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[FIRMWARE] Intel ME (H610/B660/H670/Z690/B760/H770/Z790)

MoKiChU
Level 19

Hi everyone,

- Intel ME Consumer Firmware :

Firmware : 16.1.30.2264 [11/07/2023]
PMC Firmware : 160.2.00.1042 [14/11/2022]
PCHC Firmware : 16.1.0.1014 [06/07/2022]
PHY N Firmware : 13.62.211.7255 [21/06/2023]
PHY S Firmware : 13.0.1.7085 [30/01/2023]
Download : Link

Check/Update Process :

Check current version : Right click on "Check.cmd" > Run as administrator

Install/Update : Right click on "Install.cmd" > Run as administrator > Automatic restart when install is done


OS requirements : Windows 10 64 bit or more recent.
Hardware requirements : Motherboards with Intel H610/B660/H670/Z690/B760/H770/Z790 chipset.

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solidsnake1607
Level 7
Thank you guys. I'll wait for more replies before giving it a go! I heard specifically in ASUS MBs that putting a Raptor Lake CPU requires to update the ME firmware for it to perform like it would on a Z790 motherboard.

Since i want to put a raptor like in my Z690 i wanted to make sure to have everything updated to not suffer performance loss

MoKiChU
Level 19

Hi everyone,

- Intel ME Consumer Firmware :

Firmware : 16.1.25.2091 [01/12/2022]
Firmware PMC : 160.2.00.1041 [01/11/2022]
Firmware PCHC : 16.1.0.1014 [06/07/2022]
Firmware PHY N : 13.60.211.7253 [24/08/2022]
Firmware PHY S : 13.0.1.7084 [21/06/2022]


Thread updated.

MoKiChU wrote:
Hi everyone,

- Intel ME Consumer Firmware :
Firmware : 16.1.25.2091 [01/12/2022]
Firmware PMC : 160.2.00.1041 [01/11/2022]
Firmware PCHC : 16.1.0.1014 [06/07/2022]
Firmware PHY N : 13.60.211.7253 [24/08/2022]
Firmware PHY S : 13.0.1.7084 [21/06/2022]
Download : Link



Thread updated.


Thank you MoKiChU.

"do not update the ME firmware before asus request, 0811 or 0812 bios correct ME fw is 16.1.25.2020, not 16.1.25.2091.

apex 0088's ME fw is 16.1.25.2091."

https://www.overclock.net/threads/official-asus-strix-maximus-z790-owners-thread.1800191/post-291142...

"ME FW can't rollback to previous version.

usually ME fw unmatch won't an issue, but after 12th CPU update to 13th CPU ME fw disaster, i can't confirm that will be 100% workable for unmatch ME fw."


https://www.overclock.net/threads/official-asus-strix-maximus-z790-owners-thread.1800191/post-291142...

bscool wrote:
"do not update the ME firmware before asus request ..."

Hi,

Luckily my followers with 6xx series chipsets based motherboards didn't have to hold their breath while waiting for ASUS request during the Raptor Lake release ...

- My followers who had updated the Intel ME firmware of their 6xx series chipsets based motherboards before the release of Raptor Lake were Raptor Lake ready and have no issues.
- Users who waited for ASUS request to update the Intel ME firmware of their 6xx series chipsets based motherboards found themselves with side effects issues such as the loss of their M.2 slot, issues with XMP, and so on.

bscool wrote:
"... 0811 or 0812 bios correct ME fw is 16.1.25.2020, not 16.1.25.2091.

apex 0088's ME fw is 16.1.25.2091."

I agree with that, but it should be seen as the minimum required :

Z690 :

22xx/23xx/24xx : 16.1.25.2020 or more recent.

Z790 :

07xx/08xx : 16.1.25.2020 or more recent.
09xx/10xx/11xx : 16.1.25.2124 or more recent.

bscool wrote:
"ME FW can't rollback to previous version ..."

Absolutely, and neither ASUS nor I have anything to do with this rollback lock, it's an Intel security measure (it's the same kind of rollback lock as for some BIOSes, but this BIOS rollback lock can also relate to other BIOS elements than the ME).

bscool wrote:
"... usually ME fw unmatch won't an issue, but after 12th CPU update to 13th CPU ME fw disaster, i can't confirm that will be 100% workable for unmatch ME fw."

Having an Intel ME Firmware newer than the Intel ME firmware around which the BIOS and its microcodes is built is not a problem as long as it stays in the same branch, as I explain here (the B760/H770/Z790 natively uses the last branch 16.1.xx.xxxx, so there is nothing to worry about there), the issues appear when you update your BIOS without having installed the required Intel ME firmware.

MaKo82 wrote:
Would this cause a failure to boot into windows if not installed correctly, or not at all? The link from the Asus support page wouldn't install on my rig. Said something like it wasnt needed. I updated BIOS without, then PC would freeze when trying to boot into windows.

Please refer to the last part of the answer I give to bscool above.

Also, before trying to update your Intel ME firmware, you must install/update your latest Intel MEI drivers :

[DRIVERS] Intel Chipset/MEI/VMD (6xx/7xx)

- Intel MEI Drivers (Drivers Only)

Ataemonus
Level 11
Thank you, Mokichu.

Ribellu
Level 10
@MoKiChu thanks mate

jcd_raider
Level 7
Thank you.

Papusan
Level 9
Thank you, Mokichu.