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    Thanks for this thread. Very useful!

    I have ASRock B85M Pro4 mobo and latest BIOS flashed. It's 1.60 version downloadable here: ASRock > B85M Pro4
    The BIOS file can't be opened with Flash Image tool, but with this guide I was able to cut ME_region from BIOS and I've opened it. The version says: 9.0.2.1345 (Screenshot), so I have a couple of questions.

    1. If I flashed that 1.60 BIOS version, do I have 9.0.2.1345 ME region working? I can't check it with other tools, since I have MEI device disabled in Device Manager.
    2. Should I flash a newer version of ME? I have Pentium G3220, Windows 8.1 x64 (that's HTPC) and everything working just fine. I know there is a rule that says "if it ain't broke don't fix it", but my hands are itchy ;-) I don't use any remote management technologies right now
    3. Does ME related to CPU/iGPU/SATA/LAN performance?
    4. If I should update, is it possible to brick the mobo? Probability of power loss is minimal, I have an UPS

    And again, thanks very much.
    Last edited by Mechet; 11-21-2013 at 11:21 PM.

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    Hi,

    I don't think it can be useful for your system with MEI disabled, also I don't know how to rescue a BIOS failure on Asrock boards... Yes if you do a mistake your mobo can be hang on bootloops, but if your mod is perfect I think risk is low.

    About performance I'm not sure, or maybe indirectly ? ME FW stays mysterious and poorly documented... It's difficult to find release note about it on the web, one from HP for ME FW 8.1.40.1416 :
    Quote Originally Posted by HP for Z1, Z420, Z620, & Z820 Workstation
    Version 8.1.40.1416
    -Decreased link protection host connection and reconnection timers from 5 seconds to 3 seconds.
    -Fixed an issue where the user is able to perform commit changes and move Intel® AMT to POST state by using local connection and Intel® MEBX password.
    -Fixed an issue where Magic Packet does not wake SBA systems in PP2 when moving from G3 to S5/AC.
    -Fixed an issue where customers with IP settings where DNS server or gateway server are multicast firmware may reject the IP settings.
    -Fixed an issue where excessive writes by LMS with FQDN data to flash could cause system to fail to boot.
    -Fixed an issue when two or more agents have been created, deleting any agent created after the first will prevent the invocation of actions of the first agent.
    -Fixed a problem where User Consent is set to “Required” with ACM provisioned systems despite being set to “Not Required”.
    -Eliminated Intel® ME event log writes when Intel® AMT is un-provisioned.
    -Fixed a problem where Intel® AMT crashes after pushing SMBIOS table with long strings.
    -Fixed an issue where the integrated graphic adapter VGA/HDMI/DVI cannot display and system may not boot under temperature sensitive conditions.
    -Added Embedded Host Based Configuration (EHBC).
    -Fixed a problem where CILA WS-Events are buffered for ~30 seconds and are not sent immediately.
    -Fixed a problem where SUT will shut down instead of performing a warm reset.
    -Fixed a problem where Intel® AMT fails to represent SUT memory device over WSMAN interface if its internal key contains a prefix of whitespaces.
    -Fixed a problem where Wireless SOL and IDER sessions occasionally end unexpectedly.
    -Fixed a problem where a remote attacker with valid credential may take down Intel® ME until the next Moff -> M0 transition.
    -Fixed a problem where under rare corner case conditions involving power loss during manufacturing or ME un-configuration (via BIOS or CMOS clear), ME file system may be corrupted.
    My hands are itchy too so I understand you, but GB mobo have Dual-Bios and that's why I play with ME FW... it may not be reasonable in your case
    It is really useful to complete and keep your PC Specs or Signature up to date in Settings /My Profile (motherboard, CPU, BIOS version modified or not ...) - Thank you all .
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    Quote Originally Posted by virtualfred View Post
    Hi,

    I don't think it can be useful for your system with MEI disabled, also I don't know how to rescue a BIOS failure on Asrock boards... Yes if you do a mistake your mobo can be hang on bootloops, but if your mod is perfect I think risk is low.

    My hands are itchy too so I understand you, but GB mobo have Dual-Bios and that's why I play with ME FW... it may not be reasonable in your case
    ASRock have released BIOS version 1.80 yesterday for my MoBo, I've also cut ME region from BIOS file and it says version: "9.0.30.1482". I guess it's pretty new, huh?
    I will renew my BIOS and check ME version in Windows (I will enable MEI device in Windows).

    And I also couldn't find any useful info about ME_region and computer performance. :(

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    @virtualfred

    Thank you for alot of good info.

    I don't know if this has been mentioned already, but to open Asus Cap file in FITC, you can use "fd44cpr" from FTK package.
    "fd44cpr filename.rom filename.rom" have to enter filename twice,
    then the Cap header is removed and works with FITC.
    The Cap header can also easily be removed manually in a Hexeditor, tested with Asrock also.
    It has worked with the Z87 BIOSes i've tried.
    Last edited by Pacman; 12-29-2013 at 05:54 PM.

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    Thanks Pacman.

