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chris_tronic
01-31-2018, 06:17 PM
Hello volks,
this guide was developed on the ground based work of Fernando in the WIN Raid Forums.
He developed the NVMe Support and the update procedures. Im very thankful and proud of Fernando's work.
Without it, we would never have NVMe support on our older generations Notebooks..

I recently modded my BIOS and now it supports the NVMe Protokoll.
I want to share some experience I made during modding my BIOS,
so that anyone who owns the G751 with an M.2 slot should get a NVMe drive to work.

I dont take any responsibility if you make modifications and somehow brick your BIOS.
I strongly recomment to decide yourself if you want do the BIOS Mod or not.

Its not quite difficult to mod the ASUS G751-JY BIOS. I will give you an easy Guide you can follow step by step.
My System is a G751-JY with 24GB of RAM Georce GTX 980m 4GB and Windows 7 prof. 64

OK, lets start.

What you need:
- actual BIOS Vers. 211 / if not yet installed, please download the Update from ASUS support and install it yousing Easy-Flash in the BIOS.
- AMI Firmware Updater (afuwin64) from AMI for Aptio 4
- MMTool for Aptio 4
- UEFITOOL_0.2.2.1
- EFI NVMe BIOS Module

You can find the actual downloads on the win-raid forums.
https://www.win-raid.com/t871f50-Guide-How-to-get-full-NVMe-support-for-all-Systems-with-an-AMI-UEFI-BIOS.html
This guide was also done with the ground based work of fernando.
Please ask him for further support

1. First of all, downoad all the needed files into a new Folder and Name it "BiosMod"
2. Now we are going to make a copy of the present BIOS using afuwinx64. Start the AFUWINGUI
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3. Hit the save Buttom and store your actual copy of your BIOS in a seperate Folder and name it afuwin.rom
4. Copy the afuwin.rom (your EFI BIOS without Capsule) to the MMTOOLs Folder
5. Start MMTooL and Load the afuwin.rom Image
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6. Click "Create Report" and close MMTooL.
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7. Now open UEfiTool_0.2.2.1 and load the afuwin.rom image by clicking "File" and "Open Immage file" and select
aufwin.rom
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8. Now that you loaded your BIOS in Uefitools hit the "File" Buttom --> "Search" select "Text" and enter DXE in the searchfield
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9. Hit "OK" and doubleclick at "interface section at offset Ch"
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10 . Scroll down to the LANDriver DXE driver and click the right Mouse buttom and hit "Insert After..."
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11. Select the "NvmExpressDxe_3.ffs
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12. Now you have insert the DXE NVME driver Module in the free memory space below the LanDriver DXE Module. Now you Click "File" and "Save Image file..."
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13. Save the new romfile and name it 211nvme.rom
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14. Click "Yes" for Open reconstructed file? and parse again if the NVME Module is correctly installed between the LanDXE_Module and the free Space
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15. Copy the new 211nvme.rom file to the MMTools Directory.
16. Start MMTool and load the new 211nvme.rom and click create Report. Close MMTool
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17. Now you can open both the old afuwin.rpt Textfile and the new 211nvme.rpt Textfile and compare them.
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18. Compare the afuwin.rpt and the 211nvme.rpt and you should get the same Text as I have

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19. Now that we have checked everything, we are going to flash the new BIOS
20. Open afuwingui hit "Open" and select the "211nvme.rom file" Carefully look at the Lenght of the File it should have exactly 6.144KB as your afuwin.rom also.
Maybe the length could differ from BIOS to BIOS but i think it should be that value.

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21. Now we are ready to Flash the new BIOS. Attach your powersupply and close all unneeded Programs
22. Hit the "Flash" buttom and enjoy your computer gets upgraded with NVMe support.
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Now that we programed the new BIOS, you can attach a new NVMe SSD at the M.2 socket.
Notice: there is no Drive Listing in the PCIe SSD field or it even disappeared in the BIOS, but dont be afraid.
If the NVMe SSD is bootable, you should get a BOOT Option like I have: Windows Boot Manager.

Here is an overview of my HWInfo:

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I hope you find this Guide useful. IF so, you can leave some comments.
Thanks also to the WinRaid Forum for Supporting me with the DXE Drivers.

