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Re: BIOS for Z690 DARK K|NGP|N (2.13) / CLASSIFIED (2.12) [Misc. Bug Fixes/24G DIMM suppor 2023/05/05 16:28:05 (permalink)
If not you can flash it without a cpu
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Re: BIOS for Z690 DARK K|NGP|N (2.13) / CLASSIFIED (2.12) [Misc. Bug Fixes/24G DIMM suppor 2023/05/05 21:22:54 (permalink)
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I ordered Kingpin Z690 from Newegg. Do you know if the motherboard already has some bios version supporting 13900k preinstalled?
 
Thanks.


unlikely, but you can flash without CPU 


 
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.

13900k Delided, unleashed, and undervolted
EVGA Z690 Classified
64Gb G.Skill 6400Mhz CL32
EVGA RTX 3080ti Hydrocopper @2Ghz
 
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Re: BIOS for Z690 DARK K|NGP|N (2.13) / CLASSIFIED (2.12) [Misc. Bug Fixes/24G DIMM suppor 2023/05/07 10:08:48 (permalink)
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Hello, i am a new to the forum, I want to buy the evga dark kingpin z690 but I want to know if it is also compatible with 48gb RAM modules for a maximum of 96gb.

I hope you can help me.

Thank you.


48GB modules have not been tested on our end to my knowledge.  Our MB team thinks they should work with the latest BIOS, but we can't guarantee compatibility at this time.




PC
EVGA z690 Dark Kingpin
CPU i9 12900K
 
Will it use 24 gig kit?
Thinking about getting the Trident 2x24 8000 kit, although I am considering waiting until there is more information from forum members on this, cause I would like to know about 48 gig modules as well.

> PSU: EVGA 1300 Watt Gold
> Mainboard: EVGA Z690 Dark Kingpin (BIOS v2.13)
> CPU: Intel Core i9-12900K
> AIO: ROG Ryujin II 360 AIO
> Physical Memory: G.SKILL Trident Z5 96GB (2 x 48GB) DD5 6400
> Physical Memory Model#: 
> Monitor: Aorus 43"
> Video Card: MSI RTX 4090 Suprim X
> Case: Hyte Y60
> NVME: WD-Black SN850x 4TB, Samsung 980pro 2TB
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Re: BIOS for Z690 DARK K|NGP|N (2.13) / CLASSIFIED (2.12) [Misc. Bug Fixes/24G DIMM suppor 2023/05/07 15:08:00 (permalink)
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lradunovic
I ordered Kingpin Z690 from Newegg. Do you know if the motherboard already has some bios version supporting 13900k preinstalled?
 
Thanks.


unlikely, but you can flash without CPU 


 
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.




Sounds too complicated. I have 12900k, did not sell yet. I will install that CPU first and flash bios, and then swap for 13900k
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Re: BIOS for Z690 DARK K|NGP|N (2.13) / CLASSIFIED (2.12) [Misc. Bug Fixes/24G DIMM suppor 2023/05/07 17:45:17 (permalink)
lradunovic
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lradunovic
I ordered Kingpin Z690 from Newegg. Do you know if the motherboard already has some bios version supporting 13900k preinstalled?
 
Thanks.


unlikely, but you can flash without CPU 


 
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.




Sounds too complicated. I have 12900k, did not sell yet. I will install that CPU first and flash bios, and then swap for 13900k




 
lradunovic,
 
ur very fortunate having a 12900K.
 
anyone else that isn't as fortunate, and agrees ^^ is too complicated maybe the following vid would help them... 
 
See: Khronos_18's Youtube vid from post #19 on this thread or just use the following link:
How to update bios Evga z690 Classified
^^ is worth a million words.
 
