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2023/01/13 10:10:02 (permalink)
Please note that this is a Beta BIOS, but it is stable enough for those of you who wish to test to give it a shot. 
 
Bios is now considered officially released for both motherboards.
 
BIOS 2.08 (E699 DARK K|NGP|N / E698 Classified)

  • Updates CPU microcode to 10E and provides microcode option 105 (105 version has lower VID value)
  • Supports CPU 13900KS OC table.
  • Supports CPU 13100.
  • Adds undervolt protection item (Microcode 10E only).
  • Adds CPU power limit item.
  • Improves memory stability.
 


Windows Installation
  • Download the correct .zip file below for your motherboard:        
         121-AL-E699-KR - EVGA Z690 DARK K|NGP|N - v2.08
         121-AL-E698-KR - EVGA Z690 CLASSIFIED - v2.08
  • 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 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 within BIOS

  • 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.
BIOS Installation Without CPU

  • Extract the contents of .zip file to USB flash drive (must be formatted as FAT32)
  • Rename the file "EVGAE6XX.bin", where XX is the last two digits of the part number (e.g. Z690 DARK K|NGP|N should be EVGAE699.bin)
    • In the case of the Z690 DARK K|NGP|N, if EVGAE699.bin doesn't work, please try EVGAE690.bin
  • Install the USB flash drive into the USB Type-A port on the motherboard.
  • Make sure to connect the 24pin power connector from your power supply to the motherboard. 
  • Switch on the power supply, if it is not already on.
  • Hold the BIOS Update button on the rear I/O for approximately 2 seconds until the flash begins (the cursor on the POST LED will begin cycling)
  • The BIOS update may take approximately 5-7 minutes to complete.  When done, the board will restart.
  • Complete the rest of your build at this point to confirm a successful flash.

Please let me know if anyone runs into problems with this update.  Thanks!

Also, earlier BIOS files for each board can be found on our Download Center.
 
Edit:  Both Z690 BIOS are considered official releases now.
post edited by EVGATech_LeeM - 2023/01/19 10:27:37
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    Re: Beta BIOS for Z690 DARK K|NGP|N (2.08) / CLASSIFIED (2.08) [13900KS support and more] 2023/01/13 11:16:20 (permalink)
    Any chance this bios fixes the faulty temperature reading in bios?

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    Re: Beta BIOS for Z690 DARK K|NGP|N (2.08) / CLASSIFIED (2.08) [13900KS support and more] 2023/01/13 13:57:31 (permalink)
    icehotshot
    Any chance this bios fixes the faulty temperature reading in bios?


    I responded to your post in the other thread.  I'm not sure what you mean by faulty temperature reading.
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    Re: Beta BIOS for Z690 DARK K|NGP|N (2.08) / CLASSIFIED (2.08) [13900KS support and more] 2023/01/13 14:05:49 (permalink)
    Odd issue after updating the KPE to 2.08;
    On a Clean Setup the network card reset to DHCP or the Default, not a big deal.
    After selection XMP1 it goes into Error 52 Memory initialization error. Invalid memory size or memory modules do not match.
    After 10 minutes I Powered Off the PSU and Powered back on and XMP1 Profile was fine.
    I am not seeing any issues other than know your CPU Microcode Version before changing this New Setting under the CPU Settings.
    I did not see any Windows Activation Issue.
     
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    Re: Beta BIOS for Z690 DARK K|NGP|N (2.08) / CLASSIFIED (2.08) [13900KS support and more] 2023/01/13 14:14:13 (permalink)
    Thanks, Lee. I am going to grab it and start putting it through its paces.
     
    Everyone should remember to remove power (unplug or power off the PSU) after the flash is complete. This has been necessary to avoid unexpected weird behavior on all of the 13th Gen BIOS updates on my Z690 Dark and Asus mobos.

