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Request to unlock advance features in Acer Aspire 5740 Bios Phoenix 1.28
#41
(10-05-2014, 10:50 AM)Sml6397 Wrote: Hello vishalagarwal1286 & h35am,

The BIOS mod is complete! You can find the modified BIOS image at the bottom of this post.

Mods performed:
• Added an Advanced Menu
• Disabled the function that may have been hiding the INTEL Menu

As PBE (used to emulate BIOSes) could not emulate this BIOS, I was in the dark when modding. Further mods will require pictures of the BIOS menus so I know what is showing up and what is not.

Generic Warnings/Disclaimers:
Quote:Please remember to take proper precautions when flashing your BIOS. Even if the image is safe, the flashing process can still fail. Make sure that (if applicable) your notebook is fully charged (100%), the power plug is properly connected, and that the chance of the power going out is as minimal as possible. Do not interrupt the flashing process. If possible, it is a good idea to have a working CRISIS recovery disk when messing with your BIOS. Use the flashing instructions for your particular computer brand. DO NOT DO ANYTHING UNNECESSARY!!!

I take absolutely NO responsibility for ANY damages that may occur to you, your computer, your personal belongings, your neighbor's cat, or any other personnel or equipment as a direct or indirect result/consequence of your, or anyone else's, use or misuse of any of the files that are in this archive at the present or at any time in the past or the future. You assume full responsibility for any damages or inconveniences that may occur by choosing to flash, or otherwise use or misuse, this image or any of the other files within this archive.

Have fun! Smile

Please remember to post the results (pictures if possible) of the BIOS flash. As I could not emulate this BIOS, this is especially important.

HASH VERIFICATION (DigitalVolcano's HashTool v1.1):
MDA5: 6d1962e7b8f88a8d2f25cdbd7b385b68
SHA-1: c0ecb41e3c146a0f972c55cf39cce8dce94fa5c5

Greetings Sml6397,

I have reached a wall of brick with the .wph bios file and I need bios-mods help!

My goal is to update the latest microcode for my CPU, which is a:

Family Intel Core i3 Mobile
Processor number i3-330M
CPUID 020652

The modded bios have older microcodes, which I presume is in the original bios as well:

CPUID=20652 Rev=09 2009/11/12 CRC=E580B1FE off=19F020 Size=1C00 Plat=1,4


And I wish to upgrade it to the latest microcode:

CPUID=20652 Rev=0E 2013/06/26 CRC=8D3E4AF9 off=0 Size=2000 Plat=1,4


The problem is that "CBROM195.EXE" hangs when trying to read the .wph file or to add the new microcode, which is a .bin file.

The commands used are:

cbrom195.exe bios.wph /D (displays all bios info)

cbrom195.exe bios.wph /nc_cpucode NCPUCODE.BIN
(this NPCPUCODE.bin file contains the new microcode without the other ones)


The only program that can read the bios.wph is "intelmicrocodelist.exe" but that's about it.

I would greatly appreciate if you or someone else could help me add the microcode or put me on the right path by guiding with steps for my resolution as I want to keep Virtualization enabled.

I am willing to learn everything as long as I get my peace of mind. Smile


As a side note, from my research and actually applying a microcode for my desktop motherboard (ASUS P5KPL-AM IN/ROEM/SI) it somehow does improve the life of the CPU: temps lowered, CPU fan spins slower for quite reasons ~600rpm and the overall system feels snappy and fast)

Cheers,
Eugen


Please find the programs used attached.


Attached Files
.zip   intelmicrocodelist_v04a.zip (Size: 40.34 KB / Downloads: 11)
.zip   CBROM195.zip (Size: 80.84 KB / Downloads: 10)
.zip   cpu00020652_plat00000012_ver0000000e_date20130626.zip (Size: 8.21 KB / Downloads: 9)
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#42
Hi mate,
We need to check the CPUID of Original not presumed so We have
two ways :

1. Install Original and then make an AIDA64 Full Report
2. Make a Bios Backup and an AIDA64 Full Report

In both cases I will be sure that the CPUID data will be your and actually into
Bios !
As I cannot find the CPUID You posted !
Let me know
Regards

Use this tool run It as Admin and upload here the result file :

http://rghost.net/658W4s2SF

http://rghost.net/53128665

Use AIDA64 tool too (cracked version to get FULL REPORT) and upload a Report too

let me know
Regards

Your Brain . . . . It's the best tool U can use ! Wink
Don't FLASH the Bios Mod if You get a Size Alert, You risk a Brick !!!
Donate to me for my work, click here BDM
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#43
(12-22-2015, 12:56 PM)BDMaster Wrote: Hi mate,
We need to check the CPUID of Original not presumed so We have
two ways:

1. Install Original and then make an AIDA64 Full Report
2. Make a Bios Backup and an AIDA64 Full Report

In both cases, I will be sure that the CPUID data will be your and actually into
Bios !
As I cannot find the CPUID You posted !
Let me know
Regards

Use this tool run It as Admin and upload here the result file :

http://rghost.net/658W4s2SF

http://rghost.net/53128665

Use AIDA64 tool too (cracked version to get FULL REPORT) and upload a Report too

let me know
Regards


Hello BDMaster,

Thanks for replying!