If you want, feel free to contact me:
I can create check and send the modified 211nvme.rom Bios File file to you, if you send me your saved Bios with afuwin (valid only for G751having a PCIe x4 M.2) Than you only need to Flash the new Bios with AfuWin64 without to be afraid bricking your G751.
Just send my an E-Mail to: chris-tronic@gmx.de

Regards

Christian Karbe ( Informatic / Computer Enginneer)
[And again, if your unsure if you wanna do the Flash, better do not. I will not be responsible for any damage.

Have Fun

Christian

chris_tronic
02-01-2018, 08:49 PM
Here are some benchmarks of my new SM951 NVMe SSD.


7120871227 71207

As I supposed, the SSD read/write speed never tops 1661 MB/s . This is due to the Intel HM87 Chipset. It has only PCIe Gen. 2
The Intel HM87 specification clearly says that is only working with PCIe Gen 2.
The root port 5 shows only PCIe 2. So I cant understand the post from Aeolisio.
He clearly shows its working with Gen 3. Im really baffeled.. Is this a miracle or a Photoshop fraud...

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This picture seems to be a miracle... I cant believe ...

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Gps3dx
02-02-2018, 12:31 AM
Nice guide !
well done ! :o

feihtthief
03-04-2018, 12:21 AM
Thanks for the awesome guide with all those details.
Do you have a direct link for the MMTool?
When I visit the link you provided I can only access documents about it, not the actual download for MMTool.

Thanks.

chris_tronic
03-04-2018, 03:13 PM
Hello, here are the links ,

AFUWIN64 http://voltground.com/vbioses/AFUWIN64_v3.05.04.zip
MMTOOL Aptio 4 voltground.com/vbioses/MMTOOL_v4.50.zip
AMIBCP Aptio 4 http://voltground.com/vbioses/AMIBCP_v4.53.zip

I can create check and send the modified 211nvme.rom Bios File file to you, if you send me your saved Bios with afuwin (valid only for G751having a PCIe x4 M.2) Than you only need to Flash the new Bios with AfuWin64 without to be afraid bricking your G751.
Just send my an E-Mail to: chris-tronic@gmx.de

Regards

Christian Karbe ( Informatic / Computer Enginneer)

Mack1726
03-05-2018, 11:13 AM
Thank you very much for the instruction. After the modification of the BIOS, the laptop will support the M2 Samsung 960 Pro 512Gb (MZ-V6P512BW)?

chris_tronic
03-05-2018, 04:11 PM
If you have a G751 with M.2 PCIe x4 socket...
Yes, it should be bootable as Boot Option. The Drive itself wont show up as PCIe Drive, but its defenitly present. Make it bootable or install an OS supporting NVMe Drives.. Notice: Win7 and older won't support NVMe..if so, you must install the SAMSUNG NVMe Driver by Hand first, before clone the system onto the new NVMe Drive.
But you won't get the full speed, as i already mentioned... The HM87 Chipset only supports Gen2... so maximum would be 1600 MB/s read and write.
Thats the G751 bottleneck.... what a pity..
Regards

Chris

feihtthief
03-07-2018, 09:43 PM
Thanks so much for this guide and all the links to the tools.

I managed to do all the steps and it still boots after flashing, and a subsequent dump and report of the now-running bios shows the NvmExpressDxe_3 as present.

I'll be visiting a friend of mine who is getting a brand new 960 Evo 256gb and is allowing me to test a boot up and install with it. I'll report back to let you know how it goes.

chris_tronic
03-08-2018, 11:33 PM
i know it will boot up... keep me informed..

Good that you try to make the mod... than this guide wasnt for nothing..

Greets

Chris

Mack1726
03-12-2018, 10:44 AM
I installed the Samsung 960 PRO. And it works very well.
Chris, thank you very much for the instruction.

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chris_tronic
03-12-2018, 09:17 PM
good news ;) very nice. Ive also installed a second ssd beneath the M2 Drive.:o Its a pity that the HM87 PCH only has PCIx4 Gen2 ability.
Somebody "Aeolisio" managed it to run in Gen3 in full speed. He showed a pic of his M.2 working in Gen 3 with 2200 MB/s on a G751-JY.
I didnt find out if this is really possible or fake.. would be great if we can open this bottleneck... and get full speed.
Enjoy your M2 High Speed NVMe Drive. And many thanks for writing back.

Greetings from Germany

Chris

Intrepidtron
03-18-2018, 08:15 PM
Any reason why this guide wouldn't work for the G771JM-DH71-CA?

