PRO Z690-A DDR4/WIFI Owners Thread

929hit

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actually cpu fan spins up too slow because of how msi designed the bios. it takes 20 seconds to spin up to max rpm

msi needs to fix this.
i have an asrock z690 board that spins up the fan faster, testing the same fan i have in the msi z690

so far no acknowledgement that msi is looking into this
I've noticed this too. The ramp up is excruciatingly slow now.
 
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My build: msi z690a, intel i5 12400, adata spectrix 3200hz ram, Samsung 970 evo plus ssd and multiple sata drives. I had successfully installed my drives and windows and things were working well. However, my Ram failed to reach 3200 hz and stuck at 2800hz. As a result, I asked for help from the msi service team. They recommended me to unplug power cord and clear cmos. I did accordingly. I was not able to make the computer boot above 2800hz and I repeated this process of resetting the cmos for three times. When I decide to give up, I discover that I cannot even go to windows. After hours of inspection, I found in the bios that the motherboard can detect none of my sata and m2 drives despite the power cords and cables were connected. However, they could all be found in flash mode and the files are there. Now I am stuck with a dysfunctional computer. Can anyone give me some advice? Many thanks
 

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Try reflashing the latest bios from a USB stick using the flash bios usb port at the back of the motherboard.
 
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As indicated by "Y" - Use the Flash Bios Button on the MB.
Per the manual:
1. Download the latest BIOS file that matches your motherboard model from the MSI® website.
2. Rename the BIOS file to MSI.ROM, and save it to the USB flash drive. I think that should be the only file on the flash drive.
3. Connect the power supply to CPU_PWR1 and ATX_PWR1. Provide power to the power supply. Do not turn on the PC - the flash button will.
4. Plug the USB flash drive that contains the MSI.ROM file into the Flash BIOS Port on the rear I/O panel.
5. Press the Flash BIOS Button to flash BIOS, and the LED starts flashing.
6. The LED will be turned off (stop flashing and turn off) when the process is completed.
The obtain the correct memory speed you may need to enable XMP in the bios.
 
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I updated one of my posts but I thought I would include the info here - the "sleep" issues I have been having have been corrected by updating to the latest bios (beta). Also XMP 1 profile is enabled and there are no stability issues. "K" CPU - Core i5-12600K and Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB (2x16GB) DDR4-3200 RAM. Allot of posts about power supplies - using a EVGA SuperNOVA 750 GA, 80 Plus Gold 750W power supply.
 

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Does anyone else deal with unusually long boot times? It seems like it takes anywhere from 3-5 minutes for the computer to boot. Boot priority is correct, it's booting from an SSD obviously.

Non-wifi model, 12700k, no error lights or anything I can see, but the GPU light does light up.
 
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Does anyone else deal with unusually long boot times? It seems like it takes anywhere from 3-5 minutes for the computer to boot. Boot priority is correct, it's booting from an SSD obviously.

Non-wifi model, 12700k, no error lights or anything I can see, but the GPU light does light up.
No issues here - boot to windows much faster after loading windows on a SSD.
 

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Does anyone else deal with unusually long boot times? It seems like it takes anywhere from 3-5 minutes for the computer to boot. Boot priority is correct, it's booting from an SSD obviously.
Occasionally (typically after repeatedly changing some overclocking settings) it seems as if the motherboard gets stuck in what I think is the memory training phase and booting takes much longer than usual as a result. When that happened to me, I solved it by turning off the PC then on again after a while, but perhaps clearing the CMOS after turning the PC off could also be an idea, since apparently bad memory training settings can be persistent.
 
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It seems that the newer BIOS just implements the microcode for the 12900KS.. Worth upgrading? In other words, does this bios fix, by chance, the sleep problem in windows?
 

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Than perhaps the problem is with Windows and not MSI, so it doesn't make a lot of sense to wait for MSI to fix the problem.
 

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Windows has been around a lot longer than the board. I have turned off sleep permanently and no longer have the wake from sleep issue.
 

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I noticed that MSI released a new official bios version: v1.3

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PRO Z690-A WIFI DDR4 / PRO Z690-A DDR4 (MS-7D25) V1.3 BIOS Release
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1. This is AMI BIOS release

2. This BIOS fixes the following problem of the previous version:
- Update CPU microcode to support Intel Core i9-12900KS CPU

3. 2022/03/24
 

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Interestingly the new BIOS file has a 2022-03-18 17:35:54 date, but the previous v131 beta one was 2022-03-18 16:46:16. It seems unlikely that there will be many changes.
 
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