B760 TOMAHAWK Bios Update + ME Firmware

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from msi bios page https://it.msi.com/Motherboard/MAG-B760-TOMAHAWK-WIFI-DDR4/support
my cpu is intel 13500.

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along the new bios there is two ME Firmware
What is the correct order to update the bios, i must install both the ME Firmware ?

thanks
 
There shouldn't be a specific order. For example, people who just bought this board and update the BIOS prior to installing Windows (which is always a good idea), they will always flash the BIOS first. Then the ME FW update has to be done from Windows. So i would probably do it in that order too.

There is just one ME FW update (the first one), the second one is just for the "SOP" = standard operating procedure, it's a readme file.
Here, to save you the hassle, those are the contents:
1.Unzip file.
2.Execute MSI ME FW Tool.exe in windows and then it will automatically complete the entire ME FW update.
 
@citay

Cause my cpu(intel 13500) not have support for "APO function" probably i should disable "Intel Dynamic Tuning Technology" from bios ....

Is the MSI ME FW Tool.exe installation manadatory also if i have not support for apo function ?

thanks
 
ME firmware is for many different things, not just for some new function. It's been around for ages. Nothing is mandatory though, you can install it or not.
 
the me firmware not should always match the bios version ?
the strange thing here is the me firmware is separate installer from bios .... :rolleyes:
 
It's more or less seperate. You can have a BIOS update that has the same ME version as before, or you can have an ME update without updating the BIOS.
 
I just updated my ME FW to the 16.1.30.2264 they link under the newest BIOS, while still being on the second newest BIOS. It worked fine, as expected. Takes about two minutes or so, then you have to reboot, the PC will turn off during the reboot and boots up again by itself. Then it's on the new ME version already.
 
@citay

Cause my cpu(intel 13500) not have support for "APO function" probably i should disable "Intel Dynamic Tuning Technology" from bios ....

Is the MSI ME FW Tool.exe installation manadatory also if i have not support for apo function ?

thanks
hi

from msi bios page https://it.msi.com/Motherboard/MAG-B760-TOMAHAWK-WIFI-DDR4/support
my cpu is intel 13500.

View attachment 180583
along the new bios there is two ME Firmware
What is the correct order to update the bios, i must install both the ME Firmware ?

thanks

Flash the Bios First then the ME Firmware the SOP should be the directions on flashing

I will see if MSI can make it more clear on Flashing order
 
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hi, the msi tech support suggested me to install bios first, then ME Firmware from windows.

Just another confirm in case need it. ^^

i dont know if is relevant, but when i installed the Me firmware i also had disable windows defendere(just in case.....)

I did it and all works fine. :)
 
I updated to the new BIOS and ME firmware. Especially since it said support for Get 14 Processors and I simply just wanted to keep my PC up to date.
Ever since I have been getting random crashes on boot up or re-boot. They appear to be XMP related crashes however XMP doesn't reset to 4800 M/T's default. I'm pretty sure I wasn't getting the crashes before the updates.

I also get this error message in Windows 10 System Event Viewer:
SCEP Certificate enrollment initialization for WORKGROUP\DESKTOP-7BNE9KQ$ via https://INTC-KeyId-ea950d987bcff0df...ca2.microsoftaik.azure.net/templates/Aik/scep failed:

GetCACaps

Method: GET(31ms)
Stage: GetCACaps
The server name or address could not be resolved 0x80072ee7 (WinHttp: 12007 ERROR_WINHTTP_NAME_NOT_RESOLVED)
Also the URL doesn't lead to anywhere.

To me it seems there is a certificate error with the Intel CPU? I searched the internet but did not find a solution.
Did I screw up my CPU by doing the firmware update??

I tried leaving XMP off and BIOS reset to factory and I get the random crashes during boot up or re-start.
I also tried a fresh clean install of Windows 10. After install I checked the System Event Viewer and the same error message is still showing up.

Any help or suggestions will be appreciated.


System Info:
MSI MAG B760 Tomahawk Wi-Fi Gaming Motherboard
Intel Core i5-13500 Desktop Processor
DeepCool GAMMAXX AG500 BK ARGB CPU Air Cooler
TEAMGROUP T-Force Delta RGB DDR5 Ram 32GB
Crucial P3 Plus 500GB PCIe Gen4 3D NAND NVMe M.2 SSD
XPG Core Reactor Modular PSU: 80 Plus Gold - ATX
SAPPHIRE PULSE Radeon RX 6700 10GB GDDR6

BIOS Version: E7D96IMS.A60
Windows 10 Version: 22H2 19045.3570


Win Error.png
 
The server name or address could not be resolved 0x80072ee7 (WinHttp: 12007 ERROR_WINHTTP_NAME_NOT_RESOLVED)
Also the URL doesn't lead to anywhere.

To me it seems there is a certificate error with the Intel CPU? I searched the internet but did not find a solution.
Did I screw up my CPU by doing the firmware update??

You cannot screw up your CPU with it. As you can see from the first line, HTTP_NAME_NOT_RESOLVED, a website is not reachable, that's the whole error. Inconsequential.

I tried leaving XMP off and BIOS reset to factory and I get the random crashes during boot up or re-start.

Seems to be something wrong with this version on your configuration then. Revert to the previous BIOS version 7D96vA5 (use Flash BIOS Button if you have to), and additionally report these issues to MSI so they can try to reproduce and fix them.
 
You cannot screw up your CPU with it. As you can see from the first line, HTTP_NAME_NOT_RESOLVED, a website is not reachable, that's the whole error. Inconsequential.



Seems to be something wrong with this version on your configuration then. Revert to the previous BIOS version 7D96vA5 (use Flash BIOS Button if you have to), and additionally report these issues to MSI so they can try to reproduce and fix them.
Good to know it wasn't supposed to mess up the CPU! That's a relief!

When I made this post I was on 7D96vA5 then I went back to 7D96vA6 as that was what version the ME updates were paired with.
It probably doesn't matter but I updated BIOS to 7D96vA6 before doing the CPU ME firmware update.
I have also tried 7D96vA3 as a test. Same results. The board came with BIOS 7D96vA1.

Would you mind where I would notify MSI of the issue please?

Thank you for your quick response!
 
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@citay,
Update: I checked another recent build with a MSI Mag B660M Mortar WIFI DDR4 motherboard and I5 12400 CPU for that certificate address error and It has the same error. I first thought It had something to do with the ME firmware update. I'll ignore it then.

On a side note, I submitted a ticket with MSI for the crashes.
 
When I made this post I was on 7D96vA5 then I went back to 7D96vA6 as that was what version the ME updates were paired with.

The ME firmware update isn't really paired to a BIOS version. You can downgrade to a BIOS version that is stable for you, regardless of the ME FW. You can even use the ME FW update when you're on an older BIOS. It will only update the ME FW, not touch the BIOS code. So this is more or less independent from each other.


Would you mind where I would notify MSI of the issue please?

If you look in my previous reply, the "to MSI" is actually a link.
 
The ME firmware update isn't really paired to a BIOS version. You can downgrade to a BIOS version that is stable for you, regardless of the ME FW. You can even use the ME FW update when you're on an older BIOS. It will only update the ME FW, not touch the BIOS code. So this is more or less independent from each other.




If you look in my previous reply, the "to MSI" is actually a link.
Good Info! I was frustrated with the crashes and didn't your see your link.
I appreciate your comments and help!
 
hi, i would ask if there is good reason/feedback to update the bios at version 7D96v18


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Yes, for sure. The previous version had some confirmed bugs, see here and here for example.
So v17 for your board is the known buggy one, v18 is where the bugs should be fixed.
 
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