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post #11 of 75
Thread Starter 
The information /proc/cpuinfo about your Xeon L5430 look good

Same with mine . The frequency here shows 2000 Mhz because my processor was in idle state (Speedstep used) at that moment

processor : 0
vendor_id : GenuineIntel
cpu family : 6
model : 23
model name : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU L5430 @ 2.66GHz
stepping : 10
microcode : 0xa0b
cpu MHz : 2000.000
cache size : 6144 KB
physical id : 0
siblings : 4
core id : 0
cpu cores : 4
apicid : 0
initial apicid : 0
fpu : yes
fpu_exception : yes
cpuid level : 13
wp : yes
flags : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe syscall nx lm constant_tsc arch_perfmon pebs bts rep_good nopl aperfmperf pni dtes64 monitor ds_cpl vmx est tm2 ssse3 cx16 xtpr pdcm dca sse4_1 xsave lahf_lm dtherm tpr_shadow vnmi flexpriority
bogomips : 5332.65
clflush size : 64
cache_alignment : 64
address sizes : 38 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
power management:
post #12 of 75
Basically I started by downloading the bios files from Gigabyte from F1. I realised this was an archive so extracted the 41mtes2l.f1 file and then started to try and figure out what to do. By trial and error I realised I could run the commands against this file. So I followed your guide plus the original guide and did Step 1,2 then reduced file size using dd by 1 byte then back to windows and completed all steps. The cpucodes seemed to be there fine. However I could not flash the bios with the 41mtes2l.f1 file using the @bios tool or the built in flash tool [end] when booting up.

So I then used the @bios tool to save the current [good] bios and it saved it as a .bin file.

I then started again using the .bin file but did not reduce file size! Duh! Then flashed it using the @bios tool and that was fine. When it POSTed I could see that the cpu patchid was 0000

So, I started again using the current bios .bin file and did all steps including reducing file size by 1 byte. Then flashed using @bios and hey presto!

But now I am back to the start because using a later bios will give me lan features that may solve my jumbo frame issues. But I am unsure about how to make the process work using the .f5 file.

Hope that explains how I got here.

Cheers
Spart
post #13 of 75
Ah ok, sorry missed one of your posts. SO I can rename the .Fx file to .bin and use that? Ok, I will start again using the .F5 file and see if I can get it working.

Many thanks
Spart
post #14 of 75
Thread Starter 
Yes, use the newest BIOS "41MTES2L.F5"

Sry.
I meant, that I renamed the file extension for AMI BIOS Mainboards because the tool for those mainboards needed .rom in file extension.
But you have Award with cbrom 195.exe tool, so don't rename BIOS first!

When finished modding, rename "41MTES2L.F5" to "41MTES2L-mod.F5". To recognize, that you have modded it.
But leave the .F5 file extension! (Don't rename the ".f5" file extension)

Good luck smile.gif
Edited by Vincent12 - 3/15/14 at 12:49pm
post #15 of 75
I cannot get the process to work if I start with the downloaded bios files. I tried renaming to .bin but the codes are not updated in the file, even though no errors are shown. See below:

F:\New Folder>type NUL > NCPUCODE.BIN
dir shows NCPUCODE.BIN as 0 Bytes
15/03/2014 19:24 0 NCPUCODE.BIN
then
F:\New Folder>cbrom195.exe BIOS.BIN /nc_cpucode NCPUCODE.BIN
cbrom195.exe V1.95 [12/14/07] (C)Phoenix Technologies 2001-2007
Combine NCPUCODE.BIN file to BIOS.BIN...

dir shows NCPUCODE.BIN as 133,121 Bytes

15/03/2014 19:27 133,121 NCPUCODE.BIN

Over to Linux

dd if=NCPUCODE.BIN of=ncpucode-1.bin bs=1 count=133120

rm NCPUCODE.BIN

mv ncpucode-1.bin ncpucode.bin

Back to windows

dir now shows ncpucode.bin as 133,120 bytes

15/03/2014 19:29 133,120 ncpucode.bin

F:\New Folder>copy /b ncpucode.bin + cpu00010676_plat00000004_ver0000060f_date20
100929.bin + cpu00010676_plat00000040_ver0000060f_date20100929.bin + cpu0001067a
_plat00000044_ver00000a0b_date20100928.bin ncpucode.bin
ncpucode.bin
cpu00010676_plat00000004_ver0000060f_date20100929.bin
cpu00010676_plat00000040_ver0000060f_date20100929.bin
cpu0001067a_plat00000044_ver00000a0b_date20100928.bin
1 file(s) copied.

