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Laptop GPU flashing

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by HalfAHertz, Mar 22, 2011.

  1. HalfAHertz

    HalfAHertz

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    [Fixed partially]Laptop GPU flashing

    So today I decided to open up the laptop for cleaning and changing the thermal goo. And after a bit of tinkering, I got to the insides. Then I proceeded as usual but what I thought was some really dried up goo on the GPU turned out to be some very brittle and old thermal tape. Well I swapped it with MX-2 and decided I'll just put more of it.

    However now the CPU runs 15c cooler and the GPU is running about 15c warmer hitting close to 100c under heavy stress. Because I'm too lazy to unscrew the bazillion screws again necessary for opening it up I was thinking of flashing the bios instead.

    So here's my question. Does anyone have any experience with flashing Toshiba laptops with Ati cards?

    I got a 64kb bios file when I extracted with GPU-z. That seems adequate for a m3650. And when I open it up with RBE I can distinctly recognize 2 voltage states: 0.9v and 1.1v.
    What I want to do is undervolt and underclock the load settings to the power saving settings and have it running at 300/400@0.9 all the time.

    Does anyone have any safety tips or anything else I should be aware of?

    Edit:added the modified stock bios. If somebody has the time to check it out it will be greatly appreciated.

    Edit2: For some reason Ati WinFlash is not detecting the mobility chip in the laptop. :(
     

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    how thick was the thermal tape on gpu? it might be that the thicker thermal tape is better then a heavy layer of good paste
     
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    It was about 1.5mm

    Edit:
    Fixed sort of. After fiddling with the flashing tools for half an hour more and failing to force them recognize the mobile chip, I opened up the laptop a second time and put an even larger goop of mx-2 and now temps seem to be back under control. Let's hope it remains that way.

    Dang I definitely prefer desktops - much more robust :D
     
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