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Maximus IV GENE-Z BIOS 0902 downgrade problem

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Hi,

I got my GENE-Z last week.
I updated the bios to 0403, when I saw 0902 in http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1155/Maximus_IV_GENEZ/#download
I updated to that.

Today there is 0706 bios and I can't downgrade to that or ANY older ones.
You can see with Asus updater only 0208 BIOS, but you can't download it.

I have tried to update via updater and bios.
Updater says:
Current bios
Model name
Maximus IV GENE-Z
version
0902
release date
09/19/2011

selected bios
model name
maximus IV GENE-Z
version
0706
release date
08/16/2011

Then there is text straight copy including typos:
"Warnning! BIOS inner framework was changed. The BIOS image can't use in this motherboard, please specify another one."

When you try to downgrade in bios it says "Image outdated".

Can you help me what to do?
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I have the exact same problem but with the Extreme-Z. Can't go from 0902 to 0706. Using Asus update in AI Suite II. Offline mode brings up the above error, trying to downgrade online only gets 0210 but then hangs while downloading. It just sits there downloading at 300B/S and then stops responding hours later.

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Is 706>902?

zlojack
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I am having this issue, as well. I have 0902 and I can't flash 0706 with the Gene-Z.

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I used AFUWIN to downgrade to 0403, then I flashed to 0706 in EZFlash. Only problem is that somehow my NIC MAC address got changed to 00-88-88-00-80-08 .

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Bummer, I used to have a long CMD String to flash bios adding MAC's to it just for that exact issue!

This was back in the days when the NF2 was king and using modded Bioses sometimes the MAC's for Ethernet or/and the 1394 could get messed up!

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There's an Intel utility called eeupdate that can write a new MAC. I have a version from 2009 but I'm not sure if it will work with this version of the NIC. The network still works fine so it's not a show stopper in any case.

I also have the same problem, i downgraded to 0706 using afuwin and now the mac address has changed to 00-88-88-82-80-08 ....
Did you find any solution ??? i have applied the old mac through the drivers (Local Address) but i'd like to have it corrected permenantelly....

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If you can find a recent version of eeupdate you should be able to fix it. My 2009 version was apparently too old (didn't recognize the adapter).

deliol wrote:
I also have the same problem, i downgraded to 0706 using afuwin and now the mac address has changed to 00-88-88-82-80-08 ....
Did you find any solution ??? i have applied the old mac through the drivers (Local Address) but i'd like to have it corrected permenantelly....


I have found the solution to this problem.
You need the Intel program eeupdate 5.17.19.02
Boot in DOS and run the program eeupdate /nic=1 /mac={your old mac address}
I have my old mac in my wireless router for static DHCP and after a BIOS downgrade my mac has changed to 00:88:88:88:06:80
After some hours researching and trying different programs (AFUDOS, AFUWIN, etc.) i have found the solution.
Now my NIC is working with the correct MAC

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I found a newer version that works (5.17.19.02). Just search for "need eeupdate" (no quotes) and you will find links.