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I still can't flash F9B on top of F9 , Cleared CMOS and loaded optimised defaults still can't flash it, it gives me error !! invalid command !! I use

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efiflash.exe 1.F9b /X \NoOemID
Aorus Master here.
 

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Hi guys!

After many weeks having problems to get my G.Skill F4-4000C17D-16GTZR stable yestrady I decided to send the MoBo back to Caseking for RMA. Before of that I RMA'd the memory kits and G.Skill just gave me brand new sticks (maybe there was something wrong with it?, can't say, they look to do always replacements right away) so the chance of getting 2 'faulty' memory kits of cherry-picked memory is almost impossible.

In the meantine Gigabite's support team answered me saying that they were able to replicate my exact same issue on their lab, and their BIOS team gave me a modified version of the BIOS (wich they called 'F10a') just a few days ago. I tried that BIOS but it didn't make much difference from last official release F9. XMP ON, everything else on Auto and I strugled to pass Mem Training being always stucked at Debug LED code 55, but after a CMOS clean it booted and I could land into windows desktop, however it was very, very, very unestable, I was able to run R15 a couple of times but MemTest64 sowed between 120 and 170 errors the few times it could complete the first loop..., atempting to open any program or even web browsers would cause inmediate BSOD.

F9 was more stable as at least I use internet for a few minutes before crashing, however it was giving me more errors on MemTest64 (it doesn't make much sense for me).

Speaking with another user on G.Skill forums that had exact same hardware than me (even PSU and M.2 device) he got it MoBo replaced from Amazon and looks like he just activated XMP and is runig rock solid....

I tryen to relax some timings, but didn't work at all. setting XMO Off and setting frequency manually at 4000MHz and leaving every thing else on Auto o would boot but timings were so crazy high like 20 20 28 62, totally unacceptable.

Does anyone have a clue of what could be the issue or has heard about someone having this issue as well? I don't have previous experience with Caseking's RMA service and I'm not feeling very optimistic...

PS: if someone is interested in having a look to this F10a BIOS just give me a shout by PM and I'll send a WeTransfer with it.
I PM'd you. Can you add it as a .zip file as an attachment either here or in my PM?

Thank you.
 

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I still can't flash F9B on top of F9 , Cleared CMOS and loaded optimised defaults still can't flash it, it gives me error !! invalid command !! I use

Code:
efiflash.exe 1.F9b /X \NoOemID
Aorus Master here.
I'll make you a regular F9b BIOS without the password reset fix when I get home from work in a few hours. You use the regular command to flash it, not the OemID one.

But I flashed the password fix F9b with that command and it worked just fine. Is the BIOS you are flashing named '1.F9b'?

Edit: And you sure you made the USB properly with Rufus and put the efiflash.exe on the USB drive?
 

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I still can't flash F9B on top of F9 , Cleared CMOS and loaded optimised defaults still can't flash it, it gives me error !! invalid command !! I use

Code:
efiflash.exe 1.F9b /X \NoOemID
Aorus Master here.
.zip files have F9 BIOS and F9b with the latest microcode, RST firmware and Ethernet firmware as of 19/07/2019.

F9b is older but seems doesn't have that reboot at idle bug some boards have. F9b has the password reset fix.

Make a FreeDOS USB with included RUFUS. Put BIOS and efiflash.exe onto the USB after making it.



When it boots into DOS, type
Code:
Code:
efiflash 1.F9b /x \NoOemID
or
Code:
Code:
efiflash 1.F9 /x
To flash back from password reset F9b to any other BIOS example F9.
Code:
Code:
efiflash 1.F9 /x \NoOemID
Profit!!
 

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.zip files have F9 BIOS and F9b with the latest microcode, RST firmware and Ethernet firmware as of 19/07/2019.

F9b is older but seems doesn't have that reboot at idle bug some boards have. F9b has the password reset fix.

Make a FreeDOS USB with included RUFUS. Put BIOS and efiflash.exe onto the USB after making it.



When it boots into DOS, type
Code:
Code:
efiflash 1.F9b /x \NoOemID
or
Code:
Code:
efiflash 1.F9 /x
To flash back from password reset F9b to any other BIOS example F9.
Code:
Code:
efiflash 1.F9 /x \NoOemID
Profit!!
I have F9 flashed successfully tho with efiflash 1.f9 /x but the efiflash 1.f9b /x \noeomid doesn't work at all, Do I have to set the bios to single mode from the switch on the mother board when I try efiflash 1.f9b /x it shows oem mismatch error.
 

