Hot!BIOS Updates for Z490 DARK (1.10) / FTW (1.11) - Adds PPD timing support

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2021/11/11 17:36:04 (permalink)
New Updates for all Z490 Motherboards today.  Adds PCIe Resizable Bar support:
BIOS 1.10 (E499 DARK/DARK KPE) / BIOS 1.11 (E497 FTW)

  • Adds memory timing PPD
Please note that this BIOS does not support Rocket Lake-S processors.

Windows Installation
  • Download the correct .zip file below for your motherboard:        
         131-CL-E499-KP - EVGA Z490 DARK KPE - v1.10
         131-CL-E499-KR - EVGA Z490 DARK - v1.10
         122-CL-E497-KR - EVGA Z490 FTW - v1.11
  • 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 (1.10) / FTW (1.11) - Adds PPD timing support 2021/11/20 09:03:25 (permalink)
    Thank you.

    But the coil whine came back after the update.
    With the stock CPU clock and everything on AUTO, it was using Vcore = 1.297 volts (no whine), now it uses 1.414 volts (whine).

    Is the motherboard going to self-adjust the voltage over time and maybe come back to 1.297v?

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    (10070k + EVGA Z490 FTW + PSU Supernova 750 G5)

    Weirdly enough, after a couple of reboots it was back to normal, so no more coil whine.
    However, I noticed that when I was hitting 1.414 volts the CPU reached 5.0Ghz, now at 1.297v the CPU reach 4.7GHz. Both cases with voltages and core speeds in auto.
    post edited by mvaldess - 2021/11/20 10:44:55
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