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Re: msi p67a gd65 bios 1.6 dont save
« Reply #450 on: 08-February-11, 17:56:48 »

Got my RMA motherboard, noticed the bios was already flashed to 1.7.  Finally have everything as it should be!  Noticed the new box has a W3 sticker beside the model number, old box didn't have this.

Can you check the fw version of the ME? Has it also been updated to 1164 or it's still the old 1144?

There're some reports that the latest version of AIDA64 can read the firware codes of the SB-chips (Here in German: http://www.computerbase.de/news/hardware/chipsaetze/intel/2011/februar/intel-spec-codes-fuers-neue-cougar-point-stepping/). Can you give it a try? If the software doesn't show B2 then you've been quite lucky :biggthumbsup:
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Re: msi p67a gd65 bios 1.6 dont save
« Reply #451 on: 08-February-11, 18:15:06 »

I'm not exactly sure what I'm looking for.  I don't see the ME in ADIA64.  I can tell you windows device manager lists it as 1144 but I haven't confirmed that from a command line yet.

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Re: msi p67a gd65 bios 1.6 dont save
« Reply #452 on: 08-February-11, 18:19:50 »

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Mainboard 6 series chipset. D2 is CPU.
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Re: msi p67a gd65 bios 1.6 dont save
« Reply #453 on: 08-February-11, 18:24:04 »

Mainboard 6 series chipset. D2 is CPU.
Right, noticed that after I posted, sorry.  Looks like it's the same old B2.


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Re: msi p67a gd65 bios 1.6 dont save
« Reply #454 on: 08-February-11, 18:28:37 »

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Looks like it's the same old B2.
Thanks much for checking on that. :biggthumbsup:

In Device Manager, System devices, have you had a chance to see if the the MEI driver still reads as 1144? Again, thanks for taking the time to investigate. :-))
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Re: msi p67a gd65 bios 1.6 dont save
« Reply #455 on: 08-February-11, 18:31:48 »

Thanks much for checking on that. :biggthumbsup:

In Device Manager, System devices, have you had a chance to see if the the MEI driver still reads as 1144? Again, thanks for taking the time to investigate. :-))
Sure thing and yes, the MEI driver still reads 1144 in device manager.  I haven't tried to update or confirm the version from usb stick yet though.
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Re: msi p67a gd65 bios 1.6 dont save
« Reply #456 on: 08-February-11, 18:44:39 »

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Ok. Appreciate your taking the time & the updates. :hat tip:
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Re: msi p67a gd65 bios 1.6 dont save
« Reply #457 on: 08-February-11, 20:19:09 »

I can confirm - this option in the BIOS 1.8b10 missing.


Confirm this as well.
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Re: msi p67a gd65 bios 1.6 dont save
« Reply #458 on: 09-February-11, 02:02:00 »

@ Bruticis AIDA64 reads mine as Revision 04, no Stepping even listed & no actual stepping indicated at all. :think:
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Re: msi p67a gd65 bios 1.6 dont save
« Reply #459 on: 09-February-11, 02:09:35 »

@ Bruticis

Thank you for testing. Obviously they've just updated the bios and still have those old ME chips. By the way you can check the firmware with the meup utility (form my memory: meup -ver).

With all this chaos right now, I'll be waiting till mid April to get my board.

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maybe intel still hasn't told the whole truth about this recall and there's more than just the faulty sata2 ports
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Re: msi p67a gd65 bios 1.6 dont save
« Reply #460 on: 09-February-11, 14:13:56 »

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@ Bruticis AIDA64 reads mine as Revision 04, no Stepping even listed & no actual stepping indicated at all.
Revision 04 'is' stepping B2 anyway, so AIDA64 reading different than yours is a moot point.

@ pepe123 There is more to it than just SATA II degradation, MEI FW not being installed with some chipsets, along with a few other abnormalities.

The bottom line is that all B2 stepped boards should be replaced when replacements are available. :-))
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Re: msi p67a gd65 bios 1.6 dont save
« Reply #461 on: 09-February-11, 16:03:16 »

There is more to it than just SATA II degradation, MEI FW not being installed with some chipsets, along with a few other abnormalities.


