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03-31-2021 01:09 PM
I think a lot of us already swapped out motherboards and other stuff. HP was a good way to get a few critical components and move them to a better build. The 3080 prebuild with locked bios and a single cooling fan is junk, but I parlayed my HP pc into a 10700k/3080 custom build for $1600. That's all to say that my motherboard supports resizable bar and already has it enabled. Now we need HP to release a vBios. Truth be told, HP's gaming pc's are poorly made. I wouldn't touch HP if it weren't for the fact that this was the only way to get a 3080 at msrp.
03-31-2021 02:15 PM
That's what I'm saying. I have doubts HP cares. It may be possible to flash something from here:
I don't have the guts to try. Here's the HP one for reference:
There are a number that appear to have the same specs as the HP, but I don't know enough about vBios to try anything.
03-31-2021 02:22 PM - edited 03-31-2021 02:26 PM
I agree. You can try to flash another brand, but I have no idea who makes the HP 3080. HWSense says it's Foxconn, and I did take mine apart and see a stamp on it, but that's like saying Foxconn produces the iPhone. Ok sure, but they make many other phones too.
There are some vBios on the website I linked that appear to have identical specs. That said, they could be withholding other specs that make a particular 3080 unique, so you could flash something that appears to have the same clock settings and wattage settings and still brick your GPU, or it could also potentially work perfectly. I personally don't know enough to say one way or the other. If you want to try your luck with your 3080, find a comparable vBios and flash it.
Personally, I'd prefer someone smarter than me weigh in on this, try it themself, and if not that, then we need HP to release a vBios update. Do you have faith HP will do that?