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post #1101 of 1418
Going to try it now as I've had the 2x boot since the build!~ :-)
post #1102 of 1418
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Originally Posted by kevindd992002 View Post

I read what I'm saying in the Asus Z68 official lounge and at hardforum but I can't give a link right now since I don't know what exact post of a member is that. Yeah, newer BIOSes "typically" and "should" have better stability and OC capability than an earlier version but it seems that ASUS messed up on the newer BIOS releases especially when they updated from ME7 to ME8 (as I have read).

Then sounds like you do have a good reason to go back to an earlier BIOS. Record OC, voltages, and temps to compare before and after to verify if it helped or not. Let us know how it goes and which BIOSs so you can maybe help others.
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Can someone give me recommendation on updating firmware for ASMedia USB 3.0? Needed or not? Safe?
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Can someone give me recommendation on updating firmware for ASMedia USB 3.0? Needed or not? Safe?


Hello and welcome to OCN.

In the future when you ask a question make sure you include your hardware info and as many details as possible so we can better help you. The best way to do that is to fill out you rig spec under your profile so it goes with you where ever you post. Since I don't have a crystal ball I will assume you have the 1042 ASmedia chip which is on most of the Asus z68 boards and many other mfg boards as well but you should verify this. The links below were easily found through google search and forum search which is also your very best first step with all question and I think you will find them helpful. Since you are new here I would also recommend if you find someones advice particularly helpful you should plus their rep as a thank you. Enjoy your stay here at OCN.

 

How Do I Determine The Firmware Of My Motherboard's Asmedia 1042 USB 3.0 Controller?

 

ASMEDIA Station Drivers

 

How to Make a MS-DOS Bootable Flash Drive

 

Note: Depending on when you bought your board it's likely the firmware is up to date but you can check the current firmware version by booting to DOS and running the tool with the proper switch in DOS. If you carefully read all the tread linked above you will be aware of how to do this. You should also be aware that updating firmwares and bios are not supported by your boards mfg unless instructed to do so through tech support. In other words you do so at your own risk.

 

GL


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post #1105 of 1418
Thanks. Since this is the ASUS Z68 thread, I thought there is no need to say that I have P8Z68-V - all ASUS Z68 variants use this same controler, I think... But anyway, I just wondered if someone here did flash the firmware, since I only found info about MEI firmware upgrade.
post #1106 of 1418
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Thanks. Since this is the ASUS Z68 thread, I thought there is no need to say that I have P8Z68-V - all ASUS Z68 variants use this same controler, I think... But anyway, I just wondered if someone here did flash the firmware, since I only found info about MEI firmware upgrade.

It's pretty easy actually. I've done it on several computers that have use the same ASMedia USB 3.0 controller. There wasn't any change in I/O performance from the previous firmware BUT it does fix some compatibility issues.

To flash the firmware, first download HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool and these boot files. Extract the boot files into a new folder. Open the HP format tool, select quick format and select "Create a DOS startup disk". Browse to where you extracted the boot files folder and select it. Then click "Start".

Now you have a bootable USB flash drive.

Extract all of the files from the ASMedia USB 3.0 firmware onto the USB flash drive then reboot your computer. During POST, press F8 which brings up your boot menu and select your bootable USB flash drive.

At the DOS prompt, type:
Code:
d.bat

This will tell you what firmware you have currently.

To flash the firmware, type:
Code:
u.bat

Give it a few minutes to flash. Then when it's done, remove your flash drive, and restart your computer. Note: you can recheck that the firmware was successful by typing d.bat in the DOS prompt.
post #1107 of 1418
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Thanks. Since this is the ASUS Z68 thread, I thought there is no need to say that I have P8Z68-V - all ASUS Z68 variants use this same controler, I think... But anyway, I just wondered if someone here did flash the firmware, since I only found info about MEI firmware upgrade.

Don't think so. Think some use Asmedia USB3.0 and some use Renesas(NEC) USB3.0 - Deluxe Gen3 for example...
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post #1108 of 1418
Can I ask why the Virtu MVP software is listed? As far as I'm aware, none of the Z68 mobos have Virtu MVP support.
post #1109 of 1418
There's an updated firmware for Intel 82579V on station drivers - http://www.station-drivers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=4150&p=16574#p16574
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There's an updated firmware for Intel 82579V on station drivers - http://www.station-drivers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=4150&p=16574#p16574

I saw that but felt it was unnecessary considering it only helps a minute user base.
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