I assume it also doesn't support NVMe out of the box, as the G771JW doesn't (https://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?90235-G771JW-BIOS-not-detecting-(NVME)-M-2-SSD-Samsung-960-EVO-250GB).

Thanks in advance.

feihtthief
03-19-2018, 11:25 AM
Thank you again @chris_tronic for this great guide.

Tested with the 960 Evo 256GB from my colleague. Worked like a charm. Did a Clean Windows 10 (1709) install from USB stick without a hitch.

Samsung Magician recognizes the drive & trim support works.

Conclusion: NVME on G751JY can be done.

Benchmarks attached:

Crystal disk mark version: 6.0.0 x64
Test size: 8GB
Test count: 5

Crystal disk mark stats (Default driver)

Sequential Read (Q= 32,T= 1) : 1633.926 MB/s
Sequential Write (Q= 32,T= 1) : 1441.562 MB/s
Random Read 4KiB (Q= 8,T= 8) : 1306.480 MB/s [ 318964.8 IOPS]
Random Write 4KiB (Q= 8,T= 8) : 1272.528 MB/s [ 310675.8 IOPS]
Random Read 4KiB (Q= 32,T= 1) : 451.841 MB/s [ 110312.7 IOPS]
Random Write 4KiB (Q= 32,T= 1) : 363.350 MB/s [ 88708.5 IOPS]
Random Read 4KiB (Q= 1,T= 1) : 46.156 MB/s [ 11268.6 IOPS]
Random Write 4KiB (Q= 1,T= 1) : 109.746 MB/s [ 26793.5 IOPS]

Crystal disk mark stats (Samsung driver)

Sequential Read (Q= 32,T= 1) : 1667.677 MB/s
Sequential Write (Q= 32,T= 1) : 1424.893 MB/s
Random Read 4KiB (Q= 8,T= 8) : 1320.152 MB/s [ 322302.7 IOPS]
Random Write 4KiB (Q= 8,T= 8) : 1292.003 MB/s [ 315430.4 IOPS]
Random Read 4KiB (Q= 32,T= 1) : 548.925 MB/s [ 134014.9 IOPS]
Random Write 4KiB (Q= 32,T= 1) : 452.200 MB/s [ 110400.4 IOPS]
Random Read 4KiB (Q= 1,T= 1) : 50.631 MB/s [ 12361.1 IOPS]
Random Write 4KiB (Q= 1,T= 1) : 142.450 MB/s [ 34777.8 IOPS]

Test : 8192 MiB [C: 12.8% (29.8/232.3 GiB)] (x5) [Interval=5 sec]

For comparison my original AHCI drive as shipped from Asus (SAMSUNG MZHPU256HCGL-00004):

Sequential Read (Q= 32,T= 1) : 1170.173 MB/s
Sequential Write (Q= 32,T= 1) : 844.104 MB/s
Random Read 4KiB (Q= 8,T= 8) : 502.087 MB/s [ 122579.8 IOPS]
Random Write 4KiB (Q= 8,T= 8) : 262.785 MB/s [ 64156.5 IOPS]
Random Read 4KiB (Q= 32,T= 1) : 326.940 MB/s [ 79819.3 IOPS]
Random Write 4KiB (Q= 32,T= 1) : 224.309 MB/s [ 54762.9 IOPS]
Random Read 4KiB (Q= 1,T= 1) : 29.045 MB/s [ 7091.1 IOPS]
Random Write 4KiB (Q= 1,T= 1) : 72.635 MB/s [ 17733.2 IOPS]

Test : 8192 MiB [C: 73.8% (175.2/237.4 GiB)] (x5) [Interval=5 sec]

chris_tronic
03-19-2018, 04:51 PM
Any reason why this guide wouldn't work for the G771JM-DH71-CA?

I assume it also doesn't support NVMe out of the box, as the G771JW doesn't (https://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?90235-G771JW-BIOS-not-detecting-(NVME)-M-2-SSD-Samsung-960-EVO-250GB).

Thanks in advance.


I suppose, the DXE Driver should work with the Asus G771 as well.
The Bioslength could differ compared to the G751, but the implementation should be the same, like i already showed in my Step by Step Guide.
The most important thing is, that you install the NVMe DXE driver in into free Space after another DXE Driver. And that the moded Bios has the same length compared to the non-moded Bios.