(TY! again Khronos_18. )
 
 
Edit: and note, he begins the vid saying that it is for both z690 Classified and Kingpin.
post edited by Bee_Dee_3_Dee - 2023/05/07 18:04:27

> PSU: Seasonic VERTEX GX-1200
> Mainboard: EVGA Z690 CLASSIFIED (BIOS v1.03 12/3/2021)
> CPU: Intel Core i9-12900KF
> AIO: EVGA CLC 240mm
> Physical Memory: G.SKILL Trident Z5 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR5 5600
> Physical Memory Model#: F5-5600U3636C16GX2-TZ5S
> Monitor: Alienware AW2721D
> Video Card: EVGA 3090 FTW3 ULTRA GAMING
> Case: Cooler Master HAF X (942)
> DAS: Sabrent DS-SC5B
 
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Re: BIOS for Z690 DARK K|NGP|N (2.13) / CLASSIFIED (2.12) [Misc. Bug Fixes/24G DIMM suppor 2023/05/10 11:09:05 (permalink)
Wanted to share my classified experience so far on this bios. 12900k with a lil overclock and everything is stable.
 
I had Windows Activation issues though and boy was that a headache. I'm convinced the help desk at Microsoft is useless when it comes to this type of issue. I've bought so many windows 11 licenses digitally and it's my last time doing that. I purchased a physical license as these BIOS updates keep wiping my digital license and reclaiming it has been impossible with Microsoft being no help.
 
Last thing I've seen is sometimes on a reboot I will get a message saying "memory has changed" and would I like to enter setup. Nothing has changed but it gets flagged once in a while.
 
Everything else is working wonderfully!
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Re: BIOS for Z690 DARK K|NGP|N (2.13) / CLASSIFIED (2.12) [Misc. Bug Fixes/24G DIMM suppor 2023/05/10 21:39:35 (permalink)
I have been using v2.08 with zero issues of any kind. No problems flashing the new firmware and no issues with Windows 11 activation being lost. Completed flash in Windows after setting BIOS defaults. After flashing, did full shutdown and turned off power to PSU.
 
I did not notice any effect related to my Hynix A-die overclock settings (neither worse nor better) and no changes to memory settings was needed. In terms of the CPU behavior, quick stability testing indicated this update is inferior to v2.08. I believe the new micro-code is the actual fly in the ointment, but selecting older micro-code didn't produce a noticeable change in anything.
 
Z690 Dark - 13900K - 5.7-P, 4.7-E, 4.9 Cache and 8200 memory, with TPM, Virtualization, TVB, Secure Boot, Intel ME, WiFi/BT M.2 slot all disabled (my 24/7 daily driver settings) and found that values used on all prior BIOS versions were no longer ideal with the new firmware. Tinkered a bit to see if there was any reason to keep using the new firmware, but didn't identify one.
- CPU required at least 0.050V more vcore and dropping cache to 4.8, but was still less stable (failed AIDA64 stress test and Cinebench R23 crashing using same voltage as 2.08) 
- CPU ran hotter due to increased voltage needs (expected with the need for increased voltage)
- Boot time seemed a bit longer from cold boot
 
Went back to v2.08. Could not identify any benefit to using the new firmware. I had no problems that needed to be corrected using v2.08.
- I am not using, nor do I plan to purchase or have any need for, 24GB memory modules
- My A-die sticks are generic green Hynix modules (all manual overclock settings), so no XMP or Expo concerns to address
- Everything plays nice with my MSI 4090 Suprim X using old or current drivers on v2.08 so there was no need related to that
 
(Note: I have never tested sleep or hibernation on any BIOS version. I use my systems in one of two modes exclusively: everything powered on 100%, and everything powered off 100%. So, the sleep functionality doesn't matter to me.)
 
Love my Z690 Dark. My Z690 Apex is a pile of garbage in comparison to it. The Dark does everything better than the Apex.
post edited by Mr. Fox - 2023/05/10 22:10:10

Wraith // EVGA Z690 Dark K|NGP|N | 13900K | MSI 4090 Suprim X | 32GB DDR5 | EVGA SuperNOVA 1600 P2 | HC-500A Chiller | MO-RA3 360 D5*3 || EVGA DG-86
Banshee // ASUS Z690 Apex | 13900KF | ASROCK 6900 XT OC Formula | 32GB DDR5 | Corsair RM1200x SHIFT | XT45 1080 Nova D5*2 || Corsair 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: BIOS for Z690 DARK K|NGP|N (2.13) / CLASSIFIED (2.12) [Misc. Bug Fixes/24G DIMM suppor 2023/05/17 15:24:40 (permalink)
@EVGA_Lee
Hi,
 
