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#76 RE: [Guide] AMI (non-UEFI) BIOS Modding by James19211 19.04.2016 19:41

Zitat von Fernando im Beitrag #75
I know, that this question doesn't help you at all, but I ask it nevertheless: Why didn't you buy a 9500 M GS?
I couldn't find the same card so i decided to buy 9300m

EDIT by Fernando: Unneeded parts of the fully quoted text removed (to save space)

#77 RE: [Guide] AMI (non-UEFI) BIOS Modding by wirelesskebab 15.05.2016 23:09

Hi there,

I've read your guide here, but I'm looking to unlock settings that were locked for my firmware... The AMI changelog notes explicitly make mention of locking options for a "private" client while the original Foxconn mobo had no such restrictions there have been alterations for the HP version titled N-Alvorix-RS880-uATX (Alvorix). I believe there have also been hardware alterations so they are not identical either.

It opens in MM tool but I cannot customize in AMIBC because it won't open there.

You make mention of PCI options but does that contain settings such as HPET and processor clock etc?

Thanks

#78 RE: [Guide] AMI (non-UEFI) BIOS Modding by Fernando 16.05.2016 13:11

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@wirelesskebab:
Welcome at Win-RAID Forum!

Zitat von wirelesskebab im Beitrag #77
You make mention of PCI options but does that contain settings such as HPET and processor clock etc?
You are right - my AMI (non-UEFI) BIOS modding guide is only valid for users, who want to remove, insert or replace an Option ROM module.
If you want to unlock natively locked BIOS options, you have to customize certain system BIOS modules. Unfortunately I cannot help you in this case, because I don't have any own experience with this kind of BIOS modding.
Maybe someone else is able and willing to give you some advices.
Regards
Dieter (alias Fernando)

#79 RE: [Guide] AMI (non-UEFI) BIOS Modding by RichDutch 28.06.2016 22:32

Thank you for this guide Fernando!
It gives me hope for enabling AHCI support on my Asus 2101HA.

Sadly my modding and (technical) English knowledge is poor and I get stuck in the process.
The no-uefi MMTOOL seems to work fine but I keep failing to alter the PCI rom.

Maybe it even is impossible with following laptop chipset and bios:
Mainboard: Asus 1201HA
Chipset: Intel US15W (rev 07)
Bios: AMI Bios version 0303

Extracting the PCI option ROM works;


But when open extracted file in hex editor it doesn’t show any RAID or PCI data:


Only a “IBM VGA compatible” message and I get stuck there.
Did Google a lot a get referred back to this site, having most relevant info.

Help would be very welcome, with many thanks in advance,
Greetings from Holland

#80 RE: [Guide] AMI (non-UEFI) BIOS Modding by Fernando 28.06.2016 23:06

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@RichDutch:
Welcome at Win-RAID Forum!

Zitat von RichDutch im Beitrag #79
It gives me hope for enabling AHCI support on my Asus 2101HA.
If you want to enable AHCI support, why did you extract the Intel VGA Option ROM, which manages nothing else than the graphics adapter?
Regards
Dieter (alias Fernando)

#81 RE: [Guide] AMI (non-UEFI) BIOS Modding by RichDutch 28.06.2016 23:36

Zitat von Fernando im Beitrag #80
If you want to enable AHCI support, why did you extract the Intel VGA Option ROM, which manages nothing else than the graphics adapter?
Thank you for the welcome and quick reply!
Sorry, this is all new material to me.
Now extracted all 3 pci Option Rom files and none has IDE or other storage info.

Can it be true that AHCI support is impossible on US15W chipset:
"According to AssuTek my Netbook uses Intel® Poulsbo US15W Chipset. Reading following article (http://www.anandtech.com/show/2493/1) I'm afraid that in dead the Poulsbo US15W Chipset doesn’t support AHCI" - source https://www.bios-mods.com/forum/archive/...hread-8018.html

EDIT by Fernando: Unneeded parts of the fully quoted text removed (to save space)

#82 RE: [Guide] AMI (non-UEFI) BIOS Modding by Fernando 29.06.2016 00:19

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Zitat von RichDutch im Beitrag #81
Can it be true that AHCI support is impossible on US15W chipset
If your mainboard BIOS doesn't offer the option to set the on-board SATA Controller to "AHCI" mode, you will not be able to get this feature by modifying or adding any Option ROM module.

#83 RE: [Guide] AMI (non-UEFI) BIOS Modding by Jest 17.09.2016 19:14

Hi.

I have Asrock 960GC-GS FX AM3+ (AMD 760G + SB710 chipset, which supports AHCI) and BIOS is missing AHCI module.
Last year i installed WIndows 8.1 and when i installed AMD AHCI driver, system became very slow and choppy, almost useless, because of high usage "System interrupts" process. It worked well with Microsoft standard driver. Now i upgraded to Windows 10 and no matter which AHCI driver i use, system is very slow.

BIOS only contains 4392 module, but there is no 4391. I tried to insert it, but it does not load (i have other AMD motherboard, so i know how it supposed to look like). I'm not sure inserting AHCI module would help with windows, but i would like to try.

Any advice?

