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2019/09/20 16:22:37 (permalink)
New Updates for Z390 Motherboards today:
 
BIOS 1.07 (E399 Dark) / 1.08 (E397 FTW)
  • Update OC support for future CPU
  • Add 32GB memory module to support list
 


Windows Installation
  • Download the correct .zip file below for your motherboard:        
         131-CS-E399-KR - EVGA Z390 Dark - v1.07
         123-CS-E397-KR - EVGA Z390 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
  • 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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    d.burnette
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    Re: BIOS Updates for Z390 Dark (1.07) / Z390 FTW (1.08) 2019/09/20 17:48:41 (permalink)
    Thanks, will have a go with it soon.

    Don 
     
     
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    Re: BIOS Updates for Z390 Dark (1.07) / Z390 FTW (1.08) 2019/09/20 22:05:04 (permalink)
    So at first this was a bust for me as it would not load XMP profile 1 like 1.07 would (even though the values were wrong). Then I discovered through trial & error I could load any bus speed that ended in an odd number. So like 5033, 6073 oe\r 2933. Anything above 2400 that was even numbered like 2600 or 3000 I would have no screen display after exiting the bios. This is odd behavior but much close to XMP1 at 2933 15 -17-17-35.

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    Re: BIOS Updates for Z390 Dark (1.07) / Z390 FTW (1.08) 2019/09/21 03:57:44 (permalink)

     
    Looking good on my end so far.
     
    Add 32GB memory module to support list
    Does this mean the Dark now supports 64 GB ram (2x32) ?

    Don 
     
     
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    Re: BIOS Updates for Z390 Dark (1.07) / Z390 FTW (1.08) 2019/09/24 11:31:00 (permalink)
    MhzManiac
    So at first this was a bust for me as it would not load XMP profile 1 like 1.07 would (even though the values were wrong). Then I discovered through trial & error I could load any bus speed that ended in an odd number. So like 5033, 6073 oe\r 2933. Anything above 2400 that was even numbered like 2600 or 3000 I would have no screen display after exiting the bios. This is odd behavior but much close to XMP1 at 2933 15 -17-17-35.


    Checked with the MB team.  The i7-8700 CPU does not support a 100 base memory ratio, such as 2600 or 3000.  Try using a 133 base ratio instead, as you've found success.


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    Re: BIOS Updates for Z390 Dark (1.07) / Z390 FTW (1.08) 2019/09/24 21:58:56 (permalink)
    Thanks Lee, maybe I can try going higher with that info.
    Success at 3067!
    post edited by MhzManiac - 2019/09/24 22:27:35

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    Re: BIOS Updates for Z390 Dark (1.07) / Z390 FTW (1.08) 2019/10/05 20:09:51 (permalink)
    I dont want to speak too soon, I've been checking periodically since May when I completed this build for a newer BIOS that might allow me to unlock the potential of my memory that was branded as 3600mhz but would crash the system if I tweaked it beyond the default 2133mhz. I just noticed the new BIOS tonight and installed, and let the XMP profile take over and so far...success! Lets hope it stays. I've been enjoying my system and didn't want to have to deal with the downtime associated with RMAing memory I thought might be faulty. Hopefully now I wont have to. 
     
    e: spoke too soon. It lasts a little longer than before but still, crashes after a few minutes. So disappointing. Its a 9700k not 8700 and seeing I can actually boot i dont think its the above mentioned incompatibility. Maybe I will have to RMA after all
    post edited by codo180 - 2019/10/06 05:45:59
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    Re: BIOS Updates for Z390 Dark (1.07) / Z390 FTW (1.08) 2019/10/07 07:45:16 (permalink)
    hi there 
     
    have updated to the bios 1.08 did have xmp but no matter what i do with my royal trident 3200mhz cannot get it above 2133 just black screens untill i cmos reset hope thjis helps anyone having the same problem 
     
    specs 
    intel i9990k
    32 gb royal trident 3200 ddr4
    2080ti gigabyte oc windforce
    dg-86 case
    1600watt titanium supernova
    z390 ftw mobo
    4tb ssd samsung qvo 
    samsung pro 970 nvme 512mb
     
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    Re: BIOS Updates for Z390 Dark (1.07) / Z390 FTW (1.08) 2019/10/07 14:33:29 (permalink)
    ThaAussieGeneral
    hi there 
     
    have updated to the bios 1.08 did have xmp but no matter what i do with my royal trident 3200mhz cannot get it above 2133 just black screens untill i cmos reset hope thjis helps anyone having the same problem 
     
    specs 
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    32 gb royal trident 3200 ddr4
    2080ti gigabyte oc windforce
    dg-86 case
    1600watt titanium supernova
    z390 ftw mobo
    4tb ssd samsung qvo 
    samsung pro 970 nvme 512mb
     

    You may need to adjust your vccio and vsa voltages to run 3200.

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    Re: BIOS Updates for Z390 Dark (1.07) / Z390 FTW (1.08) 2019/10/07 17:05:07 (permalink)
    Try like I did and do not use 3200, but a multiple with 33 in it like 3133 or 3166 or what is available to you in the bios. Maybe even slightly higher like 3233, just not sure what is available above 3000. Like it states a few posts ago, my I-7 memory controller won't use multiples of 100 above 2400. Some say it might be because it's a locked processor. 

