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post #1161 of 1418
Thanks for the tip kevin.

Diggin' inside both rom's (3603/3402), they share the same ME version (8.0.2.1410), so I see no difference between them in that area. I been always under win7 with ME8 (last ME7 fw bios for PRO/GEN3 was 0402)

Kind Regards!
post #1162 of 1418
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Originally Posted by elbubi View Post

Thanks for the tip kevin.
Diggin' inside both rom's (3603/3402), they share the same ME version (8.0.2.1410), so I see no difference between them in that area. I been always under win7 with ME8 (last ME7 fw bios for PRO/GEN3 was 0402)
Kind Regards!

No prob. Correct, all 3xxx BIOSes have ME8 on them. With win7, please use 0xxx with latest ME7.
post #1163 of 1418
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Originally Posted by kevindd992002 View Post

... Correct, all 3xxx BIOSes have ME8 on them. With win7, please use 0xxx with latest ME7.

hmmm - the 3xxx Series bios updates with the ME8 FW update for our Z68 boards have always been Win7 compatible ...
... not mention that Intel themselves shows ME8 compatible with the Win7 OS ... confused.gif

The 1st 3xxx / ME8 update version 3103 (yanked) was released on 02/21/12, & the 2nd version 3203 on 03/16/12 ...
... both ASUS bios releases are some 7 to 8 months prior to the "official" release of Win8 on 10/29/12 ...

wadr - are you implying that the 3xxx / ME8 bios versions for our Z68 boards are intended for the Win8 OS only ... confused.gifconfused.gif
post #1164 of 1418
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Originally Posted by jimrun View Post

hmmm - the 3xxx Series bios updates with the ME8 FW update for our Z68 boards have always been Win7 compatible ...
... not mention that Intel themselves shows ME8 compatible with the Win7 OS ... confused.gif
The 1st 3xxx / ME8 update version 3103 (yanked) was released on 02/21/12, & the 2nd version 3203 on 03/16/12 ...
... both ASUS bios releases are some 7 to 8 months prior to the "official" release of Win8 on 10/29/12 ...
wadr - are you implying that the 3xxx / ME8 bios versions for our Z68 boards are intended for the Win8 OS only ... confused.gifconfused.gif

Not specifically. I think Coderush just felt the 0xxx with latest ME7 was better in 7 for overclock stability.
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post #1165 of 1418
I am kind of ignorant about the Intel Management Engine. I thought it was for security and management of systems at the BIOS level. What could it have to do with overclocking stability?
post #1166 of 1418
First, may not be the Management Engine component that matters.
Second, my understanding is that they have extended Management Engine capabilities into more areas than before. There have been posts on this, but searching them out might be a bit of a mission.
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Originally Posted by mothman View Post

Because with P67 MEI was included with the chipset driver. I'm not sure when they made it separate. If you want to disable a very important communication link between your chipset and power management features, then don't install it.
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It's not required unless you are OCD about warning signs in device manager tongue.gif
Seriously though, the MEI is a chipset feature and is only required if you want to change any features of the CPU whilst inside the operating system. Without it, OC tuning tools that come with the board won't work. These are garbage and useless, so again, MEI is not required.

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post #1167 of 1418
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Originally Posted by jimrun View Post

hmmm - the 3xxx Series bios updates with the ME8 FW update for our Z68 boards have always been Win7 compatible ...
... not mention that Intel themselves shows ME8 compatible with the Win7 OS ... confused.gif
The 1st 3xxx / ME8 update version 3103 (yanked) was released on 02/21/12, & the 2nd version 3203 on 03/16/12 ...
... both ASUS bios releases are some 7 to 8 months prior to the "official" release of Win8 on 10/29/12 ...
wadr - are you implying that the 3xxx / ME8 bios versions for our Z68 boards are intended for the Win8 OS only ... confused.gifconfused.gif

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Originally Posted by alancsalt View Post

Not specifically. I think Coderush just felt the 0xxx with latest ME7 was better in 7 for overclock stability.

Correct. I neither mentioned the word "compatibility" in my posts nor implying that. I'm saying that 0xxx BIOSes with ME7 are MORE STABLE with Win7 than with WIN8 with ME8 and that info was from Coderush himself when I was asking about that as well.
post #1168 of 1418
The linked bluetooth suite for the P8Z68-V Pro does not work, had to install the default one from Asus site, might wanna change the link.
post #1169 of 1418
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The linked bluetooth suite for the P8Z68-V Pro does not work, had to install the default one from Asus site, might wanna change the link.

As in it doesn't install correctly?
post #1170 of 1418
Nope. After install/reboot, a message always comes up about missing some DDL and the device does not even show up in device/hardware manager. When uninstalling, it warns there is no device/card hooked up, as if this package wasn't really for this model of mobo/BT.
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