Don't ask how to over-clock.
#54656 by Meditation
Sat Apr 10, 2010 3:21 pm
I got a second-hand DFI UT X58-T3eH8 and a budget Xeon E5504 ES which has 4 cores, 8 threads and 8MB L3 cache, hoping to build a ECC-functioned platform to fit my Quadro FX 580. But the motherboard does not offically support Xeon or Xeon ES, even the offcial from DFI declaimed DFI UT X58-T3eH8 auto-employ ECC DDR3 to switch ECC on as long as CPUs have ECC option. As we known, i7 does not support ECC while Nehalem Xeon or superior does.

I have extracted the microcode list files from some known Xeon E5500 ES supported and AWARD-based X58 motherboards' BIOS to replace DFI's one, but I failed, the indicator reads CF everytime.

Tonight, I find Supermicro X8SAX with X58 Chipset does support Xeon E5500, but its BIOS is AMI-based. And I do find some different microcodes comparing with DFI UT X58-T3eH8. Could anybody know how to extract microcodes from AMI-based BIOS and then put into AWARD-based one, or if is there any way else?

Thanks in advance!