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2018/07/13 10:37:20 (permalink)
EVGA X299 DARK BIOS 1.08 is available now! This BIOS is the first release which supports the new EVGA GUI BIOS which has some new and unique features like OC Robot and a built in CPU Stress Test. See below for a video overview.
 
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Changelist
  1. Includes built in CPU Stress Test.
  2. Adds Support for "Gamer" Overclock Mode. (Conservative Overclock)
  3. Adds Support for "OC Robot" for Auto Overclock Tuning.
  4. Improved Intel Optane Support
  5. Fix NVMe device shown incorrect size in setup
 
Windows Installation
  • Download the correct .zip file above for your motherboard.           
  • 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 open update.bat
  • Press Y to start the flash process
  • DO NOT TURN OFF POWER OR RESET DURING THE FLASH PROCESS
  • After the flashing is finished, the system will automatically shut down. Then power on again and go into BIOS to setup.
  • NOTE: If flash box immediately closes after flash attempt, the flash may need to be ran from a CMD prompt with administrator privileges or DOS version.
  
BIOS 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 Save & Exit tab and open "Select BIOS File."
  • Select the .bin file you wish to flash.
 
The new BIOS home screen:

 
OC Robot Feature:

 
Built in CPU Stress Test (found under "extras" tab)

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    Re: EVGA X299 DARK - BIOS 1.08 Released! Includes OC Robot + CPU Stress Test 2018/07/13 10:46:31 (permalink)



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    Re: EVGA X299 DARK - BIOS 1.08 Released! Includes OC Robot + CPU Stress Test 2018/07/13 10:59:14 (permalink)
    Some pretty cool features there...


     

     
     
     
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    Re: EVGA X299 DARK - BIOS 1.08 Released! Includes OC Robot + CPU Stress Test 2018/07/13 11:05:29 (permalink)
    One important feature of the in-BIOS Stress Test is that you can stress test new overclocks without saving your settings first.  So, if you're running at stock and want to see what will happen at 4.0 Ghz, you can change your settings, then enable the stress test to see how those settings work without needing to save and reboot each time.
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    Re: EVGA X299 DARK - BIOS 1.08 Released! Includes OC Robot + CPU Stress Test 2018/07/13 11:24:27 (permalink)
    NICE!!
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    Re: EVGA X299 DARK - BIOS 1.08 Released! Includes OC Robot + CPU Stress Test 2018/07/13 12:09:32 (permalink)
    ohh shiiiznitttt! esketitttt
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    Re: EVGA X299 DARK - BIOS 1.08 Released! Includes OC Robot + CPU Stress Test 2018/07/13 12:20:54 (permalink)
    oc robot :o ,now everybody can oc

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    Re: EVGA X299 DARK - BIOS 1.08 Released! Includes OC Robot + CPU Stress Test 2018/07/13 16:34:18 (permalink)
    I ran OC robot a few times and the results weren't bad... I mean it can go up because there's thermal headroom on my setup (I think I have thermal headroom)
     
    These are my results (7980xe delidded/der8auer direct-die frame/Conductonaut/Max PWR Fan/Max fan and pump on h115i)
     

     
    pretty neat
     
     
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    Re: EVGA X299 DARK - BIOS 1.08 Released! Includes OC Robot + CPU Stress Test 2018/07/13 18:27:22 (permalink)
    So I have ran a couple tests and I was wondering if this is expected behavior because it seems the OCs are a bit random, you'd think an auto overclock would be consistent. (made a video so you guys can see what I am talking about):
     

     
    0m 13 sec - 1m 8sec = Run 1 starts at 4ghz @1.110v / finishes at 4.8ghz @ 1.21v. Applied and rebooted.
     
    1m 43sec = Run 2 starts at 4ghz @1.285v (why is the voltage higher than on the first run?)
    1m 58sec = During Run 2 OC Robot hits 4.3ghz @ 1.360v and backs off (yellow triangle next to voltage reading)
    2m 8sec = Run 2 finishes at 4.2ghz @ 1.333v (much worse than Run 1) Applied and rebooted.
     
