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    • myDNA has written a new post "Intel Management Engine: Drivers, Firmware & System Tools" 06.22.2017

      Zitat von wasisdn im Beitrag #3098

      read this post from plutomaniac:
      Intel Management Engine: Drivers, Firmware & System Tools (204)

      Then I should be OK with v11.7.0.1229 because the vulnerability of ME v11.7 only effects corporate not consumer systems, and for build 3000, whereas the version I have is of build 1229.

      I quote what plutomaniac said in the link you provided:
      "@ all:

      It looks like (at least) 11.7 was also vulnerable to INTEL-SA-00075/CVE-2017-5689. The presence of 11.7 firmware with build 3000-something proves that. So use 11.6 firmware as provided at the first post, not 11.7 yet.As always, this is relevant to systems with Corporate firmware only, not Consumer"

      So i think that unless there's another reason that I should use the latest v11.6 I might as well stay with v11.7.0.1229. What do the experienced folk think?

    • myDNA has written a new post "Intel Management Engine: Drivers, Firmware & System Tools" 06.22.2017

      Zitat von plutomaniac im Beitrag #3074
      @ myDNA:

      Update to the latest 11.6 firmware. Read the first post to understand whether the vulnerability even applies to your case.

      Is there a special reason why I should downgrade[?] to the latest ME firmware v11.6 when I already have v11.7.0.1229? Does it have something to do with why I can no longer find v11.7.0.1229 on page 1 but a placeholder instead? [unless I am mistaken I am certain that I downloaded ME firmware v11.7.0.1229 update that I used to update my system, from page 1 a few months ago? why is there only a placeholder for it now?]

      I've read all of page 1 but I can not decipher anything meaningful that would shed some light on these particular questions. Anything to help me understand this, would be very appreciated. TIA for any help and for your patience.

    • myDNA has written a new post "Intel Management Engine: Drivers, Firmware & System Tools" 06.19.2017

      hi all, I updated my ASUS Maximus VIII ME Firmware to v11.7.0.1229 H a few months back, not long after ASUS brought out a BIOS update which I installed [3401]. I haven't kept up to date with what's been going on with the ME firmware updates since, but I do have some understanding about the security problem/fix.

      On this subject does anyone with the same MB or a compatible MB / chipset know if the firmware v11.7.0.1229 is the most up to date version which includes the security fix? Or is there a newer version which I should install?

      the reason I ask is because it appears that v11.7 firmware has been pulled down for there is only a placeholder for it at the start page of this thread, so I am a bit confused. Please excuse my ingnorance if the information is all explained in the first page, I usually do read everything that I can before I make such requests for help, but I am a bit pressed for time, I hope you guys understand. TIA

    • @Fernando

      Zitat von Fernando im Beitrag #1441
      Question: Why didn't you use the "Mirror" link?
      That's a good question??!! I guess I was too occupied wanting to help you fix the broken link that I didn't even think of the mirror LOL
      In any case, I usually don't install, or give high priority to "drivers and software" packages when there's a chance to just install just drivers only, i try to keep my machine lean as possible LOL Although I do like to download complete packages too, to have at hand to test etc.

    • myDNA has written a new post "Recommended SSD Tools" 02.16.2017

      Zitat von Fernando im Beitrag #142
      According to my own experiences with Samsung's Magician this tool is crap and its usage not recommended by me.
      Have you ever used the Rapid mode setting with Magician? if so, what did you think of it in relation to experiencing any extra performance, or not? I have an 850 EVO 500Gb in my HP Pavilion 3032 notebook, and the only reason I use Magician is for the Rapid mode, which going by the program's benchmark, it about doubles the read/write performance. But I haven't actually benchmarked it in the real world or tested it with any resource hungry program to see if there is any real need for Rapid mode.

    • myDNA has written a new post "USB 3.0/3.1 Drivers (original and modded)" 01.13.2017

      Zitat von Pete12 im Beitrag #758

      Now is my question , which USB-port is from Asmedia and which ones are from Intel ??

      EDIT 1] My apologies for the wrong information regarding using USB 2 ports below, after re-reading the information on page 1 regarding the Intel USB 3-3.1 drivers, it actually states and I quote "Make sure, that your mouse and keyboard is not connected to any Intel USB port." So that means that we shouldn't be using ANY Intel USB port when updating to the Fernando's modded Intel USB 3-3.1 drivers. So I've actually learned something here, and I shall not edit what I have written bellow just in case someone else thinks along the same line that I was, that it is OK to use any USB 2 ports while updating the USB 3-3.1 ports' drivers... or am I actually correct in this? Can anyone shed some light, please?

      EDIT 2] I have answered my own question, I just found the information which I can not recall if I have already read, and had forgotten?? but at the top of the page on Page 1 of this thread, it states that it is OK to use USB 2 ports [* from the same manufacturer] if updating the USB 3-3.1 drivers. I quote:

      "Tips for the manual installation of USB 3.0/3.1 drivers:
      Before starting with the installation, you should make sure, that your input devices (keyboard and mouse) are connected with *USB 2.0 ports or with USB 3.0 ports from another manufacturer"

      I think therefore I feel, to make this absolutely clear, the wording could be changed to:
      "Before starting with the installation, you should make sure, that your input devices (keyboard and mouse) are connected with USB 2.0 ports [from the same manufacturer] or with USB 3.0 ports from another manufacturer".

