GET READY FOR Intel® Core™ i7 X-series Processors

UPDATE YOUR ASUS X99 SERIES MOTHERBOARD UEFI BIOS IN A FLASH

update steps

USB BIOS Flashback®

System requirements:

  • Power supply
  • USB flash drive
  • ASUS X99 Series motherboards featuring USB BIOS Flashback®

1. Select the exact UEFI BIOS file

Launch this software from AI Suite 3 and click ”Check for New BIOS Update” to search for the latest BIOS.

Example:

+BIOS

2. Download the BIOS file and save it to root folder on the USB storage device

Select the USB storage device and click “Download.” The BIOS file will be automatically renamed and saved to the top-level(root) folder on the USB storage device.

Example:

+BIOS Utilities

3. Connect a power supply to your system

4. Plug USB storage device and press the button to complete the BIOS update

Plug the USB storage device into the motherboard’s USB BIOS Flashback® port. Now press and hold USB BIOS Flashback® button/ROG Connect button for three seconds until the LED begins to blink, then release.

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EZ FLASH 2

System requirements:

  • Boot your ASUS motherboard-based system with a current-generation Intel® Core™ Processor installed. When the update is complete, you can replace the current processor with Intel® Core™ i7 X-series Processors.

1. Download latest BIOS file

Download the supported BIOS file from the support site. Rename the downloaded BIOS CAP file according to your model name and save it to a USB flash drive.

2. Enter EZ Flash 2 setup

To enter the BIOS, press Delete (Del) or F2 during your system’s power-on, self-test (POST) procedure. In the BIOS, press F7 to access Advanced Mode, and then select Tool followed by ASUS EZ Flash 2 Utility.

3. Locate the BIOS file

Use the ASUS EZ Flash 2 Utility page to locate the BIOS file saved on your USB storage device, then press Enter to load BIOS file. Follow the on-screen instruction to start updating BIOS.

4. Update automatically

Wait for EZ Flash 2 to automatically update the BIOS. Once complete, your system will automatically restart.

SUPPORTED MODEL LIST

The following ASUS X99 Series motherboards can be updated with the listed (or later) BIOS version for compatibility with the Intel® Core™ i7 X-series Processors

Chipset Model Name UEFI BIOS
Version
UEFI BIOS Update Tool
BIOS Flashback® EZ Update 2
X99 X99-DELUXE/U3.1 3101 Yes Yes
X99-DELUXE 3101 Yes Yes
X99-S 3101 Yes Yes
X99-PRO/USB 3.1 3101 Yes Yes
X99-PRO 3101 Yes Yes
X99-A/USB 3.1 3101 Yes Yes
X99-A/USB 3.1(Transfer Express) 3101 Yes Yes
X99-A 3101 Yes Yes
RAMPAGE V EXTREME/U3.1 3202 Yes Yes
RAMPAGE V EXTREME 3202 Yes Yes
SABERTOOTH X99 3101 Yes Yes
X99-E WS/USB 3.1 3101 Yes Yes
X99-E WS 3101 Yes Yes
X99-WS/IPMI 3006 Yes Yes
X99-M WS 3003 Yes Yes
X99-M WS/SE 3003 Yes Yes

* The Intel® Xeon™ Processor Family is designed for servers. Some features may not be supported when installed on X99 series chipsets. For more details, refer to ASUS support site at http://support.asus.com

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