Unsupported CPU adding to bios?

Discussion in 'BIOS Mods' started by bem, May 12, 2010.

  1. bem

    bem MDL Novice

    May 12, 2010
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    Hi,

    this is my first topic on this board. I found this forum trough the web and Im hoping to find someone who can help me.
    Ive got a Thinkpad W500 notebook and I would like to upgrade it with a qx9300 Cpu. Ive bought
    already the cpu, but when its installed the laptop only starts for a second and the turn off.

    Ive talked to a guy from lenovo support and he told me the bios of W500 doesnt support the
    id for the qx9300 for this reason it has to be integrated to the bios.
    He also told me to try putting the W700
    Bios on my machine because the W700s bios support qx9300 but it could brick the
    board... For this reason Im not ready to flash W700 bios on it...

    Im searching for someone who can add the support to the bios of my W500. Im able to
    unpack and split the bioses of W500 and W700 into *.rom files but editing them i cant...


    You can follow my other conversation here:

    http://forum.notebookreview.com/lenovo-ibm/447031-w500-cpu-upgrade-possible-now-future-3.html

    http://www.wimsbios.com/forum/topic11940.html

    http://forum.thinkpads.com/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=87222

    If some is here and able to do this I would be very happy and recompense his work!

    THANKS

    Ps.: Sorry for my english Im not a native speaker :)
     
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  3. nullpointer

    nullpointer MDL Novice

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    If you dump the bioses of W700 and W500 (using the PhoneixTool) you'll find the BIOSCOD09.ROM in the W700 DUMP.

    You can modify the settings in the PhoenixTool that the created $01B8300_SLIC.ROM is identical to the (unpacked) original file. But there seems no way to add the BIOSCOD09.ROM into the convertion process.

    Maybe there is a way that the PhoenixTool (from AndyP) can also add a file? Or a different Tool? (The Phoenix Bios Editor also fails: 31 errors ...)

    Any hints?