[BIOS] EP121AS 501 [Modding Thread]

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  1. Valkirie

    Valkirie Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Hello,

    As an old frustrated owner of the EP121 who recently learned how to mod AMI Bios, I decided to disable the PROCHOT from this Slate in order to fix once for all the Processor stays throttled at minimum. You won't need ThrottleStop anymore and Intel HD Graphics should deliver its full power.

    EP121AS.501: 2shared - download EP121AS.501.zip

    EP121AS.601: 2shared - download EP121AS.601.zip

    Now that it's said, feel free to discuss about EP121 BIOS and menus.

    Test & Reports:
    Shards_x: OK
    MindyAZ: OK
    CF77: OK

    README.txt
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    ASUS EP121
    
    MODIFICATION(S):
      - PROCHOT: Disabled
    
    Keep in mind that flashing your slate's BIOS
    can be dangerous. You should think about it
    calmly before doing it. I am not responsible
    of any damage that could be done to your SLATE.
    By DOWNLOADING and FLASHING your BIOS, you agree with this !
    
    In order to apply those modifications, you'll
    need to restore Optimized Settings threw the BIOS.
    
    README too
    Code:
    If you are afraid of flashing your BIOS but realy want to enjoy
    the full power of your i5 then:
    * open your back case
    * find the thermal sensor
    * bend it carefully so the sensor is near to an air entrance
    * YOU'RE DONE !
    
     
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  2. CF77

    CF77 Love Tablet. Senior Member

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  3. Valkirie

    Valkirie Pen Pal - Newbie

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    After further research
    Here are the differences between Safe & Optimal Settings threw the BIOS.

    Code:
    LEFT: Safe
    RIGHT: Optimal
    [​IMG]
     
  4. Steve S

    Steve S Pen Pro - Senior Member Super Moderator

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    <<...I decided to disable the PROCHOT from this Slate...>>

    Val: Just to be clear, this was the only change that you made to the BIOS...???
     
  5. kamikaze458

    kamikaze458 Scribbler - Standard Member

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    probably a silly question.... what would happen if the cpu overheats? can you break it?
     
  6. Valkirie

    Valkirie Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Yes. So far I Just disabled PROCHOT. I also posted a list showing diference between Safe & Optimize mod hidden into BIOS. I can tweak BIOS if needed.

    Intel already provide Security to prevent overheat. PROCHOT allow constructor to define their own rating rules. Disabling it is not dangerous.
     
  7. Eoma

    Eoma Pen Pal - Newbie

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    probably wishful thinking, but is there a (hidden) boot from sd card option ?

    update: Valkirie, possible to provide benchmarks, winsat with your modified BIOS ? interested in the graphics score.
     
  8. Valkirie

    Valkirie Pen Pal - Newbie

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    @Eoma: I don't have this slate anymore.
    There is a lot of hidden items into the BOOT menu. (In fact there are tons of hidden items all over the BIOS :p)

    If you (EP121 users) want more options to be modded then take a loot at the board (2nd post) and those pictures.

    REMEMBER I AM NOT A PRO. MY ONLY GOAL WAS TO HELP BY REMOVING THE PROCHOT PROTECTION. BOTH MODDING & BIOS FLASHING ARE KINDA DANGEROUS.
     

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  9. YetAnotherDave

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    So in other words, you bricked it, eh?
     
  10. Valkirie

    Valkirie Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Sold it, bought a Samsung Slate 7.
     

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