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Z170i Pro Gaming after bios upgrade to 3016

magnusr
Level 7
On one of my systems Z170i Pro Gaming with i5-6500 and 16GB HyperX 2400MHz I noticed a couple of weird things after upgrading from bios 2002 to 3016 .
At the same time i also updated chipset drivers, imei and rapid storage drivers. System has never been overclocked.

First: Disabling onboard wifi in the bios. It still shows up in windows! Never happend before.

Second: An event is logged in the event log every hour: IOC Agent event 0

2017-01-21 15:20:10,499 [56] ERROR ProviderManager.SecurepayBcaProvisioner - Exception during BCA-SGX provisioning
System.Runtime.InteropServices.SEHException (0x80004005): External component has thrown an exception.
at Intel.Pabe.Factor.SgxProvider.AbortProvision(SgxPr ovider* , UInt32 )
at BCAXInterface.SgxProvider.Provision(String provisionUrl, String providerUrl)
at ProviderManager.SecurepayBcaProvisioner.<>c__Displ ayClass16_0.b__0()
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Lexus_IS
Level 7
magnusr wrote:
On one of my systems Z170i Pro Gaming with i5-6500 and 16GB HyperX 2400MHz I noticed a couple of weird things after upgrading from bios 2002 to 3016 .
At the same time i also updated chipset drivers, imei and rapid storage drivers. System has never been overclocked.

First: Disabling onboard wifi in the bios. It still shows up in windows! Never happend before.

Second: An event is logged in the event log every hour: IOC Agent event 0

2017-01-21 15:20:10,499 [56] ERROR ProviderManager.SecurepayBcaProvisioner - Exception during BCA-SGX provisioning
System.Runtime.InteropServices.SEHException (0x80004005): External component has thrown an exception.
at Intel.Pabe.Factor.SgxProvider.AbortProvision(SgxPr ovider* , UInt32 )
at BCAXInterface.SgxProvider.Provision(String provisionUrl, String providerUrl)
at ProviderManager.SecurepayBcaProvisioner.<>c__Displ ayClass16_0.b__0()


I also have the Z170i Pro Gaming but with a i7-6700K, and I don't overclock. Yes, the WiFi adapter does show up in Windows even though I specifically disabled it in the BIOS. I don't seem to have the second problem with the event log though.

But I do have a problem with the power LED still blinking even after waking it up from sleep mode. Powering off the PC and turning the power supply switch off and back on temporarily fixes it until the next time I put the computer to sleep mode. One other thing I noticed in the BIOS is the Overclocking Profile where it does not allow you to name the profile anymore. It does save but with no name. I hope there will be a new BIOS to fix these issues as there's no easy way to revert back to the previous BIOS 2002.

The event log was caused by the latest imei driver asus posted on their site. Got another one from another source. Event log Problem went away.

But that the disabled onboard wifi (disabled in bios) still shows up in Windows is the fault of bios 3007. Did not happen in 2002.

The IMEI which I installed was Version 11.6.0.1032, which I got from the Z170i Pro Gaming's Drivers & Tools section. Sometimes I check the drivers section of other similar Asus boards, and I usually find different versions of drivers. Surprisingly, some are newer.

My main gripe is that annoying blinking power LED :mad:

Lexus_IS wrote:
I also have the Z170i Pro Gaming but with a i7-6700K, and I don't overclock. Yes, the WiFi adapter does show up in Windows even though I specifically disabled it in the BIOS. I don't seem to have the second problem with the event log though.

But I do have a problem with the power LED still blinking even after waking it up from sleep mode. Powering off the PC and turning the power supply switch off and back on temporarily fixes it until the next time I put the computer to sleep mode. One other thing I noticed in the BIOS is the Overclocking Profile where it does not allow you to name the profile anymore. It does save but with no name. I hope there will be a new BIOS to fix these issues as there's no easy way to revert back to the previous BIOS 2002.


ditto, I have the same annoying blinking power LED issue. Hope Asus gets a fixed out soon, I sen't a support message a week ago, still no reply.

Aracibo wrote:
ditto, I have the same annoying blinking power LED issue. Hope Asus gets a fixed out soon, I sen't a support message a week ago, still no reply.


Finally, BIOS version 3020 was released on Feb 17th. The blinking power LED issue has been fixed. The overclocking profile naming has also been fixed. But the wi-fi still shows up in Windows' Device Manager even though it's disabled in the BIOS. Arrrrghhh! :mad:

Lexus_IS wrote:
Finally, BIOS version 3020 was released on Feb 17th. The blinking power LED issue has been fixed. The overclocking profile naming has also been fixed. But the wi-fi still shows up in Windows' Device Manager even though it's disabled in the BIOS. Arrrrghhh! :mad:


Haleluya!, about time. Hope the wifi issue get's fixed soon for you.

Aracibo wrote:
Haleluya!, about time. Hope the wifi issue get's fixed soon for you.


Thanks, Aracibo. I guess it's not too bad as long as I don't go into the Device Manager. Heck, I'm even considering purchasing a BIOS programmer just to re-program the BIOS as a learning experience for future use.