      And maybe repeat the [clarification] above in the Intel USB 3-3.1 driver update section, where it is written in red, I quote:

      Warning: Users, who don't have the option to temporarily switch to an USB port, which is managed by another (non-Intel) USB Controller, should not try to manually install these mod+signed USB 3.0 drivers! They may not be able to use any USB device after the update of the USB 3.0/3.1 Controller driver."

      The above is a bit confusing because it makes it sound as though you can not use ANY USB port from the same manufacturer, where as the top of the page it states that a USB 2 port from the same manufactured is OK to use while updating the USB 3-3.1 drivers.
      I am only trying to add some constructive comments here, so that others might not get confused or miss that important point regarding USB 2 ports are OK to use.

      I'm guessing you are wanting to know which ports are USB 2 because you are going to update the USB 3-3.1 drivers to the latest ones kindly provided by Fernando, because as Fernando states on page 1 of this thread, you should not have any memory card connected to USB 3-3.1 when updated the Asmedia/Intel USB 3-3.1 port drivers? If I am correct, motherboards [and notebooks] have blue coloured USB 3 ports and black USB 2 ports on the rear panel connection plate. I take it that your MB does not have USB 3.1 ports on the rear panel connection plate? so you've had to connect a USB 3.1 expansion card. In any case, USB 3.1 of which there are 2 types [type A =red type C =black], type C looks completely different to USB 2 and USB 3 ports, so one can not get them wrong or mixed up, especially type C, because it is physically different.

      I hope this is of some help, if not yourself, to someone at least

    • myDNA has written a new post "Intel Management Engine: Drivers, Firmware & System Tools" 12.19.2016

      Zitat von brucewithgh4 im Beitrag #2579
      My question is, what does this MEI driver do and why wasn’t it already in there?

      There's a good explanation of what the Intel MEI [Management Engine Interface] is, at <page 1> of this thread. However and for the benefit of folks in general [suits] I shall quote some info from the introduction there [by plutomaniac].

      "Built into many Intel-based platforms is a small, low power computer subsystem called the Intel Management Engine (Intel ME). This can perform various tasks while the system is booting, running or sleeping."

      Zitat von plutomaniac im Beitrag #2575
      * Note: Guys please start to report FWStatusRegister3 values again as seen at MEInfo -verbose.

      FW Status Register3: 0x00000420
      FW Version H
      LMS Version
      MEI Driver Version

      recent BIOS update from 2202 to 3007 on the following system ....

    • myDNA has written a new post "Intel Management Engine: Drivers, Firmware & System Tools" 12.18.2016

      Zitat von ThePhoenyx im Beitrag #2570

      Well, ASUS released a new MEI Driver ( but the BIOS is still the 2202 with the MEFW I wish they'd hurry up and fix it for the newer chips. <sigh>

      @ ThePhoenyx

      ASUS have released an update for the Maximus VIII Ranger BIOS to 3007 and it includes an MEFW update to v11.6.10.1196. Hooray!!
      Here's a screenshot of a partial MEInfo output of my setup after the update:


      Next I am going to try an MEI update, for although ASUS have included an update to v11.6.0.1032 [which I have installed], I have seen a newer version here [Intel MEI-AMT_v11.6.0.1036 WHQL], which i am curious to see how it goes on this system.

      Update: How silly-willy of me, the version I mentioned [Intel MEI-AMT_v11.6.0.1036 WHQL] linked at page 1 of this thread, included the same MEI driver version from ASUS [v11.6.0.1032], which I had already installed, actually from extracting the driver.msi with 7zip from "Intel MEI-AMT_v11.6.0.1036 WHQL", which is why MEInfo is showing it as such, and which I completely forgot that I did do that. I would think that's why LMS version is showing as v11.6.0.1036.

    • myDNA has written a new post "Intel Management Engine: Drivers, Firmware & System Tools" 12.16.2016

      Zitat von akbaar im Beitrag #2573
      yes, I have Maximus motherboard IMPACT VIII and you can safely Flash the version Intel ME 11.0 Consumer PCH-H Firmware v11.0.18.1002

      I am using it with no issues since

      [BIOS v2202], i7 6700, nVidia GTX 1080

      Thank you for your feedback. I am hoping that it will fix a certain issue with hanging when left alone for 15 minutes with the youtube site running [with paused video], mostly, so it appears. It has started doing this right after updating the BIOS to v2202. Earlier BIOSs also gave me other problems mostly with standby, and stability. This version seemed to have fixed those issues but might have introduced this new one. But it might be OS related, will soon see after the ME FW update. Will report any thing I find here, in case it might benefit others. Thanks again.

