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#91 RE: [Request] ASUS X79-Deluxe NVMe and Bifurcation Mod by guru3d 02.12.2020 12:14

@Lost_N_BIOS
I just test the bios with my new ADATA XPG Gammix S11 Pro 512 nvme (it was a nightmare to migrate from my legacy raid 0 850 evo's )
my simple overclock is working (voltage etc)

but my speeds are bellowed optimal(not terrible ) is there something I need to do in bios (pci submenu) or something else?

#92 RE: [Request] ASUS X79-Deluxe NVMe and Bifurcation Mod by Lost_N_BIOS 03.12.2020 20:58

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@Kwstas - Here you go
http://s000.tinyupload.com/index.php?fil...310044981120818

Full update - Change Log >>
1. NVME Mod
2. Bifurcation Mod
3. Add PCI Submenu
4. Update CPU Microcodes to latest as of 11/25/2020
---------------- ^^ Previous Edit ^^ --------------

5. EFI Intel RST for SATA ---------- 12.7.0.1936 >> Update to 13.5.0.2164
6. OROM Intel RST for SATA ------ 12.7.0.1936 >> Update to 13.5.0.2164 (w/ TRIM)
7. EFI Intel PRO1000 UNDI --------- 5.5.23 >> Update to New Driver Set Series >> 0.0.29
8. OROM Intel Boot Agent GE ------ 1.3.72 >> Update to New CL Driver Series >> 0.1.16
9. EFI Realtek UNDI Driver --------- 2.020 >> Update to 2.054
10. OROM Realtek Boot Agent GE -- 2.52 >> Update to 2.67
11. EFI Marvell SATA AHCI --------- 1.1.0.1001 >> Update to 1.1.0.1029
12. OROM Marvell 88SE9230 ------- 1.0.0.1011 >> Update to 1.1.0.1027
13. Intel ME FW ------------------- 8.1.51.1471 >> Update to 8.1.70.1590

Flash via USB Flashback.
ME FW update may require ME FW Update tool >> FWUpdLcl -f ME.bin
If ME FW is not 8.1.70.1590 after USB Flashback, use included extracted ME.bin file and ME FW update tool w/ above command
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@guru3d - Nothing you need to change in BIOS for single NVME, other than be sure you are on Intel ports (not Marvell) and enable AHCI
Are you sure OS partition is aligned??? If not, this will cause major speed issues!

You may want to test BIOS without microcode updates, those may be what is hindering your NVME speeds.

Or, it's possible, that your clone process, or clone >> RAID >> Single, is causing some issues?
Test a clean install on the NVME and see if this is the problem. Make backup of current cloned OS with Macrium (Image entire disk), then wipe to RAW and test clean install.

#93 #93 by Kwstas 03.12.2020 21:54

#94 RE: [Request] ASUS X79-Deluxe NVMe and Bifurcation Mod by Lost_N_BIOS 03.12.2020 22:10

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@Kwstas - You're welcome, and thank you too!!!
This model does not come with RSTe, not sure if that can be swapped in or not, if you want to test it we can do follow up BIOS?
Asmedia, sorry, I did not check that. Do you need it updated also? I can do, if I can find in BIOS (I'm sure I can ) >> Yes, I see 1061, but give me this items Device ID, so I can be sure to update to correct version
Also, what version do you see this as on your end?

* Edit - Never mind, what I see in BIOS is not same thing as what is available in the ROM thread, you may have to update this on your end via software, not sure?
Have you seen anyone discuss update/mod this in BIOS for your board? If yes, show me thread

* Edit 2 - I think here in post #174 is update for FW - [Discussion] Firmware for Asmedia Sata 6G Controllers (12)
Maybe @boombastik can tell you for sure if that is for onboard controllers on MB's

#95 # by Kwstas 03.12.2020 22:37

#96 # by Kwstas 04.12.2020 05:55

#97 # by Kwstas 04.12.2020 06:33

#98 # by Kwstas 04.12.2020 06:39

#99 RE: [Request] ASUS X79-Deluxe NVMe and Bifurcation Mod by guru3d 04.12.2020 07:58

@Kwstas @Lost_N_BIOS
The latest bios isn't working I'm getting error code 01 and after the pc reboots only one of 10-15 times i can boot to bios
going back to previous bios worked

#100 RE: [Request] ASUS X79-Deluxe NVMe and Bifurcation Mod by Lost_N_BIOS 04.12.2020 10:08

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@Kwstas - Wow, that is a mess, and very confusing. Sorry!
I will say this, RST/RSTe controller and or drivers, have nothing to do with ASMedia ports or how anything acts on those ports.
Additionally, I don't think you can use, or the driver will not be used/loaded/applied I mean, RSTe drivers with RST rom in BIOS (how you have in discussion/images above)
If you want a test BIOS with RSTe modules/roms (ie EFI V3-5 + oRom V3), then I can make for you to test.