By any chance do you know if the PMIC MPS (Monolithic Power Systems) would be unlocked in future Bios releases for the Z690 Dark.
Running Bios 2.13
 
Having issues with a GPCB Kit 64GB - motherboard won't boot if memory voltage is more than 1.435v
DDR5 UDIMM 32GB 2Rx8 PC5-5600B-UB0-1010-XT
Module Part Number: HMCG88AGBUA084N
Module Manufacturer: SK Hynix
Memory Speed: 2800.0 MHz (DDR5-5600 / PC5-44800)

CPU: Intel i9-12900KS Motherboard: EVGA Z690 Dark K|NGP|N RAM: DDR5 Hynix A-Die DR GPU: EVGA 3080 FTW3 Cooling: M O R A 420
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Re: BIOS for Z690 DARK K|NGP|N (2.13) / CLASSIFIED (2.12) [Misc. Bug Fixes/24G DIMM suppor 2023/05/19 01:20:28 (permalink)
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Hello, i am a new to the forum, I want to buy the evga dark kingpin z690 but I want to know if it is also compatible with 48gb RAM modules for a maximum of 96gb.

I hope you can help me.

Thank you.


48GB modules have not been tested on our end to my knowledge.  Our MB team thinks they should work with the latest BIOS, but we can't guarantee compatibility at this time.




PC
EVGA z690 Dark Kingpin
CPU i9 12900K
 
Will it use 24 gig kit?
Thinking about getting the Trident 2x24 8000 kit, although I am considering waiting until there is more information from forum members on this, cause I would like to know about 48 gig modules as well.




I have the F5-8000J4048F24GX2-TZ5RK 2x24g kit and it works... kinda... It does not work at the rated XMP speeds, however, I can get it to run up to 7400mhz @ 1.35v. It will boot at 8000 just fine with XMP... but something like TestMem5 Extreme1 @anta777 will start throwing errors within a minute or so. This means that it's not hard-crashing... but I tried for several hours to bring some stability at that speed and wasn't able to. So for now I'm stuck at 7400mhz but am starting to strap down the timings to see where I can get with these 24g-m-dies.
 
I just don't think the Z690 board is capable of running at that speed to be completely honest. Unless there is something that can be done through a BIOS update, then I'm guessing that this is what the difference in layer count for the Z790 Dark is related to. There are seemingly very few difference between the two boards but the layer count likely contributes to better stability at higher frequency memory on the Z790 Dark. Would've been nice to know these limitations before buying but it's a good board none the less. I suppose this could also be down to the IMC in the CPU but I have tried a 12900k a 13900k and a 13900ks all with no dice so again, my guess is a motherboard limitation . Maybe someone from EVGA can help clear this up.
post edited by klavmanian - 2023/05/19 01:26:53
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Re: BIOS for Z690 DARK K|NGP|N (2.13) / CLASSIFIED (2.12) [Misc. Bug Fixes/24G DIMM suppor 2023/05/19 11:27:59 (permalink)
klavmanian
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Hello, i am a new to the forum, I want to buy the evga dark kingpin z690 but I want to know if it is also compatible with 48gb RAM modules for a maximum of 96gb.

I hope you can help me.

Thank you.


48GB modules have not been tested on our end to my knowledge.  Our MB team thinks they should work with the latest BIOS, but we can't guarantee compatibility at this time.




PC
EVGA z690 Dark Kingpin
CPU i9 12900K
 
Will it use 24 gig kit?
Thinking about getting the Trident 2x24 8000 kit, although I am considering waiting until there is more information from forum members on this, cause I would like to know about 48 gig modules as well.




I have the F5-8000J4048F24GX2-TZ5RK 2x24g kit and it works... kinda... It does not work at the rated XMP speeds, however, I can get it to run up to 7400mhz @ 1.35v. It will boot at 8000 just fine with XMP... but something like TestMem5 Extreme1 @anta777 will start throwing errors within a minute or so. This means that it's not hard-crashing... but I tried for several hours to bring some stability at that speed and wasn't able to. So for now I'm stuck at 7400mhz but am starting to strap down the timings to see where I can get with these 24g-m-dies.
 
