Intel me 8 1 updating tool

I am not sure if this is the correct forum to ask this question or not so if it isn't please direct me to the right place. I did not allow it as I was not sure what this software does and if this is a legitimate Intel software package. Yesterday, I received notice that software with the name in this title was attempting to install itself. As of right now, some of the newer bios's for intel platforms need to have the ME version flashed as well as the bios.

Also, after the bios is flashed, you need to install the most recent ME drivers inside of the OS.is installed on Windows and allows software to communicate with ME firmware in BIOS (as some overclocking and fan management software).Fernando and Odiebugs have done a very good topic about ME firmware.Code Rush also gave interesting infos in Hardforum.BIOS consists of 3 to 5 regions (some BIOS don’t have (Trusted Platform Module) for hardware remotely management…

but it also contains chipset’s settings (clocks, frequencies,...) which affect important parameters as BCLK, RAM, Turbo Boost, fans speeds…

For further, here are some useful links (Intel chipset 6 and 7 series for ) : - Hx D editor - Flash Image Tool (FITC) for 6 and 7 series and FITC for 8 series (about 1.5MB) - MEupdate 8.1.51.1471 for 6/7series and 9.0.30.1482 for 8 series (about 4MB) - MEInfo for 6/7series and MEInfo for 8 series (about 0.8MB) - MEManuf for 6/7 series and MEManuf for 8 series (about 1.5MB) (Thanks to Pacman…

and Google) For greedy, here's full packages : - Full Management Engine Tools 8.1.10.1286 for C600/6/7 series and Management Engine Tools 9.0.21.1462 for 8 series (with complete tools as MEinfo, MEManuf, FWupdate, Flash Image Tool and Flash Programming Tool, contains also ME and Gbe original binaries and old MEI drivers - about 120MB) - and Intel System Tools user guides 7 series and 8 series (about 2MB) Main rig : Z77X-UD5H BIOS F16 mod11 - Core i7 3770K @4.5GHz 1.30V - Noctua NH-D14 - GSkill Trident X 2x8GB @1200MHz CAS10 - Club3D HD5750 noiseless @800/1300 - Silverstone FT02S - Seasonic X-series 650W 2x Intel 510 128GB RAID0 - 2x Samsung F3 500GB RAID0 + Samsung F3 1TB - Dell U2713H - Logitech Illuminated & G500 - Focal XS Book - Windows 8 Pro 64bits UEFI 2nd rig : Z77X-UD3H BIOS F20e mod - Core i5 3470 @4.0GHz - Noctua NH-D14 - - Bose Companion 20 - Windows 8 Pro 64bits Legacy HTPC : EG45M-UD2H BIOS F5a mod - Core2Quad Q8200 @2.8GHz undervolted to 1.10V - Noctua NH-C4 passive - OCZ 4x1GB @500MHz CAS5 - AMD HD6450 passive - Antek NSK2480 - Antec Earthwatts 380W Intel SSD 330 60GB - 2x WD WD30EZRX 3TB RAID0 - Logitech K820 - Windows 8 Pro 64bits + XBMC12 If you flash BIOS with different ME version then current one, you need to use poweroff command after successful flashing to ensure ME restart.

ME is powered with standby power line and doesn't restarts on normal reset, so you must use that command or remove power completely and wait for 30 secs to reset ME state.

If they have same versions - normal reset is enough.

MEManuf validates ME functionality (verifies that all its components have been assembled together correctly) on the manufacturing line.