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[REQUEST] GL504GW Bios Unlock
#1
So recently bought 32gb of the Corsair Vengeance rated @ 3000mhz, the problem is that is the XMP profile speed and this laptop doesn't have any way for me to set an XMP profile. I was curious to see if there is any way the bios can be unlocked so I can manually set DRAM settings? Or if need be just set to XMP or 3000mhz. Thank you!

https://dlcdnets.asus.com/pub/ASUS/Gamin...WAS302.zip

The above link is for the BIOs straight from the manufacturer. If anything else is needed please let me know! Thank you again!
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#2
Also I would like to know if theres anyway the integrated gpu in the 8750H could be disabled SAFELY, from what I've read it holds back the 2070 by a drastic amount.
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Yes, you would need unlocked BIOS. Or, I can show you how to set to XMP1 or XMP2 without BIOS mod, via grub using setup_var. Memory voltage can be adjusted this way too, if your current voltage setting is wrong.

Show me image of CPU-z SPD tab, if the 3000Mhz profile isn't there or there is only one XMP section, show me small CPU-z like window of HWINFO64 so we can confirm if there is only one XMP profile. Also show me main CPU-z tab, so I can see your bclk.

Your CPU may not be able to run that high memory speed, so you will be limited to whatever speed your CPU and or chipset's max memory ratio allows.

Disabling one graphics for another is usually not possible on a laptop, some rare ones designed for such you can do this, but without a flash programmer and SOIC8 test clip cable in your hand with backup already made a confirmed to be a good BIOS backup I would not test this as it almost always leads to black screen with no way to recover except via blind flash or flash programmer recovery. And, your BIOS only has Muxless option, so I doubt it would work here anyway, you need Muxed for that usually. Laptops with dual graphics are setup so that the powerful card runs any compute or 3d coding, and the output goes through the onboard CPU GFX out to display or display outputs, so if you disable Intel GFX then no way for the graphics to be fed out to the LCD, this is why changing such options almost always = black screen.

Let me know on the memory, if you want to try to unlock your BIOS / mod BIOS, or you want to simply change the memory setting from default profile to XMP.
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(06-10-2019, 02:20 AM)Lost_N_BIOS Wrote: Yes, you would need unlocked BIOS.  Or, I can show you how to set to XMP1 or XMP2 without BIOS mod, via grub using setup_var.  Memory voltage can be adjusted this way too, if your current voltage setting is wrong.

Show me image of CPU-z SPD tab, if the 3000Mhz profile isn't there or there is only one XMP section, show me small CPU-z like window of HWINFO64 so we can confirm if there is only one XMP profile.  Also show me main CPU-z tab, so I can see your bclk.

Your CPU may not be able to run that high memory speed, so you will be limited to whatever speed your CPU and or chipset's max memory ratio allows.

Disabling one graphics for another is usually not possible on a laptop, some rare ones designed for such you can do this, but without a flash programmer and SOIC8 test clip cable in your hand with backup already made a confirmed to be a good BIOS backup I would not test this as it almost always leads to black screen with no way to recover except via blind flash or flash programmer recovery.  And, your BIOS only has Muxless option, so I doubt it would work here anyway, you need Muxed for that usually.  Laptops with dual graphics are setup so that the powerful card runs any compute or 3d coding, and the output goes through the onboard CPU GFX out to display or display outputs, so if you disable Intel GFX then no way for the graphics to be fed out to the LCD, this is why changing such options almost always = black screen.

Let me know on the memory, if you want to try to unlock your BIOS / mod BIOS, or you want to simply change the memory setting from default profile to XMP.

Ok so no disabling the iGPU haha I don't want to take a risk then have a headache to try and fix it. It's up to you really, I can follow your instructions for grub, but my only question is... If I can push the ram further and change timings and whatnot with an unlocked bios would that not be a better diverse option? Also I just noticed my bios is version 303, windows did an auto update at some point however ASUS does not have this version on their website. How would that affect unlocking the bios? Also I have included the screenshots you requested. Seems I only have 1 XMP profile.

https://ibb.co/FYBRh21
https://ibb.co/JrXwxBh
https://ibb.co/px2m6M2
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(06-10-2019, 08:15 AM)RocoCoco90 Wrote:
(06-10-2019, 02:20 AM)Lost_N_BIOS Wrote: Yes, you would need unlocked BIOS.  Or, I can show you how to set to XMP1 or XMP2 without BIOS mod, via grub using setup_var.  Memory voltage can be adjusted this way too, if your current voltage setting is wrong.

