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    Default Re: How to upgrade mei on my ga-x79-ud3

    Thanks for the tips but unfortunately it does not work, always the same error, nevermind back to f12u and being patient

    Ghostearth.


    Quote Originally Posted by ZzBloopzZ View Post
    Try flashing to this BIOS:

    GIGABYTE Modified Bios

    That is what I am using.

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    Default Re: How to upgrade mei on my ga-x79-ud3

    Forgot to mention, make sure that you have the latest MEI drivers installed so that it can communicate properly while flashing. I was originally receiving errors until I installed the drivers as I was on fresh Windows install.

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    Default Re: How to upgrade mei on my ga-x79-ud3

    I am kinda stuck with the MEI V7 too on my X79-UD5 here. Since F13p the event log has been throwing 1-4 MEI warnings at me at every bootup for no apparent reason.

    Log Name: System
    Source: MEIx64
    Date: 14.07.2013 02:34:03
    Event ID: 1
    Task Category: None
    Level: Warning

    Maybe that's not having any adversary effect.

    Out of curiosity, does the modded UD3 BIOS allow updating the microcode? ASUS BIOSses have gotten to 070F by now, and Gigabyte is stuck at 070B. AFAIK with 070C Intel has introduced stability improvements...
    Last edited by Amurtigress; 07-14-2013 at 09:05 AM.

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    Default Re: How to upgrade mei on my ga-x79-ud3

    Quote Originally Posted by Amurtigress View Post
    I am kinda stuck with the MEI V7 too on my X79-UD5 here. Since F13p the event log has been throwing 1-4 MEI warnings at me at every bootup for no apparent reason.

    Log Name: System
    Source: MEIx64
    Date: 14.07.2013 02:34:03
    Event ID: 1
    Task Category: None
    Level: Warning

    Maybe that's not having any adversary effect.

    Out of curiosity, does the modded UD3 BIOS allow updating the microcode? ASUS BIOSses have gotten to 070F by now, and Gigabyte is stuck at 070B. AFAIK with 070C Intel has introduced stability improvements...
    Gigabyte clearly doesn't care about its customers anymore.
    They are not releasing the Intel updates as they should.

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    Default Re: How to upgrade mei on my ga-x79-ud3

    Wonder what you guys are doing differently.

    I was able to successfully update the firmware for MEI to v8.1.40.1416 on my X79-UD3 with latest modified bios F12u-mod.

    In fact, I have flashed to it 3 times successfully. Whenever I flashed to older BIOS it would update to older MEI that was in the bios image file.

    I just edited the tutorial with some changes, want to try again?
    Last edited by ZzBloopzZ; 07-15-2013 at 04:37 AM.

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    Default Re: How to upgrade mei on my ga-x79-ud3

    Hey people,

    I managed to update my ME firmware. It was a bit of confusion, I downloaded my flasher and ME firmware from a french language site. Took a bit of guessing with my lousy bits and pieces of franšais. Merde....

    ALSO I might have succeeded updating my UD5's microcode portion with MMTool. I took the microcode chunk from the latest ASRock Extreme 9 board BIOS. However my microcode is still shown as 070B in the now modded BIOS.

    Might be good to know for zerowing:
    However, I checked CPU-World: Microprocessor news, benchmarks, information and pictures and filtered for my chip's CPUID 206D7. I found that even the new 3970X has the same CPUID, and if it's true that the microcode is applied according to the CPUID string, it would mean there might not be a newer microcode revision for our C2 chips, zerowing. It is entirely possible however that this now bigger microcode chunk would run Ivy Bridge-E on my board.

    Anyway here's a new BIOS modder for ya. It's relatively easy once you got the chunks of info together...

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    This guy had 70C Microcode Update on i7-3930K C2 many months ago on a cheap ASRock board, Gigabyte never released it to its customers:

    http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j...r0Ejg-MfdM5lLQ

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    Default Re: How to upgrade mei on my ga-x79-ud3

    Here some guys were discussing about Asus motherboards and microcode updates for overclocking purposes.

    New Bios 3504 - Page 6

    03-21-2013 04:26 AM #60
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    How to upgrade mei on my ga-x79-ud3-6yqak2-jpg


    According to SiSoft Sandra 2013 recently beta and Intel developer forum document. The most update microcode for X79 platform is "70E".

    Hope next revision of RIVE BIOS we could have the lastest microcode for all.

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    Default Re: How to upgrade mei on my ga-x79-ud3

    The latest SiSoft Sandra 2013

    SiSoftware

    reports MU062D0710 so microcode update 710 is the latest available for i7-3930K C2 that Intel gave to OEMs.
    Gigabyte left its customers with 70B and doesn't care.
    Last edited by zerowing; 07-15-2013 at 10:36 PM.

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    Default Re: How to upgrade mei on my ga-x79-ud3

    OK. Problem is MMTool extracts the microcode section of ASROCK Bios files. But it can't replace them in the Gigabyte Bios files because of the stupid MMTool crashing in the microcode tab. How does one convert this to module format so I can replace it in MMTool?

    Any help with this? Stasio?

    Also, any ways of extracting that from ASUS' .cap BIOS files?

    Edit: I took my Gigabyte-BIOS and deleted all modules in it that had no filename. That was to prevent the microcode tab from crashing.
    Once I did that, I imported the microcode patch module that Stasio pointed me to-apparently he messed up 206A7 and 206D7! And I found that there is simply no microcode update included for CPUID 206D7. They are all 06A* , prolly only for Ivy Bridge. The file is labelled wrongly!

    We definetly need to figure out a way to convert what we get out of for example a ASUS BIOS and a way to import it into MMTool.

    And no you CANNOT use a microcode for a socket 1155 CPU on socket 2011... <facepaws> Almost killed my primary BIOS with that last night...


    Edit 2:
    <Prof. Hubert Farnsworth> Good news everyone!

    My system is now running on microcode 070D! This microcode update came from Intel's Linux Kernel microcode update file released in March 2013. The 070D microcode file however has a date going back to May 2012. Currently my BIOS mod contains microcodes for CPUID 206D6 and 206D7. I am not sure if that covers all available Socket 2011 chips but I will check that out. Anyway, I can always do the same patch for UD3 boards, too.
    Last edited by Amurtigress; 07-16-2013 at 02:43 AM.

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