I hope, I could help you

Regards

Chris

nvr21
04-15-2018, 04:13 AM
Any ideas if this is compatible with it http://www.dx.com/p/pci-e-v9-5-exp-gdc-m-2-m-key-version-laptop-video-card-docking-station-463295?Utm_rid=88092606

Gps3dx
04-18-2018, 04:01 PM
Any ideas if this is compatible with it http://www.dx.com/p/pci-e-v9-5-exp-gdc-m-2-m-key-version-laptop-video-card-docking-station-463295?Utm_rid=88092606

how exactly does pluggin ext-GPU into the M.2 is similar to connecting a storage device and modding the uefi to support NVME ( which is the topic of this thread ).

you've already made new thread with that question - NO NEED to SPAM other threads.

vlad_iv
05-07-2018, 11:14 AM
Thank @chris_tronic so much!!!!
I updated my ASUS G751JT with Samsung 960 EVO 1T, it boots and works!

season_of_ages
05-30-2018, 12:54 AM
Hello, here are the links ,

AFUWIN64 http://voltground.com/vbioses/AFUWIN64_v3.05.04.zip
MMTOOL Aptio 4 voltground.com/vbioses/MMTOOL_v4.50.zip
AMIBCP Aptio 4 http://voltground.com/vbioses/AMIBCP_v4.53.zip

I can create check and send the modified 211nvme.rom Bios File file to you, if you send me your saved Bios with afuwin (valid only for G751having a PCIe x4 M.2) Than you only need to Flash the new Bios with AfuWin64 without to be afraid bricking your G751.
Just send my an E-Mail to: chris-tronic@gmx.de

Regards

Christian Karbe ( Informatic / Computer Enginneer)

Hello, I just purchased a G751JT-CH71 with an m.2 connector, and I just received my Samsung 960 Evo NVMe SSD. I would like to attempt this procedure, unfortunately all the aforementioned links are dead. Might I find them anywhere else?

Clintlgm
05-30-2018, 08:11 PM
Hello, I just purchased a G751JT-CH71 with an m.2 connector, and I just received my Samsung 960 Evo NVMe SSD. I would like to attempt this procedure, unfortunately, all the aforementioned links are dead. Might I find them anywhere else?


I would not proceed without getting into contact with the original Poster so far as I know this is the only thread on this subject!!

season_of_ages
06-07-2018, 05:50 AM
Alrighty, I am have modified my BIOS and I'm ready to risk flashing. I tried already, but the build date is "too old"
It's the same version I currently have installed, can someone help me get passed this final hurdle?

mpgioia
06-07-2018, 07:29 AM
And.... interesting problem where running afuwinx64 gui literally freezes the OS. Like a kernel level crash.. minus the actual crash....
afuwin tool downloaded from, https://ami.com/en/download-license-agreement/?DownloadFile=Aptio_4_AMI_Firmware_Update_Utility. zip, .. so technically different/latest from @chris_tronic's original version... but that shouldn't matter. (it's version 3.09.03.1462).

season_of_ages
06-07-2018, 01:16 PM
And.... interesting problem where running afuwinx64 gui literally freezes the OS. Like a kernel level crash.. minus the actual crash....
afuwin tool downloaded from, https://ami.com/en/download-license-agreement/?DownloadFile=Aptio_4_AMI_Firmware_Update_Utility. zip, .. so technically different/latest from @chris_tronic's original version... but that shouldn't matter. (it's version 3.09.03.1462).

I can concur the same exact issue

mpgioia
06-07-2018, 01:28 PM
I can concur the same exact issue

Great it's not just me going crazy.
And also means not anomalous to just me... good news.

Yet you got somewhere down the path of performing the mod on this post earlier on in the thread, no ? https://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?99677-ASUS-G751-JY-BIOS-211-NVMe-Upgrade-Guide-Step-by-Step/page2#post723031
So you managed to run afuwin ?

mpgioia
06-09-2018, 07:46 AM
Great it's not just me going crazy.
And also means not anomalous to just me... good news.

Yet you got somewhere down the path of performing the mod on this post earlier on in the thread, no ? https://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?99677-ASUS-G751-JY-BIOS-211-NVMe-Upgrade-Guide-Step-by-Step/page2#post723031
So you managed to run afuwin ?


