I’m trying to boot Xeon E3 V5 on MSI Z170-A PC MATE. My board is untypical (it arrived with modded BIOS from seller for non K OC). I have CH 341A programmer Does option Local FWUpdate marked as enabled allows to flash the ME region? Is it possible to run Xeon on this motherboard? Which variable from the attachment means ME version?
That second thread you linked talks in depth, all over, about different ME versions and which are required. That thread also goes deeply into testing different ME versions installed into BIOS, but with ME functionality disabled (Which I think is required for what you want to do, please re-read that entire thread)
I believe 220.127.116.111 was the last one he tried that was working. Sorry about my first reply, I misunderstood what you were trying to do here!
You must use an ME that is clean, from the ME repository here, and clean it and transfer settings from your current BIOS.ME to the new one. First you must decide which ME version you need, not which board/BIOS to extract ME from, don’t do that. I suggest starting with the version I mentioned above
So, you need to download Intel System Tools, so you can get Flash Image Tool (FIT), and then follow guide using your BIOS, and a clean ME image from the ME Repository thread. During the ME settings transfer, also set that ME bit to disable ME mentioned in the thread you linked above, that and ME version was key for the Xeon booting
If you want, I can do the mod for you when I have time, but it may take a few days
ME version must be whatever you want, depending on what you want to do, within reason and within the ME rules laid out in the ME thread - ie you can put ME 12 in board with ME 10
For Xeon on this board, I suggest you use the version I mentioned above, we’ve already tested and confirmed it’s working with Xeon on MSI boards. 18.104.22.1681 - after that you can later test if 22.214.171.1242 or later 11.0.0.xxxx works or not. Great deal on the CPU!
Try to edit an old version bios with non-KB lake microdes that may works fine。 I tried to oc E3-1235L V5 On asrock b150 z170 with idt chip named b150hyper or z170hyper and it works fine!Oc to 4GHZ is too easy! notice: use the old bios with me 11.0.* and disabled or cleaned. Hope could help!
I have a Xeon e31225v5 and have been looking into using it on my z170a MSI titanium mpower board I’m very new to bios modding and am struggling to work it all out I realise being new to this is a bit of a pain for you but we all have to start somewhere thanks for any reply
@Jonno - I’ve helped a few users with proper BIOS for MSI Z170 and Xeon here, search around and you will find the thread, info, etc and what needs done is discussed there, maybe even BIOS already made for your board. If you still need help on that, and can’t find the thread to bump/add info/request too let me know and I will try to find for you.
yeh I was interested as I have got a free xeon and motherboard I have got an intel mobo aswell that it runs on at the moment the only thing that is a pain on the intel board is the fans run flat out all the time plus I wanted to mess witht the baseclock I like tinkering lol I got my i5 6500 to 4.2ghz from 3.2 on air and its great lol ive pushed it further but its not very stable as everything else obviously speeds up with the baseclock the xeon has a higher stock frequency and I have access to many of them for free lol
@Jonno - Sounds like ME FW issue there, corrupted or disabled, not ideal or needed for this “I think” but I could be remembering wrong. I will see if I can find the thread later tonight, I think it’s just certain older ME FW you have to use, and then possibly certain microcode too not sure, but we have it working on several MSI models I’m fairly certain.