New BIOS 1302 for ASUS ROG STRIX Z390-F GAMING

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New BIOS 1302 for ASUS ROG STRIX Z390-F GAMING

Postby Blaunarwal » Sun Oct 06, 2019 7:41 am

Hi

Just came across this yesterday. ASUS published Version 1302 on 2019/09/20 for the Z390F Gaming board. They just commented "Improve system stability" for this update. At least from version number going up from 1105 it seems to be a big change.

Looking at the BIOS at first, i discovered a new entry to overclock to 5 GHz. I was curious and select it. And wow, my i9700K runs now stable on all 8 cores with 5 Ghz. Temperature of the CPU is about 52-55 degree Celcius with a noctua air cooling only.

With the older BIOS I had to go back to default turbo mode 4.6 GHZ, to avoid kernelbase.dll ctd's. No with the new clock rate I have a much smoother flying experience and the system is stable.

It's cool that ASUS still improves this board almost a year later than I bought it.

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Re: New BIOS 1302 for ASUS ROG STRIX Z390-F GAMING

Postby Blaunarwal » Wed Dec 18, 2019 9:58 am

In the meantime BIOS 1401 is published for the ASUS Z390-F. Still overclocking on all cores to 5 GHz is stable on my system. I ran on this oc rate with BIOS 1302 now for over 2 months and never had any ctd problems. The system is more stable than when I built it with these updated BIOS versions.
I have an Noctua air cooler only and with CPU-Z Benchmark stress test I get it up to 73 deg centrigrade. Usual flying at about 63 deg centrigrade all 8 cores running at 5 GHz.
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Re: New BIOS 1302 for ASUS ROG STRIX Z390-F GAMING

Postby JorgenSA » Wed Dec 18, 2019 12:04 pm

The bottom line here is to look for BIOS upgrades periodically, no matter which motherboard you have, and if you see one then apply it.

On my Z170-A I also got easy overclocking routines, plus it definitely runs faster with the latest update.

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System: i7-7700K @ 4.66 GHz, ASUS Z170-A motherboard, 16 GB of 2133 MHz DDR4 RAM, nVidia GTX 960 graphics w/ 4 GB DDR5 VRAM, Windows 10 Home.

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Re: New BIOS 1302 for ASUS ROG STRIX Z390-F GAMING

Postby Blaunarwal » Wed Dec 18, 2019 12:45 pm

The bottom line here is to look for BIOS upgrades periodically, no matter which motherboard you have, and if you see one then apply it.

On my Z170-A I also got easy overclocking routines, plus it definitely runs faster with the latest update.

Jorgen
I agree with you, it is always good to update the BIOS. Coming from the Z77, it was new for me, that a BIOS update brings a stable and easy overclock mode with it. The base core rate of my cpu is 3.6 GHz and now it runs on 5 GHz.
Since performance is an alltime issue since I started flightsimming with FS4 on a 8086 CPU, it is important for every user here, to get the most out of his system.
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