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#16 RE: [Request] ASUS X79-Deluxe NVMe and Bifurcation Mod by Deluxe 01.12.2019 19:02

@Lost_N_BIOS Update!

I flashed your Mod with the uCode updates.
Brick :) Fans spin for a split second and turn off in a loop.
I cleared the CMOS, flashed again, same result.

I then flashed your Mod without the uCode updates.
No brick :) System turned on normally.

I then flashed your Mod without the uCode updates - after I updated it's uCodes via UBU.
No brick :) System turned on normally.

I then flashed your Mod with my uCode updates - after I updated other stuff via UBU.
No brick :) System turned on normally.

I then flashed your Mod with the uCode updates again to confirm it bricks my system.
Brick :)

And finally I flashed your Mod with my uCode updates and other stuff again.
No brick :) System turned on normally.

So I guess you should remove the one with the uCode mod.

Do you mind if I create a [Offer] thread with three versions
1) your Bifurcated Mod
2) your Bifurcated Mod + my uCode Mod
3) your Bifurcated Mod + my uCode Mod + other stuff
(By other stuff I mean what UBU offers - Trim support/Network/SATA updates)

#17 RE: [Request] ASUS X79-Deluxe NVMe and Bifurcation Mod by Lost_N_BIOS 01.12.2019 19:11

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@Deluxe - Ahh! Brick, I thought maybe I should have used MMTool instead of UEFITool for that ucode file!! I knew it, but didn't trust my gut
Yes, other one would have always been fine. Yes, I know why it bricks, thank you for checking, I assumed it would be OK since it looked fine on the things I check, but sometimes you have to use MMTool no matter what and I thought this one was OK and didn't need it.
Now we know it does, thanks for checking and I'm glad you didn't sweat it and knew how to recover

Yes, I will remove that ucode one, and replace with another ucode one (proper this time!) So if you want to wait, let me do that, and then you can use as base.
Or, go ahead with your own ucode update mod BIOS, it's OK, I don't mind. And no, I don't care if you create an offer thread with the bifurcation BIOS by itself or used as your base to build on, all good here

#18 RE: [Request] ASUS X79-Deluxe NVMe and Bifurcation Mod by Deluxe 01.12.2019 19:38

@Lost_N_BIOS yes thanks to the BIOS gods for USB BIOS Flashback :)

I will create the thread and of cause credit you for the Bifurcation mod.
I think its' a good thing if one who actually have the hardware "maintains" the thread and keep the mods/download links updated.
Maybe I will use your new uCode version as the base - if I dare :) haha.

#19 RE: [Request] ASUS X79-Deluxe NVMe and Bifurcation Mod by Lost_N_BIOS 01.12.2019 19:45

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@Deluxe - New link added post #13, fixed BIOS (RePack), should be OK now I used MMTool this time
Yes, Asus should put that on all boards now, the chip is in place and the USB there too, not sure why they don't other than to make user pay more for board that offers it.

New BIOS will be OK, promise, try it out I can tell, as I mentioned I had second thoughts about that ucode first time around, and should have known to trust my gut, but I double checked and looked OK.
From now on I will trust my gut about that! It's due to the few microcode modules in the PEI volumes, those can't be rebuilt always properly with UEFITool, so MMTool needs to be used (not always though, so pain to keep track)

#20 RE: [Request] ASUS X79-Deluxe NVMe and Bifurcation Mod by Xenophobian 01.12.2019 19:47

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Apologies - I was out of town visiting family for the Holidays, indeed! I will be back later this evening. What would you guys like me to test? Are the two files posted above one with a simple bifurcation mod and the other has updated microcodes?

#21 RE: [Request] ASUS X79-Deluxe NVMe and Bifurcation Mod by Lost_N_BIOS 01.12.2019 19:50

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Hey @Xenophobian good to see you back, hope you had a good time celebrating the holidays!
Nothing needs tested now, except ucode BIOS on post #13 (Both have bifurcation mod) I just fixed second BIOS (ucode update one), first ucode mod I made = brick, but it should be OK now

#22 RE: [Request] ASUS X79-Deluxe NVMe and Bifurcation Mod by Xenophobian 01.12.2019 20:03

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Good to know - Is there a reason I would like this new microcode? Is ASUS just not updating them for a reason other than pure laziness?

