Oh.. Thanks for the update...
Disappointed witht he bios 0040.. intending of selling my DZ68DB for DZ77BH55k..
i hope the next bios patch will be a good patch to settle and iron out all the bugs.. esp the bugs in the memory and a chance to change the multiplier from 33 to a larger number
@aris1978 That is interesting... at first I thought you just meant they had finally pulled the 0040 download off of the download center but it appears they've actually removed all of the downloads for the DZ68DB. I hope that means they are close to making something new available.
Actually the whole Intel Download center is messed up. Not only the DZ68DB downloads. Maybe they reorganise the downloads, pull out what's faulty, and publish correct ones. Actually I see an announcement about a new BIOS update for another Board. Maybe there is something new soon for us too. The DZ68DB is a good Motherboard, I will stick to it and wait for the new BIOS.I believe it will come soon because this is a serious matter that can't wait. After that I will make my CPU upgrade, either 2700K or Ivy Bridge.
Just finished chatting with Victor.
Basically there is no new information.
1. They have confirmed the problem (which we already knew).
2. They are working on a new BIOS flash that will fix the issue.
3. He couldn't provide any sort of estimate or time frame for that release.
I did also confirm that sufferers of this problem can open an RMA and even an ARMA (they call it "cross ship") for a non-refundable $25 USD plus the full market value of the board which they reimburse 3-5 business days after the old board is received.
You guys have been waiting over four weeks for a fix and there has not been a single post in this thread from an Intel rep that I can see. They also haven't pulled the bios update from the website. Another great example of how bad Intel's support is. I had no assistance at all with my DZ77BH-55K here on the forum or via live chat. I fail to understand why some people claim Intel boards are more reliable than others. Luckily, I sold my DZ68DB.
There is the announcement right at the top of this Forum. This is somehow "informative". On the other hand It would be nice to have the new update as soon as possible, and the faulty BIOS should be removed. This BIOS had many things to take care of, like the Ivy Bridge compatibility and the two seperate management engine Firmwares (v 8.0 and 7.1.30). Something was messed up in this complicated procedure and the result was the problem that occured. But I think that the next BIOS update will give us full 22nm CPU compatibility and will resolve all the issues. Maybe that's why it takes so long.