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MMTOOL326zip: A Powerful and Versatile Tool for AMI BIOS ROM File Testing


What is MMTOOL326zip and why do you need it?




If you are a user who needs to access, modify, or update the BIOS ROM file of your computer, you may have heard of MMTOOL326zip. This is a handy tool designed by AMI (American Megatrends Inc.), one of the leading manufacturers of BIOS firmware for PCs. MMTOOL326zip allows you to explore the components and modules in the BIOS ROM file, such as CPU microcode, option ROMs, logo images, ACPI tables, etc. You can also extract, insert, delete, or replace these modules with MMTOOL326zip, as well as modify some settings and parameters in the BIOS ROM file.




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Using MMTOOL326zip can bring you many benefits, such as:


  • Improving the performance and compatibility of your computer by updating the BIOS ROM file with the latest versions of modules.



  • Customizing the appearance and functionality of your computer by changing the logo image, boot options, fan speed, etc.



  • Fixing some bugs and errors in the BIOS ROM file that may cause instability or malfunction of your computer.



  • Learning more about the structure and content of the BIOS ROM file and how it works with your hardware and software.



However, using MMTOOL326zip also requires some caution and knowledge, as modifying the BIOS ROM file incorrectly can result in serious damage or loss of data. Therefore, it is important to follow the instructions carefully and backup your original BIOS ROM file before making any changes. In this article, we will show you how to download, install, and use MMTOOL326zip safely and effectively.


How to download and install MMTOOL326zip?




Before you can use MMTOOL326zip, you need to download and install it on your computer. Here are the requirements and compatibility of MMTOOL326zip:


  • MMTOOL326zip is compatible with Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10 operating systems.



  • MMTOOL326zip supports AMI BIOS ROM files that end in .ROM extension. If your BIOS ROM file has a different extension, such as .CAP or .BIN, you need to rename it to .ROM before opening it with MMTOOL326zip.



  • MMTOOL326zip works best with AMI Aptio 4 BIOS firmware. If your computer has a different version of AMI BIOS firmware, such as Aptio V or AMIBIOS 8, you may need to use a different version of MMTool, such as MMTool 5.0.0.7 or MMTool 3.22.



To download and install MMTOOL326zip, follow these steps:


  • Go to [this link](^1^) and click on the Download button to download the zip file containing MMTool 3.26.



  • Extract the zip file using an unzipping program like 7-Zip or WinRAR. You will get a folder named " MMTOOL326" with two files: "MMTool.exe" and "Readme.txt".



  • Double-click on the "MMTool.exe" file to run the program. You don't need to install it, as it is a portable application.



  • You will see the main interface of MMTOOL326zip, which consists of a menu bar, a toolbar, and a tabbed window. You are now ready to use MMTOOL326zip to test BIOS ROM files.



How to use MMTOOL326zip to test BIOS ROM files?




Once you have downloaded and installed MMTOOL326zip, you can use it to load, view, extract, insert, modify, and save BIOS ROM files. Here are the steps to do so:


How to load and view BIOS ROM files with MMTOOL326zip?




To load and view a BIOS ROM file with MMTOOL326zip, follow these steps:


  • Click on the File menu and select Open Image File. Alternatively, you can click on the Open button on the toolbar or press Ctrl+O on your keyboard.



  • Browse to the location of the BIOS ROM file that you want to open and select it. Make sure that it has a .ROM extension. If not, rename it before opening it.



  • Click on the Open button to load the BIOS ROM file into MMTOOL326zip. You will see a progress bar indicating the loading process.



  • After the loading is complete, you will see four tabs in the tabbed window: Information, CPU Patch, Extract Modules, and Insert Modules. Each tab shows different information and options for the BIOS ROM file.



  • To view the general information of the BIOS ROM file, such as its size, version, date, checksum, etc., click on the Information tab.



  • To view the CPU microcode patches that are included in the BIOS ROM file, such as their platform ID, revision, date, size, etc., click on the CPU Patch tab.



  • To view the modules that are contained in the BIOS ROM file, such as their name, type, GUID, size, compression status, etc., click on the Extract Modules tab.



  • To view the modules that are available for insertion into the BIOS ROM file, such as their name, type, GUID, size, compression status, etc., click on the Insert Modules tab.



How to extract and insert modules with MMTOOL326zip?