I know for sure that my cpuid is "20652", AIDA64 reads differently the cpuid and it is showing as 00020652h, the reason of the "h" at the end is stating that it is a"hexadecimal number" thus, it can be ignored.

I used "microcodelist.exe" to match the cpuid with my cpu, as seen in the picture below :
(this little program reads the microcode for various bioses, I just drag and drop the desired bios and it will display the installed microcodes.)

[Image: cpuids_installed_bios.png]

The microcodes above are present in both original and modded bios.

Here is a picture of the bios with the microcode:

[Image: P51224_093724.jpg]

And the newer microcode would be:

[Image: new_cpuid_bios.png]


But you are right! better to be safe than sorry. Smile

The "BACKUP_Tools14a" has failed to fetch info as my platform is not supported, either way, the files are attached for review.


Thank you,
Eugen

P.S.: I've noticed in the full report that the Maximum Clock can be 3200 MHz, the current multiplier is x16, can I do something to raise the clock to a higher amount of MHz?


Attached Files
.zip   Full_report_cpuid-bios.zip (Size: 1.79 MB / Downloads: 9)
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#44
Merry Christmas !!!

Hi mate,
Your MocroCode is present into these Modules :


MicroCode Module :

_C00.PEI

E018 : 01 00 00 00 09 00 00 00 09 20 12 11 52 06 02 00

FC13 : 78 2B A6 56 76 (End Block = FC18 ---> Len = 1C00)

_C01.PEI

5818 : 01 00 00 00 09 00 00 00 09 20 12 11 52 06 02 00

7413 : 78 2B A6 56 76 (End Block = 7418 ---> Len = 1C00)

BB.BIN
 
30330 : 01 00 00 00 09 00 00 00 09 20 12 11 52 06 02 00

31F2B : 78 2B A6 56 76 (End Block = 31F30 ---> Len = 1C00)

Old Module has size 0x1C00h and new one has size 0x0200h

There is the space to get It but don't overlap these bytes :

F800D3ABB44600C44242505349000000  .....F..BBPSI...

So Replace your new one to old one making attention to not overlap other Code
and repack all !
Let me know
Regards

P.S. If You cannot then I will try to make for You !

Your Brain . . . . It's the best tool U can use ! Wink
Don't FLASH the Bios Mod if You get a Size Alert, You risk a Brick !!!
Donate to me for my work, click here BDM
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#45
(12-24-2015, 04:49 AM)BDMaster Wrote: Merry Christmas !!!

Hi mate,
Your MocroCode is present into these Modules :


MicroCode Module :

_C00.PEI

E018 : 01 00 00 00 09 00 00 00 09 20 12 11 52 06 02 00

FC13 : 78 2B A6 56 76 (End Block = FC18 ---> Len = 1C00)

_C01.PEI

5818 : 01 00 00 00 09 00 00 00 09 20 12 11 52 06 02 00

7413 : 78 2B A6 56 76 (End Block = 7418 ---> Len = 1C00)

BB.BIN

30330 : 01 00 00 00 09 00 00 00 09 20 12 11 52 06 02 00

31F2B : 78 2B A6 56 76 (End Block = 31F30 ---> Len = 1C00)

Old Module has size 0x1C00h and new one has size 0x0200h

There is the space to get It but don't overlap these bytes :

F800D3ABB44600C44242505349000000 .....F..BBPSI...

So Replace your new one to old one making attention to not overlap other Code
and repack all !
Let me know
Regards

P.S. If You cannot then I will try to make for You !

Merry Christmas as well!!

Hello mate,

I'm already lost. Sad

Could you please make one, and, if possible, could you write down a few steps?

Thank you,
Eugen
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#46
I will try to make It for You !
Regards

Your Brain . . . . It's the best tool U can use ! Wink
Don't FLASH the Bios Mod if You get a Size Alert, You risk a Brick !!!
Donate to me for my work, click here BDM
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#47
Here You go (Flash from USB Stick DOS Bootable) :

http://rghost.net/725KXgfGT

Let me know
Regards

Your Brain . . . . It's the best tool U can use ! Wink
Don't FLASH the Bios Mod if You get a Size Alert, You risk a Brick !!!
Donate to me for my work, click here BDM
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#48
(12-24-2015, 12:52 PM)BDMaster Wrote: Here You go (Flash from USB Stick DOS Bootable) :

http://rghost.net/725KXgfGT

Let me know
Regards

Hello Master,


That did the trick.

I don't know what kind of magic did you do in this bios, but it has the newest microcode.

Further testing implies of course.

Below you can find the change reflected in the last row.

[Image: New_embeded_cpu_microcode.png]

As well as displayed in BIOS.

[Image: P51224_202210.jpg]


Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Eugen
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#49
Many Thanks for your report !

BDM (may be M . . .agician !)

Your Brain . . . . It's the best tool U can use ! Wink
Don't FLASH the Bios Mod if You get a Size Alert, You risk a Brick !!!
Donate to me for my work, click here BDM
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#50
(12-24-2015, 12:52 PM)BDMaster Wrote: Here You go (Flash from USB Stick DOS Bootable) :

http://rghost.net/725KXgfGT

Let me know
Regards

This doesn't seem to be accessible anymore. Can you re-upload, please?

Thank you!
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