dir now shows ncpucode.bin as 149,504 bytes

15/03/2014 19:30 149,504 ncpucode.bin

So carry on with the remaining steps

F:\New Folder>attrib +R ncpucode.bin

THIS IS BEFORE UPDATE

F:\New Folder>intelmicrocodelist.exe BIOS.BIN
Intel Microcode List ver0.4a

CPUID=F37 Rev=02 2003/12/09 CRC=2B57BD9E Off=C57DF Size=800 Plat=0,2,3
CPUID=F34 Rev=17 2005/04/21 CRC=2CBD6146 Off=C5FDF Size=1C00 Plat=0,2,3,4
CPUID=F25 Rev=2C 2004/08/26 CRC=62D062AB Off=C7BDF Size=800 Plat=4
CPUID=F41 Rev=17 2005/04/22 CRC=326135C1 Off=C83DF Size=1400 Plat=0,2,3,4,5,7
CPUID=F43 Rev=05 2005/04/21 CRC=77812C17 Off=C97DF Size=800 Plat=0,2,3,4,7
CPUID=F49 Rev=03 2005/04/21 CRC=F85D53B8 Off=C9FDF Size=800 Plat=0,2,3,4,5,7
CPUID=F4A Rev=04 2005/12/14 CRC=5E7996D9 Off=CA7DF Size=800 Plat=2,3,4,6
CPUID=F44 Rev=06 2005/04/21 CRC=9F60DB18 Off=CAFDF Size=C00 Plat=0,2,3,4,7
CPUID=F47 Rev=03 2005/04/21 CRC=AF2CEF0D Off=CBBDF Size=C00 Plat=0,2,3,4,7
CPUID=F61 Rev=07 2005/06/10 CRC=AB7DD242 Off=CC7DF Size=800 Plat=2
CPUID=F62 Rev=0F 2005/12/15 CRC=0976D137 Off=CCFDF Size=C00 Plat=2
CPUID=F64 Rev=04 2005/12/23 CRC=C66DBF02 Off=CDBDF Size=C00 Plat=2,4,5
CPUID=F65 Rev=0B 2007/05/10 CRC=69B15BBA Off=CE7DF Size=800 Plat=2
CPUID=6F1 Rev=11 2005/10/10 CRC=A28ACD13 Off=CEFDF Size=1000 Plat=0,1,2,5
CPUID=6F4 Rev=26 2006/03/12 CRC=DA8E97D1 Off=CFFDF Size=1000 Plat=0,2,4,5,6,7
CPUID=6F5 Rev=33 2006/05/01 CRC=6A962F22 Off=D0FDF Size=1000 Plat=0
CPUID=6F5 Rev=33 2006/05/01 CRC=6A962ED3 Off=D1FDF Size=1000 Plat=4,6
CPUID=6F6 Rev=CB 2007/09/16 CRC=6F5DFA09 Off=D2FDF Size=1000 Plat=0
CPUID=6F7 Rev=68 2007/09/16 CRC=18729A7E Off=D3FDF Size=1000 Plat=4
CPUID=10660 Rev=04 2006/06/12 CRC=6CC60901 Off=D4FDF Size=1000 Plat=0,1
CPUID=6F2 Rev=5A 2007/09/26 CRC=594DDBA0 Off=D5FDF Size=1000 Plat=0
CPUID=6F9 Rev=82 2006/09/03 CRC=59C9FE00 Off=D6FDF Size=1000 Plat=0
CPUID=10661 Rev=38 2007/09/19 CRC=8A2D6F19 Off=D7FDF Size=1000 Plat=0
CPUID=6FB Rev=B6 2007/07/13 CRC=B3176C40 Off=D8FDF Size=1000 Plat=0
CPUID=6FD Rev=A3 2007/08/13 CRC=89C0D09E Off=D9FDF Size=1000 Plat=0
CPUID=6FB Rev=B6 2007/07/13 CRC=5E5A71A7 Off=DAFDF Size=1000 Plat=4
CPUID=10671 Rev=106 2007/03/29 CRC=80731BAC Off=DBFDF Size=1000 Plat=0
CPUID=10674 Rev=404 2007/06/08 CRC=F9DEC4C0 Off=DCFDF Size=1000 Plat=0
CPUID=10676 Rev=60C 2008/01/19 CRC=FBAC0F6C Off=DDFDF Size=1000 Plat=0
CPUID=1067A Rev=A07 2008/04/09 CRC=83067F5A Off=DEFDF Size=2000 Plat=0,4
CPUID=10671 Rev=106 2007/03/29 CRC=80731B9D Off=E0FDF Size=1000 Plat=4
CPUID=10674 Rev=404 2007/06/08 CRC=F9DEC4B1 Off=E1FDF Size=1000 Plat=4
CPUID=10676 Rev=60C 2008/01/19 CRC=FBAC0F5D Off=E2FDF Size=1000 Plat=4
CPUID=10677 Rev=705 2008/04/28 CRC=A6DB99DD Off=E3FDF Size=2000 Plat=4
CPUID=F32 Rev=0A 2004/05/11 CRC=2538EF0A Off=EF000 Size=800 Plat=0,2,3

Press any key to exit

F:\New Folder>cbrom195.exe BIOS.BIN /nc_cpucode NCPUCODE.BIN
cbrom195.exe V1.95 [12/14/07] (C)Phoenix Technologies 2001-2007
Combine NCPUCODE.BIN file to BIOS.BIN...

