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EFiX USB V1, V1.01 & EFiX USB V1.1 Firmware Update FAQ

  1. Firmware 8.20.27 for EFiX V1.1 Released (most up to date) last updated on 09/21/2010)
    Postby LogicLight on Sat Jun 26, 2010 5:04 pm

  2. 7.12.18 Reported Issues (READ BEFORE UPDATING)

  3. What does firmware version 7.12.18 fixes; (efix v1.1)?

  4. Firmware 7.16.22 for EFiX V1.1 Released, what are the fixes?

  5. Firmware 7.14.20 for V1.1 Released

  6. How to update the firmware on your EFi-X?

  7. I Have Updated my Firmware to the latest version available Online, now what should i do?

  8. I would like www.zougate.com to update my firmware, as I don't have anyway to update efix firmware?

  9. I am trying to update my efix firmware, I can go online but when I click "update: I get this error message "error: Can't Connect to Update Server !" is there anything wrong with my system, or my efix usb dongle?

  10. Is There any other-way I can update efix firmware beside using "efix update control center"?

  11. Kernel Panic after new EFiX Firmware Update, How to fix that?

  12. New Firmware REleased for efix v1.1 version 7.13.19. What are the fixes?

  13. what is the current firmware version for efix usb v1/v1.01, is it safe for me to update my operating system to 10.5.8?

  14. What is the current firmware version of my efix usb?

  15. When is it safe to update my firmware? (please read the answer it is important)


Firmware 8.20.27 for EFiX V1.1 Released (most up to date) last updated on 09/21/2010)
Postby LogicLight on Sat Jun 26, 2010 5:04 pm

Firmware 8.20.27 has been released for the EFi-X version 1.1


Changes:


  • BugFix for 32 / 64 Bit switch used by Mac OS X 10.6
  • Add support for motherboard: Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD9
    .
  • Add support for all motherboards of Gigabyte H55 Chipset*
    .
  • Add support for all motherboards of Gigabyte H57 Chipset*
    .
  • Add support for all motherboards of Gigabyte Q57 Chipset*

    :!: *Mac OS X users please note that some motherboards may have Graphic Card on-board, those graphic cards are not supported and you would need to add compatible external Graphic Card to your system, before you can run it.
    :!: Suggested CPUs for this Firmware revision are i5 (you can use both 7xxx and 6xxx series)
  • Add support for Graphic Card: NVidia GT 220
    Strongly suggested ASUS
  • Add drivers for SATA-IDE mode for PCH chipset
  • Add System-Type auto detection subsystem
    The System type ID (ex. Mac Pro 3.1, Mac Pro 4.1 etc.) is set automatic depending on your Hardware configuration.

    ERRATA:
    - not available -




WARNING for Mac OS X 10.6 users:
Support for Intel i5 CPU possible with Mac OS X version 10.6.3 and higher only.
Support for Intel i3 CPU is experimental only and will work in future with Mac OS X version 10.6.4 and higher.
For general users: Usage of Intel i3 CPU is not suggestible before Mac OS X 10.6.4 DVD released.







* For more detailed information regarding Mac OS X support please read HCL
http://www.art-studios.net/macoshcl







Make sure you are on the latest Control Center before attempting update.
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7.12.18 Reported Issues (READ BEFORE UPDATING)

7.12.18 Reported Issues (READ BEFORE UPDATING)

Postby Mr-Mavrik on Wed Dec 02, 2009 6:35 am
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The following are a list of issues reported by users here on the forum for EFi-X V1.1 firmware version 7.12.18:

- Shutdown & Restart does not work in Leopard or Snow Leopard. No restart is most common, but shutting down is reported to work occasionally for some users. This bug is not present on all motherboards. It is most common on Gigabyte boards. This is a known issue by the team and a fix is being developed.

- Sleep working on a limited bases or not at all. This is a known issue and a fix is being developed.

- On some systems, in the System Profiler under the Memory category an error message is displayed. This occurs in both 10.5 and 10.6. This is known by the team and because it is not present on all systems they are looking into why it is occuring. More info coming soon.

- Some users are reporting that their PCI slots are no longer functioning. PCIe slots are still functioning normally and are not an issue.

- ATI Video Cards, specifically the newer models (4870, 4850, and 4670) do not work with Leopard or Snow Leopard. Until more information comes from the team please use Nvidia based cards. More information to come.

- Dual Video Cards causes kernel panic. Known issue by the team and they are working on an updated video driver to allow multiple video cards. NO ETA at this point.

If you have anything to add specifically regarding 7.12.18 please pm me directly


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What does firmware version 7.12.18 fixes; (efix v1.1)?

Firmware 7.12.18 for V1.1

Postby Mr-Mavrik on Tue Nov 17, 2009 8:35 am
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Firmware Version 7.12.18 has been released for the EFi-X V1.1. To upgrade please download the newest control center (5.0) found here.

