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#91 RE: [OFFER] ASUS Sabertooth X79 4801 beta BIOS (compl. updated incl. NVMe support [v4]) by Lost_N_BIOS 19.08.2019 07:15

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@agentx007 - You can add to first post if you want, I don't mind at all
But, first, here is latest ucodes for 206D6/206D7 -
https://github.com/platomav/CPUMicrocode...RD_990D3CF1.bin
https://github.com/platomav/CPUMicrocode...RD_62492450.bin

#92 RE: [OFFER] ASUS Sabertooth X79 4801 beta BIOS (compl. updated incl. NVMe support [v4]) by agentx007 19.08.2019 12:03

@Lost_N_BIOS Thanks, ALL uCodes updated
Here's a question : How to add RSTe EFI ROM ?

MMTool gives me "already present" error when I try to insert it, and I can't find RaidDriver that I need to replace.
BIOS file I'm working on : LINK

Any ideas ?

PS. Is this a valid Marvell ROM update for me : LINK ?

Thanks.

#93 RE: [OFFER] ASUS Sabertooth X79 4801 beta BIOS (compl. updated incl. NVMe support [v4]) by Lost_N_BIOS 19.08.2019 13:12

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Sorry, I can't advise on Marvell, best to ask about that in one of the Marvell or other ROM threads

What RAID do you want in there? I can update both for you, I do it with UEFITool manually.

#94 RE: [OFFER] ASUS Sabertooth X79 4801 beta BIOS (compl. updated incl. NVMe support [v4]) by agentx007 19.08.2019 13:21

@Lost_N_BIOS No problem. That .txt file was MCUpdate.txt (switching names) :)

As for EFI, it's not an update (?), and more like insertion - I think ?

Basicly, end result that I want to have, should look like this :

I would like to ask for help with this.
Unless I can't have two similar EFI modules packed this way (ie. separate IRST and IRSTe) ?

#95 RE: [OFFER] ASUS Sabertooth X79 4801 beta BIOS (compl. updated incl. NVMe support [v4]) by SKDJ 19.08.2019 16:46

Hey there. I'd have to come back to you to answer this one. This week I'm too busy wit a job in which I need all my machines stable. After wednessday next week I'll put you (my answer to you) in my agenda.

#96 RE: [OFFER] ASUS Sabertooth X79 4801 beta BIOS (compl. updated incl. NVMe support [v4]) by Lost_N_BIOS 20.08.2019 08:26

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@agentx007 - I'm not sure what you mean with MCUpdate.txt? Do you mean you edited UBU, edited that txt file, added ucodes, then updated ucodes via UBU? If yes, OK, I gotcha!
Sometimes that may not be ideal, may fail, etc, not what you did in general, but updating some ucodes with UBU, sometimes. That's why I always do it manually.

EFI/oRom for Intel RST/RSTe - I know what to do, we're just not speaking with same terms, no biggie. I just need to know what version for each you want and I will update the BIOS
Yes, it would be an insertion of sorts, I would replace the old with new via UEFITool. You're original BIOS has both RST/RSTe, so should be fine, provided updated modules are out their for both RST/RSTe in EFI and Legacy (oRom)
What I meant when I asked was what version do you want used, what's shown in that image, or other version?

Also, please link me to the BIOS you want these updated into.

#97 RE: [OFFER] ASUS Sabertooth X79 4801 beta BIOS (compl. updated incl. NVMe support [v4]) by agentx007 20.08.2019 12:49

@Lost_N_BIOS I had to edit that file for UBU's MMTool 5.0.0.7 to use the newer uCodes you provided earlier (without this, it wouldn't use newer versions, even after I deleted old ones from UBU's folder - it would simply display "can't find ucode in folder..."). I managed to do it and my board boots with them so it should be fine...

I think I picked the best version for X79 according to related topics :
IRST : 13.1.0.2126 w/RAID TRIM,
IRSTe : 3.8.0.1029
Again, those are versions for both EFI and OROM.

However, I can go with different versions if you think they will work better for my case ?
I'm interested mostly in stable EFI/OROM versions of RST(e)'s, and working RAID TRIM functionality.

Also, I would like to ask if you could prepare a moded version of :
1) 4801 BIOS,
2) 4701 BIOS, and both with seperate Bifurcation versions.
So, in total, 4 different BIOS files (4701 w/bif; 4701 w/o bif; 4801 w/bif; 4801; w/o bif).

I have already moded 4801 beta w/o bifurcation and 4701 w/bifurcation (no EFI IRSTe though).
Download links :
4801 (no bifurcation) - LINK
4701 (with bifurcation) - LINK
^Use those as base (they only need EFI/OROM RSTe "insertion").

I'm really sorry for this additional work :(
However, since there are issues with "beta" BIOS, I think it's better for users to have a choise to use whatever version they have most confidence in (and Bifurcation options are really a mountain to view, so I get it if someone don't want to use/see them :D).