I just don't think the Z690 board is capable of running at that speed to be completely honest. Unless there is something that can be done through a BIOS update, then I'm guessing that this is what the difference in layer count for the Z790 Dark is related to. There are seemingly very few difference between the two boards but the layer count likely contributes to better stability at higher frequency memory on the Z790 Dark. Would've been nice to know these limitations before buying but it's a good board none the less. I suppose this could also be down to the IMC in the CPU but I have tried a 12900k a 13900k and a 13900ks all with no dice so again, my guess is a motherboard limitation . Maybe someone from EVGA can help clear this up.




Wondering the same thing... is z790 really that much better? If so why? The Apex is 10 layers.... and the Dark is 10 layers, yet the z790 apex wins in overclocks
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Re: BIOS for Z690 DARK K|NGP|N (2.13) / CLASSIFIED (2.12) [Misc. Bug Fixes/24G DIMM suppor 2023/05/19 14:33:38 (permalink)
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Wondering the same thing... is z790 really that much better? If so why? The Apex is 10 layers.... and the Dark is 10 layers, yet the z790 apex wins in overclocks



The EVGA Z790 DARK K|NGP|N rises once again. Built on a 14-layer low-loss PCB with a 21-phase VRM ... ;-)
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Re: BIOS for Z690 DARK K|NGP|N (2.13) / CLASSIFIED (2.12) [Misc. Bug Fixes/24G DIMM suppor 2023/05/21 13:36:23 (permalink)
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Wondering the same thing... is z790 really that much better? If so why? The Apex is 10 layers.... and the Dark is 10 layers, yet the z790 apex wins in overclocks



The EVGA Z790 DARK K|NGP|N rises once again. Built on a 14-layer low-loss PCB with a 21-phase VRM ... ;-)




Beginning to wonder if it's just impossible to run 8000mhz memory whatsoever in a stable way on z690 dark... Might just have to pull the trigger but there are literal 8000mhz profiles in the OC menu so it makes me wonder why I'm having so many issues. Tried a few different 8000mhz xmp rated kits so I know they're good for it. Tried 3x CPU's as well and did manual voltage tuning to see if I could help things along. It doesn't hard crash or anything but I get memory errors on testmem5 after about 5 minutes or so almost every time. 
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Re: BIOS for Z690 DARK K|NGP|N (2.13) / CLASSIFIED (2.12) [Misc. Bug Fixes/24G DIMM suppor 2023/05/22 06:16:40 (permalink)
you would probably have a cherry hand picked CPU to hit 8000.  makes me miss siliconelottery.com 


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Re: BIOS for Z690 DARK K|NGP|N (2.13) / CLASSIFIED (2.12) [Misc. Bug Fixes/24G DIMM suppor 2023/05/22 08:47:24 (permalink)
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Wondering the same thing... is z790 really that much better? If so why? The Apex is 10 layers.... and the Dark is 10 layers, yet the z790 apex wins in overclocks



The EVGA Z790 DARK K|NGP|N rises once again. Built on a 14-layer low-loss PCB with a 21-phase VRM ... ;-)


from what I have seen, the 690 is much harder to get that frequency vs the 790
Beginning to wonder if it's just impossible to run 8000mhz memory whatsoever in a stable way on z690 dark... Might just have to pull the trigger but there are literal 8000mhz profiles in the OC menu so it makes me wonder why I'm having so many issues. Tried a few different 8000mhz xmp rated kits so I know they're good for it. Tried 3x CPU's as well and did manual voltage tuning to see if I could help things along. It doesn't hard crash or anything but I get memory errors on testmem5 after about 5 minutes or so almost every time. 





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Re: BIOS for Z690 DARK K|NGP|N (2.13) / CLASSIFIED (2.12) [Misc. Bug Fixes/24G DIMM suppor 2023/05/22 15:50:44 (permalink)
I have been able to boot upwards of 8200mhz.. it's just not stable. With the 48g M-Die kit I can't get anything over 7200 100% stable even with loose timings. And by 100% stable I mean stable. If it doesn't pass 24h of testmem5/memtest86/ycruncher/etc then it is not even remotely stable. There is no such thing as "game stable" here. Stability or bust.
 
