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2021/12/01 15:21:05 (permalink)
New Updates for X299 Motherboards today.  This updates the ME for an Intel security vulnerability:
 
BIOS 1.29 (E299 Dark) / 1.29 (E297 FTW K) / 1.22 (E296 Micro ATX 2) /1.30 (E295 Micro) Updates 

  • Update ME firmware to 11.12.90.1962v10 for Intel security vulnerability.
 


 
Windows Installation
  • Download the correct .zip file below for your motherboard:        
         151-SX-E299-KR - EVGA X299 Dark - v1.29
         142-SX-E297-KR - EVGA X299 FTW K - v1.29
         121-SX-E296-KR - EVGA X299 Micro ATX 2 - v1.22
         131-SX-E295-KR - EVGA X299 Micro ATX - v1.30
  • 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
  • DO NOT TURN OFF POWER OR RESET DURING 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 X299 Dark (1.29) / FTW K (1.29) / Micro ATX 2 (1.22) / Micro ATX (1.3 2021/12/01 17:04:32 (permalink)
    151-SX-E299-KR - EVGA X299 Dark -v1.29  Link does not work for me.
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    Re: BIOS Updates for X299 Dark (1.29) / FTW K (1.29) / Micro ATX 2 (1.22) / Micro ATX (1.3 2021/12/01 17:10:05 (permalink)
    Just tested, and it's working fine on my end.
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    Re: BIOS Updates for X299 Dark (1.29) / FTW K (1.29) / Micro ATX 2 (1.22) / Micro ATX (1.3 2021/12/01 21:24:29 (permalink)
    http://cdn.evga.com/BIOS/X299/E297_flashtool_128.zip is what is linked for the X299 FTW K. It is supposed to be 1.29, right?
     
    https://cdn.evga.com/BIOS/X299/E295_flashtool_129.zip for the Micro (non-2 version) when it is supposed to be 1.30?
     
     
    Edit: a simple copy paste and slight adjustment of the link fixed it for me: 
    https://cdn.evga.com/BIOS/X299/E297_flashtool_129.zip for the X299 FTW K.
    https://cdn.evga.com/BIOS/X299/E295_flashtool_130.zip for the X299 Micro (non-2 version).
    post edited by arestavo - 2021/12/01 21:32:32
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    Re: BIOS Updates for X299 Dark (1.29) / FTW K (1.29) / Micro ATX 2 (1.22) / Micro ATX (1.3 2021/12/02 09:19:15 (permalink)
    Fixed the links.  Sometimes this forum post editor....does not like to save your changes.
     
    Thanks for checking and the workaround.
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    Re: BIOS Updates for X299 Dark (1.29) / FTW K (1.29) / Micro ATX 2 (1.22) / Micro ATX (1.3 2021/12/04 03:45:49 (permalink)
    installed, no issues except having to do a bit locker recovery and reset windows pin.
    post edited by taurean - 2021/12/04 03:50:20
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    Re: BIOS Updates for X299 Dark (1.29) / FTW K (1.29) / Micro ATX 2 (1.22) / Micro ATX (1.3 2021/12/06 16:06:02 (permalink)
    EVGATech_LeeM
    New Updates for X299 Motherboards today.  This updates the ME for an Intel security vulnerability:

    BIOS 1.29 (E299 Dark) / 1.29 (E297 FTW K) / 1.22 (E296 Micro ATX 2) /1.30 (E295 Micro) Updates 

    • Update ME firmware to 11.12.90.1962v10 for Intel security vulnerability.
     
    Please let me know if anyone runs into problems with this update.  Thanks!




     
    Thank you :)
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    Re: BIOS Updates for X299 Dark (1.29) / FTW K (1.29) / Micro ATX 2 (1.22) / Micro ATX (1.3 2021/12/09 10:21:48 (permalink)
    X299 FTW K - BIOS 1.29 - C states enabled causing GSOD.
     
    Tried VDROOP and voltage tweaks, same result.
     
    Not an issue with 1.28 (Tested).
     
