New Bios for AK3 J4125

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New Bios for AK3 J4125

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Is there an updated bios for the AK3 with J4125 processor.
I bought it a few days ago but there is almost no information at all about this one with the new J4125.
Also, i have a question: i like this mini pc a lot but i have one problem with it: it is extremely silent but when the cpu reaches 60 degrees the fan starts spinning very fast and makes a lot of noise, i can't find any way to control the fan speed...
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Re: New Bios for AK3 J4125

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If your machine is running without any problems, you don’t need to refresh the BIOS file. Wrong refreshing will cause serious consequences (the machine cannot be turned on). This is the latest link: https://mega.nz/#!RopVVArB !uRvawv7rz1n ... BKWRhuQq48
We have EC files for controlling fans, you can download and use: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/ ... sp=sharing
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Re: New Bios for AK3 J4125

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Thank you for the anwer, but unfortunatly it doesn't works for me. I followed the guide, tried with two different usb flash drives, tried putting in the drive just the bios files, then just the ec files then both, but nothing.
In the boot selection screen i can't find at all "Built-in EFI sheel" and if i choose to boot from the usb drive, one selection doesn't do anything at all and the other tries to boot but then it tells me there is no operative system.

Bios is not much of a problem, i just want to able to control the fan speed
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Re: New Bios for AK3 J4125

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Hi!
I confirm that the above files are not usable.
The UEFI does not work at all.

I need to update the AK3 since the 2.4 GHz Wifi does not connect at all. After some research everybody suggests a BIOS update, but... there is no available BIOS.

Is there any plan to release any useful BIOS update or should I start believing that I have just thrown a significant amount of money?
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Re: New Bios for AK3 J4125

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gkanel,

On another thread a person was having similar problems, and switching to a different USB port allowed the flashing to proceed without issue. As well, I believe you have to disconnect any external drive, such as an add on HDD/SSD, for the process to work properly.

The instructions in the following post may help...

viewtopic.php?p=792#p792
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Re: New Bios for AK3 J4125

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I had similar problem with wifi connection and found solution.

In my case the problem started after I installed 2.5 sata drive to the mini pc.

The problem occures becasue of bad wifi antenna placement - in my case one antenna are placed behind SATA cable - this is why in case if SATA drive connected - the wifi signal becomes unstable.

I moved antenna to other corner of device and problem was solved ! enjoy =)
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Re: New Bios for AK3 J4125

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This is very old thread and the question raised was not resolved when it was first posted. I have the same question around new BIOS for an AK3V (J4125). Mine was purchased in late 2020 but since then Windows 11 has been released and requires SecureBoot to be enabled in BIOS. But there is no BIOS setting for that.

I have emailed the support person named in these forums recently. No response. I did also use the mechanism to send a message via this Forum although I have no idea as to whom this gets sent. Maybe that is just for problems with the Forum. But seemed worth a try as there seems no proper support from ACEPC (as the brand the device was sold under back then) e.g. a website with a support section, ability to log a support case etc.

It would not seem an unreasonable request for there to be BIOS that enables an upgrade to Windows 11 and for that to be freely available to download (with the usual caveats of downloading the correct BIOS for your PC).
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Re: New Bios for AK3 J4125

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hermith,

As far as I know, there has been no BIOS update for the AK3V. Hopefully you'll get an answer either way from barry. If he wasn't the support person you're referring to, you can contact him at barry@minipcunion.com.

I believe the J4125 version of the AK3V had different system board versions, with some supporting a BIOS that allows secure boot for Windows 11 install, but not others. With this said, at least Windows 10 will still be supported through Oct 2025.
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Re: New Bios for AK3 J4125

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Gabe,
Yes it was Barry. Long and short of it I was able to install W11 on my AK3V based on the information provided by Barry.
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