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Quad core t500 + identifying radeon graphics

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Quad core t500 + identifying radeon graphics

#1 Post by Sunshine701c » Tue May 11, 2021 10:58 pm

I'm working on a pretty extensive mod which involves modding a t500 motherboard to accept a quad core processor, either a q9000 or q9100. From what I've read though, using libreboot disables the integrated radeon graphics that some motherboards have, and having that extra graphics power is pretty important to the mod.
Is there a bios mod that allows the use of radeon graphics on t500 motherboards while also unlocking quad core processors? I know there are hardware mods that are necessary to do as well, I'm comfortable doing those and there is plenty of documentation for them as well.
Additionally, is there an easy way to distinguish t500s with integrated graphics from t500s with radeon graphics from the case exterior a serial number? I'd like to pick up a used one or one in rough shape. All I need from it is a working motherboard, heatsink, and bottom case plastic.

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Re: Quad core t500 + identifying radeon graphics

#2 Post by TPFanatic » Wed May 12, 2021 12:17 am

Case wise the Intel-only and ATI models are identical. You might be able to detect a difference in the heatsink coloration through the vents, the Intel heatsinks are slightly more copper-toned, and the ATI heatsinks are a little more silvery. But it's very slight.

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Re: Quad core t500 + identifying radeon graphics

#3 Post by Sunshine701c » Wed May 12, 2021 12:23 am

Wow, thanks for the quick reply. and thanks for the type number tool, I think that's exactly what I was looking for.

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Re: Quad core t500 + identifying radeon graphics

#4 Post by RealBlackStuff » Wed May 12, 2021 12:55 am

That MTM tool has been at the top of every Forum page for at least 5 years now...
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