After updating the BIOS of a DH61DL from version 0046 to 0099 and then from 0099 to 0109 the BIOS screen shows "DH61BE" in the top line. I guess, the update utility has indeed misrecognized the board and installed the wrong version, because now there are some problems:
- The network card in the PCIe slot is no longer recognized by the OS (W7); the BIOS says "Not Populated", but nevertheless shows vendor and device ID in the next line.
- The USB3 ports are missing, the BIOS graphic shows only "*" instead of numbers.
Also the number allocation of the USB2 ports is incorrect and an ESATA port is shown.
I tried to downgrade at least back to version 0099, but all available methods failed; installing version 0109 again brings no changes.
How can i get this board to work correctly again?;
Hi Andre, my observations with 61DL using the 109 bios are the exact same as yours, hope you found a way to downgrade that. Having found no method to successfully downgrade, the solution I went with was to get a new 61DL, update the bios to 0048 and stop there. Probably not helpful to you, but since 61DL shares the same bios with 61BE, below are some of my test results. Seems like the latest bios is okay with 61BE, but causes issues with 61DL.
DH61DLBiosUSB3.0Network Adaptor0048OKOK0099OKDoes not work ("Device cannot start" in Device Manager)0109Does not work at allOK
DH61BEBiosUSB3.0Network Adaptor0048OKOK0099OKDoes not work ("Device cannot start" in Device Manager)0109OKOK
thank you for this informations, they confirm my presumption. Meanwhile I have found some other bugs, e.g. the message "Warning: SPD intolerance" appears at bootup, no matter what size/type of RAM is inserted.
Because there is no way to downgrade, this board is absolutely useless for me until the release of a corrected bios; another DL61 is also unusable without version 0109, because the customer wants a "Windows-8-ready" system (that was the only reason for the upgrade).
I have a DH61BE and updated to 0109. I wish I hadn't. The first issue I was having was blue screens when it woke from sleep. I changed the hybrid sleep to disabled and that seemed to have fixed it. But it seems very unstable. I even used the black ports since I know there were/are issues using the blue SATA ports with the comp sleeping.
The new computer left the shop yesterday, and is now coming back in the shop today due to not booting anymore. The keyboard had froze and the customer had rebooted, but now it's not booting. I wish I would have stayed with 0048. I think my only option is to replace the whole motherboard and keep the old BIOS pre-0099. I'll have to sit on this 0109 board until they can fix the issues. Has anyone read the release notes for 0109? The list of fixed issues is huge. I can't imagine the list for the next release.
EDIT: I was a bit hasty in judging the new 0109 BIOS. After changing some settings I was able to get the OS stable again. I disabled UEFI since I don't have >2TB drives, disabled Deep S4/S5 sleep, and disabled the power management of the network adapter. I think the latter made the real difference, as I was getting BSOD 0x19 on the NDIS.SYS driver after random times of resume from sleep. Windows debug showed the file was e1c62x64.sys. My only guess was a race condition of the network driver resuming from sleep.
i had exactly the same issue. after the bios update to
0099 the bios screen has changed and the board
recognized itself as dh61be. i had all of the described
issues as well. i tried all the different options to go
back to a working bios. f7 and rescue flash etc. ...
i had to find a 2gig usb stick first as rescue flash
only seems to work with usb sticks < 2gb. all did
not help - i just got in a loop. after that i got an rma
from intel. i had to call the hotline twice and run through
a set of troubleshooting steps. for example i had to test
the board from without the case: i guess to test if a screw
or a loose part causes a short circuit. the procedure was
feasible and fair enough: someone who has no clue about
doing these things might have difficulties. nonetheless the
rma was totally ok and after sending in the broken
board i received a new one about a week later.
now: the new board has bios 0048 and is doing fine with
windows 8 so far. i can not activate s4/s5 though but
this might be an issue which could be fixed with bios
0099 which seems to be designed for windows 8.
obviously i like to upgrade. but i do not dare to do so.
i do not want to go through rma a second time.
