[REQUEST] OMEN by HP - 17-an104ng: Intel iGPU on i7 8750H is factory disabled- no ADVANCED BIOS

Discussion in 'BIOS Mods' started by No Khay, Apr 29, 2020.

  1. No Khay

    No Khay MDL Novice

    Apr 28, 2020
    #1 No Khay, Apr 29, 2020
    Last edited: Apr 30, 2020
    Dears All who have much more better knowledge than me. In hopes of getting positive response I am addressing the following issue I have been facing. I bought this OMEN by HP - 17-an104ng Gaming laptop when there were no RTX laptops in the market. It came with the latest gen i7 processor. Specs below:

    CPU: Intel Core i7-8750H
    GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (6GB GDDR5)
    DISPLAY: 17.3”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), 144 Hz, IPS + G-Sync
    STORAGE: 250GB SSD + 1000GB HDD
    RAM: 16GB DDR4, 2666 MHz

    BIOS Version F.10
    SMBIOS Version 3.2
    UEFI Boot Yes
    System BIOS Date 11/21/2019

    CHIPSET- South Bridge Intel Cannon Point HM370

    It has a very basic UEFI BIOS by AMI (aptio soft) that only allows me to change virtualization and some boot options, nothing more. This is kinda joke from HP. We have no access to overclocking, undervolting options. Even more frustrating thing, UHD 630 iGPU was disabled in factory and there's no access from BIOS. I saw many people complaining on HP support forums and there are no satisfying answers. No recent BIOS updates. It seems HP will never enable those advanced options in BIOS for us.
    I am planning to utilize this laptop for multiple OSes, including Linux and Hackintosh with GTX1060 pass through in VM for my IT studies.

    I need help in two most important things.
    1. Can ADVANCED BIOS options be enabled?
    2. Will it allow me to UNLOCK and use Intel UHD630 graphics?

    I read through most of the guides and questions from other users. I collected most of the Tools like AMIBCP, MMTool, UBU (also CH341A BIOS USB Programmer) and have a general idea how they work. However, I need more instructions and direction to the right way.
    ftp. hp. com/pub/softpaq/sp100501-101000/sp100723.exe
    Can't share link to BIOS as I am still new. But easy to find with OMEN by HP - 17-an104ng Gaming laptop

    I appreciate any help anyone can offer. I am also ready to donate for those who are putting effort for us the community. Thank you!
  2. TigTex

    TigTex MDL Member

    Oct 5, 2009
    Those laptops don't have hardware support for enabling the iGPU.

    On laptops with hybrid graphics, the iGPU is always enabled and he is responsible for outputting image on internal LCD and hdmi/displayport. It enables the discrete gpu with a MUX (requires hardware support).
    HP and some other manufacturers don't use the iGPU on gaming laptops so that you can have advanced features like GSYNC and 144hz support.
    No BIOS mod will solve a hardware limitation. The motherboard doesn't have the required components.
  3. No Khay

    No Khay MDL Novice

    Apr 28, 2020
  4. irvine-c

    irvine-c MDL Novice

    Jul 28, 2020
    @No Khay Any update on this? What was the outcom? I am literally trying to do everything you are trying to do with my omen as well, but i need an igpu enabled to do nvidia gpu passthrough for VMs but they are disabled at the factory level. Did it work out for you?