    Wraith // EVGA Z690 Dark K|NGP|N | 13900K | EVGA 3090 K|NGP|N | 32GB DDR5 | EVGA SuperNOVA 1600 P2 | HC-500A Chiller | MO-RA3 360 D5*3 || Level 20 XT
    Banshee // ASUS Strix Z690-E | 13900KF | EVGA 3060 Ti FTW3 | 32GB DDR5 | EVGA 850 B5 | XT45 1080 Nova D5*2 || 5000D Airflow
    Half-Breed // Precision 17 7720 | 7920HQ (BGA filth) | Quadro P5000 16GB (MXM) | 32GB DDR4 || Grade A Off-Lease Refurb

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    Re: Beta BIOS for Z690 DARK K|NGP|N (2.08) / CLASSIFIED (2.08) [13900KS support and more] 2023/01/13 14:32:18 (permalink)
    Not really important but...curious - what happened to 2.07?
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    Re: Beta BIOS for Z690 DARK K|NGP|N (2.08) / CLASSIFIED (2.08) [13900KS support and more] 2023/01/13 14:44:25 (permalink)
    Mr. Fox
    Thanks, Lee. I am going to grab it and start putting it through its paces.
     
    Everyone should remember to remove power (unplug or power off the PSU) after the flash is complete. This has been necessary to avoid unexpected weird behavior on all of the 13th Gen BIOS updates on my Z690 Dark and Asus mobos.

    I’m afraid to update
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    Re: Beta BIOS for Z690 DARK K|NGP|N (2.08) / CLASSIFIED (2.08) [13900KS support and more] 2023/01/13 14:45:27 (permalink)
    EVGATech_LeeM
    Please note that this is a Beta BIOS, but it is stable enough for those of you who wish to test to give it a shot. 
     
    BIOS 2.08 (E699 DARK K|NGP|N / E698 Classified)

    • Updates CPU microcode to 10E and provides microcode option 105 (105 version has lower VID value)
    • Supports CPU 13900KS OC table.
    • Supports CPU 13100.
    • Adds undervolt protection item (Microcode 10E only).
    • Adds CPU power limit item.
    • Improves memory stability.

    Please let the BIOS team know that I (and probably many others) thank them for making the EVGA default 4096W rather than the crippled Intel default power limit. That is wonderful. It's good for anyone that wants to power limit their CPU for some reason to have that ability with the new menu item, but I really am glad I don't have to deliberately max it out manually.
     
    It would be nice if the BIOS values for virtualization, TVB options, TPM and Secure Boot to all be set to disabled by default.
    post edited by Mr. Fox - 2023/01/13 14:49:32

    Wraith // EVGA Z690 Dark K|NGP|N | 13900K | EVGA 3090 K|NGP|N | 32GB DDR5 | EVGA SuperNOVA 1600 P2 | HC-500A Chiller | MO-RA3 360 D5*3 || Level 20 XT
    Banshee // ASUS Strix Z690-E | 13900KF | EVGA 3060 Ti FTW3 | 32GB DDR5 | EVGA 850 B5 | XT45 1080 Nova D5*2 || 5000D Airflow
    Half-Breed // Precision 17 7720 | 7920HQ (BGA filth) | Quadro P5000 16GB (MXM) | 32GB DDR4 || Grade A Off-Lease Refurb

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    Re: Beta BIOS for Z690 DARK K|NGP|N (2.08) / CLASSIFIED (2.08) [13900KS support and more] 2023/01/13 15:50:07 (permalink)
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    Thanks, Lee. I am going to grab it and start putting it through its paces.
     
    Everyone should remember to remove power (unplug or power off the PSU) after the flash is complete. This has been necessary to avoid unexpected weird behavior on all of the 13th Gen BIOS updates on my Z690 Dark and Asus mobos.

    I’m afraid to update

    So far I find nothing to complain about. The 105 microcode definitely lowered VID and my memory overclocking seems to be great as well.
     

    Wraith // EVGA Z690 Dark K|NGP|N | 13900K | EVGA 3090 K|NGP|N | 32GB DDR5 | EVGA SuperNOVA 1600 P2 | HC-500A Chiller | MO-RA3 360 D5*3 || Level 20 XT
    Banshee // ASUS Strix Z690-E | 13900KF | EVGA 3060 Ti FTW3 | 32GB DDR5 | EVGA 850 B5 | XT45 1080 Nova D5*2 || 5000D Airflow
    Half-Breed // Precision 17 7720 | 7920HQ (BGA filth) | Quadro P5000 16GB (MXM) | 32GB DDR4 || Grade A Off-Lease Refurb

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    Re: Beta BIOS for Z690 DARK K|NGP|N (2.08) / CLASSIFIED (2.08) [13900KS support and more] 2023/01/13 16:08:28 (permalink)
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    Thanks, Lee. I am going to grab it and start putting it through its paces.

