AMI bios option ROM modding [old title: Intel ICH9R 7.6.0.1011 rom]

Discussion in 'BIOS Mods' started by Maf, Nov 24, 2007.

  1. Maf

    Maf MDL Novice

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    I've been trying to fetch this rom , but I can't find it.
    I know intel's using it in their bios :
    http://downloadmirror.intel.com/14865/eng/BT1308P.BIO

    But it's the infamous .BIO format , and so I'm unable to extract the rom.
    Don't have an intel board either , so I can't fetch it directly from the ram.

    All 3rd party manufacturers (that I could find) use the 7.5.0.1017 rom.
    Perhaps one bios somewhere uses 7.6.0.1011 in a normal format ?

    Anyone else have a clue ?

    Trying to fetch this one to see if they have corrected the AAM issue (I can't set the AAM on my drives , it resets every reboot to "FAST" instead of what I want).
     
  2. fr40

    fr40 MDL Member

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    please explain what you want, im have a d975xbx2 intel board.

    so let me know!
     
  3. Maf

    Maf MDL Novice

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    You could try to use HWDirect, click on Memory, put as string FFF00000 and as hex size 100000 and push DUMP button, select all locations and import them with an hex editor (and save), If you've got an Ami bios.

    That should (I hope) extract the entire ami bios.
    Which in turn should be editable with mmtools (making it able to extract the RAID Rom).

    Once I have the rom , I can import it into my own bios.

    --edit

    But I just noticed d975xbx2 uses a very old sata raid rom , so you don't need to do all of this :)
     
  4. fr40

    fr40 MDL Member

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    d975xbx2 is a efi bios i think so, or my bad?
     
  5. Yen

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    I don't know, but it is NO AMI core bios.
     
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  6. scan80269

    scan80269 MDL Novice

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    I have the ICH9R 7.6.0.1011 RAID option ROM in .BIN (uncompressed) format. PM me. I assume you know how to do the RAID OROM substitution in your BIOS?
     
  7. Maf

    Maf MDL Novice

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    PM sent :)
     
  8. New2k1

    New2k1 MDL Novice

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    Is it possible to "upgrade" an old 7.5.0.1017 RAID BIOS rom on my ASUS Maximus Mobo (ICH9R) to the "new" 7.6.0.1011?

    Because, I have some problems with the currently installed Version (.1017) (HDD Detection Failure ....)
     
  9. Yen

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    @Maf

    Are you able to substitute the RAID OROM at your bios?

    Yen
     
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  10. Maf

    Maf MDL Novice

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    Since I've been asked twice now , I'll assume that simply replacing the rom in mmtools isn't enough ?

    (I've got ami)
     
  11. Yen

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    No, MMtools are not able to open / edit such a bios. I'm asking because I need to know a way. If there is a way I could probably find a way to add a SLIC!

    Is the BT1308P.BIO AMI? Are you sure?


    Yen
     
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  12. Maf

    Maf MDL Novice

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    Ah , I'm not using the intel board.
    I've got an asus maximus (ami bios) , I added the intel .bio because it has the rom I was looking for.

    And no , I have no idea what type of bios the intel bios is.
     
  13. Yen

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    O.K. Too bad.
    Maybe scan80269 extracted it from that Intel bios. Let's see.
     
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  14. New2k1

    New2k1 MDL Novice

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    Hi Maf,

    I have also an ASUS Maximus Mobo.
    You have successfully "modded" this new ICH9R Raidbios into the BIOS?

    2k1
     
  15. Maf

    Maf MDL Novice

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    scan80269 hasn't replied as of yet , so no I havent modded the ich9r rom into the maximus bios.
     
  16. scan80269

    scan80269 MDL Novice

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    Maf, I have emailed you the Intel 7.6.0.1011 OROM for ICH9R. I have successfully used MMTOOL to change the OROM from 7.5 to 7.6 on an ASUS OEM board featuring ICH9R. I would expect ASUS retail boards like the Maximus should be amenable to the same kind of OROM substitution. Let me know if it works.

    I've been hearing some negative news about 7.6.0.1011 lately, something to do with SATA HDD detection issues and/or system lockups during POST, so this OROM is not guaranteed to be better than 7.5.0.1017, and if anyone sees improvement with 7.6.0.1011 replacing 7.5.0.1017 please share here.
     
  17. Maf

    Maf MDL Novice

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    Thanks scan, for the rom file.
    Tried it out using the 0901 bios (with 7.6.0 mod).

    Unfortunately AAM (automatic acoustic management) is still bugged.
    I can disable it on the samsung drives using hutil (hd diagnostic).
    As soon as I reboot however, all my settings are overwritten with AAM:FAST.

    But I guess I'll have to live with it.

    In case anyone else wants the rom :
    Click
     
  18. Pyr0

    Pyr0 MDL Novice

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    hi,

    thanks for the 7.6.0.1101 intel rom :)
    after editing the asus bios, how are you guys flashing?
    i tried ez flash but had an error telling me the boot block was not valid

    should i use afudos instead or have i done something wrong?
     
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  19. Yen

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    If it is a AMI bios, yes use Afudos to flash. EZ flash doesn't work.
     
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  20. russmo

    russmo MDL Novice

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    How do you replace the Intel Raid option rom with MMTool on an Asus/AMI BIOS?

    I'd like to try the 7.6 Intel Matrix Storage Controller option ROM on my system as I want to see if it clears up some issues I'm having (3 disk raid 5, builds okay and 1st boot okay, then bios hangs on all further boots unless the last drive of the array is disconnected. I tried with other drives, so it's not the drive hardware failing. Mirroring is fine though). The latest bios revision for my Asus P5E-VM HDMI is 0604 as found here:
    http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/mb/socket775/P5E-VM_HDMI/P5E-VM-ASUS-HDMI-0604.zip
    This uses Intel Matrix Storage ROM version 7.5.0.1017 on the ICH9R with RAID5.

    How do I replace the 7.5 option rom with the 7.6 rom module using mmtool? I don't know which PCI option rom in the mmtool module list is the Intel raid storage module. Also, is there a newer version of the option rom module than the 7.6.0.1011 linked to in this discussion thread?