• Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

Mod Sony vBIOS to Generic/Different Brand (AMD GPU)

m16

New Member
Joined
Feb 2, 2013
Messages
2 (0.00/day)
Likes
0
#1
Flash Sony GPU BIOS to Different Brand (AMD GPU)

Hi there,

I have a Sony laptop, but since its a Sony I can't install any graphics drivers except for realllly old ones released by Sony (no Windows 8 support) or modded ones. And modded ones are a hit and miss.

So is it possible to modify the vendor and device ID in the vBIOS to make it seem like a different brand so that I can download drivers right from AMD and install them?

Further, apparently Sony has the GPU clocked slower than normal, changing this would be neat but not necessary.

Here is a link to the vBIOS if anyone wants to see it: https://www.dropbox.com/s/wldtc5l7xkjvqqg/1002_68c1.bin

Here is the vBIOS info from RBE:
Code:
BIOS date/time: 03/16/10,18:46:
BIOS version string: BR36874.001
Reported chip type: MADISON
Hardware specs string: Sony M980 Madison LP DDR3 64Mx16 600E/790M LVDS/VGA/HDMI 
Copyright message: (C) 1988-2005, ATI Technologies Inc. 
AtomBIOS version: ATOMBIOSBK-ATI VER012.020.000.013.036874
Thanks!

Edit:

I think I've figure out how I can do it, the question I have now if my card is a Madison LP, can it be swapped out with a BIOS for a Madison Pro??

Edit Again: Can this deleted, this is in the wrong area. Thanks.
 
Last edited: