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Poll Results: whats your choice for 990fx

Poll expired: Jul 11, 2011  
  • 0% (1)
    Asus M5A97evo
  • 0% (1)
    Asus M5A99Xevo
  • 49% (58)
    Asus Sabertooth 990fx
  • 31% (37)
    Asus Crosshair V Formula / Thunderbolt
  • 0% (1)
    Biostar TA-990FXE
  • 12% (15)
    Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD7
  • 4% (5)
    MSI 990FXA-GD80
118 Total Votes  
post #1241 of 10163
After much consideration, I've purchased a SABERTOOTH 990FX. I have an AMD-FX8150 processor and also 16GB of Corsair Vengeance CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9 RAM. Power supply is a Cooler Master Silent Pro M 700 watt. Video card is an ATI HD5770 1GB. So It's nice for an old fart like me.

WARNING: Problem on setup: out of the box, the BIOS version is 0420 which does not support the new Bulldozer FX-8150. So I was lucky to "borrow" a friends earlier AMD CPU socket AM3 and boot up my system inorder to flash the BIOS. I d/l the 0810 beta version from ASUS as I was concerned the 0705 might not pick up the new bulldozer series.

So up and running to test. The BIOS is cool. I'm getting a Kingston SSD tomorrow and will install Win764 and see how quick it loads etc.

Is it weird that I want to name "her"?

Elgato
post #1242 of 10163
Um...if I am not mistaken, Sabertooth only supports 3-way SLI. Unless you're using a dual-gpu card which can support SLI (may be counted as 4-way I guess...I don't know.)
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Originally Posted by lilkuz2005;15594490 
i personally love the sabertooth 990fx, lots of good features, the UEFI bios is awesome. up to 4 graphics cards in SLI or Crossfire. great LAN and sound card built in. 4 dimm slots for memory. it overclocks pretty well. to much to list to be honest. i think its the best board ive ever used
post #1243 of 10163
im using 2 sapphire radeon hd 6970's in crossfire and i dont have room in my storm scout case for another card, but it does have 3 pci-e x16 and one pci-e x4
Supports NVIDIA® Quad-GPU SLI™ Technology
Supports AMD Quad-GPU CrossFireX™ Technolog
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post #1244 of 10163
How's this for an overclock?

CPU/NB is at ~3000 MHz @ ~1.3V.
post #1245 of 10163
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Originally Posted by raisethe3;15593960 
You should try benching both your chips and see which is faster/better.

I am willing to bet the 960T will pull ahead.

You are probably correct. I got the BD because one of the tests that I saw shows some pretty good results for excel - this is a work machine - so for my usage it seems like a good fit.

Excel results ... http://www.techspot.com/review/452-amd-bulldozer-fx-cpus/page8.html
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post #1246 of 10163
Very nice!
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Originally Posted by crust_cheese;15597401 
How's this for an overclock?

CPU/NB is at ~3000 MHz @ ~1.3V.

If apps are your main focus, then Bulldozer will show some performance difference if I am not mistaken. Maybe not too much of a difference though.
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Originally Posted by sequoia464;15597924 
You are probably correct. I got the BD because one of the tests that I saw shows some pretty good results for excel - this is a work machine - so for my usage it seems like a good fit.

Excel results ... http://www.techspot.com/review/452-amd-bulldozer-fx-cpus/page8.html
post #1247 of 10163
backed down the clock and up'ed the cpu/nb again(crossing fingers) and now playing with memory timings which this so far seems to be about the best of all worlds


I will retract what I said about this thing and heat once you get it over 1.42 it starts cooking after 1 hour stress testing it got to 60c!!!! Now my LLC was extreme at 110% and volts where at 1.43 in bios and 1.48~50 in cpu-z! I am not using Indigo Extreme yet on this chip so that mite be a small factor as I seen a drop of 5~7c with it on the phenom II and another drop of 2~4c with Lapping it. I have not Lapped this chip yet and I am only using normal TIM (good stuff) but still not like Indigo so that mite help.

To get up to 4.9+ you are going to need a good PSU and GREAT watercooling from what I have seen, I mite redo my TIM but I have not messed up a install on that in years so not expecting a big difference
post #1248 of 10163
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bradford1040;15608163 
backed down the clock and up'ed the cpu/nb again(crossing fingers) and now playing with memory timings which this so far seems to be about the best of all worlds


I will retract what I said about this thing and heat once you get it over 1.42 it starts cooking after 1 hour stress testing it got to 60c!!!! Now my LLC was extreme at 110% and volts where at 1.43 in bios and 1.48~50 in cpu-z! I am not using Indigo Extreme yet on this chip so that mite be a small factor as I seen a drop of 5~7c with it on the phenom II and another drop of 2~4c with Lapping it. I have not Lapped this chip yet and I am only using normal TIM (good stuff) but still not like Indigo so that mite help.

To get up to 4.9+ you are going to need a good PSU and GREAT watercooling from what I have seen, I mite redo my TIM but I have not messed up a install on that in years so not expecting a big difference


What kind of voltage do you recommend starting at for a nb clock of 2600+ and what are max temps you recommend for that.
post #1249 of 10163
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Originally Posted by NBrock;15608802 
What kind of voltage do you recommend starting at for a nb clock of 2600+ and what are max temps you recommend for that.

I tried all things I used to know and just seems like I am a idiot when it comes to OC'ing this new chip, like everything I knew just out the window lol. I have my NB at well I uploaded a Aida64 screen shot and volts I left on Auto for that in fact left on auto for most things lol I set the cpu volts to 1.38~1.39 and I set the pci-e volts to 1.16 plus I set the LLC to extreme and 110% on both and extreme and auto on volt thing under that lol (forgot name duh)

I did get some good scores with this clock but it was not 100% stable and it really was HOT HOT HOT 2083331.png

Wanted to add a few benchmarks of FPS with BD, all the settings are maxed out plus I get great fps in BF3!!! I wish they had a bench for that game
Edited by Bradford1040 - 11/7/11 at 4:49pm
post #1250 of 10163
Question for you guys. I was looking into the Indigo Extreme stuff and was wondering how would you get it to re-flow on an AMD chip? It says it needs to hit 90*c!!! The Max recommended from AMD is 61-65*c.
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