I have a microcode for American Megatrends mobo that I would like FLASH, a process that is documented in a tutorial on a (albeit very old) thread on another forum and reported/confirmed to work. The author of tutorial provides a custom flash file that subsequent posts by users on that thread validate. My problem is the utility, when I try it, returns (9998) error***. I assume this related to the fact I'm running the utlity on XP, trying to apply flash to a motherboard originally shipped with Vista in 2009.
To refresh, tutorial instructs
Navigate to HP website, download HP.exe
run HP.exe, which extracts afuwin32.exe (American Megatrends flaher utility) and associated (outdated) flash files to temp folder
Intercept these files, replace old "NUT5.12" (flash file) with the updated equivalent, the one provided in tutorial.
Cont. with HP.exe as normal.
The reason d'etre is to extend CPU support for mobo.
FWIW I have afuwin32.exe aquired from else where but unsure how to combine it with the flash file. Any ideas?
Alternatively there is the DOS BOOT method. But I'm not too confident here. Apparently it involves renaming flash file to read bios.rom, copy to (DOS) USB and boot :S I wouldn't wish to brick this thing, hence this post . Not sure how to proceed.
I'd really like to upgrade the CPU on this board!
***RE: 9998, a quick google search indicates that this does indeed relate to incorrect OS as executioner of the utility. Source: HP website
Edited by shortswiss, 11 June 2018 - 06:18 PM.