Update your Gigabyte Z490M Gaming X BIOS with the below instructions
** Only for customers with a Punch Technology PC built with a Gigabyte Z490M Gaming X motherboard **
Your computer BIOS contains lots of important information about the components in your PC build. Keeping it up to date can help prevent hardware problems and compatibility issues with newer software releases.
Make sure this is the correct BIOS for your motherboard by checking your current motherboard version and model before updating it. Simply open a command prompt and copy in the following command:
wmic baseboard get product,manufacturer, version,serialnumber
On pressing Enter, the details of your motherboard will be displayed.
To update your BIOS, please download the attached BIOS file and extract it to a USB drive.
Turn off your computer and then power it on again but immediately press the 'Delete' key repeatedly until your computer loads into the BIOS menu. If you move the mouse to the bottom of the screen, a menu will pop up. Choose Q-Flash from this menu. This will open the Q-Flash app.
From within Q-Flash, select the new BIOS file you saved to your USB drive. Follow the instructions to flash the BIOS. If asked if you would like to flash the BIOS 'Intact' please select this option. If asked if you would also like to update the backup BIOS, please select this option.
The flash process will take a few minutes and the PC must not be interrupted during the flash. Once complete, the PC will reboot. Sometimes it may power on and off a couple of times before re-starting.