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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
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post #1481 of 10107
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never a good to update if it is working (the bios) I was very happy with the 402 bios with my 970BE chip in fact it was the most stable my system ever was intill now
But I am using a FX-8150 so I had to upgrade. I had my 970BE at 4.4 24/7 stable and it was very good to me vs the other boards I have run it on
some complain about this board but once you learn it and your chip it will overclock better than most other boards! I would not worry about the BIOS at all unless you are having problems with sata
or with the chipset which I never did. there are many things about overclocking a AMD that are way different than Intel first off the best speed is gotten from OC'ing the
CPU/NB speed try getting it up to 3000mhz but most stable out at 2800mhz the cpu/nb is basically your IMC which is memory speed to the CPU so that is just as important if not
the most important to OC then bump up your CPU with both multi and FSB which is stock at 200mhz but as you step up the FSB watch your memory speed and HT and cpu/nb muti's

Thanks for the input. Am I correct that I need to keep HT Link close to 2000 but can bump up CPU/NB? That's how i set it up in my screenshots.

yeah you got it set about perfect but there is a little vantage (very little) to raising the HT above 2000 in fact it is almost better to leave it at around 2000 or close to it on the high side as possible
just a FYI the high volts on the cpu is 1.55 and the cpu/nb is 1.45 and watch temps as they both raise the cpu temps up. I have taken mine higher but only on water cooling and with Indigo Extreme TIM
but to tell the truth unless you are needing more on FPS in your games there is no need to go above 4ghz or 4.1ghz anyway you won't see anything at the desktop level!

The only reason I OC'ed my chips is gaming FPS as muti video cards or SLI/crossfire LOVE and I mean LOVE the cpu speed for scaling, I do run benchmarks but only for myself to see if a setting is doing better or worse
They really don't mean anything but useful also Prime is not all that important to run for 12hrs unless you do video editing or CAD work or something that will take a long time to complete. You can run it for a hour to test stabity
anymore than that is just a waste of CPU life and time IMHO, I have ran it for hours and was 100% stable and BSOD'ed surfing the net lol. So it just goes to show you that running it for that amount of time proves really nothing
post #1482 of 10107
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yeah you got it set about perfect but there is a little vantage (very little) to raising the HT above 2000 in fact it is almost better to leave it at around 2000 or close to it on the high side as possible
just a FYI the high volts on the cpu is 1.55 and the cpu/nb is 1.45 and watch temps as they both raise the cpu temps up. I have taken mine higher but only on water cooling and with Indigo Extreme TIM
but to tell the truth unless you are needing more on FPS in your games there is no need to go above 4ghz or 4.1ghz anyway you won't see anything at the desktop level!
The only reason I OC'ed my chips is gaming FPS as muti video cards or SLI/crossfire LOVE and I mean LOVE the cpu speed for scaling, I do run benchmarks but only for myself to see if a setting is doing better or worse
They really don't mean anything but useful also Prime is not all that important to run for 12hrs unless you do video editing or CAD work or something that will take a long time to complete. You can run it for a hour to test stabity
anymore than that is just a waste of CPU life and time IMHO, I have ran it for hours and was 100% stable and BSOD'ed surfing the net lol. So it just goes to show you that running it for that amount of time proves really nothing

A combination of LinX,Prime 95 Blend and small fft and BOINC will find any weak spots.
I agree with not really needing 12hr tests but 6 hrs is good,especially if you crunch.
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post #1483 of 10107
Having my first issue with this build. A USB device is causing my system to hang on restart/shut down, approx. 30 seconds. I found the device causing the problem and reinstalled the drivers but it is still making my system hang. The device is working properly other than not playing well with WIN 7. Maybe reinstalling USB drivers?
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post #1484 of 10107
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yeah you got it set about perfect but there is a little vantage (very little) to raising the HT above 2000 in fact it is almost better to leave it at around 2000 or close to it on the high side as possible
just a FYI the high volts on the cpu is 1.55 and the cpu/nb is 1.45 and watch temps as they both raise the cpu temps up. I have taken mine higher but only on water cooling and with Indigo Extreme TIM
but to tell the truth unless you are needing more on FPS in your games there is no need to go above 4ghz or 4.1ghz anyway you won't see anything at the desktop level!
The only reason I OC'ed my chips is gaming FPS as muti video cards or SLI/crossfire LOVE and I mean LOVE the cpu speed for scaling, I do run benchmarks but only for myself to see if a setting is doing better or worse
They really don't mean anything but useful also Prime is not all that important to run for 12hrs unless you do video editing or CAD work or something that will take a long time to complete. You can run it for a hour to test stabity
anymore than that is just a waste of CPU life and time IMHO, I have ran it for hours and was 100% stable and BSOD'ed surfing the net lol. So it just goes to show you that running it for that amount of time proves really nothing

