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ME FW MZ790E

Hopper64
Level 15

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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Hopper64
Level 15

Yea, You probably can boot with the old M2 drive on the new machine to update the ME FW, but you probably need to wipe the drive at that point and reinstall windows. I would think there would be some compatibility issues otherwise. It has been my practice to do that if I am understanding you correctly. I am about to do the same thing with a second PC, but I suspect I might need a fresh windows install to make sure everything is working correctly. Then you can install the MEI drivers and chipset drivers too. I usually install the chipset driver then MEI driver. You can update the bios anytime after updating to the recommended ME FW. I usually get the bios settings done then reinstall windows, chipset, MEI driver etc.

I had no issue with the 2020 FW with 0816 bios. I updated to 2124 FW with 0904 as recommended. Works well here.

I would think if you already have heat sinks installed you don’t need anything more. I guess it depends on what slot you are going to the M2 in. You might post pictures for everyone to review.

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

Thanks, Hooper,  

I'm going to reserve the PCIE 5.0 M2 Slot for future use since all of my Hardware,  M2. drives, GPU are still PCIe 4.0 . why split the frequency on 2 devices that  aren't even PCIE 5.0 , lol.  the 2 Samsung M2 drives, the 980 and the 960 I have will go into M2.2 & M2-3 respectively.  But since both come with heatsinks on them I was wondering about applying the thermal pad on top another heatsink.  wouldn't that make them hotter under there?

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 15

Wouldn’t think it’s necessary. There are thermal pads integrated with the board which should be sufficient. I wouldn’t use anything in addition to that and it may be even work anyway due to space constraints.

Lane allocation might be an issue too. Your video card may drop to x8. Keep that in mind 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

so installing the thermal pad on top of this is okay? 

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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 15

I would think so. I installed my M.2 on the thermal pad which came with the DIMM.2 module in the kit.

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

hey Hopper, one more question.  The base bios out of the box supports the 13900KS ,  right? and do you see any weirdness in bios 0904?

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 15

0904 running fine here. No problems. I think I’m using FW …2124 with it.

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

anybody on here with a RTX 3090 FE in that PCIe 5.0 X 16 slot with no issues? I worry about my GPU fitting with that OLED so close to the slot.

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 15

Shouldn’t be a problem. I haven’t seen anyone say anything about that. I’m using a riser cable with mine but I don’t think you should have an issue there. I’m running a 4090.

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

Hopper, 

Can you do me a favor and post the contents of the software USB that came with the motherboard for me on google drive or other that I can download and burn to a USB.  Somehow I didn't get one with my board and the wrong manual for the motherboard.  I've contacted ASUS to get a replacement 10 times already and they claim on the last that they don't have any.  Needless to say I was a bit unhappy about it.  Anyways,. I'd appreciate it if you can help me out.  Thanks.  A Hero Manual does me no good,  But I got the PDF of it off the ASUS site or the Maximus Z790 Extreme already. So I'm good there. 

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