Drivers and BIOS

OS: Windows 10 64bit

Driver Version: 2.06

Release Date: 4/16/2018

Driver File: Download

BIOS 2.06 Updates 

  • Update CPU microcode for Intel security

This BIOS is intended to update the CPU microcode to increase security related to the reported Spectre vulnerability for processors used on Z97 motherboards.  This microcode update is expected to be used in conjunction with related patches from your Operating System or VMM to ensure complete protection from reported vulnerabilities. 


Windows Installation

  • Download the correct .zip file below for your motherboard:        

         152-HR-E979-KR - EVGA Z97 Classified
         142-HR-E977-KR - EVGA Z97 FTW
         111-HR-E973-KR - EVGA Z97 Stinger WiFi
         111-HR-E972-KR - EVGA Z97 Stinger Core 3d

  • First go into your BIOS and load defaults, save and exit
  • Close all open programs.
  • Go into the folder where you unzipped this package and double-click update.bat
  • Press Y to start the flash process
  • After the flashing is finished, the system will automatically shut down. Then power on again and go into BIOS to setup.
  • NOTE: If flash box immediately closes after flash attempt, the flash may need to be run from a CMD prompt with administrator privileges or DOS version.

BIOS Installation

  • Extract the contents of .zip file to USB flash drive (must be formatted as FAT32)
  • Reboot the machine and go into the system BIOS
  • From the BIOS, navigate to the Save & Exit tab and open "Select BIOS File."
  • Select the .bin file you wish to flash.

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