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how to tell if Middleton Bios was installed successfully?

#1 Post by chemdumb » Sat May 26, 2012 9:39 pm

I have a quick question. I think I just replaced lenovo bios with middleton. Since they are both the same version # 2.22, how can you tell if the installation was successful? Do you see something like Middleton in the BIOS if it is successful? Thanks.

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#2 Post by loyukfai » Sun May 27, 2012 7:14 am

AFAIK there's no indication in the version no.

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Re: how to tell if Middleton Bios was installed successfully?

#3 Post by RealBlackStuff » Sun May 27, 2012 9:24 am

If the machine reboots after the BIOS flashing, then everything is OK.
There are no 'signs' or 'telltales' anywhere, other than your knowing you flashed it.
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Re: how to tell if Middleton Bios was installed successfully?

#4 Post by chemdumb » Mon May 28, 2012 8:32 pm

Thanks Guys. As you said, there were really no signs. To make sure I did it right, I flashed the Lenovo BIOS back from 2.22 to 2.21, then used Middleton 2.22 to flash it again. Now I know it worked because the version number changed from 2.21 to 2.22. My x61 seems to perform better with the Middleton Bios.

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Re: how to tell if Middleton Bios was installed successfully?

#5 Post by mariol90 » Wed May 30, 2012 12:39 am

you can check for SLIC 2.1 with a program like AIDA64. if it says SLIC 2.0, then it's still on the lenovo BIOS. also if you have an SSD, run a benchmark (HD tune would work) and the speeds should be over 130 MB/s, assuming the SSD can read that quickly.
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Re: how to tell if Middleton Bios was installed successfully?

#6 Post by Annecy » Tue May 22, 2018 10:45 pm

mariol90 wrote:
Wed May 30, 2012 12:39 am
"you can check for SLIC 2.1 with a program like AIDA64.
if it says SLIC 2.0, then it's still on the lenovo BIOS.
"
I recently used: slic ToolKit v3.2 ...
as part of my T61p "acquisition/customization project" ~
which is "portable freeware"
(~when one downloads the "sans"-installer version)
as opposed to AIDA64 ~ which is (seemingly) $hareWare ...

Anyway ...
slicToolKit can (also/seemingly) be used to confirm the SLIC version# ...
mariol90 wrote:
Wed May 30, 2012 12:39 am
"also if you have an SSD, run a benchmark (HD tune would work) and
the speeds should be over 130 MB/s, assuming the SSD can read that quickly.
"
I've (also) read that ...
(for various reasons) one might want to forego ...
running (some/certain) BenchMarks on SSDs :SH!:


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