    Everyone should remember to remove power (unplug or power off the PSU) after the flash is complete. This has been necessary to avoid unexpected weird behavior on all of the 13th Gen BIOS updates on my Z690 Dark and Asus mobos.

    I’m afraid to update

    So far I find nothing to complain about. The 105 microcode definitely lowered VID and my memory overclocking seems to be great as well.
     

    Didn’t you have like 8000-8200 stable before?
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    Re: Beta BIOS for Z690 DARK K|NGP|N (2.08) / CLASSIFIED (2.08) [13900KS support and more] 2023/01/13 16:10:50 (permalink)
    EVGATech_LeeM
    Please note that this is a Beta BIOS, but it is stable enough for those of you who wish to test to give it a shot. 
     
    BIOS 2.08 (E699 DARK K|NGP|N / E698 Classified)
    • Updates CPU microcode to 10E and provides microcode option 105 (105 version has lower VID value)
    • Supports CPU 13900KS OC table.
    • Supports CPU 13100.
    • Adds undervolt protection item (Microcode 10E only).
    • Adds CPU power limit item.
    • Improves memory stability.
     

    Windows Installation
    • Download the correct .zip file below for your motherboard:        
             121-AL-E699-KR - EVGA Z690 DARK K|NGP|N - v2.08
             121-AL-E698-KR - EVGA Z690 CLASSIFIED - v2.08
    • 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 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 within BIOS
    • 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.
    BIOS Installation Without CPU
    • Extract the contents of .zip file to USB flash drive (must be formatted as FAT32)
    • Rename the file "EVGAE6XX.bin", where XX is the last two digits of the part number (e.g. Z690 DARK K|NGP|N should be EVGAE699.bin)
      • In the case of the Z690 DARK K|NGP|N, if EVGAE699.bin doesn't work, please try EVGAE690.bin
    • Install the USB flash drive into the USB Type-A port on the motherboard.
    • Make sure to connect the 24pin power connector from your power supply to the motherboard. 
    • Switch on the power supply, if it is not already on.
    • Hold the BIOS Update button on the rear I/O for approximately 2 seconds until the flash begins (the cursor on the POST LED will begin cycling)
    • The BIOS update may take approximately 5-7 minutes to complete.  When done, the board will restart.
    • Complete the rest of your build at this point to confirm a successful flash.

    Please let me know if anyone runs into problems with this update.  Thanks!

    Also, earlier BIOS files for each board can be found on our Download Center.

    Lee just to clarify; so the new microcode fixes the undervolt bug that happens when you try to set a negative offset to the stock VID and it doesn’t work? Also, is 105 what BIOS 2.06 is on?
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    Re: Beta BIOS for Z690 DARK K|NGP|N (2.08) / CLASSIFIED (2.08) [13900KS support and more] 2023/01/13 17:07:19 (permalink)
    bcavnaugh
    Odd issue after updating the KPE to 2.08;
    On a Clean Setup the network card reset to DHCP or the Default, not a big deal.
    After selection XMP1 it goes into Error 52 Memory initialization error. Invalid memory size or memory modules do not match.
    After 10 minutes I Powered Off the PSU and Powered back on and XMP1 Profile was fine.
    I am not seeing any issues other than know your CPU Microcode Version before changing this New Setting under the CPU Settings.
    I did not see any Windows Activation Issue.
     
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    CPU: Intel® Core™ i9-13900KF Processor


    I've seen what you described happen on a number of motherboards, from Z690, Z790, and X570.  Sometimes the memory training may need a hard power cycle and clear CMOS for the memory to work normally.  Not sure if that's a bug, issue, or just a side-effect sometimes of changing memory or updating the BIOS.
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    Re: Beta BIOS for Z690 DARK K|NGP|N (2.08) / CLASSIFIED (2.08) [13900KS support and more] 2023/01/13 17:08:04 (permalink)
    Hmmm. Getting stuck on post code 92 after flash. 92 shows on the readout & PC screen. CMOS cleared, power discharged, still no go for me. Will try reflashing and post result.
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    Re: Beta BIOS for Z690 DARK K|NGP|N (2.08) / CLASSIFIED (2.08) [13900KS support and more] 2023/01/13 17:09:56 (permalink)
    rgarodnick
    Not really important but...curious - what happened to 2.07?


