[Need Help] How to enable NVME mode for ASUS G703VI


I need some help to edit my laptop bios (AMI UEFI Aptio V). Actually even I don’t have a raid 0 volume created, I have only the choice of “Intel RST Premium”.
This setting don’t let me update the SSD firmware (I plugged only one SSD 970 evo plus who was raid0 earlier and booted with Win 10 install to format it, but still can not select only AHCI)
I tried GParted Live USB boot too and the single SSD is not recognized. One thing I forgt to try, but I think it’s not related, is to disable Secure boot.

So I use AMIBCP to find the settings to change in bios but need some advice :
In this screenshoot RAID is the only option I can select :

Here the most juicy settings :

Serial ATA Controller 0-1-2 pages are identical except the number at the top (Serial ATA Controller 0-1-2 Settings) :

I didn’t take screenshoot of some other SATA settings. They don’t look like important for my matter !
Can I edit and save the bios in AMIBCP or I should use another tool ? (Flashing part is working with FPTW)
If someone can help would be great. I need to reinstall all my PC. Thanx in advance.

Bios backup with FPTW from Windows 10 Update Version 317 : G703VI-317.rar

EDIT by Fernando: Thread title shortened and specified

I found something very interesting. I took the firmware of the G703GX and extracted Setup :

G703VI :

0x49AD2 Form: SATA Configuration, FormId: 0x286E {01 86 6E 28 42 18}
0x49AD8 Gray Out If {19 82}
0x49ADA QuestionId: 0xC38 equals value 0x1 {12 06 38 0C 01 00}
0x49AE0 One Of: SATA Mode Selection, VarStoreInfo (VarOffset/VarName): 0x926, VarStore: 0x1, QuestionId: 0xC05, Size: 1, Min: 0x1, Max 0x1, Step: 0x0 {05 91 55 0C 56 0C 05 0C 01 00 26 09 10 10 01 01 00}
0x49AF1 One Of Option: RAID, Value (8 bit): 0x1 (default) {09 07 58 0C 30 00 01}
0x49AF8 End One Of {29 02}

G703GX :

0x536D4 Form: SATA Configuration, FormId: 0x2866 {01 86 66 28 2C 1A}
0x536DA Gray Out If {19 82}
0x536DC QuestionId: 0xDA2 equals value 0x1 {12 06 A2 0D 01 00}
0x536E2 One Of: SATA Mode Selection, VarStoreInfo (VarOffset/VarName): 0xB74, VarStore: 0x1, QuestionId: 0xD74, Size: 1, Min: 0x0, Max 0x1, Step: 0x0 {05 91 EB 0E EC 0E 74 0D 01 00 74 0B 10 10 00 01 00}
0x536F3 Default: DefaultId: 0x0, Value (8 bit): 0x1 {5B 06 00 00 00 01}
0x536F9 One Of Option: AHCI, Value (8 bit): 0x0 (default MFG) {09 07 ED 0E 20 00 00}
0x53700 One Of Option: RAID, Value (8 bit): 0x1 {09 07 EE 0E 00 00 01}
0x53707 End One Of {29 02}

G703GX Setup advanced AMIBCP :

Can select both AHCI or RAID

its Raid locked,interesting.Also found AHCI sata confing
two seperate locked settings present.you should be able to pick one,from what i can tell from looking at it

Asus G703VI support
latest bios version is 312 (2020/08/17)

updated bios

Hi @onuracengiz ,

The link was the stock original bios. Please find here the bakcup with FTPW64 :

First thanx and can you explain a bit what did you modify in bios ?


PS : I opened you modded bios in AMIBCP still can not choose AHCI or RAID. If it’s not possible to add AHCI as a choice in menu then you can disable RAID. I will not use it anymore. Thanx

modules and microcodes
cant even see csmcore properly,either amitool is failing,or something is wrong with this bios file.if you are open to some experimenting i will try something else.probably wont burn the board,but you might want to keep that modified version ready in a seperate usb
also,i have checked the manual,there is nothign useful

yes open to some experimenting but should be a bios not harmfull because I am abroad and I don’t have my IC programmer

alright,this is playing it safe version :slight_smile:
G703VI tweaked

Thanx give me like 30 minutes I need remove everything again. I am back on Raid0 with a backup.

I have now only one SSD plugged with Win10 and tweaked bios not working.

not working in meaning nothing new? or not working at all?

Nothing new. "Intel RST Premium" choice only like before.

oh,you got me worried in there :slight_smile:
alright,leave it like that till you get home.lets not mingle anymore till you got some tools with you,or access to one at least
in the mean time,
Updating management engine firmware also recommended,
Intel (Converged Security) Management Engine: Drivers, Firmware and Tools

As rule of thumb,keep your OS,apps,bios and drivers updated

Ok thanx anyway for the time and to try. Cheers.

Everything ok. I had to edit bios and disable SATA. Then I got only one port who was in NVME mode. Flashed SSD firmware and reflashed original bios.

Will never buy Samsung or Asus products again. They are joking to the face of customers.

Second that