I recently released a new YouTube video, called “How to Flash the Gigabyte Z690 AERO G DDR4 with Q-Flash Plus“. This video walks through and demonstrates all of the steps required to use the Q-Flash Plus feature on the Gigabyte Z690 AERO G DDR4 motherboard.
Q-Flash Plus is a special feature that lets you flash the BIOS without having a CPU, RAM, or video card installed. The most common reason you would want/need to do this is if you had a new CPU that was not supported by the existing BIOS version on the motherboard.
The Q-Flash Plus procedure may be more valuable later this year when Intel Raptor Lake processors are released, since they probably won’t work in this motherboard without an updated BIOS version. This feature can also be useful if a more traditional BIOS update (using the Q-Flash BIOS utility or the @BIOS Windows utility) failed.
This technique will also work on a fully assembled system, so there is no need to remove all your components to use this procedure.
How to Flash the Gigabyte Z690 AERO G DDR4 with Q-Flash Plus
Here are the key steps that I show in the video.
Here is the video.
I think this is a useful video right now because the documentation on the product web site and in the motherboard manual is a pretty sparse. Gigabyte also has their own YouTube video showing how to do this, but it uses a different motherboard.
I also have blog post about doing this same type of operation for several other motherboards.
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