I am currently working my way through stability testing various timings as I go. So far we're at CL34 @ 1.4v vdd2 and 1.4v vdd. Still working my way through the timings though and will post back when I have a fully stable profile for this board. I know others with the same kit of memory on the z790 dark and it will boot and pass all of these tests without issue so this is completely the fault of the board not being good enough for the rated speeds. It's not a bad board.. it's just not up to the task of anything beyond 7200mhz.
 
I have tested this on multiple CPU's (13900k, 13900ks, 12900k), and that limit is the same for all of them with different kits of memory all in the same z690 dark board. I am concluding that this board is not capable of more unless you have exotic cooling and are not afraid to push over 1.48v through the memory. I have tested all the way up to 1.52v and hit a "wall" around the 1.5v mark on this particular dram fwiw.
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Re: BIOS for Z690 DARK K|NGP|N (2.13) / CLASSIFIED (2.12) [Misc. Bug Fixes/24G DIMM suppor 2023/05/25 07:59:09 (permalink)
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Hello, i am a new to the forum, I want to buy the evga dark kingpin z690 but I want to know if it is also compatible with 48gb RAM modules for a maximum of 96gb.

I hope you can help me.

Thank you.


48GB modules have not been tested on our end to my knowledge.  Our MB team thinks they should work with the latest BIOS, but we can't guarantee compatibility at this time.




PC
EVGA z690 Dark Kingpin
CPU i9 12900K
 
Will it use 24 gig kit?
Thinking about getting the Trident 2x24 8000 kit, although I am considering waiting until there is more information from forum members on this, cause I would like to know about 48 gig modules as well.




I have the F5-8000J4048F24GX2-TZ5RK 2x24g kit and it works... kinda... It does not work at the rated XMP speeds, however, I can get it to run up to 7400mhz @ 1.35v. It will boot at 8000 just fine with XMP... but something like TestMem5 Extreme1 @anta777 will start throwing errors within a minute or so. This means that it's not hard-crashing... but I tried for several hours to bring some stability at that speed and wasn't able to. So for now I'm stuck at 7400mhz but am starting to strap down the timings to see where I can get with these 24g-m-dies.
 
I just don't think the Z690 board is capable of running at that speed to be completely honest. Unless there is something that can be done through a BIOS update, then I'm guessing that this is what the difference in layer count for the Z790 Dark is related to. There are seemingly very few difference between the two boards but the layer count likely contributes to better stability at higher frequency memory on the Z790 Dark. Would've been nice to know these limitations before buying but it's a good board none the less. I suppose this could also be down to the IMC in the CPU but I have tried a 12900k a 13900k and a 13900ks all with no dice so again, my guess is a motherboard limitation . Maybe someone from EVGA can help clear this up.




Wondering the same thing... is z790 really that much better? If so why? The Apex is 10 layers.... and the Dark is 10 layers, yet the z790 apex wins in overclocks


Z690 and Z790 are basically the same. Intel even said not to expect a performance improvement with Z790. The dropped Optane support (hardly anyone cared about it) and freed up a couple of PCIe lanes for something else.
 
People don't realize that CPU and memory, and motherboards, are all subject to the silicon lottery. My Z690 Dark runs 8200 stable with tight timings with an average 13900K and a better than average 13900KS, but ONLY with lottery-winning memory modules. Just because you are sold an expensive memory kit doesn't mean it is a good one. Just because you paid out the nose for an expensive motherboard doesn't mean it is a good one. 
 
Cases in point: 
  • I have RMA'd more than a half dozen expensive retail memory kits that were garbage
  • My Z690 Apex is an absolute piece of trash... can't do more than 6800 stable with any memory modules... period
The screenshots below are my Z690 Dark using generic green OEM naked (no heat sink) A-die modules, with no XMP profiles, that I purchased for $100 each and they perform better than the retail TeamGroup and G.SKILL A-die modules. My memory is water cooled and maxes out around 35°C under stress.
 
