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    Lightbulb ROG STRIX Z370 BIOS 0607 - share your experiences

    BIOS version 0607 is now out for Z370-E and most likely Z370-F and similar boards.

    Date:
    2018/02/02

    Notes:
    Improve system stability. (not really helpful but ok)

    Please leave your feedback about this bios version here.
    So far it runs just as well as the 0606 for me, same overclock at same voltage.
    This BIOS version still don't change that I can't get my 3600 MHz 32GB memory kit to run stable above 3000MHz on this board - it's the F4-3600C16Q-32GTZR kit at https://www.gskill.com/en/product/f4-3600c16q-32gtzr

    Hopefully this version includes improvements to the Spectre/Meltdown fix so the weird behavior from this is gone, some confirmation would be nice ASUS.
    Last edited by Carbonicdk; 02-03-2018 at 11:49 AM.

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    So does this version still have the "faulty" micro code update which locks up gaming experience?

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    Quote Originally Posted by katlani View Post
    So does this version still have the "faulty" micro code update which locks up gaming experience?
    If you talk about the Spectre/Meltdown system freezes that appeared in 0606 then yes, it's still there for me.

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    Thanks for confirming, so have you rolled back to 0605 or stayed with 0607?

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    Quote Originally Posted by katlani View Post
    Thanks for confirming, so have you rolled back to 0605 or stayed with 0607?
    I am currently seeing if Microsofts out of band update that should disable the buggy part of the Spectre microcode update is working. You can read about it here if you like:
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...ctre-variant-2
    Have tested it like half a day and so far no issues. What a world we have come to when we have to fix an Asus implementation of an Intel microcode by installing Microsoft Windows updates.
    Last edited by Carbonicdk; 02-03-2018 at 11:44 PM.

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    Z370 bios 0607

    Following this thread

    Is there a detailed report or patch notes aside from "Improves system stability"?
    I have been reading few issues with the recent updates since the microcode update.

    I'll hold off updating as of now just to see.

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    The freezes and blue screens introduced in 0606 was also there for me in 0607. However, since I installed the Windows update I mentioned above I have had zero issues.
    All the update does is change a registry setting and that disables mitigation against Spectre, Variant 2 which was added to the microcode in 0606.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carbonicdk View Post
    The freezes and blue screens introduced in 0606 was also there for me in 0607. However, since I installed the Windows update I mentioned above I have had zero issues.
    All the update does is change a registry setting and that disables mitigation against Spectre, Variant 2 which was added to the microcode in 0606.
    Thanks for the update. Funny how all Asus put for the change log was 'increase stability.'

    SO with bios 0607, does that mean you can no longer use the InSpectre patch to enable/disable the microcode at will?

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    Quote Originally Posted by F0x135 View Post
    Thanks for the update. Funny how all Asus put for the change log was 'increase stability.'

    SO with bios 0607, does that mean you can no longer use the InSpectre patch to enable/disable the microcode at will?
    I imagine the InSpectre application toggle for Spectre does the same thing as the Windows Update but I'm not sure.
    EDIT: I just verified that this is indeed the case. So, you can use the Windows update or the inspectre third party tool to disable the Spectre protection if you like me had BSOD's and freezes and don't mind disabling this specific security protection for a while.
    Last edited by Carbonicdk; 02-08-2018 at 12:10 AM.

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