Anyone know what they're doing with AFUWIN CLI ? ... :/ I think it's the only alternative for me.. as GUI keeps locking my OS up.

UDPATE.. even CLI locks up... sheesh...

chris_tronic
06-10-2018, 08:16 PM
Anyone know what they're doing with AFUWIN CLI ? ... :/ I think it's the only alternative for me.. as GUI keeps locking my OS up.

UDPATE.. even CLI locks up... sheesh...

Did you try the Afuwin i send you?

Greetings

Chris

mpgioia
06-11-2018, 03:21 AM
Did you try the Afuwin i send you?

Greetings

Chris

As per email I sent you. Yes.. it worked with the Afuwin version you used.. the older version.. I managed to find it online somewhere.. the Afuwin version from AMI website didn't work.
(So for what it's worth.. for others in this thread.. or looking to mod.. you'll need 3.05.## Afuwin.. I have it and can host it if others need it. PM me.)

However.. @christian.. as per my email to you.. what's your comments on the NVMe DXE version 4 driver that has been released since you originally released the procedure.. versus the version 3 you used ?

Sargatanas
06-12-2018, 12:58 PM
any chance to reupload the files or get them by email? :)
seem voltground is dead/down

mpgioia
06-12-2018, 01:08 PM
@Sargatanas, i'll PM you a gdrive link to them. I used the NVMe DXE ver 4 driver. Worked a treat.

Above all else.. All kudos to Christian.. very very much so. Running a super quick Samsung 970 EVO NVMe drive thanks to him. .And yes, limitation in HM87 Intel chipset doesn't see anything beyond the same perf he received (noted at beginning of this thread with his screenshots.. mine are not any quicker .. unfortunately.. even with the NVMe DXE version 4 driver module use)

Sargatanas
06-12-2018, 01:09 PM
perfect - thank you very much :)
gonna update my bios too as soon as my SSD arrived :)

I thought this topic/system is already forgotten xD

So if I understood it correctly: I won't see the SSD as a drive but it will be recognized if I'm going to install windows 10?

chris_tronic
06-15-2018, 03:26 PM
yes, this absoutely true. Use the old AFUWIn 64 GUI for the non capsuled Bios Dump.
Inject the DXE Driver and reflash.. Like I presented in my Guide..

PandaHamster
06-24-2018, 07:48 PM
any chance to reupload the files or get them by email? :)
seem voltground is dead/down

Same issue. Can someone please send it to me? I'll PM you guys. Thanks!

feihtthief
06-25-2018, 10:45 AM
You can try these. (Standard rules apply, no warranties, no association, bla bla bla)

https://www.asuswebstorage.com/navigate/s/EE03224491694BF68D089F6623B255434

season_of_ages
06-29-2018, 08:11 AM
You can try these. (Standard rules apply, no warranties, no association, bla bla bla)

https://www.asuswebstorage.com/navigate/s/EE03224491694BF68D089F6623B255434

Thank you! Just finished the whole process in half an hour!

QUOTE=chris_tronic;724148]Use the old AFUWIn 64 GUI for the non capsuled Bios Dump.
Inject the DXE Driver and reflash.. Like I presented in my Guide..[/QUOTE]

Used the updated driver mentioned earlier. Thank you so much!!

Det_Hot
07-22-2018, 08:57 PM
Thank you @chris_tronic for this nice guide and thread.

The insertion of the NVMExpressDxe into the Bios 2.11 worked like a charm and was done in half an hour (ASUS G751JT 16GB & Wifi mod Intel AC8265).
I did a clean Windows 10 Pro x64 v1803 (UEFI, GPT, Secure Boot on & CSM off) install from USB stick without facing any problems.
The Samsung Magician tool recognizes the drive and trim is working.
Thanks to you there is no need for buying "special outdated" M.2 modules :)

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Benchmark:
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-----------------------------------------------------------------------
CrystalDiskMark 6.0.1 x64 (C) 2007-2018 hiyohiyo
Crystal Dew World : https://crystalmark.info/
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* MB/s = 1,000,000 bytes/s [SATA/600 = 600,000,000 bytes/s]
* KB = 1000 bytes, KiB = 1024 bytes

