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    ROG G751-JY BIOS 211 NVMe Upgrade Guide Step by Step

    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-Gui...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.

    Attachment 71100
    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.
    Attachment 71101

    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:

    Attachment 71154
    Attachment 71155
    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
    Last edited by chris_tronic; 08-26-2018 at 01:02 PM. Reason: added link to mentioned article

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    Nice guide !
    well done !

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    Question MMTool link

    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.

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    Links for the Tools needed for NVMe Bios MOD

    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)
    Last edited by chris_tronic; 03-05-2018 at 12:01 AM.

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    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)?

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    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
    Last edited by chris_tronic; 03-05-2018 at 05:33 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris_tronic View Post
    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?

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    Quote Originally Posted by season_of_ages View Post
    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!!
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    Any ideas if this is compatible with it http://www.dx.com/p/pci-e-v9-5-exp-g...m_rid=88092606

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    Quote Originally Posted by nvr21 View Post
    Any ideas if this is compatible with it http://www.dx.com/p/pci-e-v9-5-exp-g...m_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.

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