    • myDNA has written a new post "Intel Management Engine: Drivers, Firmware & System Tools" 12.16.2016

      Zitat von plutomaniac im Beitrag #2569
      Intel's INF says SKL/SPT-H which means Skylake CPU with Sunrise Point PCH-H. You confuse CPU (S/H/U/Y) and PCH (H/LP) acronyms.

      Thank you for clarifying, now I get the picture. It's not unlike cars of the 1970s - 80s where I new pretty well each car make/model/motor-types etc. or computers of the early 1990s early 2000, these days I can hardly keep up with car/computer makes and models, and their "innards" coz there's that many different types/variations :)

      My ME FW is currently v11.00 [Version H. I actually posted the results of MEIInfo in my previous post. Please see spoiler]

      However, and maybe it's because I missed it, I can not find a newer ME fw version than what my MB has, which is FW Version H. Is there a new version available that someone can recommend for an ASUS Maximus VIII Ranger Z170 chipset Mobo? Anyone here with the same mobo share their experience with updating the MEI and or ME firmware they wish to share?

    • myDNA has written a new post "Intel Management Engine: Drivers, Firmware & System Tools" 12.12.2016

      Hi folks can someone please recommend the best version of the Intel ME firmware update for an ASUS Maximus VIII Ranger MB and also the best latest Intel MEI version to update to. What's the difference between the Consumer Vs Corporate versions of these and which is recommended for my MB?

      The Device ID in Device Manager for the intel MEI is PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_A13A&SUBSYS_86941043&REV_31
      and going by the inf file for the VEN_8086&DEV_A13A is ME11.0 - SKL/SPT-H.

      I bring up the latter because I could not find any reference for SKL/SPT-H in post 1 of this thread regarding the correct version 11.x and I quote:

      "Warning 1 for 100/200-series: Make sure you choose the correct v11.x firmware SKU for your system which is based on target Platform and Feature set. There are 2 chipsets: PCH-H (Performance) and PCH-LP (Low Power). There are 4 cpu families: SKL/KBL-S, SKL/KBL-H, SKL/KBL-U and SKL/KBL-Y. The PCH-H chipset works with SKL/KBL-S & SKL/KBL-H processors and requires PCH-H (H) ME firmware. The PCH-LP chipset works with SKL/KBL-U & SKL/KBL-Y processors and requires PCH-LP (LP) ME firmware. An easy way to detect which Platform you need is to check the cpu socket specification of your motherboard. SKL/KBL-S uses LGA1151"

      In that post it states that the socket LGA1151 [which is what my MB has] is SKL/KBL-S? so why does the inf file for my device ID say it's an SKL/SPT-H? and why is there no mention of the SKL/SPT-H for the 100/200-series chipset in that post? I'm guessing that my MB is a Performance because of the "H" in SKL/SPT-H. Can someone please clarify or explain what version I need?

      Following is the output of MEIInfo tool :

      Intel(R) MEInfo Version:
      Copyright(C) 2005 - 2016, Intel Corporation. All rights reserved.

      Intel(R) ME code versions:

      BIOS Version 2202
      MEBx Version
      GbE Version 0.7
      Vendor ID 8086
      PCH Version 31
      FW Version H
      LMS Version
      MEI Driver Version
      Wireless Hardware Version Not Available
      Wireless Driver Version Not Available

      FW Capabilities 0x11111D40

      Intel(R) Capability Licensing Service - PRESENT/ENABLED
      Protect Audio Video Path - PRESENT/ENABLED
      Intel(R) Dynamic Application Loader - PRESENT/ENABLED

      TLS Disabled
      Last ME reset reason Power up
      Local FWUpdate Enabled
      BIOS Config Lock Disabled
      GbE Config Lock Disabled
      Host Read Access to ME Disabled
      Host Write Access to ME Disabled
      Host Read Access to EC Disabled
      Host Write Access to EC Disabled
      SPI Flash ID 1 EF4018
      SPI Flash ID 2 Unknown
      BIOS boot State Post Boot
      OEM ID 00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000
      Capability Licensing Service Enabled
      OEM Tag 0x00000000
      Slot 1 Board Manufacturer 0x00000000
      Slot 2 System Assembler 0x00000000
      Slot 3 Reserved 0x00000000
      M3 Autotest Disabled
      C-link Status Disabled
      Independent Firmware Recovery Disabled
      EPID Group ID 0xF83
      OEM Public Key Hash FPF 0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
      OEM Public Key Hash ME 0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
      ACM SVN FPF 0x0
      KM SVN FPF 0x0
      BSMM SVN FPF 0x0
      GuC Encryption Key FPF 0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
      GuC Encryption Key ME 0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000

      FPF ME

      Force Boot Guard ACM Disabled Disabled
      Protect BIOS Environment Disabled Disabled
      CPU Debugging Enabled Enabled
      BSP Initialization Enabled Enabled
      Measured Boot Disabled Disabled
      Verified Boot Disabled Disabled
      Key Manifest ID 0x0 0x0
      Enforcement Policy 0x0 0x0




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