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    ProArt Z690-CREATOR WIFI BIOS 3501
    Version 3501
    13.44 MB
    2024/04/24

    "The update introduces the Intel Baseline Profile option, allowing users to revert to Intel factory default settings for basic functionality, lower power limits, and improving stability in certain games.

    Updating this BIOS will simultaneously update the corresponding intel ME to version 16.1.30.2307. Please note after you update this BIOS, the ME version remains the updated one even if you roll back to an older BIOS later.

    Before running the USB BIOS Flashback tool, please rename the BIOS file (PAZ690CW.CAP) using BIOSRenamer."

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    ProArt Z690-CREATOR WIFI BIOS 3401
    Version 3401
    13.44 MB
    2024/03/22

    "1.Improved DDR5 compatibility
    2.Further optimized CEP settings when disabled

    Updating this BIOS will simultaneously update the corresponding intel ME to version 16.1.30.2307. Please note after you update this BIOS, the ME version remains the updated one even if you roll back to an older BIOS later.

    Before running the USB BIOS Flashback tool, please rename the BIOS file (PAZ690CW.CAP) using BIOSRenamer."

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    ProArt Z690-CREATOR WIFI BIOS 3302
    Version 3302
    13.43 MB
    2024/02/22

    "1. Update the Intel microcode to version 0x123, allowing for disabling CEP for improved performance on Intel 14th Gen non-K series processors*
    2. Disabling CEP for performance enhancement may lead to increased power consumption and temperature. Ensure adequate CPU cooling or use a higher-spec cooling solution.
    3. Enhanced compatibility with 256GB memory.

    *Intel CEP function varies by the CPU model. Check your CPU's specifications or reach out to its technical support for more information.

    Updating this BIOS will simultaneously update the corresponding intel ME to version 16.1.30.2307. Please note after you update this BIOS, the ME version remains the updated one even if you roll back to an older BIOS later.

    Before running the USB BIOS Flashback tool, please rename the BIOS file (PAZ690CW.CAP) using BIOSRenamer."

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    ProArt Z690-CREATOR WIFI BIOS 3101
    Version 3101
    13.42 MB
    2023/12/29

    "1. Improve system stability
    2. Update ME to version 16.1.30.2307
    3. This update includes the patch for the LogoFAIL vulnerabilities
    4. Add PCIe Bifurcation options for GPU with M.2 storage

    Updating this BIOS will simultaneously update the corresponding intel ME to version 16.1.30.2307. Please note after you update this BIOS, the ME version remains the updated one even if you roll back to an older BIOS later.

    Before running the USB BIOS Flashback tool, please rename the BIOS file (PAZ690CW.CAP) using BIOSRenamer."

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    ProArt Z690-CREATOR WIFI BIOS 2802
    Version 2802
    13.4 MB
    2023/10/06

    "1. Update Microcode for Intel® Core™ 14th gen processors
    2. Update ME to version 16.1.30.2264 for Intel® Core™ 14th gen processors
    3. Improve system stability

    Updating this BIOS will simultaneously update the corresponding intel ME to version 16.1.30.2264. Please note after you update this BIOS, the ME version remains the updated one even if you roll back to an older BIOS later.


    Before running the USB BIOS Flashback tool, please rename the BIOS file (PAZ690CW.CAP) using BIOSRenamer."

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    ProArt Z690-CREATOR WIFI BIOS 2703
    Version 2703
    13.37 MB
    2023/08/17

    "1. Recommended for vital update to mitigate the potential security vulnerabilities
    2. Improve system stability

    Updating this BIOS will simultaneously update the corresponding intel ME to version 16.1.27.2176. Please note after you update this BIOS, the ME version remains the updated one even if you roll back to an older BIOS later.

    Before running the USB BIOS Flashback tool, please rename the BIOS file (PAZ690CW.CAP) using BIOSRenamer."

