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Fatal1ty Z97 Killer & TPM

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Printed Date: 28 Jun 2022 at 4:15pm
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Topic: Fatal1ty Z97 Killer & TPM
Posted By: drock88
Subject: Fatal1ty Z97 Killer & TPM
Date Posted: 26 Jun 2018 at 2:29am
" rel="nofollow - I purchased and installed the "ASRock TPM2-S TPM Module Motherboard (V2.0)".  In the BIOS, I am able to enable the security device but the Operating System (Windows 10, x64, v1803) doesn't see the module.  I've seen a couple of other posts noting that I need to use a special BIOS update.  Anyone know where I can DL it?

MOBO: Fatal1ty Z97 Killer (Current BIOS: 2.60)


Posted By: ASRock_TSD
Date Posted: 26 Jun 2018 at 4:41pm

Dear Drock88,


Thank you for choosing ASRock.


Regarding your case, we have released a special BIOS P2.60A to add TPM 2.0 support.

Please download the BIOS from below link.!x9hVTayB!pxKvJko70S_ygOExh8fFth0GFU74ah4h80Cm0AmpT-k" rel="nofollow -!x9hVTayB!pxKvJko70S_ygOExh8fFth0GFU74ah4h80Cm0AmpT-k


Thank you!

Yours truly,


Posted By: ITGuyCML
Date Posted: 02 Oct 2019 at 3:19am

I found this post and I wanted to see if the special BIOS that adds TPM v2.0 support to this motherboard is still available?


Posted By: josephj
Date Posted: 30 Mar 2020 at 10:24am
My Z97 Extreme 6 has the same problem with a 17-1 pin TPM 2.0 module installed and the latest BIOS v2.80 from 2018 flashed. Would you please add the BIOS fixes to the Support pages for these boards?

Posted By: ASRock_TSD
Date Posted: 30 Mar 2020 at 4:12pm
Dear forum users,

Thanks for posting the query.

Z97 motherboard mainly supports the TPM1.2 modules. 2.0 is not supported.
To check if there are special BIOS made for your models,
kindly fill out the form and contact the technical support:

With thanks,

Posted By: abdulrehman690
Date Posted: 26 Jun 2021 at 4:29am
Originally posted by ITGuyCML ITGuyCML wrote:


I found this post and I wanted to see if the special BIOS that adds TPM v2.0 support to this motherboard is still available?


Downloads link is expired . can u upload it again and send me new link please .


Posted By: Kirbo
Date Posted: 27 Jun 2021 at 5:54pm
Because of Windows 11, virtually every Fata1ty Z97 Killer board owner is going to want this link Please Help.

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Posted By: Kirbo
Date Posted: 29 Jun 2021 at 9:02am
"ASRock no longer have Beta BIOS for this models , and besides if you have plans to install windows 11 , the motherboard nor your cpu support the windows 11"

My CPU is a 4790k. The only way this bios gets released is if somebody who previously downloaded 2.60a exports their bios and leaks it. I'm giving up.

Posted By: steridhh
Date Posted: 09 Sep 2021 at 4:10am


asking ASRock Support I've got the Bios Version 2.60a beta for Fatal1ty Z97 Killer.
That BIOS version should support TPM 2.0.
I didn't try it till yet, but hope that works.

This is what they wrote:


We do not recommend to buy TPM 2.0 module for this mainboard.
If you have already the TPM 2.0 module, please try with attached beta BIOS 2.60a.

Also, we cannot guarantee it is working stable or with the operating system you plan to use.
Please keep in mind, if you plan to look for Windows 11, have to say sorry.
The CPU and chipset would not be supported by Microsoft Windows 11, cause the hardware requirements are higher that for Windows 10.

Please check our FAQ #500 regarding Windows 11 and TPM.

Also we do not test this mainboard with Windows 11. Even the chip manufacture might not support it or offer special drivers for their older chipset.
Also on Microsoft list of supported CPU for WIN11, yours is not listed (yet):

best regards

ASRock Support

ASRock Europe B.V


So, here is a new link to download 2.60a for ASRock Fatal1ty Z97 Killer:" rel="nofollow - Download BIOS 2.60a for ASRock Fatal1ty Z97 Killer

Posted By: steridhh
Date Posted: 09 Sep 2021 at 9:40pm
TPM 2.0 Module

Can Someone tell me, whre to get a TM 2.0 Module (17 PIN) for that motherboard.
Living in germany, I've trouble to get one.

I#m looking here, what should be okay :" rel="nofollow -

But searching for that is extremely difficult and without a result.
Shipping from USA is too expensive: DHL express worldwide 165,- $   
thanks for answering me.

Posted By: andreluizbarbieri
Date Posted: 13 Sep 2021 at 10:02pm
Dear Drock88,

Thank you for choosing ASRock.

Regarding your case, we have released a special BIOS P2.60A to add TPM 2.0 support.

Please download the BIOS from below link." rel="nofollow - #!x9hVTayB!pxKvJko70S_ygOExh8fFth0GFU74ah4h80Cm0AmpT-k

Thank you!

Yours truly,


Please, I need this BIOS with TPM 2.0 support to Z97m PRO4

Posted By: DanielHyman
Date Posted: 30 Oct 2021 at 11:36am
I'm having the exact same problem with my otherwise great H97Z Pro4 motherboard - I just installed the 17-pin ASRock TPM 2 module but the BIOS (P2.30) refuses to let me enable it, so Win 10 can't find it. Please send me a link to an upgraded BIOS that can work with TPM 2.0 hence Win 11. Must ASRock solve this problem again every time someone gets stuck? Why not release a general solution?

