You should be able to just run CoffeeTime to enable CF CPU supportHi all,
I just registered to let you know Im kinda amazed by this thread! These machines are getting pretty cheap now so ability to put there 9th gen CPU is kinda nice!
I scored a M910x with 6th gen i5, would like to put there i9-9900 (when I will be able to find one) and make it a really nice ESXi host I read throught this thread and also on laptopvideo2go forum and what I get is that:
- have external flasher ready and make a backup of the latest BIOS from the chip itself (will do the update from Lenovo site before)
- then just run CofeeTime 0.99 over the dumped BIOS and voila, it can boot all CPUs from 6th gen to 9th gen
Is the last statement correct? Or do I need to modify MAC, ME, LAN, etc? I guess not since I will be modifying my own dumped BIOS?
PS: to boot up the 8+ thread CPUs I read I need to do pads modification like below, right? (credits for the picture to itsakjt from techpowerup forum).
0 - GoodHello All
Apologies if I'm waking up an old-ish thread.
I've been gifted a M700 with an unmodded BIOS. The original i7-6700T was removed and a i3-7100T cpu was put in its place. Obviously, the stock BIOS wont recognise the Kaby Lake CPU. At this point I do not have access to a 6th gen CPU so the M700 is effectively a brick.
Here's what I've done so far:
0. I've downloaded the BIOS and tool package kindly provided by @mobilenvidia
1. I've acquired the EEPROM programmer mentioned in this thread.
2. After some messing around with attaching the clip to the BIOS chip, I think I've succeeded in backing up the current stock bios with AsProgrammer 18.104.22.168
3. I've loaded the resulting ROM image into CoffeeTime 0.99 and have sort of understaood that I need to add the relevant Microcode for the kaby lake CPU's and possibly activate some of the patches.
I'm assuming that once I add the Microcode, I need to flash that image back to the BIOS chip. Fair enough. I'll cross my fingers and pray.
However, what I do not quite understand (yet) is...
0. Do I mod the BIOS I pulled from the unit or do I need to replace the M700 BIOS ROM with a M710 BIOS ROM?
1. If I'm supposed to replace the original M700 BIOS ROM, how does one backup or insert any Windows keys etc. into the modded BIOS with the additional microcode.