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EDIT: What does it mean when I get an error of "Error 8203: Unexpected result in command response (Get CLS Allowed Feature Info)" when running meinfowin64.exe?

Make sure you run the meinfowin64 from the package you have, so version 7 for version 7 and of course version 8 for 8.
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You can try to update a lot of different BIOS modules, but I recommend to do that only with the PCI ROM modules, which are all within the CSMCORE file of the AMI UEFI BIOS. Another exception may be the Intel EFI RAID module, which is within the file named "SataDriver".
If you want to update any device firmware, it is better to use the related firmware tool by running its installer than trying to operate manually within the BIOS yourself.

Ok, thanks.
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Make sure you run the meinfowin64 from the package you have, so version 7 for version 7 and of course version 8 for 8.

Ah! Now that explains it. The MEInfo I have is for ME8 but my system has ME7 installed. Where can I get version 7 MEInfo?
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If it's not in the drivers then it'll be in the firmware so I'd download "Firmware Version 7.1.60.1193" and use the meinfo from there.

add: station-drivers.
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@kevindd992002: I have the exact same motherboard and I have updated few firmware modules outside the BIOS/UEFI, with manufacturers original tools. I am using the latest unmodified BIOS from ASUS, and afterwards I have ran:

NVM Update Utility for Intel® 82579V Gigabit Ethernet PHY Network Connection - it fixes a minor problem with the network connection, but is still better than nothing. smile.gif

Asmedia ASM1041/ASM1042 USB3 Controllers Firmware - Version 120816-02-02-06D Pour Windows Xp/Vista/7/8 32/64bits (currently the topmost one on its section, or the upper of the two ones with the same name. Be careful! It's taken from another board and installs driver (VIA) for some controller not present in our board. You need to unpack the exe, go into the folder 20121108_FWUpg1181 and run manually. Probably the .bat file will work.

Intel® Management Engine Interface (MEI/HECI) FIRMWARE - Firmware Version 8.1.20.1336 . Unpack, boot into appropriate OS and run flash.bat. For some strange reason, it doesn't let me do it in Win7x64, even MeInfo doesn't work (just hangs), but I have dual boot and boot into XP and from there it works. Also, haven't found any problems with any combination of MEI firmware/driver. But I didn't look very hard. smile.gif

I know it's possible to update few more things in BIOS, but I don't feel the need to, and I'm a little wary because there is no flashback, and *I think* EZ Update gives problems if it finds checksums wrong. I don't have SSD RAID, so that would be the biggest reason to update, if I ever use modified BIOS. Otherwise, the Ethernet is working just fine and I don't want to push my luck with it. smile.gif

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post #1285 of 3915
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If it's not in the drivers then it'll be in the firmware so I'd download "Firmware Version 7.1.60.1193" and use the meinfo from there.

add: station-drivers.

Thanks.
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@kevindd992002: I have the exact same motherboard and I have updated few firmware modules outside the BIOS/UEFI, with manufacturers original tools. I am using the latest unmodified BIOS from ASUS, and afterwards I have ran:

NVM Update Utility for Intel® 82579V Gigabit Ethernet PHY Network Connection - it fixes a minor problem with the network connection, but is still better than nothing. smile.gif

Asmedia ASM1041/ASM1042 USB3 Controllers Firmware - Version 120816-02-02-06D Pour Windows Xp/Vista/7/8 32/64bits (currently the topmost one on its section, or the upper of the two ones with the same name. Be careful! It's taken from another board and installs driver (VIA) for some controller not present in our board. You need to unpack the exe, go into the folder 20121108_FWUpg1181 and run manually. Probably the .bat file will work.

Intel® Management Engine Interface (MEI/HECI) FIRMWARE - Firmware Version 8.1.20.1336 . Unpack, boot into appropriate OS and run flash.bat. For some strange reason, it doesn't let me do it in Win7x64, even MeInfo doesn't work (just hangs), but I have dual boot and boot into XP and from there it works. Also, haven't found any problems with any combination of MEI firmware/driver. But I didn't look very hard. smile.gif

I know it's possible to update few more things in BIOS, but I don't feel the need to, and I'm a little wary because there is no flashback, and *I think* EZ Update gives problems if it finds checksums wrong. I don't have SSD RAID, so that would be the biggest reason to update, if I ever use modified BIOS. Otherwise, the Ethernet is working just fine and I don't want to push my luck with it. smile.gif

GL

Thanks. I have already actually ran the Gbe firmware update utility long ago. I'm just wondering if it is already the latest?

I don't use ASMedia ports so that won't be applicable for me.

And as Coderush have mentioned, if you are using Win7 for overclocking it would be better to stay with the latest version of ME 7 (in my case, it is 7.1.52.1176.

And there is a flashback tool made by Coderush that is pretty much easy to use.
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Yes, the actual Intel RAID ROM resp. Intel EFI "SataDriver" modules contain the "Firmware" for both Intel SATA RAID and Intel SATA AHCI Controllers.
The last separate Intel AHCI ROM was v1.20E dated 2008. Intel stopped the development of separate AHCI ROM modules at that time and put the required informations into the RAID ROM resp. "SataDriver" (EFI mode) module..

