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Re: LENOVO Y 400\ 500 UNLOCKED BIOS -FULL WIDI ,RAID,SWITCHABLE GRAPHICS

2013-01-26, 14:12 PM

So I guess that "pre-installed" Software, as I referenced above, really did mean PRE-INSTALLED.

 


Cheers, I'm moving on.

 

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Re: LENOVO Y 400\ 500 UNLOCKED BIOS -FULL WIDI ,RAID,SWITCHABLE GRAPHICS

2013-01-26, 14:13 PM

OMG.... 

the images yu have posted ... yu got it from here ... rite .. !!! 

 

http://forum.techinferno.com/lenovo-ibm/2690-lenovo-y500-unlocked-bios.html

 

@dragnoak : check this out !!!

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Re: LENOVO Y 400\ 500 UNLOCKED BIOS -FULL WIDI ,RAID,SWITCHABLE GRAPHICS

2013-01-26, 14:16 PM
got it thankx ... !!!
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Re: LENOVO Y 400\ 500 UNLOCKED BIOS -FULL WIDI ,RAID,SWITCHABLE GRAPHICS

2013-01-26, 14:14 PM


Due to my absence, I may not reply your posts and/or personal messages

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Re: LENOVO Y 400\ 500 UNLOCKED BIOS -FULL WIDI ,RAID,SWITCHABLE GRAPHICS

2013-01-26, 18:19 PM

I doubt it will function exactly as you imagine it will. There's more too it then just a simple lay-man's  3 requirement list. 

 

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This link goes to a post from a person who put it in better words then I can come up with.

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Re: LENOVO Y 400\ 500 UNLOCKED BIOS -FULL WIDI ,RAID,SWITCHABLE GRAPHICS

2013-01-26, 18:22 PM

Also, this laptop has SLI capability which instantly means that it is unable to have Optimus because the two are incompatible with each other.

 

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01-25-2013

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Re: LENOVO Y 400\ 500 UNLOCKED BIOS -FULL WIDI ,RAID,SWITCHABLE GRAPHICS

2013-01-26, 23:41 PM
With an unlocked bios you have the option to switch between auto pcie and idg meaning if you don't have the sli card installed in the second bay you can use nvidia Optimus to switch between intel hd4000 and the single nvidia gt 650
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Re: LENOVO Y 400\ 500 UNLOCKED BIOS -FULL WIDI ,RAID,SWITCHABLE GRAPHICS

2013-01-27, 5:55 AM

I bet you haven't done this yourself. By having an unlocked bios you are allowing the bios to show you all possible settings options, most of which are not supported at the hardware level but show up anyway because it is written into the bios.

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Re: LENOVO Y 400\ 500 UNLOCKED BIOS -FULL WIDI ,RAID,SWITCHABLE GRAPHICS

2013-01-28, 19:12 PM

I'm a system builder for over 15 years and for your information the bios are tied to the chipset no the laptop and by the way they don't make a generic bios whatever options are available in an unlocked bios that means it's supported by the chipset and hardware now the (OEM's) might lock some options to suit there needs and price point
For example - most new laptop have a mini pcie slot for wifi cards as long as the card fit into that slot it should work but what OEM's do are lock the bios with what we call a whitelist which is a list of what wifi card they are willing to support which has nothing to do with what the chipset supports the two main reason they do this is to force the customer into buying a wifi card from them or buy a new laptop which make you upgrade more frequently which means more money in there pocket

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Re: LENOVO Y 400\ 500 UNLOCKED BIOS -FULL WIDI ,RAID,SWITCHABLE GRAPHICS

2013-01-29, 1:45 AM

Hi Darth,

 

So what I'm wondering is: were you able to get WiDi working on the Y500?

 

Thanks!

Judy

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