Good news man !
post #181 of 382
6/26/06 at 1:51am
Originally Posted by cornholio
Ok, finally tomorrow I will have a 7900 GTX to play with in my Gen2/M170. I'll see if there is any luck with it working with the 7900 GTX since the earlier card that I tried was a new form factor (just like the 7900 series cards) 7800 Go.
Maybe we will get lucky and the bios will recognize the 7900 GTX!
If not i will try some video card ID bios mods....
Wish me luck for the sake of all those here wanting to do this.
Originally Posted by DeepThroat
I have looked into the files. The executable itself is
just a gzip-packed file with an dell header. for
the next level of compression, i have to look (more time)
Originally Posted by MrToad
The person I contacted about Dell BIOS decompression answered me a couple of days ago.
He managed to "unpack" the dell BIOS update program np:
He also pointed out a problem with this... after decompressing the different modules that form the BIOS image, finding the data we need to patch (the best way to do this I'd think is comparing the BIOS of the laptop that supports "natively" the card and our bios and see where and how the ID's are stored, and then export the relevant entry to ur notebook's bios) we still have to "build" it again and in a way that the supplied flasher will accept it.
BTW, if someone has contacts in the University of Florida this is the right time to use them, check the Projects 2003-2004 page and tell me what can you see there...
Having access to the people that were involved in this project would be the key that unlocks these BIOSes...
Bear in mind that kidnapping and torturing them is illegal in most countries (why did I suggest that? silly me...).