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#16 RE: [HELP REQUEST] P9X79 WS/IPMI BIOS Overclocking unlocked... by Lost_N_BIOS 26.02.2019 23:43

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Yes, I assumed you can't flash using normal methods to regular WS BIOS, no need to keep trying, it has different BIOS ID so you can't do it that way.

So, your Samsung AHCI, is that NVME SSD or regular SSD? If you are not sure, give me the model number, or I guess it doesn't matter, I can go ahead and add NVME module to any/all BIOS I send you.

Please add, or send a zip of all stickers on the board, be sure to look at side of 24pin and top/bottom sides of PCI/PCIE slots.
I will get you over onto regular WS BIOS and include your board details too.

Before that, I will find stock version of the board/BIOS you are using now, and remove the NVRAM for test as mentioned.
However, I assume that will be waste of our time, since I know the regular WS isn't locked and I know I can put you onto that boards BIOS.

We may need to do a interim BIOS flash first, if ME in the latest WS BIOS is not same as you're using now, but that's not a gbig deal.
Once all is done, you will be able to flash normally using EZ Flash and stock WS Regular BIOS.

#17 RE: [HELP REQUEST] P9X79 WS/IPMI BIOS Overclocking unlocked... by MMFC378 26.02.2019 23:51

Non-NVME version SM951 i believe. Ill start taking pics of the board now.

#18 RE: [HELP REQUEST] P9X79 WS/IPMI BIOS Overclocking unlocked... by MMFC378 26.02.2019 23:58

Stickers. One might be blocked off by my gpu and i cant remove it right now since its watercooled.

#19 RE: [HELP REQUEST] P9X79 WS/IPMI BIOS Overclocking unlocked... by Lost_N_BIOS 27.02.2019 05:22

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@MMFC378 - Thanks for the images, will check them over shortly. Please test flashing back your FPT backup you made earlier so we can see if error or not, if there is please show me image of the error
FPTw.exe -bios -f biosreg.bin

#20 RE: [HELP REQUEST] P9X79 WS/IPMI BIOS Overclocking unlocked... by MMFC378 27.02.2019 15:27

So i renamed the the biosreg to P9X79WSI.CAP. Couldnt get it to work with flashback but i did flash it in windows with AI Suite. No errors. Booted as normal

#21 RE: [HELP REQUEST] P9X79 WS/IPMI BIOS Overclocking unlocked... by Lost_N_BIOS 27.02.2019 21:31

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@MMFC378 - Slow down before you brick your board! biosreg.bin output from FPT can only be used in that exact context with FPT, this is only part of the BIOS, you cannot use this with EZ Flash or flashback etc.
Luckily for you Ai Suite either failed to flash that and only looked like it did (common with AFU based tools), or it recognized it was only BIOS region (unlikely, my bet is on first comment)

I now refer you to what I said in step #19, please read that and do that and only as I mentioned, nothing else, no name changing, no trying this or that etc.
Do not use or attempt to use FPT for anything other than what I've mentioned here in this thread thus far, you can brick your board with a single click using this incorrectly, so don't stray from things I've said here.

#22 RE: [HELP REQUEST] P9X79 WS/IPMI BIOS Overclocking unlocked... by MMFC378 27.02.2019 21:44

My fault. I thought that command line was to show errors if i had any.

I ran it and it looked like it was loading but the window disappeared too quick to see anything. I saw it reach 100% but i saw a few red lines pop up below it

I got it

#23 RE: [HELP REQUEST] P9X79 WS/IPMI BIOS Overclocking unlocked... by Lost_N_BIOS 27.02.2019 21:53

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@MMFC378 - No, that was a test I wanted you to do, flash back your dumped FPT region using FPT, and if any errors to show me the error. FPT must be ran from admin command prompt, you have to open it before typing in the command, using same method I gave you before when you created the backup.

The above image is not helpful, I cannot see the command you entered and that's not an admin control prompt. Please open the command prompt using method as described in post #4, then enter command as given in post #19 and then show me image where I can see command entered and error all on same image

#24 RE: [HELP REQUEST] P9X79 WS/IPMI BIOS Overclocking unlocked... by MMFC378 27.02.2019 21:57

I hope i got it this time...

#25 RE: [HELP REQUEST] P9X79 WS/IPMI BIOS Overclocking unlocked... by Nuckyy 27.02.2019 22:32

I would like to say that I have this board and also have the locked AiTuner. I am very hopeful the two of you can figure out a way to remove the password and open up the settings. If there is anyway I can help please let me know.

#26 RE: [HELP REQUEST] P9X79 WS/IPMI BIOS Overclocking unlocked... by MMFC378 27.02.2019 23:05

It tough finding X79 boards for a decent price these days and theres not a good enough reason (in my eyes) to upgrade. So i found this board for a ridiculously good price but didnt realize the work it would take to even get it running. We'll see if Lost is our savior and hoping i dont mess up anymore of his instructions

#27 RE: [HELP REQUEST] P9X79 WS/IPMI BIOS Overclocking unlocked... by Nuckyy 27.02.2019 23:39

I bought the board as a spare to my regular p9x79ws . It sat in a box for 1.5 years before I tested it. I got lucky moving the gpu jumper first so I didn't have trouble getting it going initially. I have been using aisuite in windows to overclock on it but it is so limited. I can't get XMP and that going simultaneously and I know I can get a much better overclock on the chip I currently have in it from my experience with my standard board. I will be very excited if we can get these unlocked.

#28 RE: [HELP REQUEST] P9X79 WS/IPMI BIOS Overclocking unlocked... by Lost_N_BIOS 28.02.2019 07:33

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Thanks @MMFC378 looks like FPT is locked out of writing back to BIOS region. I would try the same again from DOS instead and see if you get same error, this error is about invalid descriptor and we're not writing or using a file with descriptor in it so you should not be getting this error.
If DOS Fails the same >>

Lets try this method, see this guide and download the attached files in the guide, we're only paying attention to the last spoiler here (Flashing stock BIOS first, then mod BIOS)
https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/592...r-motherboards/

Here is stock 1208 BIOS, for later use.
http://s000.tinyupload.com/index.php?fil...438603777096252

For now, download the files package included in the guide above, so you can get that exact AFU version, then using AFU make a AFU Backup and send me that file to make a single test change.
Once I send back to you, follow the guide exactly, flash stock and then without reboot flash mod

@Nuckyy - Hopefully you guys wont have to purchase flash programmers, but if you want to order now maybe they will arrive quicker They only cost $2.50 on ebay, get one of each item below, but long time to be delivered.
This way, if we can't get a mod BIOS flashed in, then eventually you will have programmers then we can sort this out for sure.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/201316582787
https://www.ebay.com/itm/123167465408

#29 RE: [HELP REQUEST] P9X79 WS/IPMI BIOS Overclocking unlocked... by MMFC378 28.02.2019 14:36

AFU extracted rom

#30 RE: [HELP REQUEST] P9X79 WS/IPMI BIOS Overclocking unlocked... by Nuckyy 28.02.2019 15:23

@Lost_N_BIOS These look to be the same as what you posted. More expensive but I could have them by next monday instead of a month from now. If you think they'll work let me know and I will order them.

https://www.amazon.com/Programmer-CH341A...e-garden&sr=8-5
https://www.amazon.com/Gikfun-Antistatic...=gateway&sr=8-1

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