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    Re: BIOS Updates for Z390 Dark (1.07) / Z390 FTW (1.08) 2019/10/30 15:19:57 (permalink)
    Question: I understand this update is helping you guys with your memory clock speeds, but has anyone here actually VERIFIED that the board will now run with 2x32gb sticks?  I have been a hard core ASUS user since the turn of the century or so but their current z390 boards are truly lacking in so many ways. I just cannot stay with them anymore.
    EVGA has me SUPER interested and I have just ordered an i9-9900KS and would like to run it on this board, but the 32gb memory limitation would be a deal breaker! So if someone can actually verify for SURE that this board will run two 32gb sticks in dual channel I will order this board immediately. (Someone else did ask the question above but nobody answered him...)
    Can anyone from EVGA or a z390 Dark user weigh in on this issue?
    I am anxiously awaiting a response!
    Thanks a bunch!
    -Neur0Sh0ck
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    Re: BIOS Updates for Z390 Dark (1.07) / Z390 FTW (1.08) 2019/10/30 15:23:47 (permalink)
    NeuroShock
    Question: I understand this update is helping you guys with your memory clock speeds, but has anyone here actually VERIFIED that the board will now run with 2x32gb sticks?  I have been a hard core ASUS user since the turn of the century or so but their current z390 boards are truly lacking in so many ways. I just cannot stay with them anymore.
    EVGA has me SUPER interested and I have just ordered an i9-9900KS and would like to run it on this board, but the 32gb memory limitation would be a deal breaker! So if someone can actually verify for SURE that this board will run two 32gb sticks in dual channel I will order this board immediately. (Someone else did ask the question above but nobody answered him...)
    Can anyone from EVGA or a z390 Dark user weigh in on this issue?
    I am anxiously awaiting a response!
    Thanks a bunch!
    -Neur0Sh0ck


    One of these days I'll have time to update our Memory compatibility list, but these will go on it for Z390 and X299 motherboards:
     
    Vendor -- | - Memory Part Number - | - - Timing - - | Speed | - VDIMM - | DIMM Size | Map | - Num -| Max Size In Kit| Mem Size Tested
    CORSAIR | CMK64GX4M2D3000C16 | 16-20-20-38 | - 3000 - |-  1.35V - | - 32G - | - 1+2 - | - 2 - | - - - 32G - - - | - - - 64G
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    Re: BIOS Updates for Z390 Dark (1.07) / Z390 FTW (1.08) 2019/10/30 20:53:12 (permalink)
    FANTASTIC! Thank you so very much. Just ordered my Z390 Dark.
    Thank you for the super fast response!
    -Neur0Sh0ck
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    Re: BIOS Updates for Z390 Dark (1.07) / Z390 FTW (1.08) 2019/10/31 04:08:47 (permalink)
    NeuroShock
    FANTASTIC! Thank you so very much. Just ordered my Z390 Dark.
    Thank you for the super fast response!
    -Neur0Sh0ck

    Good to hear, thanks for asking about this as I had asked earlier.
    At least I know going forward should I want to update to 64 GB at some point.

    Don 
     
     
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    Re: BIOS Updates for Z390 Dark (1.07) / Z390 FTW (1.08) 2019/11/07 23:07:22 (permalink)
    So this just appeared to destroy my computer. Followed instructions, ran the batch file. Everything was good in the command prompt. Then the computer shut down and never got back into windows. Just sat there with a black screen doing nothing. After like 2 minutes, turned it off and turned it back on with power switch. It beeps a bunch, but just sits there with black on the screen. Says 'Ab' for the code on the motherboard. Please help. Did this just cook my computer?
     
     Pushing the clear CMOS button did nothing.
    post edited by rygo6 - 2019/11/07 23:09:38
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    Re: BIOS Updates for Z390 Dark (1.07) / Z390 FTW (1.08) 2019/11/08 09:16:39 (permalink)
    rygo6
    So this just appeared to destroy my computer. Followed instructions, ran the batch file. Everything was good in the command prompt. Then the computer shut down and never got back into windows. Just sat there with a black screen doing nothing. After like 2 minutes, turned it off and turned it back on with power switch. It beeps a bunch, but just sits there with black on the screen. Says 'Ab' for the code on the motherboard. Please help. Did this just cook my computer?
     
     Pushing the clear CMOS button did nothing.


    Which motherboard do you have?
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    Re: BIOS Updates for Z390 Dark (1.07) / Z390 FTW (1.08) 2019/11/08 09:36:03 (permalink)
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    rygo6
    So this just appeared to destroy my computer. Followed instructions, ran the batch file. Everything was good in the command prompt. Then the computer shut down and never got back into windows. Just sat there with a black screen doing nothing. After like 2 minutes, turned it off and turned it back on with power switch. It beeps a bunch, but just sits there with black on the screen. Says 'Ab' for the code on the motherboard. Please help. Did this just cook my computer?
     
     Pushing the clear CMOS button did nothing.


    Which motherboard do you have?


    z390 ftw
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    Re: BIOS Updates for Z390 Dark (1.07) / Z390 FTW (1.08) 2019/12/09 10:05:02 (permalink)
    NEVERMIND....
    Found it......
     
     
    Hey y'all, I have a quick question on flashing the BIOS for the Z390 Dark.
     
    On the instructions it says to: 
    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.                   
     
     But, I don't seem to have the option to: "Select BIOS File." Do I need to have my USB in a specific slot for it to show?
     
    or Am I just missing it?
    thanks

    post edited by JimBeamBlack - 2019/12/09 12:07:50


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    Re: BIOS Updates for Z390 Dark (1.07) / Z390 FTW (1.08) 2019/12/10 05:23:27 (permalink)
    JimBeamBlack
    NEVERMIND....
    Found it......
     
     
    Hey y'all, I have a quick question on flashing the BIOS for the Z390 Dark.
     
    On the instructions it says to: 
    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.                   
     
     But, I don't seem to have the option to: "Select BIOS File." Do I need to have my USB in a specific slot for it to show?
     
    or Am I just missing it?
    thanks



    Click the Extras button at the top on the left.  You'll be able to select BIOS Update from there.
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