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post #1021 of 1418
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Originally Posted by useport80 View Post

What is the purpose of updating the Intel ME? is it required?

Lots of good info on updating ME, But...

What is the purpose for updating ME? Is there a particular issue/problem that needs to be solved?

Thanks for a reply
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A must read, "Enabling TRIM Support n SSD RAID..." (6-series chipset or Z68, we have a chance!!! It's only a software limitation!)

http://www.informatik.uni-rostock.de/fileadmin/ava/pubs/fulltext/raid-trim-tr.pdf
Edited by ney2x - 8/17/12 at 1:02am
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post #1023 of 1418
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Originally Posted by error-id10t View Post

I've got the latest ROM and driver and nope, I don't see TRIM on Z68.
It's 'official' from the point of view that at least 1 Asus board has it (Z77 sabertooth). It's working fine for my Z68 and another user on his P67.
http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?14888-Missing-some-options-in-BIOS-(Z77-Sabertooth)/page3

Can you update from ME7 directly to this ME8 firmware?
post #1024 of 1418
I'm not sure, our BIOS updates have updated us from ME7 to ME8 anyway, it's just that the ME8 version is old and these updates allow you to update to the latest version manually (if you want to)
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post #1025 of 1418
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I'm not sure, our BIOS updates have updated us from ME7 to ME8 anyway, it's just that the ME8 version is old and these updates allow you to update to the latest version manually (if you want to)

Yeah but the thing is my laptop has ME7, can I update it to ME8? Although I'm not sure if ME8 would work because the mobo of my laptop doesn't support Ivy Bridge.
post #1026 of 1418
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Originally Posted by ney2x View Post

A must read, "Enabling TRIM Support n SSD RAID..." (6-series chipset or Z68, we have a chance!!! It's only a software limitation!)
http://www.informatik.uni-rostock.de/fileadmin/ava/pubs/fulltext/raid-trim-tr.pdf

It mentions "Device Mapper RAID in Linux", I don't know Linux so is this something we could in theory setup now even if it's to boot of USB or allocate little space to install it, to allow TRIM across the whole disk?
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The most common reason for using fakeRAID is in a dual-boot environment, where both Linux and Windows must be able to read and write to the same RAID partitions. Multiboot configurations are common among users who need multiple operating systems available on the same machine
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post #1027 of 1418
Hi everyone, i want to update my BIOS version 0501 (p8Z68 deluxe), its safe from AI Suite II? i downloaded 3304 from Asus web.

Any suggestion?

Thanks! Sorry about my poor english

Best regards
post #1028 of 1418
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Hi everyone, i want to update my BIOS version 0501 (p8Z68 deluxe), its safe from AI Suite II? i downloaded 3304 from Asus web.
Any suggestion?
Thanks! Sorry about my poor english
Best regards

To be safe, use this method: rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?13928-P67-Z68-32**-Ivy-Bridge-BIOS-Update-procedure
post #1029 of 1418
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Originally Posted by Celoth View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by mcord View Post

Hi everyone, i want to update my BIOS version 0501 (p8Z68 deluxe), its safe from AI Suite II? i downloaded 3304 from Asus web.
Any suggestion?
Thanks! Sorry about my poor english
Best regards

To be safe, use this method: rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?13928-P67-Z68-32**-Ivy-Bridge-BIOS-Update-procedure


+1 Celoth

No I would not flash bios from windows ever. Use a USB stick and flash from bios EZ Flash 2 only. Personally I would not flash to a 3xxx bios either unless you are having problems and an Asus rep tells you to do so. Without there blessing if you run into problems there will be no recourse. I have the V-Pro and run 1101 with out any problems and see no need to move up from there. It has i7 gen three support but I don't have a gen 3 proc so I'm not sure how well it would work but it should.

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post #1030 of 1418
FWIW, I've flashed from windows and from a USB drive with no problems. I'm still on 1101 too.

Raja is pretty specific about how to flash to the 3xxx BIOS and I would follow his instructions.

Just sayin'.
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