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    ProArt Z690-CREATOR WIFI BIOS 2602
    Version 2602
    13.38 MB
    2023/07/05

    "“Before BIOS update, please download Intel ME update tool from ASUS support site, and update ME firmware to Version 16.1.27.2176 to ensure optimized system settings.
    1. Improve system stability and compatibility for the Intel® Core™ 14th gen processors
    2. Fix the compatibility and instability issues when configuring RAID for high-capacity storage
    3. Do update the intel ME to version 16.1.27.2176

    Before running the USB BIOS Flashback tool, please rename the BIOS file (PAZ690CW.CAP) using BIOSRenamer."

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    PROART Z690-CREATOR WIFI BIOS 2403
    Version 2403
    13.36 MB
    2023/06/21

    "1. Improve system performance.
    2. Improve memory compatibility.
    “Before BIOS update, please download Intel ME update tool from ASUS support site, and update ME firmware to Version 16.1.25.2020 to ensure optimized system settings.”
    Before running the USB BIOS Flashback tool, please rename the BIOS file (PAZ690CW.CAP) using BIOSRenamer."

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    ProArt Z690-CREATOR WIFI BIOS 2305
    Version 2305
    13.27 MB
    2023/03/22

    "•Improve system performance and security.
    •Support ME update function
    •Improve AURA SW experience
    •Improve DRAM stability
    “Please back up your Bitlocker recovery key and suspend Bitlocker encryption in the operating system before updating your BIOS or ME firmware.”
    “Intel ME Update Tool is required if your ME firmware Version is not 16.1.25.2020. Please download Intel ME update tool from ASUS support site.”
    “Before running the USB BIOS Flashback tool, please rename the BIOS file (PAZ690CW.CAP) using BIOSRenamer."

    To comply with Wi-Fi regulation in Japan, this version does NOT allow rolling back to the previous versions, not even via USB BIOS FlashBack™.

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    ProArt Z690-CREATOR WIFI BIOS 2204
    Version 2204
    11.44 MB
    2022/12/07

    "- Improved DRAM compatibility
    - Improved system compatibility and stability
    - Update Intel ME firmware
    “Before BIOS update, please download Intel ME update tool from ASUS support site, and update ME firmware to Version 16.1.25.2020 to ensure optimized system settings.”

    Before running the USB BIOS Flashback tool, please rename the BIOS file (PAZ690CW.CAP) using BIOSRenamer."
    Thunderbolt 1/2 devices will no longer be supported by BIOS 2204 due to a change made by Intel® regarding the update of Thunderbolt firmware to NVM 36

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    ProArt Z690-CREATOR WIFI BIOS 2103
    Version 2103
    11.32 MB
    2022/10/19

    "1. Improve system overclocking stability on 13th Gen Intel Processors
    2. Update Microcode for 13th Gen Intel Processors
    3. Update Microcode for 12th Gen Intel Processors

    “Before BIOS update, please download Intel ME update tool from ASUS support site, and update ME firmware to Version 16.1.25.1885 to ensure optimized system settings.”

    Before running the USB BIOS Flashback tool, please rename the BIOS file (PAZ690CW.CAP) using BIOSRenamer."

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    ProArt Z690-CREATOR WIFI BIOS 2004
    Version 2004
    11.32 MB
    2022/09/16

    "1. Improve system performance
    2. Update ME version to 16.1.25.1885v2
    3. Many ME updates and optimizations for the next-gen CPU are included. This version does NOT allow rolling back to the previous versions, not even via USB BIOS FlashBack™, to ensure better compatibility.

    “Before BIOS update, please download Intel ME update tool from ASUS support site, and update ME firmware to Version 16.1.25.1885 to ensure optimized system settings.”

    Before running the USB BIOS Flashback tool, please rename the BIOS file (PAZ690CW.CAP) using BIOSRenamer."

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    ProArt Z690-CREATOR WIFI BIOS 1720
    Version 1720
    11.28 MB
    2022/08/16

    "1. Improve system stability
    2. Update Microcode for next generation Intel Processors.

