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2022/07/22 14:29:57 (permalink)
Updates multiple issues and adds a few items.
 
BIOS 1.08 (E599 DARK)
  • Improves memory dual rank module compatibility.
  • Fixes WHEA error issue.
  • Adds CPU Vmax Stress item.
  • Adds memory PDD item.
  • Fixes Non-K CPU turbo ratio issue.
  • Fixes issue where ERP mode may trigger safe mode.
BIOS 1.09 (E597 FTW)
  • Fixes WHEA error issue.
  • Adds CPU Vmax Stress item.
  • Adds memory PDD item.
  • Fixes Non-K CPU turbo ratio issue.
  • Fixes issue where ERP mode may trigger safe mode.
 


Windows Installation
  • Download the correct .zip file below for your motherboard:        
         121-RL-E599-KR - EVGA Z590 DARK - v1.08
         121-RL-E597-KR - EVGA Z590 FTW - v1.09
  • 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 flash is finished, the system will automatically shut down. Power on the system again and go into BIOS and adjust settings as needed.
  • NOTE: If flash box immediately closes after flash attempt, the flash may need to be run 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 EXTRAS tab at the upper left and click on "BIOS Update"
  • 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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    frankd3
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    Re: BIOS Updates for Z590 DARK (1.08) / FTW (1.09) 2022/07/22 15:57:48 (permalink)
    Thank you, Lee.
    Been wondering about this lately.
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    Re: BIOS Updates for Z590 DARK (1.08) / FTW (1.09) 2022/07/25 08:41:44 (permalink)
     Good Stuff!! thank you!
     
     So far no issues.


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    Re: BIOS Updates for Z590 DARK (1.08) / FTW (1.09) 2022/07/27 10:42:10 (permalink)
    Have garbage characters in 2 screens. Dimm voltage on the side and hardware monitoring in the temps area at the top..
     
    EDIT: when I blow up the picture I guess they could be Chinese characters but they're nothing like any I've seen before.
     
    https://i.imgur.com/ZujgGSs.png

    https://i.imgur.com/KVHIWs9.png
     
     
    EDIT: should have mentioned that I have the Z590 FTW with an 11900K and my comment is in response to bios v1.09 for the FTW
    post edited by frankd3 - 2022/08/05 05:10:29

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    Re: BIOS Updates for Z590 DARK (1.08) / FTW (1.09) 2022/08/04 15:05:55 (permalink)
    This bios runs excellent! I have been running the Z590 Dark for over 11 months straight on direct die. I’m almost at a year running this setup. It has been handling my golden 11900K perfectly fine since then too. 5.5Ghz all cores at 1.518V, memory is Corsair Dominator Platinum 2x16GB Samsung B-Die 4000Mhz (Gear 1) CL14.
     
    This CPU hasn’t degraded one bit. it’s literally top 1-2% of all 11900K’s in the world. And I am happy to report bios 1.08 has not changed a thing for stability. My system runs 24/7 like this.
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    Re: BIOS Updates for Z590 DARK (1.08) / FTW (1.09) 2022/08/09 18:34:33 (permalink)
    How do I adjust mouse speed in the bios? It's ridiculously slow.


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    Re: BIOS Updates for Z590 DARK (1.08) / FTW (1.09) 2022/08/09 18:36:20 (permalink)
    frankd3
    Have garbage characters in 2 screens. Dimm voltage on the side and hardware monitoring in the temps area at the top..
     
    EDIT: when I blow up the picture I guess they could be Chinese characters but they're nothing like any I've seen before.
    EDIT: should have mentioned that I have the Z590 FTW with an 11900K and my comment is in response to bios v1.09 for the FTW



    I noticed the same thing today after updating the bios. Was curious about that myself.


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    Re: BIOS Updates for Z590 DARK (1.08) / FTW (1.09) 2022/08/09 19:47:48 (permalink)
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    frankd3
    Have garbage characters in 2 screens. Dimm voltage on the side and hardware monitoring in the temps area at the top..
     
    EDIT: when I blow up the picture I guess they could be Chinese characters but they're nothing like any I've seen before.
    EDIT: should have mentioned that I have the Z590 FTW with an 11900K and my comment is in response to bios v1.09 for the FTW



    I noticed the same thing today after updating the bios. Was curious about that myself.




    Pretty sure this is an FTW issue only. I haven’t seen the problem on my Dark motherboards. 
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    Re: BIOS Updates for Z590 DARK (1.08) / FTW (1.09) 2022/08/12 14:33:35 (permalink)
    In addition to the wonky characters on several screens, mentioned above, I've run into a few other issues.

    1) Can't use the built in screenshot (F12) function. I get an error message about "can't detected key" (Typo was in bios, not mine).
    2) When changing XMP profiles, I don't get the option to select gear. Aside from setting the profile, frequency and voltage, is there something else I should be changing to enable this?
    3) Can't find an option to make the mouse move any faster than a glacier. Is it supposed to be so slow that I literally have to move the mouse 10-12 times across the pad to move from one side of the screen to the other?
     

