I have a problem also with X79 Chinese MB. It shows ME version n/a. Luckily I had the same MB without that problem and made a BIOS dump with fpt.exe. I think that manufacturer flashed a dump from another MB and ME region data needs to be cleaned. -------[ ME Analyzer v1.5.10 ]------- Database r61
Firmware: Intel ME Version: 126.96.36.1998 Release: Production Type: Region, Extracted FD: Unlocked SKU: 1.5MB Date: 04/05/2011 Platform: CPT Latest: No
Blist 1: <= 188.8.131.523 Blist 2: <= 184.108.40.2066 It is very strange that ME7 works with Xeon E5-2637 v2 Ivy Bridge. I was sure that Ivy Bridge demands ME8. Fitc 8 refused to work with this file. Fitc 7 for PBG works. How should I use it - with ME region only or BIOS dump? I attached BIOS dump
I can extract ME region with UEFI tools - that MB had gone. Also there is just the same ME firmware in the repository. What is better to use? The question is to clean ME data region with data initialisation - I had such problem several years before, but don’t remember the way.
ME FW in repo is NOT configured, use the ME FW from the working motherboard that has working ME FW, as you described above. DO NOT clean anything, flash the ME FW as-is, how I described, from the board with working ME FW to the board that does not have working ME FW. If they are the same board, using the same BIOS, then the ME FW will then start working on the other board too