Name of the exe is ECFwUpdate.exe and one IFU_XE32_v1310.exe has 6 .bin files also . I think its GUI based program. And its major step in bios update from f31 to f40. People who didn’t do it and update from 31 to 40 had some major problems with sound total disabled on this board. Not sure if it allow command line options will check it out on my old board to see if command line is available. From review i read it seems reset the bios to f2 or f4 then can only then can flash f40 of f41. Because its being a major part of bios update don’t want to take risk will go for a windows install then update to f41 then restore my Debian image back.
My choice Ryzen 3600 is going to suffer on Linux due that systemd problem and thermal monitoring sensors not been read, I am using Debian 10 so i should not be effected by systemd well thermal are only coming back on kernel 5.4 at that time i might have to go to arch.
Major concern now is i want to do the update as perfect as possible so in future i can rule out bios update was the cause of any issue i may encounter.
For a crazy scenario i had, no one seems to have this on web, Well no one i found had my config. This is why i had to purchase new mobo, processor and PSU. I seriously thought that had damaged some of hardware somehow.
Asus Rog b350-f had a bios update it said you should have latest amd chipset driver and nothing else. Installed it using bios utility. Then the problem started while gaming the space invader artifact came, Then after hard reboot will post and where it starts GDM or NVidia Prop Driver It hangs and give 10 beep then 11 beep. Beeps are so fast I tried recording the sound still can’t make out how many could have been 8 and 11.
So google told me my graphic card was damaged RTX 2070, Tom hardware user told me my PSU was not adequate so ordered a PSU. As a test Changed PSU to not so high end one Crosiar CX series still problem continued. So thought Motherboard was having problem so ordered CPU and motherboard(My work revolve around a sound system been available) .
i asked users locally if anyone has same b350-f rog motherboard and one replied i went to his place he was kind enough to test it in his system. And it worked perfectly (PSU and Graphic card, CPU). So bios i flashed was 5008 and his bios was 4207 so i came home happy thinking i can flash back that bios and i am done. tried install that version with asus ezflash didn’t allowed me to flash it saying not a valid bios. I started downloading all except last 2.none work. Asus has blocked the downgrade. So i took freedos and converted cap file to bin and tried ami bios tool even that tool didn’t allow to flash the old bios.
Only Bios i am able to revert to was 4801 which was released same day as 5008 with newer CPU support. Which booted the system but same artifacts happens on steam play(proton games) games like within 2 -3 min. Native game got more mileage say few hour. So i am blaming the bios here. And something to do with memory no sure no information available.
I will try the arch wiki said tools on Asus rog, just love the arch wiki. Let me read it and try to understand it. if I can get it to older bios I can use it as a server for my lab VM’s.
Dont want to mess up new system also.
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