Sequential Read (Q= 32,T= 1) : 1662.474 MB/s
Sequential Write (Q= 32,T= 1) : 1547.239 MB/s
Random Read 4KiB (Q= 8,T= 8) : 1042.235 MB/s [ 254451.9 IOPS]
Random Write 4KiB (Q= 8,T= 8) : 1003.171 MB/s [ 244914.8 IOPS]
Random Read 4KiB (Q= 32,T= 1) : 409.285 MB/s [ 99923.1 IOPS]
Random Write 4KiB (Q= 32,T= 1) : 593.535 MB/s [ 144906.0 IOPS]
Random Read 4KiB (Q= 1,T= 1) : 42.332 MB/s [ 10335.0 IOPS]
Random Write 4KiB (Q= 1,T= 1) : 113.865 MB/s [ 27799.1 IOPS]

Test : 1024 MiB [C: 65.8% (305.9/465.2 GiB)] (x5) [Interval=5 sec]
Date : 2018/07/20 23:28:13
OS : Windows 10 Professional [10.0 Build 17134] (x64)

Samsung Magician reports:
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Device Manager extract:
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PeymanCz
07-30-2018, 04:19 PM
Hi
Thanks for the Guide.
Is there any way to make the SSD run in PCIe 3.0 X4 mode??
Meanwhile both the ssd supports PCIe 3.0 X4 Interface but I'm not sure about the MB!
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Det_Hot
07-30-2018, 06:27 PM
Hello PeymanCz,

From what I know and have read so far, there is no way to enable the PCIe 3.0 X4 mode on the G751 series.
It is limited by the chipset HM87 from Intel which is designed to use PCIe 2.0 X4 mode only.

CU Det_Hot

Fernando 1
08-18-2018, 11:13 AM
@ all visitors of this thread:
The method how to get full NVMe support for all systems with an AMI UEFI BIOS has been developed by me already in 2015 and layed down within the start post of >this< (https://www.win-raid.com/t871f50-Guide-How-to-get-full-NVMe-support-for-all-Systems-with-an-AMI-UEFI-BIOS.html) thread.
There you can find the download links to the latest/best versions of the NvmExpressDxe BIOS module and of the UEFITool, which is suitable to get it inserted.

Fernando 1
08-20-2018, 09:10 AM
What you need:
- actual BIOS Vers. 211 / if not yet installed, please download the Update from ASUS support and install it yousing Easy-Flash in the BIOS.
- AMI Firmware Updater (afuwin64) from AMI for Aptio 4
- MMTool for Aptio 4
- UEFITOOL_0.2.2.1
- EFI NVMe BIOS Module

You can find the actual downloads on the win-raid forums.To avoid any frustration of users, who cannot find all named download links within the Win-RAID Forum, here is my comment:

A download link to the "MMTool for Aptio 4" is not available at the Win-RAID Forum (this AMI tool is neither free of charge nor designed for consumers). Furthermore this tool is not really required for the procedure to get full NVMe support for old Desktop/Laptop systems.
The UEFITool v0.2.2.1 is absolutely outdated. The currently latest final version of this tool is v0.25.1.

Det_Hot
08-21-2018, 05:20 PM
Hello Fernando 1,

thanks for the hints and link to the Win-Raid Forum. I tried your approach as described in your thread and it did work fine for me as well.
One point to mention here: the area "BIOS region" cannot be found in the G751JT Bios v2.11. After "UEFI image" the DXE-section begins here:

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Nevertheless the full version of NvmExpressDxe_4.ffs can be inserted at the end of this section without any problem:

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CU Det_Hot

Fernando 1
08-26-2018, 03:05 PM
@ chris_tronic:

Thank you very much for having customized parts of your step-by-step guide.

Kind regards
Dieter (alias Fernando 1)

ReptillusMax
11-02-2018, 11:48 PM
As per email I sent you. Yes.. it worked with the Afuwin version you used.. the older version.. I managed to find it online somewhere.. the Afuwin version from AMI website didn't work.
(So for what it's worth.. for others in this thread.. or looking to mod.. you'll need 3.05.## Afuwin.. I have it and can host it if others need it. PM me.)

However.. @christian.. as per my email to you.. what's your comments on the NVMe DXE version 4 driver that has been released since you originally released the procedure.. versus the version 3 you used ?

I am now here with my BIOS on Aptio V. Same thing happens to me from downloading AFUWINx64 (v5) from the official AMI website: OS just freezes. I have tried AFUWIN v4 and it doesn't freeze, but I can't save my BIOS image (it says that it's not compatible with Aptio V). I don't know what to do. My device is ROG Strix GL702VM.

