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Please I need help with bios microcode update to support Xeon LGA 1366 CPU's, as least the X5650, X5670 and X5690 - pretty please?


MSI X58 Pro-E, AMI Bios 8.F - http://www.msi.com/support/mb/X58_ProE.html#down-bios

These Xeons work in the mainboard ( http://postimg.org/image/f9ka2hnl9/ ), but they are not recognized as Xeons during post/bios. I believe this could have get better, if the bios is updatedwith the LGA 1366 Xeons microcode & support, nope?

Alternative download links for the bios (unlocked options in AmiBCP 3.5, so pls use these links rather):
https://mega.co.nz/#!bRNgiZhQ!0OEuaJUP8_...FLnqz1wNGk
http://dfiles.eu/files/1plosw4r8
http://www.mediafire.com/?829zvb1m7bc70bg

How hard this can be? As for the source donator of the bios, then a X58 chipset board that does support these Xeons are Supermicro X8SAX:
http://www.supermicro.com/products/mothe.../X8SAX.cfm
"Intel® Core™ i7 / i7 Extreme Edition, and Intel® Xeon® 5600/5500/3600/3500"

So, donator bios is there:
https://mega.co.nz/#!GJ1DRKgS!EmrT9RcSxm...q2blw79VR4
http://dfiles.eu/files/2d8mlj2t8
http://www.mediafire.com/?2hy8wmdeqm1d3ci

...and I can open it in AmiBCP, but... don't know what else to do. Pls help?



PS: for Windows 7 activation I saw a SLIC v2.1 mod for this X58 Pro-E mobo there:

Quote:Request Bios Mod SLIC 2.1


-Motherboard Manufacturer and Model : MSI X58 PRO-E
-Bios Revision : 7522v8f
-Bios Type : AMI
-Bios SLIC : 2.1 MSI
-Bios Link : http://d01.megashares.com/dl/c145db0/7522v8F.zip

Mod http://www.mediafire.com/?9x32uamlfrf4tp2

But dunno, if that help anyone. I have legit Win7, so I don't need this. On top of that, I planing to use WinXP on this mobo Big Grin




PS2: looks like using the MMTool v3.26 is possible to extract modules / replace modules in the bios:
[Image: MMTool_bios_extraction.jpg]

However even extracting the bios logo is fun:
[Image: MSI_X58_Pro_E_mobo_logo.gif]

...I still have a hard time figuring out the CPU microcode support. It is the "P6 Micro Code"? And what about the CPU PATCH tab? And how to combine the P6 Micro Codes? I mean... the microcode on the MSI X58 Pro-E is bigger that the one on the Supermicro X8SAX... So even I can replace the MSI microcode with the Supermicro microcode, then I will actually remove some CPU support as the file from Supermicro is smaller...
Hmmm, anyone can help me there?
I am also interested in this process for updating CPU support microcode. I have an MSI X58 board also (Eclipse SLI), and I would love to get some more life out of my system by upgrading to a Westmere Xeon chip.

I don't know if I should make my own thread because my bios is different than the op.

I was looking around for a guide on how to do this update, and I found an MMTools guide and was able to load up the bios that I wanted to update, but I got an error message when I tried to insert other microcode from another bios. I would love to be pointed to a guide on updating an X58 bios to support xeon chips if one exists.
Hi, it's a bit late to answer but here they are