Version Info:

-Fixed all Windows version not booting through EFi-X
-Fixed Add Fix for System Profiler to display memory information on memory types with invalid JEDEC spec

More information to come.


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Firmware 7.16.22 for EFiX V1.1 Released, what are the fixes?

Firmware 7.16.22 for EFiX V1.1 Released

New postby LogicLight on Thu Mar 11, 2010 3:39 am
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Firmware 7.16.22 has been released for the EFi-X version 1.1.

Changes:

BugFix for Power Management
BugFix BIOS


Affected are following OS:
Mac OS X 10.5.x
Mac OS X 10.6.x

Secondary affected OS:
Windows OS'es
Linux OS'es

Affected are following motherboards:

Gigabyte:
P35, EP35, EP43, EG43, EP45, EG45, EX48, EX58
(http://www.art-studios.net/macoshcl)

BugFix support for:
DFi LanParty DK P45-T2RS Plus

Intel:
DX58SO

Make sure you are on the latest Control Center before attempting update.


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Firmware 7.14.20 for V1.1 Released

Firmware 7.14.20 for V1.1 Released

New postby Mr-Mavrik on Wed Feb 03, 2010 6:20 am
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Firmware 7.14.20 has been released for the EFi-X version 1.1.

Changes:

Bugfix for X58 Gigabyte Motherboards

Details:

Power Management control restored
Awake by Mouse, Keyboard, Power Button
etc.

Make sure you are on the latest Control Center before attempting update.

Bugfixes for other motherboards are currently being tested for future release.


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How to update the firmware on your EFi-X?

Step 1: Download the latest Control Center from here.
Note: The Control Center is only for OS X. There is no Windows Control Center.

Step 2: Install the Control Center by double clicking the downloaded file. An icon will appear in the System Preferences panel.
Note: If you already have an older Control Center installed you must first remove the old one before installing the new one. To do so, right click or control click on the Control Center icon and remove.

Step 3: Open the EFi-X Control Center in your System Preferences panel by clicking on the icon. Your EFi-X information should be displayed including version number, serial number, and current firmware installed on your EFi-X. To update, click "Update". A screen will be displayed with general warnings and information from ASEM. Click "OK" to agree. If there is an newer firmware available then it will automatically download and install.
Note: If your firmware is up to date you will get a message telling you "No New Update Found"

Step 4: Once your device is fully updated you will see a message showing 100% and "Complete". Once it is complete, shutdown your computer.

Step 5: Unplug your computer, reset the CMOS, plug your computer back in and turn it back on. Go into the bios and change all settings back to default. Restart your computer and adjust bios settings for the EFi-X.



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I Have Updated my Firmware to the latest version available Online, now what should i do?

most content on our site is from efix manufacturer site.

1. Make sure you are on the newest Control Center (currently 5.1)
2. Click "update" and let the update run till completion
3. After completion shut down your computer
4. Unplug the power cord and clear the CMOS
5. Turn back on, go into bios and reset to default. Restart.
6. Go back into bios and change all setting back to preferred settings and boot.

7. Follow our "EFIX bios configuration" guide.



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I would like www.zougate.com to update my firmware, as I don't have anyway to update efix firmware?

you may download the EFiX UPDATE UTILITY "EFiX control Center" to update your efix usb firmware. Should you need our assistance updating your efix firmware, please send in your efix with your original order number and prepaid postage to the address below, please make sure to include prepaid postage from our office to your destination and your order number. Please ship your efix dongle only, no accessories necessary, efix usb only. Please ship to:

zougate.com (your order #) Firmware Update
3592 Rosemead Blvd Suite 497
Rosemead, CA 91770
info@zougate.com

The update process may take up to 10 business days. We first have to register your unit, then wait for registration to be completed before updating efix firmware. If your efix is already registered it will take less time for firmware update.



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I am trying to update my efix firmware, I can go online but when I click "update: I get this error message "error: Can't Connect to Update Server !" is there anything wrong with my system, or my efix usb dongle?

If you can't connect to update server, it means the update server is down, we suggest you try later, as we do not have any control over the efix firmware update server; the server is control by efix manufacturer. if you can go online, then there is nothing wrong with your system or the efix usb unit, as your system has INTERNET access, in order to update efix firmware you must be connected to INTERNET. Please make sure you have the most updated "efix update control center" as only cureent version will allow you to connect to update firmware server. below is the link to ASEM's firmware update page. you may also download the "efix update control center" from our Quick Start Guide "latest efix firmware update" link.


ASEM's efix control center update page. click here.



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Is There any other-way I can update efix firmware beside using "efix update control center"?