    Sometimes during development on a BIOS our team might end up scrapping one because a new update from Intel is available, a different bug fix is implemented, or the previous version just hasn't finished testing. 
     
    It's also true that in some limited cases we might provide a BIOS and then remove it after users report a lot of issues with it.  In this case, that didn't happen.
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    Re: Beta BIOS for Z690 DARK K|NGP|N (2.08) / CLASSIFIED (2.08) [13900KS support and more] 2023/01/13 17:17:51 (permalink)
    TheAffxct
    Lee just to clarify; so the new microcode fixes the undervolt bug that happens when you try to set a negative offset to the stock VID and it doesn’t work? Also, is 105 what BIOS 2.06 is on?

    I don't know if they're related, tbh. 
     
    If I had to guess, I would say 105 might be 2.05, and 2.06 might still use 105.
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    Re: Beta BIOS for Z690 DARK K|NGP|N (2.08) / CLASSIFIED (2.08) [13900KS support and more] 2023/01/13 17:21:38 (permalink)
    EVGATech_LeeM
     
    I've seen what you described happen on a number of motherboards, from Z690, Z790, and X570.  Sometimes the memory training may need a hard power cycle and clear CMOS for the memory to work normally.  Not sure if that's a bug, issue, or just a side-effect sometimes of changing memory or updating the BIOS.


    yep.  Z790 does best when you hard power cycle. 

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    Re: Beta BIOS for Z690 DARK K|NGP|N (2.08) / CLASSIFIED (2.08) [13900KS support and more] 2023/01/13 17:51:44 (permalink)
    Mienko
    Hmmm. Getting stuck on post code 92 after flash. 92 shows on the readout & PC screen. CMOS cleared, power discharged, still no go for me. Will try reflashing and post result.


    After flashing back down to 2.06 again, was able to reflash back up to 2.08. Not sure what the deal was. On to testing. :-D
     
    post edited by Mienko - 2023/01/14 01:40:54
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    Re: Beta BIOS for Z690 DARK K|NGP|N (2.08) / CLASSIFIED (2.08) [13900KS support and more] 2023/01/13 18:53:07 (permalink)
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    TheAffxct
    Lee just to clarify; so the new microcode fixes the undervolt bug that happens when you try to set a negative offset to the stock VID and it doesn’t work? Also, is 105 what BIOS 2.06 is on?

    I don't know if they're related, tbh. 
     
    If I had to guess, I would say 105 might be 2.05, and 2.06 might still use 105.

    I went into HWINFO before flashing and 2.06 does indeed use 105. I dunno if there’s much of a different between 105 and 10E. It seems that unfortunately the AVX thing is still there. It is what it is I guess.
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    Re: Beta BIOS for Z690 DARK K|NGP|N (2.08) / CLASSIFIED (2.08) [13900KS support and more] 2023/01/13 19:27:46 (permalink)
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    Mr. Fox
    Thanks, Lee. I am going to grab it and start putting it through its paces.

    Everyone should remember to remove power (unplug or power off the PSU) after the flash is complete. This has been necessary to avoid unexpected weird behavior on all of the 13th Gen BIOS updates on my Z690 Dark and Asus mobos.

    I’m afraid to update

    So far I find nothing to complain about. The 105 microcode definitely lowered VID and my memory overclocking seems to be great as well.
     

    Didn’t you have like 8000-8200 stable before?

    Yes and I don't have any doubt that it'll still do the same. Just recreating and saving my BIOS profiles and started with the lowest clock speed. 7800 works with all the same settings as it did with 2.03, 2.05 and 2.06.

