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X301 Modded BIOS

Posted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 7:42 am
by SylvainP
I !
I'm new on this (great) forum, from France (le Mans), with a nice background in Thinkpad upgrading, disassembling, reassembling, optimisation...
I use to have T61p, W500, T60, X60s, X61, X61t... Just keeping at the time a T60p for my wife light use and kids games and cartoons, and a X301 4 me.

My config is a X301 2774CTO, with all options, 8Go RAM, 256 Go SSD, both batteries, and a 3G+GPS module.


My question :
I wonder if the "Middleton" Moded bios with the Dual IDA is OK.
Has anyone here tested it yet ?


If I understood well, this moded bios gives the following extras :
- SLIC
- Dual IDA
- New multiplier in FSB.
More info here :
http://forum.notebookreview.com/lenovo/ ... hread.html
and in the original (german) post :
http://thinkpad-forum.de/threads/131099 ... fr&ct=clnk


Where can it be found ?

Has anyone a file ?

I volunteer to test ! :)

Regards !

Sylvain

Re: X301 Modded BIOS

Posted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 10:04 am
by 600X
As you can read in the first post (if you understand German that is), you will need to send the OP a PM to obtain the BIOS. If you wish, I can contact him and send you the link.

Re: X301 Modded BIOS

Posted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 12:20 pm
by RealBlackStuff
If you want an X301 BIOS with just Slic2.1 added and/or whitelists removed:

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http://forums.mydigitallife.info/threads/5866-LENOVO-(IBM)-Bioses-especially-Thinkpad?p=592684&viewfull=1#post592684

Re: X301 Modded BIOS

Posted: Sat Aug 03, 2013 4:40 am
by SylvainP
Thanks all for your answers !

I'll try to contact the german guy that made the anonce on the german forum.

Will ask you, Aurora, If i do not succeed !

regards,
Sylvain

Re: X301 Modded BIOS

Posted: Sat Sep 07, 2013 11:03 am
by SylvainP
Hi all,

No answer form the other forums...

Can anyone help me to ask or search his old files ?

Will be sincerely greatfull !

Sylvain

Re: X301 Modded BIOS

Posted: Sat Sep 07, 2013 11:44 am
by RealBlackStuff
I gave you the proper link where it can be found, but the forum software screwed it up...
Copy/paste the whole link in your browser.

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http://forums.mydigitallife.info/threads/5866-LENOVO-(IBM)-Bioses-especially-Thinkpad?p=592684&viewfull=1#post592684

Re: X301 Modded BIOS

Posted: Fri Sep 13, 2013 6:58 am
by SylvainP
HI,
thanks for the link.

I'll try it, but I think it is rather juste SLIC + whitelist modded bIOS, without the dual IDA ?

keep in touch.

Thanks & regards.
Sylain

Re: X301 Modded BIOS

Posted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 7:17 am
by SylvainP
Hello folks,

I'll tryed the submitted BIOS.
There is no Dual IDA :(

Thanks anyway !

Anyone with a link or an idea ?

Regards.

Sylvain

Re: X301 Modded BIOS

Posted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 9:52 am
by 91011
As I remember, the Dual IDA mod is only found in the BIOS from the German website.
It may be possible to request the mod be done at MDL but probably safer to get it from to original source.

Aurora seems willing to help (second post above).

Re: X301 Modded BIOS

Posted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 11:01 am
by 600X
Indeed I am willing to help. Like I said, send me a PM if you want the BIOS. I won't come after every single person, so if you want it do something about it.;)

Re: X301 Modded BIOS

Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:24 pm
by Tan Mann
Wow, forgive me for being late to the party, but yes, despite it being 5 years later, I am interested in the modded bios for the X301 too.

Amy possibility for getting it?
I just have to remember how to do the PM thing for the link to that German fella.

Thanks!

Re: X301 Modded BIOS

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:07 am
by 4uk4a
The download link on the German forum is active:
http://www.mediafire.com/file/qgerfmcm1 ... LIC2.1.zip

Re: X301 Modded BIOS

Posted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 5:02 pm
by 28CarsLater
Thank you for posting the still active link, I was able to snag it.

Re: X301 Modded BIOS

Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2020 11:42 pm
by Rob
Bring this back from the dead... was hoping somoene could answer a few questions...

I downloaded the modified BIOS and ran the update. Should I be able to activate a Win7 system restore image with the updated SLIC tables in the BIOS? I'm still getting the warning that my Win7 isn't activated.

Is there a way to confirm the BIOS was installed properly? All the links I found for programs to verify are dead.

Is there a way to revert back to the stock BIOS? I thought I took a backup of it, but I'm not sure it was created properly.

Thanks in advance!

Re: X301 Modded BIOS

Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2020 2:02 am
by RealBlackStuff
Run the SlicToolkit program to check if your BIOS has Slic2.1 or not.
If yes, you can install a Lenovo W7 recovery kit.