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#991 RE: [Discussion] UBU Tool related Questions, Reports and Suggestions by hancor 25.05.2020 18:59

@SoniX @Fernando @Lost_N_BIOS @aGeoM

On the video monitor driver module I probably wouldn't change too much as I figured out that the Asus
monitor VG278H dating from 2012 was running with a graphics card EVGA 2080 Ti FTW3 dating from 2019.
Most people don't try to run a modern graphics card with an 8 year old monitor which has a VGA, a dual-DVI and an HDMI connector.
The EVGA 2080 Ti FTW3 had no VGA, no DVI, one HDMI port and two DisplayPorts. The only point of contact was the HDMI port.
The monitor will likely get upgraded with something that has the preferred DisplayPort connector going forward.
Though it initially caused some irritation and concern, this can properly be identified as a CABLING ISSUE.
Ultimately the graphics module didn't break anything, other than backward compatibility with VGA and dual-DVI, so version 1.69.0.15.50_signed is good. After all what is the serious probability of trying to get a VGA port monitor to communicate with the modern DisplayPort type graphics card?

On the RAIDExpert2 modules with NVMe RAID boot drives might be a trickier proposition due to the PCIe 3.0 and PCIe 4.0 dependencies and speed differentials. For instance I've ASUS Hyper M.2 X16 PCIe 3.0 X4 Expansion Card V2 Supports 4 NVMe M.2(2242/2260/2280/22110)Up to 128 Gbps for Intel VROC & AMD, which can handle up to 4 NVMe drives. Some of the newer boards now carry up to 5 NVMe drives.

In any case the RAIDExpert2 module version 9.3.0-00120 I suspect incorporates PCIe 4.0 communication standards, and steps down the speed to 3.0 when required, but doesn't allow the NVMe RAID0 array to be seen by the BIOS/UEFI. Naturally PCIe 4.0 needs to be on the motherboard. Further to this, while the slightly older 9.2.0-00127 incorporates the 3.0 PCIe commnuication standard, does recognize the NVMe RAID0 array, but of course isn't forward thinking enough to step up the speed to the hithereto unforseen PCIe 4.0 communication standard.

Clearly, the PCIe 3.0 is different than the PCIe 4.0 standard, we can likely assume that PCIe 3.0 NVMe drives will likely be recognized in PCIe 4.0 slots; but the reverse PCIe 4.0 NVMe drives WON'T be recognized in PCIe 3.0 slots! I trust that clears up the confusion. We can likely expect more fun and games when the PCIe 5.0 and 6.0 standards become more ubiquitous now that they are ratified.

In any case, I'm still looking for this module 9.2.0138 which ostensibly "works well" mentioned by @aGeoM here on post #799

[Discussion] UBU Tool related Questions, Reports and Suggestions (54)

"Did you try the 9.3.0.120 efi on your x570 system? It's because I could not make it work, no UEFI RaidExpert 2 showing in BIOS, can not boot from NVMe RAID but I can from SATA, and NVMe RAID it is only recognizable after windows load. As I said earlier I tested in 2 systems X370 M.2 slot + PCIe adapter for 2nd NVme stick and in X570 both on M.2 slots. 9.2.0138 works well."

In the meantime, the computer now doesn't behave like a giant paper weight!

I hope that is clear as mud?

#992 RE: [Discussion] UBU Tool related Questions, Reports and Suggestions by SoniX 25.05.2020 19:25

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From my observations. I often noticed that using DisplyPort with @120/144 often killed a port or monitor.
There is no information about incompatibility.

RaidXpert2:
I suspect that it is quite possible, like Intel, for certain chipsets to have its own version of the 9.x... driver.

#993 RE: [Discussion] UBU Tool related Questions, Reports and Suggestions by hancor 25.05.2020 19:39

@SoniX @aGeoM

Yes, I had a patch cord from DisplayPort to dual-DVI and it ran a 120Hz with the older 1.59.0.0.0 video driver. It often complained the DVI signal wasn't recognized. A simple click on the monitor and the error message went away. Even 8 years ago this monitor was designed to run at 120Hz
albeit only on the dual-DVI connector.

Any chance you have the missing RAIDExpert 2 version 9.2.0-00138 module aGeoM mentions, hiding in you collection of files somewhere?


Cheers!

