BOAMOT-482 - Stone / Asus Q170M-C - Latest Stone Production BIOS

Security Advisory: In May 2017, Intel released details regarding a critical security issue present in some Intel business chipsets. 

The product referenced on this page is impacted by this security issue. The Intel Management Engine (ME) patch below contains a fix for this issue. This patch requires BIOS version 3203 or newer.

Windows Patch: (Asus Skylake / Kaby Lake)
DOS Patch: (Asus Skylake / Kaby Lake)

Additional actions may be required. For more details and for other mitigating actions to solve this Management Engine issue, please see here.

Please Note: Stone Computers systems based on the product referenced on this page, manufactured on or after 15/5/17, will have had the relevant patch pre-installed in the factory.

BIOS Files Available

This link contains the latest Stone release BIOS for this motherboard (v.3404).

This BIOS introduces support for the Kaby Lake series of CPUs.

Please Note: We always recommend that you use the official Stone BIOS for your systems, rather than motherboard manufacturer generic BIOSes. This ensures that any customisations are preserved. The new Skylake range of systems include an "online" BIOS update feature however this will not deliver the latest official Stone BIOS.

How to Flash the BIOS

Important Note: The most recent BIOS updates have included a Management engine update. You may need to complete the flash process twice to complete the update fully. The BIOS will prompt you if this required.

BIOS Settings to Note Before Flashing the BIOS

You may wish to note the BIOS settings below and check that they are still set correctly after completing the update procedure.

When to Flash The BIOS

We recommend that you only update your BIOS if you are experiencing a product issue or if you have been advised to perform the upgrade by Stone Support.

Note: During the BIOS update process do not disconnect or turn off the power as this will render the system inoperable.

Applies to:

Article ID: 600
Last updated: 25 Oct, 2021
Revision: 19
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