    Seems about the same overall except for lower VID. I have had no issues from 2.03 forward. What may make a difference for me is I don't configure my systems the way some people do. I don't use adaptive voltage or dynamic clock boosting schemes, and I don't take any kind of power saving measures into account. I just max things out at the highest stable all core clock speed I can achieve without overheating and lock everything down there with static clocks, voltage and power. I do not care about trying to minimize power consumption.
    post edited by Mr. Fox - 2023/01/13 19:37:49

    Wraith // EVGA Z690 Dark K|NGP|N | 13900K | EVGA 3090 K|NGP|N | 32GB DDR5 | EVGA SuperNOVA 1600 P2 | HC-500A Chiller | MO-RA3 360 D5*3 || Level 20 XT
    Banshee // ASUS Strix Z690-E | 13900KF | EVGA 3060 Ti FTW3 | 32GB DDR5 | EVGA 850 B5 | XT45 1080 Nova D5*2 || 5000D Airflow
    Half-Breed // Precision 17 7720 | 7920HQ (BGA filth) | Quadro P5000 16GB (MXM) | 32GB DDR4 || Grade A Off-Lease Refurb

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    Re: Beta BIOS for Z690 DARK K|NGP|N (2.08) / CLASSIFIED (2.08) [13900KS support and more] 2023/01/14 00:14:36 (permalink)
    Mr. Fox
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    Mr. Fox
    Thanks, Lee. I am going to grab it and start putting it through its paces.

    Everyone should remember to remove power (unplug or power off the PSU) after the flash is complete. This has been necessary to avoid unexpected weird behavior on all of the 13th Gen BIOS updates on my Z690 Dark and Asus mobos.

    I’m afraid to update

    So far I find nothing to complain about. The 105 microcode definitely lowered VID and my memory overclocking seems to be great as well.
     

    Didn’t you have like 8000-8200 stable before?

    Yes and I don't have any doubt that it'll still do the same. Just recreating and saving my BIOS profiles and started with the lowest clock speed. 7800 works with all the same settings as it did with 2.03, 2.05 and 2.06.

    Seems about the same overall except for lower VID. I have had no issues from 2.03 forward. What may make a difference for me is I don't configure my systems the way some people do. I don't use adaptive voltage or dynamic clock boosting schemes, and I don't take any kind of power saving measures into account. I just max things out at the highest stable all core clock speed I can achieve without overheating and lock everything down there with static clocks, voltage and power. I do not care about trying to minimize power consumption.

    Seems OK as I suspected it would be.
     
    BIOS v2.06
     
    BIOS v2.08


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    Re: Beta BIOS for Z690 DARK K|NGP|N (2.08) / CLASSIFIED (2.08) [13900KS support and more] 2023/01/14 00:27:33 (permalink)
    Just reporting the flash of 2.08 was completly fine. 
    Also new settings is sweet. Please bring Hide Item OC to default bios aswell :)
     
    post edited by rakzbr - 2023/01/14 00:36:00
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    Re: Beta BIOS for Z690 DARK K|NGP|N (2.08) / CLASSIFIED (2.08) [13900KS support and more] 2023/01/14 04:11:31 (permalink)
    Mr. Fox
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    Thanks, Lee. I am going to grab it and start putting it through its paces.

    Everyone should remember to remove power (unplug or power off the PSU) after the flash is complete. This has been necessary to avoid unexpected weird behavior on all of the 13th Gen BIOS updates on my Z690 Dark and Asus mobos.

    I’m afraid to update

    So far I find nothing to complain about. The 105 microcode definitely lowered VID and my memory overclocking seems to be great as well.
     

    Didn’t you have like 8000-8200 stable before?

    Yes and I don't have any doubt that it'll still do the same. Just recreating and saving my BIOS profiles and started with the lowest clock speed. 7800 works with all the same settings as it did with 2.03, 2.05 and 2.06.

    Seems about the same overall except for lower VID. I have had no issues from 2.03 forward. What may make a difference for me is I don't configure my systems the way some people do. I don't use adaptive voltage or dynamic clock boosting schemes, and I don't take any kind of power saving measures into account. I just max things out at the highest stable all core clock speed I can achieve without overheating and lock everything down there with static clocks, voltage and power. I do not care about trying to minimize power consumption.

    Tbh I don’t think we can do adaptive boosting stuff even if we wanted, there’s no way of adjusting AC/DC LL on EVGA. I personally use fixed voltage OCing as well though. It’s just a lot easier to manage.
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    Re: Beta BIOS for Z690 DARK K|NGP|N (2.08) / CLASSIFIED (2.08) [13900KS support and more] 2023/01/14 04:13:50 (permalink)
    Mr. Fox
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    Thanks, Lee. I am going to grab it and start putting it through its paces.

    Everyone should remember to remove power (unplug or power off the PSU) after the flash is complete. This has been necessary to avoid unexpected weird behavior on all of the 13th Gen BIOS updates on my Z690 Dark and Asus mobos.