Disable "Windows Search" / Indexer in "Services", and or disable index for the drives which make noise that bother you, then problem solved.
What ports those drives are connected to most likely does not matter, and you just currently think it does because Index runs when you re-connect the drive to some other port.
Once it's run, or disabled, then it wont do that, but if not disabled, it will re-run any time you move it (and or system idle, it runs whenever it wants, randomly - which is why I said to disable)

@Fernando - Can you please confirm for me which RSTe EFI and oROM can be used on X79.
It's not 100% clear if EFI V4.5 or above can be used on X79 or strictly only X99/X299, and oRom 3-6 not clear at all which can/should be OK to use on X79

@guru3d - Thanks for testing, sorry about that!! If you don't mind, please test this one, all back to normal??
This has EFI RST back to stock, due to a padding issue I noticed with all 3 MMTools and 25-28 UEFITool, hoped it would be OK, but seems I will need to spend several hours to work around this issue

Actually, if you don't mind, please test two BIOS for me. One is same as original final upload, but without EFI RST's FFS "UI" version edited (still updated RST)
Second is what I mentioned above, all edits originally done, but minus EFI RST Update all together (avoiding the concern I mentioned)
Please test both and let me know, thanks. If the issue is gone with OG EFI RST then I will work around the issue and fix this.
If it's gone with the UI version not edited, that's easy repack of the edit as-is basically and will take zero time to do
http://s000.tinyupload.com/index.php?fil...167177864568981

If neither of this = any change, then issue may be ME FW, which I despise updating on X79 almost always but did not see any issue when doing it this time around.
Did you notice, any of the times you did get into BIOS, was it the updated ME FW shown?? If not, then it's not due to this!
If neither = any change, let me know and I will send you test BIOS x 2 with same changes as above, but with OG ME FW

#101 RE: [Request] ASUS X79-Deluxe NVMe and Bifurcation Mod by Fernando 04.12.2020 11:45

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@Lost_N_BIOS:

Zitat von Lost_N_BIOS im Beitrag #100
@Fernando - Can you please confirm for me which RSTe EFI and oROM can be used on X79.
Only the Company Intel and users, who
a) have access to an Intel X79 chipset mainboard running in RAID mode and
b) were brave enough to compare the different Intel RSTe driver and BIOS RAID module versions,
are able to answer this question. Due to the fact, that I never owned a system with an Intel C600/C600+ chipset, I have no own experience regarding the "best" matching Intel RSTe drivers/BIOS modules.
Theoretically the Intel SATA RAID Controllers of all X79/X99/X299 chipset systems - unless they are running in RST mode - should work with all available v3/v4/v5/v6/v7 platform RSTe RAID drivers and BIOS modules due to the uniform DeviceID DEV_2826, but that is just the externally shown DeviceID, but internally (within the code of the SYS files and BIOS modules) there may exist more specific ones, which would limit the compatibility of the Intel RSTe drivers/BIOS RAID modules.
Due to my experiences with different Intel 6-, 7- and 9-Series chipset systems it seems to be very unlikely for me, that any v6 or v7 platform Intel RSTe RAID module would be a good choice for an Intel X79 chipset RAID system. As long as nobody has tested and compared them all, I would recommend to insert the latest Intel RSTe RAID modules, which belong to the v4 platform.

#102 # by Kwstas 04.12.2020 16:50

#103 RE: ASUS X79-Deluxe NVMe and Bifurcation Mod by guru3d 04.12.2020 17:00

@Kwstas
@Lost_N_BIOS
Test 1 and 2 have the same problem
Code 01

Let's try new bios tests with 1)updates 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8
And 2) with 1,2,3,4,9,10,11,12

To specify the problematic change
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@kwstas
@Lost_N_BIOS
After going back to previous bios I get d7 error code and can't boot at all

edit
i fixed it removed battery and flash original bios

#104 RE: ASUS X79-Deluxe NVMe and Bifurcation Mod by Lost_N_BIOS 04.12.2020 18:13

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@Fernando - Thanks for your reply! But, my question was not about what is best, so no worries there, I'm only after what is compatible/usable with X79.
Some of those list X299 only, which I get, but then others at top of section say X79/X99, but at the actual driver links only specify for X99, so this is why i was not sure
The use of 6-Series and 7-Series makes things worse in this instance too, some places say X79 is 6 series while other say 7 series, while even other say neither and only should be referenced as C600 series.
Can you confirm, EFI and oRom, ANY can be used on X79, so I can use V6 for both and it's compatible with the chipset? Thanks!

@guru3d - Thanks for your testing! Please check what is your ME FW version shown in BIOS or windows now?
I suspect this is due to the ME FW then, since I have avoided this on X79 always, for a reason (but I didn't see it here)
#1-4 can be tested by themselves, from post #83 BIOS. And that is actually already tested for a long time, that BIOS is just #4 update to previous microcode updates.
The issue here has to lie in #5 onward, since it's not the RST thing I was concerned with, if it proves not to be ME FW related issue, then my next suspect would be the Intel UNDI/Boot Agent changes (suggested by UBU)
To test that out, I will do same series update instead of swapping in the newer series versions as UBU suggested it would do.

@Kwstas - Seems to be some issues here, as you can see Please wait to test anything until we sort, thanks

#105 RE: ASUS X79-Deluxe NVMe and Bifurcation Mod by Fernando 04.12.2020 18:31

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@Lost_N_BIOS:

Zitat von Lost_N_BIOS im Beitrag #104
The use of 6-Series and 7-Series makes things worse in this instance too, some places say X79 is 6 series while other say 7 series, while even other say neither and only should be referenced as C600 series.
I tend to the last option.
Zitat von Lost_N_BIOS im Beitrag #104
Can you confirm, EFI and oRom, ANY can be used on X79, so I can use V6 for both and it's compatible with the chipset?
You obviously misunderstood me. You can insert any of the v6 or v7 platform Intel RSTe RAID BIOS modules, but they may not work at all with an Intel X79 chipset RAID system (although the external DeviceID would match). Furthermore such modern Intel RSTe RAID ROM/EFI modules require the installation of an Intel RSTe RAID driver, whose version belongs to the same RSTe development branch and such installation may fail as well.

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