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GA 990FXA UD3 rev 3 custom modified bios update

GA 990FXA UD3 rev 3 custom modified bios update
« on: November 10, 2015, 11:04:40 am »
Hi I have a bios update for the Gigabyte 990fxa ud3 version 3 pcb that I made my self.

I did not really see much hope of seeing an update to this board as the latest bios has been in beta since 2014/10/07 with no  updates looking likely if it is held in beta for this long.

This bios update has been prepaired by me to update a few modules in the board's bios to newer versions.
It probally wont flash with the windows @bios program because of signature checks but it you flash from the gigabyte q-bios in bios it skips these checks.

I really dont reccomend flashing from windows anyway.

Below are the updates included in the bios:
     OROM AMD RAID MISC 4392    - 3.2.1540.6      uppdated to 3.3.1540.19)
     OROM AMD RAID MISC 4393    - 3.3.1540.17      updated to 3.3.1540.19)
     EFI AMD RAID               - 1.0.0.45      updated to 1.0.0.49)
     EFI AMD Utility            - 1.0.0.45      updated to 1.0.0.49)
     OROM Realtek Boot Agent    - 2.60         updated to 2.63)
     EFI Realtek UNDI           - 2.027         updated to 2.035)
     EFI Broadcom UNDI          - 14.0.6      updated to 16.8.5)
     OROM Broadcom Boot Agen                   (new rom inserted not in original bios 16.8.0)
     OROM Marvell 88SE9192      - 1.0.0.0034      (left alone no suitable update found)
     EFI AMD AGESA OrochiPI     - 1.5.0.2      (unable to update this i believe u code patches are embedded in source)

Note:

I have updated this and tested it my self on my computer and all is working but dont blame me if it goes wrong but as this board is a dual bios it is possibly quite safe to flash and there is a wire trick to jumper the lock pins on the bios chip to force the secondary bios to load.

I have found info of updated amd microcode (1.5.0.6) but I dont think it is a simple task to patch it in as it is compiled in the blob from what I believe it will require an update from gigabyte unless they want to provide the source code?.

This is a vishera ucode update to fix issuies with optron 3000 chips using vmware but that wont apply to many of the people using this board outside a server enviroment.

This bios is best to be flashed from q'-flash in bios and you must reset the bios with the jumper afterwards to clear the config for the orom modules

Im not really shure on this but the bios has a Broadcom lan option rom embedded in the bios when it has a realtek lan chipset on board so I guess with a suitable card you can boot from it as oposed to the onboard card so I embedded a boot agent in to the image to hopefully it will give you the ablity to load the computer off an external pci or pcie lan card (I don't have a card to test).'

I was hoping this would spur the bios team to link the cpu fan to one of the other voltage controlled fans (CPU_OPT header) so I can control both the speed of the water cooling pump and the radiator fans automatically from the cpu temprature feedback, as this cant be done with out the source code my previous 10 year old striker extreme had this feature!!!!.

These below boards contain this feature but none of them are actually AMD chipset boards and it does not look like any amd boards contain this feature so my problem is when my case os cold my radiator fan turns off and my cpu cooks, and being that this is an AMD provided water cooling kit that comes with their chip I would of expected them to come across this problem when they tested.

1. GA-Z170X-Gaming 6 (rev. 1.0)    (intel only)
2. G1.Sniper Z170 (rev. 1.0)
3. GA-Z170MX-Gaming 5 (rev. 1.0)
4. GA-Z170X-Gaming GT (rev. 1.0)
5. GA-Z170X-UD3 (rev. 1.0)

The download contains  a crc to verify the bios image

https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=ACB024BED23EC0B3!25877&authkey=!AFa0V9oQGEeAyxE&ithint=file%2czip

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Re: GA 990FXA UD3 rev 3 custom modified bios update
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2016, 01:21:09 am »
Add fix CPUID 0x00600F20; Patch 0x06000832; Errata  #708, #709, #734, #740, #778;

https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B4rC7reRUp6QeDRGRHlhWk5CdXc&usp=sharingg


If i some more time i  add more fix.

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Re: GA 990FXA UD3 rev 3 custom modified bios update
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2016, 11:16:46 pm »
Hello thank you for this,
I tried to update using the lastest post BIOS file but the BIOS ended up not booting so I used the dualbios system.

I think this is important to know? Maybe its only me with this problem.

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Re: GA 990FXA UD3 rev 3 custom modified bios update
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2016, 10:01:57 pm »
Hello thank you for this,
I tried to update using the lastest post BIOS file but the BIOS ended up not booting so I used the dualbios system.

I think this is important to know? Maybe its only me with this problem.
Thanks for info.
Maybe i do something wronk i dont have this mobo, or you doing something wrong ;D .
If somone have this issue please  write.
I add fixed version it should work, without errata fix.
I will check  this in free time

try this
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B4rC7reRUp6QYWFNX0xyMnd1Q2c
« Last Edit: December 02, 2016, 10:18:36 pm by regit »

Re: GA 990FXA UD3 rev 3 custom modified bios update
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2017, 10:34:42 am »
Is there a chance you can update the ucode to 0x0600084f that fixes the erratum bug.