    I’m afraid to update

    So far I find nothing to complain about. The 105 microcode definitely lowered VID and my memory overclocking seems to be great as well.
     

    Didn’t you have like 8000-8200 stable before?

    Yes and I don't have any doubt that it'll still do the same. Just recreating and saving my BIOS profiles and started with the lowest clock speed. 7800 works with all the same settings as it did with 2.03, 2.05 and 2.06.

    Seems about the same overall except for lower VID. I have had no issues from 2.03 forward. What may make a difference for me is I don't configure my systems the way some people do. I don't use adaptive voltage or dynamic clock boosting schemes, and I don't take any kind of power saving measures into account. I just max things out at the highest stable all core clock speed I can achieve without overheating and lock everything down there with static clocks, voltage and power. I do not care about trying to minimize power consumption.

    Seems OK as I suspected it would be.
     
    BIOS v2.06
     
    BIOS v2.08


    I don’t know if training would ever really be an issue unless they screwed something up very badly. For me it’s always a concern regarding stuff like Y-cruncher VST and TM5 ABSOLUT. I’m wondering if ‘Improves Memory Stability’ means 7800 will work for me now.
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    Re: Beta BIOS for Z690 DARK K|NGP|N (2.08) / CLASSIFIED (2.08) [13900KS support and more] 2023/01/14 07:45:28 (permalink)
    rakzbr
    Just reporting the flash of 2.08 was completly fine. 
    Also new settings is sweet. Please bring Hide Item OC to default bios aswell :)
     

    Hello. Happy Saturday. Where is this in the BIOS? I do not remember a menu item such as this.

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    Re: Beta BIOS for Z690 DARK K|NGP|N (2.08) / CLASSIFIED (2.08) [13900KS support and more] 2023/01/14 09:07:46 (permalink)
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    Thanks, Lee. I am going to grab it and start putting it through its paces.

    Everyone should remember to remove power (unplug or power off the PSU) after the flash is complete. This has been necessary to avoid unexpected weird behavior on all of the 13th Gen BIOS updates on my Z690 Dark and Asus mobos.

    I’m afraid to update

    So far I find nothing to complain about. The 105 microcode definitely lowered VID and my memory overclocking seems to be great as well.
     

    Didn’t you have like 8000-8200 stable before?

    Yes and I don't have any doubt that it'll still do the same. Just recreating and saving my BIOS profiles and started with the lowest clock speed. 7800 works with all the same settings as it did with 2.03, 2.05 and 2.06.

    Seems about the same overall except for lower VID. I have had no issues from 2.03 forward. What may make a difference for me is I don't configure my systems the way some people do. I don't use adaptive voltage or dynamic clock boosting schemes, and I don't take any kind of power saving measures into account. I just max things out at the highest stable all core clock speed I can achieve without overheating and lock everything down there with static clocks, voltage and power. I do not care about trying to minimize power consumption.

    Seems OK as I suspected it would be.
     
    BIOS v2.06
     
    BIOS v2.08


    I don’t know if training would ever really be an issue unless they screwed something up very badly. For me it’s always a concern regarding stuff like Y-cruncher VST and TM5 ABSOLUT. I’m wondering if ‘Improves Memory Stability’ means 7800 will work for me now.

    It should...
     
     

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    Banshee // ASUS Strix Z690-E | 13900KF | EVGA 3060 Ti FTW3 | 32GB DDR5 | EVGA 850 B5 | XT45 1080 Nova D5*2 || 5000D Airflow
    Half-Breed // Precision 17 7720 | 7920HQ (BGA filth) | Quadro P5000 16GB (MXM) | 32GB DDR4 || Grade A Off-Lease Refurb

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    Re: Beta BIOS for Z690 DARK K|NGP|N (2.08) / CLASSIFIED (2.08) [13900KS support and more] 2023/01/14 15:33:10 (permalink)
    After updating from bios on Classified motherboard hangs on 92
    also, flashed via flashback button - same story
    2.08 DOA



    post edited by rulik006 - 2023/01/14 16:08:32
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    Re: Beta BIOS for Z690 DARK K|NGP|N (2.08) / CLASSIFIED (2.08) [13900KS support and more] 2023/01/14 16:47:12 (permalink)
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    After updating from bios on Classified motherboard hangs on 92
    also, flashed via flashback button - same story
    2.08 DOA