You're right but it's hard to prove. The boards will be swapped but what will come next? There's still no official word for the faulty MEI upgrade (and the MSI officials know about it: https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=144484.msg1080605#msg1080605)

Maybe it's reasonable to see what Bulldoser can offer? Better bang for the money?
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Re: msi p67a gd65 bios 1.6 dont save
« Reply #462 on: 09-February-11, 17:38:40 »

The boards will be swapped but what will come next? There's still no official word for the faulty MEI upgrade.
When the re-release hits the shelves, personally, I think they are going to make excellent systems. There is some evidence in the forum of that now. A few glitches, but in all honesty, I have not run into any major problems that couldn't be worked around for the time being. If you luck out & have a true unlocked 'magic bean' CPU, this system can be set up as fast as lightning. As for the MEI, I doubt 'any' re-release board will be without FW. Getting into a debate over AMD, & the attributes of Intel is not in keeping with the topic of this thread. Intel may even be more competitive after this fiasco with pricing to keep the flock & gain crossover consumers. Actually, forgive me mods, but I have gotten off topic a bit as well. :rolleyes: 
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Re: msi p67a gd65 bios 1.6 dont save
« Reply #463 on: 09-February-11, 17:55:06 »

 Yes, please do keep to the topic. If you want to discuss what if, whatever or some such thing start a topic in Anything Under the Sun.
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Re: msi p67a gd65 bios 1.6 dont save
« Reply #464 on: 10-February-11, 03:50:26 »

Recommend opening a ticket with MSI Tech Support. Doubt any of the forum users are going to have an answer. Are you sure you are running off the updated primary BIOS & not off the backup? High VDroop setting was changed to 'Auto' in the newer BIOS revisions.

Told my friend who works at MSI but I guess I could get a ticket open too; I'd expect a canned response for pretty much anything related to this board til April. Looks like bios revisions are on hold as well with the whole Intel fiasco.

What you describe is what existed in 1.8B6. Did you update to 1.8B11? And how would I explicitly run off the backup? If it involves moving a jumper or something, I haven't touched anything. I was under the impression that it'd only run off the backup under failure.

I'm just curious if anyone else has observed this. I'm going through Green Power settings as well to see.

I just noticed that the auto DRAM voltage setting of 1.8B11 set it to 1.65. Brought it back down to 1.507. I haven't attempted to OC my ram or tighten timings at all.
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Re: msi p67a gd65 bios 1.6 dont save
« Reply #465 on: 10-February-11, 05:31:34 »

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What you describe is what existed in 1.8B6. Did you update to 1.8B11? I haven't touched anything. I was under the impression that it'd only run off the backup under failure.
Check my sig. No, run 1.8b6 & will until the replacement. Mine actually worked fine from day one with the BIOS version 1.5 my board was shipped with. In the name of testing science, I tried 1.8b6, liked it, & stuck with it. If you have the boards LED control disabled, you would never get the blinking BIOS failure indication, so it could possibly run off the backup chip without immediate knowledge.
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I just noticed that the auto DRAM voltage setting of 1.8B11 set it to 1.65. Brought it back down to 1.507. I haven't attempted to OC my ram or tighten timings at all.
Just as Henry has pointed out & said to avoid, this is all off topic. If you have a friend at MSI, I don't know what is expected from us users here at the forum that the MSI friend wouldn't have an answer for.
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I'm just curious if anyone else has observed this.
Recommend to start a new thread to satisfy the hunger for curiosity, this one is cluttered up enough.



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Re: msi p67a gd65 bios 1.6 dont save
« Reply #466 on: 10-February-11, 05:37:23 »

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this one is cluttered up enough.

... more than true.  And that is precisely the reason why I am now locking this topic.  

Last word:
The saving issue that this thread was originally about can be solved with BIOS v1.8b10 which can be downloaded here or here.  For any other questions: Please open your own topic. Thank you.


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