#994 RE: [Discussion] UBU Tool related Questions, Reports and Suggestions by aGeoM 25.05.2020 20:01

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@hancor

Here [Discussion] UBU Tool related Questions, Reports and Suggestions (53)

#995 RE: [Discussion] UBU Tool related Questions, Reports and Suggestions by hancor 25.05.2020 21:28

@SoniX @aGeoM @Fernando @Lost_N_BIOS
Okay, remodded and reflashed with the update for the RAIDExpert2 module from v 9.2.0-00127 to v 9.2.0-00138. SUCCESS!
Writelog.txt attached for your perusal.

Module detect:


EFI ROM updates: microcode updates:

#996 RE: [Discussion] UBU Tool related Questions, Reports and Suggestions by aGeoM 26.05.2020 01:59

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Zitat von hancor im Beitrag #991
n any case the RAIDExpert2 module version 9.3.0-00120 I suspect incorporates PCIe 4.0 communication standards, and steps down the speed to 3.0 when required, but doesn't allow the NVMe RAID0 array to be seen by the BIOS/UEFI. Naturally PCIe 4.0 needs to be on the motherboard.


The X570 have PCIe 4.0 and even so 9.3.0-00120 does not show in BIOS/UEFI, my sense tell's me that the problem is related to the second module rcadm.efi present in download pack for 9.3.0-00120.

#997 RE: [Discussion] UBU Tool related Questions, Reports and Suggestions by SoniX 26.05.2020 02:08

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@aGeoM

It is possible that you are right.

Remind me the link to the full package, otherwise I’m completely stupid. %))

#998 RE: [Discussion] UBU Tool related Questions, Reports and Suggestions by aGeoM 26.05.2020 02:13

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@SoniX

Sure here it is

#999 RE: [Discussion] UBU Tool related Questions, Reports and Suggestions by SoniX 26.05.2020 02:34

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@aGeoM

Alas, rcadm - yhis is a utility for working with EFI Shell.

#1000 RE: [Discussion] UBU Tool related Questions, Reports and Suggestions by aGeoM 26.05.2020 02:40

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@SoniX

Thank's, so it is not related with the not showing BIOS/UEFI RaidXpert2 tool problem.

#1001 RE: [Discussion] UBU Tool related Questions, Reports and Suggestions by hancor 26.05.2020 03:08

@aGeoM

Ah, but just because a solution doesn't appear today; it may be that a solution will be found in the future.
Perhaps we haven't considered all the dependencies as Fernando had mentioned before.

Cheers

#1002 RE: [Discussion] UBU Tool related Questions, Reports and Suggestions by SoniX 26.05.2020 03:10

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Hmm.. If you read the HTML document, then 9.3 for these HP models:
> HARDWARE PRODUCT MODEL(S):
> HP EliteDesk 705 G5 SFF
HP EliteDesk 705 G5 DM
, and their logic is - AMD Pro 560

Aded:
By the way, very often they sent OROM AMD VBIOS from HP. I did not add them to the UBU, since they did not work.

#1003 RE: [Discussion] UBU Tool related Questions, Reports and Suggestions by KedarWolf 27.05.2020 05:31

Zitat von aGeoM im Beitrag #996
Zitat von hancor im Beitrag #991
n any case the RAIDExpert2 module version 9.3.0-00120 I suspect incorporates PCIe 4.0 communication standards, and steps down the speed to 3.0 when required, but doesn't allow the NVMe RAID0 array to be seen by the BIOS/UEFI. Naturally PCIe 4.0 needs to be on the motherboard.
The X570 have PCIe 4.0 and even so 9.3.0-00120 does not show in BIOS/UEFI, my sense tell's me that the problem is related to the second module rcadm.efi present in download pack for 9.3.0-00120.
@SoniX is this fixed with the latest UBU Tool?
Can I update the RAID firmware on my MSI X570 board and have zero issues?

#1004 RE: [Discussion] UBU Tool related Questions, Reports and Suggestions by SoniX 27.05.2020 05:51

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Use v9.2.0-00138 no problem

#1005 RE: [Discussion] UBU Tool related Questions, Reports and Suggestions by hancor 27.05.2020 07:03

@SoniX @KedarWolf

Zitat von SoniX im Beitrag #1004
Use v9.2.0-00138 no problem
Yes for sure now! I almost made a giant several thousand dollar paper weight; but you are good to go now.
See post #995 above for the GOOD RESULT.

Also allows one to override Windows 10 preview build 19041.264 and will install the 9.3.0.120 drivers, used to be temperamental.



Cheers

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