    2m 42sec - 3m 33sec = Run 3 starts at 4ghz @ 1.110v / finishes at 4.8ghz @ 1.210v (same as run 1 started a retest)
    3m 35sec - 4m 27sec= Run 4 starts at 4ghz @ 1.110v / finishes at 4.8ghz @ 1.210v (same as run 1+3, retested again)
    4m 31sec - 5m 21sec = Run 5 starts at 4ghz @ 1.109v / finishes at 4.8ghz @ 1.210v (same as run 1+3+4, applied and reboot)
     
    5m 57sec = Run 6 starts at 4ghz @ 1.285v
    6m 11sec = During Run 2 OC Robot again (like Run 1) hits 4.3ghz @ 1.360v and backs off (yellow triangle next to voltage reading)
    6m 18sec = Run 6 finishes at 4.2ghz @ 1.333v
     
    My question is, why does OC Robot sometimes start the voltage at 1.285v and sometimes at 1.110v. Is this expected behavior? Is there a way to set the starting voltage? Bug? Feature?
    post edited by somuchtyler - 2018/07/13 18:32:51
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    Re: EVGA X299 DARK - BIOS 1.08 Released! Includes OC Robot + CPU Stress Test 2018/07/13 19:33:48 (permalink)
    I know that this is for the Dark X299 Dark but are there plans for adding this functionality to the BIOS of the Z370 Classified K in the (near) future?
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    Re: EVGA X299 DARK - BIOS 1.08 Released! Includes OC Robot + CPU Stress Test 2018/07/13 23:58:52 (permalink)
    Two questions I got
     
    a) I currently use 1.07 and have several profiles stored; when I flash new BIOS over it, will those profiles be deleted and I have to do it from scratch?
    b) Does the OC robot also adjust Mesh Clock and Voltage etc?
     
    Cheers
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    Re: EVGA X299 DARK - BIOS 1.08 Released! Includes OC Robot + CPU Stress Test 2018/07/14 07:42:35 (permalink)
    Y3didya
    Two questions I got
     
    a) I currently use 1.07 and have several profiles stored; when I flash new BIOS over it, will those profiles be deleted and I have to do it from scratch?
    b) Does the OC robot also adjust Mesh Clock and Voltage etc?
     
    Cheers




    Just flash this one to bios position 3 so you have your 1.07 as a fall back. You will need to export your saved setups to a USB stick while in 1.07 (option is in the Save and Exit Tab) then import them when booted into the 1.08.
     
    On my Dark I left the original bios on bios 1, flashed the 1.07 to Bios 2 and just put 1.08 on 3
    And yes, there are 3 separate bios chips on the board
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    Re: EVGA X299 DARK - BIOS 1.08 Released! Includes OC Robot + CPU Stress Test 2018/07/14 11:16:10 (permalink)
    now bring this to other boards, any board that is a classy or FTW should have these feature

                                   
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    Re: EVGA X299 DARK - BIOS 1.08 Released! Includes OC Robot + CPU Stress Test 2018/07/14 12:14:22 (permalink)
    Hi . i've update the new bios but x299 dark splash screen during boot has gone.
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    Re: EVGA X299 DARK - BIOS 1.08 Released! Includes OC Robot + CPU Stress Test 2018/07/14 12:16:05 (permalink)
    fenice19
    Hi . i've update the new bios but x299 dark splash screen during boot has gone.



    Clear cmos and try again
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    Re: EVGA X299 DARK - BIOS 1.08 Released! Includes OC Robot + CPU Stress Test 2018/07/15 04:07:28 (permalink)
    The splash screen is the one with x299 dark written in big letters ...it is desappeared.
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    Re: EVGA X299 DARK - BIOS 1.08 Released! Includes OC Robot + CPU Stress Test 2018/07/15 07:42:56 (permalink)
    fenice19
    The splash screen is the one with x299 dark written in big letters ...it is desappeared.



