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#16 RE: [Guide] Enhanced BIOS Modding of Award BIOSes by Fernando 04.07.2014 22:05

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@ dann23:

Welcome at Win-RAID Forum!

Zitat von dann23 im Beitrag #15
So can you make one bios mod with all the new roms except jmcron?
Why don't you do it yourself? I do not modify BIOSes upon request. Otherwise writing my guides would have been wasted time.

Regards
Fernando

#17 RE: [Guide] Enhanced BIOS Modding of Award BIOSes by Pendaws 23.07.2014 19:32

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I am very interested in this guide. I have a GA890XA UD3 with an 850 SB chipset. I will have to read
more but I am willing to have a shot at this. When it is morning I will check this out and try fathoming
what is written here and maybe applying? :)

#18 RE: [Guide] Enhanced BIOS Modding of Award BIOSes by Fernando 23.02.2015 17:02

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@ SummoneR or any other Award BIOS expert:

SummoneR has already written a guide about how to update/replace an Option ROM module, which is listed by CBROM above a "sensitive" Award BIOS module (look >here<), but the procedure is not easy to understand for newbees and requires a lot of attention.

That is why I would highly appreciate an even more detailed instruction regarding the following tasks:
1. Creation and customization of a "Dummy" module
2. Cutting-out and (re-)insertion of a compressed Option ROM module
3. Additional insertion of the desired Option ROM module
3. BIOS checksum and file size correction


Since SummoneR hasn't joined the Forum since April 2014, we may not get a reply from him.

Thanks in advance!
Dieter (alias Fernando)

#19 RE: [Guide] Enhanced BIOS Modding of Award BIOSes by Pendaws 27.02.2015 13:00

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Well, I now have a G33MDS2R intel board and am in the process of modding the BIOS file. I am going to use a 771 Xeon in this board and have done the mod for the CPU to work in a 775 board and have integrated the microcode update in the BIOS.
I also have updated the Realtek rom from version 2.06 to ver 2.61. ok, now I have tentatively added a NEW Raid.rom version 7.5.0.1.1.17 to version 8.5.0.1.0.30 and, here in lies my dilemma. I used both version of CBROM, 1.55 and 1.98 to do this
and I am thinking I may have screwed up. When using CBROM 1.98 to insert the A and C modules the screen flashed up that minit.bin had been?? I didn't catch it all.

Can someone possibly tell me if I have to do this ALL over again or, can I remove ALL A,B,C modules and then, reinsert them using CBROM 1.98? I have tried very hard to get my silly old brain around all this wonderful info that has been placed here but alas, my
old brain doesn't seem to comprehend. :(

BTW, the AHCI.rom is ver 1.20E, can this be updated? if not, does the trim command for SSD's work ok? A lot of questions so, if anyone can enlighten me, I would be ever so grateful. :)

#20 RE: [Guide] Enhanced BIOS Modding of Award BIOSes by Fernando 27.02.2015 14:52

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Zitat von Pendaws im Beitrag #19
Can someone possibly tell me if I have to do this ALL over again or, can I remove ALL A,B,C modules and then, reinsert them using CBROM 1.98?
Probably yes, because the original place of the removed PCI ROM modules were above the sensitive MEMINIT module.
Furthermore the removal/replacement of the Option ROM modules, which are above the sensitive BIOS modules, should not be done with CBROM32_198.

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BTW, the AHCI.rom is ver 1.20E, can this be updated?

No.

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if not, does the trim command for SSD's work ok?

Yes, if your on-board Intel SATA driver runs either in IDE or in AHCI mode and you are using an appropriate IDE resp. AHCI driver.

#21 RE: [Guide] Enhanced BIOS Modding of Award BIOSes by Pendaws 02.03.2015 07:30

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Zitat von Fernando im Beitrag #20
Probably yes, because the original place of the removed PCI ROM modules were above the sensitive MEMINIT module.
Furthermore the removal/replacement of the Option ROM modules, which are above the sensitive BIOS modules, should not be done with CBROM32_198.


Thanks for the answer and, what would you suggest that I use to remove/replace these modules? CBROM1.55?

#22 RE: [Guide] Enhanced BIOS Modding of Award BIOSes by Fernando 02.03.2015 09:23

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Zitat von Pendaws im Beitrag #21
what would you suggest that I use to remove/replace these modules? CBROM1.55?
Yes, CBROM_155 lets the sensitive modules untouched and doesn't try to re-arrange them.

#23 RE: [Guide] Enhanced BIOS Modding of Award BIOSes by Modfreakz 01.05.2015 23:18

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Hello together!

I have successfully update/mod bios from GIGABYTE GA-MA790FXT-UD5P

I used SummoneR's already modded bios file from first page as reference bios for my changes, so if someone would like give a try?!?!

Original BIOS: GIGABYTE GA-MA790FXT-UD5P (BIOS Version F8n)
Reference BIOS: GIGABYTE GA-MA790FXT-UD5P (BIOS Version F8n) Thanks SummoneR!

