ASUS AMI BIOS and OEMX table

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  1. JohnnyC

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    #1 JohnnyC, Nov 11, 2008
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    Hi All

    Does anyone know what the deal is with the new AMI bios releases from Asus? They have an OEMX table, which is actually the SLIC table (176h). This tables OEM ID is AMI and OEM Table ID is OEMXLIC. Editing the usual way does not work anymore (i.e. extract 1B module with MMTool search SLIC text and replace with the 374 bytes from Asus SLIC.bin, search RSDT and XSDT and replace with _ASUS_ and Notebook respectively). Doing all this still results in no SLIC table appearing as it usually did with the older BIOS revisions. The RSDT is updated correctly with _ASUS_ and Notebook in ACPIScope, but no SLIC!! how annoying! I can write the SLIC over the OEMX table with RWEverything and then Vista is activated, but it's not a permanent fix. The automatic AMI mod tools work, but the OEMX table seems to be the official way/place SLIC is supposed to be.

    Anyone know how to defeat this new method?

    And simply replacing OEMX table in 1B module with SLIC is not the answer because system will not POST in that case!

    Cheers
    JohnnyC
     
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    Actually I don't have that sequence.

    I have
    2E8A073C007406 and 2E8A073C00741A but not 2E8A073C007431
    just under System Configuration, System Lock and System version strings.

    If u can send me a link of bios with this string, I can find corresponding string and pos in mine. And therefore I'll see which bytes we'll seek with JNZ instruction.

    I flashed just with /i flag. I missed "/pbnc /n" part.

    I don't remember ;) It was a friend's computer. And I won't have access in 2 days.
     
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