Unlocking overclocking features in MSI HP Motherboard

Discussion in 'BIOS Mods' started by Llywelyn, Sep 15, 2010.

  1. Llywelyn

    Llywelyn MDL Novice

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    Hello ;)
    I have a very old computer that I'd really like to boost.
    I extracted my BIOS, and tried various softwares in order to open and unlock it.
    The only software that correctly opened my BIOS was awdbedit (fileden . com/files/2009/12/20/2696817/awdbedit.zip)
    omploader . org/vNHQxNA
    rapidshare . com/files/403846869/locked.rom.html
    rapidshare . com/files/403846868/306.ROM.html
    here are the links to the BIOSes. (i couldn't post a proper link because of the 20 posts restriction... just add http and stick the dots)
    With awdbedit I was able to see the options but couldn't enable them. However, we see CPU and RAM frequency settings. There's also a warning that we should remove I think...

    Thank you for your help ;) If you guys could make this, that would ROCK!!! I've posted in tons of forums and nobody could unlock it...

    PS: If you can also add some SLIC features that would be great. So, just mod it as much as you can :D
     
  2. NoJuan999

    NoJuan999 Experienced SLIC Tool Operator

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    #2 NoJuan999, Sep 15, 2010
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    That BIOS opens fine in Modbin 2.01.02 (rename it to 306.BIN).
    There is really Nothing in that BIOS to be unlocked except for the AGP aperature setting (which may cause roblems with your GPU if changed).
    There is a CPU Speed, CPU Type and CPU Cache RAM Settings (I would NOT recommend enabling those, they just display what CPU is installed).
    Also there is an OS Select Setting (OS2/Non-OS2), but again there is No reason to enable that unless you plan on installing OS2.

    If you want a SLIC Mod post a PROPER Request here:
    http://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/5863-Award-amp-AMI-Bios-mod-requests.
     
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  3. Llywelyn

    Llywelyn MDL Novice

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    #3 Llywelyn, Sep 16, 2010
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    Hello NoJuan999,
    Thank you for your support ;) I really appreciate it !

    So, I graphically opened it with awdbedit. When I go in those options, CPU Frequency and so, (page 10 in tab System Bios--> Setup Menu), I can choose to set a frequency like 100Mhz or 133 Mhz (that is not the real frequency, that I believe is 400Mhz, with a x5 multiplier).
    The motherboard is certified to support overclocking on its manual, and I guess that's the place where you do it.

    But I'm really new to BIOS modding so I'll do what you say.
    Oh, another thing. When I try to set the frequency in the BIOS, I have a warning message displayed that prevents me from changing the frequency.
    Maybe disabling it would help ?

    I'll test anything you do ;)

    PS: I didn't specify it before, the motherboard is the HP OEM MS-6575 ;)
    Oh, and don't worry about the AGP thing, I'll never change the GPU (that is an ATI Radeon 9200, overclocked to 287:187...)

    EDIT: I also noticed a lot of settings for RAM, like setting the CAS, the frequency and so... System Bios --> Setup Menu --> Chip_Feature !
    Please have a look ;)
     
  4. Llywelyn

    Llywelyn MDL Novice

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    Have you given this a shot?
    Thank you ;)

    Llywelyn
     
  5. NoJuan999

    NoJuan999 Experienced SLIC Tool Operator

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    I looked at it but on my system awdedit doesn't display that Bios properly so I wouldn't trust it.
    It's also old and designed for Award Bios v4.51 not v6.00.
     
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  6. Llywelyn

    Llywelyn MDL Novice

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    Please try this version of awdbedit, it works fine for me (version 1.02)
    lejabeach com/sisubb/awdbedit-1.02.zip
    It displays all options !
     
  7. NoJuan999

    NoJuan999 Experienced SLIC Tool Operator

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    There is still nothing there that isn't already set to active.
    I don't know what you expect.
    You can always take it back to the person that added that advertisement to the BIOS ID. ;)
     
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  8. Llywelyn

    Llywelyn MDL Novice

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    Well I've done some searches on the web and I found THIS bios dl DOT dropbox dot com/u/747181/MSI%20MS-6533-E%20v7.4%20Retail%20BIOS.zip that is supposed to be the retail motherboard's bios.
    Could you have a look and see if it looks like my BIOS? I'm ready to flash it, and at my risks, but I'd like to have some advice before...
    Thank you :)
     
  9. NoJuan999

    NoJuan999 Experienced SLIC Tool Operator

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    They Definitely Look Similar (Same Chpset and almost the Same Bios ID), but I can't say that it is really 100% comapatible.
    If you do Flash it Make Sure you have a Recovery Method Ready First.
     
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  10. Llywelyn

    Llywelyn MDL Novice

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    OK I'll flash it today.
    But can we implement the overclocking modules of the latter bios inside the former bios?
    Thank you :)