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Sony Vaio VGN-AR630E R2080J8 Intel VT-x Enabled (Post: #7)
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Hello all, 1st poster here. I have a Sony Vaio VGN-AR630E that I am trying to do some BIOS mod to turn on the VT-x option. The BIOS is Version R1050J8. Sony has no update for it as I have contacted Sony and was told flat out they don't have one. It would be nice to be able to see what all options there are in the BIOS. I am familiar with BIOS's but not Modifying them. My main reason for wanting this is to be able to run a Virtual Machine with support for several OS Systems. Thank you for all your help in advance.

Specifications for VGN-AR630E:

Processor
Name : Intel Mobile Core 2 Duo T7250
Code Name : Merom
Package : Socket P (478)
Technology : 65 nm Core VID : 1.175 V - 1.275 V
Specification : Intel® Core™2 Duo CPU T7250 @ 2.00GHz
Family : 6 Model : F Stepping : D
Ext. Family : 6 Ext. Model : F Revision : M0
Instructions : MMX, SSE (1,2,3,3S), EM64T, VT-x

Motherboard
Manufacturer : Sony Corporation
Model :VAIO
Chipset : Intel PM965 Rev. C0
Southbridge: Intel 82801HBM (ICH8-ME)

BIOS
Brand : Phoenix Technologies LTD
Version : R1050J8
Date : 07/18/2007

Memory
Type : DDR2 Channels # Dual
Size : 2048 MBytes DC Mode : Symmetric

Graphics
Display : NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GT
Code Name: G86M Revision : A2
Technology : 80 nm
Clocks
Core : 450 MHz
Shaders : 900 MHz
Memory: 602 MHz
Memory
Size : 256 MBytes
Bus Width : 128 bits
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#2
Hi,

In addition to unlocked hidden options in BIOS menu, the BIOS can be modify to unlocked EIST. When EIST is unlocked, you can enabled dual-IDA because the Intel PM965 & T7250 support 800MHz FSB, which means 2.20GHz@x11. If you can wait 5 to 7 days more, I can mod it for you.

If you use my modified BIOS image & you like it, please consider making a donation. Thank you very much. Smile
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#3
Hi,

I can't find the BIOS file anywhere. Please post download link to the BIOS file. Thank you.

If you use my modified BIOS image & you like it, please consider making a donation. Thank you very much. Smile
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(02-23-2011, 01:02 PM)kizwan Wrote: Hi,

I can't find the BIOS file anywhere. Please post download link to the BIOS file. Thank you.

I have a backup using Universal BIOS Backup Toolkit 2.0.

Here is a link to it.

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/21899186/Phoenix...1050J8.rar

Thank you for all your help.
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(02-23-2011, 03:32 PM)Kessren Wrote: I have a backup using Universal BIOS Backup Toolkit 2.0.

Here is a link to it.

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/21899186/Phoenix...1050J8.rar

Thank you for all your help.
The BIOS image when obtain this way, is not complete. It missing the platform data. I'll try get the BIOS image from other source.

If you use my modified BIOS image & you like it, please consider making a donation. Thank you very much. Smile
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(02-23-2011, 07:29 PM)kizwan Wrote:
(02-23-2011, 03:32 PM)Kessren Wrote: I have a backup using Universal BIOS Backup Toolkit 2.0.

Here is a link to it.

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/21899186/Phoenix...1050J8.rar

Thank you for all your help.
The BIOS image when obtain this way, is not complete. It missing the platform data. I'll try get the BIOS image from other source.

What should I use to get the image of the rom?
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(02-23-2011, 07:46 PM)Kessren Wrote: What should I use to get the image of the rom?
If it is possible, better download the BIOS file from Sony.

Does all AR series notebook use the same BIOS & same BIOS update? You can find modified BIOS file for VGN-AR760U over here. I don't know whether it is compatible with your notebook or not but I found older BIOS for AR670 also R1050J8. Source here & here.

If you use my modified BIOS image & you like it, please consider making a donation. Thank you very much. Smile
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(02-23-2011, 08:50 PM)kizwan Wrote:
(02-23-2011, 07:46 PM)Kessren Wrote: What should I use to get the image of the rom?
If it is possible, better download the BIOS file from Sony.

Does all AR series notebook use the same BIOS & same BIOS update? You can find modified BIOS file for VGN-AR760U over here. I don't know whether it is compatible with your notebook or not but I found older BIOS for AR670 also R1050J8. Source here & here.

I flashed the BIOS with the one you suggested and it seems to be working. I was able to enable the VT-x support. Thank you very much.
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(02-23-2011, 10:23 PM)Kessren Wrote: I flashed the BIOS with the one you suggested and it seems to be working. I was able to enable the VT-x support. Thank you very much.
Nice to hear it working for you. Smile Can you take a picture of the new options in BIOS menu? Just two pictures & post it here. Thank you.
BTW, to learn how to enable Dual-IDA using ThrottleStop please visit this page for more information.

If you use my modified BIOS image & you like it, please consider making a donation. Thank you very much. Smile
Donate Here
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(02-23-2011, 11:15 PM)kizwan Wrote:
(02-23-2011, 10:23 PM)Kessren Wrote: I flashed the BIOS with the one you suggested and it seems to be working. I was able to enable the VT-x support. Thank you very much.
Nice to hear it working for you. Smile Can you take a picture of the new options in BIOS menu? Just two pictures & post it here. Thank you.
BTW, to learn how to enable Dual-IDA using ThrottleStop please visit this page for more information.

Here are some screen shots of the updated BIOS. Thank you for all your help.


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