[Request] MSI MS-1492 barebone (GTX 850M) bios unlocking. Solving battery problems

Discussion in 'BIOS Mods' started by myclock, Jun 13, 2014.

  1. myclock

    myclock MDL Novice

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    -Manufacturer: MSI
    -Motherboard Model:
    MS-1492, Rev 1.0. Chipset Intel Haswell Rev 06, Southbridge HM87 Rev. C2
    -Bios revision:
    E1492IMT.10O
    -Bios Type:
    AMI
    -Bios Download Link:
    sendspace.com/file/v4vdyh
    -RW Everything Report Download Link:
    sendspace.com/file/tfux93

    Many thanks
     
  2. myclock

    myclock MDL Novice

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    Hi, thanks for the thoughtful reply

    This is not the MSI GE40, this is the barebone one, which has no new official bios. I can't be sure that the MSI GE40 bios is goodfor me

    The MSI forum was no help.
    Emailed MSI support several days ago
     
  3. myclock

    myclock MDL Novice

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    So, I think an unlocked barebone bios could be very helpful in this case..
     
  4. myclock

    myclock MDL Novice

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    So I got reply from MSI to contact the vendor. The vendor told me they will contact MSI and ask for new bios. I'm not sure it's actually going to happen in the near future or at all..
     
  5. myclock

    myclock MDL Novice

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    it seems like the vbios is integrated into the bios (could be?)?
    also, it seems like at least one big reason for the battery problem is the Nvidia GPU not shutting down in idle state. it's set on 135/400 for core/mem. Using nvidia inspector I can get it to 100/100 on P8 state, resulting in 3-4W less.
    And no - nothing is using the GPU, it's on 0%.

    Can something be done about it?
     
  6. Flipp3r

    Flipp3r MDL Expert

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    What about a newer nvidia driver. The vbios is probably the onboard intel gpu. I would try the bios that matches best for your barebone. It is probably the GE40 as you mentioned.
    If you don't want to risk it then wait for vendor to get back to you..
     
  7. myclock

    myclock MDL Novice

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    thanks for replying

    these are the newest from Intel and Nvidia