Asus N50VN SLIC2.0 -> SLIC2.1

Discussion in 'BIOS Mods' started by MaverickHL, May 3, 2010.

  1. MaverickHL

    MaverickHL MDL Novice

    May 3, 2010
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    Hi All,

    I was following the guide in creating a modded bios for my Asus N50VN laptop to go from SLIC2.0 -> SLIC2.1 I decided to use Dynamic type when creating the BIOS using AMI Tool 1.51 (I assume this replaces the 2.0 SLIC with 2.1). Now before I flash this I need to clarify some things I saw in the log and explain to me if there is any issues. I verified with the certs and used the ASUS SLIC and SLP to make sure it looks proper, but I am just being extra cautious less I have a bricked system.

    So here are the results:

    Version 1.51
    Manufacturer - ASUS
    Original BIOS size 1048576 bytes (1024K)
    C0000 Module F6 Padded size 61364
    CEFCC Module 11 Padded size 36872
    D7FF0 Module 8 Padded size 2080
    D8824 Module F7 Padded size 40
    D8860 Module C Padded size 8
    20000 Module 1B Padded size 226512 (Actual size 226512 Original size 460413)
    574E4 Module 20 Padded size 44224 (Actual size 44221 Original size 64000)
    621B8 Module 20 Padded size 43376 (Actual size 43376 Original size 64000)
    6CB3C Module 20 Padded size 42668 (Actual size 42666 Original size 63488)
    771FC Module 20 Padded size 26100 (Actual size 26097 Original size 47104)
    7D804 Module FA Padded size 22908 (Actual size 22907 Original size 32604)
    83194 Module 4 Padded size 21820 (Actual size 21817 Original size 35435)
    886E4 Module F0 Padded size 14652 (Actual size 14652 Original size 61856)
    D887C Module 21 Padded size 10916 (Actual size 10916 Original size 26348)
    8C034 Module F1 Padded size 8660 (Actual size 8660 Original size 59044)
    8E21C Module F8 Padded size 8228 (Actual size 8228 Original size 8719)
    90254 Module E Padded size 7112 (Actual size 7109 Original size 74718)
    91E30 Module 18 Padded size 6144 (Actual size 6141 Original size 16965)
    DB334 Module F9 Padded size 1592 (Actual size 1590 Original size 2497)
    DB980 Module 19 Padded size 1436 (Actual size 1436 Original size 4868)
    93644 Module 1A Padded size 1332 (Actual size 1330 Original size 9890)
    93B8C Module 2B Padded size 844 (Actual size 841 Original size 1360)
    93EEC Module 6 Padded size 728 (Actual size 727 Original size 4096)
    941D8 Module 80 Padded size 188
    E0018 Module 55 Padded size 36256 (Unlinked)
    NVRAM at DC000 length 4000
    ROM Hole at B0000 length 10000
    ROM Hole (non-image) at A0000 length 10000
    ROM Hole at 0 length 10000
    ROM Hole at 10000 length 10000
    There are unlinked blocks in module 80h
    Bootblock at F0000 length 10000
    Extended Bootblock at E0000 length 20000
    Boot block checksum is correct
    Main BIOS checksum is correct
    1B module size is 460413 bytes
    AMIBIOS string found at F75A
    Dynamic method
    SLIC module size is 374 bytes
    SLIC module checksum is 0
    OEM Activation 2.1 SLIC
    No split OEM/Table ID strings found
    RSDT table found at 4FE0E
    RSDT table OEM and Table ID patched to _ASUS_Notebook
    XSDT table OEM and Table ID patched to _ASUS_Notebook
    FACP table OEM and Table ID patched to _ASUS_Notebook
    FACP table OEM and Table ID patched to _ASUS_Notebook
    APIC table OEM ID patched to _ASUS_
    ECDT table OEM ID patched to _ASUS_
    DBGP table OEM ID patched to _ASUS_
    BOOT table OEM ID patched to _ASUS_
    DMAR table OEM ID patched to _ASUS_
    HPET table OEM ID patched to _ASUS_
    MCFG table OEM ID patched to _ASUS_
    SLIC table OEM ID patched to _ASUS_
    OEM table OEM ID patched to _ASUS_
    Pubkey found at 1AFC0
    Pubkey replaced
    ASUS_FLASH SLP 1.0 string added
    Patch applied at 1AE2A (method 3)
    OEMX pubkey and marker zeroed
    SLIC inserted at 5027E
    Module 1B written 460413 bytes
    C0000 Module F6 Padded size 61364
    CEFCC Module 11 Padded size 36872
    D7FF0 Module 8 Padded size 2080
    D8824 Module F7 Padded size 40
    D8860 Module C Padded size 8
    20000 Module 1B Padded size 226660 (Actual size 226660 Original size 460413)
    57578 Module 20 Padded size 44224 (Actual size 44221 Original size 64000)
    6224C Module 20 Padded size 43376 (Actual size 43376 Original size 64000)
    6CBD0 Module 20 Padded size 42668 (Actual size 42666 Original size 63488)
    77290 Module 20 Padded size 26100 (Actual size 26097 Original size 47104)
    7D898 Module FA Padded size 22908 (Actual size 22907 Original size 32604)
    83228 Module 4 Padded size 21820 (Actual size 21817 Original size 35435)
    88778 Module F0 Padded size 14652 (Actual size 14652 Original size 61856)
    D887C Module 21 Padded size 10916 (Actual size 10916 Original size 26348)
    8C0C8 Module F1 Padded size 8660 (Actual size 8660 Original size 59044)
    8E2B0 Module F8 Padded size 8228 (Actual size 8228 Original size 8719)
    902E8 Module E Padded size 7112 (Actual size 7109 Original size 74718)
    91EC4 Module 18 Padded size 6144 (Actual size 6141 Original size 16965)
    DB334 Module F9 Padded size 1592 (Actual size 1590 Original size 2497)
    DB980 Module 19 Padded size 1436 (Actual size 1436 Original size 4868)
    936D8 Module 1A Padded size 1332 (Actual size 1330 Original size 9890)
    93C20 Module 2B Padded size 844 (Actual size 841 Original size 1360)
    93F80 Module 6 Padded size 728 (Actual size 727 Original size 4096)
    9426C Module 80 Padded size 188
    NVRAM at DC000 length 4000
    ROM Hole at B0000 length 10000
    ROM Hole (non-image) at A0000 length 10000
    ROM Hole at 0 length 10000
    ROM Hole at 10000 length 10000
    There are unlinked blocks in module 80h
    Boot block preserved
    Unlinked bytes preserved
    Main BIOS checksum is correct
    Bootblock at F0000 length 10000
    Extended Bootblock at E0000 length 20000
    Boot block checksum is correct
    C0000 Module F6 Padded size 61364
    CEFCC Module 11 Padded size 36872
    D7FF0 Module 8 Padded size 2080
    D8824 Module F7 Padded size 40
    D8860 Module C Padded size 8
    20000 Module 1B Padded size 226660 (Actual size 226660 Original size 460413)
    57578 Module 20 Padded size 44224 (Actual size 44221 Original size 64000)
    6224C Module 20 Padded size 43376 (Actual size 43376 Original size 64000)
    6CBD0 Module 20 Padded size 42668 (Actual size 42666 Original size 63488)
    77290 Module 20 Padded size 26100 (Actual size 26097 Original size 47104)
    7D898 Module FA Padded size 22908 (Actual size 22907 Original size 32604)
    83228 Module 4 Padded size 21820 (Actual size 21817 Original size 35435)
    88778 Module F0 Padded size 14652 (Actual size 14652 Original size 61856)
    D887C Module 21 Padded size 10916 (Actual size 10916 Original size 26348)
    8C0C8 Module F1 Padded size 8660 (Actual size 8660 Original size 59044)
    8E2B0 Module F8 Padded size 8228 (Actual size 8228 Original size 8719)
    902E8 Module E Padded size 7112 (Actual size 7109 Original size 74718)
    91EC4 Module 18 Padded size 6144 (Actual size 6141 Original size 16965)
    DB334 Module F9 Padded size 1592 (Actual size 1590 Original size 2497)
    DB980 Module 19 Padded size 1436 (Actual size 1436 Original size 4868)
    936D8 Module 1A Padded size 1332 (Actual size 1330 Original size 9890)
    93C20 Module 2B Padded size 844 (Actual size 841 Original size 1360)
    93F80 Module 6 Padded size 728 (Actual size 727 Original size 4096)
    9426C Module 80 Padded size 188
    E0018 Module 55 Padded size 36256 (Unlinked)
    NVRAM at DC000 length 4000
    ROM Hole at B0000 length 10000
    ROM Hole (non-image) at A0000 length 10000
    ROM Hole at 0 length 10000
    ROM Hole at 10000 length 10000
    There are unlinked blocks in module 80h
    Bootblock at F0000 length 10000
    Extended Bootblock at E0000 length 20000
    Boot block checksum is correct
    Main BIOS checksum is correct
    SLIC performed successfully. BIOS file is C:\DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGS\ATAN\MY DOCUMENTS\DOWNLOADS\BIOS\N50VCVNAS_SLIC.212



