Updated Intel Management Engine Firmware v11.8.86.3909 in R542UQ-DM153 on 04-05-2021

edited June 2021 in VivoBook
  1. System OS: Windows 10 Enterprise 64bit v21H1 Build no 19043.964
  2. Laptop Name: Vivobook 15 R542UQ-DM153
  3. Bios Model: X542UQ.309SA
  4. Processor Name and Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-7200U CPU @ 2.50GHz  2.71 GHz
  5. Intel Processor Microcode: D4 ( latest )
  6. Intel Chipset: 100 series
  7. DRAM Frequency and Size: Adata DDR4 2400Mhz two 8GB Ram Modules (16GB)
  8. Integrated GPU: Intel(R) HD Graphics 620
  9. Intel(R) HD Graphics 620 DCH WHQL Driver Version: ( not released )
  10. Dedicated GPU: Nvidia Geforce 940MX 2GB GDDR5
  11. Nvidia Geforce 940MX DCH WHQL Driver Version: ( developer preview )
  12. Audio Device Name: Realtek HD Audio ALC294
  13. Realtek HD Audio Device Driver version: 6.0.9132.1
  14. Total Graphics Available Memory Size: 9.9GB (10164MB)
  15. Shared System Memory: 7.9GB ( 8116 MB )
  16. Battery or AC: Both
  17. Intel Management Engine Firmware Version:
  18. SSD: Samsung 860 EVO 1TB M.2 SSD 2280
  19. Harddisk 1: Seagate Barracuda 2.5 Inch SATA 2TB 5400 RPM (LM015)
  20. Harddisk 2: Seagate Barracuda 2.5 Inch SATA 2TB 5400 RPM (LM015)
  21. Frequency of occurrence: Nil
  22. Reset OS: No
  23. Screenshot or video: Yes


Detailed description:

I have ASUS Vivobook 15 R542UQ-DM153 with X542UQ.309SA bios with intel i5 7200U Processor Nvidia GeForce 940MX 2GB GDDR5 VRAM

On 04-05-2021, I updated Intel Management Engine firmware Version on windows 10 Enterprise 64bit build no 19043.964

Moreover, i enabled spectra vulnerability fix by registry keys. Those registry keys are available in support.microsoft.com.

I have taken a high risk for updating the latest firmware and drivers because intel identified the vulnerabilities in the management engine.

I am not recommending users to update without consulting laptop or desktop motherboard ASUS Technical Support Person.

There are different types of firmware depends upon the intel processors generation.

This Intel Management Engine Firmware directly updates the intel processors and will be lifelong. Future updates only it releases. Downgrading firmware is not available.

Be careful before updating, I and below site users and admin are not responsible for damaged caused due to updating.

Incorrect firmware will damage the processors. Even it won't boot or the laptop won't power on.

This firmware is not available on the ASUS support website for X542UQ. I took a risk and updated Firmware by own.

I downloaded Intel Management Engine Firmware from the below website


Name of the file:: CSME 11.8 Consumer LP C NPDM v11.8.86.3909

Source is taken from:: www.win-raid.com

before updating firmware

after updating firmware

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