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Another question...so when asus updates its bios what is it updating if not the oproms? And why does it not update oproms while its at it? Thanks

Yes, since a bios file is made from many parts/modules, then an updated bios = newer modules with new features, performance increase and bug fixes.

But its important to understand, that the Oproms that i've updated are only a small part of the bios.

The bios also includes many other modules like: the bios interface (when you press del on boot), hardware addresses (IRQ) management, feature management, USB support for keyboard/mouse and usb boot, power management & related (for the onboard power regulator chips) and many other things.

Asus tent to update their bioses or software only when needed, since they have so many. This is why when an official version of the updated bios is unavailable, people make their own version, like i did. This is the main scenario in other cases such as bug fixes for products that are out of the support cycle as well.

You can check this blog which will give you another view on subject - http://brainbit.wordpress.com/category/uni-xonar/
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After 2 years of waiting for a proper driver from ASUS, I decided to take the matters in my own hands and make the fixes myself.

BTW: ASUS execs if you are reading these please contact me for my payment!

Since some of the fixes in this bios mod are essential like trim on raid0, virtu crushing when igpu is overclocked and major performance increase in the jmicron/marvell sata/esata - then i believe that, we should be seeing a newer bios version from asus somewhere in the next weeks/months, there is a good chance that this version will be the same as my mod or as a mod with the newest oproms.

hope this clear some things up thumb.gif
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Yes, since a bios file is made from many parts/modules, then an updated bios = newer modules with new features, performance increase and bug fixes.
But its important to understand, that the Oproms that i've updated are only a small part of the bios.
The bios also includes many other modules like: the bios interface (when you press del on boot), hardware addresses (IRQ) management, feature management, USB support for keyboard/mouse and usb boot, power management & related (for the onboard power regulator chips) and many other things.
Asus tent to update their bioses or software only when needed, since they have so many. This is why when an official version of the updated bios is unavailable, people make their own version, like i did. This is the main scenario in other cases such as bug fixes for products that are out of the support cycle as well.
You can check this blog which will give you another view on subject - http://brainbit.wordpress.com/category/uni-xonar/
Since some of the fixes in this bios mod are essential like trim on raid0, virtu crushing when igpu is overclocked and major performance increase in the jmicron/marvell sata/esata - then i believe that, we should be seeing a newer bios version from asus somewhere in the next weeks/months, there is a good chance that this version will be the same as my mod or as a mod with the newest oproms.
hope this clear some things up thumb.gif

Yes that does clear things up a lot! Thank you.

Thats funny I do have an Asus Xonar DG sound card...wonder if I could use his drivers?!

Also are you saying the new raid rom finally allows non intel ssd's to support trim in raid 0?
Edited by desiromeo - 10/27/12 at 1:15pm
post #13 of 127
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Yes that does clear things up a lot! Thank you.
Thats funny I do have an Asus Xonar DG sound card...wonder if I could use his drivers?!

Yes, you SHOULD use this driver as it is lighter, more stable, uses less memory and has a lower latency for asio sound. With this driver you can even use a different control panel if you like, and allow dolby home v4 support using alexa's mod. It is MUCH better then the official driver from asus, and you might feel a performance increase over official driver.

Many products from the Xonar family (including D2X & DG) are based on the CMI8788 chip, such as many other sound cards from Auzentech, C-Media, Razor and other brands. Most of the features and performance increase/decrease over these "different products from different brands" is actually a driver thing, while the hardware almost identical.

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Also are you saying the new raid rom finally allows non intel ssd's to support trim in raid 0?

Works for me with an SandForce SF-2281 based SSD (patriot wildfire se).
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hi, can this bios work with the original asus p8z68 v-pro (non gen 3) ... please let us know.

thanks.
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post #15 of 127
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Yes, you SHOULD use this driver as it is lighter, more stable, uses less memory and has a lower latency for asio sound. With this driver you can even use a different control panel if you like, and allow dolby home v4 support using alexa's mod. It is MUCH better then the official driver from asus, and you might feel a performance increase over official driver.
Many products from the Xonar family (including D2X & DG) are based on the CMI8788 chip, such as many other sound cards from Auzentech, C-Media, Razor and other brands. Most of the features and performance increase/decrease over these "different products from different brands" is actually a driver thing, while the hardware almost identical.
Works for me with an SandForce SF-2281 based SSD (patriot wildfire se).

This is freakin awesome! I just found a new driver to enhance my music! Thanks A LOT astrotweak!

How do you recommend uninstalling the old driver and installing this one? Or can i just install over...Ive always wondered what the proper way of updating certain drivers was...any help?
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This is freakin awesome! I just found a new driver to enhance my music! Thanks A LOT astrotweak!
How do you recommend uninstalling the old driver and installing this one? Or can i just install over...Ive always wondered what the proper way of updating certain drivers was...any help?

You are welcome.

Uninstall the old driver, reboot, clean leftovers using driver fusion - http://treexy.com/products/driver-fusion , reboot, and install the new driver.

Enjoy smile.gif
Edited by astrotweak - 10/27/12 at 5:52pm
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hi, can this bios work with the original asus p8z68 v-pro (non gen 3) ... please let us know.
thanks.

Sorry, NO, your mb has different components hence different bios file. You need a proper mod for your bios / mb model.

In most asus mb there is no difference between hardware revisions but sometimes you have to even take this in account when modding your bios - its a good thing to update to the latest firmwares/oproms, but you don't want to end up with software of OTHER chips/versions/whatever on the flash roms on your mb.

Which devices do you use from the list of the 1s i've modded ? maybe I can make the mod for you, it shouldn’t take more then 2mins.
post #18 of 127
I tried to update but the ASUS EZ Flash 2 said it was not a UEFI BIOS valid, any idea about the problem?
post #19 of 127
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I tried to update but the ASUS EZ Flash 2 said it was not a UEFI BIOS valid, any idea about the problem?

Have you tried to flash the bios from windows or from within the bios? your problem seems strange.

Could be few things, maybe your file got corrupted somehow ? either way try to save it on a usb or on the root partition of one of your disk and flash from within the bios, it should works, i have updated the bios like this, 100's of times with no problems, on many mbs..
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I tried within the bios. But I got after all. Let me summarize to see if I did all right. I should load the mod file I downloaded here, extract the modules that I want to update like, vga, intel raid etc... and save those modules somewhere. So, I should load Azus Original bios file, select CSMCORE and Insert one by one, right? After that I saved a modded bios and them flash within the bios program.

Is all that correct?

Because the first thing I did before those understanding was trying to upgrade the bios within the bios program like an Asus original bios file, that was not the way I understand afer.
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