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MoKiChU
01-15-2021, 05:18 PM
Hi everyone,

- Intel ME Consumer Firmware :

Firmware : 15.0.30.1874 [22/06/2021]
Firmware PMC : 150.2.10.1019 [20/05/2021]
Firmware PCHC : 15.0.0.1021 [28/04/2021]
Firmware PHY : 12.14.214.2014 [01/04/2021]
Download : Link (https://mega.nz/file/tF81iYxZ#NV65fQgwW32-2441hr80YhRmDVCsN-I67KqNdeHBgQg)


Check/Update Process :

Check current version : Right click on "Check.cmd" > Run as administrator

Install/Update : Right click on "Install.cmd" > Run as administrator > Automatic restart when install is done


OS requirements : Windows 10 64 bit or more recent.
Hardware requirements : Motherboards with Intel Z590 chipset.

Zardoc
02-08-2021, 05:47 PM
Thanks for the hard work MoKiChU.

Do you have an updated tool to see full info of firmware?

I'd like to know if my board is an SH or other.

Thanks

Zardoc
02-19-2021, 08:40 PM
Merci

EncodeGR
03-12-2021, 07:44 PM
Hi everyone,

- Intel ME Consumer Firmware :

Firmware : 15.0.22.1622 [08/02/2021]
Firmware PMC : 150.2.10.1013 [28/01/2021]
Firmware PCHC : 15.0.0.1014 [30/06/2020]
Firmware PHY : 12.14.212.2012 [08/01/2021]
Download : Link (https://mega.nz/file/xU1mVZDT#m7AQtpJ_szwwBOaEUegiu3ZA3h6MMbZAJmxQ_cnga 3I)


Thread updated.

Much appreciated MoKiChU !
Thank you for the constant updates !

ThomasRhin
04-01-2021, 04:28 PM
Thanx a lot! Have updated ME without any issue.

pitderbeste
04-21-2021, 09:13 PM
I have now bought an Apex xiii Z590 board but I probably made a mistake.

I installed the firmware: 15.0.30.1692 and since then I only get "Clock_Watchdog_Timeout"

the CPU only goes into the termal save at 80-85 degrees.
An OC is no longer possible.

How i can downgrade the firmware: 15.0.30.1692 ??

74lobster
04-22-2021, 12:43 AM
Hi everyone,

- Intel ME Consumer Firmware :

Firmware : 15.0.30.1692 [11/03/2021]
Firmware PMC : 150.2.10.1014 [23/02/2021]
Firmware PCHC : 15.0.0.1020 [05/03/2021]
Firmware PHY : 12.14.212.2012 [08/01/2021]
Download : Link (https://mega.nz/file/IEVljCYT#q4djml-FJ_-elMVkeuOeOEI5c_yctGTC_R2_rli4AK4)


Thread updated.

Hi MoKiChU, I have the ASUS TUF GAMING Z590-PLUS mobo and I have tried to update the ME firmware using the file Install.cmd with administrator privileges.

Once launched your update files, the system seems to update the firmware, it reboots the PC, but when I launch the check program I see that the firmware installed is ever the 15.0.21.1549 version, instead of the 15.0.30.1692 version...

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How I can fix this issue ?

Thanks in advance.

ThomasRhin
04-22-2021, 06:56 AM
I have now bought an Apex xiii Z590 board but I probably made a mistake.

I installed the firmware: 15.0.30.1692 and since then I only get "Clock_Watchdog_Timeout"

the CPU only goes into the termal save at 80-85 degrees.
An OC is no longer possible.

How i can downgrade the firmware: 15.0.30.1692 ??


Have you tried loading the optimal default BIOS settings?
The ME driver must be updated,too.

If you wanna downgrade the ME firmware, you can download the ASUS official ME firmware here:
https://rog.asus.com/motherboards/rog-maximus/rog-maximus-xiii-hero-model/helpdesk_download

It's version 15.0.21.1549

Ataemonus
04-22-2021, 09:00 AM
Hi MoKiChU, I have the ASUS TUF GAMING Z590-PLUS mobo and I have tried to update the ME firmware using the file Install.cmd with administrator privileges.

Once launched your update files, the system seems to update the firmware, it reboots the PC, but when I launch the check program I see that the firmware installed is ever the 15.0.21.1549 version, instead of the 15.0.30.1692 version...

88431

How I can fix this issue ?

Thanks in advance.

And where exactly do you see firmware version 15.0.21.1549 in the picture you attached a proof ?

74lobster
04-22-2021, 09:12 AM
And where exactly do you see firmware version 15.0.21.1549 in the picture you attached a proof ?

I don't understand what proof do you need...

I downloaded the firmware pack attached in the first post here and I have launched the update process: the program (seems) to have upgraded the firmware going from 0 percent to 100 percent and restarted automatically the system, but when I check the firmware version after the update process, I see again the 15.0.30.1692 version, that's all.

Does exists another program or mode to check the ME firmware version ?
In case lemme know.

