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How to Modify Your Own Bios Using AMI Mod Tool and Award Mod Tool

BIOS (Basic Input / Output System) - is a basic input / output system. More precisely, BIOS is a system configuration and memory management, processor, chipset, on-board controllers, and connected to the motherboard devices. Unlike most other programs, BIOS is not on the hard drive, and a special battery-powered chip on the motherboard. From the BIOS in your computer depends on many things. In fact, BIOS determines the configuration of the system, which defines the functionality and performance PCs. Often the first version of BIOS, which appear motherboards, and full of bugs, disappearing only in later versions.

Configuring AMI BIOS Tool :

One thing you must note down before this. Flashing or modding BIOS can be dangerous which make your pc dead. So you must perform this on your own risk and better go through the post first. The BIOS option suppresses all the more obscure than the others. We'll see how to set a BIOS (the images were made using as a model AMI BIOS).

First you must enter the BIOS. If you read the previous article, you should be in front of a screen of this type when you are in the BIOS Setup. You then have different keyboard keys to more through the BIOS Setup and change its options. In our case we will use the + and -, and the arrow keys. Now what are all the options (or almost) the BIOS. BIOS is located in the ROM-chip memory (Read Only Memory), which provides continuous availability of BIOS, regardless of performance are external to the motherboard components (such as boot drive). Because access to RAM (memory) is much faster than ROM, many manufacturers provide the power automatically copy BIOS from ROM to RAM. Involved during this area of memory called the Shadow ROM.

Currently, most modern motherboards equipped with microchips Flash BIOS, code that can be overwritten using a special program. This approach allows updates (firmware new version) BIOS. Producers kernel BIOS is not so much. The most common BIOS from companies AMI (American Megatrends, Inc.), AWARD and Phoenics Technologies. Other BIOS (from companies FirmWorks, Micro Firmware, etc.) occur much less frequently. And now dominates the market AMI BIOS, so in the future you can focus on ways to re-flashing and modifying it up. Naturally, each manufacturer makes its own changes to the basic version of the BIOS, and, of course, one or another version of BIOS is only intended for a specific product (a PC or laptop) and is inconsistent with other decisions.

The main screen allows you to first change the time and the language used in the BIOS, and the type of your floppy drive (option set to 1.44M, 3.5 In). You then have the ability to configure drives and IDE hard drives. To do this, select using the arrow keys to configure the drive and press the enter key. Leads you to options you can configure your player. Here is an explanation for each of these options:
  • Type: Select Auto if you prefer to let the BIOS detect your drive. Otherwise, enter CDROM if your device is a CDROM drive, otherwise put ARMD
  • LBA / Large Mode: Enables or disables the LBA mode. If your drive supports this mode (which is usually the case), set Enabled.
  • Block: Block Select mode, it can increase the performance of hard drives. If your device generates problems then disable this mode.
  • PIO Mode: In case your player does not support DMA mode, select PIO mode. PIO Mode 4 is the one who offers the best performance, however, well below the DMA mode.
  • DMA Mode: Select the DMA mode most appropriate for your reader. UDMA Mode 5 is the one that is more efficient.
  • SMART: Analyzing if your hard drive will not give up the ghost. If your drive supports this option, click here.
  • 32 Bit Data Transfer: Enable 32-bit to get the maximum possible performance.

Once this is completed, select the screen ADVANCED using the arrow direction right. You'll be presented with this screen.This category provides an impressive amount of change of parameters. Be careful, the amendment of certain options may cause the system to restart properly. Start by selecting the category Jumper Free Configuration. You're now in front of the screen.

Here are the options that you can change:

1. AI Overclock Tuner: If you want to give a quick boost to your configuration, this option is for you. But beware, it overclock the processor when it is used heavily in order to

2. Reserve of power. Select the setting "Standard" if you do not want to overclock your processor. You can give different percentages (5-30%). Thirty% is not recommended, you could fry your processor. If you set this parameter to [manual], new options appear allowing you to change the frequency and voltage of the RAM, AGP bus and processor.

3. CPU Ratio: If the multiplier of your CPU is not locked, you can change the ratio (and hence overclock your processor).
Performance Mode: Leave the [self] if you do not know what charge can support the RAM on your system. If you have any good bars, set to [Turbo], otherwise the [standard] . Then go back on the screen ADVANCED menu and select CPU configuration.
4. Configure DRAM Timing By SPD: You can now configure the memory timings. If you do not know what values to place, proceed by trial and error or set this to [Enabled]. SPD (serial presence detect) automatically configures the values. Otherwise set [disabled] to access all options. Then choose the smallest possible values to speed up your PC. If you can not restart or your PC is not stable, increase the values gradually.

