PRO Z690-A DDR4/WIFI Owners Thread

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It came from one of the threads here. Not sure who owns it though.
 

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Installed v11 BIOS update using MSI Center and got a black screen when it completed, with the power still on. Tried a reboot - no change. Used Flash BIOS to install v11 and got the same result. Used Flash to install the v10 BIOS and system is back to normal.
That sounds normal. It took mine about 10min to update the whole BIOS. Than once done it turns off to a black screen for about 1-2min to re-initialize.
 

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Good news guys! There actually IS versions of Windows 10 that supports Alder Lake(s) CPU scheduling, We are not stuck to Win11 after all!!

Turns out version 21H2 is the supported version for Alder Lake and the new CPU scheduler, There's a few versions of 21H2. Windows 11 and Windows 10 19044.x
 
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That sounds normal. It took mine about 10min to update the whole BIOS. Than once done it turns off to a black screen for about 1-2min to re-initialize.
I waited full hour after getting the black screen on MSI Center, before rebooting to a black screen.
Flash BIOS with V11 gave the same result. Flash indicates clearly when it is finished.
Flashing v10 worked. How is that 'normal?'
 

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Sorry, but shady bios links aren't for me, where is official links?

They serious need to sort the bios out, dual booting windows 10 and 11 is a joke, nearly 2 mins to get to desktop with an nvme 980pro if you select the one or the other as it does the whole post and bios process again, combine that with bios constantly forgetting xmp and forcing you to go back in..... It's pretty useless, I need to use wake on Lan and I simply can't as this bios is broken, xmp not working for basic 3200 DDR4, my old z170a was a budget board and has a much quicker post to boot, like 15 seconds on an old SSD compared to absolute best case without issues of 40 seconds with a 980pro nvme with this z690
But I get CPU or memory change warning constantly on power up and that's making it 2 mins or sometimes even more.

It's terrible.
 

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Sorry, but shady bios links aren't for me, where is official links?

They serious need to sort the bios out, dual booting windows 10 and 11 is a joke, nearly 2 mins to get to desktop with an nvme 980pro if you select the one or the other as it does the whole post and bios process again, combine that with bios constantly forgetting xmp and forcing you to go back in..... It's pretty useless, I need to use wake on Lan and I simply can't as this bios is broken, xmp not working for basic 3200 DDR4, my old z170a was a budget board and has a much quicker post to boot, like 15 seconds on an old SSD compared to absolute best case without issues of 40 seconds with a 980pro nvme with this z690
But I get CPU or memory change warning constantly on power up and that's making it 2 mins or sometimes even more.

It's terrible.
I never touch BETA BIOS(s) either. But again it's the person's choice to flash it or not.
 
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It is set like that, trust me its the new BIOS. It didn't do it with v10. It's okay not a big deal.
It is a big deal since also happens when you shut down from inside Windows 11 anyways. Instead of PC shutting down completely like it did with original BIOS automatically restarts!
 

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Good news guys! There actually IS versions of Windows 10 that supports Alder Lake(s) CPU scheduling, We are not stuck to Win11 after all!!

Turns out version 21H2 is the supported version for Alder Lake and the new CPU scheduler, There's a few versions of 21H2. Windows 11 and Windows 10 19044.x
I've been testing Windows 11 vs 10 21H2. I've come to the conclusion that even though Win11 is unpolished I actually do notice a ever so slight speed/performance/zippiness increase of the OS.

Win10 21H2 is still very very good and the normal computer user probably wouldn't be able to tell the difference between the two.

Someone mentioned that 21H2 does contain Alder lake optimizations but Win11 has newer optimizations for it and I'm starting to believe that.
 
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Windows 11 related - some updates fail.
2022-01 Cumulative Update for Windows 11 for x64-based Systems (KB5009566) Install error - 0x800f0922
2022-01 Cumulative Update for .NET Framework 3.5 and 4.8 for Windows 11 for x64 (KB5008880) – install error 0x800f0922

Not sure it is a "bios" issue.

Intel Core i5-12600K
MSI Pro Z690-A WIFI DDR4
Latest bios listed on MB page
RAM Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB (2x16GB) DDR4-3200
ASUS GeForce GTX 1660 Super
 
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It's not a BIOS issue. Was your Win11 a clean install?
No - used windows update to update from windows 10 to windows 11 on a SSD (Seagate Firecuda 520 1TB SSD PCIe Gen4 X4). Was going to do a clean install but I did not want to re-install programs. I have a new/empty SSD (Western Digital WD BLACK SN850 NVMe M.2 2280 500GB PCI-Express 4.0) that I could do a clean install on.
 

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New Realtek Audio driver posted today. v6.0.9279.1
I can't get this driver to install

Z690-A DDR4 board
I got the older drivers from MSI support page 2-3 weeks ago, installed fine. Vers number was something like 9259.

I read your post, downloaded the new drivers 9279 from MSI support page and it uninstalled the old realtek drivers, reboots system but installsheild keeps trying to uninstall and reboot again.

I currently have no Realtek Drivers installed bc MSI page only has 9279 available
Realtek support page is terrible to navigate but I tried and can't see any drivers for ALC897 Codec

Anyone know whats going on here ?
 

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Manually installed driver through device management but still would like to know why this wouldn't work with the exe
 
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