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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 #2781 of 10135
I sent a message to Asus support and this is what I got back about the VRM

Dear Valued Customer,

Thank you for contacting ASUS Customer Service.

My name is Carter and it's my pleasure to help you with your problem.

Please have a check if ovelock less than 5% will work normally.
About overclocking, it mentions many intricate factors, not only the motherboard but also the CPU and the memory etc. It need you to trial and error by yourself. If you need overclocking, it may need yourself to try to adjust the correlative setting options of overclocking, also maybe you can refer to some correlative forums.
Sorry for any inconvenience.

If you continue to experience issues in the future, please do not hesitate
to contact us.

Best Regard
Carter


Basically hes saying if I overclock more than 5% the VRMs may still overheat. I already got my replacement from Amazon, and when I get home today its time to drain the loop, install all the new blocks on the new motherboard, reconfigured my loop, and re-test. Hopefully the new motherboard doesn't give me a problem. If it does I honestly give up and will stay overclocked to 4.6ghz the max I can go without my VRMs going to critical temps. Sick and tired of rebuilding my rig!!! Crossing my fingers that I have no issues!! lol Its kinda sad that my VRMs were limiting me to overclocking more when my cpu max temps are a mere 44 degrees celicus!! Hope this all works! Wish me luck guys....
post #2782 of 10135
hope everything turns ok willup... keep us updated...
     
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post #2783 of 10135

ZALMAN CNPS9900MAX-B 135mm Long life bearing CPU Cooler Blue LED           

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835118074

 

the ZALMAN CNPS9900MAX-B 135mm is a very good CPU cooler and best of all it will clear all 4 memory slots on a AMD motherboard

 

    
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post #2784 of 10135
willup-follow up?
I saw the product page-
What is the process for install?
Is there a thermal pad between "slab" and VRM's then a thermal pad between "slab" and waterblock?
Do you use thermal paste?
I noticed browsing that there are several thicknesses of thermal pad-maybe too thick for transfer?
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Does anyone know if Asus would send me a new bios chip? I was updating my bios using the included software and my computer crashed., so now my motherboard doesn't post. My system wasn't over clocked, just unlock: AMD Athlon x3 450 unlocked to a Propus X4... which was tested stable with IBT and Prime95 for 24 hours.

Rather than being on the phone with Asus for hours and maybe having to send in my motherboard, would it be a good idea just to buy a new bios chip from Ebay for something? Its gonna cost 10-15 dollars to ship out the motherboard and who knows how long I'd have to wait for it, when I can just buy a new bios chip for $15-$20. If anyone has experience with this please let me know.

Thanks in advance! thumb.gif
    
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post #2786 of 10135
if you have a jump drive you can down load the bios you want onto it and flash it from the jump drive
post #2787 of 10135
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Originally Posted by ceaze one View Post

Does anyone know if Asus would send me a new bios chip? I was updating my bios using the included software and my computer crashed., so now my motherboard doesn't post. My system wasn't over clocked, just unlock: AMD Athlon x3 450 unlocked to a Propus X4... which was tested stable with IBT and Prime95 for 24 hours.
Rather than being on the phone with Asus for hours and maybe having to send in my motherboard, would it be a good idea just to buy a new bios chip from Ebay for something? Its gonna cost 10-15 dollars to ship out the motherboard and who knows how long I'd have to wait for it, when I can just buy a new bios chip for $15-$20. If anyone has experience with this please let me know.
Thanks in advance! thumb.gif

I had a bios chip go corrupt on my CHIV and after talking with our friends at Asus learned they would RMA the mobo, but also told me if I like I can just buy the chip from the e-store (shipping is crazy and so is lack of payment method) but cost close to the same as RMA and in my case I wouldn't have to swap out the mobo. I've heard of others with newer boards do a little song and dance and got Asus to send them the chip for free. Mine is a year and a half old and under water so the "Me" buying the chip thing made most sense.
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post #2788 of 10135
Id see if you can use the jump drive.
then if still issues ask asus for a new chip.
But me id get a backup if thats the only solution however I would keep the old one in case you ever needed to rma the board.
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post #2789 of 10135

there is the option to reload the bios from the original DVD that comes with the motherboard

 

http://support.asus.com/Troubleshooting/detail.aspx?SLanguage=en&p=1&m=SABERTOOTH%20990FX&s=24&hashedid=H9GanpgqHG8yN8yQ&os=&no=1722


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post #2790 of 10135
OK heres the scoop. Installed the new motherboard and everything is working good. Temps are great but I realize I have my loop wrong. GPU > NB >VRM > CPU all connected together before going to my 360 rad.

Got one idea to fix it:

Option 1

PUMP > GPU > 240 RAD > NB > VRM > CPU > 360 RAD > RES > Then back to pump.

I realize heat from the GPU is causing all other components to get too hot. CPU is now hitting 56 degrees and VRM is hitting 60 degrees. A good improvement over 80 however the CPU is getting hotter than it ever was. This is letting me know that the heat is being transfered from the VRM to the CPU. Once I reconfigure my loop when I get home I'll be able to see what temps are like which is good. This is like a 30-45 min fix and it should give me temps where I want them to be.

Last option would be to actually break up VRM from the CPU as those too seem to be producing the most heat.

Option 2

PUMP > GPU > 240 RAD > NB > VRM > 360 RAD > CPU > RES > PUMP

This would completely break up all conponents on my loop.

What do you guys think should I try Option 1 or Option 2?


I am leaning towards Option 1 because it would take less configuring haha

Im just happy things are working the way they are supposed to my loop is just setup wrong.
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