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Asus Maximus IX Apex and Coffee Lake Cpu's !

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As you could see already  coffe lake cpu 's can run on the Asus Maximus IX Apex motherboard. 

 

Full steps required for making this happen : 

 

#1 Hardware mod

 

 

Do the following modifications :

Short the following pads in order to flash the bios file : 

mod1eczcs.jpg

 

Solder the following points:

 

mod2lml40.jpg

 

#2 Bios flash

 

Download bios file from here:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1YbY993uzGtFBy3y-IBPtT_bLtYnF4H3T

 

EDIT 16/10/2018

 

BIOS 0094 Added support for future processors

 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1XF59GuJbHDmCmc8JWZnZGTpzrMqhCBoI/view?usp=sharing

 

Rename it as creative.rom , copy it on a fat32 formatted drive  and flash it using USB Flashback method.

 

NOTE!

 

Do the bios flash after hardware mods are done  !!! Soldering cpu pads is not needed  . 

 

Known issue is that HT does not work currently on 6c cpu's hence it is disabled by default. After everything is set-up board will work with cofee lake based cpu's as well as with older cpu's without issue.

 

Have fun !

 

Edited by Alex@ro
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wow amazing, thank you !

with the dual bios switch, can we still use the regular bios with this mod (to use i7 7700K Hyperthreading for instance), and switch to the modded bios for 8000 series?

Cheers

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13 hours ago, xMec said:

Is it normal that only last pci-e is working after mod? (4x)

Everything should work as expected except HT on 6C cpu's 

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Thnaks for share it. Thants mean for multtihread benchamrks  we must still to use Z370. But for light one core benchmarks will be M9A fine (including thats work still with Kabyl also)

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3 hours ago, Alex@ro said:

Everything should work as expected except HT on 6C cpu's 

I've removed and did again the mod but same problem.. with 7700k it's working perfectly. I'll try bios reflash and another 8700k then I'm out of idea.

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16 hours ago, gkmltd said:

I make that mod and only the last PCI (X4) is working

Any idea?

Guess it's working as intended :/ no 3D with XP

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12 minutes ago, xMec said:

Guess it's working as intended :/ no 3D with XP

Just got it going myself, did mod day it was posted but board decided to do that stupid AC,CC,B1,53 mem problem. OS is XP64

 

bios.jpg

info in os.png

4x pcie.jpg

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On 6/19/2018 at 2:50 PM, gkmltd said:

Delete this messagge, done some errors with phone.

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