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GL502VMK/GL502VM/GL702VMK 305 Bios Update?

Bran187
Level 9
So I saw on another forum that the GL702VM recently got a bios update that helped reduce temps. From the reading I have done on other forums, the update actually did help quite a bit. Some users reporting CPU temps of up to 10c cooler thanks to the new bios.

I know this is a user forum, but surely some of the Asus guys pop in here from time to time.

Any chance the 502VMK 502VM and 702VMK will get a similar Bios update?
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Nevortic wrote:
Try this https://www.asus.com/lk/support/Download/3/871/0/7/AKlM57EfLcqOGiAN/45/


Thanks!

Now off to update and test!

link626 wrote:
I'd be really surprised if they undervolted across the board, since not every cpu undervolts the same, and can cause instability.


Just wanted to point out that with the latest BIOS updates I felt the need to reduce my undervolting, as I got a blue screen.

BIOS 300 got -110mV (the version I upgraded right after opening the laptop from the box);
BIOS 302 got -105mV;
BIOS 305 got -100mV (still under testing).

Have you had this experience?

hitardo wrote:
Just wanted to point out that with the latest BIOS updates I felt the need to reduce my undervolting, as I got a blue screen.

BIOS 300 got -110mV (the version I upgraded right after opening the laptop from the box);
BIOS 302 got -105mV;
BIOS 305 got -100mV (still under testing).

Have you had this experience?


I applied a -125mV undervolt since I got the laptop which came with BIOS Version 300, I think. Since then, I updated to 302 and now to 305, and I'm still using the same offset. I never really pushed the value since it seems stable at -125mV and when I tried -150mV it crashed, so I just let it be at -125mV which I think is great. Btw, I live in Portugal where the temperature is about 30 to 40ºC outside and my idle temperatures are about 40ºC and the CPU sits at about 46-50ºC when working with several applications running, but not games. My GPU sits at around 45-50ºC as well and my SSD at around 50ºC, sometimes going as high as 55ºC.

Nevortic wrote:

By September 19, there will be a new bios update for the gl502vmk. Then there should be another for December.

Why do you say that? And what kind of changes can we expect? Is this information available anywhere? Thanks

xelas_bigmac wrote:
I applied a -125mV undervolt since I got the laptop which came with BIOS Version 300, I think. Since then, I updated to 302 and now to 305, and I'm still using the same offset. I never really pushed the value since it seems stable at -125mV and when I tried -150mV it crashed, so I just let it be at -125mV which I think is great. Btw, I live in Portugal where the temperature is about 30 to 40ºC outside and my idle temperatures are about 40ºC and the CPU sits at about 46-50ºC when working with several applications running, but not games. My GPU sits at around 45-50ºC as well and my SSD at around 50ºC, sometimes going as high as 55ºC.

I also live in Portugal, the temperatures are high.

Do you have a Skylake (i7-6700HQ) or a Kaby-Lake (i7-7700HQ) chip?
Skylake chips can go further in the undervolting, compared to the Kaby-Lake chips, due to the improvements that Intel has made on the Kaby-Lake chips.

The thing about undervolting is that it is dependent on the silicon lottery, i.e. depending on the quality of the chip you get, you can go further or lower in the undervolting, when compared to other people's chips.
My chip is not the best, but it is not the worst either.

At -125mV my chip will frooze.
Not right away, but if I push the computer too much, which is very often.
My worload is very demanding with a work software that is very heavy, SQL service, Word, Excel, Firefox with 140+ tabs opened, and all the other processes of Windows and Asus install.

The most often Windows power plan I have selected is Performance.
Curiously, when gaming I use the Balanced, because the frequency does not need to be higher all the time, and the heat is already high. I also disable Turbo boost or limit the Turbo boost to 3.0GHz.
I use this especially on GTA V, because it is enough and limits the heat output, and the consequent throttling.

hitardo wrote:
I also live in Portugal, the temperatures are high.

Do you have a Skylake (i7-6700HQ) or a Kaby-Lake (i7-7700HQ) chip?
Skylake chips can go further in the undervolting, compared to the Kaby-Lake chips, due to the improvements that Intel has made on the Kaby-Lake chips.

The thing about undervolting is that it is dependent on the silicon lottery, i.e. depending on the quality of the chip you get, you can go further or lower in the undervolting, when compared to other people's chips.
My chip is not the best, but it is not the worst either.

At -125mV my chip will frooze.
Not right away, but if I push the computer too much, which is very often.
My worload is very demanding with a work software that is very heavy, SQL service, Word, Excel, Firefox with 140+ tabs opened, and all the other processes of Windows and Asus install.

The most often Windows power plan I have selected is Performance.
Curiously, when gaming I use the Balanced, because the frequency does not need to be higher all the time, and the heat is already high. I also disable Turbo boost or limit the Turbo boost to 3.0GHz.
I use this especially on GTA V, because it is enough and limits the heat output, and the consequent throttling.


My chip is the KabyLake, i7-7700HQ. I work with Catia, Excel, Matlab, Browser with several tabs opened and some more programs running. I also stress test it for a while when I apply the undervolt. I always keep it in Balanced because in Performance mode the CPU tries to stay at 100%, and in balanced mode it goes from 5% to 100%, so it uses turbo when it needs but also downclocks when it doesn't need. I also enabled the SpeedShift feature with ThrottleStop, which is available in this chip. I'm not sure if it is available in the Skylake chips but I think so. I haven't gamed with this laptop yet. Only will game when I finish my thesis. Right now I don't have time.

hitardo
Level 7
You should use this:
https://www.asus.com/us/Laptops/ROG-GL502VM/HelpDesk_Download/

Asus have updated their site and links.

And yes, you should go through the GL502VM page.
Then, in the "Please select your CPU or BIOS model name" box, you should choose "GL502VMK".
Select your Operating System, most probably "Windows 10 64bit".

And, below, you will have all the drivers you need.

hitardo
Level 7
Been there, done that.
I wish you the best of luck with your Thesys.

Thanks for the advice.
I will try Speed Shift.

From a quick search, Speed Shift was implemented on Skylake, but when it came out the Operating System did not support this new functionality.
http://www.anandtech.com/show/9751/examining-intel-skylake-speed-shift-more-responsive-processors

Right now, Windows 10 supports it natively, so, you can enable it in Skylake and Kaby-Lake chips.
I will try it.

But I guess you have a better chip, as you can go further in the undervolting.
Lucky you 🙂

FastM
Level 8
Back in July I somehow came across a driver page for the GL702VS that was hosting a new 305 BIOS which I downloaded and applied.

here is the thread I made at the time https://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?94520-GL702VS-Bios-305&highlight=BIOS

The link I used no longer works and I've since not been able to find that BIOS online anymore, I feel like it was released by accident but there is a 305 someone out there for the GL702VS. Not sure what it changed to be honest but my machine has worked fine ever since.

jin950821
Level 7
the bios firmware for gl702vmk is really bad on my opinion. it crashes and freezes. on both bios firmware that is available which is bios 300 and 303. and it has high temp too. I was wondering if there will be better bios that will be released?

Still waiting for a bios update for gl502vs 6th gen.....