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    post edited by slytat - 2021/12/09 15:32:16
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    Re: BIOS Updates for X299 Dark (1.29) / FTW K (1.29) / Micro ATX 2 (1.22) / Micro ATX (1.3 2021/12/11 07:58:26 (permalink)
    Oh my God!!! What the heck All Mobo Lights are staying on including Memory after Power Supply Unplugged!!! Holding the PWR Button not seems to be discharge electricity.
    Alright after some digging, I found out RSHTECH USB 3.0 Powered Hub causing Mobo Led Lights to stay on.

        
    post edited by PINKTULIP - 2021/12/11 21:37:19

    MOBO :EVGA X299 DARK 151-SX-E299-KR  BIOS :1.29 CPU : Intel Core i9-10900X Skylake-X 10-Core 3.7 GHz  LCR :Corsair Hydro Series H80i V2 GPU :SAPPHIRE Radeon RX Vega 64 DirectX 12 100410NT+SR MEMORY: CORSAIR Dominator Platinum SE Torque 32GB (4 x 8GB) CMD32GX4M4C3200C14T SSD 01: SAMSUNG 970 PRO M.2 1TB NVMe SSD 02: SAMSUNG 860 PRO 256GBX2 Raid 0 PSU : Seosonic Prime Titanium SSR-1000TR 1000 Watts CASE :Thermaltake (Armor+) VH6000SWA SC :Creative Sound Blaster AE-9 5.1 Channels Monitor  Acer XR382CQK  IPS 3840x1600 @ 75HZ BD 
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    Re: BIOS Updates for X299 Dark (1.29) / FTW K (1.29) / Micro ATX 2 (1.22) / Micro ATX (1.3 2021/12/11 10:15:19 (permalink)
    I installed the 1.29 bios on DARK the day it was released and no problem for me !!!!!!!!!

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    Re: BIOS Updates for X299 Dark (1.29) / FTW K (1.29) / Micro ATX 2 (1.22) / Micro ATX (1.3 2021/12/11 19:42:51 (permalink)
    jpaubert
    I installed the 1.29 bios on DARK the day it was released and no problem for me !!!!!!!!!


    When your System is Power off, unplug the Cable from back of the Power Supply to see Mobo Lights are staying on...

    MOBO :EVGA X299 DARK 151-SX-E299-KR  BIOS :1.29 CPU : Intel Core i9-10900X Skylake-X 10-Core 3.7 GHz  LCR :Corsair Hydro Series H80i V2 GPU :SAPPHIRE Radeon RX Vega 64 DirectX 12 100410NT+SR MEMORY: CORSAIR Dominator Platinum SE Torque 32GB (4 x 8GB) CMD32GX4M4C3200C14T SSD 01: SAMSUNG 970 PRO M.2 1TB NVMe SSD 02: SAMSUNG 860 PRO 256GBX2 Raid 0 PSU : Seosonic Prime Titanium SSR-1000TR 1000 Watts CASE :Thermaltake (Armor+) VH6000SWA SC :Creative Sound Blaster AE-9 5.1 Channels Monitor  Acer XR382CQK  IPS 3840x1600 @ 75HZ BD 
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    Re: BIOS Updates for X299 Dark (1.29) / FTW K (1.29) / Micro ATX 2 (1.22) / Micro ATX (1.3 2021/12/12 07:20:10 (permalink)
    PINKTULIP
    jpaubert
    I installed the 1.29 bios on DARK the day it was released and no problem for me !!!!!!!!!


    When your System is Power off, unplug the Cable from back of the Power Supply to see Mobo Lights are staying on...


    I did as you said and everything turns off normally.

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    Re: BIOS Updates for X299 Dark (1.29) / FTW K (1.29) / Micro ATX 2 (1.22) / Micro ATX (1.3 2021/12/12 07:36:51 (permalink)
    jpaubert
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    jpaubert
    I installed the 1.29 bios on DARK the day it was released and no problem for me !!!!!!!!!


    When your System is Power off, unplug the Cable from back of the Power Supply to see Mobo Lights are staying on...


    I did as you said and everything turns off normally.