Show me image of CPU-z SPD tab, if the 3000Mhz profile isn't there or there is only one XMP section, show me small CPU-z like window of HWINFO64 so we can confirm if there is only one XMP profile.  Also show me main CPU-z tab, so I can see your bclk.

Your CPU may not be able to run that high memory speed, so you will be limited to whatever speed your CPU and or chipset's max memory ratio allows.

Disabling one graphics for another is usually not possible on a laptop, some rare ones designed for such you can do this, but without a flash programmer and SOIC8 test clip cable in your hand with backup already made a confirmed to be a good BIOS backup I would not test this as it almost always leads to black screen with no way to recover except via blind flash or flash programmer recovery.  And, your BIOS only has Muxless option, so I doubt it would work here anyway, you need Muxed for that usually.  Laptops with dual graphics are setup so that the powerful card runs any compute or 3d coding, and the output goes through the onboard CPU GFX out to display or display outputs, so if you disable Intel GFX then no way for the graphics to be fed out to the LCD, this is why changing such options almost always = black screen.

Let me know on the memory, if you want to try to unlock your BIOS / mod BIOS, or you want to simply change the memory setting from default profile to XMP.

Ok so no disabling the iGPU haha I don't want to take a risk then have a headache to try and fix it. It's up to you really, I can follow your instructions for grub, but my only question is... If I can push the ram further and change timings and whatnot with an unlocked bios would that not be a better diverse option? Also I just noticed my bios is version 303, windows did an auto update at some point however ASUS does not have this version on their website. How would that affect unlocking the bios? Also I have included the screenshots you requested. Seems I only have 1 XMP profile. Thank you for your quick reply and help with all of this!

https://ibb.co/FYBRh21
https://ibb.co/JrXwxBh
https://ibb.co/px2m6M2
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You're welcome! Some people would rather not flash a mod BIOS, or may not be able to do everything needed to accomplish flashing a mod BIOS etc.
So that is why I offered you the other possibility to make the changes. BIOS version change does not matter, I'll have you dump current BIOS region contents to modify anyway.

Thanks for the images - Vikings rule!! Big Grin

I forgot to ask, please show me CPU-z memory tab too, so I can see current memory speed/multi.

Did you check with HWINFO64 too, it may show an additional XMP that CPU-z might not. It will be visible on the little CPU-z like window, on the right side near middle bottom.

So, sounds like you want to go with unlocked BIOS? If yes, Check BIOS main page and see if ME FW version is shown, if not then download HWINFO64 and on the large window on left side, expand motherboard and find ME area, inside that get the ME Firmware version.
Once you have that, go to this thread and in the section "C" download the matching ME System Tools Package (ie if ME FW version = 10.x get V10 package, if 9.0-9.1 get V9.1 package, if 9.5 or above get V9.5 package etc)
https://www.win-raid.com/t596f39-Intel-M...Tools.html

Once downloaded, inside you will find Flash Programming Tool folder, and inside that a Windows or Win/Win32 folder. Select that Win folder, hold shift and press right click, choose open command window here (Not power shell).
At the command prompt type the following command and send me the created file to modify >> FPTw.exe -bios -d biosreg.bin

Right after you do that, try to write back the BIOS Region dump and see if you get any error, if you do show me image of the command entered and the error give >> FPTw.exe -bios -f biosreg.bin

If you are stuck on Win10 and cannot easily get command prompt, and method I mentioned above does not work for you, here is some links that should help
Or, copy all contents from the Flash Programming Tool \ DOS folder to the root of a USB Bootable disk and do the dump from DOS (FPT.exe -bios -d biosreg.bin)
https://www.windowscentral.com/how-add-c...ors-update
https://www.windowscentral.com/add-open-...windows-10
https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/open-...privileges
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(06-10-2019, 02:00 PM)Lost_N_BIOS Wrote: You're welcome!  Some people would rather not flash a mod BIOS, or may not be able to do everything needed to accomplish flashing a mod BIOS etc.
So that is why I offered you the other possibility to make the changes.  BIOS version change does not matter, I'll have you dump current BIOS region contents to modify anyway.

Thanks for the images - Vikings rule!! Big Grin

I forgot to ask, please show me CPU-z memory tab too, so I can see current memory speed/multi.