If your memory is getting into the 40-45°C temperature range running TM5 or other memory testing utilities you are likely to see errors once the temperatures get to that point. And, you'll need some memory voltage (anywhere from 1.475 to 1.600V) to run good A-die at 8000 or higher. Also, don't expect the XMP profile to be stable. You will often need more voltage and may also need to tweak some of the timings manually.
 


 
post edited by Mr. Fox - 2023/05/25 08:06:32

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Re: BIOS for Z690 DARK K|NGP|N (2.13) / CLASSIFIED (2.12) [Misc. Bug Fixes/24G DIMM suppor 2023/05/26 18:25:20 (permalink)
is the windows activation problem fixed? I'm currently using the classified BIOS ver 2.05
Can I upgrade to 2.12 directly from 2.05?

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Re: BIOS for Z690 DARK K|NGP|N (2.13) / CLASSIFIED (2.12) [Misc. Bug Fixes/24G DIMM suppor 2023/05/30 19:49:47 (permalink)
TechYes, claims Asrock is saying that 14th gen is LGA 1700!
Techtuber is TechYes can be found on Youtube.

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Re: BIOS for Z690 DARK K|NGP|N (2.13) / CLASSIFIED (2.12) [Misc. Bug Fixes/24G DIMM suppor 2023/05/31 15:26:50 (permalink)
Are these the best bios for the EVGA z690 Classified version 2.12? 

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Should I update my 2nd and 3rd bios with 2.13 since it is the most stable and compatible version so far?  Thanks

> PSU: EVGA SuperNOVA 1200 P2
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Re: BIOS for Z690 DARK K|NGP|N (2.13) / CLASSIFIED (2.12) [Misc. Bug Fixes/24G DIMM suppor 2023/06/07 17:56:08 (permalink)
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Should I update my 2nd and 3rd bios with 2.13 since it is the most stable and compatible version so far?  Thanks



1st thing to factor into ur question ^^ is ur Hardware. Especially ur CPU.
 
So start with the following for now:
 
Use *link* for creating an EVGA Forum signature.
 
Feel free to copy/edit my signature.
 
With an EVGA Signature that lists ur Hardware -- below each post u make on these forums -- ppl will be able to better advice u. And very importantly, they won't need to ask as many questions. Therefore helping u is easier.
 
GL
 

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Re: BIOS for Z690 DARK K|NGP|N (2.13) / CLASSIFIED (2.12) [Misc. Bug Fixes/24G DIMM suppor 2023/06/12 00:04:47 (permalink)
Anyone looking to push the Z690 Dark memory overclock might find a use for this...

 

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Re: BIOS for Z690 DARK K|NGP|N (2.13) / CLASSIFIED (2.12) [Misc. Bug Fixes/24G DIMM suppor 2023/06/22 00:57:50 (permalink)
13900KF.
Found some sort of bug. When cpu multiplier is set to anything higher than 5800, launching heavy avx2 load, linpack for example, drops cpu frequency to 5800.
AVX2 offset is set to 0.
It doesn't matter if cpu frequency set by "Per Core" or "Ratio Limit".
All TVB settings are disabled.
Temperature is not an issue - custom loop with supercool direct die. on P5800/E4700 it rarely hits 77-78 degrees at around 400W power.
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Re: BIOS for Z690 DARK K|NGP|N (2.13) / CLASSIFIED (2.12) [Misc. Bug Fixes/24G DIMM suppor 2023/06/22 07:27:47 (permalink)
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13900KF.
Found some sort of bug. When cpu multiplier is set to anything higher than 5800, launching heavy avx2 load, linpack for example, drops cpu frequency to 5800.
AVX2 offset is set to 0.
It doesn't matter if cpu frequency set by "Per Core" or "Ratio Limit".
All TVB settings are disabled.
Temperature is not an issue - custom loop with supercool direct die. on P5800/E4700 it rarely hits 77-78 degrees at around 400W power.


Interesting observation. Contact EVGA tech support. 

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Re: BIOS for Z690 DARK K|NGP|N (2.13) / CLASSIFIED (2.12) [Misc. Bug Fixes/24G DIMM suppor 2023/06/28 05:41:21 (permalink)
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Interesting observation. Contact EVGA tech support. 



i am not sure if we should expect too much from EVGA.
 