To extract and insert modules with MMTOOL326zip, follow these steps:


How to extract modules with MMTOOL326zip?




To extract a module from the BIOS ROM file with MMTOOL326zip, follow these steps:


  • Click on the Extract Modules tab to see the list of modules in the BIOS ROM file.



  • Select the module that you want to extract by clicking on its row in the table. You can also select multiple modules by holding down Ctrl or Shift keys while clicking.



  • Click on the Extract button on the toolbar or press Ctrl+E on your keyboard. Alternatively, you can right-click on the selected module(s) and choose Extract from the context menu.



  • Browse to the location where you want to save the extracted module(s) and click on Save. You will see a progress bar indicating the extraction process.



  • After the extraction is complete, you will find the extracted module(s) in the specified location. They will have a .BIN extension by default. You can rename them if you want.



How to insert modules with MMTOOL326zip?




To insert a module into the BIOS ROM file with MMTOOL326zip, follow these steps:


  • Click on the Insert Modules tab to see the list of modules that are available for insertion into the BIOS ROM file.



  • Select the module that you want to insert by clicking on its row in the table. You can also select multiple modules by holding down Ctrl or Shift keys while clicking.



  • Click on the Insert button on the toolbar or press Ctrl+I on your keyboard. Alternatively, you can right-click on the selected module(s) and choose Insert from the context menu.



  • A dialog box will appear asking you whether you want to replace an existing module or add a new module. Choose Replace if you want to overwrite an existing module with the same GUID or name. Choose Add if you want to add a new module without overwriting any existing ones.



  • If you choose Replace, you will see a list of existing modules that match the GUID or name of the selected module(s). Choose which one(s ) you want to replace and click on OK. You will see a progress bar indicating the insertion process.



  • If you choose Add, you will see a dialog box asking you to specify the location where you want to add the new module(s). You can choose to add them at the end of the BIOS ROM file, or before or after an existing module. Choose the option that suits your needs and click on OK. You will see a progress bar indicating the insertion process.



  • After the insertion is complete, you will see the updated list of modules in the Extract Modules tab. The inserted module(s) will be highlighted in green.



How to modify and save BIOS ROM files with MMTOOL326zip?




To modify and save BIOS ROM files with MMTOOL326zip, follow these steps:


How to modify BIOS ROM files with MMTOOL326zip?




To modify a BIOS ROM file with MMTOOL326zip, follow these steps:


  • Click on the Extract Modules tab to see the list of modules in the BIOS ROM file.



  • Select the module that you want to modify by clicking on its row in the table.



  • Click on the Modify button on the toolbar or press Ctrl+M on your keyboard. Alternatively, you can right-click on the selected module and choose Modify from the context menu.



  • A dialog box will appear showing the details of the selected module, such as its name, type, GUID, size, compression status, etc. You can change some of these parameters by editing the text boxes or selecting from the drop-down menus.



  • Click on OK to apply the changes to the selected module. You will see a progress bar indicating the modification process.



  • After the modification is complete, you will see the updated list of modules in the Extract Modules tab. The modified module will be highlighted in yellow.



How to save BIOS ROM files with MMTOOL326zip?




To save a BIOS ROM file with MMTOOL326zip, follow these steps:


  • After you have made all the changes that you want to the BIOS ROM file, click on the File menu and select Save Image File. Alternatively, you can click on the Save button on the toolbar or press Ctrl+S on your keyboard.



  • Browse to the location where you want to save the modified BIOS ROM file and enter a name for it. Make sure that it has a .ROM extension.



  • Click on Save to save the modified BIOS ROM file. You will see a progress bar indicating the saving process.



  • After the saving is complete, you will find the modified BIOS ROM file in the specified location. You can use it to flash your computer's BIOS with a flashing tool like AFUDOS or AFUWIN.



Tips and tricks for using MMTOOL326zip effectively




Using MMTOOL326zip can be very useful and fun, but it can also be risky and complicated if you don't know what you are doing. Here are some tips and tricks for using MMTOOL326zip effectively and safely:


How to backup and restore BIOS ROM files with MMTOOL326zip?




Before you make any changes to your BIOS ROM file with MMTOOL326zip, it is highly recommended that you backup your original BIOS ROM file first. This way, you can restore it if something goes wrong or if you are not satisfied with the results. To backup and restore BIOS ROM files with MMTOOL326zip, follow these steps:


How to backup BIOS ROM files with MMTOOL326zip?




