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11-12-2019 05:15 AM
snipernote Hello

Thank you for this lovely information on how to update bios

I have 2 questions :
1. Can i use Afuefix64 aew.f10c /P /B /N /K /X /CLRCFG or it should be .cap ?
Motherboard is x570 aorus elite wifi and i usually update bios via Qflash ( i have problem with xmp on my motherboard cannot boot when i turn it on ram is 16gbx2 corsair ddr4 3200 cl16 hynix afr on latest update Which is f10c , on bios F3b was working fine )
2. If xmp still have problem on F10c do you recommend i flash F3b back ?


Update : i tried flashing using afuefix64 and afugan and both give error 46 ... Only way i can flash bios without qflash is from dos ans efiflash app from gigabyte
11-05-2019 04:46 AM
nbot
Quote: Originally Posted by Draklord View Post
Been traveling i will get you the photos this week sorry for the delay.
1. my bios is fully unlocked for all features. The down side is once its unlocked you need to manually setup the fan curve in the bios.
2. If i recall right i think its a 24xx.
3. I have patched the micro codes using UBU if you look at what it says it patched you'll find that it did not add the missing micro code for zen+ or zen2.
4. i was able to boot with the patched codes no problem.
5. As the bios still reports the AGESA for the chips it was originally shipped with i have not tried adding a zen+ or zen2 based cpu.
I decided to stop the investigation process for now because it's the only laptop I have currently and I use it for work so if it goes to hell I have nothing to work on
But in my case when I run UBU it actually replaced some microcodes - have you been using the most up to date UBU version?

I'm not sure if replacing microcodes would be enough, because there might be some other modules that need to be replaced too. But as I said I'm a newbie and don't take my word for granted... Maybe somebody more experienced could chime in? I think the ultimate test would be plugging in newer CPUs and see if that works

I found the other chip on the back side of MB as you mentioned but you can still post pictures so others might find it useful in the future

Can you post modified BIOS image somewhere?
11-04-2019 01:14 PM
Draklord
Quote: Originally Posted by nbot View Post
Ok, I'm pretty sure I saw it underneath the GPU heat sink part, but I might be wrong
Any details would be really apprieciated.
Some more questions:
- How far did you go with modding? If you have any pictures showing Bios chip it would be really cool.
- Few pages ago you mentioned you have unlocked Bios. What is exactly unlocked there?
- Is it 25XXX or 24XXX EPROM ?
- Did you try to patch CPU microcodes with most recent UBU and flash it? Did it work?
- Were you able to lunch Windows with microcodes updated? Any BSODs ?
- Have you tried the modded Bios with Ryzen 3rd gen CPU ?

Thanks
Been traveling i will get you the photos this week sorry for the delay.
1. my bios is fully unlocked for all features. The down side is once its unlocked you need to manually setup the fan curve in the bios.
2. If i recall right i think its a 24xx.
3. I have patched the micro codes using UBU if you look at what it says it patched you'll find that it did not add the missing micro code for zen+ or zen2.
4. i was able to boot with the patched codes no problem.
5. As the bios still reports the AGESA for the chips it was originally shipped with i have not tried adding a zen+ or zen2 based cpu.
11-02-2019 10:04 AM
2600ryzen I'm trying to update my b350 asus tuf gaming to a 5007 modded bios but when I tried to update the official 5007 bios in step 1 I get "error 4 signature incorrect" and it wont update. Anyone know why the first step would not be working for me? I updated to the official 5007 bios from ezflasher and it worked fine there.


Edit - Nevermind I got it figured out now.
10-30-2019 08:14 AM
nbot Also - does anybody know if PMU update is required step to handle newer Ryzens?
10-30-2019 03:46 AM
nbot
Quote: Originally Posted by Draklord View Post
Do not flash this bios with out a spi backup it will go wrong I know from experience also you have to flash all bios's on this laptop with an spi programmer. Now i have some good news and bad the Bios is not under the heat sync its on the other side of the motherboard and you can actually remove the motherboard with out taking the heat sync off. Let me know if you want the details for doing it this way.
Ok, I'm pretty sure I saw it underneath the GPU heat sink part, but I might be wrong
Any details would be really apprieciated.
Some more questions:
- How far did you go with modding? If you have any pictures showing Bios chip it would be really cool.
- Few pages ago you mentioned you have unlocked Bios. What is exactly unlocked there?
- Is it 25XXX or 24XXX EPROM ?
- Did you try to patch CPU microcodes with most recent UBU and flash it? Did it work?
- Were you able to lunch Windows with microcodes updated? Any BSODs ?
- Have you tried the modded Bios with Ryzen 3rd gen CPU ?

Thanks
10-29-2019 11:01 PM
Draklord
Quote: Originally Posted by nbot View Post
Update from me - I was able to replace microcodes with UBU and prepare a new Bios based on v. 306. Unfortunately I'm not able to create bios backup with SPI programmer because god damn Asus placed Bios chip underneath heat sink. So this means unscrewing heat sink and repasting everything just to make a backup copy in case flashing goes wrong
Do I really need a backup of Bios? Can the microcodes update brick MB if something is broken?
Do not flash this bios with out a spi backup it will go wrong I know from experience also you have to flash all bios's on this laptop with an spi programmer. Now i have some good news and bad the Bios is not under the heat sync its on the other side of the motherboard and you can actually remove the motherboard with out taking the heat sync off. Let me know if you want the details for doing it this way.
10-28-2019 11:59 AM
sideeffect They released a new BIOS for some ASUS boards version 5222 2019/10/25 - Improve system stability. The AGESA and SMU are the same seems like a very minor change so I think I will skip it and wait for new AGESA unless anyone has noticed increased stability at higher FCLK or anything useful?
10-26-2019 03:22 PM
nbot Update from me - I was able to replace microcodes with UBU and prepare a new Bios based on v. 306. Unfortunately I'm not able to create bios backup with SPI programmer because god damn Asus placed Bios chip underneath heat sink. So this means unscrewing heat sink and repasting everything just to make a backup copy in case flashing goes wrong
Do I really need a backup of Bios? Can the microcodes update brick MB if something is broken?
10-24-2019 02:54 AM
nbot
Quote: Originally Posted by Draklord View Post
I am using the one in the link below and that clip will save your sanity. Before you do anything make sure you get a 100% verified backup of your bios.

CH341A 24 25 Series EEPROM Flash BIOS USB Programmer + SOIC8 SOP8 Clip Adapter Module

https://www.amazon.com/AiTrip-CH341A...a-819209743388
Thank you very much. Can you point me to some must read resources?

For those wondering if Asus will support newer Ryzens for this model I got their response today and they are not planning to upgrade mobile mobos. I bought this laptop because I knew the CPU is not soldered to MB so I could potentially upgrade it in the future and the laptop wasn't really cheap. Desktop boards with the same chipset were updated by them.
I'm really disappointed with their response and this is my last purchase from this company. AMD washed their hands too saying it's up to vendor (sort of expected anyway)


Without Bios upgrade there are 2 options only:
- Upgrade to Ryzen 1800x without any huge performance gain
- Upgrade to 1920X and watch the laptop burning


I downloaded Bioses for desktop boards Prime B350 Plus and Prime B350M-A and I can see some AGESA related modules in there but at the moment I need to read how it actually works.
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