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    Default asrock z68pro3 BIOS question

    Whitch BIOS Version should i install?
    I want To upgrade To a i7 3770k
    Now i have ver 1.6
    For New CPU i need 2.1
    I can install 2.1 or beta 2.16
    What do you mean what should i install?
    Thank you

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    Default Re: asrock z68pro3 BIOS question

    You MUST install BIOS version 2.10. Do NOT install BIOS 2.16 until you install 2.10 first.

    BIOS 2.10 is a special version that updates the Intel Management Engine firmware that is part of the BIOS file. That is needed for Ivy Bridge CPUs.

    No other BIOS version, such as 2.16, has the Intel Management Engine firmware update, only version 2.10 has the updates needed for Ivy Bridge CPUs.

    Be sure to follow these instructions about BIOS version 2.10 when using Instant Flash:

    asrock z68pro3 BIOS question-sb-ivb-update-warning-png

    Don't forget to update the Intel Management Engine driver ver:8.0.2.1410 after you install BIOS 2.10. If you use AXTU or the Intel graphics, you must also update them, as seen on this page:

    ASRock > Z68 Pro3

    I don't know what version of Windows you are using, just be sure to get the correct driver versions.

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    Default Re: asrock z68pro3 BIOS question

    Good to know

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    Can i copy the bios to a diskette and install it via bios or what do you think is the best way to update
    Make it sense to update after 2.1 to 2.16

    I have win 7

    Greetings
    Last edited by mongoo; 01-31-2015 at 05:09 PM.

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    Default Re: asrock z68pro3 BIOS question

    Update via usb stick
    Gone into bios
    Select Instant Flash
    Select the File
    Press return
    Flash in progress
    No warning do you want to update
    I dont want to Flash but only take a look
    Updating
    gone Flashing
    Press Button to restart
    Pressed
    Black screen - No boot , no display on screen
    Nada
    Tryed it some times
    Nothing
    Cmos cleared
    Tryed to Restart
    Screen appired
    Flash continues - i think this is the Intel Management Engine firmware
    Automatik Reset with Bootup
    Bios is 2.1
    Gone in Bios and set my Parameter
    Save and Reboot
    Looks in the first look very different to the old one
    Win7 Boot
    write this text
    no further tests done

    2 last Questions:

    Is it possible to switch maybe back?
    does it make sense to update to the 2.16 Beta Bios

    Thank you
    Last edited by mongoo; 01-31-2015 at 11:39 PM.

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    Default Re: asrock z68pro3 BIOS question

    You cannot switch back to a BIOS version earlier than 2.10 now, as said on the BIOS download page of your board. If you do that you will have problems with the board.

    2.16 adds Windows 8 support and the Ultra Fast boot option that is only useable with Windows 8 and UEFI booting Windows installations. If you plan on using Windows 8, then it would make sense to use 2.16.

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    Default Re: asrock z68pro3 BIOS question

    If its only for win8 faster boot then i let it to 2.10

    Thanks for your Help

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