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2018/01/12 14:58:57 (permalink)
BIOS 2.04 Updates (Spectre)

  • Update CPU microcode for Intel Security.
This BIOS is intended to update the CPU microcode to increase security related to the reported Spectre vulnerability for processors used on Z170 motherboards.  This microcode update is expected to be used in conjunction with related patches from your Operating System or VMM to ensure complete protection from reported vulnerabilities. 



Windows Installation
  • Download the correct .zip file below for your motherboard:
         151-SS-E179-KR - EVGA Z170 Classified - v2.04
         142-SS-E178-KR - EVGA Z170 Classified-K -v2.04
         140-SS-E177-KR - EVGA Z170 FTW -v2.04
         111-SS-E172-KR - EVGA Z170 Stinger -v2.04
  • 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.
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    Re: Z170 BIOS Update with Spectre updates 2018/01/12 20:18:05 (permalink)
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    Re: Z170 BIOS Update with Spectre updates 2018/01/15 20:38:53 (permalink)
    Update reset all my BIOS settings including overclocks to default - not too happy about that experience. I normally take pictures of my settings with my phone but I had forgotten to do so, still, there should be a warning for that.

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    Re: Z170 BIOS Update with Spectre updates 2018/01/15 20:49:22 (permalink)
    "Update reset all my BIOS settings including overclocks to default" Be Lucking you did not Kill Your Bios Chip.
     
    "First go into your BIOS and load defaults, save and exit" From Post #1 above.
    "99% of users who are bricking their Bios forget one major step and that is to set the Bios Back to the Default or Optimized Settings."
     
    Before you update your Bios
    Plug in a USB Thumb Drive and use F12 to snap shot each setting page that you want to keep the info on to reuse.
    The last OC you used on an older Bios may or may not work on a newer Bios so sometimes you have start over with your overclock settings with each new Bios.
    post edited by bcavnaugh - 2018/01/15 21:01:40

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    Re: Z170 BIOS Update with Spectre updates 2018/01/16 12:41:44 (permalink)
    bcavnaugh
    "Update reset all my BIOS settings including overclocks to default" Be Lucking you did not Kill Your Bios Chip.
     
    "First go into your BIOS and load defaults, save and exit" From Post #1 above.
    "99% of users who are bricking their Bios forget one major step and that is to set the Bios Back to the Default or Optimized Settings."
     
    Before you update your Bios
    Plug in a USB Thumb Drive and use F12 to snap shot each setting page that you want to keep the info on to reuse.
    The last OC you used on an older Bios may or may not work on a newer Bios so sometimes you have start over with your overclock settings with each new Bios.




    I saw that part of the post but I've always done it this way and haven't had issues since 2005 when I began building computers. Usually I reset the CMOS myself if anything weird happens. 
     
    Manufacturers tell you to reset the settings just as a catch-all as sometimes you may get stuck in a boot loop until you reset CMOS yourself which basic users never think of trying before they start complaining on the forums. Bricking is fairly rare - either you're doing something wrong or it's not actually bricked and the user didn't try clearing CMOS after the fact. I just wasn't expecting it to reset the settings for me is all I was getting at.
    post edited by mike406 - 2018/01/16 12:50:28

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