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Rampage V Extreme (non Edition 10) Meltdown/Spectre Bios update

Randolf
Level 7
As per the title, I see from here https://www.asus.com/News/V5urzYAT6myCC1o2 Asus has provided only X99 bios (microcode) updates for the Strix and the Extreme V Edition 10. I do not fancy rebuilding my entire system around an Edition 10 purely to somewhat mitigate Meltdown/Spectre as my X99 system has been running happily overclocked and stable for years.

Can I use the Edition 10 bios on my 1st gen Rampage V Extreme mobo? I am completely out of the loop on systems/motherboards these days, and only look into hardware when I do a new build.

Thanks.
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Silent Scone wrote:
What's the rush? The current microcode will be being updated shortly once again as there are some issues. Please stop nagging 😄


I don't mean to nag, I just wanted some form of communication as to what is going on.

Chris123NT wrote:
For you guys with the RVE (non-edition 10) I modded BIOS 3801 with the updated microcode for HW-E and BW-E. Flashed and confirmed working. Use USB Flashback method. Enjoy.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1xX9Q0wGGGAWIzqiQ49qvIE3MStj13oz-


This is pretty awesome...Where did you get the microcode from? How did you mod the bios? Isn't it a binary file?

Any noticeable hiccups/slowdowns?

Thanks for your work!

rmongiovi
Level 8
If you go to walmart.com and search rampage v extreme they seem to still be selling them. I'm not sure how Asus could get away with not supporting them.

Saint-Gamer
Level 7
Hello guys out there....
I got a Rampage V Edition 10 Mobo, and it's working perfectly with the new BIOS Update V1801.

For you guys with the RVE (non-edition 10) I modded BIOS 3801 with the updated microcode for HW-E and BW-E. Flashed and confirmed working. Use USB Flashback method. Enjoy.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1xX9Q0wGGGAWIzqiQ49qvIE3MStj13oz-

TeddyRaspin
Level 9
I did same mod on 2101 but my PC is slower than 3A microcodes. Also the bootime is longer with 3B instead of 3A,
so I don't care about Spectre vulnerability. All I really want is a stable and fast PC.

TeddyRaspin wrote:
I did same mod on 2101 but my PC is slower than 3A microcodes. Also the bootime is longer with 3B instead of 3A,
so I don't care about Spectre vulnerability. All I really want is a stable and fast PC.


Do you mind posting the 2101 with 3B and 3A microcode?
The official 2101 has a old microcode 2D.

Thank you.
MB: Asus Rampage V Extreme (WC loop1 rad 120x3) Bios 4101
CPU: Core i7-6950X (WC loop2 rad 120x9)
MEM: G.Skill Flare X 32GB (4x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz@CAS14/CR1
GPU: ZOTAC Trinity RTX 3090 Watercooled [double side] {PCIE_X16/X8_3 slot} (WC loop3 rad 120x9 + 140x9)
SSD: Corsair MP600 PRO XT 2To SSD M.2 NVMe w/ heatsink
HDD: 4 x 10TB Seagate IronWolf RAID 0 (WC loop1)
PSU: EVGA NEX 1500 1650W + Seasonic Fanless TX-700W
Main Screen: ASUS ROG Swift PG43UQ 4K 144Hz G-Sync/FreeSync HDR

TeddyRaspin
Level 9
I already mod 2101 bios with 3B microcode but doing this, as already done from Chris123NT makes my PC slower than the same bios with 3A microcode,
so I think that's the reason why Asus has not released an official updated version yet and I suggest you to wait for a new microcode update fix.

TeddyRaspin wrote:
I already mod 2101 bios with 3B microcode but doing this, as already done from Chris123NT makes my PC slower than the same bios with 3A microcode,
so I think that's the reason why Asus has not released an official updated version yet and I suggest you to wait for a new microcode update fix.


I understand that microcode 3B is not fully stable and we have to wait for an updated microcode from Intel, in the mean time can you post bios 2101 with 3A which is latest stable microcode.
Thank you.
MB: Asus Rampage V Extreme (WC loop1 rad 120x3) Bios 4101
CPU: Core i7-6950X (WC loop2 rad 120x9)
MEM: G.Skill Flare X 32GB (4x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz@CAS14/CR1
GPU: ZOTAC Trinity RTX 3090 Watercooled [double side] {PCIE_X16/X8_3 slot} (WC loop3 rad 120x9 + 140x9)
SSD: Corsair MP600 PRO XT 2To SSD M.2 NVMe w/ heatsink
HDD: 4 x 10TB Seagate IronWolf RAID 0 (WC loop1)
PSU: EVGA NEX 1500 1650W + Seasonic Fanless TX-700W
Main Screen: ASUS ROG Swift PG43UQ 4K 144Hz G-Sync/FreeSync HDR

TeddyRaspin
Level 9
Here it is :

2101 with 3A microcode.

http://www61.zippyshare.com/v/Es6QuFkO/file.html

TeddyRaspin wrote:
Here it is :

2101 with 3A microcode.

http://www61.zippyshare.com/v/Es6QuFkO/file.html


Thank you TeddyRaspin.
MB: Asus Rampage V Extreme (WC loop1 rad 120x3) Bios 4101
CPU: Core i7-6950X (WC loop2 rad 120x9)
MEM: G.Skill Flare X 32GB (4x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz@CAS14/CR1
GPU: ZOTAC Trinity RTX 3090 Watercooled [double side] {PCIE_X16/X8_3 slot} (WC loop3 rad 120x9 + 140x9)
SSD: Corsair MP600 PRO XT 2To SSD M.2 NVMe w/ heatsink
HDD: 4 x 10TB Seagate IronWolf RAID 0 (WC loop1)
PSU: EVGA NEX 1500 1650W + Seasonic Fanless TX-700W
Main Screen: ASUS ROG Swift PG43UQ 4K 144Hz G-Sync/FreeSync HDR