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I agree with you lol.
So basically if I reinstall 0403 using the usb flash through the bios am I getting a true 0403 install? Im a little lost at to the need for the tool since to my knowledge I was able to downgrade with the usb flash. I dont care to get the z77 updated stuff unless it will make a HUGE difference in OC potential, I wouldnt mind 5.0ghz on decent volts biggrin.gif (+ 70F ambient temps upstairs would be nice rolleyes.gif )



Things changed , as far as downgrading. The typical "old school" flash tools no longer
worked, once you've upgraded to 3402. [Asus disabled it thru witchcraft]

So CodeRush comes along and codes up a very simple app. All you need is to download his app
and get the older bios off Asus downloads. Follow the apps instructions and yer back to the older bios
The entire process....5-10 mins and works 100%. I played around and went up and down [playing with some other newer bios's]
Then back to the downgrader...., and the experimenting is over
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Things changed , as far as downgrading. The typical "old school" flash tools no longer
worked, once you've upgraded to 3402. [Asus disabled it thru witchcraft]
So CodeRush comes along and codes up a very simple app. All you need is to download his app
and get the older bios off Asus downloads. Follow the apps instructions and yer back to the older bios
The entire process....5-10 mins and works 100%. I played around and went up and down [playing with some other newer bios's]
Then back to the downgrader...., and the experimenting is over

 

And you came away with WHAT ?

 

- BEST BIOS ... for WIN 7, SB CHIPS = i7-2600K/I5-2500K

- best DRIVERS ... ME7 or ME8

- Which Intel INF Driver

- What OC are you getting with YOUR "Best" combination of these ?

 

I noticed that when I just finally upgraded from good ol' reliable #0208 to #0902 that some of the voltages were different by default in the BIOS and resulted in my getting BSOD's trying to get run the 4.6 GHz I was fine at before ... had to drop down to 4.2 GHz to get rid of the BSOD issue, though I never played around with the voltage settings or stress tested the rig much to be honest.

 

But yeah it seems like some of the NEWER BIOS releases ASUS put out were more geared for IVY-Bridge CPU's and ME8 with windows 8 around the corner, and ended up screwing up those of us running SANDY-Bridge, ME7 and sticking with Windows 7 for the foreseeable future. competitivesmiley.png

 

 

BTW ... CODERUSH ... please keep trying to explain this to us / me ... while it's a bit above my head and knowledge right now about what you're talking about, I do want to learn and get myself a nice stable rig that will run properly ... you ARE HELPING US and we greatly appreciate it my friend. thumb.gif just bear with our lack of tech speak knowledge redface.gif

 

I'm sure before long Asus won't even be releasing updates for our Board and things will get simplified in that regard.


Edited by LA_Kings_Fan - 9/19/12 at 9:48pm
   
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Originally Posted by ChesterCat View Post

Things changed , as far as downgrading. The typical "old school" flash tools no longer
worked, once you've upgraded to 3402. [Asus disabled it thru witchcraft]
So CodeRush comes along and codes up a very simple app. All you need is to download his app
and get the older bios off Asus downloads. Follow the apps instructions and yer back to the older bios
The entire process....5-10 mins and works 100%. I played around and went up and down [playing with some other newer bios's]
Then back to the downgrader...., and the experimenting is over

Ah I see, I have to double check but I think I'm on a 32xx or 33xx bios, which would still be able to downgrade. It was 3402 where the flash tool was disabled then?

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I tried using FTK toolkit but no go
I have old P8P67 mobo B2 version (with dead sata2 ports) which accept only P8P67-ASUS-2303.ROM over asus ez flash, but not newer P8P67-ASUS-3509.ROM which have newer ME and is being blocked by asus update

I wish to update to 3509 bios because it fix some problems with GTX680, i have GTX660 so it seams my PC restarts sometimes with new GFX card frown.gif

Is there any way to update P67 B2 mobo with newest bios?

FTK toolkit give me error:
Error 26: The host CPU does not have read access to the target flash area. To enable read access for this operation you must modify the descriptor settings to give host access to this region.
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Bios 3501 is available now... for the Maximus IV Gene-Z/Gen3 biggrin.gif
Edited by RazorCaT - 9/21/12 at 11:00pm
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Bios 3501 is available now... for the Maximus IV Gene-Z/.Gen3 biggrin.gif

lol nice....so anyone try it yet?
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haven't tried it sir 66racer, actually Im waiting from someone else here if the have already updated to 3501.. hehehe..
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reb0rn, ME 8 and BIOSes with ME 8 are incompatible with B2 boards. It;s official Intel position, so I can't do much about that.
I tried to flash new ME 8 BIOS to P8P67 B2 with hardware SPI programer and ME firmware wasn't able to start on it, no matter how hard I tried. Always was ME: N/A in BIOS.
You must buy a new B3 board to get access to new BIOSes with ME 8.

To all, who has Error 26 on B3 boards: there are software flash lock that can be removed by flashing any ME 8 BIOS with EZ-Flash. So, flash last BIOS version and then you can use FTK to flash any other version, including ME 7 BIOSes without any errors.
I you have hardware SPI programmer, flash byte sequence "00 00 FF FF 00 00 FF FF 18 01 FF FF" beginning from 0x60 offset to remove that lock.
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Hi guys.

I sold my IV Gene-Z/GEN3, so, please remove me from the owner's list.
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