#1 Modification of the bios motherboard Z390 GIGABYTE SLI pour un 6700K by Oleaster2 23.12.2018 12:21

Bonjour,

I bought a motherboard Z390 GIGABYTE SLI, I modified in anticipation the bios to receive a Skylake 6700K.
I will also take a Céléron G4900 to be able to flash the bios of the motherboard hoping to then install my 6700K.
I would like to know if anyone has already tried this procedure and if so, does it work well?
For the modification of the bios Z390 I integrated the 6700K + the VGA bios and then the driver IntelGopDriver.efi.
Thank you for your feedback.

J'ai acheté une carte mère Z390 GIGABYTE SLI, j'ai modifié en prévision le bios pour recevoir un Skylake 6700K.
Je vais prendre aussi un Céléron G4900 pour pouvoir flashé le bios de la carte mère en espérant pouvoir installer ensuite mon 6700K.
J'aimerai savoir si quelqu'un a déjà tenté cette procédure et si oui est-ce que cela fonctionne bien ?
Pour la modification du bios Z390 j'ai intégré le 6700K + le VGA bios et ensuite le driver IntelGopDriver.efi.
Merci de vos retours.

#2 RE: Modification of the bios motherboard Z390 GIGABYTE SLI pour un 6700K by Trinergy 08.03.2019 23:24

I would love to do the same thing. My Z170 board's memory channel died. Z390 boards are just as cheap new as used Zx70 boards. I would like to get a nice Z390 Aorus Pro and then upgrade to Coffee Lake as used i9/i7 prices come down into the used market. Has there been a reported case of Sky/Kabylake on Z3x0 board?

#3 RE: Modification of the bios motherboard Z390 GIGABYTE SLI pour un 6700K by Lost_N_BIOS 10.03.2019 08:43

avatar

@Trinergy - I think so, you can, but lets ask the pro's to be sure @svarmod @revlaay @_haru - Sky/Kaby CPU on Z3xx? Use one of the mod tools and be sure to keep ucodes for CPU's in question correct?

#4 RE: Modification of the bios motherboard Z390 GIGABYTE SLI pour un 6700K by _haru 10.03.2019 10:18

avatar

It will not work. Z390 is a 14nm chipset, and therefore can't run the version of ME required for 6th-7th gen.

The only reason Z370, H310C, and B365 work is because they still use the 22nm process and that can be downgraded to the right ME.

#5 RE: Modification of the bios motherboard Z390 GIGABYTE SLI pour un 6700K by Lost_N_BIOS 11.03.2019 08:38

avatar

Thanks @_haru - I think you or maybe chinobino told me before, but since it's not asked often I forgot

#6 RE: Modification of the bios motherboard Z390 GIGABYTE SLI pour un 6700K by vitalik.t 18.05.2019 17:53

Zitat von _haru im Beitrag #4
It will not work. Z390 is a 14nm chipset, and therefore can't run the version of ME required for 6th-7th gen.

The only reason Z370, H310C, and B365 work is because they still use the 22nm process and that can be downgraded to the right ME.


Is there any guide for enabling Skylake/Kabylake compatibility with 300-series boards?

#7 RE: Modification of the bios motherboard Z390 GIGABYTE SLI pour un 6700K by chinobino 19.05.2019 15:29

avatar

It's the same as for Coffee Lake on Z170/Z270 etc.

You need to add Skylake (506E3) or Kabylake (906E9) microcode to the BIOS.

You will also need to downgrade ME to 11.6.0.xxxx or 11.7.0.1229 or 11.7.0.1261.

If the board has a locked flash descriptor you will need to use a BIOS programmer or audio IC pinmod method to unlock the FD and flash the ME region.

I used the EVGA Z370 Classified K and an i3-6320 (Skylake) as an example;




Note that some Z370 boards can't overclock the RAM (XMP not working).

There is a list of known boards that work on a chinese forum, I might have a look and post it here.

#8 RE: Modification of the bios motherboard Z390 GIGABYTE SLI pour un 6700K by _haru 19.05.2019 16:07

avatar

Don't forget that the ONLY 300-series chipsets that will take a Skylake/Kaby Lake CPU are Z370, H310C, or B365.

#9 RE: Modification of the bios motherboard Z390 GIGABYTE SLI pour un 6700K by chinobino 19.05.2019 16:18

avatar

Yep, here is the list of Z370 boards tested by Zntx on baidu;

1. ASUS PRIME Z370-A (no XMP)

2. ASUS TUF Z370-PLUS GAMING (no XMP)

3. MSI Z370-A PRO (no XMP)

4. MSI Z370 GAMING M5 (no XMP)

5. MSI Z370 Gaming PLUS (no XMP)

6. MSI Z370 GAMING PRO CARBON A (no XMP)

7. Z370 AORUS GAMING 7 (XMP ok)

8. GIGABYTE Z370 HD3 (XMP not tested)

9. ASRock Z370 Taichi (XMP greater than 2666 = boot loop)

10. Colorful IGAME Z370 VULCAN (XMP not tested)

#10 RE: Modification of the bios motherboard Z390 GIGABYTE SLI pour un 6700K by Lost_N_BIOS 23.02.2020 08:41

avatar

@chinobino - where does Q370 fit into this, I can't find for sure if it's 14nm or 22nm. So can it take older ME FW, or only v12? Thanks

#11 RE: Modification of the bios motherboard Z390 GIGABYTE SLI pour un 6700K by chinobino 23.02.2020 12:22

avatar

@Lost_N_BIOS Good to see you back again!

Q370 is 14nm with ME v12.

#12 RE: Modification of the bios motherboard Z390 GIGABYTE SLI pour un 6700K by Lost_N_BIOS 23.02.2020 22:00

avatar

Thanks @chinobino ! Yes, almost done catching up at home, and then I will be back into forums full speed again (After 90+ PM's catch up )
Bad news for @simoutekd

* Edit - @chinobino - We have test system from user with Q370 (Dell 7460) with service mode jumper. When user puts on jumper, he gets ME Disabled message, and i3-6100 SKL CPU works fine, but for now only with dedicated GPU.
I plan to send him ME FW disabled BIOS, so he can test without jumper next. Does onboard GFX require ME FW functioning? Or, if above test works, go ahead update microcodes, vBIOS etc and test again with onboard?

Xobor Forum Software von Xobor
Datenschutz