#102 potential no-ME setup on intel X79 chipset

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opened 3 months ago by vimuser · 4 comments

See: https://github.com/corna/me_cleaner/issues/278

According to "ghost" in the thread linked above, there is no ME watchdog timer on the ASUS Rampage IV Extreme mainboard that was tested. The individual wiped the ME region and could use the system just fine. I would need to purchase one of these boards and test it out myself to see what's what.

No idea about actual coreboot support on that board or platform, but this could be interesting to try out on other platforms. That thread goes into quite a bit of detail.

See: <https://github.com/corna/me_cleaner/issues/278> According to "ghost" in the thread linked above, there is no ME watchdog timer on the ASUS Rampage IV Extreme mainboard that was tested. The individual wiped the ME region and could use the system just fine. I would need to purchase one of these boards and test it out myself to see what's what. No idea about actual coreboot support on that board or platform, but this could be interesting to try out on other platforms. That thread goes into quite a bit of detail.
Leah Rowe commented 3 months ago
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<https://www.win-raid.com/t4842f39-Intel-ME-Watchdog-inactive-on-certain-Intel-chipsets-complete-ME-firmware-removal-possible.html>
Leah Rowe commented 3 months ago
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<https://old.reddit.com/r/hardware/comments/bywtib/complete_removal_of_intel_me_firmware_on_certain/>

The problem with this chipset is that it isn't supported by coreboot.

The good thing about it is that it supports Sandy/Ivy Bridge CPUs which means that you can basically put an i7 on it with the intel me completly removed! :-)

~vitali64

<strong>The problem with this chipset is that it isn't supported by coreboot.</strong> <strong> The good thing about it is that it supports Sandy/Ivy Bridge CPUs which means that you can basically put an i7 on it with the intel me completly removed!</strong> :-) ~vitali64

If we manage to port this to coreboot/libreboot, that would be good!

If we manage to port this to coreboot/libreboot, that would be good!
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