    Before running the USB BIOS Flashback tool, please rename the BIOS file (PAZ690CW.CAP) using BIOSRenamer."

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    ProArt Z690-CREATOR WIFI BIOS 1601
    Version 1601
    11.25 MB
    2022/07/08

    Improve system stability.
    Before running the USB BIOS Flashback tool, please rename the BIOS file (PAZ690CW.CAP) using BIOSRenamer.

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    ProArt Z690-CREATOR WIFI BIOS 1505
    Version 1505
    11.06 MB
    2022/06/02

    "1. Improve DRAM stability

    Before running the USB BIOS Flashback tool, please rename the BIOS file (PAZ690CW.CAP) using BIOSRenamer."

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    ProArt Z690-CREATOR WIFI BIOS 1403
    Version 1403
    11.06 MB
    2022/04/01

    "1. Update Intel Microcode
    2. Update Intel ME version 16.0.15.1735
    3. Improve system performance for Intel Core i9-12900KS

    Before running the USB BIOS Flashback tool, please rename the BIOS file (PAZ690CW.CAP) using BIOSRenamer."

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    ProArt Z690-CREATOR WIFI BIOS 1304
    Version 1304
    11.03 MB
    2022/03/09

    "- Improve system performance and compatibility.
    - Update AURA firmware

    Before running the USB BIOS Flashback tool, please rename the BIOS file (PAZ690CW.CAP) using BIOSRenamer."

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    ProArt Z690-CREATOR WIFI BIOS 1003
    Version 1003
    11.38 MB
    2022/01/27

    "01. Improve system performance and Window 11 OS stability.
    02. Update USB PD FW to 1.0F.
    03. Update Intel ME FW to 16.0.15.1620 V3
    04. Add Thunderbolt FW update method for onboard Thunderbolt models and ThunderboltEX 4 Card support models
    05. Update Intel microcode.
    06. Improve DRAM compatibility
    07. Change PCIe speed hotkey item from F9 to F6.

    Before running the USB BIOS Flashback tool, please rename the BIOS file (PAZ690CW.CAP) using BIOSRenamer."

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    ProArt Z690-CREATOR WIFI BIOS 0811
    Version 0811
    11.38 MB
    2021/12/22

    "- Improve DRAM performance
    - improve system stability
    - improve thunderbolt device compatibility
    - Improve system performance

    Before running the USB BIOS Flashback tool, please rename the BIOS file (PAZ690CW.CAP) using BIOSRenamer."

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    ProArt Z690-CREATOR WIFI BIOS 0803
    Version 0803
    11.37 MB
    2021/12/03

    "1.Improve System Performance and stability
    2.Improve device compatibility.
    3.Support Legacy Game Compatibility Mode to fix DRM (Digital Rights Management) issue.
    4.Improve DRAM stability
    5.Update CPU microcode
    6.Fix Intel VMD issue

    Before running the USB BIOS Flashback tool, please rename the BIOS file (PAZ690CW.CAP) using BIOSRenamer."

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    ProArt Z690-CREATOR WIFI BIOS 0702
    Version 0702
    11.36 MB
    2021/11/04

    "1. Improve system performance
    2. Update Intel ME firmware v16.0.15.1545

    Before running the USB BIOS Flashback tool, please rename the BIOS file (PAZ690CW.CAP) using BIOSRenamer."

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    PROART Z690-CREATOR WIFI BIOS 0236
    Version 0236
    11.29 MB
    2021/11/03

    FIRST RELEASE

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    Firmware
    Thunderbolt Downgrade NVM31 Solution for Thunderbolt 2 devices
    Version 1.4
    232.46 KB
    2024/04/25