    Has your board been replaced under warranty? Seems like you have just had a bad experience all around and it makes me sad to see the troubles you have endured. I've never owned a Classified motherboard, but I have owned X299 Dark, Z490 Dark, Z590 Dark and now my Z690 Dark and they have been, without question, the best motherboards I have ever owned. To the contrary, every Rampage and Maximus Hero and Apex board I have own (on the same chipsets mentioned) has experience some sort of catastrophic failure, including damaging other components in the process. (Their horrible warranty process adds insult to injury, too.) The only Asus boards I have owned that have been reliable are their less expensive Prime and Strix models.
     
    I'm wondering if you shouldn't look into an RMA if you haven't already.

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    Re: Beta BIOS for Z690 DARK K|NGP|N (2.08) / CLASSIFIED (2.08) [13900KS support and more] 2023/01/14 17:05:53 (permalink)
    Mr. Fox
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    After updating from bios on Classified motherboard hangs on 92
    also, flashed via flashback button - same story
    2.08 DOA



    Has your board been replaced under warranty? Seems like you have just had a bad experience all around and it makes me sad to see the troubles you have endured. I've never owned a Classified motherboard, but I have owned X299 Dark, Z490 Dark, Z590 Dark and now my Z690 Dark and they have been, without question, the best motherboards I have ever owned. To the contrary, every Rampage and Maximus Hero and Apex board I have own (on the same chipsets mentioned) has experience some sort of catastrophic failure, including damaging other components in the process. (Their horrible warranty process adds insult to injury, too.) The only Asus boards I have owned that have been reliable are their less expensive Prime and Strix models.
    I'm wondering if you shouldn't look into an RMA if you haven't already.

    Classified working good, except weak memory oc and lame bioses, like previous with shutdown issues and 2.08 with 92 hang. Just switched to 2.03, i will re-flash bad 2.08 with next update
    Sent motherboard back to USA from Ukraine? it will cost a lot of money and useless - board is working
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    Re: Beta BIOS for Z690 DARK K|NGP|N (2.08) / CLASSIFIED (2.08) [13900KS support and more] 2023/01/14 17:50:06 (permalink)
    rulik006
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    After updating from bios on Classified motherboard hangs on 92
    also, flashed via flashback button - same story
    2.08 DOA



    Has your board been replaced under warranty? Seems like you have just had a bad experience all around and it makes me sad to see the troubles you have endured. I've never owned a Classified motherboard, but I have owned X299 Dark, Z490 Dark, Z590 Dark and now my Z690 Dark and they have been, without question, the best motherboards I have ever owned. To the contrary, every Rampage and Maximus Hero and Apex board I have own (on the same chipsets mentioned) has experience some sort of catastrophic failure, including damaging other components in the process. (Their horrible warranty process adds insult to injury, too.) The only Asus boards I have owned that have been reliable are their less expensive Prime and Strix models.
    I'm wondering if you shouldn't look into an RMA if you haven't already.

    Classified working good, except weak memory oc and lame bioses, like previous with shutdown issues and 2.08 with 92 hang. Just switched to 2.03, i will re-flash bad 2.08 with next update
    Sent motherboard back to USA from Ukraine? it will cost a lot of money and useless - board is working


    I also had the 92 hang.  Switched bios, booted, then switched to the bad bios and tried to reflash and it was a no-go.  BUT, it then booted into the bios.  In the bios, I noticed that the Intel ME information was blank and no security module was detected.  When I rebooted from here, I got an error 92 again.  So, switched the bios back to my known good, booted, switched back to the bad bios and recovered it with 2.06.  After booting with 2.06 fresh, reinstalled 2.08 again and this time it took without a hitch.  
     
    Out of curiosity, have you updated your Intel ME firmware outside of the bios update?  I have and I'm thinking that may have been what caused my hiccup.
     
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    Re: Beta BIOS for Z690 DARK K|NGP|N (2.08) / CLASSIFIED (2.08) [13900KS support and more] 2023/01/14 19:00:27 (permalink)
    Intel ME is unnecessary and unimportant. It is better for it to be disabled. It serves no useful purpose as far as I am concerned.

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