#98 RE: [OFFER] ASUS Sabertooth X79 4801 beta BIOS (compl. updated incl. NVMe support [v4]) by Lost_N_BIOS 21.08.2019 10:33

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@agentx007 - OK, yes, I know what you mean about UBU editing to make it use updated files. I have no opinion on RST choices, that's why I kept saying you pick, then I'll mod

Why would you need BIOS without bifurcation mod, if you don't want to use then leave all settings at default. Makes no sense to edit BIOS to unlock all that, and make one without, when one with is same as one without, just don't adjust
Ohh, I see what you mean, about some users get scared if too many options, then tell them back up or use other BIOS

This makes for a confusing edit scenario and a lot of hassles. You know how to do the bifurcation edits, why didn't you make 4801 with bifurcation mod already too? I'd prefer that, unless you don't know how to do it?
So the two BIOS above, and stock 4701, and then 4801 with bifurcation you will make, then I get started... correct?

** Edit
**** BIOS Above 4701 has unsigned capsule, cannot be flashed this way usually, I will fix in file I send you, this just heads up.
***** Also, have the above two BIOS been flash tested? If not, I would advise not testing them unless you have flash programmer, or I guess you could always recover via stock BIOS and USB Flashback.
The microcode updates were not done in a safe way, missing padding files vs stock in a few volumes, this often = brick but not always.

Internet etiquette - zip/rar/7zip files when sharing w/ others
Giving you a hard time here, but wow, you wouldn't believe how many people do this, I'm not on 56K, but I could imagine how terrible trying to help with BIOS would be if I was

* Edit 9 - inserting a "Second" EFI RST may not work, since there is already SATADriver GUID, although not exactly named that. I can insert it, but it may or may not work.
Normally I would say best for you to choose if you want RST or RTSe, but since you are making these for multiple users, I guess our only choice is to insert both and you test and see if both are selectable in BIOS and if work or not.
Please link me to any BIOS you know of that has EFI RSTe in it, so I can extract it's entire module and get the DXE dependency for this module.

@Fernando - this is possible, correct? BIOS contains 1x EFI RST, I want to add second EFI RSTe (updating both) So I need to find BIOS w/ similar RSTe module, replace it's PE32 body, then insert, or can the current RST module be copied, and RSTe be placed in instead of RST, then inserted?
This BIOS, pick either of above if you want to look, has EFI RST at GUID 43A0A7B3-1E92-42EF-A46D-DDC03E52CB5C and it's name is not exactly SATADriver (it's SATADriver_12_7_1036), so I assume the new one I insert can be named SATADriver
Or, is this kind of secondary EFI RST addition just not possible due to BIOS and other areas that would allow selection of which EFI RST/RTSe also need changed by manufacturer?

This question only about the EFI modules, orom is not an issue here as both RST/RSTe are in there by default and I can update those without a problem.

#99 RE: [OFFER] ASUS Sabertooth X79 4801 beta BIOS (compl. updated incl. NVMe support [v4]) by agentx007 21.08.2019 13:53

@Lost_N_BIOS I didn't figured out how to do Bifurcation mod.
Like I wrote earlier : I simply used BIOS 4701 You moded as base, and went from there.

Currently I'm writing this on 4801 w/o bifurc. (the one I send link for), and so far no issues.
That 4701 worked for me after I first updated the uCode for Ivy Bridge E (earlier screenshot), however I don't have SB-e installed to check if updated code works (not sure if wrongly added/updated ucodes can screw up THE WHOLE uCode for everything, or only the the part that was added/updated ?).

I guess MMTool working under UBU method I used doesn't do a clean/neat uCode update ?
Probably it looks like hammering stuff, instead of using scalpel (ie. manual update) :D

BIOS Flashback FTW, the only thing you need is seperate/working PC/laptop to switch BIOS files as needed.

Next time I use .zip - no worries.

If both can't be used at the same time, I think it's better to keep them as they are at this point.
Is there a clear difference as to how EFI RSTe does things differently from IRST ?

#100 RE: [OFFER] ASUS Sabertooth X79 4801 beta BIOS (compl. updated incl. NVMe support [v4]) by Lost_N_BIOS 21.08.2019 14:25

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Sorry, I must have missed you mention that, it's OK, I thought maybe you learned how to do it. OK, wait on reply from Fernando about my question then I will do mod.
Good the BIOS you linked is working! I wish I knew how to tell when that causes brick and when it doesn't! Does proper updated ucode show up in HWINFO64? It's probably fine, when this causes issue it's usually brick, not a ucode issue, but good to check if correct version is in use.
What I mentioned is not part of what you'd edit in updating ucodes, this it outside of microcode module, it just gets removed in some BIOS editing processes when updating ucode improperly. Yes, sometimes this is caused by MMTool or UEFITool/UEFIReplace during UBU edit.

