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    Memory (part number)64GB (PC4-22400) @ 18-18-18-38-53 (76.D305G.D060B)
    Graphics Card #1NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB (GP104) OC @ +225/+750 w/Custom VBIOS
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    MonitorASUS PG348Q 34" 3440x1440 @ 100Hz w/G-SYNC (mDP-to-DP)
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    You ended up using the ASUS VBIOS with your G73SW GPU upgrade didn't you? Even though the GPU you used was that of another manufacturer because it allowed it to boot with the best results.

    The G73's use OROMs though. The card you purchased, a standard MXM 3.0b GPU obviously had the other manufacturer VBIOS onboard. So I suppose these two mods are similar in that, yours was in fact OROM supported initially (G73SW) but used the onboard VBIOS in the end with a GPU manufacturer other than with the ASUS MXM GPUs but with their VBIOS?

    I see what you're referring to now, ASUS GPU HW could be the problem with the upgrade in another system.

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    Laptop (Model)Asus G75VW-BBK5
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    ProcessorIntel Core i7 3610QM @ 2.3Ghz
    Memory (part number)32GB (F3-1600C9S-8GRSL)
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    At this point im willing to try anything as long as its not permanent fail or have a fail safe.
    As far as soldering, im pretty good but that bios chip is Tiny. Micro soldering at a whole new level and I dont have that kind of equipment or skill.
    both cards are MXM 3.0 and have exact same pin layouts.

    Just thinking here, but is it maybe possible to modify this card via hardware? hook it up externally to a desktop and have read/write access?
    how can I go about stopping/bypassing (shorting) the vbios on the 780m?

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  3. #13
    ROG Enthusiast Array 0neWinged PC Specs
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    Laptop (Model)Asus G75VW-BBK5
    MotherboardAsus G75VW (Intel HM77) W/ Custom BIOS
    ProcessorIntel Core i7 3610QM @ 2.3Ghz
    Memory (part number)32GB (F3-1600C9S-8GRSL)
    Graphics Card #1NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M 2GB
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    Storage #2Western Digital Black 7200RPM 1TB HDD (WD10JPLX)
    CPU CoolerAsus Cooling Heatsink (13N0-MBA0601)
    CaseASUS G75VW w/Custom Intake Mod and Carbon Fiber Vinyl Wrap
    Power SupplyASUS 180W Power Supply (AC 100-240V, 50-60Hz, DC 19V 9.5A)
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    To bad I cant find an Asus hardware specialist to diagnose this issue. compare the two builds and be able to specify.
    I get it, Asus doesn't want you upgrading, they rather make money and you buy a new PC. Much more fun and satisfying to get something working in something where it doesn't belong

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    ~¦ Noesis ¦~ Array Dreamonic PC Specs
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    Laptop (Model)ASUS GX800VH-XS79K
    MotherboardASUS GX800VHK (Intel CM238/IDA154) w/Custom BIOS
    ProcessorIntel Core i7-7820HK @ 4.7Ghz (+150mV) FCBGA 1440
    Memory (part number)64GB (PC4-22400) @ 18-18-18-38-53 (76.D305G.D060B)
    Graphics Card #1NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB (GP104) OC @ +225/+750 w/Custom VBIOS
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    Sound CardVANTEC 7.1 External Audio Adapter
    MonitorASUS PG348Q 34" 3440x1440 @ 100Hz w/G-SYNC (mDP-to-DP)
    Storage #13x Samsung 512GB NVMe SSD RAID0 (S316NY0HA00959)
    CPU CoolerASUS GX800VHK Water Cooling Dock
    CaseASUS GX800VHK Chassis
    Power SupplyASUS 2x 330W Power Adapter (AC 100~240V, 50/60Hz, 16.9A/19.5V)
    Keyboard ASUS ROG Claymore Core
    Mouse ASUS ROG Spatha
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    That kind of adapter actually exists (cool). No mention whether or not it works though with multiple vendors: http://www.pcidv.com/products.asp?id=628

    To short temporarily, follow what I did in the picture below. You'll want to flash back to the M660780.ROM before doing so. Hopefully once it's temporarily disabled (bypassed) it may allow the OROM to be initialized. I'd recommend to use something of similar thickness of the pins used with the BIOS chip. Only touch the two pins in the diagram and those pins only! Do so before powering up with the AC adapter disconnected. Once those pins are bridged (keep it like that for the duration of the test) then plug AC adapter back in and power on the system.

