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10-18-2019 11:18 AM
DarthFK Thanks! Same board here, just installed a few days ago with a 9700k. I do/did have a bit of time and checked - this BIOS you've found is indeed absent on the US website. Well, I don't have a 10th gen CPU, but I might give it a try

Thank you. That confirmats that z370 boards will still support 10th gen (the 4th skylake upgrade ) without a new chipset, probly.
10-18-2019 11:08 AM
SpeedyIV
Quote: Originally Posted by DarthFK View Post
Thanks for the update. While security updates may slow down the system, as spectrum & meltdown, those are kind of necessary. The stability updates are welcome. Hopefully there are no bugs. Did you try it?
Have not tried it (stuck at work). I did find an updated BIOS for the Max X Hero WIFI (the board I have) at the non-US Asus site. It's not posted on the US site yet.

https://www.asus.com/Motherboards/RO...HelpDesk_BIOS/

Version 2203
2019/10/1710.39 MBytes
ROG MAXIMUS X HERO (WI-FI AC) BIOS 2203
1) Support Intel upcoming CPU
2) Improved system stability and performance
3) Update RAID driver to rev. 17.5
4) Support Intel Optane Memory H10 device
5) Update ME firmware for Intel security issue.
Before running the USB BIOS Flashback tool, please rename the BIOS file (M10HWIFI.CAP) using BIOSRenamer
10-18-2019 10:58 AM
DarthFK
Quote: Originally Posted by SpeedyIV View Post
New BIOS released for Max X Hero.

https://www.asus.com/us/Motherboards...HelpDesk_BIOS/

Version 2203
2019/10/1710.39 MBytes
ROG-MAXIMUS-X-HERO BIOS 2203
1) Support Intel upcoming CPU
2) Improved system stability and performance
3) Update RAID driver to rev. 17.5
4) Support Intel Optane Memory H10 device
5) Update ME firmware for Intel security issue.
Before running the USB BIOS Flashback tool, please rename the BIOS file (M10H.CAP) using BIOSRenamer
Thanks for the update. While security updates may slow down the system, as spectrum & meltdown, those are kind of necessary. The stability updates are welcome. Hopefully there are no bugs. Did you try it?
10-18-2019 10:53 AM
SpeedyIV New BIOS released for Max X Hero.

https://www.asus.com/us/Motherboards...HelpDesk_BIOS/

Version 2203
2019/10/1710.39 MBytes
ROG-MAXIMUS-X-HERO BIOS 2203
1) Support Intel upcoming CPU
2) Improved system stability and performance
3) Update RAID driver to rev. 17.5
4) Support Intel Optane Memory H10 device
5) Update ME firmware for Intel security issue.
Before running the USB BIOS Flashback tool, please rename the BIOS file (M10H.CAP) using BIOSRenamer
10-13-2019 10:55 AM
DarthFK Kind of a final update on my previous ruckus with Asus RMA - they delivered a new open box motherboard, Asus z390-E. I'm not even testing it, just selling it, as I got a Maximus X in the meantime. And, of course, my Enermax Liqmax II 240 backplate washer turned out to be cracked (I didn't know about Enermax LiqTech problems reported by GN when I bought it, but I hope that the one I have would not have problems soon, as it's not LiqTech - still, the first thing to be replaced in the near future would be it). Anyway, Enermax sent me a replacement, so the Asus Maximus X Hero WiFi is already in the case with my 9700k, but not connected, while post-RMA z390-E is already on ebay and I am getting low-balled, of course.

It just took a month and a half to get the z390-e back, after all the "liquid damage" by non-conductive thermal paste claims by Asus "pros", then them sending me a board with a debris/crumb(?) inside the socket. Addressing CEO's office was the last and only solution that worked and they sent a "new" one.
10-08-2019 01:07 PM
chibi
Quote: Originally Posted by xSneak View Post
There is a setting in the bios to disable the Ai overclocking. I would recommend turning off the asus crapware installer from the bios also, its one of the options in the right pages of the bios.
https://www.techpowerup.com/248827/a...s-installation

Good tip, I'll have to check for this and disable.
10-08-2019 11:23 AM
postem
Hero X Z370 - For 9900K/F

Hi, im considering putting an 9900K or KF on my hero z370.

So for for a 8700K 1.345v 5GHZ, delided, its working very well, temps never go higher than 70C, even on summer.
I know mostly i will get a marginal benefit from going into 9900K, especially considering im just using this rig for gaming.

Hero x revision 1.01. I dunno if this or not the doubler version, it would probably only have hot spots impact on vrm.

I know the VRM is able to deal with 9900K, its 50A x 8, so its more than enough, my main concern is, the vrm heatsink is enough to hold 9900K 5GHZ, considering i can cool it? Cpu is using Noctua DH15, case is h500M, air flow is pretty massive on this case.

The fact of the board having or not doublers could induce hot spots on the vrm heat sinks? Unfortunately there isnt much way to be certain of vrm temperatures, there isnt a sensor reported on Hwinfo saying vrm temps, althrough there are 5 different temps reported, ranging from 14 (clearly wrong) to other ranging from 40 - 50C. Some say th e t2 report vrm or is a thermistor near the vrm area, that could be infered some correlation to vrm temps.

Theorically, for a maxxed 9900K, it would be 25A per mosfet, i didnt checkout eficiency levels, but considering 3W per mosfet, it would be roughly between 10-24W from a regular load to a maxed load. It probably would be active cooled by noctua dual 150mm fans, but still, i think the vrm heatsinks are sub optimal, they arent joined by a heat pipe and barely have any fins.
10-08-2019 08:28 AM
SpeedyIV
Quote: Originally Posted by Jpmboy View Post
frankly, on either board, the Noctua air cooler (and air is a good one) is gonna be the OC limiter.

So besides the novelty/challenge, do you need to have 48GB resulting in mixed single and dual channel mapping? Put the 16GB sticks in A1 and B1 (what ever the dual channel config would be without the 8GB sticks), and the remainder in the empty slots. You do know this breaks any benefit of performance either kits can provide solo, right?
Yeah I know that and I will take the 8G DIMMs out then tune up the new kit. They run OK at stock but its not a situation I am inclined to leave running. Thanks
10-08-2019 02:37 AM
bl4ckdot Yeah (a bit off topic here), I'm seriously considering switching my M11E/9900K to R6EE/10980XE with a custom watercooling in my new PC O11 XL.
Exciting times !
10-07-2019 11:37 PM
KedarWolf https://ca.ign.com/articles/2019/10/...e-x-processors

Intel’s last top-end 18-core CPU, the Intel Core i9-9980XE, went for a cool $1,999 at launch, but its replacement, the Intel Core i9-10980XE, costs half as much at only $979.

https://www.pcgamesn.com/intel/core-...liquid-cooling

Intel's upcoming Cascade Lake X processors aren’t just suddenly way more affordable, they also seem to be pretty impressive overclockers too. At least that’s what Intel is telling us. The 18-core Core i9 10980XE – the HEDT CPU with an unfeasibly long number string – is reportedly capable of hitting 5.1GHz on all cores with just a little judicious core overclocking.

Guess what I'm getting tax refund time next spring!!

Well, will have to see the new Threadripper but I'm an Intel fanboy for sure, not really impressed with the 3900x etc.
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