    So the only thing I see of concern is this line:

    There are unlinked blocks in module 80h

    The other is whether or not using Dynamic in this case is wise, or redo the BIOS mod and have it use SSV3. Again any feedback would be appreciated before I go ahead with the flashing.

    Thanks,

    MaverickHL
     
  2. NoJuan999

    NoJuan999 Experienced SLIC Tool Operator

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    SSV3 Method worked on Bios version 212 (it did not have SLIC 2.0):
    http://forums.mydigitallife.net/thr...Bios-Mod-Requests-section?p=191451#post191451
    I don't know which version your doing though, so if it has Slic 2.0 then Dynamic is fine to replace it with SLIC 2.1
    Just make sure you flash from DOS (Not in Windows) with AFlash2.

    Unlinked blocks in Module 80h is NOT a problem, the tool completed the mod successfully.
     
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  3. MaverickHL

    MaverickHL MDL Novice

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    Thanks NoJuan999

    I actually did the SLIC Tool BIOS check and it said 2.0 on mine since I had Vista pre-installed before. Maybe the ones in Asus's website does not have the SLIC2.0 then? Oh well, I will use the link you gave me to flash the BIOS. By the way can I use the onboard flashing tool within the BIOS to flash it or rather safer just to boot off a USB Flash drive and flash it that way?
     
  4. NoJuan999

    NoJuan999 Experienced SLIC Tool Operator

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    #4 NoJuan999, May 4, 2010
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    EZ-Flash may work but it doesn't always fully update the Bios with the Modified SLIC info.
    So, I recommend using a Bootable USB and AFlash2 from DOS.
    http://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/8909
     
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  5. MaverickHL

    MaverickHL MDL Novice

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    #5 MaverickHL, May 4, 2010
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    Hey NoJuan999 thanks for the info, just flashed it using the bootable usb and works great. Thanks for all your help.