Install H87M-PRO BIOS on M51AC

Discussion in 'BIOS Mods' started by Dr4w, Feb 7, 2020.

  1. Dr4w

    Dr4w MDL Novice

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    I currently own an Asus M51AC motherboard.
    When I updated the BIOS some time ago I noticed that the BIOS file name was
    Code:
    H87M-PRO-ASUS-M51AC-1002.CAP
    Whereas H87M-PRO's one was:
    Code:
    H87M-PRO-ASUS-2102.CAP
    After some search, I noticed that the M51AC motherboard was in fact a rebranded H87M-PRO motherboard, without the 2 eSata ports (just search on Google Images, you'll see that the two are identical).

    I'd like to know if there is a way to force install the BIOS, or to edit it to make the motherboard think it's a real M51AC BIOS.
    It would offer me a little bit more customizing options and settings.
    Also, do you guys think I should do it (if it's possible)? Or try some other mods?
     
  2. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    flash with hardware programmer the chip.. the asus .cap remove first 7FF keeping the 800 to end for flashing as .bin with hexeditor
     
  3. Dr4w

    Dr4w MDL Novice

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    I never done such a thing. So, I don't if there's any guide on how to do it or if you could be more clear. Where can I buy a chip programmer (bios flasher(?))? Which programmer should I buy? Is the process reversible? Should I flash an old version of the current M51AC Bios? What if I do something wrong, is it easy to fix?