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I have F9 flashed successfully tho with efiflash 1.f9 /x but the efiflash 1.f9b /x \noeomid doesn't work at all, Do I have to set the bios to single mode from the switch on the mother board when I try efiflash 1.f9b /x it shows oem mismatch error.
i'm not sure why, but the password modded F9b not flashing for myself any more either.

I can make regular updated F9b though. bbiab.
 

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F9b BIOS with the latest microcode, RST firmware and Ethernet firmware as of 20/07/2019.

F9b is older but seems doesn't have that reboot at idle bug some boards have. This F9b does NOT have the password reset fix.

Make a FreeDOS USB with included RUFUS. Put BIOS and efiflash.exe onto the USB after making it.



When it boots into DOS, type

Code:
Code:
efiflash 1.F9b /x
Profit!!
 

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Hi guys!

After many weeks having problems to get my G.Skill F4-4000C17D-16GTZR stable yestrady I decided to send the MoBo back to Caseking for RMA. Before of that I RMA'd the memory kits and G.Skill just gave me brand new sticks (maybe there was something wrong with it?, can't say, they look to do always replacements right away) so the chance of getting 2 'faulty' memory kits of cherry-picked memory is almost impossible.

In the meantine Gigabite's support team answered me saying that they were able to replicate my exact same issue on their lab, and their BIOS team gave me a modified version of the BIOS (wich they called 'F10a') just a few days ago. I tried that BIOS but it didn't make much difference from last official release F9. XMP ON, everything else on Auto and I strugled to pass Mem Training being always stucked at Debug LED code 55, but after a CMOS clean it booted and I could land into windows desktop, however it was very, very, very unestable, I was able to run R15 a couple of times but MemTest64 sowed between 120 and 170 errors the few times it could complete the first loop..., atempting to open any program or even web browsers would cause inmediate BSOD.

F9 was more stable as at least I use internet for a few minutes before crashing, however it was giving me more errors on MemTest64 (it doesn't make much sense for me).

Speaking with another user on G.Skill forums that had exact same hardware than me (even PSU and M.2 device) he got it MoBo replaced from Amazon and looks like he just activated XMP and is runig rock solid....

I tryen to relax some timings, but didn't work at all. setting XMO Off and setting frequency manually at 4000MHz and leaving every thing else on Auto o would boot but timings were so crazy high like 20 20 28 62, totally unacceptable.

Does anyone have a clue of what could be the issue or has heard about someone having this issue as well? I don't have previous experience with Caseking's RMA service and I'm not feeling very optimistic...

PS: if someone is interested in having a look to this F10a BIOS just give me a shout by PM and I'll send a WeTransfer with it.
You're likely not going to get that mem to run at XMP on these boards with 2 sticks.

These boards are very poor at 2 stick performance.

The chances of you booting with those timings and being stable are somewhere between 0 and .5% I'd love have someone show me a 17-17-17 4000mhz in a 2 stick config on their GB Z390 board running stable.

RMA the board, get an Asus Apex if you want high mem speeds and want to stick with 2 sticks. Don't touch a GB Z390 board if you goal is 2 stick mem performance.

If you want to add 2 more sticks, you'll have a much higher chance of running XMP.
 

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You're likely not going to get that mem to run at XMP on these boards with 2 sticks.
I'd love have someone show me a 17-17-17 4000mhz in a 2 stick config on their GB Z390 board running stable.
Yep, that's the reason I switched to 4 sticks of B-die. My friend's ASRock Taichi Z390 fires right up in XMP at 4000 with 2 sticks with a G.skill 4000 CL18 2 stick kit, at 1.35v. I had the same kit and it was a nightmare even getting it to boot at all, at 4000. This was on a Z390 Pro board, the Master might be a little better in this regard.
 

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Hi guys!

After many weeks having problems to get my G.Skill F4-4000C17D-16GTZR stable yestrady I decided to send the MoBo back to Caseking for RMA. Before of that I RMA'd the memory kits and G.Skill just gave me brand new sticks (maybe there was something wrong with it?, can't say, they look to do always replacements right away) so the chance of getting 2 'faulty' memory kits of cherry-picked memory is almost impossible.

In the meantine Gigabite's support team answered me saying that they were able to replicate my exact same issue on their lab, and their BIOS team gave me a modified version of the BIOS (wich they called 'F10a') just a few days ago. I tried that BIOS but it didn't make much difference from last official release F9. XMP ON, everything else on Auto and I strugled to pass Mem Training being always stucked at Debug LED code 55, but after a CMOS clean it booted and I could land into windows desktop, however it was very, very, very unestable, I was able to run R15 a couple of times but MemTest64 sowed between 120 and 170 errors the few times it could complete the first loop..., atempting to open any program or even web browsers would cause inmediate BSOD.