There are few ways you can update your efix firmware, the best way is to use the "EFiX Update control Center"; please note only update your efix firmware if updating the known firmware will fix a known issue/s for you. if not we highly suggest not to update efix firmware, firmware should be treated with caution. 2nd way to update the firmware is to send to efix manufacture or send to efix authorized reseller or distributor. you may download the efix "updated control center from our site or efix manufacturer site. we wil have those link below. Please make sure you have the most updated control center as only the most updated version will be able to update the efix firmware, previous version will give "can't connect to update server" or other message, if you have the most updated control center and still getting the message "can't connect to the update server" it usually means efix manufacture is working on the server; only efix manufacture has the access to update firmware server. We ship with most updated frimware to date shipped.


Download "efix update control center from our site" click here.

Download "efix update control center from efix manufacture site" click here. (You will be redirected to efix manufacture site)



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Kernel Panic after new EFiX Firmware Update, How to fix that?

 

Kernel Panic after new EFiX Firmware

New postby LogicLight on Wed Apr 21, 2010 8:26 pm
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Dear Users and Friends,

If you update your EFiX with any new Firmware and got Kernel Panic,
also so called "The Gray screen of Death" under Mac OS X 10.6, this mean in most of cases that your system keep old settings and old data which have to be renewed.

For this purpose Mac OS X 10.6 can be boot in to so called "Safe Mode" which force the OS to rebuild its cache.

The Fix is very simple:

:arrow:
Boot your EFiX until the menu, then stop the timer with any key you like.
:arrow:
Select your HDD which you would like to boot from
:arrow:
Press "x" key (In this way EFiX will force Mac OS to boot in to "Safe Mode"
Dont fear to press "x" several times, this will not toggle the modes.
Once you pressed "x" it will memorize that you would like to boot OS in to "Safe Mode" this time and only after reboot if will return booting in to normal state.
It is comparable somehow to windows "safe mode" booting.
:arrow:
Press Enter
You will see many text running, which is called "debug-messages",
don't pay any attention to it and just wait until it stops to run and a "command prompt" will appear. Command Prompt is command line, used for debug purposes, but in your case even this doesn't matter.

:arrow:
Just type the word:
Code: Select all
exit
and press Enter
Your system shall now be booted in to desktop with complete rebuild cache.

Now reboot your Mac OS via Mac OS X Menu.

:idea:
Your problem is now fixed and you can boot to your system normally.

:!:
In fact all this steps are only to rebuild your cache and nothing else.
Mac OS X doesn't have any automated way to do this, so this is the only way known till today.

:!:
This steps are very useful in case you decided to use your HDD on another machine and got Kernel Panic
Αιώνιος εις την οικíαν στοργή

Logic Light


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New Firmware REleased for efix v1.1 version 7.13.19. What are the fixes?

by Mr-Mavrik on Mon Dec 14, 2009 9:09 am
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A new firmware update is available for V1.1, version # 7.13.19. You can download the latest Control Center (version 5.0) from the main website here.

Included in release:

- Fix PCI issues that occurred on some Gigabyte motherboards
- Extended support for OS X 10.6


More information to come.
Motherboard: Gigabyte™ GA-EP45T-EXTREME (F5g) CPU: Intel® Q9650 Core™2 Quad 3GHz
GFX: XFX Geforce® GTS 250 Core Edition Mem: 8GB Corsair Dominator™ DDR3
Display 1: 24" Samsung 245BW Display 2: 24" Samsung 245BW
HDD: WD Green 1TB (10.6.2) HDD2: WD Greem 1TB (TM 10.6.2)
HDD3: WD Black 1TB (10.5.8) HDD4: WD Green 1TB - (TM 10.5.8)
HDD5: WD Blue 200GB (Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit) DVD: Sony Optiarc AD-7221S
Case: Cooler Master Cosmos 1000 PSU: Cooler Master 700w Silent Pro

EFi-X™: V1.1 FW: 7.12.18 CC: 5.0


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what is the current firmware version for efix usb v1/v1.01, is it safe for me to update my operating system to 10.5.8?

update firmware version is always a risk, and should be taken with caution. if everything working for you to your satisfaction, the answer is no. only update firmware version if there is a known issue which will be fix by updating your efix firmware. Efix usb v1/v1.01 current firmware version as of 11/2/09 5.7.16; the follow Operating Systems are supported; windows xp, windows vista, windows 7 and leopard up to 10.5.X to 10.5.8.



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What is the current firmware version of my efix usb?

Please dowload the "efix update control center" install and and lanuch the update utility to check firmware version of your efix usb v1.01/v1/v1.1.



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When is it safe to update my firmware? (please read the answer it is important)

Here are few more questions for you>

Are you happy with your current configuration? if your answer is yes, do not update your firmware.
if answer is NO, please find out first, if your issue is solved, 2nd do not update your firmware the day it is out, please wait a week or more for other to report if there are any bugs, this is very important because we can't go downgrade firmware, once updated you are stuck, until new firmware out.



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