flashing the firmware for Asus P5* mother­boards

Many Asus P5* boards have falshrom support. The Asus P5P41T/USB3, the Asus V-P5G41E and the Asus P5G41T-M LX V2 boards all have a socketed winbond 25Q80BVAIG BIOS chip which can be easily programmed with an FT2232H programmer. First read our general description on how to flash externally. Then have a look at the following documents:

description of the FT2232H
flashrom.org: PIN configuration #1
flashrom.org: PIN configuration #2

For the FT2232H also read the USB Bus-powered section in order to make the device recognized by lsusb. For a specific flash chip you may either use the pins of the CN2 bank or the CN3 bank but you must not inermangle them. Then flash like this:

flashrom -p ft2232_spi:type=2232H -r/-w my-bios.flashrom
P5G41T-M_LX_V2-original.flashrom gpg signature
P5G41T-M_LX_V2-fresh-good-BIOS-update.flashrom gpg signature
roms/P5P41TUSB3-measured-03.flashrom gpg signature
roms/P5P41TUSB3-might-boot-USB3.flashrom gpg signature
roms/V-P5G41E-initial.flashrom gpg signature
roms/V-P5G41E-after-upd.flashrom gpg signature

The P5G41T-M_LX_V2 images are known good. They have been taken as the board has been received from the manufacturer and directly thereupon after a BIOS update. The P5P41TUSB3 images may be tampered. One of them has even booted from USB3 though the board does normally not support this. I hope I have packed the right image for that. Finally there are two images of the V-P5G41E; one with an old BIOS and one after the latest BIOS update. Never flash an image if the board name as given by dmidecode does not match exactly.

buy your own P5G41T-M_LX_V2 from elstel; board currently also available via quoka.de, shpock.com and wallapop.com.

general description: external BIOS flashing

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