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    Re: BIOS Updates for Z590 DARK (1.08) / FTW (1.09) 2022/08/12 15:23:48 (permalink)
    RogueMaster
    In addition to the wonky characters on several screens, mentioned above, I've run into a few other issues.

    1) Can't use the built in screenshot (F12) function. I get an error message about "can't detected key" (Typo was in bios, not mine).
    2) When changing XMP profiles, I don't get the option to select gear. Aside from setting the profile, frequency and voltage, is there something else I should be changing to enable this?
    3) Can't find an option to make the mouse move any faster than a glacier. Is it supposed to be so slow that I literally have to move the mouse 10-12 times across the pad to move from one side of the screen to the other?
     



    RogueMaster,
    I can't imagine what's going wrong for you but I have the gear selection entry and have used it. I also have the F12 screenshot function working. I just have the weird characters. Have you tried re-flashing the bios? It looks like something went wrong when you flashed. That usb drive not being recognized might be a clue, idk.

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    Re: BIOS Updates for Z590 DARK (1.08) / FTW (1.09) 2022/08/12 16:17:02 (permalink)
    frankd3
     
    RogueMaster,
    I can't imagine what's going wrong for you but I have the gear selection entry and have used it. I also have the F12 screenshot function working. I just have the weird characters. Have you tried re-flashing the bios? It looks like something went wrong when you flashed. That usb drive not being recognized might be a clue, idk.




    I'm going to try a re-flash. The original update to 1.09 was done via the desktop installer. This time, I'm going to grab one of the USB sticks I have and try it that way. I had everything torn up in here after building this machine, and couldn't find the silly things when I did the update.


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    Re: BIOS Updates for Z590 DARK (1.08) / FTW (1.09) 2022/08/12 17:38:32 (permalink)
    Re-flash didn't work. Still can't access the gear settings for memory.

    On the good side, the "can't detected USB key" error only happens if there's not a USB stick in the motherboard bios port. I suppose that's probably in the readme/manual for the bios...
     


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    Re: BIOS Updates for Z590 DARK (1.08) / FTW (1.09) 2022/08/13 05:54:56 (permalink)
    RogueMaster
    Re-flash didn't work. Still can't access the gear settings for memory.

    On the good side, the "can't detected USB key" error only happens if there's not a USB stick in the motherboard bios port. I suppose that's probably in the readme/manual for the bios...
     



    Wow.
    Maybe others have suggestions, hopefully.
    I hope the bios is not corrupted but if it is you can try flipping the bios switch and use the other one which I'm guessing you have never updated. I leave it set to original factory bios just in case of disaster.

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    Re: BIOS Updates for Z590 DARK (1.08) / FTW (1.09) 2022/08/13 15:15:23 (permalink)
    I'm wondering if I can step back to perhaps 1.08 or 1.07. I think it was on 1.07 prior to updating to 1.09, but due to issues I was having with MSI over their chronically defective water coolers, I hadn't had the opportunity to properly set things up in bios.

    I have a feeling there may be issues with this bios update, just due to all of the oddness with the text on several screens. Not 100% certain of that, but I'm definitely going to ivestigate a rollback or switching to the second position after I get home from work today.


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    Re: BIOS Updates for Z590 DARK (1.08) / FTW (1.09) 2022/08/13 16:07:45 (permalink)
    Sure you can step back. I did it while trying to diagnose a problem I had. Turns out it wasn't the bios and changing the bios didn't make a difference.
     
    I keep all the ones I downloaded on a usb drive and select the one I want to try at any time. But I ALWAYS use the bios update utility built into the bios with that usb drive. I have always been skeptical of trying to do it in windows.
     
    108 was the one that caused a lot of unjustified WHEA-Logger errors for several people. Then we were all on the test bios v0.00 for quite a while until v1.09 came out.
     
    Tech_Lee issued it for us to test here in the WHEA-Logger thread https://forums.evga.com/FindPost/3517519
    if you're interested.
     
    Good luck!

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    Re: BIOS Updates for Z590 DARK (1.08) / FTW (1.09) 2022/08/14 19:32:47 (permalink)
    Well, sadly none of the bios updates allows me to change gears for RAM. The setting simply does not appear for me. I've tried 1.07, 1.08, 1.09 and the WHEA-logger test bios. Will likely re-flash to 1.09 sometime tonight after I finish some chores, now that the temps have dropped out of the mid 90's.

    I haven't yet tried changing to the alternate bios via the hardware switch. I'll give that a shot as well, on the chance that something is borked with the main.
     


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    Re: BIOS Updates for Z590 DARK (1.08) / FTW (1.09) 2022/08/15 21:41:44 (permalink)
    Switching bios positions didn't change anything. The second position is on 1.04, but still can't get the gear dropdown. B0ba confirmed in another thread that it's running in gear one, based on the numbers I see in cpu-z, but it's somewhat concerning that nothing I do lets me manually select the gear setting.


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