Question Update BIOS of Gigabyte Z390 M GAMING for Intel i9 9900K without CPU?

May 28, 2019
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Dear community,

I just got my Gigabyte Z390 M GAMING motherboard (https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/Z390-M-GAMING-rev-10 ). The S/N starts with "SN1909" (manufactured in the 9th week of 2019). So, the BIOS version installed on this motherboard is probably F4. The CPU i bought is the 9th generation Intel Core i9 9900K. For it to work, the BIOS-Version F5 (or, even newer: F6) must be installed. I do not have access to an 8th generation Intel Processor.

So, my question is: Can I update the BIOS somehow without installing a CPU, or, can i update with the i9 9900K installed?

I know that with Q-Flash+, it'd be possible to update the BIOS without a CPU. Unfortunately, my Motherboard only supports Q-Flash.

Thanks in advance for any answer!

Lorenz
 
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Aug 19, 2019
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Ok, thanks a lot! My retailer will do it for me (~30€).

Lorenz
Hi Lorenz,
Did you end up to update the bios with retailer? I got a similar issue with same mb model and i9 9900k but my retailer pushed back and say the mb supports 9th gen out of the box as per Gigabyte website.

How did you know the mb require bios upgrade?

Thanks,
Kevin
 

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