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#1051 RE: [Guide] How to get full NVMe support for Intel Chipset systems from 6-Series up by davidm71 30.11.2016 20:32

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No I didn't benchmark with the other single module installed but what is weird with this particular drive is that with NO Nvme support installed in the bios I was still able to boot Windows! The benchmark score was similar. Only difference was the physical device name didn't show in bios but the Uefi name was still there. I'm sure I wouldn't expect to install windows in the future that way but still this has me confused. My Intel 750 and Z68 board refused to boot or display the drive in the boot menu without that module installed. Perhaps it was the Ozmosis files. Can't say..

#1052 RE: [Guide] How to get full NVMe support for Intel Chipset systems from 6-Series up by Fernando 30.11.2016 21:39

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@davidm71:
Some NVMe SSDs (e.g. the Samsung 950 Pro) have an NVMe Option ROM within their Controller chip, which makes them bootable, if the OS will be installed in LEGACY mode.

#1053 RE: [Guide] How to get full NVMe support for Intel Chipset systems from 6-Series up by brutzel 30.11.2016 23:26

I just wanted to announce I got my brand new Samsung 960 EVO NVMe SSD working with Fernando's guide on my ASUS P8Z77-V LK (actually I followed the guide on overclock.net but it is based off this thread so I thought I should post here).

THANK YOU Fernando ;) I just donated 10 EUR to your PayPal.

Problems that I encountered:
I downloaded the ASUS Z97 Pro BIOS image and extracted the three modules Nvme, NvmeSmm, NVMEINT13 using MMTool as uncompressed and inserted them compressed into the same volume as CSMCORE. Then I tried to flash the modded ASUS .CAP image file via ASUS EZ Flash tool, but it refused the file because it's not signed by ASUS. And AFUDOS tool was also unable to write (even the older version with /GAN option). Unfortunately, this mainboard has no USB flashback functionality so my only option was to buy a cheap CH341A programmer off ebay from a local german dealer. I extracted the bios chip from the mainboard and using the CH341A software I made a backup image, which I modded like mentioned above. Finally I was able to write the image back to the chip. Now the UEFI was finally able to boot the SSD :)
Also I disabled CSM in UEFI settings, because for me it's not needed. And I had to install the Samsung NVMe driver 2.0 because the Windows driver was painfully slow in writing for some reason. By the way I am using the ASUS Hyper M.2 x4 Mini Adapter.

#1054 RE: [Guide] How to get full NVMe support for Intel Chipset systems from 6-Series up by Fernando 30.11.2016 23:54

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@brutzel:
Welcome at Win-RAID Forum and thanks for your interesting report, which may be useful for other users with a similar ASUS mainboard.

I am glad, that you finally got the Samsung 960 EVO working as bootable system drive with a Z77 chipset mainboard, which natively doesn't offer any NVMe support.

Zitat von brutzel im Beitrag #1053
I just donated 10 EUR to your PayPal.
Thank you for the donation and enjoy the performance of your new bootable NVMe SSD!

Regards
Dieter (alias Fernando)

#1055 RE: [Guide] How to get full NVMe support for Intel Chipset systems from 6-Series up by flycon 02.12.2016 23:38

so.. hello, i hope i dont get hate now for my question,
but if i understand this wright i should just "download" the last bios from my board or extract it from my mb,
add the "NvmeExpress.DxE.ffs" <- like you told us here, and nothing should go wrong if i flash the modded bios to my mb.
the point why im asking here is.. i dont have any hardware here to get back to original bios if something fails,

i got a asus maximus iv gene-z mb with z68 chipset - so if i did everything wright from your tutorial my bios should not be broken?

#1056 RE: [Guide] How to get full NVMe support for Intel Chipset systems from 6-Series up by Fernando 03.12.2016 00:27

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@flycon:
Welcome at Win-RAID Forum!

Zitat von flycon im Beitrag #1055
i got a asus maximus iv gene-z mb with z68 chipset - so if i did everything wright from your tutorial my bios should not be broken?
Yes, there is no reason to worry about a bricked system, if you follow my guide.
The addition of a natively not present module into the mainboard BIOS is much less risky than any update or modification of an original BIOS module. What may happen is, that the inserted module doesn't work for your system, but in any case you will be able to reflash the original BIOS.