    Dataesheet: http://html.alldatasheet.net/html-pd.../5/W25X40.html
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    Laptop (Model)Asus G75VW-BBK5
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    ProcessorIntel Core i7 3610QM @ 2.3Ghz
    Memory (part number)32GB (F3-1600C9S-8GRSL)
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    Monitor17.3" 1080P Matte LED
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    Storage #2Western Digital Black 7200RPM 1TB HDD (WD10JPLX)
    CPU CoolerAsus Cooling Heatsink (13N0-MBA0601)
    CaseASUS G75VW w/Custom Intake Mod and Carbon Fiber Vinyl Wrap
    Power SupplyASUS 180W Power Supply (AC 100-240V, 50-60Hz, DC 19V 9.5A)
    Keyboard ASUS Built In Keyboard w/Red LED backlight Mod
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    Ill give it a go and see. hoping for the best. May the GPU gods be in my favor, lol

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    bread tie wire cut and bent to size. Was a touch to thick to fit between the chip and wire, so I crimped down with some tweezers and took a metal grinding disk and shaved off by hand. Did both sides. Lined up to the chip and snugged it in with a razor blade.
    Now comes the real test. swap and boot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dreamonic View Post
    That kind of adapter actually exists (cool). No mention whether or not it works though with multiple vendors: http://www.pcidv.com/products.asp?id=628

    To short temporarily, follow what I did in the picture below. You'll want to flash back to the M660780.ROM before doing so. Hopefully once it's temporarily disabled (bypassed) it may allow the OROM to be initialized. I'd recommend to use something of similar thickness of the pins used with the BIOS chip. Only touch the two pins in the diagram and those pins only! Do so before powering up with the AC adapter disconnected. Once those pins are bridged (keep it like that for the duration of the test) then plug AC adapter back in and power on the system.

    Dataesheet: http://html.alldatasheet.net/html-pd.../5/W25X40.html
    DUDE!!!!! You are what I call a Fu**king GODSEND!! G75VW with GTX 780M Booted into Windows Success!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Major break though and accomplishment! Thank you all for coming to the show
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    Laptop (Model)Asus G75VW-BBK5
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    Memory (part number)32GB (F3-1600C9S-8GRSL)
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    Storage #2Western Digital Black 7200RPM 1TB HDD (WD10JPLX)
    CPU CoolerAsus Cooling Heatsink (13N0-MBA0601)
    CaseASUS G75VW w/Custom Intake Mod and Carbon Fiber Vinyl Wrap
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    So is this bridge something I should make permanent now that it is required for boot? I believe I should be able to solder those 2 points since Ill have room because its on the end.
    Now im going to finish up the heatsink plate, get this thing down with some Gelid extreme and get some custom drivers booted.

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    Laptop (Model)ASUS GX800VH-XS79K
    MotherboardASUS GX800VHK (Intel CM238/IDA154) w/Custom BIOS
    ProcessorIntel Core i7-7820HK @ 4.7Ghz (+150mV) FCBGA 1440
    Memory (part number)64GB (PC4-22400) @ 18-18-18-38-53 (76.D305G.D060B)
    Graphics Card #1NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB (GP104) OC @ +225/+750 w/Custom VBIOS
    Graphics Card #2NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB (GP104) OC @ +225/+750 w/Custom VBIOS
    Sound CardVANTEC 7.1 External Audio Adapter
    MonitorASUS PG348Q 34" 3440x1440 @ 100Hz w/G-SYNC (mDP-to-DP)
    Storage #13x Samsung 512GB NVMe SSD RAID0 (S316NY0HA00959)
    CPU CoolerASUS GX800VHK Water Cooling Dock
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    That's absolutely a breakthrough buddy! The time being, do some tests and monitor temps and voltage first then plan on making a permanent bridged connection.

    EDIT: It looks like the modules for MXM GPU > OROM can still be successful even with VBIOS onboard the GPU already. This means a lot more GPU upgrading opportunities than ever before now.

    Let me know how the rest goes!

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    ProcessorIntel Core i7 3610QM @ 2.3Ghz
    Memory (part number)32GB (F3-1600C9S-8GRSL)
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    Sound Card5.1 VIA HD Audio
    Monitor17.3" 1080P Matte LED
    Storage #1240GB Sata III Intel 535 SSD (SSDSC2BW240H601)
    Storage #2Western Digital Black 7200RPM 1TB HDD (WD10JPLX)
    CPU CoolerAsus Cooling Heatsink (13N0-MBA0601)
    CaseASUS G75VW w/Custom Intake Mod and Carbon Fiber Vinyl Wrap
    Power SupplyASUS 180W Power Supply (AC 100-240V, 50-60Hz, DC 19V 9.5A)
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    Mouse ASUS ROG GX950 Laser Mouse
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dreamonic View Post
    That's absolutely a breakthrough buddy! The time being, do some tests and monitor temps and voltage first then plan on making a permanent bridged connection.

    EDIT: It looks like the modules for MXM GPU > OROM can still be successful even with VBIOS onboard the GPU already. This means a lot more GPU upgrading opportunities than ever before now.

    Let me know how the rest goes!

    Absolutly! I started a new thread based on success story since this is no longer a Deep bios mod required.
    Ill be doing some tests and follow up with some serious information and benchmarking.

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