Thanks.

Ataemonus
04-22-2021, 09:23 AM
I think you don't even read the information in front of you. In that case, you'll never solve the problem, because the problem is not there.
As for a program to check the ME firmware version, did you bother with Google ? There are several such tools, and the ME FW version is even displayed in BIOS on the first page.

74lobster
04-22-2021, 11:33 AM
Hi,

What issue are you talking about ? You have the 15.0.30.1692 version currently installed.

I think you have a hard time understanding what is displayed in front of you :


https://i.imgur.com/KNVTRHp.jpg

Circled in red : Intel ME Firmware Update Tool version currently used.
Circled in green : Intel ME Firmware version currently installed.

Note that you can also have this information in another way besides :


- Main tab of your BIOS/UEFI.
- Firmware tab in the Properties of your Intel MEI drivers.

Yeah, you right.

Thanks

pitderbeste
04-24-2021, 05:49 PM
Hello All,

After the ME firmware update: 15.0.30.1692 I have a loss of performance.
Usually I use XMP mode for my memory but after the update of the ME FW the CPU clocks down under load.

I tried a downgrade to 15.0.21.1549 but that probably doesn't work. (Which I would actually prefer.)

Now I have tested a little and have seen that when I enter Auto in the AI Overclock Tuner it goes "normal" again
But why doesn't XMP1 / XMP2 or Manuel work anymore? I would prefer XMP, but then I have a loss of performance.

What is set with "auto"? can I enter these settings in Manual mode or XMP mode?

while cinebench is running:

XMP-Mode / Manual-Mode -> The temperature never goes above 70-75 degrees

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Auto-Mode

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georgiadis
04-25-2021, 07:03 AM
Hey guys, lots of work done here...thanks for your effort...just to be reassured....what is the latest firmware for my ROG STRIX Z590-E GAMING WIFI? Is there any changelog somewhere? 15.0.22.1622 or 15.0.30.1692 ?

Cool Barn
04-25-2021, 08:12 AM
Hey guys, lots of work done here...thanks for your effort...just to be reassured....what is the latest firmware for my ROG STRIX Z590-E GAMING WIFI? Is there any changelog somewhere? 15.0.22.1622 or 15.0.30.1692 ?
https://rog.asus.com/motherboards/rog-strix/rog-strix-z590-e-gaming-wifi-model/helpdesk_bios says that it is 15.0.21.1549 .

Where are you getting that firmware? Station Drivers or a site like that ? :)

georgiadis
04-25-2021, 01:38 PM
https://rog.asus.com/motherboards/rog-strix/rog-strix-z590-e-gaming-wifi-model/helpdesk_bios says that it is 15.0.21.1549 .

Where are you getting that firmware? Station Drivers or a site like that ? :)

In this same thread? I might be misunderstood....These numbers where found in the first and fourth replay of the first page of this same thread...Did I understood wrong? Sorry if this is the case...ignore me.

georgiadis
04-25-2021, 06:02 PM
[QUOTE=MoKiChU;832786]Hi,

The latest is always in the first post of the thread (to date, it is 15.0.30.1692).[/QUOTE

Thank you sir....i just wanted a reassurance...

Ataemonus
04-25-2021, 07:15 PM
Hi,

The latest is always in the first post of the thread (to date, it is 15.0.30.1692).
Also, in all honesty, some people who do not understand what the ME firmware does and how it works, should better stay away from updating it, or update to the official version on ASUS site. It would save the OP and all the other people a lot of headache and silly questions.

The ME firmware here is compiled by MoKiChU to help those who actually want the latest version and do not know how to use FIT and other Intel tools for ME, it's something the OP does because he's a very nice person, it is NOT the official ASUS update or anything, because ASUS and pretty much most other MB manufacturers are very slow to provide updates for ME firmware.

kvarq
05-15-2021, 06:48 AM
Is this security related?
In general I noticed during time installing these kind of firmware updates 99% times I lost performance.

Zardoc
06-08-2021, 01:32 PM
Gracias mon ami!! :cool:

bayfront_benny
06-08-2021, 11:20 PM
Hi everyone,

- Intel ME Consumer Firmware :

Firmware : 15.0.30.1792 [06/05/2021]
Firmware PMC : 150.2.10.1017 [05/05/2021]
Firmware PCHC : 15.0.0.1020 [05/03/2021]
Firmware PHY : 12.14.214.2014 [01/04/2021]
Download : Link (https://mega.nz/file/1AEHmCAY#Pk7bHyow7nyPaMFc9G3YAql1l4FJbyyhIqbovszId wE)




OS requirements : Windows 10 64 bit.
Hardware requirements : Motherboards with Intel Z590 chipset.

Went without a hitch

eminded
07-14-2021, 01:46 PM
Hi everyone,

- Intel ME Consumer Firmware :

Firmware : 15.0.30.1792 [06/05/2021]
Firmware PMC : 150.2.10.1017 [05/05/2021]
Firmware PCHC : 15.0.0.1021 [28/04/2021]
Firmware PHY : 12.14.214.2014 [01/04/2021]
Download : Link (https://mega.nz/file/lUlk1RDS#Eoo75G9h1I7M65ARIapLsRCbuhX2_qR_b3xRPlHTy 4Q)


Thread updated.