To backup a BIOS ROM file with MMTOOL326zip, follow these steps:


  • Open MMTOOL326zip and load the BIOS ROM file that you want to backup.



  • Click on the File menu and select Save Image File As. Alternatively, you can click on the Save As button on the toolbar or press Ctrl+Shift+S on your keyboard.



  • Browse to the location where you want to save the backup BIOS ROM file and enter a name for it. Make sure that it has a .ROM extension and that it is different from the original BIOS ROM file name.



  • Click on Save to save the backup BIOS ROM file. You will see a progress bar indicating the saving process.



  • After the saving is complete, you will find the backup BIOS ROM file in the specified location. You can keep it as a backup in case you need to restore it later.



How to restore BIOS ROM files with MMTOOL326zip?




To restore a BIOS ROM file with MMTOOL326zip, follow these steps:


  • Open MMTOOL326zip and load the modified BIOS ROM file that you want to restore.



  • Click on the File menu and select Open Image File. Alternatively, you can click on the Open button on the toolbar or press Ctrl+O on your keyboard.



  • Browse to the location of the backup BIOS ROM file that you want to restore and select it.



  • Click on the Open button to load the backup BIOS ROM file into MMTOOL326zip. You will see a progress bar indicating the loading process.



  • After the loading is complete, you will see four tabs in the tabbed window: Information, CPU Patch, Extract Modules, and Insert Modules. Each tab shows different information and options for the backup BIOS ROM file.



  • Click on the File menu and select Save Image File. Alternatively, you can click on the Save button on the toolbar or press Ctrl+S on your keyboard.



  • Browse to the location where you want to save the restored BIOS ROM file and enter a name for it. Make sure that it has a .ROM extension and that it is different from the modified BIOS ROM file name.



  • Click on Save to save the restored BIOS ROM file. You will see a progress bar indicating the saving process.



  • After the saving is complete, you will find the restored BIOS ROM file in the specified location. You can use it to flash your computer's BIOS with a flashing tool like AFUDOS or AFUWIN.



How to update and patch BIOS ROM files with MMTOOL326zip?




One of the main reasons to use MMTOOL326zip is to update and patch your BIOS ROM file with the latest versions of modules, such as CPU microcode, option ROMs, ACPI tables, etc. This can improve the performance and compatibility of your computer, as well as fix some bugs and errors. To update and patch BIOS ROM files with MMTOOL326zip, follow these steps:


How to update BIOS ROM files with MMTOOL326zip?




To update a BIOS ROM file with MMTOOL326zip, follow these steps:


  • Go to [this link] and download the latest version of AMI Aptio 4 UEFI MMTool v4.50.0.23.zip. This is an updated version of MMTool that supports UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) BIOS firmware.



  • Extract the zip file using an unzipping program like 7-Zip or WinRAR. You will get a folder named "AMI Aptio 4 UEFI MMTool v4.50.0.23" with two files: "MMTool.exe" and "Readme.txt".



  • Double-click on the "MMTool.exe" file to run the program. You don't need to install it, as it is a portable application.



  • You will see the main interface of MMTool v4.50.0.23, which is similar to MMTool v3.26, but with some additional features and options.



  • Click on the File menu and select Open Image File. Alternatively, you can click on the Open button on the toolbar or press Ctrl+O on your keyboard.



  • Browse to the location of the BIOS ROM file that you want to update and select it. Make sure that it has a .ROM extension. If not, rename it before opening it.



  • Click on the Open button to load the BIOS ROM file into MMTool v4.50.0.23. You will see a progress bar indicating the loading process.



  • After the loading is complete, you will see four tabs in the tabbed window: Information, CPU Patch, Extract Modules, and Insert Modules. Each tab shows different information and options for the BIOS ROM file.



  • To update the BIOS ROM file with the latest versions of modules, you need to download the latest versions of modules from [this link]. This is a repository of AMI BIOS modules that are updated regularly by users and developers.



  • Extract the zip file containing the latest versions of modules using an unzipping program like 7-Zip or WinRAR. You will get a folder named "AMI BIOS Modules" with several subfolders containing different types of modules, such as CPU microcode, option ROMs, ACPI tables, etc.



