AbstrakcjaHi, When trying to update the bios of the Z490 dark kingpin edition via the bios itself using the aboe provided .bin file, I get an error message saying "incorrect bios image". Also, ELEET X1 is NOT working at all with this board. The app opens, but the app just contains a black screen/purple evga border with the load, default, apply, and save buttons all greyed out at the bottom. There's no options or anything to select/change. Is this a known issue with the Z490 dark series of boards? EDIT: Submitted a support ticket and please see attached imageEDIT: Got the bios updated! (Found the bios .zip file from the EVGA website instead of using the above link) ELEET X1 still broken though
EVGATech_LeeMHave you tried clearing the CMOS? Not just loading defaults, but also pushing the red button on the board? Also, are you using a profile that you were using from before the BIOS flash? If so, write down your changed settings, clear the BIOS, then manually put your settings back in. Sometimes this could just be an issue with a corrupted profile. This BIOS has been tested for some time, so I would expect that it's going to be one of the more stable BIOS updates you'll see for this board. The ELEET X1 issue will be resolved on the ELEET X1 side. If it's still not working, please put in all your specs, including memory brand and model, and PSU.
EVGATech_LeeMAh. Well, based on your troubleshooting, if the card fails on both systems, then it's time to setup an RMA. Please let me know if you have any trouble setting up an RMA.
AbstrakcjaNew Eleet X1 version 1.02 software works! Thankyou!
EVGATech_LeeMNew Updates for all Z490 Motherboards today: BIOS 1.06* (E499 DARK/DARK KPE)Improves memory OC capabilityAdds Overclocker OC profilesAdds support for AVX2 stress test in BIOSAdds "PCIe Detect Non-Compliant Item" for PCIe device compatibilityBIOS 1.06* (E497 FTW)Adds support for AVX2 stress test in BIOSAdds "PCIe Detect Non-Compliant Item" for PCIe device compatibility*Known Issue - ELEET X1 v1.0.1 may not work with current BIOS. A new version will be released soon. Windows Installation Download the correct .zip file below for your motherboard: 131-CL-E499-KP - EVGA Z490 DARK KPE - v1.06 131-CL-E499-KR - EVGA Z490 DARK - v1.06 122-CL-E497-KR - EVGA Z490 FTW - v1.06First go into your BIOS and load defaults, save and exitClose all open programs.Go into the folder where you unzipped this package and double-click update.batPress Y to start the flash processDO NOT TURN OFF POWER OR RESET DURING THE FLASH PROCESSAfter 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 InstallationExtract the contents of .zip file to USB flash drive (must be formatted as FAT32)Reboot the machine and go into the system BIOSFrom 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!
jcohenmdI am trying to update the BIOS on my Z 490 Dark Kingpin to 106. It currently has BIOS 104. I have downloaded it from above and also from EVGA website. Every time that I try and flash it from windows I get he message at the top of the flash: " Incorrect BIOS Image Pleas download correct BIOS."Under that it says : "Press any key to continue" If I press a key the window shuts and doesn't flash. If this is the wrong BIOS, how do I get the correct BIOS. I called tech support and they said that they would open a ticket.I also tried Clearing CMOS button but it still said the same thing. Does anyone have any ideas?Thanks