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#346 RE: [Guide] How to update the CPU microcodes on a non-UEFI Award/Phoenix BIOS by Sober 13.11.2019 14:20

@lost nbios pm sent
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@lostnbios im not using gigabyte mobo when i try to mod the bios via cbrom155 it cant show all the files inside the bios file, not clear enough i think when i try another method using another toolsit can be rewritten or modified but can't be flashed so i'm stuck but when i try using vmware fling the microcode successfully updated i try to update the microcode to bios because its more permanent, better than only mod it to harddrive
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Cbrom can only recognize gigabyte bios file extension

#347 RE: [Guide] How to update the CPU microcodes on a non-UEFI Award/Phoenix BIOS by Lost_N_BIOS 14.11.2019 09:10

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@Sober - cbrom works for many BIOS, not just Gigabyte. Brand or File extension does not matter, you can name it anything you want, .bin, .rom, .Fxx, .F22 etc, provided the BIOS is Award/Phoenix and compatible with cbrom

I can't help you until you link me to your BIOS download from manufacturer, or give me the model name. The link you sent in PM didn't work, please give me your system model name.

Also, please do not make multiple posts in a row, if you want to add more thoughts or questions and no one has replied, please edit your post and add the new info. Thanks

#348 RE: [Guide] How to update the CPU microcodes on a non-UEFI Award/Phoenix BIOS by Sober 15.11.2019 04:40

Succes updating microcode but cant be flashed

#349 RE: [Guide] How to update the CPU microcodes on a non-UEFI Award/Phoenix BIOS by Lost_N_BIOS 15.11.2019 07:01

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@Sober - please stay in one thread, you've got me lost already, without jumping around in many threads.
The answer on how to update your microcodes is on page one of this thread (See post 9-10) - [HELP] Fujitsu AH531/GFO (Phoenix UEFI)

#350 RE: [Guide] How to update the CPU microcodes on a non-UEFI Award/Phoenix BIOS by Nemo1985 26.11.2019 13:57

Hello, i'm trying to update the microcodes for my Gigabyte ga-ep43t-s3l, I'm fighting against the doubled microcode error, I tried to follow the guide on the first page a couple of times, but I'm unable to fix the issue.
Is anyone able to help me?
I attached a 7z file with:
EP43TS3L.F7 -> original bios
MC.7z -> updated microcodes
NCPUCODE.BIN -> Microcodes in 1 file ready to be used with CBROM

https://drive.google.com/open?id=18Yv-DW...LCQmJ2de_jb-9GT

Thanks in advance!

#351 RE: [Guide] How to update the CPU microcodes on a non-UEFI Award/Phoenix BIOS by Lost_N_BIOS 26.11.2019 15:57

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@Nemo1985 - did you see the FAQ #1 at the bottom of the guide, it tells you how to fix this issue if you meant bad pack error. If you did mean double size microcode after edit however, that usually means incorrect version of CBROM used
For P43/45 and microcode edit use cbrom 195, I just did the mod to your BIOS as a test with 195 and it's fine Although, you then still have to do the FAQ #1 correction I mentioned (This is expected/normal) - remove microcode found with MC Extractor #1+2 & #37 via hex as described in the FAQ
Then, after hex correction, extract and then release and reinsert RTEGROM.LOM for checksum correction using version 155

If you can't get it and need me to upload the mod BIOS let me know

#352 RE: [Guide] How to update the CPU microcodes on a non-UEFI Award/Phoenix BIOS by Nemo1985 26.11.2019 18:32

Zitat von Lost_N_BIOS im Beitrag #351
@Nemo1985 - did you see the FAQ #1 at the bottom of the guide, it tells you how to fix this issue if you meant bad pack error. If you did mean double size microcode after edit however, that usually means incorrect version of CBROM used
For P43/45 and microcode edit use cbrom 195, I just did the mod to your BIOS as a test with 195 and it's fine Although, you then still have to do the FAQ #1 correction I mentioned (This is expected/normal) - remove microcode found with MC Extractor #1+2 & #37 via hex as described in the FAQ
Then, after hex correction, extract and then release and reinsert RTEGROM.LOM for checksum correction using version 155

If you can't get it and need me to upload the mod BIOS let me know


Thank you for the quick answer, I probably explained my self badly, I followed the faq on the first post, but when I use HxD i'm unable to do what the faq says, actually I can't find the duped microcodes.