TO Last Login was end of april, does not look very promising for me considering possible future updates for RPL refresh.
 

Last Login: Friday, April 28, 2023 0:23 PM

 
part of the european support staff has been fired during the past weeks too.
 
warranty of new EVGA PSU limited to 3/5 years.
 
etc.pp.
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Re: BIOS for Z690 DARK K|NGP|N (2.13) / CLASSIFIED (2.12) [Misc. Bug Fixes/24G DIMM suppor 2023/06/28 06:52:02 (permalink)
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i am not sure if we should expect too much from EVGA.

Yeah. Their answer was "Unfortunately, we can not guarantee overclock on these or any motherboards beyond the advertised clocks.  We test the motherboard to ensure it is properly functioning and beyond this there are various reasons including the CPU itself."

However, in cinebench 20\23 frequency is not dropping down, it holding at 5900. Even 6000 holds on P cores in cinebenches.

But in Linpack and chess Stockfish AVX2 engine its drops to 5800.

Took Apex Z790 from friend for a day to test. Apex holds 5900 on P cores rock solid.

Well, i think i can live with it. Just wanted to clarify things. Seems like it's a EVGA BIOS issue.
 
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Re: BIOS for Z690 DARK K|NGP|N (2.13) / CLASSIFIED (2.12) [Misc. Bug Fixes/24G DIMM suppor 2023/07/03 15:07:29 (permalink)
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ironage
i am not sure if we should expect too much from EVGA.

Yeah. Their answer was "Unfortunately, we can not guarantee overclock on these or any motherboards beyond the advertised clocks.  We test the motherboard to ensure it is properly functioning and beyond this there are various reasons including the CPU itself."

However, in cinebench 20\23 frequency is not dropping down, it holding at 5900. Even 6000 holds on P cores in cinebenches.

But in Linpack and chess Stockfish AVX2 engine its drops to 5800.

Took Apex Z790 from friend for a day to test. Apex holds 5900 on P cores rock solid.

Well, i think i can live with it. Just wanted to clarify things. Seems like it's a EVGA BIOS issue.
 




EVGA needs to respond. Keep holding them accountable for these issues. Bug reporting to devs is always such a hassle... Wish sometimes companies had a direct way to give feedback to engineers. The world would be a better place, rather than customer service team filtering it 
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Re: BIOS for Z690 DARK K|NGP|N (2.13) / CLASSIFIED (2.12) [Misc. Bug Fixes/24G DIMM suppor 2023/07/03 18:37:01 (permalink)
The Gamers Nexus video from a week or so ago implied the BIOS team was getting let go. Maybe I misinterpreted it but sounds like they 2 lead BIOS guys were leaving.

13900k on a Z690 Classified w/ 4090 FE
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Re: BIOS for Z690 DARK K|NGP|N (2.13) / CLASSIFIED (2.12) [Misc. Bug Fixes/24G DIMM suppor 2023/07/04 13:43:56 (permalink)
Curious when EVGA will provide a BIOS update for Z690/Z790, even if BETA to support next gen Intel CPUs. 
 
MSI, Gigabyte, Asrock and Asus have ALL put out BIOS updates to support "next gen Intel CPUs" on Z690 and Z790 motherboards.  I really hope were not gonna have to wait till last minute like last time to be provided with a BIOS update like last time, that was sort of a cluster F. Especially given the news that EVGA BIOS engineers are on hunt for new employment. 
 
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Re: BIOS for Z690 DARK K|NGP|N (2.13) / CLASSIFIED (2.12) [Misc. Bug Fixes/24G DIMM suppor 2023/07/04 14:30:37 (permalink)
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Curious when EVGA will provide a BIOS update for Z690/Z790, even if BETA to support next gen Intel CPUs. 

I wouldn't be surprised if the answer is never.
 
They sold the product with the compatibility advertised, the company is winding down, and they may feel like they have no requirement to provide enhanced compatibility more than originally advertised.
 
As I said in another thread, ask EVGA directly.
https://www.evga.com/about/contactus/
 

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