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Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 08-16-2022, 01:31 PM
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Posted By Dan81
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Scored another Vaio, this time a VGN-NR11M.

Nice little machine (albeit running on a rather old X3100 IGP) but goodness gracious it's picky as all hell with RAM.
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 08-14-2022, 11:01 AM
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Posted By Dan81
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Updates:

-ASUS P5B - works fine, so does the E6600 it came with. Not sure what can I really do with a E6600 if the board supports as far as E5xxx Xeons with slight mods, but considering I paid...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 08-14-2022, 05:01 AM
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Posted By Dan81
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

More scores today!

-ASUS P5B Rev 1.03G
-Sony Vaio VPCEB1M1E - i3 330M, HD5650. Needs a whole new display assembly, HDD, battery and DVD drive. Hope it works though, or it's getting gutted....
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 08-12-2022, 03:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 160
Posted By Dan81
Re: Motherboard diagnostic LED states

That would be MSI's D-Bracket you're talking about. I have mine installed on a Athlon XP 2500+ nF2 build, which features an MSI K7N2 Delta-ILSR mobo.
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 08-11-2022, 03:59 PM
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Posted By Dan81
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

I don't remember seeing Toshibas being locked down on WLAN/WWAN cards. At least not on my L505, L650 or A300. The L505 is a C2D T6600, the L650 is a i3-380M, one of the A300s is a P8600 (if I...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 08-10-2022, 03:43 PM
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Posted By Dan81
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Knowing Lenovo, there's gonna more than likely be a whitelist on the WWAN slot. Them and HP are about the only brands I know that whitelist cards.

I was once told Dell does too but from...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 08-09-2022, 09:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 416
Posted By Dan81
Re: laptop vs desktop rust spinner longevity

WD Scorpio Blues are also avoidable. I can't count how many I had fail despite them showing 100%.
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 08-07-2022, 07:02 AM
Replies: 5,445
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Posted By Dan81
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Scores of today!

Acer 5536 - HD3200 variant that got gutted in favor of housing the 5738 board (w/ a P8700 recently housed in it, plus 2x2GB DDR3)

HP Compaq 6830s - variant w/ HD3400 series...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 08-05-2022, 03:39 PM
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Posted By Dan81
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Does a free i3-3110M count as a great score?

I guess so, my g6-2238sl seems to be happy to run its HD4000 along a HD7670M 1GB. Better than crippling it with a GT610M.
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 08-04-2022, 01:09 PM
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Posted By Dan81
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Free JV50-MV mainboard from an pretry beaten up Acer 5738. Standard HD4570 deal but DDR3 instead of DDR2.

Wasted potential as the mainboard was originally made for M96 (HD4650) and Madison (which...
Forum: BIOS Requests ONLY! 08-03-2022, 04:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 593
Posted By Dan81
Re: Need ASUS X55VDR BIOS Dump

I can confirm VDR is what my original BIOS reads as well, despite the SN saying it's a VD. Even the mobo sticker reads VDR. Picture below shows the SN and VDR string from the BIOS file I attached in...
Forum: BIOS Requests ONLY! 08-03-2022, 02:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 593
Posted By Dan81
Re: Need ASUS X55VDR BIOS Dump

Tested it. 610M still won't show up, and fan will go full blast after a restart.

Interesting finding: HWMonitor reports 2500RPM as normal fan operation, and 25500 when it starts going full blast...
Forum: BIOS Requests ONLY! 08-02-2022, 03:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 593
Posted By Dan81
Re: Need ASUS X55VDR BIOS Dump

Figured I'd post up the device manager too. I added in two photos from another ASUS laptop I have (X53SC-SX424V) just to show you what it should look like (since both machines have the same CPU -...
Forum: BIOS Requests ONLY! 08-01-2022, 09:55 AM
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Posted By Dan81
Re: Need ASUS X55VDR BIOS Dump

I can confirm CCN0CV202113504 appears. Unfortunately, the bottom case stickers that would show the model and SN are blank (possibly worn off or something else?) and the Windows 8 sticker that would...
Forum: BIOS Requests ONLY! 08-01-2022, 06:30 AM
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Views: 593
Posted By Dan81
Re: Need ASUS X55VDR BIOS Dump

Figured I'd come back - apparently the R in most models like X55CR and X55VDR actually denotes a soldered CPU. Hence why normal non-R BIOS-es work - the only difference between the VD and VDR (and...
Forum: BIOS Requests ONLY! 07-31-2022, 12:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,473
Posted By Dan81
Re: Lenovo Legion Y530 NM-B701 - bios clean region ME request

I'd say try to measure if there's voltage around the GPU coils? That would tell you if the GPU receives any power or not, as far as I remember.
Forum: BIOS Requests ONLY! 07-31-2022, 12:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 593
Posted By Dan81
Re: Need ASUS X55VDR BIOS Dump

Welp, I'm stumped as to what else I can try.

What I did so far:

- tested two of the VDR dumps (thanks to SMDFlea and hoaca388!)
- did a quick reflow on both the 610M and the HM76 chipset (half...
Forum: BIOS Requests ONLY! 07-31-2022, 03:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 593
Posted By Dan81
Re: Need ASUS X55VDR BIOS Dump

Because I couldn't edit my previous post - I also tried a non-R X55VDF1 BIOS image to no avail. With that one, I do get a "2135.something something" string in the VBIOS section, but behaviour kinda...
Forum: BIOS Requests ONLY! 07-30-2022, 12:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 593
Posted By Dan81
Re: Need ASUS X55VDR BIOS Dump

Same thing. Fan goes to 100%, and still no 610M in the device manager.
Forum: BIOS Requests ONLY! 07-30-2022, 10:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 593
Posted By Dan81
Re: Need ASUS X55VDR BIOS Dump

Yeah, that does seem strange. The case reads F55V, and the most recent dump I did find had mentioned F55V/F55VD and the same mainboard silkscreen as mine (X55VD MAIN BOARD REV3.1). No mention of VDR...
Forum: BIOS Requests ONLY! 07-30-2022, 09:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 593
Posted By Dan81
Re: Need ASUS X55VDR BIOS Dump

Tried it, BIOS reports VBIOS N/A, and fan goes full speed midway through Windows boot.

What I just noticed: the BIOS version is 409, but from what little I could find, the R variant goes up to 407...
Forum: BIOS Requests ONLY! 07-30-2022, 08:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 593
Posted By Dan81
Re: Need ASUS X55VDR BIOS Dump

Okay, this is the dump I've got from the mainboard.

As I will note again, this is the first time I have got the chip out of the board so it hasn't been previously tampered with in any form.

I...
Forum: BIOS Requests ONLY! 07-30-2022, 08:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 593
Posted By Dan81
Need ASUS X55VDR BIOS Dump

As the title says, I am in need of a "F1" named BIOS, or a known clean ME dump for an ASUS F55V (or X55VDR, according to the mainboard)

Information that I could gather:

- fan runs 100% all time...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 07-30-2022, 07:50 AM
Replies: 5,445
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Posted By Dan81
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Meh, the previous X75VD I had was similar to this X55VD in design, and suprisingly ran MUCH cooler than the socketed counterpart.

And considering I got the X54C for almost peanuts and with a...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 07-30-2022, 05:18 AM
Replies: 5,445
Views: 1,194,819
Posted By Dan81
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

I guess this isn't too much of a score since it's a trade... but I traded my X54C I fixed for a X55VD. Got a soldered i3 and a GT610M for cheap, even if it needs repairs and a HDD cover.
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