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If you want to get the newest Intel RAID ROM workng with your Intel SATA AHCI or RAID Controller, you should update to the RST(e) RAID ROM v11.6.0.1702 (well approved) or v12.0.0.1783 (that's the newest).
The Intel RST drivers and RAID ROM modules (latest version: 11.2.x.xxxx) are the older, RST(e) drvers and OROM modules (from v11.5.x.xxxx up) the newer ones. I have named them Intel RST(e) to make clear, that it is a new generation of Intel drivers, which have an addtional SCSI filter driver.
The Intel EFI RAID "SataDriver" modules are only needed and usable, if the mainboard BIOS offers the OS installation in clean EFI mode with the BIOS option "CSM Disabled". If you are able and going to install Windows 8 in EFI mode, the ntel SATA AHCI/RAID Controller wll use the "SataDriver" BIOS module instead of the Intel RAID ROM.
If you find a separate file named "SataDrver" within your BOS after having opened it with the Aptio UEFI MMTool, you can update both modules, the Intel RAD ROM, which is wthin the CSMCORE file, and the separate "SataDriver" module. Nevertheless only one of them will be used by the system (dependng on the OS installation mode > EFI or Non-EFI).

I just want to confirm about this:

>Intel RST(e) RAID ROM v12.0.0.1783<<br /> >Intel RST(e) EFI RAID "SataDriver" modules v12.0.0.1783 for EFI mode RAID systems<<br />

Do both of those contain the AHCI firmware or only the EFI SataDriver contains it?

Also this is the link: http://www.station-drivers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=4116&p=16173 you gave me earlier. Where in this link can I find the compatibility info of the ME firmware for a certain Gbe version? I cannot seem to find the info here. Is this the correct link?
Edited by kevindd992002 - 2/26/13 at 11:17pm
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Fernando you replaced the SataDriver module with the *.ffs file, I wonder what the *.efi file is for
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I just want to confirm about this:
>Intel RST(e) RAID ROM v12.0.0.1783<<br /> >Intel RST(e) EFI RAID "SataDriver" modules v12.0.0.1783 for EFI mode RAID systems<<br /> Do both of those contain the AHCI firmware or only the EFI SataDriver contains it?
I am not sure,if the "SataDriver" module will be active at all, if you have installed the OS in EFI mode after having set the Intel SATA Controller to AHCI mode. That is why I recommend to update both modules (RAID ROM and SataDriver) to the same version.
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Fernando you replaced the SataDriver module with the *.ffs file, I wonder what the *.efi file is for
I have no idea. All 3 SataDriver files (.bin, .efi and .ffs) only will be usable, if the OS has been installed in clean EFI mode, but they have a quite different hex code.
Nevertheless the choice of the correct SataDriver module is very easy, because you will get an error message, if you try to insert a wrong file.
The file SataDriver.ffs seems to be the only usable one for BIOSes of an X79 chipset and 7-Series chipset mainboard. Since I haven't yet tried to insert it into a 6-Series chipset mainboard BIOS, I am not sure about that.
Edited by Fernando 1 - 2/27/13 at 12:06am
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I am not sure,if the "SataDriver" module will be active at all, if you have installed the OS in EFI mode after having set the Intel SATA Controller to AHCI mode. That is why I recommend to update both modules (RAID ROM and SataDriver) to the same version.
I have no idea. All 3 SataDriver files (.bin, .efi and .ffs) only will be usable, if the OS has been installed in clean EFI mode, but they have a quite different hex code.
Nevertheless the choice of the correct SataDriver module is very easy, because you will get an error message, if you try to insert a wrong file.
The file SataDriver.ffs seems to be the only usable one for BIOSes of an X79 chipset and 7-Series chipset mainboard. Since I haven't yet tried to insert it into a 6-Series chipset mainboard BIOS, I am not sure about that.

Ah but only the SataDriver has the latest version of the AHCI firmware? The Legacy RAID OROM 12.0.0.1783 doesn't have it?

So the SataDriver isn't yet confirmed to be working for 6-series chipset mainboards?

Also, when installing the Intel RST software do I need the regular version or the enterprise version?
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Ah but only the SataDriver has the latest version of the AHCI firmware? The Legacy RAID OROM 12.0.0.1783 doesn't have it?
Who has written that? The Intel LEGACY RAID ROM contains the firmware for the SATA RAID and for the SATA AHCI Controller.
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So the SataDriver isn't yet confirmed to be working for 6-series chipset mainboards?
Please reread what I have written. The SataDriver v12.0.0.1783 will work with 6-Series chipset mainboards, but I am not 100% sure, if it is the SataDriver.ffs file, which has to be inserted.
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Also, when installing the Intel RST software do I need the regular version or the enterprise version?
Usually you can use either a "regular" RST driver package (e.g. v11.2.0.1006) or one of the more actual RST(e) ones containing the additional SCSI driver (e.g. v11.7.1.1001 or v12.0.0.1082) unless you are going to install Windows 8 in EFI mode onto a RAID array. The "SataDriver" module will not accept any conventional Intel RST driverpack below v11.5.x.xxxx containing just the iaStor.sys as driver.
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