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

Discussion in 'RBE' started by m16, Feb 2, 2013.

  1. m16 New Member

    Feb 2, 2013
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    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:
    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.


    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: Feb 3, 2013

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