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I made a minor glitch and uploaded the wrong Intel ME firmware for X79. Try the OP for 7.1.52.1176 which is the latest.

That update executable installed the firmware update itself, worked like a charm thanks. The original download included a 8.0 Intel Management Engine Driver, Even though I didn't see any immediate issues with the 8.0, I ended up just rolling that back to the Intel Management Engine Driver: 7.1.21.1134 that's on the OP.

One thing I'm a bit confused about on the chipset driver install is i have a host of Xeon E5 Product Family/Core i7 Drivers under System Devices. I have an i7-3820, Does Intel just automatically install Xeon drivers with the standard C600/x79?

thanks!
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One thing I'm a bit confused about on the chipset driver install is i have a host of Xeon E5 Product Family/Core i7 Drivers under System Devices. I have an i7-3820, Does Intel just automatically install Xeon drivers with the standard C600/x79?
thanks!

Beats me. /shrug


On a side note, I had a brain fart a few minutes ago when I was trying to do the BIOS Flashback function with my Rampage IV Extreme. Every time I pressed and held down the button it wouldn't start the flashing process, instead it would blink for a second, and clear my CMOS in return. It took me a moment to realize I was pressing the ROG Connect button. doh.gif
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I'm planning to run displayport from my Nvidia GTX670 to my monitor and want to know if i'll run into any issues with displaying the POST splash screen or BIOS. Anyone do this themselves? thanks!
post #74 of 90
Someone dropped the ball over at ASUS. They just posted new sata drivers and neither of them install on windows 8 64bit. In fact the one doesn't even say it supports windows 8, but is listed on the 8 x64 page..
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Is the op still alive?
post #76 of 90
Some good Info I discovered about ASUS X79 boards: Note this is for those running windows 8 on their X79 ASUS board (there doesn't seem to be software for the newer version on Intel's website for Win 7, so it looks like this is specific to Win 8).

Here is information on Intel's Management Engine firmware (FW). As of the latest 3305 bios available Jan 2013, ASUS has not updated the management engine FW past 7.1.21.1134, while Intel has moved to version 8.1.10.1286. There is a way to flash the firmware manually to your bios, so I thought I would give it a try, and did so easily.

I've attached all the files you will need. Start by unzipping the attached file to your main C drive. Note this is a "USE AT YOUR OWN RISK". Having said that, I tried the newest 8.1.2.1318 version for Z77 which caused the system to restart whenever I tried to shut down, but it still load into windows. So I was able to easily reflash the backup I made of the original, reset bios, and update back to 8.1.10.1286, which has been perfectly stable for me.

When you extract the zip file to your c: drive, you will have an MEFLASH folder:



You will need to open the CMD as Admin. to do this, press [windows key+X]

From CMD, type "cd c:/MEFLASH" minus the quotes



At this point you can backup your original ME firmware by entering the following command: "fptw64 -ME -D backup.bin" minus the quotes. It will overwrite the backup FW I've already saved from my own bios, which is version 7.1.21.1134

Then flash the new firmware by typing: "fptw64 -ME -F ME8_X79_HED.bin" minus quotes


There will be a message about no region or something, then it will continue to flash. Once complete, you will have to power down, not just a restart. For Win 8, move the mouse off any active windows and press [Alt+F4] and select shutdown. After the computer restarts, enter bios and verify Management Engine version. It is listed in the upper left corner in the Main bios tab.

And last, get the corresponding Intel management Engine Software:

Intel ME 8.1.10.1286 Windows 8 x32 and x64



For those wondering how important the ME is:
http://vip.asus.com/forum/view.aspx?board_id=1&model=P8P67+DELUXE&id=20110121215331816&page=1&SLanguage=en-us
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You need MEI to do "anything related to the CPU under OS".
Want to change the CPU Vcore / multiplier / BLCK.... anything.

Without it, your system may not even be able to display the BCLK right. It is that important.

And to your questions.
1. Yes, it is essential to have MEI installed before installing AiSuite II, else TurboV EVO and Auto Tuning won't work.
2. The reason why it is huge and installs fast is because most of it is windows update related.
3. If you want more performance, enable TPU. For more power saving, enable EPU. For both, enable both.
4. Yes, BIOS settings can override the configuration of these switches.

I scratched this together from a few sites, but this is where I started, and the main source for my info above:
http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?24150-Intel-MEI-amp-ME-Version-8.1.10.1300-amp-8.1.10.1286-(driver-and-FW)
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post #77 of 90
Unfortunately the update does not work. For updating the ME firmware I only find a utility named MEtool.exe. To run this utility it is necessary, that firmware 8.0 is installed first.


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