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MoKiChU
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Kelutrel
Level 11
My god how much I love the fact that I can save the old BIOS settings to a usb drive and reload them after the update. Thank you, best feature ever!

Kelutrel wrote:
My god how much I love the fact that I can save the old BIOS settings to a usb drive and reload them after the update. Thank you, best feature ever!


Is the BIOS settings save function on a USB stick implemented directly in the bios? For some reason I thought it didn't work if they were reloaded on an updated version of the bios.

Vassilis008 wrote:
Is the BIOS settings save function on a USB stick implemented directly in the bios? For some reason I thought it didn't work if they were reloaded on an updated version of the bios.


Yes, it is in the BIOS. You go into the Tools tab, click on "Asus User Profile", and the last item at the bottom is "Load/Save profile on USB Drive".
From there, you select the USB drive ( I use a spare USB stick and format it in FAT with a 3Gb volume only, because the settings can't be saved on a NTFS volume) and press the key to save the settings in the *.CMO format. Then you input the file name and verify it is saved.

You then update the BIOS using whatever way you like, I usually have the BIOS file on the same USB stick and load it from the "Asus EZ Flash" item in the same Tools section.

And after the usual 2-3 reboots after the update you go back in the BIOS and reload the previous settings by double-clicking on the same whatever.CMO file from the same section in the BIOS so to load it instead of saving it.

I have a Maximus XI Hero and it works perfectly, it got all the settings I had in the previous BIOS version (was on 1105 and now am on 1302), all of them, from the overclock voltages and the inner depths of my custom DRAM timings up to the Chassis FAN configuration and BOOT defaults, all of them (I checked them one by one against the pictures I took of each page of the previous BIOS version). The only thing I lost is that it obviously cleared the Admin/User password for the BIOS settings, if you use that.

Kelutrel wrote:
Yes, it is in the BIOS. You go into the Tools tab, click on "Asus User Profile", and the last item at the bottom is "Load/Save profile on USB Drive".
From there, you select the USB drive ( I use a spare USB stick and format it in FAT with a 3Gb volume only, because the settings can't be saved on a NTFS volume) and press the key to save the settings in the *.CMO format. Then you input the file name and verify it is saved.

You then update the BIOS using whatever way you like, I usually have the BIOS file on the same USB stick and load it from the "Asus EZ Flash" item in the same Tools section.

And after the usual 2-3 reboots after the update you go back in the BIOS and reload the previous settings by double-clicking on the same whatever.CMO file from the same section in the BIOS so to load it instead of saving it.

I have a Maximus XI Hero and it works perfectly, it got all the settings I had in the previous BIOS version (was on 1105 and now am on 1302), all of them, from the overclock voltages and the inner depths of my custom DRAM timings up to the Chassis FAN configuration and BOOT defaults, all of them (I checked them one by one against the pictures I took of each page of the previous BIOS version). The only thing I lost is that it obviously cleared the Admin/User password for the BIOS settings, if you use that.


ok thank you 🙂 I will try with a usb stick formatted in ex-fat to see if it works

@Kazuma88

Thanks for the info, i will save this for next bios update!

Mappi75 wrote:
@Kazuma88

Thanks for the info, i will save this for next bios update!


You're welcome. I did another test this morning, but nothing. With the same settings as BIOS 1105, 1302 freezes during the windows load. I need to hold the power button to turn off the system. I also noticed that the cpu system agent voltage has a value of 1.4 by default. While, with the bios 1105, the CPU System Agent is at 1.050 and, after setting the RAM to their timing and to their factory frequency / voltage, the CPU System Agent is set to 1,200, as is the RAM voltage. This new 1302 bios is so weird... For the moment, I keep 1105.

Kazuma88 wrote:
You're welcome. I did another test this morning, but nothing. With the same settings as BIOS 1105, 1302 freezes during the windows load. I need to hold the power button to turn off the system. I also noticed that the cpu system agent voltage has a value of 1.4 by default. While, with the bios 1105, the CPU System Agent is at 1.050 and, after setting the RAM to their timing and to their factory frequency / voltage, the CPU System Agent is set to 1,200, as is the RAM voltage. This new 1302 bios is so weird... For the moment, I keep 1105.


After setting the XMP Profile i saw 1.4x volt for system agent too... thats not only ridiculous thats heavily dangerous for the cpu! What is asus doing here?

6kbyte wrote:
After setting the XMP Profile i saw 1.4x volt for system agent too... thats not only ridiculous thats heavily dangerous for the cpu! What is asus doing here?


I returned to the new 1302 bios again. I set the 1105 settings saved on the CMO file on the new 1302. It was no longer blocked while loading Windows. I hope that the value of the System Agent has not caused problems for my system.

I'm a little worried. I think that value hurts something in the long run, right? And not for a couple of starts. 😞

6kbyte wrote:
After setting the XMP Profile i saw 1.4x volt for system agent too... thats not only ridiculous thats heavily dangerous for the cpu! What is asus doing here?


Exact same problem here, I was doing a stress test and just casually looked at my voltages and saw 1.400v for VCCSA I was like HOLY HELL and stopped the test and booted into the BIOS. Pulled up some old screen shots I had taken from previous BIOS versions and it was only at 1.2v then. For now I just have it set to 1.200v manually but this should not be a thing. This was even turning my RAM OC off and running it at XMP which is only 2666 at 1.2v, insane.

Mappi75
Level 8
Wondering - for me 1302 (Hero) works much better than 1105 - first time that 32 DDR4-4000 CL17-17-37-2N will run at full speed & lower voltages stable.