D1cky
11-23-2018, 09:35 PM
Thank you! It is worked great!

Hellwarrior
12-05-2018, 08:16 AM
Hello,

I want to replace my M.2 SSD (250 GB) in the ROG G751JY with the Samsung EVO 970, 500 GB.

Sorry, I'm from Germany and my English is too bad to follow the description to adapt the bios.

Where can I download a modded bios for my Asus? I have the latest version 211, but unmodded.

What I have to do to get the Samsung 970 Evo to work with my Rog? Do I have to do other things/mods then the Bios update?

It was very good to have a modded Bios with full speed support.

I hope you can help me.

BR

Bernd

asusyajota
01-12-2019, 11:07 AM
I think this post may be dead but can some one please provide me with a link to 3.05.XX Afuwin64? I'm havin the same issue as @mpgioia where OS instantly crashes.. I would highly appreciate any help!

asusyajota
01-12-2019, 11:10 AM
Found it! for those who would tread into this post in the future... http://forum.notebookreview.com/threads/black-screen-when-trying-to-go-into-bios-or-stuck-at-msi-screen.789775/page-3

asusyajota
01-12-2019, 12:05 PM
I have thoroughly followed the guide step by step and also have checked the line 184 text to be exactly same. But my bios or windows setup still can't detect samdung 860evo m.2 ssd. Could someone shed some light on me? :/

bugme-not
01-18-2019, 09:24 AM
2 questions:
1. Does this mod provide performance or stability improvements to the stock ssd?
2. Why is the bios mod not extended with the latest microcode, lan firmware, etc..?

fintux
02-17-2019, 01:38 PM
Hi,

Thanks for the instructions. I've ran into some issues, and I wonder if anyone else has had similar issues - I'm running out of ideas on what to try next.

My issue is that the laptop does usually not even boot up with the M.2 drive installed. The screen stays blank and after some 15 seconds or so, the machine powers off. Usually I cannot even enter the BIOS even though I'm hitting F2 as fast as I can after the boot.

I've tried flashing the bios (both version 3 and 4 of the NVMe efi), I've tried disabling fast boot and secure boot, and I've also tried enabling and disabling the CSM. Nothing seems to help.

I tried incorrectly cloning the old drive instead of doing a fresh install - but I then installed the drive to a desktop computer and removed all of the partitions. Still, nothing seems to help. I cannot also boot even from a DVD or an USB disk. But the weird thing is, at first, I was able to even clone the old drive with no issues, and I've also once been able to boot half-way to windows (but the computer then shut off in the middle of the process).

Like I told in the subject, my M.2 drive is 1 TB 970 EVO plus (so NVMe, not SATA), and I've ROG-G751JT. Though the computer didn't come with an M.2 drive installed, it does have the connector, and as can be seen, it is even wired. But I'm not sure if it has been deliberately made unusable, or if I'm just having some issue.

yalcin80
04-04-2019, 04:50 AM
Hi,

Thanks for the instructions. I've ran into some issues, and I wonder if anyone else has had similar issues - I'm running out of ideas on what to try next.

My issue is that the laptop does usually not even boot up with the M.2 drive installed. The screen stays blank and after some 15 seconds or so, the machine powers off. Usually I cannot even enter the BIOS even though I'm hitting F2 as fast as I can after the boot.

I've tried flashing the bios (both version 3 and 4 of the NVMe efi), I've tried disabling fast boot and secure boot, and I've also tried enabling and disabling the CSM. Nothing seems to help.

I tried incorrectly cloning the old drive instead of doing a fresh install - but I then installed the drive to a desktop computer and removed all of the partitions. Still, nothing seems to help. I cannot also boot even from a DVD or an USB disk. But the weird thing is, at first, I was able to even clone the old drive with no issues, and I've also once been able to boot half-way to windows (but the computer then shut off in the middle of the process).

Like I told in the subject, my M.2 drive is 1 TB 970 EVO plus (so NVMe, not SATA), and I've ROG-G751JT. Though the computer didn't come with an M.2 drive installed, it does have the connector, and as can be seen, it is even wired. But I'm not sure if it has been deliberately made unusable, or if I'm just having some issue.


firstly in bios
xhci pre-boot mode = disabled
try later.

feihtthief
07-02-2019, 01:53 PM
Anyone done this with BIOS 213 - Released 2019/06/25?

