XFX 780i P10 SLIC 2.1 (DELL) + MEDIA SHIELD v9.87 + AWD894

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  1. chinobino

    chinobino MDL Member

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    #1 chinobino, Apr 9, 2010
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    Being that XFX have yet to release a P10 version for the 780i I decided to make it myself using the EVGA P10 version :worthy:.

    There are 2 versions here, the first is the custom XFX P10 without any SLIC or SLP added, so you can mod this yourself if you want :cool:.

    Note: Zukky over at ATI forums has noted that the P10 BIOS improves performance/compatibility issues on the 780i and the ATI 5970 Black Edition. This BIOS *may* improve performance on other ATi 5000 series and also 6000 series video cards. If you do flash this BIOS to resolve an ATI compatibility issue please post some feedback as it may help others, thankyou!

    DOWNLOAD XFX P10 CUSTOM NO SLIC/SLP
    Code:
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    This XFX BIOS was made from the EVGA P10 BIOS (NF78_P10.BIN) & has no SLIC or SLP mods
    
    Please backup your current BIOS prior to flashing this BIOS.
    
    Please flash from DOS using the supplied AWARDFLASH v8.65 utility e.g.
    
    
    awd865 7B1N2P10.BIN
    
    
    If you get the following warning message;
    
    "The program file's part number does not match with your system!"
    
    You will need to force flash the entire EEPROM using the supplied AWARDFLASH v8.65 utility with the switches;
    
    
    awd865 7B1N2P10.BIN /py /wb /cb
    
    
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    P10 Updates:
    
        * Improved CPU Compatibility.
    
    Warning:
    
        **Do not restart or interrupt your PC while the flash is ongoing
        **Do not Flash BIOS on overclocked settings
        **It is always recommended to power-down after flash and Clear CMOS
    
    https://www.evga.com/forums/tm.aspx?m=133547&mpage=1&print=true
    
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    Notes: 
    
        * Replaced the EVGA boot logo with the XFX boot logo
        * Updated Media Shield (NVRAID.ROM) to v9.87
        * Updated the internal AWARDFLASH.EXE to v8.94°° 
    
    chinobino
    
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    The 2nd version has had DELL SLIC v2.1 & SLP v1.0 added.

    DOWNLOAD XFX CUSTOM P10 DELL SLIC/SLP

    Code:
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    This XFX BIOS was made from the EVGA P10 BIOS (NF78_P10.BIN) & has Dell SLIC v2.1 and SLP v1.0
    
    Please backup your current BIOS prior to flashing this BIOS.
    
    Please flash from DOS using the supplied AWARDFLASH v8.65 utility e.g.
    
    
    awd865 7B1N2P10.BIN
    
    
    If you get the following warning message;
    
    "The program file's part number does not match with your system!"
    
    You will need to force flash the entire EEPROM using the supplied AWARDFLASH v8.65 utility with the switches;
    
    
    awd865 7B1N2P10.BIN /py /wb /cd
    
    
    ==================================
    
    P10 Updates:
    
        * Improved CPU Compatibility.
    
    Warning:
    
        **Do not restart or interrupt your PC while the flash is ongoing
        **Do not Flash BIOS on overclocked settings
        **It is always recommended to power-down after flash and Clear CMOS
    
    https://www.evga.com/forums/tm.aspx?m=133547&mpage=1&print=true
    
    ==================================
    
    Notes: 
    
        * Dell SLIC v2.1 (Vista, Windows 7) & SLP v1.0 (Windows XP) for OEM:SLP activation
        * Replaced the EVGA boot logo with the XFX boot logo
        * Updated Media Shield (NVRAID.ROM) to v9.87
        * Updated the internal AWARDFLASH.EXE to v8.94°°
    
    chinobino
    
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    Please leave a comment if you download and use either of these files, thankyou.
     
  2. acidrock

    acidrock MDL Junior Member

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    #2 acidrock, Apr 11, 2010
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    Thanks Dude your mod rom working great for my board.

    currently my system running Q9550 OC to 3.83Ghz 9800GT x 2 in SLI 8GB Corsair Dominator Series 160GB x 2 Hitachi in Raid 0 Corsiar HX-750W
     
  3. chinobino

    chinobino MDL Member

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    Hi acidrock, you're welcome.

    Did you use the SLIC version for activation or the non-SLIC?
     
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    acidrock MDL Junior Member

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    For ur info i use the slic version
     
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    chinobino MDL Member

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    Thanks for the info :).
     
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    apronk MDL Novice

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    Worked perfectly on my XFX 780i as well (with SLIC)
    Could you please make on for the 790i Ultra as well?

    Thank you very much!
     
  7. chinobino

    chinobino MDL Member

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    You're very welcome.

    I could mod the EVGA 790i Ultra P10 BIOS but I don't have an XFX 790i Ultra motherboard (I have the Asus Striker II Extreme 790i Ultra, but it uses a special Asus BIOS) so I'd have no way of testing it and I really don't want to brick anyone's motherboard, sry.
     
