Dell XPS One MXM Whitelist edit help

Discussion in 'BIOS Mods' started by 721, Feb 15, 2012.

  1. 721

    721 MDL Novice

    Feb 15, 2012
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    Hey, I think I've got this figured out but I just want to make sure I do.

    So I have a Dell XPS One (A2010) and the current BIOS and currently installed BIOS is 2.0.6, within the BIOS Dell has whitelisted just two MXM graphics cards, there Intel G33 and the ATI 2400 HD. I would like to try and run something like a Nvidia 9600M GT. So following some WLAN whitelisting guides, I've come up with this,

    Here's the original BIOS download from Dell extracted into this folder (available here http://www.dell.com/support/drivers/us/en/19)

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    Anyway, after extracting it I opened the second of the 1MB files (M-020006) in MMTOOL, I didn't think it mattered which one of the two I opened and used. I did have to append .ROM to the file for it to open in MMTOOL

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    Then I extracted every one of those files displayed in MMTOOLS to a separate folder and opened them all in my hex editor,

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    I searched in every file for the Vendor and Device ID's I had for the Intel and ATI cards, VEN 8086 DEV 29C2 and VEN 1002 DEV 94C9, respectively, and found them both here,

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    ATI
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    Now it is my understanding that I can replace one of these values with the VEN and DEV ID's from say a 9600M GT (10DE and 0649). I would replace the ATI values just in case the card didn't work I wouldn't be left without a display, but are the SUBSYS values important? I don't have them for the ATI card and couldn't find them in the editor for the Intel, no idea what the Nvidia would be.

    Would that be the process though? Edit those values, save the changes, use MMTOOL to replace the file and then flash the BIOS? Again, does it matter which of the two 1MB files I use? and there's this,

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    Does it mean anything that the selected option shows the same Intel values from the card in the VenderID and DeviceID boxes?

    I would request the BIOS mod in the request thread but I prefer learning how to do something then make someone else to it for me, otherwise what's the point?
     
  2. yakumo2897

    yakumo2897 MDL Novice

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    Did you ever figure this out? If it worked could you please post the dl for this I would love to get a new video card into this machine. Sorry for the tread resurrection.
     
  3. iiebill

    iiebill MDL Novice

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    Dell A2010 whitelist gpu mod




    email me wmg.computing gmail if Anyone has a working modded bios file for allowing me to use a different video card in this dell cps a2010.
    I have tried repeatedly with no success. Someone said they did a while back and that they would not do it again….REALLY?
    Im trying to run OS x on one of these , for fun, and i can't use the unsupported graphics cards that this bios will "see"
    So………..ANYONE have some news on getting this done ?
    Thanks!
    -Bill
     
  4. iiebill

    iiebill MDL Novice

    Sep 7, 2013
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    Could someone pm me with any info…please ?
     
  5. iiebill

    iiebill MDL Novice

    Sep 7, 2013
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    I cant't pm till i have 5 posts
     
  6. iiebill

    iiebill MDL Novice

    Sep 7, 2013
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    I was able to mod the bios but i could get new gnu to work
     
  7. iiebill

    iiebill MDL Novice

    Sep 7, 2013
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    Did you get this working ?
    I would settle for a mod to run win7 …even.