Modding: Introduction and Preparations by lordkag 07.01.2015 21:12

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Can you post a link to this *.exe file? I have changed a few things since then, maybe there is something else. Sometimes *.hdr, *.rom, FITC, *.cap can be extracted.

#43 RE: BIOS Modding: Introduction and Preparations by Avatar4eg 15.01.2015 19:48

Can't extract this dell *.exe. Fail with your *.bat (BIOS file missing or in a wrong format), fail with command promt (no /writeromfile), fail with 7-zip (not an archive)...

#44 RE: BIOS Modding: Introduction and Preparations by Fernando 15.01.2015 23:33

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Zitat von Avatar4eg im Beitrag #43
Can't extract this dell *.exe. Fail with your *.bat (BIOS file missing or in a wrong format), fail with command promt (no /writeromfile), fail with 7-zip (not an archive)...
You can open the EXE file with Andyp's PhoenixTool.

#45 Award BIOS problem: How to update the AMD RAID ROM by 70Chlngr440 19.01.2015 22:33

I was excited to find the website since I needed to RAID 3TB hard drives with my Gigabyte GA-MA785G-UD3H mobo with the latest Award version 5 BIOS. Unfortunately, the RAID ROM was 3.0.154.47 and would only recognize 800GB of the 3TB. So....I spent many days researching and reading everything on your forum related to updating RAID ROM. I went step by step on my BIOS mod, compared the old and new per the instructions and successfully flashed the BIOS on the first try. I was so impressed with my achievement......until I rebooted and it DID NOT POST! I tried everything I could find to try and get the DualBIOS to kick in, boot from disk, boot from USB etc. It doesn't even attempt to access the floppy or USB. So.....I have a new paperweight. You are some brave souls to do what you do.

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