  8. fiackyiu

    fiackyiu MDL Novice

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    XFX 780i P10 SLIC 2.1 (DELL) + MEDIA SHIELD v9.87 + AWD894 for XFX 780i refurbished

    Hi, I'd like to know if I could use your modded XFX P10 bios on XFX 780i refurbished board?
    You mentioned something, that your modyfied bios has to match the string of XFX chipset (due to a fact that bios came from EVGA), and I don't know if it differs from refurbished one, since I have never had a refurbished mobo before.
    780i is a replacement mobo for my 680i which has died recently. I will have it shipped to me on Friday.
    Thank you!
     
  9. chinobino

    chinobino MDL Member

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    You should be able to use the modded BIOS without any issues, the BIOS will recognise an XFX 780i board as a match (and an EVGA 780i board as a mismatch).
     
  10. jerminator

    jerminator MDL Novice

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    Hi!

    I am sorry that I am digging up an old post, as my first post, but I have been following the BIOS mod instructions from this site for months and months, very successfully. I have never felt the need to register, as there has always been someone else who beat me to the BIOS mod request.

    I actually made an account to ask you specifically about this bios. I need slic 2.1 for win7 on a P10 bios for an EVGA 790i SLI Ultra. CPU-Z shows the motherboard as model "132-CK-NF79"

    This specific post is all I could pull up in reference to my 790i and a modded p10 bios. I tried flashing to the modded p8 bios, but it was not successful. AWDflash rejected the bios file, saying it wasn't for my motherboard.

    I will be eagerly awaiting any response. :worthy::worthy:

    Thanks!
     
  11. chinobino

    chinobino MDL Member

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    apronk - I don't know if you still have your XFX 790i - I actually started work on the XFX 790i P10 but I am at a stage where I need to physically access a working XFX 790i Ultra motherboard to modify some strings in the boot & decompression block bin's, all other modules have been modified and replaced.

    If I can get my hands on a XFX 790i Ultra I will complete the BIOS and upload it here at MDL.

    jerminator - Sry for the late reply - I can easily SLIC the EVGA 790i Ultra P10 BIOS for you, in fact I will be uploading the whole XFX & EVGA 780i/790i BIOS collection for easy access shortly, which will include the EVGA P10 BIOS, with Dell SLIC 2.1 (and SLP for XP).

    As for the BIOS flashing issues you've been having - you'll need to use Awardflash v8.65 with the following 3 switches to flash over the BIOS that came with your board;

    awdflash NF79P10.BIN /py /wb /cd

    Unfortunately XFX released some newer production boards with a Nvidia reference BIOS (811N1P5P) instead of the XFX BIOS (811N3P5P), hence the error message "The program file's part number does not match with your system!" when you try to update with an offical XFX BIOS.
     
  12. JoeSmoke

    JoeSmoke MDL Novice

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    Sorry to bother and bring up an old thread but I have a quick question.... I keep getting an error message when I try to run the flash it says: "The version of this file is not compatible with ther version of windows you're running. check your computers system information to see whether you need x86 (32 bit) or x64(64-bit) version of the program, and then contact the software publisher" ..... I am running a 64 bit version of Vista Ultimate.... was this made for 32bit ???
     
  13. chinobino

    chinobino MDL Member

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    Hi JoeSmoke, you can't flash the BIOS from Windows using Awardflash, you need to run it from DOS.

    This means either creating a bootable DOS floppy disk or creating a DOS bootable USB stick.

    It is possible to flash the BIOS from Windows but it is not recommended.

    You will need to use the Nvidia update utility found with the NVIDIA System Tools v6.06.
     
  14. Kaiyn

    Kaiyn MDL Novice

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    Hi Chino!

    Thank you for these files! I recently updated my XFX 780i MoBo using your non-SLIC rom, and everything went smoothly. I actually did it from within windows using the NVIDIA installer with no issues. I used the 'Clear CMOS' option there, and had to reboot it a few times upon initial restart to get it to find my SATA drives, but it was not a problem at all.

    My question: I found this ROM on another forum you posted on, and that one did not have the SLIC version. This update was preparation for a move from Windows XP to Windows 7 Ultimate, and I am doing some hardware changes to the system before updating, and want to get all my 'ducks' in a row before I install the new OS. (Yeah, I skipped Vista...don't change the software until you need to...). Not having the pleasure of dealing with Vista, I am not aware of the 'needs' of the OS for SLIC. Do I need to install the SLIC version you have posted in this thread for a Windows 7 install?

    Thank you in advance for your reply.
     
  15. chinobino

    chinobino MDL Member

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    Hi Kaiyn, as you probably know by now, you only require the SLIC BIOS to activate the OEM versions of Windows 7 (SLIC v2.1) and Vista (SLIC v2.0 or v2.1).

    If you have a retail version of Windows 7 or Vista you can just activate it online.