09-16-2022 06:59 PM
09-23-2022 07:52 PM
I should add, the information posted for the MEUpdate tool is as follows:
2022/09/16 9.15 MBytes
Intel has identified security issue that could potentially place impacted platform at risk.
Use ME Update tool to update your ME.
*We suggest you update ME Driver to the latest Version 188.8.131.525v2 simultaneously.
Please download the file and check the MD5 code first.
But when I check the MD5 value:
C:\Users\Merrick\Desktop\New folder (2)>fciv MEUpdateTool_184.108.40.2065_T.zip
// File Checksum Integrity Verifier version 2.05.
OK. So I'm pretty frustrated I didn't check that first. I wouldn't have installed it if I did. I'm just wondering if it could have done enough damage that it really can't be fixed by flashing or installed better BIOS/software on top of it won't fix it.
09-23-2022 11:01 PM
09-24-2022 09:20 AM
Is that really relevant? There's a newer version out anyhow, why bother? I'd doubt the ME version could be the issue for all the problems with this bios?
09-24-2022 10:52 AM
09-24-2022 10:54 AM
I did report this and since Asus had already told me to RMA my board they stopped responding to my concerns, so I forwarded the whole thing to the CEO's office. I got a nice reply back saying that they were forwarding all of the information to the technical program manager. Hopefully that gets some attention.
09-25-2022 01:11 AM
Yes, it is relevant. Matching the MD5 would indicate the file has not been tampered with or corrupted, and that it is the version ASUS intended to post.
What newer version? This is the latest ME posted by ASUS for z690, 9/16/22 Version 220.127.116.115v2. Is there a newer version elsewhere?
**EDIT: I see Mokichu posted 18.104.22.1687 in the z690 forum firmware thread.
I agree that the ME update is not likely the cause of any issues in this thread -- BUT the mis-matched MD5 on official ASUS downloads warrants resolution, and is certainly relevant to this discussion since the bios 2004 update notes also instruct installing this specific ME version.
09-23-2022 12:31 AM
My experience is quite a bit different. I'm not doing any overclocking or anything like that, so since updating to 2004 I am not seeing any of the problem most people are reporting here. But what did happen to me is that my computer will no longer boot from the case power button after shutting down. So here's what happens:
1. Shut computer down through OS.
2. Push case button to restart - audible "click", fans get a slight kick - and that's it. Nothing else happens.
3. Repeat 2 as many times as you want - click, fan kick - then nothing.
4. Switch power off at the power supply, wait a few seconds, switch power back on at power supply.
5. Push case button - "click" - normal boot.
I installed the Intel ME update at the same time, so it is unclear which of the two is doing it or if it's the two together.
09-23-2022 03:44 AM
I encountered the same issue after upgrading to the new BIOS 2004 for my Z690-E Gaming WIFI. What I did was to reset the BIOS to default value, reboot and redo the settings. Seems to solve the problem.
09-23-2022 07:41 AM
09-23-2022 10:34 AM