Good luck!
Dieter (alias Fernando)

#1057 RE: [Guide] How to get full NVMe support for Intel Chipset systems from 6-Series up by flycon 03.12.2016 01:51

so.. my bios now "supports" my samsung 960 evo m.2 ssd, now i need to try to get windows working with it :D
thank you very much for the guide, i love you xD z68 chipset (looks like nvme support confirmed :D)

edit: windows10 don't want to run on the nvme ssd xD it hates me lol

#1058 RE: [Guide] How to get full NVMe support for Intel Chipset systems from 6-Series up by Fernando 03.12.2016 10:06

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Zitat von flycon im Beitrag #1057
windows10 don't want to run on the nvme ssd xD it hates me lol
Please explain, what happened.
I am pretty sure, that it will work.
Did you integrate or load the latest Samsung NVMe driver? AFAIK the Win10 in-box and the older Samsung NVMe drivers do not support the Samsung 960 Series SSDs.

#1059 RE: [Guide] How to get full NVMe support for Intel Chipset systems from 6-Series up by ccozmo 04.12.2016 19:19

I have a Asus P9x79 Pro motherboard and am trying to get a Samsung 960 Pro booting. Do I need to do the full procedure ? Or just upgrade to a later Asus BIOS ?



Asus P9x79 Pro, i7 3960X, 48GB DDR2 RAM, GTX670, samsung 960

#1060 RE: [Discussion] NVMe BIOS Modules and NVMe Support by ccozmo 04.12.2016 19:28

Zitat von Discoboy im Beitrag #324
Just want to say thanks for a great forum!!
After reading this thread I found that my basic model Asus P9X79 M/B (X79) loaded with the original Bios v4801 boots and loads Win10 with no issues on my new Intel 750 SSD….


From the above post it looks like I can just upgrade me BIOS to the latest version ?

#1061 RE: [Discussion] NVMe BIOS Modules and NVMe Support by Fernando 04.12.2016 20:24

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@ccozmo:
Welcome at Win-RAID Forum!

Zitat von ccozmo im Beitrag #1059
I have a Asus P9x79 Pro motherboard and am trying to get a Samsung 960 Pro booting. Do I need to do the full procedure ? Or just upgrade to a later Asus BIOS ?
If the latest available ASUS P9X79 Pro mainboard BIOS already contains the required NVMe EFI modules, there is no need to do any BIOS modification yourself.
You can check it by downloading the BIOS, opening it by using the AMI Aptio IV MMTool and searching for NVMe modules.

Regards
Dieter (alias Fernando)

#1062 RE: [Discussion] NVMe BIOS Modules and NVMe Support by ccozmo 04.12.2016 21:07

Thanks Fernando, I tried it and have lost my overclocking settings .. and even with the ones I had I am not able to hit the previous ... anyway not important

So is my only option to do what you explain in post one to the bios ?

#1063 RE: [Discussion] NVMe BIOS Modules and NVMe Support by Fernando 04.12.2016 21:41

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Zitat von ccozmo im Beitrag #1062
I tried it and have lost my overclocking settings ..
I gave you the advice to download the BIOS, to open it by using a tool and to check, whether there are NVMe modules in it, but I didn't write, that you should flash it.
Furthermore you should know, that flashing a new BIOS always means, that you have to redo your previous individual BIOS settings.

Zitat
So is my only option to do what you explain in post one to the bios ?

Yes, if there is no NVMe support given by the original BIOS.

#1064 RE: [Discussion] NVMe BIOS Modules and NVMe Support by ccozmo 04.12.2016 22:30

ok thanks - yes I am not blaming you for anything ! Thank you for your advice and support.

I will try that tomorrow :)

#1065 RE: [Discussion] NVMe BIOS Modules and NVMe Support by ccozmo 04.12.2016 22:32

oh damn - so sorry, I just saw you did msg I download and look ... I had already done.. sorry

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