@Brighttail: The topic of this thread is "How to get full NVMe support fol older systems", but not "How to get a modded BIOS flashed onto an ASUS laptop". Please post your related questions into >this< thread. CodeRush knows much more about this topic than me.
@Brighttail: Renaming the BIOS file extension from *.211 to *.ROM is not a problem, because the BIOS data themselves are not touched by this procedure. The really problematic task is flashing a modded BIOS into any Mobile system (flashing a modded BIOS into a Desktop system is much less risky). At the end you may get a bricked laptop. So I really understand your decision.
Zitat von Brighttail im Beitrag #1860Everything looks right but when I tried to flash it gave me invalid BIOS file.
I did already expect this problem. You cannot flash the modded BIOS the normal way into the BIOS chip of your ASUS laptop because of the ASUS specific BIOS in-box protection. You will have to use the AFU Utilities according to >this< guide written by our BIOS Guru CodeRush. Before you start, you should make a backup of your important data. Good luck!
Zitat von Brighttail im Beitrag #1857if you or someone else wants to add the new module to the BiOs I uploaded here feel free and I can test it.
No, you should do it yourself. We generally do not modify any BIOS upon request.
ZitatI will have to remove something to keep the size under the limit.
Yes, I have just tested it and removed the module named Udp6Dxe according CodeRush's advice (look >here<). After having done that I had no problem to insert the uncompressed NvmExpressDxE_2.ffs module.
@e.v.o: @davidm71: On behalf of all interested NVMe SSD users I want to thank you for your work on the newest NVMe EFI module and for your recent contributions within this thread.
After having compared the body code of the files, which were uploaded by you both, I found huge differences. So I do not really know which one should be presented by me. Furthermore I think, that the new module should have been successfully tested by someone, who has an Intel Chipset system with an AMI Aptio UEFI BIOS and a modern NVMe SSD like the Samsung 960 Series, before I am going to replace the 100% working NVMe module, which is currently offered within the start post.
@davidm71: Thank you very much for having tested the new "EDK2017" NVMe EFI modules, for having published the results and for having uploaded the 2 *.efi files you have used. Which one of them would you propose for being offered within the start post of this thread?
Your screenshots look much better, if you take them by hitting ALT+PRINT, run MS Paint, hit "Paste", then hit "Crop" and save it somewhere as *.png or *.jpg file. The easiest way to insert them is by using the Forum Software (look >here<).
@davidm71: Thanks for having tested the new NvmExpressDxE module. My comment: The WRITE scores of your benchmark test results are not realistic at all. You should enable both Policies options after having done a right-click onto the related Disk Drive from within the Device Manager.
Zitat von muzungu im Beitrag #24is trimming from dos could be efficient, and even with a tool as the one that I mention?
It is not easy to verify, whether such method is efficient, because the TRIM test mothods, which I have presented within the start post of this thread, will only work while TRIM commands are sent to the SSD by the OS. By the way: 1. Many SSD models have a very good "Garbage Collection", which takes more time to make the garbage containing SSD cells usable again, but works similar to the TRIM command. 2. The tool named "Anvil's Storage Utilities" is able to trigger TRIM on all sorts of SSDs and may work while running Windows XP as well. You can find this tool >here<.
@Octopuss: Thanks for the info. I thought, that the problem has been solved by my hoster. Now I have completely disabled the Mobiles Template from within my Admin Software. Please check, whether the language problems while running the Pale Moon browser are solved or not, and give me your feedback. That is all I can do for now.
@khanmein: That is ok. Nobody forces you to update the Intel Chipset Device INF files each time, when a new version of these textmode files is available. I never understood users (except those with a brandnew Intel chipset system), who are permanently anxious about not to have running the latest version of these INF files on their system.
@e.v.o: Thanks for having found a new/updated NvmExpressDxE.ffs module and thanks for having customized and attached it for users, who are willing to test it. As soon as I get a positive feedback, I will present the updated NVMe module as *.ffs and *.efi file within the start post of this thread. Question: Do you know the date of the body's code compilation by the Clover/EDK2 Team?
@powrslave: Although your mainboard doesn't offer 4 PCI 3.0 lanes for your NVMe SSD, you will benefit from the performance boost.
Zitat von Brighttail im Beitrag #1837Anyway if anyone has successfully modded a BIOS for this motherboard, I would be grateful if you could upload it for me. I still have all the tools from the last attempt, but I'm a little skittish as it didn't work before.
Please attach the not working modded BIOS as *.zip or *.rar archive and I will do a look into it. Regards Dieter (alias Fernando)
@mak387: The BIOS modding procedure itself is safe, the only risky part is the flashing of a not correctly modded BIOS. Nevertheless I don't know any user, who has bricked his mainboard by flashing a BIOS, where just an originally not present EFI module had been inserted. If you are unsure regarding your BIOS modding result, you can attach the modded BIOS as *.zip or *.rar archve and we will do a look into it.