#23 RE: [Request] ASUS X79-Deluxe NVMe and Bifurcation Mod by Lost_N_BIOS 01.12.2019 20:10

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They are just lazy. Microcodes are put out to fix bug issues, and to close security holes usually, but sometimes they help or hinder performance.
If you are using Win8-10 anyway, Microsoft is forcing a new one on you anyway in OS, probably older than latest, so might as well have latest in BIOS so MS doesn't insert whatever they want.

#24 RE: [Request] ASUS X79-Deluxe NVMe and Bifurcation Mod by Deluxe 02.12.2019 00:47

[OFFER] thread:
[OFFER] ASUS X79-DELUXE Bifurcation + uCode + Other Mods

#25 RE: [Request] ASUS X79-Deluxe NVMe and Bifurcation Mod by Lost_N_BIOS 02.12.2019 09:26

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@Deluxe - So RePack on ucode mode at post #13 OK, correct?

#26 RE: [Request] ASUS X79-Deluxe NVMe and Bifurcation Mod by Deluxe 02.12.2019 15:29

@Lost_N_BIOS Correct. It's based on your new edit.

#27 RE: [Request] ASUS X79-Deluxe NVMe and Bifurcation Mod by Lost_N_BIOS 03.12.2019 08:19

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@Xenophobian - please confirm, on the bifurcation edited BIOS only, do you have the 1.5v vcore issue? Are you using "XMP" option, if yes, be sure you are setting that on your test of stock 4805 and the bifurcation only BIOS test.
Also, before you test either BIOS, be sure to clear CMOS after flash, then load optimal defaults, reboot back to BIOS, and then make all changes you need. Additionally, if you are using XMP setting, please test both BIOS without using this, so we can see if that is the issue.

On the "4805 BIOS with Bifurcation Mod and uCode Updates by @Lost_N_BIOS and Other Mods by @Deluxe" I think I know the cause of this, have seen before, but on the "4805 BIOS with Bifurcation" this shouldn't be happening/isn't expected.

#28 RE: [Request] ASUS X79-Deluxe NVMe and Bifurcation Mod by Xenophobian 03.12.2019 09:18

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I'll try them again and clear CMOS after flash, load optimized and then make the changes I want. I am not using XMP, it's a custom memory overclock.

#29 RE: [Request] ASUS X79-Deluxe NVMe and Bifurcation Mod by Lost_N_BIOS 03.12.2019 09:21

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@Xenophobian - OK, thanks, yes, please test both stock and bifurcation only mod like that, same way for each. Also, please test stock BIOS first and then bifrucation mod only second.
If you do not use XMP enabled/profile #xxx that is good, still may be related to what I was thinking may be the issue with the deeper modified BIOS (Not the bifurcation only one), but it could still be related if you only see that once you apply memory changes.
I expected to see issue like this on the further modified BIOS, but not with the bifurcation mod only.

Also, the one I updated ucodes on, I didn't expect to see this issue either, only the one with the further modified option roms etc.
However, ucode update one may have issue too, if we find it does but not the bifurcation only one, then it may be ucode related (some older ucodes may need to be left in place)

#30 RE: [Request] ASUS X79-Deluxe NVMe and Bifurcation Mod by Xenophobian 06.12.2019 22:59

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I was able to test them both out again and had the same results. Overclocks won't stick and the voltage is set to 1.5v. I cleared CMOS after doing BIOS flashback, went into BIOS, loaded Optimized Defaults, Save+Exit, entered and modified the BIOS to specifically overclock to 4.4ghz all core, +.100v core offset, even tried per core overclock and manually setting 1.35v but it has the same reaction, regardless of which BIOS I am using. I specifically avoided changing any settings related to Memory as well, purely core overclocking.

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I also tried with an older USB 2.0 drive that I specifically use for normal BIOS flashing of mobo's/GPU's because I know it works well and some newer drives can cause issues. Same results, at least it's consistent...

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