HAS ANYONE SUCCESSFULLY UPDATED DH61DL
TO 0099 OR 0109 WITHOUT GENDER CHANGING TO
i updated the board i received from the rma exchange
today from 0048 to 0099. i am runni9ng windows 8 and
as the bios update says that this version is specifically
suitable for windows 8. so i could not resist to give it
another try - unfortunately it is still the same issue. the
board thinks it is dh61be after update and usb 3 and
the pcie slot stop working.
i wonder whether anyone is aware about this issue.
i love to have a mini itx board as i have plans to get
myself a mini itx case for it. version 0048 was working
perfectly nonetheless. only the s4/s5 could not be
activated and the bios has no entry for secure boot.
to make the story short: if you have plans to upgrade
the dh61dl to any version higher than 0048 - STOP.
don't do it. at least for now ...
0099 update broke mini-PCIe + Ethernet
0109 BIOS broke USB 3.0 ports (mini-PCIe still dead) + gives this message during boot "Warning: SPD Tolerance"
At least Ethernet is working again, thank you :]
Can we expect some bug fixes from you Intel in the near future?
Intel just removed Bios 0109 off their download page.. It seems that they know about the problems that people were getting with that bios.. I have 5 mainboard that will need to be RMA'ed...
i think the issue is maybe that after the bios
is flashed the board identifies as a dh61be.
the bios seems to contain the code for
several types - how should the Flash routine
determine that this is not a (fake) dh61be but
originally a dh61dl. i think there should be
a rescue bios or something --- hopefully.
meanwhile it is good to hear i am not the only
one sitting on a broken board ;-)
My board become unusable after the update;
before upgrading the cpu to a ivy bridge series i upgraded the bios, then moved the cpu;
i thought that the board was died and got another one in exchange, upgraded this one too because the bios was very old, installed the new cpu again and got the same issues you have.
So now, the 1x pci-e connector died and the installed card isn't recognized anymore, the network speed dropped down to a 100mbit level (this problem got solved disabling tcp checkums), i get 11mb/s compared to a 90mb/s of a DQ45EK; only two working usb on the real panel.
found that was a bios related issue i wasn't able to downgrade, and finally i came here.
WHY THOSE BUGGED BIOS ARE STILL ONLINE?
Not even a warning about the issues.......
Actually my board it's near an unusable state because of the pci-e card doesn't appear to the system.........
Hello to all,
I updated the bios of my DH61dl, think of a problem set for my sata SSD.
After updated BIOS Sata my problem was solve my problem many are arriving as mentioned above.
PCIe slot unusable
Warning Message: SPD Tolerance
Bios very slow !
Impossible to make a Downgrade bios.
What is Intel ?
hello to all,
Bios update for DH61dl , bios revision 111:
• Fixed issue where Boot Drive Order shows no devices when Legacy Boot is disabled.
• Fixed SMBIOS structure issue.
• Fixed issue where HPET cannot be disabled.
• Fixed issue with PCI Hardware Compliance Test For Systems.
• Fixed issue where SPD Tolerance message pops up always during POST.
• Fixed issue where USB 3.0 ports do not work.
• Removed Ext PCI Graphics choice from Primary Video Adapter option.
• Fixed the warning messages for S.M.A.R.T HDD, CMOS Battery Failure, and Memory Size Decrease.
• Fixed issue where events still pause during POST when Event Logging is disabled.
• Fixed issue where the system hangs during POST when a PCIe x1 video card is installed.
• Fixed issue where PCIe_x1 device is not detected.
• Fixed issue where mini PCIe x1 wireless cards does not work.
Not yet tested...
Good luck ;-)
i was a little bit to fast in my last answer. i
swapped mobo today and usb 3 still is not
working. also if one enters the usb settings
bios screen there is still the backpanel from
the dh61be shown. this board has much more
usb ports, an esata port and a hdmi port which
the dh61dl does not have. but the dimm error and
the nic failure are gone. the board is working
quite stable and fast with 0111 but it still thinks
it is a dh61be and therefore is still not working
as it should ...
Same here, with 0111 BIOS:
- motherboard model is shown as DH61BE
- USB 3.0 ports are dead
- mini-PCIe slot is not even listed so my Intel Centrino Wi-Fi card doesn't work
Please Intel fix those bugs, I don't want to RMA your product until it's absolutely necessary.
Last week i got Usb3 working for me after clearing the cmos, i didn't checked any of the slots;
i suppose that the bios published last week contain the code to initialize the hardware but miss the switch to disable/enable it from the bios.
edit: you can also try to load the bios defaults then change the parameters you need.