#84 RE: [Guide] AMI (non-UEFI) BIOS Modding by Fernando 17.09.2016 19:37

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Zitat von Jest im Beitrag #83
BIOS only contains 4392 module, but there is no 4391. I tried to insert it, but it does not load
Have you checked by using the AMI MMTool, whether the Option ROM module has been properly inserted? How does the GUI of the MMTool look?
Did you follow my guide? Is the AMD SATA Controller set to "AHCI" or "RAID" within the BIOS?

#85 RE: [Guide] AMI (non-UEFI) BIOS Modding by Jest 17.09.2016 19:50

I did few replacements of modules successfully before, but not inserting new ones. I did it with mmtool 3.26.
In bios there is no option for AHCI or RAID, because chipset does not support raid, only ahci.
Unfortunately i no longer have that modified bios.

This is a picture of unmodified bios.

edit: sorry, no pic...

#86 RE: [Guide] AMI (non-UEFI) BIOS Modding by chimico_9 29.10.2016 19:27

Hi guys
this is my first post, well, first thing: nice forum !
second : I have 2 specific question

A-what is the source of all this rom files ? They are extracted from various BIOS or there are other source ?

B- AMI bios. Is the value RomLoc important ?
I replaced a PCI ROM (new one is bigger of 2 byte in compressed form): it did not go in the same position and all subsequent modules changed

Thanks

p.s. sorry for my english, feel free to correct me
p.s. if you have a lot of time this is the story:

P5Q-pro, AMI bios, P45 and ICH10R, 771->775 mod
Ket's bios mod -> I updated microcode -> Seen this thread and "why not" -> I updated Intel rom with trim-mod version
but that's the problem: modded one is bigger of 2 byte in compressed form so a couple of module swifted position (and also RomLoc)
in MMtool interface it was: ..., SLAB, user define, PCI ROM, user define,...
_________________now: ..., SLAB, PCI ROM, user define, user define,...
with:
RST v10.1 vanilla/mod = no problem
RST v11.2 vanilla = no problem............mod = problem
RST v13 vanilla/mod = no problem (but following Fernando's advice: this is not a smart move...)

#87 RE: [Guide] AMI (non-UEFI) BIOS Modding by Fernando 29.10.2016 21:04

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@chimico_9:
Welcome at Win-RAID Forum!

Zitat von chimico_9 im Beitrag #86
A-what is the source of all this rom files ? They are extracted from various BIOS or there are other source ?
Nearly all BIOS modules, which are offered within this Forum, have been extracted from other BIOSes.
Zitat von chimico_9 im Beitrag #86
B- AMI bios. Is the value RomLoc important ?
I replaced a PCI ROM (new one is bigger of 2 byte in compressed form): it did not go in the same position and all subsequent modules changed
The "RomLoc" value and the exact size of the compressed module is nothing to worry about, because the AMI MMTool itself takes care about the correct location and internal (compressed) size of the BIOS modules, when it replaces any of them by another one.
If there should be not enough space within the BIOS for the insertion of an updated module, you will get a related message from the tool.
Zitat von chimico_9 im Beitrag #86
RST v10.1 vanilla/mod = no problem
RST v11.2 vanilla = no problem............mod = problem
RST v13 vanilla/mod = no problem (but following Fernando's advice: this is not a smart move...)
According to the report of several ASUS P5Q mainboard users (look >here<) it is impossible to get any natively >100 KB sized Intel RAID ROM module properly working (Reason: The internal BIOS ROM loader is not able to load such big sized file while booting.). Unless you will get an updated BIOS from ASUS, which fixes this issue, you have to stick with the 85 KB sized Intel RAID ROM v10.1.0.1008 (original or TRIM modded).

Good luck!
Dieter (alias Fernando)

#88 RE: [Guide] AMI (non-UEFI) BIOS Modding by chimico_9 29.10.2016 21:49

Many thanks
just to be precise

Source size should be the size of the uncompressed module, while
Size in Rom should be the size of compressed module

however the gist is "MMtool take care of size, position, ..., everything". Correct ?

just for personal culture
(there is some module that bust be at a exactly position no matter what?)


Ket (did you heard of him?) released a beta version with >100KB ROM,
there was a warning but nobody said nothing... so i thought "maybe is all fine?"

p.s. I will go with the v10.1 trim mod

#89 RE: [Guide] AMI (non-UEFI) BIOS Modding by Fernando 29.10.2016 23:24

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Zitat von chimico_9 im Beitrag #88
however the gist is "MMtool take care of size, position, ..., everything". Correct ?
Usually yes.

Zitat
Ket ... released a beta version with >100KB ROM,
there was a warning but nobody said nothing... so i thought "maybe is all fine?"

There may be enough space within the ASUS P5Q mainboard BIOSes to get a >100 KB Intel RAID ROM inserted and the insertion may be successful, but the module will not properly work, because it cannot be completely loaded while starting/rebooting the computer. This problem is not caused by the MMTool, but by a faulty ROM loader within the specific BIOS, which had been built by ASUS.

#90 RE: [Guide] AMI (non-UEFI) BIOS Modding by Azrael5 20.01.2017 18:09

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Hello what is the id of the AMI bios where to manage the memory configurations? where to get them on 4coredual-vsta and 4coredual-sata2 bios? A guide explaining the IDs listed bu MMTOOL exists? thanks

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