Shrink 1B module and other SLIC questions

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  1. madaload

    madaload MDL Junior Member

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    Guys, would somebody please help me here? I am really trying to understand how this SLIC and SLP modding works. With the help of tutorials in this forum I was able to manually upgrade my ACER laptop to Vi$ta Ultim ate. I have read all the tutorials, but I am still struggling to understand some options in the AMI SLIC Mod v1.00 RC10 though. I am experimenting with modding the BIOS for ASRock X48TurboTwins mobo by adding both SLP and SLIC mods. (AMIBIOS core version 0800)

    When I use AMI SLIC Mod v1.00 RC10 than the only option that works is SSV2. The other methods using the MMtool would freeze the application. Anyway, I am very curious about some options in the SLIC tool. Namely the “Always shrink 1B module” option and the “Use extra space to shrink” option. When do I need to use those? And if I tick them unnecessarily, will it do any harm to the resulting BIOS file and consequently to the mobo?

    I am also a little concerned about this part of the log after I modded the BIOS:
    Why was the “Existing SLIC in 1B” deleted? Why did it take 7 steps to correct the 1B module? And what does this mean :”There are unlinked blocks in module 80h”? Should I be concerned about unlinked blocks? Should I be concerned about anything in that log if it says “SLIC performed successfully” in the end at all? I also used the SLIC TOOL3 FOR OEM VISTA Ver20080419 and that didn't give me any output to be paranoid about. Only two green squares and a popup about job done.

    And my last question, do I need to use any switches when updating BIOS with a modded file? I have successfully updated one mobo without switches, but that was just because I didn't know I could use any. I certainly want to preserve the recovery boot part.
     
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  2. andyp

    andyp SLIC Tools Author

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    Hi

    Firstly RC10 is old. Use 1.02 and let me know if it still freezes as I should fix it! Could you also give a link to the BIOS.

    Existing SLIC 1B deleted - some BIOSes have a dummy SLIC. Unless a dynamic mod is done this should be removed (actually SLIC is changed to OEMS) so that there is no possibility of 2 SLICs - which can cause freezing on OS start.

    Always shrink 1B - only used in specific cases. Unless you know you need to, don't! Makes the program try and shrink the 1B module in SSV1/3/Dynamic mods - as I say, only needed in special cases.

    Use extra space - When shrinking 1B it uses other strings to blank to get the module smaller. Some can cause problems with EZFlash so again, only use in specific circumstances (when default SSV2/3 mod fails).

    See the readme in the latest version.

    If it says successful at end the BIOS should be fine. I would always use the newest version, however.

    Only switch when flashing is /i.

    Andy

     
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