Did you check with HWINFO64 too, it may show an additional XMP that CPU-z might not.  It will be visible on the little CPU-z like window, on the right side near middle bottom.

So, sounds like you want to go with unlocked BIOS?  If yes, Check BIOS main page and see if ME FW version is shown, if not then download HWINFO64 and on the large window on left side, expand motherboard and find ME area, inside that get the ME Firmware version.  
Once you have that, go to this thread and in the section "C" download the matching ME System Tools Package (ie if ME FW version = 10.x get V10 package, if 9.0-9.1 get V9.1 package, if 9.5 or above get V9.5 package etc)
https://www.win-raid.com/t596f39-Intel-M...Tools.html

Once downloaded, inside you will find Flash Programming Tool folder, and inside that a Windows or Win/Win32 folder.  Select that Win folder, hold shift and press right click, choose open command window here (Not power shell).  
At the command prompt type the following command and send me the created file to modify >> FPTw.exe -bios -d biosreg.bin

Right after you do that, try to write back the BIOS Region dump and see if you get any error, if you do show me image of the command entered and the error give >> FPTw.exe -bios -f biosreg.bin

If you are stuck on Win10 and cannot easily get command prompt, and method I mentioned above does not work for you, here is some links that should help
Or, copy all contents from the Flash Programming Tool \ DOS folder to the root of a USB Bootable disk and do the dump from DOS (FPT.exe -bios -d biosreg.bin)
https://www.windowscentral.com/how-add-c...ors-update
https://www.windowscentral.com/add-open-...windows-10
https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/open-...privileges

Thank you again for the quick reply. I love that show, I am of Swedish descent so I have Viking blood in my veins!

I am not sure what you mean by "try to write back the BIOS Region dump and see if you get any error". I dumped the bios to biosreg.bin without any issues and have the file here. Also the screenshots you requested.

https://ibb.co/ySDQrTp
https://ibb.co/1X5rTvK


Attached Files
.bin   biosreg.bin (Size: 12 MB / Downloads: 4)
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Awesome you're descendant of real Vikings!! Smile Since Ragnar is gone, my favorite now is Floki, although I've really liked his style all along too.

I gave instructions on how to write back the BIOS region above, directly below where I showed you how to create the dump. Check it out, then do that and send me image if any error.

On the HWINFO image, that is a LOT of profiles in your memory, take another and scroll that down (unless all below the current ones are less than the 933.3 shown at the bottom. Looks like all are XMP too, but surely that can't be right. Close small window, then check in large window, memory >> row 0 module (where you were already at in the image), then scroll down until you start seeing XMP profiles (how many do you see, and what speed is each)

You're running at 2660MHz right now, so not too far off from 3000Mhz, however CAS 18 and 2T is slacking for that speed and this kits XMP profiles
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(06-11-2019, 12:47 AM)Lost_N_BIOS Wrote: Awesome you're descendant of real Vikings!! Smile  Since Ragnar is gone, my favorite now is Floki, although I've really liked his style all along too.

I gave instructions on how to write back the BIOS region above, directly below where I showed you how to create the dump.  Check it out, then do that and send me image if any error.

On the HWINFO image, that is a LOT of profiles in your memory, take another and scroll that down (unless all below the current ones are less than the 933.3 shown at the bottom.  Looks like all are XMP too, but surely that can't be right.  Close small window, then check in large window, memory >> row 0 module (where you were already at in the image), then scroll down until you start seeing XMP profiles (how many do you see, and what speed is each)

You're running at 2660MHz right now, so not too far off from 3000Mhz, however CAS 18 and 2T is slacking for that speed and this kits XMP profiles

I'm not sure what you mean about getting errors still... Do you mean type that same command in? If thats the case I did that without any errors, it just asked me to overwrite the previous bios. Also I have included the 4 screen shots of the row 0 module you have requested. I love Floki, he is a true Viking and loyal to his people and their ways. Ragnar is absolutely my favorite, but I really like Ivar as well. He's a little twisted, but a mastermind in the art of war.

https://ibb.co/mhxMNsG
https://ibb.co/LvydJ1B
https://ibb.co/BVWQk05
https://ibb.co/6Dbr3Sp
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My apologies I reread your directions and finally understood, I didn't notice the change of -d to -f in the checking command. I did get an error and here is the screenshot of it.

https://ibb.co/4sGxfYk
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