Gigabyte GA-X79-UP4 Rev 1.0 BIOS V.F3P


Is it possible to update the Intel Management Engine Interface from 7.x to 9.x Firmware, and the AHCI OROM?



BIOS Link:…x?pid=4288#bios - (AMI EFI, installed on Windows 7 64 in EFI mode)

@ rharrison:
Welcome at Win-RAID Forum!

  1. AFAIK it is possible to update the Intel ME Firmware to v8.x, but not to v9.x, which has been designed just for Intel 8-Series Chipset systems.
    By the way: It is much easier to flash the Intel ME Firmware into the BIOS by using the related Firmware installer than to try it with any BIOS modding procedure.
    2. Where did you see within your X79 mainboard BIOS an Intel AHCI ROM module, which can be updated?


Hi and thanks,

I have a line like FileName AHCI in MMTool 4.5

I attach some more info in a file .

X79UP4.txt (14 KB)

Yes, but this is not an Intel AHCI ROM module. All PCI ROM modules are within the CSMCORE file.

OK I’m back, thanks for clarifying about the AHCI, I realise I misinterpreted the information you posted. So I have done some digging into the Hardware ID’s listed under Aptio MMTool 4.5, under Extract with For Option ROM only checked I deduced the following modules. Can you help me verify the versions please? Or tell me how I can do this myself?

Marvel 88SE91xx Adapter - BIOS Version . - 1b4b,9192
Appears current

Intel (R) RAID for SATA - v10.0.0.1032 - 8086,282a
Probably Intel RST RAID ROM? Possibly superseded by v11.2.0.1527?

Intel LAN ROM v1.3.72.IBA GE Slot 0000 v1372 - 8086,1502
Probably Intel LAN ROM? Possibly superseded by v1.5.13?

Intel RST(e) RAID for SATA - v11.6.0.1702 - 8086,2822
Superseded by v12.6.0.1867

Intel RSTe RAID ROM - v3.5.0.1005 - 8086,
Superseded by v3.6.0.1023

@ rharrison:

I am sorry, but I cannot help you before thursday, because I am not at home for a while.

Hi Fernando,

I’m able to say that with you pointing me in the right direction (CSMCORE), I was able to find out the versions of my OROMs for my GA-X79-UP4. In the end I went to Tweaktown forums, and in the Gigabyte section there was a pre-built BIOS file for version F3U (Modified -…html#post462868), which contained I believe all up-to-date OROMs applicable to me. I.E.:

GA-X79-UP4 BIOS F3u mod
Modified with :
Intel RAID for SATA to
Marvell 88SE91xx Adapter -
Intel Boot Agent GE 1.3.72 to 1.5.40
Intel (06E0) CPU Microcode 008 added
Intel (06E2) CPU Microcode 209 to 20D
Intel (06E3) CPU Microcode 308 added
Intel (06E4) IvyE CPU Microcode 416 added
Intel (06D7) CPU Microcode 70B to 710

Having since installed that, all is working smoothly.

But perhaps I could trouble you again for some help with updating an Award BIOS on a Dell Vostro 200, running Windows XP Professional. I can use CBROM version linked to by you, however I’m having trouble determining what is possible to update and what can’t be updated.

At first I was unable to successfully extract the BIOS from Dell’s self executing archive, then I found a modded one (SLIC mod) here:…=54961#pid54961

So when I do “CBROM.EXE 713D1S50.BIN /d” I get the following:

Any help appreciated

@ rharrison:

Thanks for your info about the BIOS modification of your Gigabyte GA-X79-UP4. So you obviously got already the newest BIOS modules working with your system without the need of any further instructions.

Now to the Award BIOS of a Dell Vostro 200:
Since this has nothing to do with the topic of this thread, I recommend to start a new thread, if you want special support.
Before you do that, you should extract the PCI resp. ISA ROM modules, which are listed by CBROM within the lines 13-15. After having done that, open the extracted files with an Hex Editor like HxD and look for the version of the modules.