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 Post subject: Hacking a laptop BIOS(not password related)
PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2005 5:20 am 
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Hey all

I'm having a bitch of a time trying to get my dell latitude LS(PIII500/440BX)to recognise a 256MB stick of ram...it will only recognise 128MB(tried both high density(8chip PC133) and low density(16chip PC100)).

After some digging around I came accross some info that says these lappies were set? at the factory with whatever amount of ram was installed. I'm guessing that means dell turned off the other memory bank.

What I'm looking for is a program(like HOda for VIA chipsets) to re-enable it.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2005 6:46 am 
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It's such a specific task that I don't think anyone would have written a program for it :(

Perhaps a company like www.biosworld.com might be able to burn you a new one that will recognize the maximum amount of memory for the laptop.

Hmmm.....just checked the link and it appears they may have gone out of business.

Here's a bunch of BIOs links that might be able to help. I suggest trying to track down an unlocked version of your laptop's BIOS.

http://motherboardzone.com/~upgrade/cgi ... sites.html


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2005 7:26 am 
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[quote="Flytrap7"][/quote]

Kewl..thanks :D


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Look for a program called modbin6 or modbin. Not sure if it will work with a Dell BIOS but it's a good start


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2005 3:28 pm 
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Frank4d wrote:
Look for a program called modbin6 or modbin. Not sure if it will work with a Dell BIOS but it's a good start


That's a cool looking program!


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2005 3:42 pm 
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Something funky with this:

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I don't get it, the second bank shows up using the high density(8chip)stick but only 64MBs.
The low density stick shows 128MB in the first bank but none in the second :?

This is turning out to be one wacky laptop.


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