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post #51 of 75
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Originally Posted by rewease View Post

Suppose the last byte of my NCPUCODE.BIN is not 00. Does that mean there is no need to shorten it or do I just remove the last byte whatever it is? Another case is the bios of my GA-P35-DS4 where the NCPUCODE.BIN is a zero byte file. Seems there is nothing to extract from the original bios.bin.

I believe that you will not need to shorten the file in this case. By any chance does the filesize in bytes end with an even number?

Cheers
Spart
post #52 of 75
My bad, I redid the bios mod and was looking at a NCPUCODE.BIN that already had the new codes inserted. That one does not end in 00 and is not supposed to be shortened anyway. The one extracted form the original bios file is still an empty file for my P35-DS4. Saw the same thing with my 965P-DS3 but the bios mod wirked without a problem.
post #53 of 75
Thread Starter 
@rewease:

First look with Intel identification utilty if all functions of your Xeon are active.
(Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x), Speedstep and sse4.1)

It should look like this:

ProcessorIDUtilty-this-shouldbe-enabled.JPG 270k .JPG file
Edited by Vincent12 - 3/24/14 at 12:45pm
post #54 of 75
Thread Starter 
@rewease

Check if all functions of your Xeon arre working. System also can boot up, if not all functions are active.
Edited by Vincent12 - 3/24/14 at 12:46pm
post #55 of 75
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by rewease View Post

My bad, I redid the bios mod and was looking at a NCPUCODE.BIN that already had the new codes inserted. That one does not end in 00 and is not supposed to be shortened anyway. The one extracted form the original bios file is still an empty file for my P35-DS4. Saw the same thing with my 965P-DS3 but the bios mod wirked without a problem.


@rewease:
Speedstep Vtx and sse4 do already work with all your baords?
post #56 of 75
I use this page as a research starting point. YOu can get full info on all quads and filter on anything to give a target list.

http://ark.intel.com/search/advanced?s=t&SocketsSupported=LGA771&CoreCountMin=4&VTX=true

Cheers
Spart
post #57 of 75
Yeah, all the functions work with the bios modded as described in the original mod threat, SSE4.1, VT-X, Speedstep. Extracted -nothing- to NCPUCODE.BIN with cbrom (0 kb file), merged the new xeon code in there and copied the now 16 kb file back to the bios.bin with cbrom.

That is on the GA-965P-DS3, the GA-P35-DS4 for some strange reason wont boot past the post screen with the xeon. Just hangs there, even with an unmodded bios. Maybe a contact problem in the socket.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1431723/mod-lga775-support-for-lga771-xeon-cpus/2580#post_21930776
post #58 of 75
Thread Starter 
@rewaese

"Just hangs there". Where exactly does it hang?
When initizializing hard disk drives?

If so turn off computer, disconnect your hard disk drive(s) and look if you make it into BIOS.

I had this problem not to make it in BIOS, because it hanged during initializing process of my HDDs,
because first partition started on sector 2048.

So started first partition on sector 63. And tried with 64. Then it detected my HDD and I could get into BIOS smile.gif

Award BIOS seems to have a bug with that
Edited by Vincent12 - 3/25/14 at 8:04am
post #59 of 75
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Quote:
Originally Posted by rewease View Post

Yeah, all the functions work with the bios modded as described in the original mod threat, SSE4.1, VT-X, Speedstep. Extracted -nothing- to NCPUCODE.BIN with cbrom (0 kb file), merged the new xeon code in there and copied the now 16 kb file back to the bios.bin with cbrom.

That is on the GA-965P-DS3, the GA-P35-DS4 for some strange reason wont boot past the post screen with the xeon. Just hangs there, even with an unmodded bios. Maybe a contact problem in the socket.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1431723/mod-lga775-support-for-lga771-xeon-cpus/2580#post_21930776


Well the tutorial explains, you should first extract CPU microcodes from BIOS to ncpucode.bin.
Then merge additional CPU microcodes, (which you can download from Intel), to ncpucode.bin. And write that back to BIOS file!

=>http://www.overclock.net/t/1431723/mod-lga775-support-for-lga771-xeon-cpus/860#post_21383296
How to update cpucodes in the Award BIOS: (Click to hide)
Edited by Vincent12 - 3/25/14 at 8:20am
post #60 of 75
@Vincent12

It hangs sometimes after displaying the CPU type, sometimes after displaying the RAM, sometimes at the ACPI bios and once i even made it into the bios for one second. Also the multiplier is detected as x8 which should bw x8.5. I came to the conclusion that it may be a contact problem in the socket. Otherwise the boars runs perfectly with a Q6600 installed as my main work pc. Which speaks against a socket problem. In the link i posted you can see a list of all the things i already tried.

I followed the tutorials to the letter. The thing is that extraction of the original cpucodes with cbrom for those bioses yields an empty NCPUCODE.BIN file. Maybe the original codes are stored in a different way in those Gigabyte bioses.
The added cpucodes and the NCPUCODE.BIN are displayed properly in cbrom /D and the intel microcode tool after writing it back to the bios.bin.
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