    Works on mine. What do you have fast boot set at?
    Are you doing a suspend to ram instead of doing a full shut down?
    post edited by GGTV-Jon - 2018/07/15 07:47:03
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    Re: EVGA X299 DARK - BIOS 1.08 Released! Includes OC Robot + CPU Stress Test 2018/07/18 11:33:39 (permalink)
    I like it a lot. OC Robot and Gamer Mode is a time saver and works very well so far.

                   
                        


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    Re: EVGA X299 DARK - BIOS 1.08 Released! Includes OC Robot + CPU Stress Test 2018/07/18 15:39:54 (permalink)
    Evga, any word on why OC robot starts runs with different voltages? (Look at post #9)
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    Re: EVGA X299 DARK - BIOS 1.08 Released! Includes OC Robot + CPU Stress Test 2018/07/18 18:25:23 (permalink)
    somuchtyler, checking now.
     
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    Re: EVGA X299 DARK - BIOS 1.08 Released! Includes OC Robot + CPU Stress Test 2018/07/19 07:43:43 (permalink)
    fenice19
    The splash screen is the one with x299 dark written in big letters ...it is desappeared.

    Turn off Fast Boot then Save/Reset, after that go back to the BIOS then turn on Fast Boot then Save /Reset.
    post edited by PINKTULIP - 2018/07/22 13:59:53

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    Re: EVGA X299 DARK - BIOS 1.08 Released! Includes OC Robot + CPU Stress Test 2018/07/19 13:54:44 (permalink)
    will this for be X299 FTW mobo to or a new features for FTW mobo

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    Re: EVGA X299 DARK - BIOS 1.08 Released! Includes OC Robot + CPU Stress Test 2018/07/20 07:11:25 (permalink)
    scarface_810
    will this for be X299 FTW mobo to or a new features for FTW mobo


    Only for X299 Dark

    MOBO :EVGA X299 DARK 151-SX-E299-KR LGA 2066 CPU : Intel Core i9-7900X Skylake-X 10-Core 3.3 GHz LGA 2066 LCR :Corsair Hydro Series H80i V2 GPU :SAPPHIRE Radeon RX Vega 64 DirectX 12 100410NT+SR MEMORY: CORSAIR Dominator Platinum SE 32GB (4 x 8GB) CMD32GX4M4C3200C14T SSD 01: SAMSUNG 970 PRO M.2 512GB NVMe PCI-Express 3.0 x4 MZ-V7P512BW SSD 02: SAMSUNG 850 PRO 256GBX2 Raid 0 PSU : Corsair AX1200I 1200 Watts CASE :Thermaltake (Armor+) VH6000SWA SC :Creative Sound BlasterX AE-5 7.1 Channels Monitor  Acer XR382CQK  IPS 3840x1600 @ 75HZ BD Sansung
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    Re: EVGA X299 DARK - BIOS 1.08 Released! Includes OC Robot + CPU Stress Test 2018/07/22 09:03:52 (permalink)
    A heads up guys in regards to your M.2 settings
    The bios defaults the 80mm PM2 setting to PCH.
    When flashing your bios unless you are using a previously saved setup make sure you go and change the PM2 from PCH to CPU (unless you are using the PE6 PCIe slot)
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    Re: EVGA X299 DARK - BIOS 1.08 Released! Includes OC Robot + CPU Stress Test 2018/08/09 15:57:40 (permalink)
    What happened to quiet mode that was in 1.07 and was removed in 1.08? I used quiet mode to prevent a splash screen and boot in text only mode as well as windows 10 booting into the default windows logo instead of the oem one. if that makes sense.
    BTW love the bios update OC my CPU from 3500 MHZ to 4800 MHZ . :)
     
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