Firmware 502 on Wildfire
I just updated my firmware from 320 to 502 on my Wildfire and there was no errors during updating and Firmware Updated said everything it ok but the number under FW Rev. is still 320ABBF0. I already resscanned for drives like 10 times and nothing changes. any help ?
What make and model motherboard do you have?
Can you try using the native Windows AHCI Drivers?
1. Click Start
2. In the Start menu, type Device Manager, hit Enter
3. Click "IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers"
4. AMD SATA Controller, right click and click "Properties"
5. Go to the "Driver" tab
6. Click "Update Driver"
7. Click "Browse my Computer"
8. Click "Let me pick"
9. You will see the option to choose "Standard AHCI 1.0 Serial ATA Controller", click this and click "Next" and let it install
10. Then reboot and install the new firmware for your drive.
Let me know if this helps.
if you update firmware, you need to power the system off for 30 seconds and then start it up again before the changes will take effect.
My mobo is Asus Rampage III Extreme
Originally Posted by Patriot_Ben
hmm i couldnt find AMD SATA Controller, actually i dont have it donw know why, any ideas. as far as i know i am using standard ahci drivers, didnt install any drivers for SATA and my SATA mode is set to AHCI in the bios. this Wildfire is connected to SATA II ports because my SATA III ports got marvell 91xx controller and it is really bad, too many bugs etc. please let me know what if u need any more info from me.
I have exactly the same issue...
I uptaded with the new firmware, everything it's ok, but when i resscaned the drive, there is still "332ABBF0".
Can we get information from this problem?
PS : i'm french, sorry for my poor english.
Considering the X58 chipset on the Asus Rampage III Extreme board isn't made by AMD, you won't find an AMD driver there.
Maybe doing the above for the Intel Sata controller might work, as long as you have no RAID arrays, but it could also bork the system if you do have raid arrays.
Safest option is to do the firmware upgrade on a P35/P45/P55/P67/Z68 or Z77 board (plus varients) as a non-system disk. You won't damage any RAID arrays if you do this one disk at a time.
I did the upgrade on an Asus P5Q motherboard with a P45 chipset as a non-system disk and it does not work.
There are no error messages, but it always stays with the old firmware.
I finally managed to update the firmware.
I just change the SATA mode, I switched from IDE to AHCI then no problem.