    RSHTECH USB 3.0 POWERED HUB was causing this issue!!! after I unplugged it from Outlet MOBO behaves normal as it should.
    RSHTECH USB 3.0 Hub Powered 7 Port USB Data Hub Extender Aluminum USB Splitter with Individual On/Off Switches and Universal 5V AC Adapter, 3.3ft USB 3.0 Cable (RSH-518)RSHTECH USB 3.0 Hub Powered 7 Port USB Data Hub Extender Aluminum USB Splitter with Individual On/Off Switches and Universal 5V AC Adapter, 3.3ft USB 3.0 Cable (RSH-518) - Newegg.com

    MOBO :EVGA X299 DARK 151-SX-E299-KR  BIOS :1.29 CPU : Intel Core i9-10900X Skylake-X 10-Core 3.7 GHz  LCR :Corsair Hydro Series H80i V2 GPU :SAPPHIRE Radeon RX Vega 64 DirectX 12 100410NT+SR MEMORY: CORSAIR Dominator Platinum SE Torque 32GB (4 x 8GB) CMD32GX4M4C3200C14T SSD 01: SAMSUNG 970 PRO M.2 1TB NVMe SSD 02: SAMSUNG 860 PRO 256GBX2 Raid 0 PSU : Seosonic Prime Titanium SSR-1000TR 1000 Watts CASE :Thermaltake (Armor+) VH6000SWA SC :Creative Sound Blaster AE-9 5.1 Channels Monitor  Acer XR382CQK  IPS 3840x1600 @ 75HZ BD 
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    Re: BIOS Updates for X299 Dark (1.29) / FTW K (1.29) / Micro ATX 2 (1.22) / Micro ATX (1.3 2021/12/13 16:33:42 (permalink)
    Guys, I am having trouble with FTWk v1.29
    I've received the MB with an old bios version and it did not work with i9-10940x so I've used a 7900x and updated the bios to 1.29.
    Everything seemed fine until the PC died out of nowhere. Now sometimes it starts and sometimes it does not.
    When I am lucky, I turn on the PC and in 10s or so it shuts down and after 2s it turns back up and boots Ok. After some time using, the PC dies again.
    I've switched the power supply from a 750W one to a 850W and it still does the same thing. I've switched the RTX3090 for a GTX 1080ti with the same behavior.
    Could it be a bios bug? Please be a bios bug so that I can just update/downgrade it and do not have to take it to the store.
     
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    post edited by fbordi - 2021/12/13 17:16:30
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    Re: BIOS Updates for X299 Dark (1.29) / FTW K (1.29) / Micro ATX 2 (1.22) / Micro ATX (1.3 2021/12/13 18:42:30 (permalink)
    fbordi
    Guys, I am having trouble with FTWk v1.29
    I've received the MB with an old bios version and it did not work with i9-10940x so I've used a 7900x and updated the bios to 1.29.
    Everything seemed fine until the PC died out of nowhere. Now sometimes it starts and sometimes it does not.
    When I am lucky, I turn on the PC and in 10s or so it shuts down and after 2s it turns back up and boots Ok. After some time using, the PC dies again.
    I've switched the power supply from a 750W one to a 850W and it still does the same thing. I've switched the RTX3090 for a GTX 1080ti with the same behavior.
    Could it be a bios bug? Please be a bios bug so that I can just update/downgrade it and do not have to take it to the store.
     
    i9 10940x
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    RTX 3090 24GB
    nvme 960GB
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    You can try to reflash the BIOS, make sure to loads Default before and after. Or you can Flip the BIOS Switch while you are in the BIOS then try to Update the BIOS.
    post edited by PINKTULIP - 2021/12/13 18:43:43

    MOBO :EVGA X299 DARK 151-SX-E299-KR  BIOS :1.29 CPU : Intel Core i9-10900X Skylake-X 10-Core 3.7 GHz  LCR :Corsair Hydro Series H80i V2 GPU :SAPPHIRE Radeon RX Vega 64 DirectX 12 100410NT+SR MEMORY: CORSAIR Dominator Platinum SE Torque 32GB (4 x 8GB) CMD32GX4M4C3200C14T SSD 01: SAMSUNG 970 PRO M.2 1TB NVMe SSD 02: SAMSUNG 860 PRO 256GBX2 Raid 0 PSU : Seosonic Prime Titanium SSR-1000TR 1000 Watts CASE :Thermaltake (Armor+) VH6000SWA SC :Creative Sound Blaster AE-9 5.1 Channels Monitor  Acer XR382CQK  IPS 3840x1600 @ 75HZ BD 
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    Re: BIOS Updates for X299 Dark (1.29) / FTW K (1.29) / Micro ATX 2 (1.22) / Micro ATX (1.3 2021/12/14 04:11:31 (permalink)
    PINKTULIP
    Flip the BIOS Switch while you are in the BIOS then try to Update the BIOS.

