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#1 Gigabyte AORUS 17G XC bios unlock by kfxsti 17.03.2021 14:59

Hey everyone!! Hope you all are having an awesome morning/day . I am requesting and unlocked bios for this new Gigabyte laptop the - AORUS 17G XC (RTX3070) Version. I am looking to be able to turn off the igpu /optimus and undervolt the cpu. Any help would be greatly appreciated ! and donations for your time and help is guaranteed!

#2 RE: Gigabyte AORUS 17G XC bios unlock by onuracengiz 17.03.2021 17:14

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AORUS 17G XC (RTX 30 Series) support
latest bios vesion is FB03 (2021/01/22)

your product is still being supported,therefore highly likely will receive further updates.

Updating management engine firmware also recommended
Intel (Converged Security) Management Engine:Drivers, Firmware and Tools

As rule of thumb,keep your OS,apps,bios and drivers updated

#3 RE: Gigabyte AORUS 17G XC bios unlock by kfxsti 17.03.2021 20:35

i have everything updated. had i know this laptop had optimus , i would have held out for the Tiamat or something else. lol buyers remorse is biting me hard right now.

#4 RE: Gigabyte AORUS 17G XC bios unlock by onuracengiz 17.03.2021 22:04

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Set preferred graphics processor to gpu on nvidia control panel

NVIDIA Control Panel > Manage 3D Settings > Preferred graphics processor setting

Also assign physx to gpu

If somehow an app ignores the global setting,you can force it to use dgpu by selecting it from control panel manually

Also you can bypass the integrated card bottleneck simply by hooking to a monitor

#5 RE: Gigabyte AORUS 17G XC bios unlock by kfxsti 22.03.2021 04:57

Gave it a try with the monitor. Performance is great that way so many thanks on reminding me of that !!

But now unlocking the bios would be great for getting the ability to unlock undervolting of the cpu. Not having control of my cpu in Throttlestop is driving me nuts. Was told the bios was an easy unlock. So I'm looking around trying to figure that part out I guess lol

#6 RE: Gigabyte AORUS 17G XC bios unlock by nickobar 30.03.2021 21:58

Hi @kfxsti ! Welcome to the club. Please follow the spoiler 'Dump BIOS region w/ FPT' in this message, then compress your biosreg.bin with winrar or 7z, and attach here (or somewhere I can download it from).

#7 RE: Gigabyte AORUS 17G XC bios unlock by daveholland86 01.04.2021 06:00

I have the same system and same Bios version. I am looking to unlock OC and undervolt along with memory overclocking control. I dont think you can add a mux though the BIOS only? I believe it has to be hardwired on the board, either way, if you think that is a doable thing then all for it, but its not my objective.

#8 RE: Gigabyte AORUS 17G XC bios unlock by kfxsti 01.04.2021 19:38

Sorry on the late reply everyone, Work had me slammed the last three days . I think dave saw my post on FB about wanting the control back officially LOL.

#9 RE: Gigabyte AORUS 17G XC bios unlock by daveholland86 01.04.2021 19:49

Zitat von kfxsti im Beitrag #8
Sorry on the late reply everyone, Work had me slammed the last three days . I think dave saw my post on FB about wanting the control back officially LOL.


We are in this together, lets unlock this thing.

#10 RE: Gigabyte AORUS 17G XC bios unlock by kfxsti 01.04.2021 19:50

The Truth !! lol

#11 RE: Gigabyte AORUS 17G XC bios unlock by daveholland86 01.04.2021 19:59

Zitat von kfxsti im Beitrag #10
The Truth !! lol




I am also trying to make some thermal headroom. I have a 140w vbios for this thing but it thermal throttles the GPU when it runs wide open. I have recorded a 19% gain in performance running it, but expect more once I can get thermals under control.

#12 RE: Gigabyte AORUS 17G XC bios unlock by kfxsti 01.04.2021 20:08

I went ahead and cracked mine open, polished both the GPU and CPU heat plates, and repasted with some TG7 thermal paste to see how well the temps would be. So far on a custom laptop cooler (a square made from some aluminum extrusion left over from a 3d printer rebuild, and 3 AC Affinity Usb 120mm fans lol ) my idles are 27 CPU, and 29 GPU. The fans instantly ramp up on this thing if they get to raising above 60c . I haven't really had a chance to run through any games as of yet as this is my "work" and gaming laptop. lol But Im hoping to get more battery life out of this thing via an undervolt . At least hopefully keep the fans from spooling so much , especially during meetings lol.
I have a boatload of different thermal pastes from Gelid, to Thermaltake, Thermal Grizzly , Noctua and a few different brands of liquid metals lol. So if there is one you want me to try out , let me know .

#13 RE: Gigabyte AORUS 17G XC bios unlock by daveholland86 01.04.2021 20:15

Nice, I have some 1000-3000 grit sand paper waiting to polish mine but have not popped this one off. I repasted my 15G XC but saw almost no improvement.

#14 RE: Gigabyte AORUS 17G XC bios unlock by nickobar 01.04.2021 21:51

@daveholland86 Hi. Here is your unlocked bios.

*** WARNING *** - This BIOS is user specific! If you are not user daveholland86 at Win-RAID.com forum, DO NOT USE THIS BIOS!!

Regarding mux: There is an option for that in the bios, but I too think it should be hardwired on the board. Haven't looked into this myself (yet). If you do find anything out please post here.

#15 RE: Gigabyte AORUS 17G XC bios unlock by nickobar 01.04.2021 22:01

@kfxsti Here is your unlocked bios.

*** WARNING *** - This BIOS is user specific! If you are not user kfxsti at Win-RAID.com forum, DO NOT USE THIS BIOS!!

IMHO CPU/GPU cooling issues in laptops have more to do with lack of proper alignment and pressure of heatsinks and CPU/GPU than the actual paste used. Out of curiousity: what fan speeds are you getting when on max fan settings?

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