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Hot!BIOS for Z790 DARK K|NGP|N (1.10) / CLASSIFIED (Beta 1.07) [13900KS support and more]

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2023/01/13 10:19:15 (permalink)
Please note that this is a Beta BIOS for the Z790 Classified, but it is stable enough for those of you who wish to test to give it a shot. 
 
BIOS 1.10 (Z790 DARK K|NGP|N) / Beta BIOS 1.07 (Z790 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.
  • Adds memory OC profiles for 13th Gen CPU. (Classified Only)
 


Windows Installation
  • Download the correct .zip file below for your motherboard:        
         121-AL-E799-KR - EVGA Z790 DARK K|NGP|N - v1.10
         121-AL-E798-KR - EVGA Z790 CLASSIFIED - v1.07    
  • 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 "EVGAE7XX.bin", where XX is the last two digits of the part number (e.g. Z790 DARK K|NGP|N should be EVGAE799.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:  Z790 DARK BIOS is considered official now.
post edited by EVGATech_LeeM - 2023/01/19 10:22:56
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    Delirious
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    Re: Beta BIOS for Z790 DARK K|NGP|N (1.10) / CLASSIFIED (1.07) [13900KS support and more] 2023/01/13 10:53:18 (permalink)
    giving it a try now.  I have good feelings about this one

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    Re: Beta BIOS for Z790 DARK K|NGP|N (1.10) / CLASSIFIED (1.07) [13900KS support and more] 2023/01/13 11:24:11 (permalink)
    thanks for the 13100 support!
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    Re: Beta BIOS for Z790 DARK K|NGP|N (1.10) / CLASSIFIED (1.07) [13900KS support and more] 2023/01/13 17:52:43 (permalink)
    Thanks! Can't wait to try it.

    I didn't know that Intel had an E790 chipset though. I know they have Z790, H770, and B760, but I haven't heard anything about E790. ;)

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    Re: Beta BIOS for Z790 DARK K|NGP|N (1.10) / CLASSIFIED (1.07) [13900KS support and more] 2023/01/13 18:56:44 (permalink)
    Dsfyu
    Thanks! Can't wait to try it.

    I didn't know that Intel had an E790 chipset though. I know they have Z790, H770, and B760, but I haven't heard anything about E790. ;)


    Very, very limited run, lol.
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    Re: Beta BIOS for Z790 DARK K|NGP|N (1.10) / CLASSIFIED (1.07) [13900KS support and more] 2023/01/13 19:09:51 (permalink)
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    Dsfyu
    Thanks! Can't wait to try it.

    I didn't know that Intel had an E790 chipset though. I know they have Z790, H770, and B760, but I haven't heard anything about E790. ;)


    Very, very limited run, lol.





    Heads up, I'm having some problems with this BIOS on my Z790 Classified. I flashed it on my second BIOS position (from inside the BIOS) and got stuck POST code 7F. Issues persisted after clearing CMOS. I booted back to position 1 to check something and went back to position 2 and was able to get into the BIOS. After saving the BIOS settings the system restarted and went back to showing code 7F. I flashed from USB with a different drive to roll back to an earlier BIOS, re-downloaded it, and tried flashing it again and started getting code 7F again. It looks like I can POST if my previous boot was from a different BIOS version, but otherwise it isn't working for me.

    Edit: I revisited 1.07 and flashed, got stuck on code 7F, and cleared CMOS. This time it was willing to run without issues after clearing CMOS. Not sure what I did differently this time though.
    post edited by Dsfyu - 2023/01/16 05:48:22

    PSU: EVGA SuperNOVA 1600 T2
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    Re: Beta BIOS for Z790 DARK K|NGP|N (1.10) / CLASSIFIED (1.07) [13900KS support and more] 2023/01/15 09:15:43 (permalink)
    Really like seeing the CPU power limiter added here. It's pretty remarkable just how much performance these new Raptor Lake CPUs retain even when you apply significant power caps. I'll definitely play around with that soon to see if I can find an efficiency sweet spot of sorts.
     
    However, I've noticed a critical bug in 1.07 for the Classified board: USB4 has stopped working entirely. It was already buggy on 1.05 (devices were only detected on boot), but now the Thunderbolt Control Center doesn't detect a controller driver at all. Tried reinstalling the TB4 drivers and even switching to the 105 microcode, no dice.
     
