Forum UEFI Shell Flash tool [V1.19] for MSI boards! ✔

ton15c302e6

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Hi. i have a msi prebuit pc (modified now) with the msi z390-a pro motherboard, and that has the prebuilt bios installed. so overcklock does not work that well on my i7-9700kf. and i have no bios updates (last was in 2019) eb913ims.h30 is the bios. is it possible to flash the retail bios update to this?
 

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Yes, that should work. However, you have to be cautious with any overclocking on your system. The pre-built PCs usually have a tailor-made setup for the hardware that's currently installed. Meaning, the airflow/cooling and the PSU's capabilities are laid out exactly for what they use in that system, and not much more (to preserve their profit margin). This is also the reason why they might make less overclock options available in the custom BIOS they use.

Now, if you flash the original board's BIOS, you have all the OC options available again, but now you can easily go beyond what this PC was designed for. So you have to be aware of that and keep an eye on everything. What's more, with the 9th gen CPUs, they started to heavily bin the CPUs in the factory (pre-select according to the silicon quality). The 9900K was more extreme than any consumer CPU they released before, and required a strict binning of the silicon to achieve the high frequencies at a high VCore and power draw. So unlike the 8th gen CPUs which were more overclockable, on 9th gen it became less, as it was much more depending on the silicon quality when it comes to the higher CPU models. So you can't turn an i7 into an i9 easily, the silicon quality simply is worse, so it would require excessive VCore and the power consumption would skyrocket.

This theme of Intel already going to the limit of the CPU's capabilities really started with the 9th gen CPUs, and continued more and more with 10th, 11th, and now 12th gen. When you now get a higher CPU model, you can pretty much forget about overclocking completely, as they squeezed 99% of the capabilities out of it already. For the last bit of performance, you would immediately get a huge increase in power draw and overwhelm most CPU cooling.
 

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Yes, that should work. However, you have to be cautious with any overclocking on your system. The pre-built PCs usually have a tailor-made setup for the hardware that's currently installed. Meaning, the airflow/cooling and the PSU's capabilities are laid out exactly for what they use in that system, and not much more (to preserve their profit margin). This is also the reason why they might make less overclock options available in the custom BIOS they use.

Now, if you flash the original board's BIOS, you have all the OC options available again, but now you can easily go beyond what this PC was designed for. So you have to be aware of that and keep an eye on everything. What's more, with the 9th gen CPUs, they started to heavily bin the CPUs in the factory (pre-select according to the silicon quality). The 9900K was more extreme than any consumer CPU they released before, and required a strict binning of the silicon to achieve the high frequencies at a high VCore and power draw. So unlike the 8th gen CPUs which were more overclockable, on 9th gen it became less, as it was much more depending on the silicon quality when it comes to the higher CPU models. So you can't turn an i7 into an i9 easily, the silicon quality simply is worse, so it would require excessive VCore and the power consumption would skyrocket.

This theme of Intel already going to the limit of the CPU's capabilities really started with the 9th gen CPUs, and continued more and more with 10th, 11th, and now 12th gen. When you now get a higher CPU model, you can pretty much forget about overclocking completely, as they squeezed 99% of the capabilities out of it already. For the last bit of performance, you would immediately get a huge increase in power draw and overwhelm most CPU cooling.
thanks for the answer. i have changed out the cooling on the cpu (water aio now) and a better psu (850w)
I just tried to flash with a original boards bios but got an 1e error: secure flash function is not supported on this file.

secure boot is disabled. any ideas? i downloaded the latest bios update (almost latest, it was a beta update there too) i have also tried a couple of other versions too
 
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ton15c302e6

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I just tried to flash with a original boards bios but got an 1e error: secure flash function is not supported on this file.

secure boot is disabled. any ideas? i downloaded the latest bios update (almost latest, it was a beta update there too) i have also tried a couple of other versions too
 

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Would this work on my "MAG Infinite 10th" right now on F40, to go to MSI H410M PRO with 7C89v19 ?

Thanks!
 

escape75

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Do we need to do anything special going from OEM to Retail, saving mac address of network adapter, etc. ?
Would there be anything else lost, like sometimes they have different Realtek audio licenses embedded, etc. ?
 

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Normally nope, all should be preserved. [there could be some exceptions]
 

escape75

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Normally nope, all should be preserved. [there could be some exceptions]
Great thanks!

Is there a way to perform a complete backup in case something doesn't work as expected so things can get rolled back ? :)
 

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With SPI Programmer to read the whole BIOS chip.
Or with some special raw flashers eventually.
 

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@Svet hi i am running into the "too many BIOS file on the drive " issue as well. its an X270 SLI. ive tried with 2 bios versions 1A and 19, on 3 different flash drives 2 no names and one sandisk. i tried copying the files from the extracted folder on my computer and extracting them directly to the drive. it is a bios version that appears to be from a mining setup or something i dont really know or understand that, but it is not a normal bios. the current bios model name e7a59iz1 version v1.j1 any ideas? when i type dir in the shell it only shows the 1 file and the efi directory.

any ideas?
 

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I just tried to flash with a original boards bios but got an 1e error: secure flash function is not supported on this file.

secure boot is disabled. any ideas? i downloaded the latest bios update (almost latest, it was a beta update there too) i have also tried a couple of other versions too
Same here, mine is a rebranded X299 Raider (OEM, X299-S01A) and I got that error when flashing the consumer BIOS.
Disabled Secure Boot, deleted Secure Boot Keys, disabled security devices, etc.
Can I overcome this somehow with an overclocking-flasher (that really just forces the flash)?
 

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@Svet hi i am running into the "too many BIOS file on the drive " issue as well. its an X270 SLI. ive tried with 2 bios versions 1A and 19, on 3 different flash drives 2 no names and one sandisk. i tried copying the files from the extracted folder on my computer and extracting them directly to the drive. it is a bios version that appears to be from a mining setup or something i dont really know or understand that, but it is not a normal bios. the current bios model name e7a59iz1 version v1.j1 any ideas? when i type dir in the shell it only shows the 1 file and the efi directory.

any ideas?
Try again one more time,
if still doesn't work,
then PM me all files from the USB key [rar/zip then 1st as is, upload them somewhere and gimme a link]
 
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Hi, I have a prebuilt pc with a modified H110M-PRO-VD motherboard. I'm trying to update my BIOS via your program, but it says "not supported bios" error. Can you help me to fix it? Thanks.
 

bobopr0

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the motherboard's probably too old for the tool, try this one instead.
Do you know if it would work on a MSI A320M-A PRO MAX? (MS-7C52)

Also I just visited the Global Page of MSI (https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/A320M-A-PRO-MAX/support) and saw that there is a newer version available than on the german one (https://de.msi.com/Motherboard/A320M-A-PRO-MAX/support).
I went ahead and checked a few other pages (ua.msi/ru.msi/tw.msi) and realised that the german is the only one that doesn't have the newest version available on the BIOS page. Is there proper reasoning behind it or is germany just slower than the rest of the world?
 
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