Please find attached the above BIOS, mods detailed below:
OROM IRST for SATA: 126.96.36.1997 → 188.8.131.526 NVMe DXE driver: NONE → NvmExpressDxe_5 inserted via UEFITool - Updated 08 Feb 2022 OROM VBIOS SNB-IVB: 2124 → 2171 OROM JMicron JMB36x: 1.07.23 → 1.07.28 OROM Intel Boot Agent GE: 1.3.72 → <UNCHANGED> Intel ME: 184.108.40.2060 → 220.127.116.110 updated in ME Region via UEFITool **
Microcodes updated to latest available (N.B. this includes Spectre/Meltdown fixes):
** Your board should be upgraded to ME 18.104.22.1680 before you update the BIOS. Copy the contents of IntelME.zip to the root of a DOS boot drive, boot from it and run flash.bat (doing this in advance speeds up the BIOS flashing procedure quite a bit and prevents possible ME version clash issues).
The BIOS itself can be updated using the EZ Flash 2 tool from within the current version, there are no restrictions / flashback on this Z68 chipset.
IMPORTANT This is a beta BIOS not released publicly and only boots in EFI Compatible mode with a PCIe GPU installed (this was the main fix to this version). It must be set to Legacy ROM if using the iGPU (it hangs with VGA LED lit if in EFI mode, requiring Clear CMOS - inserting the Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge GOP drivers made no difference).
Thanks to @kevindd992002 for sharing the original BIOS he received from Asus.
Bios works flawless, booted perfect (once I converted hard drive to GPT and created EFI partition). Thanks so much! I’m using " GLOTRENDS M.2 PCIE NVME Adapter Card PCIE GEN3 Full Speed for PC Desktop (PA09) " in the middle PCI-e slot with a Samsung 970 EVO Plus. Super nice speeds:
good evening, I also have an asus p8z68-v / GEN3 (no pro) just update the file? (i am inexperienced) i already have a samsung 970 evo plus (which is in a pci-e slot) with windows cloned from previous samsung ssd 850 pro. after I have to select the boot from the bios and that’s it? give me some confirmations please
Then run the ME update batch file from DOS if your ME version is lower than 22.214.171.1240, reboot and use EZ Flash 2 from within the BIOS to update it.
It is all very straightforward.
BIOS settings should be: “PCI ROM Priority”: EFI Compatible “Option ROM Messages”: Keep Current “Boot Option #1”: Windows Boot Manager ← this should appear automatically in the available options if all is well
Good evening, dos me from this Version 10.0.19042.685 I in EZ Flash 2 I have always updated with usb stick directly in the bios, currently I have version 3603. then I proceed but with which .ROM file? This: P8Z68-V-GEN3-ASUS-9903.zip? Thanks again for the answers
Sorry, I don’t understand. What does “Version 10.0.19042.685” have to do with this? That is the Windows build and is immaterial. My comment related to the Intel ME (Management Engine), the last version for our board being 126.96.36.1990. Check in the BIOS for your version - if lower, update it using the contents of the IntelME.zip file by running from a DOS boot disk/USB BEFORE updating the BIOS. Then, use the content of the P8Z68-V-GEN3-ASUS-9903.zip (not the zip itself) to update the BIOS from your USB via EZ Flash 2. Please re-read the first post.
Again, your cloned Windows install MUST be converted to GPT (if not already done) or Windows will not boot.
Hello I have an issue with the BIOS file, if I select the ROM file EZ Flash tool 2 fails the check integrity, I downloaded It more times but with the same result, can you upload It again please? Must I flash the ROM file or Just the zip file?
Sounds like your heatsink isn’t mounted properly or not good quality or problem with application of thermal paste. If possible use “Vetroo V5 CPU Air Cooler w/ 5 Heat Pipes” (Amazon). If that model is not available in your region then Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo is good choice.
Even with 5ghz overclock you won’t reach 80c with those coolers.