Hi I have a z590 apex motherboard and I installed this on it when I got it now. I can't get into the bios anymore. And if I clear cmos I need to replace the bios inorder for the pc to.boot back to windows. It skips the bios boot screen and doesn't allow me to get into the bios even if I select it when restarting from windows. Is there a fix for this would be greatly appreciated thanks

kvarq
07-14-2021, 03:44 PM
99% of the times the FW updates are security oriented, and in general the performance is crippled
I learned the hard way during time this - I still remember with Apex Z390 board, out of boredom I did a FW update, and then I noticed loss of performance in all synthetic tests and most important, in games!
and once the FW is updated, going back is virtually impossible
so I'm leaving the FW default from now on... unless they will issue one for performance, which is unlikely... if FW is constantly updated, 1-2% at least lost every time... forced somehow to "upgrade" to the next generation and so on... :)

just posted on another thread:

Hello,

Obviously this will depend on the changes between UEFI builds. The consensus, unfortunately, over the last couple of years is that performance is worse due to the barrage of ucode security updates that had a negative impact on certain workload performance. These have plateaued at this stage, so most changes to the firmware will likely bring stability improvements.

Zardoc
07-14-2021, 04:00 PM
Firmwares should have detailed notes.

You get a bunch of updates thrown at you and it's never a done deal that they won't cause issues. A rollback option and details about the updates would be really appreciated.
You pay good money for your product. You don't want it crippled after the first update.

That's exactly what I was talking about concerning Realtek USB sound drivers. The sound is fine (well except for the digital output issue) but the loading on boot takes more than 10 seconds looping on Windows load. There's also a short delay before sound reacts.

No notes from Asus, Nothing on Realtek site either. :(

kvarq
07-14-2021, 04:15 PM
Asus VIII Extreme (Z170) has been the last time I used the onboard sound
After I moved on IXth, the onboard quality decreased, especially using Apex boards where they put a "reduced" A version soundcard, and not at last, the drivers :))
So, I thrown a SBZ inside the case since then, I'm happy with that, deactivating the onboard from bios every single time

FW have in general descriptions like "Intel has identified security issue that could potentially place impacted platform at risk."
If it's nothing there, probably someone forgot to paste this text, don't hope too much that it will be a performance one :D

piratino
07-20-2021, 08:48 PM
Hi everyone,

- Intel ME Consumer Firmware :

Firmware : 15.0.30.1792 [06/05/2021]
Firmware PMC : 150.2.10.1017 [05/05/2021]
Firmware PCHC : 15.0.0.1021 [28/04/2021]
Firmware PHY : 12.14.214.2014 [01/04/2021]
Download : Link (https://mega.nz/file/lUlk1RDS#Eoo75G9h1I7M65ARIapLsRCbuhX2_qR_b3xRPlHTy 4Q)




OS requirements : Windows 10 64 bit.
Hardware requirements : Motherboards with Intel Z590 chipset.

Hello!
Sorry for asking here, but I can't find anywhere else to ask.
Do you support also ASUS B560 chipsets?
I am probably going for the ROG STRIX B560-G GAMING WIFI as there is no Z590 micro-ATX ASUS ROG motherboards.
Thank you.

MoKiChU
07-20-2021, 08:52 PM
Hello!
Sorry for asking here, but I can't find anywhere else to ask.
Do you support also ASUS B560 chipsets?
I am probably going for the ROG STRIX B560-G GAMING WIFI as there is no Z590 micro-ATX ASUS ROG motherboards.
Thank you.

Hi,

Yes, B560 chipset based motherboards are supported.

piratino
07-21-2021, 07:14 PM
Hi,

Yes, B560 chipset based motherboards are supported.
Thank you.
So do I have to simply check for vulnerabilities with the same am as for Z370 chipsets, and eventually install this ME firmware?

MoKiChU
07-22-2021, 11:34 AM
Thank you.
So do I have to simply check for vulnerabilities with the same am as for Z370 chipsets, and eventually install this ME firmware?

Correct.

Ataemonus
07-22-2021, 11:46 AM
Thank you. I was just compiling the new image, lol, when I got the email notification.

MoKiChU
07-26-2021, 12:41 PM
Hi everyone,

- Intel ME Consumer Firmware :

Firmware : 15.0.30.1874 [22/06/2021]
Firmware PMC : 150.2.10.1019 [20/05/2021]
Firmware PCHC : 15.0.0.1021 [28/04/2021]
Firmware PHY : 12.14.214.2014 [01/04/2021]
Download : Link (https://mega.nz/file/tF81iYxZ#NV65fQgwW32-2441hr80YhRmDVCsN-I67KqNdeHBgQg)


Thread updated.