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Hello everybody,

I own an Intel S2600CWT Intel Server Mainboard which I want to run with a Intel Xeon E5-2658 v3 ES (QEYP).
Unfortunately, I don't get a POST Message and it won't boot.

If I understand correctly, it is because the microcode is not supported in the bios, right? 
So I should be able to edit the BIOS File (.cab) with UFU to edit the mCode Section?

I am totally new to modifying bioses, so I need some advice doing so.
You will find some screenshots of UFU and UEFITool Output.

It looks like UFU is recognizing the BIOS File, but I'm unsure about the output of the UEFI Tool. Does that look correct to you?

Finally, will I be able to use the Intel Bios Flasher oder do I need to use an external programmer?

Kind regards,
Homegamer

//Edit: I also included screenshots of MMT. Unfortunately, the CPU Patch tab is empty; shouldn't there be a list of the support mCodes?

//Edit2: So I have been informing myself further:
So I figured out how to chnage the mCode using the following link: Here
As I don't have another CPU to flash the BIOS using Intel Tools (Not even sure if this would even work), I ordered a CH341 Bios Programmer.

Finally, I only need help figuring out which mCode I have to use to allow for my ES.
Is there a Changelog for the different microcodes where I can see when the support for Enginnering Samples got dropped?
Read BIOS Release Notes.
CPU with S-spec QEYP has CPUID=0x0306F1. You can try R01.01.0005 with microcode for it.
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(07-02-2016, 08:40 AM)DeathBringer Wrote: [ -> ]Read BIOS Release Notes.
CPU with S-spec QEYP has CPUID=0x0306F1. You can try R01.01.0005 with microcode for it.
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Hello Deathbringer,

thank you very much for your fast reply!
I didn't even find any older BIOS Versions than 01.01.2011.

Do you advise to simply use the BIOS as is or should I just copy and past the microcode into the latest BIOS?

I am planning on using a SPI BIOS Flasher (CH341) to update the bios, should it work that way?

Kind regards,
Homegamer
Adding microcode for ES CPU usually doesn't help. It's useful only if CPU can boot but BIOS write something (errors or warnings) on the screen.
I don't know how flash this BIOS by CH341 (without CPU). Can your dump current version?
(07-02-2016, 11:31 AM)DeathBringer Wrote: [ -> ]Adding microcode for ES CPU usually doesn't help. It's useful only if CPU can boot but BIOS write something (errors or warnings) on the screen.
I don't know how flash this BIOS by CH341 (without CPU). Can your dump current version?

I am using the latest BIOS (01.01.0016). I will create a dump of the chip as soon as I get the programmer.
I hope this works, otherwise I have to find someone who would borrow me a cpu for the bios downgrade.
No, latest BIOS don't help you. So this dump isn't needed,