    Other than the USB4 issues, I haven't run into any other problems so far. It was refusing to boot into Windows at first, but clearing the CMOS got that working again.

    My computer:
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    Re: Beta BIOS for Z790 DARK K|NGP|N (1.10) / CLASSIFIED (1.07) [13900KS support and more] 2023/01/18 13:51:00 (permalink)
    Hey Lee, can you pass on a feature request to the BIOS team?
     
    When saving a profile from the bios to usb, it doesn't load across to an updated bios version. So i'm not really sure what the purpose of saving to usb is here aside from sharing a profile with someone using the same version you made the profile for? Ideally you can make a usb backup of all your profiles quickly from that bios screen, flash to the new bios, and restore all your profiles easily and seamlessly. That doesn't seem to work now. thanks!
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    Re: Beta BIOS for Z790 DARK K|NGP|N (1.10) / CLASSIFIED (1.07) [13900KS support and more] 2023/01/18 14:57:54 (permalink)
    zippytek
    Hey Lee, can you pass on a feature request to the BIOS team?
     
    When saving a profile from the bios to usb, it doesn't load across to an updated bios version. So i'm not really sure what the purpose of saving to usb is here aside from sharing a profile with someone using the same version you made the profile for? Ideally you can make a usb backup of all your profiles quickly from that bios screen, flash to the new bios, and restore all your profiles easily and seamlessly. That doesn't seem to work now. thanks!


    Yeah, that didn't work on Z590 either. Frustrating.
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    Re: Beta BIOS for Z790 DARK K|NGP|N (1.10) / CLASSIFIED (1.07) [13900KS support and more] 2023/01/18 15:43:59 (permalink)
    agreed, it's mostly a qol thing but when you spend a lot of time in the bios, any time savings is useful
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    Re: Beta BIOS for Z790 DARK K|NGP|N (1.10) / CLASSIFIED (1.07) [13900KS support and more] 2023/01/19 10:25:51 (permalink)
    Z790 DARK KPE BIOS is upgraded to official release at this point (no change to the file).  Z790 Classified is still considered Beta for now.
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    Re: Beta BIOS for Z790 DARK K|NGP|N (1.10) / CLASSIFIED (1.07) [13900KS support and more] 2023/01/22 16:55:56 (permalink)
    Flashing and doing a test post tonight as I await the final fittings! :-D  Wish me luck!
     
    Edit:  First try to flash I got the flashing power symbol, and the spinning zero.  All lights green.  And then I just waited.  Paitently.  THEN, impatiently.  I paced.  It went to reboot, made REALLY LOTS OF BAD ALARM SOUNDS, two red lights immediately went red on my RAM sticks which I had soaked in paint thinner and waterblocked before testing.... *8k gskill kit and my heart sank.  The screen didnt error though... it just kept on swapping and changing bios codes... then it reset, and it happened again.  Two red lights by the ram, horrific alarm noise from the power on, and the bios numbers continued to climb on the display..... and it rebooted a third time... made horrible noises again, but this time... oh yes... this time, no red lights by the ram, and suddenly the spashscreen for the MB came up "Z790 Kingpin."  There were cheers for like 12 feet around, where my closest family member was on the couch, unimpressed.
    post edited by Pgnee - 2023/01/22 17:59:23
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    Re: Beta BIOS for Z790 DARK K|NGP|N (1.10) / CLASSIFIED (1.07) [13900KS support and more] 2023/02/03 13:59:43 (permalink)
    I'm not super knowledgeable about updating bios's & was curious as to if I need to incrementally update the bios or if I could jump straight to 1.10 for Z790 KP?
     
    Edit: I don't know what he current bios ver. is, I also can't check with a cpu since I have a 13900ks.
     
    Thank you in advance for any and all help! 
    post edited by Manviel - 2023/02/03 14:11:15
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    Re: Beta BIOS for Z790 DARK K|NGP|N (1.10) / CLASSIFIED (1.07) [13900KS support and more] 2023/02/03 14:57:35 (permalink)
    Manviel
    I'm not super knowledgeable about updating bios's & was curious as to if I need to incrementally update the bios or if I could jump straight to 1.10 for Z790 KP?
     
    Edit: I don't know what he current bios ver. is, I also can't check with a cpu since I have a 13900ks.
     
    Thank you in advance for any and all help! 


    no need to go incrementally.  Just get the latest.  The latest KP will give you the best memory overclocking.  

