Funny that the 2305 bios stats improved performance when I actually LOST single core performance in CPUZ benchmark. On 2204 I scored 837, and on 2305 I scored 822.
Asus ROG z690i || 13600KF || DDR5-6000 cl30
I have a clear warning for this BIOS 2305 !!!
My Board ROG STRIX Z690-E GAMING WIFI running with 2103 in a stable condition (XMP).
Update yesterday to Intel ME 22.214.171.1240 and ASUS BIOS 2305 and went into a desaster.
System come instable with same BIOS settings as before. Freezing in first 5 min win startup and so on.
Smashed my complete Win10 installation with this mud!
Now updated to fresh Win11 and getting the same issues. What a shame.
I spend the whole sunday to get the system working again. I have no chance to get my DDR5 32GB Kit working with XMP. Only Auto ram settings seems to working stable, my ram kit is from G.SKILL F5-6400J3239G16GX2-TZ5R
I hope for an update soon ASUS !!!!
I have a Z690-E Rog Strix Gaming Wi-Fi and updated to Bios 2305, soon after getting down to 2301, but I can not go down to 2204, could someone help me? I'm having blue screen when seto xmp at 6000mhz, maximum I can with stability is 5200mhz. My memories are G.Skill 64GB(4X16GB) 32-38-38-96 F5-6000J3238F16GA2-TZ5RK. Processor is the i9 12900k.
Guys - my advice is stay clear of 2305 if you are using RAM over 6000. It worked OK for me, but I was one of the lucky ones. Anyway, if you are already on 2305 and struggling, then there are some options:
1) Try and find 2301 for your board. You will be able to go back to that and it might be better for you.
2) Try and find 2401 for your board. It's not locked as far as I know, so no risk in trying it.
3) You might find those BIOS's here: https://www.overclock.net/threads/official-asus-strix-maximus-z690-owners-thread.1794802/page-428
Also, search those forums to see if an unlocked version of 2305 is available for your board which will allow flashback to 2204. I'm out of date with which ones are available, so best to do your own searching. If you can find the unlocked BIOS you need, then look at Ryan's instructions in this thread for the process needed to roll back to 2204.
You can also try to make your own unlocked BIOS using the instructions over at Overclockers. I'm not recommending that you do that - all depends on how much you want to try. I'm not going to take responsibility for any non official things that you decide to do. BIOS versions 2301 or 2401 (see above) will be the safest options, at least you will be no worse off. Whatever you decide, read all forums carefully to ensure that you are up to date with the best approach. As far as I know, there has been no news from Asus on when to expect the next official release.
Finally, I forgot to say that 2301 and 2401 have been 'Release Candidate' BIOS versions from Asus. They were never officially released.
Where can I download the 2401 BIOS for Z690-E Gaming WIFI Motherboard?
The current 2305 BIOS raised both the CPU (at rest) and PCH temperature to 42 degree and 55 degree respectively. Previously the CPU and PCH temperature were at 38 degree and 48 degree when using BIOS 2204.
Finally, under BIOS 2204, I was able to run 4 sticks for DDR5 RAM at 5,600 Mhz. Now I need to run the same 4 sticks at 4,200 Mhz.
Hope we can have a new version of the BIOS soon.
A quick update from the ticket I had opened with Asus. After a lot of back and forth with their Technical Product Manager, they reached out to G.Skill and was able to determine there's an issue.
I talked to Gskill and they were able to duplicate it with your bios. We will be working closely with Gskill to resolve the issue
Meanwhile, it may be best to use BIOS 2204.
So while a resolution has yet to be found, it seems as if Asus is on the right path towards resolving the issue. Hopefully Asus won't be telling you to RMA your boards unnecessarily if you are facing the same issue. Also, if anyone has a different brand from G.Skill, please let us know.