5. Memory Acceleration Mode: You can set this value to [Enabled] to speed up your PC. Your RAM sticks must be of good quality. DRAM Idle timer: interval of time before you open or close a section of RAM. Put "0T" for maximum performance.

6. DRAM Refresh Rate: Set the interval time between two refreshments of RAM. A large value can make you lose information, but speeds up the system.

7. Graphic Adapter priority: This option is used to define the display device to be taken into account at startup. If you do not have integrated graphics, PCI, put [AGP / PCI], otherwise [INC / AGP].

8. Graphics aperture size:
Quantity of textures can be stored in RAM. Put a value which corresponds to about one quarter of your RAM.

9. Spread Spectrum: This option should normally help to reduce interference. Put this on [disabled] because it can cause problems.

10. ICH delayed transaction: Set this option to [disabled].
11. MPS Revision: Set this option to [1.4].

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Here is a guide for Modify Your Own Bios Using AMI Mod Tool and Award Mod Tool. Once verified the SLIC BIOS will help you to work with your system. Check that BIOS SLIC table that matches the version of your operating system you are using. Certificate xrm-ms is a need that corresponds with your need. Then you need the OS-SLP product key that corresponds to your version. The tools that we analyze possible to modify the SLIC for AMI and AWARD BIOS, Codename AMI Mod Tool and Award Mod Tool are the two things which you will need. Again to find the brand of your BIOS just follow this guide and check the Brand section Mainboard / CPU-Z BIOS. It should be noted that the procedure does not apply to the BIOS Phoenix.

Download original BIOS and extract the files. You must download the latest BIOS for your motherboard from the official site. If the official website of the motherboard BIOS is present and a 64 Bit 32 Bit, always download the 64-bit even if the machine is 32 Bit. Once you download the archive, you will need to unzip the contents with a software like WinRAR to a folder created for that purpose. If the BIOS is provided in executable format (EXE) it is possible to extract by right clicking mouse and selecting Extract here. Alternatively you can use Universal Extractor download in portable version to the following address .

If you are getting some issue with the same then you will need to use FIND_GZ which can be dowlnoad. Also, some BIOS and Intel ITK could have the extension. BIO. A tool for extracting an AMI BIOS for. BIO_2_AMI BIO is downloaded at the following address . To properly use BIO_2_AMI you need to move file. BIO in a folder you created ad hoc, open the tool and extract the file. ROMs. If the extraction succeeds, it will be necessary to minimize the tool, the modded files. ROMs extract (as explained below), replace the modded files and convert it into BIOS.

Then you must check the following :

Appropriate Process Pulsating you select and load the original BIOS (Original BIOS) Manufactured in the section and choose the manufacturer (this is not to select OTHER).

Appropriate to the Process you Pulsating to the Files SLIC SLIC APPROPRIATE sure what to load the selection from the directory SLIC 2.1.
NOTE: For those who choose Dell, necessary and select the file in this folder DELL_QA09.BIN SLICS 2.1. File SLP will next section by selecting the necessary file Correspondence (SLP Dell).

Excludes certain files you can leave the SLP field in white. Moving Certificate and Section Treated load the certificate pulsing Appropriate Verify that found in the directory if SLIC2.1. It will be loaded with the success message in the pop-up window will indicate do match certified in Com will indicate do not match certificate.

For those who have ASROCK BIOS AMI's AMI Mod Tool Automatically selects the non SSV3 Select Manufacturer ASROCK method if just eat. Before the Amending ITS must click Advanced, and you find the options SSV3 'Adjust option appear in different Slice Location. A confirmation message, similar to what you show image, indicates Amends occurred with success, but in another case if you would check pulse Simply click Verify.

BIOS Flashing

Actually, the methods of flashing the BIOS because of a BIOS and using proprietary utility from the Windows operating system to talk say here. It's simple and clear.

Moreover, the method of flashing BIOS from the BIOS is the most simple and safe, but, alas, not all manufacturers support this feature. The only exceptions are companies ASUS and Gigabyte. Moreover, not all manufacturers complement their boards utilities for flashing BIOS from Windows, and in some cases way flashing from DOS is the only possible one. Method of flashing BIOS from DOS can be called a classic, but the most inconvenient. The fact is that, apart from availability of the DOS-utility, this method involves re-flashing the computer does not boot from the hard disk, and from external media. Earlier, for that of conventional 3.5-inch floppy diskette or from DOS, with this disk, together with the operating system, were recorded and the file the BIOS, and DOS-utility its flashing.