Kliszczak
07-08-2019, 08:33 PM
Hello Can we send modded bios 213 with unlocked NVMe ? I try mod the bios but i must re program chip ...

Kliszczak
07-08-2019, 09:47 PM
I update to 213 but i cant run the modded bios 213 ... On Windows and EasyFlash

Kliszczak
07-09-2019, 10:40 AM
Ok I run this Adata m.2 i load the windows 10 but the transfer is not very bit 800mb/s r/w not very big. I use nvme dxe 4.ffs But I try on bios 213 wersion maybe better will be

smallj53
07-10-2019, 09:45 PM
Hello,

Yes, I have an NVme Adata M.2: the sx6000 lite and it is working perfectly on my G751JY after following the instruction in this thread and those that are found
at
https://www.win-raid.com/t871f50-Guide-How-to-get-full-NVMe-support-for-all-Systems-with-an-AMI-UEFI-BIOS.html

The instructions that are here are more specific to the G751j series so I mostly followed the ones in this thread. The files that I used I was able to download right off this thread, don't quite remember who is hosting them. I did the mod with the asus 213 bios already installed and the only difference aside from that was I injected NvmExpressDxe_4.ffs in the bios not NvmExpressDxe_3.ffs.

It is possible, Kliszczak, that you need the latest NVme driver to get optimum performance. You can get that at the win-raid site.

smallj53
07-10-2019, 09:48 PM
Oh my mistake, you did use the latest NVme driver. Ok well you should be getting upwards of 1600 reads and 1200 writes, the limit is set by our motherboards. What laptop do you have? What drive are you trying to install?

Svan
07-19-2019, 09:20 AM
Hi folks,

Specific-BIOS-modding-problems-with-an-ASUS-ROG-G-JY-notebook.html (https://www.win-raid.com/t5004f16-Specific-BIOS-modding-problems-with-an-ASUS-ROG-G-JY-notebook-3.html#msg83470)

All credits goes to win-raid forums (feel free to donate to help them or not) and especially the great Lost_N_BIOS .

What is updated in bios :

- EFI and OROM IRST updated to 14.8.2.2397 (use Intel Rapid Storage Technology driver 14.8.16.1063)
- Microcodes updated (only for CPU i7 - 4710HQ)
- NvmExpressDxe_4 mod inserted

This bios is v213 for G751JY with I7-4710HQ, don't use it if you have anouther CPU.

Cheers

eightsixlife
08-13-2019, 09:56 PM
Hi everyone! Back in November I successfully completed this mod in about 30 min, thank you for this super helpful post! I have a (small?) issue now as I recently updated the bios from the modded 211 to the new 213 bios, and after completion the ssd I was using is no longer recognized on startup. I can however insert a Windows 10 disc and install windows onto the ssd but while trying to start Windows on the ssd itself without the disc, there is no bootmgr.

Is there a way to revert back to the previous setting before I did the bios 211 mod? My reason is that I have upgraded to a new laptop and now want to sell this one with default settings. Thanks in advance for any help given!

rival_104
09-15-2019, 04:01 AM
Anyone done this with BIOS 213 - Released 2019/06/25?


Yes I have done it. It worked like a charm!

rival_104
09-15-2019, 06:27 AM
Hi everyone! Back in November I successfully completed this mod in about 30 min, thank you for this super helpful post! I have a (small?) issue now as I recently updated the bios from the modded 211 to the new 213 bios, and after completion the ssd I was using is no longer recognized on startup. I can however insert a Windows 10 disc and install windows onto the ssd but while trying to start Windows on the ssd itself without the disc, there is no bootmgr.

Is there a way to revert back to the previous setting before I did the bios 211 mod? My reason is that I have upgraded to a new laptop and now want to sell this one with default settings. Thanks in advance for any help given!

You can mod the 213 the same way you did 211. I recently modded my brothers laptop with bios 213 (NVMe 4) and it worked. Make sure to use old Aptio 4 as the new one freezes in the laptop. That's the only issue I encountered. here are the files required link (not mine):
https://www.asuswebstorage.com/navigate/s/EE03224491694BF68D089F6623B255434

You don't need to revert back to old bios as it is basically worse than the modded version. here is a link for the old versions if you need it. https://www.asus.com/us/Laptops/ROG-G751JY/HelpDesk_BIOS/