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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-19-2018, 12:29 AM - Thread Starter
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Unofficial Spectre Patched BIOS For X58 Motherboards

Linked below is a database of modified BIOSes for X58 motherboards patched with the latest microcode (0x1F for Westmere, 0x1D for Bloomfield) against Meltdown and all variants of Spectre. Make sure the operating system is also updated to be fully protected from speculative execution side-channel vulnerabilities (CVE-2017-5715, CVE-2017-5753, CVE-2017-5754).

While most of Nehalem CPUs received a new microcode from Intel, there is an early stepping (C0) that hasn't and therefore still vulnerable at the moment. However, these very few CPUs will also benefit from increased security and stability due to more recent microcode. In addition, the ROMs feature TRIM support for SSDs in RAID0 and extended CPU compatibility table for all motherboards.

Source: TechPowerUp

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Nice to know the bios is there incase I want to update. RIIIE here.


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3DMark Fire Strike
Original ROM: 11177
Patched ROM: 11149

AIDA64
Memory Read
Original ROM: 24179 MB/s
Patched ROM: 24618 MB/s

Memory Write
Original ROM: 20646 MB/s
Patched ROM: 20648 MB/s

Memory Copy
Original ROM: 27227 MB/s
Patched ROM: 26809 MB/s

Memory Latency
Original ROM: 51.0 ns
Patched ROM: 51.0 ns

CPU Queen
Original ROM: 68989
Patched ROM: 68958

CPU PhotoWorxx
Original ROM: 14755 MPixel/s
Patched ROM: 14749 MPixel/s

CPU ZLib
Original ROM: 440.9 MB/s
Patched ROM: 438.4 MB/s

CPU AES
Original ROM: 14873 MB/s
Patched ROM: 14871 MB/s

CPU Hash
Original ROM: 3821 MB/s
Patched ROM: 3821 MB/s

FPU VP9
Original ROM: 6238
Patched ROM: 3688

FPU Julia
Original ROM: 21861
Patched ROM: 21843

FPU Mandel
Original ROM: 10531
Patched ROM: 10530

FPU SinJulia
Original ROM: 9074
Patched ROM: 9072

FP32 RayTrace
Original ROM: 3135 KRay/s
Patched ROM: 3135 KRay/s

FP64 RayTrace
Original ROM: 1734 KRay/s
Patched ROM: 1734 KRay/s
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ENTERPRISE!! FIX THE DAMNED REP SYSTEM ALREADY.

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Great post though, I have an X58 Sabertooth that's about to be my FPGA mining rig.

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Added BIOS ROMs for MSI X58 motherboards and for ASUS X58 (55X0 IOH) server motherboards.

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Added ROMs for ASRock, EVGA, Gigabyte and more. Enjoy.

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Just tried flashing the Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R (Revision 2.0) image via Q-Flash.

I'm getting an "invalid BIOS file" error. Won't let me flash. Should I re-download? Flash via a different means?

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Quote: Originally Posted by dirkdigles View Post
Just tried flashing the Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R (Revision 2.0) image via Q-Flash.

I'm getting an "invalid BIOS file" error. Won't let me flash. Should I re-download? Flash via a different means?
Try to flash from DOS.
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Quote: Originally Posted by Regeneration View Post
Try to flash from DOS.
Just tried. Got the error message !! Bad BIOS Image !! and wouldn't flash.

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