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[SUCCESS] Gigabyte Designare Z390 (Thunderbolt 3) + i7-9700K + AMD RX 580

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Why dont you use F9g #22,669?
As a first timer, "install that [beta] version at your own risk" scared me off. Also the TweakTown link was a dead end/removed post. Thought it'd be best to use official firmware

EDIT: I see your link leads to a working version
 
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As a first timer, "install that [beta] version at your own risk" scared me off. Also the TweakTown link was a dead end/removed post. Thought it'd be best to use official firmware

EDIT: I see your link leads to a working version
F9g is pretty stable, most of us using this version
 

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Hi all! Trying to unlock MSR 0xE2 and, for me, Reply 2 is from a Setup variable that is 7 bytes long, not 9. Is this a big deal? BIOS v F9b.
This is okay; no problem if it says 7 bytes instead of 9. The change will still be made to Reply 1.
 
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ok so onto board number two (I have two builds i'm working on that are almost identical...) but board number two gives me completely different checksums... how do i fix that?
 

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ok so onto board number two (I have two builds i'm working on that are almost identical...) but board number two gives me completely different checksums... how do i fix that?
Nothing to fix because checksums will be different between boards. We have to ensure that checksums are the same for each board when the firmware is read 3 times in a row. We should also run “strings” command on the files to make sure that they contain some readable text.
 
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Nothing to fix because checksums will be different between boards. We have to ensure that checksums are the same for each board when the firmware is read 3 times in a row. We should also run “strings” command on the files to make sure that they contain some readable text.
I understand. What I meant was on this second board, I read the chip 3 times and the checksums showed 3 different values. What do I need to do to fix this?
 

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I understand. What I meant was on this second board, I read the chip 3 times and the checksums showed 3 different values. What do I need to do to fix this?
Oh, that’s not good! This generally means the SOIC clip is not attached properly. Gently lift and reseat the clip. At least the device is being recognized and read. Also try using spispeed 2048 or 4096 instead of 1024.
 
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Oh, that’s not good! This generally means the SOIC clip is not attached properly. Gently lift and reseat the clip. At least the device is being recognized and read. Also try using spispeed 2048 or 4096 instead of 1024.
ok so reseat and try again. If it doesn’t work, try 2048 instead of 1024. I’ll report back soon. Thanks again!
 
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