Modified BIOS: GIGABYTE GA-MA790FXT-UD5P (BIOS Version F8x) Mirror1, Mirror2
- updated CPU AGESA ROM and MEMINIT.BIN [v3.7.1.0 -> v3.7.1.2]
- updated Q-Flash Utility [v2.23 -> v2.24]
- updated AMD AHCI ROM [v3.0.B.0(3.0.A) -> v3.2.2.0]
- updated AMD RAID ROM [v3.0.1540.59 -> v3.2.1540.15]
- updated JMicron RAID ROM [v1.06.59 -> v1.07.28]
- updated Realtek PCI ROM [v2.37(PXE) -> v2.61(PXE+RPL)]
- Microcode update
- unhide/unlocked all menus/options
- changed a lot descriptions/dialogs and some help information
- fixed/changed some wrong BIOS information
- reordered/renamed some bios settings
- updated SLIC SSV3 v2.1
- changed release date and increased Bios version to F8x


The both IDE Channels are disabled when selected the "Load BIOS/Optimized Defaults" by default to increase the boot time, but of course it can be enabled/disabled any time later. To avoid interfere with certain AHCI/RAID/IDE setups (see AMD SB700/710/750 Register Reference Guide), the "PATA Channel Mapping" option is hiden and it can only make visible by pressing "CTRL+F1".



Full List of CPU Microcode Patches:
Date:2008/05/01 CPUID:100F40 PatchID:01000085 -> Latest
Date:2010/02/17 CPUID:100FA0 PatchID:010000BF -> Updated Date:2011/10/24 CPUID:100FA0 PatchID:010000DC
Date:2010/03/11 CPUID:100F41 PatchID:010000C6 -> Updated Date:2011/10/24 CPUID:100F41 PatchID:010000DB
Date:2010/03/11 CPUID:100F62 PatchID:010000C7 -> Latest
Date:2010/03/11 CPUID:100F43 PatchID:010000C8 -> Latest
Date:2010/03/31 CPUID:100F22 PatchID:010000C9 -> Latest
Date:2010/03/31 CPUID:100F20 PatchID:010000CA -> Latest


Latest Realtek PCI ROMs (PXE) and (PXE+RPL) can be found here: Link


Here is my collection of
- AMD Micro Codes: Link
- AMD Agesa ROM: Link
- Q-Flash Utility: Link
- AMD AHCI ROM modules: Link
- JMicron RAID ROM modules: Link
- Realtek PCI ROM modules: Link

#24 RE: [Guide] Enhanced BIOS Modding of Award BIOSes by Jest 01.05.2015 23:45

I would love to update Agesa and microcode for my asus m4a89gtd (ami non-uefi), but there is no guide.

#25 RE: [Guide] Enhanced BIOS Modding of Award BIOSes by Fernando 02.05.2015 11:40

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Zitat von Jest im Beitrag #24
I would love to update Agesa and microcode for my asus m4a89gtd (ami non-uefi), but there is no guide.
If you or anyone else should have successfully done these updates, please write a report about the procedure.

#26 RE: [Guide] Enhanced BIOS Modding of Award BIOSes by Modfreakz 10.10.2015 21:11

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Here is my package how I rebuild the bios file of this board (GA-MA790FXT-UD5P)
Especially because the sensitive parts.


https://mega.nz/#!5ll1XISY!xQdDQHMu5qkK6...hMTJrgXlp7dl73U


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#27 RE: [Guide] Enhanced BIOS Modding of Award BIOSes by Azrael5 16.12.2015 12:49

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Hello is there a way to update ram module settings into bios in order to have bank interleave enabled when 4 modules are installed!? Or there is a way to modify the latest bios available so to enable bank interleave in the same situation!? bank interleave works perfectly when 2 modules are installed but it's disabled when 4 modules are present although the option is enable.

#28 RE: [Guide] Enhanced BIOS Modding of Award BIOSes by Fernando 16.12.2015 13:43

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@ Azrael5:

We do not support the modding of any system BIOS modules, because this sort of BIOS modding is too risky.

#29 RE: [Guide] Enhanced BIOS Modding of Award BIOSes by Azrael5 16.12.2015 16:13

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Ok I've no risk beacuse I own USB able to flash the EEPROM and able to reprogram the chip. So I can make tests.

#30 RE: [Guide] Enhanced BIOS Modding of Award BIOSes by Voldemaar 23.02.2016 13:44

Thanks for your work!

But I have some troubles.
1. With this version of BIOS my MA790FXT-UD5P fails to boot from USB flashdrive.

2. When I set clock frequency to "Auto" or "200 MHz", CPU-Z shows 200.88 MHz. I think it is a trick from Gigabyte to seem better in benchmarks. Can you remove the feature?

BR

P.S. My CPU is HD96ZTWFK4DGR, I successfully unlocked two extra cores.

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