    I also read that ME FW 9.1.0.1015 from Z97 works on your Z87 MAXIMUS VI GENE (did you run Memanuf ?)
    It is really useful to complete and keep your PC Specs or Signature up to date in Settings /My Profile (motherboard, CPU, BIOS version modified or not ...) - Thank you all .
    Main rig : Z77X-UD5H BIOS F16 mod11 - Core i7 3770K @4.5GHz 1.30V - Noctua NH-D14 - GSkill TridentX 2x8GB @1200MHz CAS10 - Club3D HD5750 noiseless @800/1300 - Silverstone FT02S - Seasonic X-series 650W
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    Yes. About Intel Management Engine firmware-manuf-jpg

    I have been testing the 9.1 FW since yesterday, i have not seen any indication that there would be any problems.

    All the 9.0 utils seem to work, except i couldn't actually flash it with Fwupdlcl.

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    Fine ! I suppose we need a new FWUpdLcl to flash ME FW 9.1***... I'm sure you'll release it to community in few days/month

    I'm expecting a crazy beta tester to try my method to replace ME FW in BIOS file (as you i have already prepared a ME FW 9.1.0.1015 for Z87)... did you tried it ?
    Last edited by virtualfred; 12-29-2013 at 06:35 PM.
    It is really useful to complete and keep your PC Specs or Signature up to date in Settings /My Profile (motherboard, CPU, BIOS version modified or not ...) - Thank you all .
    Main rig : Z77X-UD5H BIOS F16 mod11 - Core i7 3770K @4.5GHz 1.30V - Noctua NH-D14 - GSkill TridentX 2x8GB @1200MHz CAS10 - Club3D HD5750 noiseless @800/1300 - Silverstone FT02S - Seasonic X-series 650W
    2x Intel 510 128GB RAID0 - 2x Samsung F3 500GB RAID0 + Samsung F3 1TB - Dell U2713H - Logitech Illuminated & G500 - Focal XS Book - Windows 8 Pro 64bits UEFI
    2nd rig : Z77X-UD3H BIOS F20e mod - Core i5 3470 @4.0GHz - Noctua NH-D14 -
    Crucial BT 2x4GB @933MHz CAS9 - Club3D HD7750 noiseless @stock - Lian-Li PC-A05FN - Seasonic M12II 520W
    Crucial M4 128GB - 2x WD10EALX RAID1 - Dell 2408WFP - Logitech Illuminated & G5
    - Bose Companion 20 - Windows 8 Pro 64bits Legacy
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    Intel SSD 330 60GB - 2x WD WD30EZRX 3TB RAID0 - Logitech K820 - Windows 8 Pro 64bits + XBMC12
    Gigabyte Modified BIOS & About ME firmware

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    I used your way of replacing the prepared FW in the BIOS file with Hxd, worked great.
    Flashing on Gigabyte might be easier, if i remember correctly my Z87X-OC reflashed ME region with Q-Flash, so a modded BIOS with 9.1 might work.
    FPT might work also, my Maximus was locked.

    EDIT: Of course Q-Flash updates ME region, my mind was wandering, have only had one Gigabyte board ever :) Asus USB BIOS Flashback does not update ME region, so bigger risk with Asus.
    Last edited by Pacman; 12-29-2013 at 07:05 PM.

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    Interesting thanks !
    Ok so i understand Asus BIOS flasher doesn't update ME region, so you must use external programmer or FPT (with other FTK tools to save original settings) ?
    It is really useful to complete and keep your PC Specs or Signature up to date in Settings /My Profile (motherboard, CPU, BIOS version modified or not ...) - Thank you all .
    Main rig : Z77X-UD5H BIOS F16 mod11 - Core i7 3770K @4.5GHz 1.30V - Noctua NH-D14 - GSkill TridentX 2x8GB @1200MHz CAS10 - Club3D HD5750 noiseless @800/1300 - Silverstone FT02S - Seasonic X-series 650W
    2x Intel 510 128GB RAID0 - 2x Samsung F3 500GB RAID0 + Samsung F3 1TB - Dell U2713H - Logitech Illuminated & G500 - Focal XS Book - Windows 8 Pro 64bits UEFI
    2nd rig : Z77X-UD3H BIOS F20e mod - Core i5 3470 @4.0GHz - Noctua NH-D14 -
    Crucial BT 2x4GB @933MHz CAS9 - Club3D HD7750 noiseless @stock - Lian-Li PC-A05FN - Seasonic M12II 520W
    Crucial M4 128GB - 2x WD10EALX RAID1 - Dell 2408WFP - Logitech Illuminated & G5
    - Bose Companion 20 - Windows 8 Pro 64bits Legacy
    HTPC : EG45M-UD2H BIOS F5a mod - Core2Quad Q8200 @2.8GHz undervolted to 1.10V - Noctua NH-C4 passive - OCZ 4x1GB @500MHz CAS5 - AMD HD6450 passive - Antek NSK2480 - Antec Earthwatts 380W
    Intel SSD 330 60GB - 2x WD WD30EZRX 3TB RAID0 - Logitech K820 - Windows 8 Pro 64bits + XBMC12
    Gigabyte Modified BIOS & About ME firmware

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    Default Re: About Intel Management Engine firmware

    The problem with Asus boards are: USB BIOS Flashback only flashes the BIOS region, even if ME region is corrupt, (Atleast in my tests) and you have to use that for modded BIOS, and often have region lock,
    so i found no other Quick way than external programmer, but i am testing some other things.


    EDIT: Almost forgot, after re-programming my BIOS chip with the 9.1 FW modded BIOS, the ME region lock was removed, not sure exactly why.

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    Last edited by Pacman; 12-29-2013 at 08:23 PM.

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