F:\New Folder>

THIS IS AFTER UPDATE.....

F:\New Folder>intelmicrocodelist.exe BIOS.BIN
Intel Microcode List ver0.4a

CPUID=F37 Rev=02 2003/12/09 CRC=2B57BD9E Off=C57DF Size=800 Plat=0,2,3
CPUID=F34 Rev=17 2005/04/21 CRC=2CBD6146 Off=C5FDF Size=1C00 Plat=0,2,3,4
CPUID=F25 Rev=2C 2004/08/26 CRC=62D062AB Off=C7BDF Size=800 Plat=4
CPUID=F41 Rev=17 2005/04/22 CRC=326135C1 Off=C83DF Size=1400 Plat=0,2,3,4,5,7
CPUID=F43 Rev=05 2005/04/21 CRC=77812C17 Off=C97DF Size=800 Plat=0,2,3,4,7
CPUID=F49 Rev=03 2005/04/21 CRC=F85D53B8 Off=C9FDF Size=800 Plat=0,2,3,4,5,7
CPUID=F4A Rev=04 2005/12/14 CRC=5E7996D9 Off=CA7DF Size=800 Plat=2,3,4,6
CPUID=F44 Rev=06 2005/04/21 CRC=9F60DB18 Off=CAFDF Size=C00 Plat=0,2,3,4,7
CPUID=F47 Rev=03 2005/04/21 CRC=AF2CEF0D Off=CBBDF Size=C00 Plat=0,2,3,4,7
CPUID=F61 Rev=07 2005/06/10 CRC=AB7DD242 Off=CC7DF Size=800 Plat=2
CPUID=F62 Rev=0F 2005/12/15 CRC=0976D137 Off=CCFDF Size=C00 Plat=2
CPUID=F64 Rev=04 2005/12/23 CRC=C66DBF02 Off=CDBDF Size=C00 Plat=2,4,5
CPUID=F65 Rev=0B 2007/05/10 CRC=69B15BBA Off=CE7DF Size=800 Plat=2
CPUID=6F1 Rev=11 2005/10/10 CRC=A28ACD13 Off=CEFDF Size=1000 Plat=0,1,2,5
CPUID=6F4 Rev=26 2006/03/12 CRC=DA8E97D1 Off=CFFDF Size=1000 Plat=0,2,4,5,6,7
CPUID=6F5 Rev=33 2006/05/01 CRC=6A962F22 Off=D0FDF Size=1000 Plat=0
CPUID=6F5 Rev=33 2006/05/01 CRC=6A962ED3 Off=D1FDF Size=1000 Plat=4,6
CPUID=6F6 Rev=CB 2007/09/16 CRC=6F5DFA09 Off=D2FDF Size=1000 Plat=0
CPUID=6F7 Rev=68 2007/09/16 CRC=18729A7E Off=D3FDF Size=1000 Plat=4
CPUID=10660 Rev=04 2006/06/12 CRC=6CC60901 Off=D4FDF Size=1000 Plat=0,1
CPUID=6F2 Rev=5A 2007/09/26 CRC=594DDBA0 Off=D5FDF Size=1000 Plat=0
CPUID=6F9 Rev=82 2006/09/03 CRC=59C9FE00 Off=D6FDF Size=1000 Plat=0
CPUID=10661 Rev=38 2007/09/19 CRC=8A2D6F19 Off=D7FDF Size=1000 Plat=0
CPUID=6FB Rev=B6 2007/07/13 CRC=B3176C40 Off=D8FDF Size=1000 Plat=0
CPUID=6FD Rev=A3 2007/08/13 CRC=89C0D09E Off=D9FDF Size=1000 Plat=0
CPUID=6FB Rev=B6 2007/07/13 CRC=5E5A71A7 Off=DAFDF Size=1000 Plat=4
CPUID=10671 Rev=106 2007/03/29 CRC=80731BAC Off=DBFDF Size=1000 Plat=0
CPUID=10674 Rev=404 2007/06/08 CRC=F9DEC4C0 Off=DCFDF Size=1000 Plat=0
CPUID=10676 Rev=60C 2008/01/19 CRC=FBAC0F6C Off=DDFDF Size=1000 Plat=0
CPUID=1067A Rev=A07 2008/04/09 CRC=83067F5A Off=DEFDF Size=2000 Plat=0,4
CPUID=10671 Rev=106 2007/03/29 CRC=80731B9D Off=E0FDF Size=1000 Plat=4
CPUID=10674 Rev=404 2007/06/08 CRC=F9DEC4B1 Off=E1FDF Size=1000 Plat=4
CPUID=10676 Rev=60C 2008/01/19 CRC=FBAC0F5D Off=E2FDF Size=1000 Plat=4
CPUID=10677 Rev=705 2008/04/28 CRC=A6DB99DD Off=E3FDF Size=2000 Plat=4
CPUID=F32 Rev=0A 2004/05/11 CRC=2538EF0A Off=EF000 Size=800 Plat=0,2,3