However, at present 3.5-inch floppy disks, as are floppy driver that can be considered obsolete devices. Many modern motherboards is not even a jack for connecting floppy drive and notebooks with 3.5-inch loppy drive no longer produce. Still, the problem of this method BIOS flashing is not the point. In the end, you can find the 3.5-inch loppy drive with USB-interface, but this is unlikely to solve the problem. The fact that modern BIOS may be several megabytes in size and simply do not fit on a floppy disk.

In principle, one can try to solve this problem, using the bootable floppy disk bootable flash drive from the core DOS. But in this case there are complications. The first thing to find a utility that will make flash drive bootable, and system files of the operating system DOS. On the Internet you can find several utilities that allow making bootable flash drive with DOS, the most famous of them - this is HP
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HP USB Disk Storage -

Utility HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool allows you to create bootable flash if the system files DOS, ie it requires more and the files themselves. However, at torrent user can find assembly, which includes system files DOS. If you are using flash drives with a capacity of less than 4 GB when formatting and creating a bootable flash drive using a utility HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool (Fig. 1) can be used FAT filesystem or FAT32, but if used flash card with a capacity of more than 4 GB, you must file system FAT32. USB Disk Storage Format Tool and BootFlashDOS, which is in the web for free access.

Utility BootFlashDOS allows you to create bootable flash drive with DOS at the touch of a button, pokolku all necessary system files are already included in the utility itself.

Basically, if you created the boot flash card with DOS, then no problem with flashing BIOS will be gone. Suffice it to copy to the flash drive bootable DOS-utility for flashing.

BIOS and BIOS file itself and boot from the flash drive. To boot from flash drive you want to paste it into your PC, restart, or simply turn on the computer and during boot to enter the BIOS, to set the settings to boot from USB Flash Drive. Next, save the settings, reboot your computer and downloading the DOS, execute the command line the command in accordance with the manufacturer's BIOS.

Examples of such implementation team, we give a little later, but for now consider another way of flashing BIOS under DOS. It lies in the fact that instead of boot flash is used the boot CD / DVD-drive. Bicycle invent here is hardly worth - better use already prepared drive Hiren `s BootCD (current version 10.4), whose image can be downloaded from internet. If you use a boot disk Hiren's BootCD additionally need more and flash card (with the file structure FAT or FAT32), which should be written DOS-utility for flashing the BIOS, and the file itself BIOS.

Now consider the procedure for flashing BIOS from DOS to the example of MSI GX640 laptop with AMI BIOS. On laptops MSI provides only one way to flashing BIOS from DOS using the supplied file itself proprietary BIOS DOS-utilities. Actually, all you need for flashing BIOS, - is to create a bootable flash drive, downloaded from the MSI archive with all the necessary files, which includes file BIOS, flashing utility and the executable file flash.bat a prescribed sequence of actions. After that you should unzip this file on a bootable flash drive and booting from flash, run in response to file flash.bat. The main thing is that all the unzipped files are in the same folder (you can unzip them in the root directory of flash drive). In general, the situation when it comes to modified versions of AMI BIOS, which is defined as AMI BIOS utilities themselves from

AMI, occurs fairly often. This and many fees MSI, and many board Gigabyte.

SLIC Table -

Recently, however, this procedure has become popular, and the Internet can find many resources devoted to modding BIOS. Interest in this question can be explained by the fact that in recent years, many users have flash SLIC-table in its BIOS, but this is one of the options for modding or editing, BIOS. By itself, flashing procedure SLIC-table in the BIOS completely legal, but that for which it is done, of course, already illegal - which explains the popularity of this procedure. Briefly explained what was going on.

Flashing SLIC-table in the BIOS is used to implement a mechanism for making your version of operating system work. Usually it is better to go for the branded version which comes from the partners of Microsoft to activate copies of Windows pre-installed without checking the Microsoft. Windows and allows you to activate both x86-, and x64-version of the Operating system online. The components should be from OEM-partner. On the Internet you can find a package of software tools (AMITool), containing both themselves SLIC-Table and utility (AMI SLIC Mod) for their firmware to the AMI BIOS.

But this requires that you have on the board used is AMI BIOS, but even in this case there is no guarantee that the procedure for flashing SLIC-table in the BIOS will be possible. As we have noted, many producers are just modify BIOS for their products, the utility AMI SLIC Mod simply does not recognize it as an AMI BIOS, and therefore can not modify it.
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However, even in this case should not give up and run to the store for another motherboard. Before attempting to flash a SLIC-table in the BIOS, you should check the fact of its absence in the BIOS. If you bought a motherboard or laptop recently, it may well be that the edition you need SLIC-Table (version 2.1) in the BIOS is already available.