Thanks. I actually do a lot of video editing which is the main reason for getting a 6 core over the 955 I had. I don't like to waste time burning up the CPU either, but I'll typically run Prime95 at night before I go to bed. If I get up in the morning without issues, I figure I have a solid system.
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post #1485 of 10107
Guys, I could really use some help/advise here. This is sooo confusing as to why my system is soooo sluglish... Tks in advance..
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Good morning. Over the past weekend, I needed to upgrade my current motherboard - ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 - with an SLI compatiable one. After doing some reasearch, I decided to go with the Asus Sabertooth. Not only because of the SLI features I needed, but because of the OC rating. After ripping my watercooling system apart and mounting the board, and reassembling everything, I found out that I had to do a fresh install of Windows 7 (Ultimate x64) . TG I had a backup of my system before hand After loading windows and ALL of the patches, I installed all the drivers from the CD and even checked the web page for bios and or system driver updates which I did.

The problem that I'm running into now, is windows seems very sluggish when loading. What use to be a couple of minutes from pushing the start button to loading windows and all of the initial startup files, now seems to be taking almost 7mins to just load. Thinking it was my hard drive I cloned the drive but have the same problem. I've checked the bios and have even set it back to the defaults (except for the fan options seeing that I don't have any) and I get the same problem. I eventually want to get this puppy up and running and even try out some OCing if I ever get that far. If not looks like an RMA and back to HyperSLI & M4A89GTD again >.< , which I'd hate to do. Thanks in advance...

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* Asus Sabertooth 990FX (current bios)
* AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition Thuban 3.2GHz
* 16GB RAM - (2x) G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3- 12800CL9D-8GBRL
* Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 1.5TB SATA drive

Edited by iced00d - 12/14/11 at 6:31am
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post #1486 of 10107
New bios 901 ftp://ftp.asus.com.tw/pub/ASUS/mb/SocketAM3+/SABERTOOTH_990FX/SABERTOOTH-990FX-ASUS-0901.zip
As usual it will be a day or two before it gets to the D/L page with details.


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post #1487 of 10107
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New bios 901 ftp://ftp.asus.com.tw/pub/ASUS/mb/SocketAM3+/SABERTOOTH_990FX/SABERTOOTH-990FX-ASUS-0901.zip
As usual it will be a day or two before it gets to the D/L page with details.
Gyro

ah i was wondering when that would be out. +rep for you. thumb.gif
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post #1488 of 10107
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New bios 901 ftp://ftp.asus.com.tw/pub/ASUS/mb/SocketAM3+/SABERTOOTH_990FX/SABERTOOTH-990FX-ASUS-0901.zip
As usual it will be a day or two before it gets to the D/L page with details.
Gyro

What issues does this bios address? wonder if I could get that golden 5.0Ghz with it.
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post #1489 of 10107
It's probably to fix the BSOD issues with steam games they already did it for the Crosshair V.
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post #1490 of 10107
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New bios 901 ftp://ftp.asus.com.tw/pub/ASUS/mb/SocketAM3+/SABERTOOTH_990FX/SABERTOOTH-990FX-ASUS-0901.zip
As usual it will be a day or two before it gets to the D/L page with details.


Gyro

any idea on what it is expected to fix?

plus have you tried it yet?
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