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Bios 3007

Carbonicdk
Level 8
Bios 3007 is being uploaded to various Z170 boards. There's a hero specific thread but I thought a general thread might be better for all.
Will update my Ranger VIII now.

Notes are as follows:
Improve system stability
That's right, how could you ask for more details than that 😛
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nizza7401
Level 8
my maximus viii hero after three days in which worked perfectly goes out and locks the ignition message "00" .. I tried everything ... now in care pending the replacement


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nizza7401 wrote:
my maximus viii hero after three days in which worked perfectly goes out and locks the ignition message "00" .. I tried everything ... now in care pending the replacement


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Did you try to flashback to 2202 to recover your board? I had read somewhere (or maybe I had watched it on YouTube) that flashback should work even if your current BIOS is FUBAR because the flashback program is stored on a separate chip, i.e. it is independent of the BIOS.

Update: Here is a link to a kind of tutorial video for flashback for those that are interested (the video is for Rampage IV Gene but I suppose it works the same way for other boards as well). I noticed two things that can be easily missed:
- the USB drive on which the BIOS file is copied should be formatted in FAT32
- the BIOS file should be named in a specific way to be recognized by the flashback program. For M8R boards this name is (surprise!) M8R.CAP.

Shenny wrote:
Did you try to flashback to 2202 to recover your board? I had read somewhere (or maybe I had watched it on YouTube) that flashback should work even if your current BIOS is FUBAR because the flashback program is stored on a separate chip, i.e. it is independent of the BIOS.

Update: Here is a link to a kind of tutorial video for flashback for those that are interested (the video is for Rampage IV Gene but I suppose it works the same way for other boards as well). I noticed two things that can be easily missed:
- the USB drive on which the BIOS file is copied should be formatted in FAT32
- the BIOS file should be named in a specific way to be recognized by the flashback program. For M8R boards this name is (surprise!) M8R.CAP.


I reflashed BIOS to 2202 in 4 minutes. It's quite easy. Put in a USB stick and when it shows up in Windows Explorer, right click and choose format. It wil format with the default settings so just hit format. (fat32)

Go to ASUS and find your motherboard (I have HERO VIII). Get the 2202 BIOS and extract it to the USB stick. When done you have to rename the bios file. Go to the manual for your board and look for How to update BIOS. It will tell you the name you have to use for your BIOS file when using flashback. Remember to leave the .CAP. For MAXIMUS HERO VIII it will be MH8.CAP. When done use the remove safety in the taskbar.
Now this is important. You can only use 1 USB port at the back of the computer for FLASHBACK. The top left USB is what you should use. When done shut off your computer. Look for the button BIOS at the back, and press it for 3 seconds. Then the light will begin to flash and you can see the light flashes on the USB stick. Now leave it alone. DON'T DO ANYTHING until the light goes out. When done pull out the USB stick and turn on your computer. Hit F2 or DELETE....maybe F1 if prompt to do so. Change your settings in BIOS as you like and hit F10 and YES when done. Now your computer should boot into Windows and you have flashed your BIOS.

I was just wondering - if like in Nizza's case my MB got bricked without warning, then the BIOS settings will be the last that I have entered (e.g. for overclock). Should I press the CMOS button to clear them before flashback? Or will the flashback reset them to their default values?

Shenny wrote:
I was just wondering - if like in Nizza's case my MB got bricked without warning, then the BIOS settings will be the last that I have entered (e.g. for overclock). Should I press the CMOS button to clear them before flashback? Or will the flashback reset them to their default values?


I think so but at least in my case it was completely useless ...[emoji24]



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Shenny wrote:
I was just wondering - if like in Nizza's case my MB got bricked without warning, then the BIOS settings will be the last that I have entered (e.g. for overclock). Should I press the CMOS button to clear them before flashback? Or will the flashback reset them to their default values?


Any time you successfully flash the bios, it will reset to default settings afterwards.

However, it is good practice to clear the CMOS or return the settings to default prior to a bios flash.
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Since Bios version 2202 (including now 3007), the boot override to boot manually from USB is not working anymore. I need to do a workaround with selecting only the usb drive in the boot-list, that's somewhat annoying.

Hello everybody is it safe to flash 3007 bios for ranger VIII ?

etorphine wrote:
Hello everybody is it safe to flash 3007 bios for ranger VIII ?


It depends. I have the same mobo and I am running with BIOS 3007 for one month now (actually, I flashed the BIOS two hours after it was uploaded to Asus support site). I have not encountered any problems with overclock or anything else so far (my OC is not very impressive but I am happy with it); actually, I think that with this BIOS the PC startup time (as measured in the Startup tab of Windows Task Manager) is a few seconds faster than before. Also, it seems that Ranger is the only mobo for which Asus did not pull off the BIOS after the recent complaints so perhaps it is better suited for this motherboard.

Finally, in case that you plan to upgrade your CPU to one of the Kaby Lake family, 3007 is a must, as you can see here: https://www.asus.com/Motherboards/MAXIMUS-VIII-RANGER/HelpDesk_CPU/

However, keep it in mind that the general reaction towards this BIOS was quite negative here in the forum and most people prefer to keep running with the older version 2202.

Shenny wrote:
It depends. I have the same mobo and I am running with BIOS 3007 for one month now (actually, I flashed the BIOS two hours after it was uploaded to Asus support site). I have not encountered any problems with overclock or anything else so far (my OC is not very impressive but I am happy with it); actually, I think that with this BIOS the PC startup time (as measured in the Startup tab of Windows Task Manager) is a few seconds faster than before. Also, it seems that Ranger is the only mobo for which Asus did not pull off the BIOS after the recent complaints so perhaps it is better suited for this motherboard.

Finally, in case that you plan to upgrade your CPU to one of the Kaby Lake family, 3007 is a must, as you can see here: https://www.asus.com/Motherboards/MAXIMUS-VIII-RANGER/HelpDesk_CPU/

However, keep it in mind that the general reaction towards this BIOS was quite negative here in the forum and most people prefer to keep running with the older version 2202.

Thanks for the detailed answer . I think ill wait for new bios . I am happy with my 2202 bios and skylake setup for now . Thank you again . 🙂