What is a permanent Slic?

Discussion in 'BIOS Mods' started by spinalgr1998, Apr 15, 2015.

  1. spinalgr1998

    spinalgr1998 MDL Member

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    I want to know what means permanent Slic ? If a flash a new BIOS without SLIC the old one stays untouched ?
     
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  3. spinalgr1998

    spinalgr1998 MDL Member

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    I know what is SLIC , I don't know what exactly is permanent Slic ?
     
  4. Flipp3r

    Flipp3r MDL Expert

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    It means that even if you flash a newer bios without slic, the existing slic remains untouched/overwritten - ie, it's permanent!!!
     
  5. spinalgr1998

    spinalgr1998 MDL Member

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    that's perfect ! thanks for the info !!!
     
  6. CaptainKirk1966

    CaptainKirk1966 Former MDL Guru

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    #6 CaptainKirk1966, Apr 16, 2015
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    Hmm, I suppose that would be permanent ..., but I have generally thought that permanent slic referred to one provided by the bios, rather than an emulated one injected by a boot loader or windows driver. The emulated slic would go away if disk drives were wiped and/or OS reinstalled.
     
  7. Flipp3r

    Flipp3r MDL Expert

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    We are talking about bios. No one mentioned loaders/emulation...
     
  8. CaptainKirk1966

    CaptainKirk1966 Former MDL Guru

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    Sorry, I guess I don't know enough about what situations make the slic permanent. I have modified Award and AMI bios on some older generic motherboards, using AndyP's tools from here, and the slic certainly won't survive a reflash with an unmodded bios.
     
  9. Flipp3r

    Flipp3r MDL Expert

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    You are correct. Most of the time you will overwrite the slic. I think it's a feature of newer Asus uefi capsules where the tool mod will remain permanent.
     
  10. CaptainKirk1966

    CaptainKirk1966 Former MDL Guru

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    If I am reading that stuff correctly, it seems a matter of how/where the slic is stored. If it gets placed in a nvram or dmi region it will survive a reflash.