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.
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
If we manage to port this to coreboot/libreboot, that would be good!
speaking of no-ME setup, the X200s. I asked once regarding the ultra lightweight processors, like SU9400, SU9300, once...
I think? You said they cannot be used with libreboot.
Is this still true? Also, is this true as well for the SU3500?
Needed something with very low heat usage for listening to music and writing and nothing else.
Until something better appears anyhow.