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    Re: Beta BIOS for Z790 DARK K|NGP|N (1.10) / CLASSIFIED (1.07) [13900KS support and more] 2023/02/03 19:23:16 (permalink)
    @EVGA_Jacobf I understand from @luumi on YouTube, that there may be issues being reported specifically with the Intel 13900KS and the Z790 Kingpin running BIOS revision 1.10. Is EVGA actively looking into these reports? If there are potential issues, can we get an official response in the forums so we all can take the appropriate precautions if necessary.

    Thanks for your guidance in this matter.
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    Re: Beta BIOS for Z790 DARK K|NGP|N (1.10) / CLASSIFIED (1.07) [13900KS support and more] 2023/02/06 07:31:11 (permalink)
    pbytano
    @EVGA_Jacobf I understand from @luumi on YouTube, that there may be issues being reported specifically with the Intel 13900KS and the Z790 Kingpin running BIOS revision 1.10. Is EVGA actively looking into these reports? If there are potential issues, can we get an official response in the forums so we all can take the appropriate precautions if necessary.

    Thanks for your guidance in this matter.


    I've spoken with both Vince and Luumi about this. They can't replicate the problem, but they belive it has something to do with the recent Intel Microcode implementation in BIOS 1.10. A new revision is in the works.

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    Re: Beta BIOS for Z790 DARK K|NGP|N (1.10) / CLASSIFIED (1.07) [13900KS support and more] 2023/02/07 06:46:14 (permalink)
    What are the reported issues and/or concerns with the BIOS?
    I was planning to flash to 1.10 this weekend to accomodate the KS chip. Should I hold off for now? Trying to gauge what the problems are being experienced to know if I should wait or if its minor concerns.
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    Re: Beta BIOS for Z790 DARK K|NGP|N (1.10) / CLASSIFIED (1.07) [13900KS support and more] 2023/02/08 22:37:41 (permalink)
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    What are the reported issues and/or concerns with the BIOS?
    I was planning to flash to 1.10 this weekend to accomodate the KS chip. Should I hold off for now? Trying to gauge what the problems are being experienced to know if I should wait or if its minor concerns.


    There were reports of 13900KS allegedly being killed at idle.
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    Re: Beta BIOS for Z790 DARK K|NGP|N (1.10) / CLASSIFIED (1.07) [13900KS support and more] 2023/02/10 05:07:03 (permalink)
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    What are the reported issues and/or concerns with the BIOS?
    I was planning to flash to 1.10 this weekend to accomodate the KS chip. Should I hold off for now? Trying to gauge what the problems are being experienced to know if I should wait or if its minor concerns.


    There were reports of 13900KS allegedly being killed at idle.


    Where did you hear that? i have bios version 1.10 installed on the z-790 kingpin and i have the 13900KS in it  should i be worried and flash back? can any EVGA tech moderator confirm this threat?
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    Re: Beta BIOS for Z790 DARK K|NGP|N (1.10) / CLASSIFIED (1.07) [13900KS support and more] 2023/02/10 10:36:00 (permalink)
    I have a 13900ks as well as a Z790 Dark Kingpin. My voltage while using the computer as reported by the VR VOUT in HWINFO was peaking at 1.47v during normal use such as browsing, gaming, etc. Usually was lower that that but that was the peak when at 100% stock settings; I know auto/stock voltages are usually high but this surprised me, and I assume it may be harmful to a 13900KS if it spikes to 1.5v or more.

    I set a manual voltage and it stays there perfectly fine and doesn't spike. So as long as you set a manual fixed voltage, you should be good (though I could be entirely wrong if this is a more widespread issue. I've only had this system for a few days so far).

    *edit* I am on BIOS 1.10 as well.
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    Re: Beta BIOS for Z790 DARK K|NGP|N (1.10) / CLASSIFIED (1.07) [13900KS support and more] 2023/02/10 10:41:54 (permalink)
    I've got a new Beta BIOS going up today with new Intel Microcode.  Just FYI.
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    Re: Beta BIOS for Z790 DARK K|NGP|N (1.10) / CLASSIFIED (1.07) [13900KS support and more] 2023/02/10 20:27:53 (permalink)
    Took delivery of Z790 Dark KP today, having 13900ks to install, is the 1.10 BIOS safe to use or should just goto the new beta BIOS.
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