Updating bios bin
However, since we cannot always find the latest MEI-Only Installer, it is advised to use the "INF for manual installation" in case its version is newer. The SOL "driver" listed above is part of the complete Drivers & Software packages found at section A3.A newer Drivers & Software package has newer Software but the actual SOL "driver" may still be an older version.Such functionality extends, but it's not limited, to Platform Clocks Control (ICC), Thermal Monitoring, Fan Control, Power Management, Overclocking, Silicon Workaround (resolves silicon bugs which would have otherwise required a new cpu stepping), Identity Protection Technology, Boot Guard, Rapid Start Technology, Smart Connect Technology, Sensor Hub Controller (ISHC), Active Management Technology (AMT), Small Business Advantage (SBA), Wireless Display, Play Ready, Protected Video/Audio Path etc.For certain advanced/corporate features (AMT, SBA etc) the ME uses an out-of-band (OOB) network interface to perform functions even when the system is powered down, the OS and/or hard drivers are non-functional etc.Thus it is essential for it to be operational in order for the platform to be working properly, no matter if the advanced/corporate features are available or not.
MEI-Only Installer 18.104.22.1685 includes MEI v22.214.171.1247. The MEI-Only Installer includes the "INF for manual installation" and allows easy installation of the latter. If the software and system services are required in case of remote management etc, users of such systems should install the equivalent complete Drivers & Software package (section A3).
Since the software and system services are not really needed for Consumer/1.5MB systems, users of such systems should install the Drivers only (section A1).
The MEI-Only Installer is the setup file from Intel which allows easy installation and adds a Control Panel entry for quick driver removal.
So there are a total of three families of CSE-based firmware: CSME (CSE ME), CSTXE (CSE TXE) and CSSPS (CSE SPS).
This is a collection of everything Intel (CS)ME related. Thus, they can be extremely helpful to those who have major problems with their systems for which their manufacturer refuses to assist due to indifference and/or system age. They are compatible with both Consumer/1.5MB and Corporate/5MB systems.