If you could provide me the updated file I will be grateful.
Thanks!

#353 RE: [Guide] How to update the CPU microcodes on a non-UEFI Award/Phoenix BIOS by Lost_N_BIOS 27.11.2019 00:32

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@Nemo1985 - For your future reference, you can find the duplicated microcodes and their location (offset) with MC Extractor, the offset is shown for each microcode on the right side
Here is mod BIOS - http://s000.tinyupload.com/index.php?fil...936697122539950
Flash with Qflash or in DOS w/ FLASHSPI.EXE

#354 RE: [Guide] How to update the CPU microcodes on a non-UEFI Award/Phoenix BIOS by Nemo1985 27.11.2019 08:28

Thank you very much, for the file and the tip for offset location with mcextractor!

#355 RE: [Guide] How to update the CPU microcodes on a non-UEFI Award/Phoenix BIOS by Lost_N_BIOS 27.11.2019 08:32

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@Nemo1985 - You're welcome! I think I included short notes in there too on what version cbrom I used for what edits, if not see post 351 above

#356 RE: [Guide] How to update the CPU microcodes on a non-UEFI Award/Phoenix BIOS by tokafondo 02.12.2019 00:23

Hi. I successfully managed to update the microcodes in the Phoenix (new style) BIOS of an HP Propliant ML110 G6 server. It has been verified by both intelmicrocodelist.exe and MCE.exe with the latest DB.

But even that way I can't boot the system with an Intel Core i3-550 CPU. The service manual states that it supports the i3-540 but not the i3-550.

I thought that by updating microcodes I would be able to use the -550 CPU but no, it doesn't do it.

So... Is there any other place in the BIOS where I should look for a supported CPUs list?

#357 RE: [Guide] How to update the CPU microcodes on a non-UEFI Award/Phoenix BIOS by Phoenix48 02.12.2019 04:01

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@tokafondo

If the Bios specs says that the I3-550 is not supported by the Bios, it usually means that the microcode for CPUID 20655 is not there. So if i understand correctly what you did, you updated the microcodes that were already there but you did not add any new one. So to have a chance to see if it can work with your i3-550, you must add the microcode for CPUID 20655 in the Bios.

#358 RE: [Guide] How to update the CPU microcodes on a non-UEFI Award/Phoenix BIOS by tokafondo 02.12.2019 11:45

In the original BIOS, there is already support for the CPUID 20655.



I thought that that microcode was obsolete and I updated it, but even that, the board doesn't boot. It just only beeps with 1-1-1-2. I removed the microcodes for 106E3 as they belong to no production CPUs, and found no space to update the 106E5 without modifying the offset starting point.


#359 RE: [Guide] How to update the CPU microcodes on a non-UEFI Award/Phoenix BIOS by Lost_N_BIOS 02.12.2019 11:49

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Does your mod BIOS boot OK with other known compatible CPU? Asking to check, in case your mod is broken mod BIOS and that is maybe why the 550 wont boot

#360 RE: [Guide] How to update the CPU microcodes on a non-UEFI Award/Phoenix BIOS by tokafondo 02.12.2019 12:22

The service manual states that these are the official supported CPUs:



Neither the i7-860 or the i3-550 are there. But at least the i3-540 is.

I just swapped the i7-860 (not supported) for an i5-650 (also not supported) I had in another computer. And it booted... just once. When I did shutdown and tried restarting, the 1-1-1-2 beep codes (attached) were heard and not it does not boot again.

Clearing BIOS won't help. Taking out and resetting battery neither, too.

And I put the i7 again, and it does always boot.

What I'm thinking is that the board does think that the i7-860 is a Xeon x3460: both CPUs are basically the same:


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So... I think there is some kind of check in the BIOS for supported CPUs, and if they are not what expected, then it won't boot.

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