The current patch level 0x06000832 has the exploitable bug?

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Re: GA 990FXA UD3 rev 3 custom modified bios update
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2017, 06:31:57 am »
Is there a chance you can update the ucode to 0x0600084f that fixes the erratum bug.

The current patch level 0x06000832 has the exploitable bug?
Update all modeule and 0x0600084f from 0x06000822
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B4rC7reRUp6QYTZ5aFM2MWN1dFE
Should work check and write if something wrong

Re: GA 990FXA UD3 rev 3 custom modified bios update
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2017, 02:36:14 am »
Update all modeule and 0x0600084f from 0x06000822
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B4rC7reRUp6QYTZ5aFM2MWN1dFE
Should work check and write if something wrong

did you mod this from a fresh bios or originally from the file I posted ?

as the slic is different and the pub key and marker is missing I'm worried it will deactivate my computer.

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Re: GA 990FXA UD3 rev 3 custom modified bios update
« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2017, 11:59:16 am »
Update all modeule and 0x0600084f from 0x06000822
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B4rC7reRUp6QYTZ5aFM2MWN1dFE
Should work check and write if something wrong

did you mod this from a fresh bios or originally from the file I posted ?

as the slic is different and the pub key and marker is missing I'm worried it will deactivate my computer.

From orginal. It don t kill you motherboard you have dual bios
« Last Edit: April 17, 2017, 11:59:56 am by regit »

Re: GA 990FXA UD3 rev 3 custom modified bios update
« Reply #8 on: April 29, 2017, 02:45:12 am »

From orginal. It don t kill you motherboard you have dual bios

The it refuses to flash saying the bios is bad

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Re: GA 990FXA UD3 rev 3 custom modified bios update
« Reply #9 on: April 29, 2017, 10:32:43 am »

From orginal. It don t kill you motherboard you have dual bios

The it refuses to flash saying the bios is bad

Ok ,something is bad i will fix it and upload new version

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Re: GA 990FXA UD3 rev 3 custom modified bios update
« Reply #10 on: May 09, 2017, 02:21:36 pm »

From orginal. It don t kill you motherboard you have dual bios

The it refuses to flash saying the bios is bad

Ok ,something is bad i will fix it and upload new version

Try this and write if work fine:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B4rC7reRUp6QTnZrMWFSTEc1dDA
« Last Edit: May 09, 2017, 02:37:36 pm by regit »

Re: GA 990FXA UD3 rev 3 custom modified bios update
« Reply #11 on: May 12, 2017, 11:55:12 am »
Try this and write if work fine:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B4rC7reRUp6QTnZrMWFSTEc1dDA

Yip this worked perfectly, the micro code lists as 600084f in regedit.

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Re: GA 990FXA UD3 rev 3 custom modified bios update
« Reply #12 on: May 12, 2017, 12:03:17 pm »
Try this and write if work fine:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B4rC7reRUp6QTnZrMWFSTEc1dDA

Yip this worked perfectly, the micro code lists as 600084f in regedit.
There is changlog:
update OROM AMD RAID MISC 4392    - 3.3.1540.19
update OROM AMD RAID MISC 4393    - 3.3.1540.19
update  EFI AMD RAID               - 1.0.0.49
update  EFI AMD Utility            - 1.0.0.49
update  OROM Realtek Boot Agent GE - 2.65
update  EFI Realtek UNDI           - 2.040
update  OROM Broadcom Boot Agent   - 17.2.0
update  EFI Broadcom UNDI          - 17.2.2
update microcode patch to amd fx Piledriver Vishera (32 nm SOI) cpu

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B4rC7reRUp6QTnZrMWFSTEc1dDA

Ok so good , do you need NVMe ?
« Last Edit: May 12, 2017, 12:04:06 pm by regit »

Re: GA 990FXA UD3 rev 3 custom modified bios update
« Reply #13 on: May 18, 2017, 10:51:40 pm »
Try this and write if work fine:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B4rC7reRUp6QTnZrMWFSTEc1dDA

Yip this worked perfectly, the micro code lists as 600084f in regedit.
There is changlog:
update OROM AMD RAID MISC 4392    - 3.3.1540.19
update OROM AMD RAID MISC 4393    - 3.3.1540.19
update  EFI AMD RAID               - 1.0.0.49
update  EFI AMD Utility            - 1.0.0.49
update  OROM Realtek Boot Agent GE - 2.65
update  EFI Realtek UNDI           - 2.040
update  OROM Broadcom Boot Agent   - 17.2.0
update  EFI Broadcom UNDI          - 17.2.2
update microcode patch to amd fx Piledriver Vishera (32 nm SOI) cpu

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B4rC7reRUp6QTnZrMWFSTEc1dDA

Ok so good , do you need NVMe ?

I don't need it my self but I guess it would be good to have for the future but I could not test it currently.

 

anything