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mITX  ??? rolleyessmileyanim.gif why so BIG ... why not get ready for the new ASUS ROG Raspberry Pi whistle.gif

 

 

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Ahhh the teasers haha
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http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1726429
Edited by CodeRush - 11/20/12 at 2:42am
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CodeRush :

Worked perfectly !!!!!!!!

"the" file downgraded my bios to original !!!!

CodeRush's app is the PROPER way to downgrade

(and only took 3 1/2 minutes - from start to finish)
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ChesterCat, thx for report.
It isn't only a proper way to downgrade, but a proper way to upgrade too.
Our boards doesn't have BIOSes with updated ME and GbE for now on, which Z77-based boards already have.
Funny thing about it, that there are no ASUS utility able to flash ME and GbE from BIOS image to flash chip!
To address that issue, ASUS have just released ME Update Software for Z77-based boards (that is actually only a .NET-GUI to Intel MEUpdate Utility aka FwUpdLcl).
It works and the ability to update ME with ASUS tools is somehow restored.
But GbE update can only be installed with Intel Flash Programming Tool manually or using FTK, that uses Intel FPT internally.
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I did find it rather strange, that once upgraded.....you could not downgrade.
In the old days, downgrading was never an issue.

I did attempt another downgrade method *here* , but it wasn't exactly
recovering the previous settings.

The SW you provided, has seamlessly put the bios and all settings
and content to their original position.


Again.... GREAT JOB !!!!!!!!!!

Many of us owe you big thanks
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I'll add CodeRush 's  BIOS/ME/GbE -  upgrading/downgrading/reflashing  Utility tool to the FRONT PAGE ... Very nice work, thank you thumb.gif

 - Adding it to the DOWNLOADS - BIOS,Drivers, etc section ... AND ... the FIXES for KNOWN ISSUE's section so it should get seen if and where people need it most.

 

Though I'm not computer savy enough to fully understand what you're talking about with ...

 

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Our boards doesn't have BIOSes with updated ME and GbE for now on, which Z77-based boards already have.
Funny thing about it, that there are no ASUS utility able to flash ME and GbE from BIOS image to flash chip!
To address that issue, ASUS have just released ME Update Software for Z77-based boards (that is actually only a .NET-GUI to Intel MEUpdate Utility aka FwUpdLcl).
It works and the ability to update ME with ASUS tools is somehow restored.
But GbE update can only be installed with Intel Flash Programming Tool manually or using FTK, that uses Intel FPT internally.

 

Don't we just UPDATE the Intel ME Driver and that's that ? and what's GbE ?  headscratch.gif


Edited by LA_Kings_Fan - 9/9/12 at 2:19pm
   
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+rep for CodeRush for such an amazing work! thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by CodeRush View Post

I have made a new version of FTK toolkit, now upgrading/downgrading/reflashing BIOS/ME/GbE are one click ahead.
Nice to see somebody doing it right, good job CodeRush thumb.gif

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Originally Posted by ChesterCat View Post

I did find it rather strange, that once upgraded.....you could not downgrade.
Asus flashing tools look at a revision code in the original BIOS and a lot of times the 'outdated image' is just ASUS being awkward, i.e. they do not want to give you the option to use a previous BIOS.

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Originally Posted by LA_Kings_Fan View Post

Though I'm not computer savy enough to fully understand what you're talking about with ...

Don't we just UPDATE the Intel ME Driver and that's that ? and what's GbE ? headscratch.gif
GbE is for those boards with Intel Gigabit Ethernet (GbE).

The BIOS chip typically has 3 or 4 regions, a small region for the descriptor which describes what is on the BIOS chip, maybe another small region for the GbE if incorporated on the board, a 1.5MB (sometimes 5MB) region for the ME firmware and finally a region for the actual BIOS control.

I think what CodeRush is saying is that the internal flash routine (EzFlash) and other ASUS software flash routines only provided for the BIOS region to be updated and not the other regions, except in the case where ME version 7 was upgraded to ME version 8 on some boards.

The MEI driver takes care of things on the OS side and provides communications with the ME firmware. The ME Firmware controls clocks and other things. Although you can run without ME firmware and default to what is on the PCH you might find you loose some functionality.
Edited by ucode - 9/9/12 at 10:09pm
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Originally Posted by LA_Kings_Fan View Post



Though I'm not computer savy enough to fully understand what you're talking about with ...





I'll admit, I don't/didn't understand as well. Just savy enuff to build um...

For poops & giggles , today I purposely loaded up 3 different Bios builds
Did the ole look-around, and then back to the old stuff

smile.gif Truely an amazing tool smile.gif



(deffinatly more effective than that Linux step That thing was a mess)
Edited by ChesterCat - 9/9/12 at 10:09pm
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