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ME FW MZ790E

Hopper64
Level 14

So I had updated the ME FW to …2124 before updating to bios 0904 as recommended but now FW …2020 is posted again on 4/18 with the latest 4/17. Is anyone monitoring this? So confusing.

 

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MZ790A Bios 2002, GSkill F5-8000J3848H16GX2-TZRK, 13900KS, EKWB D5 TBE 300, Seasonic Prime TX-1600 ATX 3.0, Asus Strix 4090 w/ Optimus block, Phanteks Enthoo Elite, Asus Claymore 2, Asus Gladius 3, Asus XG349C, Samsung 990, Windows 11 Pro
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JohnAb
Level 17

Suggest you stick with 2124 - it's been absolutely fine for me on 690 and I've not heard about any issues. I think there is simply an error on your support pages, I've seen similar issues with drivers on the 690 Hero pages in the past. 

Z690 Hero, BIOS 3101, MEI 2345.5.3.0, ME Firmware 16.1.30.2330, 7000X Case, RM1000x PSU, i9 12900K, ASUS TUF OC 3090TI, 2 x 16GB Corsair RAM @ 5200MHz, Windows 11 Pro 23H2, Corsair H150i Elite AIO, 4x Corsair RGB fans, 3x M.2 NVME drives, 2x SATA SSDs, 2x SATA HDs.

Seth_Anton
Level 8

Use the 2124 with 0904 Bios. No issues and everything works fire with Hero Z790. And yes i don't understand why they add again the 2020 one day after 2124...its ultra confusing. By the way as you have also Z790 did you install the latest  chipset IME ( V2251.4.2.0) ?  I dont want to risk again as the previous time i couldn't boot to windows

 

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Hopper64
Level 14

Yes, I had no intention of changing after installing 2124 and bios 0904. I just think somebody screwed up. And yes, I did install the new ME driver too.

MZ790A Bios 2002, GSkill F5-8000J3848H16GX2-TZRK, 13900KS, EKWB D5 TBE 300, Seasonic Prime TX-1600 ATX 3.0, Asus Strix 4090 w/ Optimus block, Phanteks Enthoo Elite, Asus Claymore 2, Asus Gladius 3, Asus XG349C, Samsung 990, Windows 11 Pro

FireRx
Level 11

Hopper, I'll be relying on you to lead me in the right direction when ever I can get my Mits on a board.  Seems there out of stock everywhere. 

Thanks bro.

Intel Core i9 103900KS
Asus Maximus Z790 Extreme [bios 1801]
LG (34U97-s) Monitor 3440 x1440
Nvidia RTX 3090 FE
Windows 11 Pro
64gbz Memory

Hopper64
Level 14

Finally able to post again. You won’t be disappointed with the board. Working great here.

MZ790A Bios 2002, GSkill F5-8000J3848H16GX2-TZRK, 13900KS, EKWB D5 TBE 300, Seasonic Prime TX-1600 ATX 3.0, Asus Strix 4090 w/ Optimus block, Phanteks Enthoo Elite, Asus Claymore 2, Asus Gladius 3, Asus XG349C, Samsung 990, Windows 11 Pro

yeah I purchased the mobo yesterday. Luckily at MSRP.  The scalpers are asking insane prices on them. 

Intel Core i9 103900KS
Asus Maximus Z790 Extreme [bios 1801]
LG (34U97-s) Monitor 3440 x1440
Nvidia RTX 3090 FE
Windows 11 Pro
64gbz Memory

FireRx
Level 11

Hopper I have a question.  I'm going to transfer my Samsung 980 M2 drive to the new board.  it should boot to windows enough for me to install the MEI , ME drivers right? it's base bios is 0703 so I should be okay on the 13900KS. Then I can update Bios and all the other drivers, correct?

Ps. Also since the samsung M2 already have heat sinks on them. do we still need to apply the thermal padding on them?

Intel Core i9 103900KS
Asus Maximus Z790 Extreme [bios 1801]
LG (34U97-s) Monitor 3440 x1440
Nvidia RTX 3090 FE
Windows 11 Pro
64gbz Memory

DosKeeper
Level 8

Hopper, how did the 2020 firmware work for you? Did you have any issues with it?

FireRx, when I got the Apex Z790, it worked out of the box, so you can actually update the bios first and do the rest (but it's better to follow ASUS's guidelines). And yes, I was able to boot just fine to my old Windows installation, then I performed a clean install. Apparently, NVME issues were only encountered on Z690 boards with an old firmware.

ah Thank you Doskeeper

 

Intel Core i9 103900KS
Asus Maximus Z790 Extreme [bios 1801]
LG (34U97-s) Monitor 3440 x1440
Nvidia RTX 3090 FE
Windows 11 Pro
64gbz Memory