F9 was more stable as at least I use internet for a few minutes before crashing, however it was giving me more errors on MemTest64 (it doesn't make much sense for me).

Speaking with another user on G.Skill forums that had exact same hardware than me (even PSU and M.2 device) he got it MoBo replaced from Amazon and looks like he just activated XMP and is runig rock solid....

I tryen to relax some timings, but didn't work at all. setting XMO Off and setting frequency manually at 4000MHz and leaving every thing else on Auto o would boot but timings were so crazy high like 20 20 28 62, totally unacceptable.

Does anyone have a clue of what could be the issue or has heard about someone having this issue as well? I don't have previous experience with Caseking's RMA service and I'm not feeling very optimistic...

PS: if someone is interested in having a look to this F10a BIOS just give me a shout by PM and I'll send a WeTransfer with it.
Did you ever get around to posting that BIOS for Kedarwolf?
 

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I still can't flash F9B on top of F9 , Cleared CMOS and loaded optimised defaults still can't flash it, it gives me error !! invalid command !! I use

Code:
efiflash.exe 1.F9b /X \NoOemID
Aorus Master here.
The Efiflash.exe included has all checks bypassed. Now it'll flash the password modded F9b included in the F9b.zip.

BIOS's for Aorus Master, I might want to mention that. :eek:

.zip files have F9 BIOS and F9b with the latest microcode, RST firmware and Ethernet firmware as of 20/07/2019.

F9b is older but seems doesn't have that reboot at idle bug some boards have.

Make a FreeDOS USB with included RUFUS. Put BIOS and efiflash.exe onto the USB after making it.



Boot into BIOS. Hit F7 to load BIOS defaults, F10 to save and reboot. As it reboots, hit F12 and boot from the USB NOT UEFI.

When it boots into DOS, type
Code:
efiflash 1.f9b
or
Code:
efiflash 1.f9
 

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Anyone need a microcode, RST and intel Ethernet firmware modded BIOS for any other board than the Aorus Master let me know.

Include in a .zip file here the version you want modded if it's not the latest version from the Gigabyte website. Even the latest BIOS's are outdated in the microcode and firmware.
 

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Anyone need a microcode, RST and intel Ethernet firmware modded BIOS for any other board than the Aorus Master let me know.

Include in a .zip file here the version you want modded if it's not the latest version from the Gigabyte website. Even the latest BIOS's are outdated in the microcode and firmware.
thanks for the new modded BIOS, but does Microcode help with stability? also are these security patchs microcodes ? are there ones without any security patchs, I don't really think anyone would think to hack my machine and get data from.
 

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4 sticks?

You're likely not going to get that mem to run at XMP on these boards with 2 sticks.

These boards are very poor at 2 stick performance.

The chances of you booting with those timings and being stable are somewhere between 0 and .5% I'd love have someone show me a 17-17-17 4000mhz in a 2 stick config on their GB Z390 board running stable.

RMA the board, get an Asus Apex if you want high mem speeds and want to stick with 2 sticks. Don't touch a GB Z390 board if you goal is 2 stick mem performance.

If you want to add 2 more sticks, you'll have a much higher chance of running XMP.
I'm running 2 sticks of 16gb Corsair vengeance, you guys are saying it's more stable with all 4 slots filled? I'm gonna have to run out now before the wife gets home!
 

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thanks for the new modded BIOS, but does Microcode help with stability? also are these security patchs microcodes ? are there ones without any security patchs, I don't really think anyone would think to hack my machine and get data from.
I'm pretty sure all the Z390 BIOS's have the Spectre microcode patches etc. They came out after all that. The patches I apply help stability and can help with performance as well, though some microcode patches, like the Spectre ones, actually slowed down PCs. Microcode fixes after that helped fix the Spectre slowdown issues though.
 

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I pondered getting an AMD 3900x and an X570 motherboard until I saw about 30 comparison gaming benchmarks between the two and a 9900k was faster pretty much every one.
 

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I pondered getting an AMD 3900x and an X570 motherboard until I saw about 30 comparison gaming benchmarks between the two and a 9900k was faster pretty much every one.
What happened to the guy with the F10 beta Master bios? He seems to have just vanished :(
 

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F7 BIOS for the Aorus Xtreme

Make a FreeDOS USB with included RUFUS. Put BIOS and efiflash.exe onto the USB after making it.



Boot into BIOS. Hit F7 to load BIOS defaults, F10 to save and reboot. As it reboots, hit F12 and boot from the USB NOT UEFI.

When it boots into DOS, type
Code:
efiflash Z390AOXT.F7
 

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