Sorry, I don't know about RST/RSTe, only that one is Enterprise If Fernando says it's possible then I will attempt and you can test/recover if it fails, then we'll know to leave them as is and just update how they are now.
I know some BIOS have both for EFI and legacy, but they are that way from the start/stock so in BIOS you can choose which you want no matter if you are using UEFI or Legacy. I don't know how that option would be presented being added in as a 2nd later.
When in legacy mode now, in BIOS, you can choose RST or RSTe correct? You should be able to, since it has both for Legacy.

#101 RE: [OFFER] ASUS Sabertooth X79 4801 beta BIOS (compl. updated incl. NVMe support [v4]) by agentx007 21.08.2019 14:40


^Both are "OK" on uCode version. However I don't have Sandy Bridge E to test newest uCode :(

Yes, I can switch between IRST and RSTe in UEFI (after picking RAID mode).
However... I didn't saw any EFI specific option available (or Disable OROM option for IRST) :/
Is it only enabled when CSM is Disabled ?

#102 RE: [OFFER] ASUS Sabertooth X79 4801 beta BIOS (compl. updated incl. NVMe support [v4]) by Lost_N_BIOS 22.08.2019 06:01

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As long as whatever CPU you have is using one you updated then it's OK. Mainly this issue = brick, more than non-loading ucode, when it's going to cause an issue. Obviously this instance it doesn't, so you're all good
Yes, EFI would only be available for you to choose when you enable Secure Boot / UEFI mode (Thus CSM disables by default I think)

#103 RE: [OFFER] ASUS Sabertooth X79 4801 beta BIOS (compl. updated incl. NVMe support [v4]) by Ntrako 23.08.2019 18:44

hi,
i see all of these posts between @Lost_N_BIOS and @agentx007 ..
i have asus sabertooth x79 with the latest 4701 with nvme mod from post #60 of this thread(from @Lost_N_BIOS).
i see that you guys make update again with more mods..
can someone of you sent me or upload here a stable version of 4701 with all of these mods of (@agentx007):
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NVMe support : NvmeExpress_v4 ("fat") present,
uCode update : Done*
ROMs : iRST (w/RAID TRIM), RSTe, and Marvell all updated
Bifurcation and hidden controls : Enabled (Pic : LINK).
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#104 RE: [OFFER] ASUS Sabertooth X79 4801 beta BIOS (compl. updated incl. NVMe support [v4]) by agentx007 23.08.2019 18:54

@Ntrako Latest BIOS 4701 I got (this time with ALL ucodes updated), is the same one as in my #97 post (and I attached it to this post).

It DOES NOT have things Lost_N_BIOS pointed out in #98 post of this thread.
Because of this, I would recommend waiting for Lost_N_BIOS version of said BIOS.
However, if "stable" for you means it works, then yes - my version does work (tested on my board with E5-1680 v2).

#105 RE: [OFFER] ASUS Sabertooth X79 4801 beta BIOS (compl. updated incl. NVMe support [v4]) by Ntrako 23.08.2019 21:15

@agentx007 as i saw @Lost_N_BIOS post #98:
" Also, have the above two BIOS been flash tested? If not, I would advise not testing them unless you have flash programmer, or I guess you could always recover via stock BIOS and USB Flashback.
The microcode updates were not done in a safe way, missing padding files vs stock in a few volumes, this often = brick but not always."

i have a question for @Lost_N_BIOS:
can u take bios from #60 post and do these things as @agentx007 did BUT correctly??
i mean correctly because you say that the microcode is not done in a safe way
here are the things:
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NVMe support : v4
uCode update,
ROMs : iRST (w/RAID TRIM), RSTe, and Marvell,
Bifurcation and hidden controls : Enabled
"

also if you get answer about this :
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@Fernando - this is possible, correct? BIOS contains 1x EFI RST, I want to add second EFI RSTe (updating both) So I need to find BIOS w/ similar RSTe module, replace it's PE32 body, then insert, or can the current RST module be copied, and RSTe be placed in instead of RST, then inserted?
This BIOS, pick either of above if you want to look, has EFI RST at GUID 43A0A7B3-1E92-42EF-A46D-DDC03E52CB5C and it's name is not exactly SATADriver (it's SATADriver_12_7_1036), so I assume the new one I insert can be named SATADriver
Or, is this kind of secondary EFI RST addition just not possible due to BIOS and other areas that would allow selection of which EFI RST/RTSe also need changed by manufacturer?

This question only about the EFI modules, orom is not an issue here as both RST/RSTe are in there by default and I can update those without a problem.
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can u make a complete asus sabertooth x79 4701 bios with all of these things above?? my processsor is i7 4960x.
i have no idea about bios editing btw..if you have time, i will appreciate if you will make it for me.

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