Here is an updated/modded BIOS based on the Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 7 BIOS version F8.
This modded BIOS contains the following updates:
EFI IRST RAID for SATA: 220.127.116.114 → 18.104.22.1685
OROM IRST RAID for SATA: 22.214.171.1244 → 126.96.36.1995
EFI GOP Driver HSW-BDW: 5.5.1032 → 5.5.1034
ORM VBIOS HSW-BDW: 1038 → 1044
EFI Lx Killer Network UNDI: 188.8.131.52 → 184.108.40.206
OROM QCM-Atheros PXE: 220.127.116.11 → 18.104.22.168
Other SATA Controller:
EFI Marvell SATA ACHI: 22.214.171.1247 → 126.96.36.1990
ORM Marvell 88SE9192: 1.0.0.0034 → 1.0.0.0034
Intel Management Engine: 188.8.131.525 → 184.108.40.2062 (Due to the updated IME, once the BIOS is flashed, run the following Flash Programming Tool command in a administrator level CMD window: fpt -greset
The computer will reset after this command
Re-enabled the 1024MB option for Integrated Video Memory Allocation
New boot splash screen:
Updated CPU Microcode:
From: To: A special thanks to @Lost_N_BIOS , @SoniX , @Fernando , and @chinobino for their guidance and help in this project!
Below, the BIOS is also attached in a two part .zip file. Unzip each file and then combine the two expanded files together to make one .zip file:
Z97XG7F8modzip001.zip (5 MB)
Z97XG7F8modzip002.zip (4.21 MB)
How can I attach the bios file directly here? It is over the 6MB limit by 3ish MB. Is it possible? I don’t know how long tinyupload hosts files.
You can split the *.ZIP or *.RAR archive by using the related tool and attach the 2 pieces.
You can install 7zip, and 7zip the file, then rename to zip and tell downloaders to rename to .7z extension after downloading. never mind, all still around 9MB
Or, install latest WinRAR if you are not using already, then when you are creating the rar or zip, choose compression level “best”
It’s a mess downloading it as it’s attached now, due to forum renaming attached files, but it works (possibly only because I’m not new to this, other users may run into issues)
Tinyupload says “Forever” I’ve seen a file not last forever, but that’s rare.
this looks like nice option to check,
does this BIOS fully support MVMe M.2 onboard connected SSD
Crucial P1 1TB 3D NAND NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD
there is as well F9b beta issued by Gigabyte with completely no comments nor revision description.
I would like to give a try, but can not find any info, and recently after starting my new job, have no time not force for to play with revisions.
I have problems with multi boot from SSD on the stage I finished a year ago. And moderate overclocking this Board in current config.
Only Makrium solves my life…
I have noticed that there are two threads from same DigitalMedic about the same bios, and they link to two different stored files, and they have different names.
World is full of confusion… the other link is : http://s000.tinyupload.com/?file_id=24885248906384974597
and this one in this thread [OFFER] Modded Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 7 BIOS
They seem similar but … which one is the right one? or they are the same and just renamed?
Use the files in this thread. I had to split the file into two zip files. It should unzip into one BIOS file. I am using an M.2 SSD on the board with the modded BIOS.
Thanks but what about F9b modded in the other looking so similar thread?
I created a separate thread for the F9b bios that I modded. You can find it here: [OFFER] Gigabyte GA-97X-Gaming 7 beta bios (F9b) mod