    How safe is that? Do I have a chance of bricking or rendering the motherboard not usable?
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    Re: BIOS Updates for X299 Dark (1.29) / FTW K (1.29) / Micro ATX 2 (1.22) / Micro ATX (1.3 2021/12/14 07:55:18 (permalink)
    fbordi
    PINKTULIP
    Flip the BIOS Switch while you are in the BIOS then try to Update the BIOS.

    How safe is that? Do I have a chance of bricking or rendering the motherboard not usable?


    very safe

    MOBO :EVGA X299 DARK 151-SX-E299-KR  BIOS :1.29 CPU : Intel Core i9-10900X Skylake-X 10-Core 3.7 GHz  LCR :Corsair Hydro Series H80i V2 GPU :SAPPHIRE Radeon RX Vega 64 DirectX 12 100410NT+SR MEMORY: CORSAIR Dominator Platinum SE Torque 32GB (4 x 8GB) CMD32GX4M4C3200C14T SSD 01: SAMSUNG 970 PRO M.2 1TB NVMe SSD 02: SAMSUNG 860 PRO 256GBX2 Raid 0 PSU : Seosonic Prime Titanium SSR-1000TR 1000 Watts CASE :Thermaltake (Armor+) VH6000SWA SC :Creative Sound Blaster AE-9 5.1 Channels Monitor  Acer XR382CQK  IPS 3840x1600 @ 75HZ BD 
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    Re: BIOS Updates for X299 Dark (1.29) / FTW K (1.29) / Micro ATX 2 (1.22) / Micro ATX (1.3 2021/12/14 08:00:57 (permalink)
    fbordi
    PINKTULIP
    Flip the BIOS Switch while you are in the BIOS then try to Update the BIOS.

    How safe is that? Do I have a chance of bricking or rendering the motherboard not usable?


    I believe something is shorting your Mobo. Take it out of the Case and turn it on with minimal Components are attach to it like Graphics Card, one Stick of Memory, Keyboard and Mouse......

    MOBO :EVGA X299 DARK 151-SX-E299-KR  BIOS :1.29 CPU : Intel Core i9-10900X Skylake-X 10-Core 3.7 GHz  LCR :Corsair Hydro Series H80i V2 GPU :SAPPHIRE Radeon RX Vega 64 DirectX 12 100410NT+SR MEMORY: CORSAIR Dominator Platinum SE Torque 32GB (4 x 8GB) CMD32GX4M4C3200C14T SSD 01: SAMSUNG 970 PRO M.2 1TB NVMe SSD 02: SAMSUNG 860 PRO 256GBX2 Raid 0 PSU : Seosonic Prime Titanium SSR-1000TR 1000 Watts CASE :Thermaltake (Armor+) VH6000SWA SC :Creative Sound Blaster AE-9 5.1 Channels Monitor  Acer XR382CQK  IPS 3840x1600 @ 75HZ BD 
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    Re: BIOS Updates for X299 Dark (1.29) / FTW K (1.29) / Micro ATX 2 (1.22) / Micro ATX (1.3 2021/12/14 08:25:45 (permalink)
    Ok, I will try and report back. Thanks a lot
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    Re: BIOS Updates for X299 Dark (1.29) / FTW K (1.29) / Micro ATX 2 (1.22) / Micro ATX (1.3 2021/12/14 16:43:09 (permalink)
    Are you sure your CPU isn't overheating?  If you swapped CPUs in order to update the BIOS, is it possible your CPU cooler wasn't mounted properly?
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    Re: BIOS Updates for X299 Dark (1.29) / FTW K (1.29) / Micro ATX 2 (1.22) / Micro ATX (1.3 2021/12/15 09:08:53 (permalink)
    Team EVGA, can u give LLC in bios :P ?
     
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    Re: BIOS Updates for X299 Dark (1.29) / FTW K (1.29) / Micro ATX 2 (1.22) / Micro ATX (1.3 2022/01/16 21:34:11 (permalink)
    Keep em coming!

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    Re: BIOS Updates for X299 Dark (1.29) / FTW K (1.29) / Micro ATX 2 (1.22) / Micro ATX (1.3 2022/01/17 20:29:04 (permalink)
    Please keep supporting this mobo. Just bought a new one. I love this chipset because I use a bunch of pci lanes. Still dont understand why newer cpus dont support more lanes.

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