Posted By: DanielHyman
Date Posted: 30 Oct 2021 at 10:44pm
Pardon my myopia - that's H97M Pro4. Still great. Still lets me attach the ASRock Rack 17-pin TPM 2 module and opens a Trusted Computing item in the Advanced UEFI BIOS section - just won't let me do anything to enable support. Please advise.

Posted By: HandyG52
Date Posted: 27 Jan 2022 at 6:20am
Hey guys. This thread helped me get to Windows 11 where ASRock support seemed to be lacking, so I figured I'd follow up so anyone coming behind me has an easier time.

I used this TPM 2.0 module:" rel="nofollow -

You may have luck talking to support - the first guy I got just kept telling me it wouldn't work. The second guy finally told me to try it at my own risk and gave me the file.

While the downloads page for the Fatal1ty Z97 killer mobo does not provide the beta bios v2.60a, it does still exist. I've seen some links before, but most were dead when I needed them so I'm uploading the BIOS update:" rel="nofollow -

Make sure your boot drive is converted to GPT before updating your firmware so that it can be used by UEFI. It seems that this firmware is not compatible with legacy MBR boot partitions like older BIOS versions were. This may have been related to other things in my environment, like my dual boot setup. You will need UEFI anyway, so here's how to check and update if necessary." rel="nofollow -

Once you are booting using UEFI, update the mobo firmware to 2.60a, enable TPM in the Trusted Computing section if not already, boot into Win 10, use the registry edit tell Windows to ignore your older CPU and update using this guide:" rel="nofollow -

Worked for me, but as always try at your own risk.

Posted By: DanielHyman
Date Posted: 27 Jan 2022 at 12:24pm
Well said. Thanks indeed for documenting and supporting this common-sense approach. My path to Win 11 has been very similar.

Question for you that ASRock support deems beneath their dignity to answer: Win 10 ran the nifty little ASRock utility just fine, that boots into UEFI. No such luck with Win 11, which seems to object to its memory (mis)handling and won't launch it. (I have a bluetooth keyboard nicely visible to Windows, but none of its function (or any other) keys can communicate, hence jump into UEFI, before Windows starts.) ASRock support claims that the motherboard (which of course is the same one, sans TPM 2 module, that ran the utility under Win 10) is the culprit. Does this utility run for you under Win 11? Will there be a Win 12 before ASRock recompiles its boot-to-UEFI applet? Thanks in advance...

Posted By: HandyG52
Date Posted: 28 Jan 2022 at 6:14am
I have never used this utility before, but I just installed it to see what would happen. It seems to run OK for me.

One thing I would like to note, however is that the beta firmware 2.60a had VERY slow boot times. I'm not sure if it is scanning every device to find bootable drives or what, but I wasn't unplugging things one by one to see if it speeds up.

To work around this I made use of our dual BIOS setup. I have the beta BIOS which supports TPM2.0 on my backup BIOS and set my primary BIOS to 2.60, the latest official BIOS - lacking TPM2.0 support. Windows 11 doesn't seem to care as long as you had TPM at the time of your installation. I don't currently use BitLocker or any applications that would require TPM. I kept the BIOS on the motherboard backup in case one day I need to switch back for any reason I just swap the jumpers, but the official BIOS is much faster and more polished.

All of this was to point out, perhaps the reason the application is running ok is because I'm back to BIOS version 2.60 - even with the TPM module installed and running Windows 11. I will try switching back to the beta BIOS and running the application again to see how it behaves.

Posted By: HandyG52
Date Posted: 28 Jan 2022 at 6:31am
Reporting back - the Restart to UEFI application runs fine for me on Win 11 using both 2.60 and 2.60a BIOS.

Posted By: DanielHyman
Date Posted: 29 Jan 2022 at 6:24am
Many thanks! Very helpful. Here are a few data points on my rig:

(1) My mobo is actually an H97M Pro4, running either the slicker 2.30 BIOS or the TPM-aware 2.10C BIOS. With the former, Win 11 comes up in about 5 seconds. With the latter, without Secure Boot on, about 20 seconds; with Secure Boot about 80 seconds. Trade-off is, the last is the only way to placate Device Mangler, System Resources, Device Performance and Health, and WhyNotWin11, as to the presence of the TPM 2. I'm trying to amass evidence that my (LGA1150) 4+ GHz i7-4790K really belongs on Microsoft's approved CPU list; it has indeed run Win 11 fast, cool, safely and flawlessly for four months.

(2) I last downloaded the RestartToUEFI utility several years ago, under Win 10. Back in October when I coaxed Win 11 to life, it refused to launch RestartToUEFI. Dozens of automatic Win 11 upgrades, and zero RestartToUEFI upgrades, later, Win 11 is fine with it under either BIOS, and it runs like a champ. I'm willing to stipulate that this had been a Microsoft problem, since fixed. Thank you for checking under both BIOS versions.

(3) If you have Windows Hello going, changing the BIOS will make it say goodbye to your PIN and/or fingerprint. Luckily, restore the previous BIOS and Hello behaves itself again.

Win 11 is reasonably nice. I rely on it to give online music lessons, and it hasn't burped. But I'm also glad I didn't junk my entire setup for it, and shell out $750+ for new gear I really didn't need. Fie on Microsoft for trying to force millions of people to do this. And thanks again for your measured and most helpful guidance.

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