    Step 1: Download the downgrade FW update tool
    First, download the FW update tool specifically designed for Thunderbolt Downgrade NVM31.
    Step 2.1: (For onboard TBT) Enable Thunderbolt function
    Access the BIOS setup and ensure that the Advanced > Thunderbolt(TM) Configuration > Discrete Thunderbolt(TM) Support option is enabled.
    Step 2.2: (For THUNDERBOLTEX_4 card) Enable Thunderbolt function
    Make sure the THUNDERBOLTEX_4 card is connected to the motherboard.
    Access the BIOS setup and ensure that the Advanced > Thunderbolt(TM) Configuration > Discrete Thunderbolt(TM) Support option is enabled.
    Step 3: Run the FW update tool
    1. Extract the XXX_TBT_FW_31_V1.4 file and copy Shell.efi to a USB drive.
    2. Insert the USB drive into the motherboard.
    3. Press the [Power key] and then hold [F2] to enter the BIOS setup menu.
    4. If the BIOS setup is in [EZ mode], press [F7] to switch to [Advanced mode].
    5. Select [Exit] and choose [Launch EFI Shell from USB drive] to enter the shell mode for the update process.
    Step 4: Downgrade to TBT NVM31
    Follow the instructions provided by the tool. Please note that the downgrade process may take some time, so be patient until it is completed.
    Step 5: Check for compatibility issues
    After the FW downgrade is completed, restart your system and reconnect your Thunderbolt devices. Keep in mind that downgrading to an older FW version may result in known compatibility issues.
    Please be aware that downgrading FW carries certain risks and may cause other issues or limit functionality. Prior to proceeding with the downgrade, ensure that you understand and accept these risks.

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    PD firmware Update Tool V016
    Version 016
    2.97 MB
    2024/01/16

    Improved compatibility and added CDC mode support.

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    Intel ME
    MEUpdateTool
    Version 16.1.27.2176
    3.55 MB
    2023/07/05

    Intel has identified security issue that could potentially place impacted platform at risk.
    Use ME Update tool to update your ME.
    *We suggest you update ME Driver to the latest Version 16.1.27.2176 simultaneously.
    Please download the file and check the MD5 code first.
    MD5: 37b600de79c6bb0d7ccb4bdccc6923ee

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    MEUpdateTool
    Version 16.1.25.2020
    7.25 MB
    2023/04/18

    Intel has identified security issue that could potentially place impacted platform at risk.
    Use ME Update tool to update your ME.
    *We suggest you update ME Driver to the latest Version 16.1.25.2020 simultaneously.
    Please download the file and check the MD5 code first.
    MD5: ecd87413879e004cf40cdd1f88295c87

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    MEUpdateTool
    Version 16.1.25.1885
    9.15 MB
    2022/09/27

    Intel has identified security issue that could potentially place impacted platform at risk.
    Use ME Update tool to update your ME.
    *We suggest you update ME Driver to the latest Version 16.1.25.1885 simultaneously.
    Please download the file and check the MD5 code first.
    MD5: cd52eec99358251e1c779eff37078861

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    MEUpdateTool
    Version 16.0.15.1735
    7.22 MB
    2022/04/11

    Intel has identified security issue that could potentially place impacted platform at risk.
    Use ME Update tool to update your ME.
    *We suggest you update ME Driver to the latest Version 16.0.15.1735 simultaneously.
    Please download the file and check the MD5 code first.
    MD5: ffae9b0ee0bf0b43e63fb3b0c80aab4c

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    MEUpdateTool
    Version 16.0.15.1620
    7.22 MB
    2022/01/12

    Intel has identified security issue that could potentially place impacted platform at risk.
    Use ME Update tool to update your ME.
    *We suggest you update ME Driver to the latest Version 16.0.15.1620 simultaneously.
    Please download the file and check the MD5 code first.
    MD5: 2f7e66424ecb9273a5886b6cbe0940ed

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    MEUpdateTool
    Version 16.0.15.1545
    7.2 MB
    2021/11/04

    Intel has identified security issue that could potentially place impacted platform at risk.
    Use ME Update tool to update your ME.
    *We suggest you update ME Driver to the latest Version 16.0.15.1545 simultaneously.
    Please download the file and check the MD5 code first.
    MD5: 2ed72155957061d3b2de66d89c059564

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