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ROG MAXIMUS X HERO BIOS VER 1301 Feedback Thread

denisgcarvalho
Level 7
Bios/UEFI 1301 is online:

ROG MAXIMUS X HERO BIOS 1301
Support RAID on CPU function in Z370 series.
Improved DRAM compatibility
ROG MAXIMUS Z690 HERO + 12900K + XPG 32GB RAM DDR5 6000CL40 + RTX 3080 GALAX HOF + ROG RYUJIN II 360 + LIAN LI XL + CORSAIR HX1000i + M2 SAMSUNG 980 PRO 1TB + M2 SAMSUNG 980 PRO 1TB + SSD SEAGATE 1TB. 😉
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Deyala
Level 7
any ETA on Meltdown & Spectre BIOS fixes for Z370?

Deyala wrote:
any ETA on Meltdown & Spectre BIOS fixes for Z370?


??? The updated microcode went out with version 1101

ROG Hero XIII | 10900k @5.2 GHz | g.skill 2x32GB 4200 CL18 | ROG Strix 2070S | EK Nucleus 360 Dark | 6TB SSD/nvme, 16TB external HDD | 2x 1440p | Vanatoo speakers with Klipsch sub | Fractal Meshify 2 case

I can't update to this bios, manually or automatically from bios itself.

Somehow it worked from usb drive.

it works fine on the Maximus X Code board using USB.

geneo wrote:
??? The updated microcode went out with version 1101


really? 😉 i didn't know that.

i have Z370-F - https://www.asus.com/us/Motherboards/ROG-STRIX-Z370-F-GAMING/HelpDesk_BIOS/

no metion of microcode update in change notes here..

This bios version finally fixed my cold boot issue with manual voltage and svid disabled!

Deyala wrote:
really? 😉 i didn't know that.

i have Z370-F - https://www.asus.com/us/Motherboards/ROG-STRIX-Z370-F-GAMING/HelpDesk_BIOS/

no metion of microcode update in change notes here..


I guess Strix are behind. ;-( The Maximus all have updated microcode AFAIK.

Actually, just looked at the Asus page on this: https://www.asus.com/News/V5urzYAT6myCC1o2

According to it, your motherboard should have the microcode in BIOS 606 and beyond, and indeed that release says update CPU microcode.
Caveat: the same was true on a MSI board I have - MSI said that the fix was in a certain BIOS version, and the BIOS version listed a CPU microcode update, but it wasn't the correct microcode version and was unprotected. The January date for that Strix BIOS 606 seems too early for the final Intel microcode release. The best way to determine if you have the right BIOS and are protected is to run Inspectre.

ROG Hero XIII | 10900k @5.2 GHz | g.skill 2x32GB 4200 CL18 | ROG Strix 2070S | EK Nucleus 360 Dark | 6TB SSD/nvme, 16TB external HDD | 2x 1440p | Vanatoo speakers with Klipsch sub | Fractal Meshify 2 case

all seemed to go well with the BIOS update 1301 here. I usually use the USB flashback port on the I/O panel but this time I went within the BIOS and used ez flash utility. However right after the update I had to do a system recovery because Windows didn't shut down correctly, and the usual startup repair kept failing. I'm not suggesting this was due to the new BIOS, for I am sure it was due to testing a bug in Windows 10 with large page file usage and 7zip.

See https://sourceforge.net/p/sevenzip/discussion/45797/thread/e730c709/

for more info and if you want to help to get Microsoft patch this bug.