- Intel ME Consumer Firmware :
Check/Update Process :
Check current version : Right click on "Check.cmd" > Run as administrator
Install/Update : Right click on "Install.cmd" > Run as administrator > Automatic restart when install is done
OS requirements : Windows 10 64 bit or more recent.
Hardware requirements : Motherboards with Intel H470/Z490 chipset.
Can I just wait for the new firmware update ME? Perhaps it will solve the problem with a cyclic reboot on the 11th generation of processors. The most interesting thing is that everything works for me now on the 10th generation, and it reboots from the 11th.
Never again install ME from a third party, lesson learned the hard way. I struggled for several hours trying to get my system to boot normally. Got it to successful post after a process of elimination of various bios settings. Can't change the BCLK or go with manual overclocking but was able to get my OC's back by syncing the cores and manual VCORE settings. Bought a refurbished STRIK Z490-E as backup.
I had nothing but problems with the 2601 BIOS with Windows 11. Never had any issues with the last BIOS on my Z490-E. At first it was great. Updated BIOS and configured, updated the ME to the latest. Rebooted, ran some benchmarks. Didn't notice any speed issues but then rebooted again and PC wouldn't boot, bluescreen claiming no driver signatures. Clearerd the secure boot keys, tried to boot from a fresh Win11 USB, no go. Had to go back to the previous BIOS. 2601 broke my mobo unfortunately. Not sure why.