  • Go to the Insert Modules tab and click on the Add button on the toolbar or press Ctrl+A on your keyboard. Alternatively, you can right-click on an empty space in the table and choose Add from the context menu.



  • A dialog box will appear asking you to select the module(s) that you want to insert into the BIOS ROM file. Browse to the location of the folder containing the latest versions of modules and select the module(s) that you want to insert. You can also select multiple modules by holding down Ctrl or Shift keys while clicking.



  • Click on Open to insert the selected module(s) into the BIOS ROM file. You will see a progress bar indicating the insertion process.



  • After the insertion is complete, you will see the updated list of modules in the Extract Modules tab. The inserted module(s) will be highlighted in green.



  • Repeat steps 7 to 10 for each type of module that you want to update in the BIOS ROM file.



How to patch BIOS ROM files with MMTOOL326zip?




To patch a BIOS ROM file with MMTOOL326zip, follow these steps:


  • Go to [this link] and download the latest version of UEFIPatch v0.15.2.zip. This is a tool that can apply patches to UEFI BIOS firmware files.



  • Extract the zip file using an unzipping program like 7-Zip or WinRAR. You will get a folder named "UEFIPatch v0.15.2" with two files: "UEFIPatch.exe" and "Readme.txt".



  • Double-click on the "UEFIPatch.exe" file to run the program. You don't need to install it, as it is a portable application.



  • You will see a command-line interface of UEFIPatch v0.15.2, which asks you to drag and drop a UEFI image file onto it.



  • Drag and drop the modified BIOS ROM file that you saved with MMTool v4.50.0.23 onto UEFIPatch v0.15.2.



  • You will see a list of patches that are available for your BIOS ROM file, such as unlocking hidden settings, enabling NVMe support, fixing CPU power management, etc.



  • Type in the number of the patch that you want to apply to your BIOS ROM file and press Enter on your keyboard. You can also type in multiple numbers separated by commas or spaces to apply multiple patches at once.



  • You will see a confirmation message that says "Patched image written to ". This means that UEFIPatch v0.15.2 has created a patched version of your BIOS ROM file and saved it in the same location as UEFIPatch v0.15.2.



  • Close UEFIPatch v0.15.2 by typing in "exit" and pressing Enter on your keyboard.



  • You will find the patched BIOS ROM file in the same location as UEFIPatch v0.15.2. It will have the same name as the original BIOS ROM file, but with a "_patched" suffix.



Conclusion




MMTOOL326zip is a powerful and versatile tool that can help you test, modify, and update your BIOS ROM file. It can help you improve the performance and compatibility of your computer, as well as customize it to your liking. However, it also requires some caution and knowledge, as modifying the BIOS ROM file incorrectly can cause serious damage or loss of data. Therefore, it is important to follow the instructions carefully and backup your original BIOS ROM file before making any changes.


We hope that this article has given you a clear and comprehensive guide on how to use MMTOOL326zip safely and effectively. If you have any questions or feedback, please feel free to leave a comment below. We would love to hear from you!


FAQs




Here are some frequently asked questions about MMTOOL326zip and their answers:


Q: Where can I download MMTOOL326zip?




A: You can download MMTOOL326zip from [this link]. This is the official download link from AMI's website.


Q: What are the requirements and compatibility of MMTOOL326zip?




A: MMTOOL326zip is compatible with Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10 operating systems. It supports AMI BIOS ROM files that end in .ROM extension. It works best with AMI Aptio 4 BIOS firmware. If your computer has a different version of AMI BIOS firmware, such as Aptio V or AMIBIOS 8, you may need to use a different version of MMTool, such as MMTool 5.0.0.7 or MMTool 3.22.


Q: How can I backup and restore my BIOS ROM file with MMTOOL326zip?




A: To backup your BIOS ROM file with MMTOOL326zip, you need to save it as a different file name with a .ROM extension. To restore your BIOS ROM file with MMTOOL326zip, you need to open the backup file and save it as the original file name with a .ROM extension.


Q: How can I update and patch my BIOS ROM file with MMTOOL326zip?




A: To update your BIOS ROM file with MMTOOL326zip, you need to download the latest versions of modules from [this link] and insert them into the BIOS ROM file with MMTool v4.50.0.23. To patch your BIOS ROM file with MMTOOL326zip, you need to download UEFIPatch v0.15.2 from [t


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