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Which bios is stable for z690 maximus hero wifi

the_avenger
Level 7
as of now what is the most stable and good BIOS for the Asus z690 maximus hero wifi .

i have a 12900k along with 4 sticks of ddr5 corsair vegenance 6000mhz rams .

Can the mother board this speeds of 4 sticks or will it default back to 4000mhz .
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ahfoo
Level 13
Most stable bios will be the bios version running in your current setup. If it stable, try not to update bios. One person meat is another person poison. Unless the bios version specified certain fixed pertaining to performances or you want to try and hope for the best it work sudden wonder to your system speed, then upgrade to the latest and hope for best. New bios release will fixed issue but will also lead you to another problems. Unlike the previous bios version, the latest version of bios 2004 will not allowed to roll back to previous version have cause quite a stir in this forums. Having said all this came from my experiences.

The choice is yours.

ahfoo wrote:
Most stable bios will be the bios version running in your current setup. If it stable, try not to update bios. One person meat is another person poison. Unless the bios version specified certain fixed pertaining to performances or you want to try and hope for the best it work sudden wonder to your system speed, then upgrade to the latest and hope for best. New bios release will fixed issue but will also lead you to another problems. Unlike the previous bios version, the latest version of bios 2004 will not allowed to roll back to previous version have cause quite a stir in this forums. Having said all this came from my experiences.

The choice is yours.



oh thx for leting me know - i dont know what bios i have as systesm is not built yet ..fingers crossed .

thx
so this also means that for me to run 64gb ram 4 sticks of 16gb ddr5 6000mhz it will default to lower frequency . as i have seen many videos where ppl are turning up the voltages etc which is strange for xmp to work properly.

the avenger wrote:
oh thx for leting me know - i dont know what bios i have as systesm is not built yet ..fingers crossed .

thx
so this also means that for me to run 64gb ram 4 sticks of 16gb ddr5 6000mhz it will default to lower frequency . as i have seen many videos where ppl are turning up the voltages etc which is strange for xmp to work properly.


It may guarantee it will run by default XMP but some fine tunning of BIOS setting may help to achieved. By the way, unless you get the 4X16GB kits in Quad pair, avoid getting 2X16GB pair kit x 2 (mix ram) set which will give you hell of problems. Search the forums you will find plenty of help.

Same board and processor here. Memory is 2x 16GB Corsair 5200MHz.

I started in April with a new build and BIOS 1403 (I think), then 1505, then 1601. All perfect for me with XMPI. Then 1720 was released with a lot of problems, so I ignored that one. Then 2004 came out which seems OK for most people, but some RAM stability issues reported (well, other issues too, but on balance I think it is probably OK overall). Anyway, like ahfoo said, you can't roll back from 2004 so I haven't risked the upgrade myself. I was tempted, but in the end decided why take the risk? I might do the next upgrade if people seem happy and rollback is possible to 2004. At least there will then be 2 versions available to try in theory.

So, I'm still on 1601 and very happy with it personally. Again, like ahfoo said, why upgrade if all is working fine? I would say the exceptions would be if an important security fix is needed or if you are planning to change to a later processor.
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.

JohnAb wrote:
Same board and processor here. Memory is 2x 16GB Corsair 5200MHz.

I started in April with a new build and BIOS 1403 (I think), then 1505, then 1601. All perfect for me with XMPI. Then 1720 was released with a lot of problems, so I ignored that one. Then 2004 came out which seems OK for most people, but some RAM stability issues reported (well, other issues too, but on balance I think it is probably OK overall). Anyway, like ahfoo said, you can't roll back from 2004 so I haven't risked the upgrade myself. I was tempted, but in the end decided why take the risk? I might do the next upgrade if people seem happy and rollback is possible to 2004. At least there will then be 2 versions available to try in theory.

So, I'm still on 1601 and very happy with it personally. Again, like ahfoo said, why upgrade if all is working fine? I would say the exceptions would be if an important security fix is needed or if you are planning to change to a later processor.


Well said JohnAb, unless you intend to upgrade to the latest 13th Gen CPU with your current board and it make sense to upgrade to bios 2004 with the latest Intel Microcode. It better to stay status quo at the your best current bios. That my opinion.