Hot!BIOS Updates for Z490 DARK (1.07) / FTW (1.08)

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2020/09/28 13:55:24 (permalink)
New Updates for all Z490 Motherboards today:

  • Improves memory compatibility for 16GB modules (Dual Rank)
  • Adds daily/LN2 OC profiles for 16GB module (Dual Rank)
  • Improves PS/2 keyboard compatibility
BIOS 1.08 (E497 FTW)

  • Improves memory compatibility for 16GB modules (Dual Rank)
  • Improves PS/2 keyboard compatibility

Windows Installation
  • Download the correct .zip file below for your motherboard:        
         131-CL-E499-KP - EVGA Z490 DARK KPE - v1.07
         131-CL-E499-KR - EVGA Z490 DARK - v1.07
         122-CL-E497-KR - EVGA Z490 FTW - v1.08
  • First go into your BIOS and load defaults, save and exit
  • Close all open programs.
  • Go into the folder where you unzipped this package and double-click update.bat
  • Press Y to start the flash process
  • After the flashing is finished, the system will automatically shut down. Then power on again and go into BIOS to setup.
  • NOTE: If flash box immediately closes after flash attempt, the flash may need to be ran from a CMD prompt with administrator privileges or DOS version.
BIOS Installation
  • Extract the contents of .zip file to USB flash drive (must be formatted as FAT32)
  • Reboot the machine and go into the system BIOS
  • From the BIOS, navigate to the Save & Exit tab and open "Select BIOS File."
  • Select the .bin file you wish to flash.
Please let me know if anyone runs into problems with this update.  Thanks!

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    Re: BIOS Updates for Z490 DARK (1.07) / FTW (1.08) 2020/10/02 10:31:47 (permalink)
    Dual rank compatibility is a heck of a lot better for sure, got 4533 14-14-14-28 220 2t tight subtimings past Geekbench 3 with all cores/threads. Unfortunately, I can't push much further than that, because even with Extreme Voltage Mode and LN2 mode I'm still limited to 1.65vsa. With a better IMC and memory, I could definitely see somebody replicating Kingpin's 4970c14 2x16 runs. Keep up the great work!
    I posted a version of this bios modified the microcode patches removed onto the HWBot forums, scores better in most benchmarks.
    post edited by DerpFails - 2020/10/02 17:00:01

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    Re: BIOS Updates for Z490 DARK (1.07) / FTW (1.08) 2020/10/07 09:13:12 (permalink)
    the link on the support page doesnt work for the kingpin bios? i used the one here to download the file, but at the normal page i get a red "404 file or directory not found" error
    i have a screenshot here on twitter. https://twitter.com/skoop...13793764591316992?s=20

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