By installing this utility, run it and in the main window toolbar click on the button that says ACPI. In the window ACPI Table click on the tab SLIC. Then you should see the table in hexadecimal format, and find in it the line that starts with the bytes 53 20. If the following four bytes 00 00 00 00, then laced into the BIOS SLIC-Table 2.0, and if - 01 00 02 00, then laced SLIC-Table 2.1.

Of course, labels SLIC-table in the BIOS - this is not the only option possible modding. Another way of modding - it unlock some features BIOS. Indeed, manufacturers of motherboards often deliberately blocking some features of the BIOS in order to simplify the setup Setup BIOS. Disable them and those functions that are specific motherboard available, but may be involved in the following modifications. Using specialized tools, you can try to unlock all the disabled features and options in the BIOS. In addition, you can change the logos (some motherboard manufacturers, such as ASUS, the even provide special tools to change the logo BIOS), as well as some names that, for example, downloading a show in the actual name of the processor, and chtoto type ĞAMD Core i9 -995.

To edit the BIOS with the nucleus of AMI will require utility AMIBCP, which, incidentally, produces the company itself AMI. This utility can be downloaded both individually and as part of a package AMI BIOS ROM Utilities. It should be noted that since, as we have repeatedly emphasized, manufacturers of motherboards and notebook make a difference in the AMI BIOS for their products, there is no guarantee that the utility detects AMIBCP BIOS, no. Alas, not every BIOS can be updated. In practice, no problem amenable to editing BIOS ASUS provides and ECS, but in respect of fees, Gigabyte and MSI utility AMIBCP powerless. Thus, let us return to the consideration of editing the BIOS if possible. Utility AMIBCP (version 3.x) runs from the operating system of Windows, but it should be noted that there are variants of the same utilities for DOS.

Above all interested Tab Setup Configuration, which, in fact, are modified settings BIOS. In the left window, the tab displays the main menu settings, BIOS. If you uncheck a menu item, then it will not appear in the menu BIOS. In the above example (see Fig. 4), we removed the check mark from the Ai Tweaker and Advanced, thereby blocking all possibilities for overclocking. That is, the menu options BIOS, where you can view information about the processor and memory, as well as change the frequency, voltage, etc., just will not appear in the modified version of the BIOS.

You can also try to change some of the inscriptions, but it should be borne in mind that in Russian inscription will not be displayed. For example, if we want to boot instead of the line ASUS P6X58D-E ACPI BIOS Revision 0106 shows rows ComputerPress P6X58D-E BIOS Edition, it is sufficient to locate the line ASUS P6X58D-E ACPI BIOS Revision 0106 BIOS Strings tab and change it to the specified . It remains to consider another kind of modding BIOS - change the background image (logo) BIOS. However,

ASUS even completes its payment of the special utility that allows you to implement this feature. Of course, ASUS provides the easiest way to apply this particular utility. However, AMI BIOS, you can use and utility OEM LOGO company itself AMI.

Conclusion :

However, sometimes there are situations when a BIOS upgrade is necessary. For example, you purchased a motherboard with the processor and found out that they are incompatible with each other. Rather, the problem is that your motherboard laced an old version of BIOS, which does not support the new processor. The only option in this case - to find the old processor and update the BIOS on the motherboard. In addition, each new version of BIOS corrected errors in previous versions, so that the procedure for updating the BIOS is very useful.

The most safe in terms of procedure of flashing BIOS card companies Gigabyte, ASUS and MSI, which is implemented protection from a failed flashing BIOS. For Gigabyte motherboard chip set, two BIOS (technology DualBIOS), and if the BIOS is laced correctly and the system can not run, it automatically starts the procedure disaster recovery from backup BIOS chip. On the new motherboard ASUS Technology Disaster Recovery BIOS called ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3. The essence of this technology lies in the fact that in case of failure or BIOS checksum mismatch after a failed firmware automatically runs a program that searches for the BIOS to CD / DVD-ROM, floppy disk or flash drive (with the file system FAT/FAT32). If the file is found, automatically starts the restore process. A similar technology, called M-Flash, is on the motherboard MSI.

The difference lies in the fact that the BIOS file must be on flash. All manufacturers of motherboards with new BIOS versions spread and utilities for their firmware, as well as detailed instructions on how pereproshivat BIOS. Alas, but no universal tool for flashing BIOS simply does not exist. Generally, there are three ways to flashing BIOS: from under DOS, from the Windows operating system directly from the BIOS.
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