biosBIOS 1.12.0 SR8

List of changes:

  • Improve realtime performance/latency: Disable C1E CPU power saving Feature if setting   Power Management is set to disabled (which is the default).

  • Fixed a bug that in very rare cases could result in a hang during POST with a blinking   cursor on a black screen with a two lines status message that shows:

    Initializing Intel(R) Boot agent GE v1.3.72
    PXE 2.1 Build 089 (WfM 2.0)

    This was caused by operating systems or other effects (RAID cards) creating an corrupted boot order entry. This SR BIOS prevents this issue causing a POST hang.

    If a mainboard is already affected, it can be repaired by a recovery flash with this BIOS:  
    Copy the ROM file from the AdminPack to the root directory of a FAT32 formatted USB stick, plug the stick into the powered off mainboard, set the jumper in the front panel connector to the recovery position (marked orange), turn on the mainboard.  
    You will hear short beeps while the BIOS is recovered. Wait until you hear a series of "long-long-short-short" beeps. Then turn off the mainboard and move the jumper back to the standard position (marked orange and pink).