Press any key to exit

F:\New Folder>

As you can see no codes were updated! And no errors posted.

dir shows ncpucode.bin as 133,121 bytes again!

15/03/2014 19:35 133,121 ncpucode.bin

Process does not work if I start with the downloaded files renamed or not makes no difference. So a bit stuck at present. Not sure how to even update bios using there downloaded files. The @bios tool rejects the .f5 file as does the boot utility [end] when booting.

Any other thoughts. If I could update my bios to F5 then save it using the tool as a .bin then follow the process that might work.

Cheers
Spart
post #16 of 75
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vincent12 View Post

I've got a running System with a Xeon CPU (LGA 771) with a CPU mod on a socket 775 Mainboard

My System

Gigabyte GA-EP45T-UD3LR Socket 775 (rev. 1.0)

Great news, I have same motherboard. I am very curious, have you tried overclocking the processor?
post #17 of 75
Thread Starter 
@snorbaard: No I've not tried to overclock the processor. BIOS offers max 8x Multiplicator

@sparticle

I have modded your BIOS version F5 for your mainboard from Gigabyte
GA-G41MT-ES2L.JPG 173k .JPG file @sparticle
GA-G41MT-ES2L_new_microcodes.JPG 345k .JPG file

Here you can download your modded BIOS.
http://arny.tjps.eu/GA-G41MT-ES2L(rev.1.3)/BIOS-mod/

The new microcodes are in the modded BIOS file now.

I guess you didn't have the the necessary .bin -files from "microcode.dat" by Intel placed into directory with with cbrom195.exe
https://downloadcenter.intel.com/confirm.aspx?httpDown=http://downloadmirror.intel.com/23574/eng/microcode-20140122.tgz&lang=deu&Dwnldid=23574&ProductID=528&ProductFamily=Prozessoren&ProductLine=Server&ProductProduct=Intel%c2%ae+Xeon%c2%ae+Prozessor


You can check this modded BIOS file with intelmicrocodelist.exe and cbrom195.exe

=>intelmicrocodelist.exe 41MTES2L-mod.F5
=>cbrom195.exe 41MTES2L-mod.F5 /D

And I hope flashings won't be rejected and does work

Good luck :-)
Edited by Vincent12 - 3/15/14 at 4:01pm
post #18 of 75
Thread Starter 
@sparticle:

"@BIOS", isn't that a BIOS Flashing tool by Gigabyte for Windows?

I recommend using Q-Flash. This tool should be integrated with your Board BIOS. At least at mine I can open Q-Flash utility when powering up my system.

Try to open BIOS menu!
And press F9. It can't hurt to look in BIOS menu for help menu at the bottom.
Is there the option to open Q-Flash-Utility?

I could flash my modded BIOS with Q-Flash Utility without problems smile.gif
Edited by Vincent12 - 3/15/14 at 3:25pm
post #19 of 75
Thread Starter 
OK sparticle. Sry. I've read your post now more careful.

Could you flash to newest F5 (not modified) with built in utility now?

I remember now how I did it two months ago.

I first flashed using newest unmodified BIOS from Gigabyte.
And then saved it to a file as Backup with Q-Flash Built in Utility

And then modded this Backup BIOS file.
Edited by Vincent12 - 3/15/14 at 3:54pm
post #20 of 75
Vincent12,

OK, cannot make that file work, I get a file ID check error from Qflash and @bios utilities. I will now try again using the process I got the first one to work. Flash to F5 without mod and then mod the saved.bin file.

However, you seem to have different cpumicrocodes to the original post. can you post the various cou*.bin files for the microcode updates. I just have the 3 from the original post.

I will make my last attempt to update to F5 now.

Cheers
Spart
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