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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 #3101 of 10108
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Originally Posted by Djmatrix32 View Post

What revision box is this on? I just RMA'D my Sabertoother dead Ram slots .
umm this was v1.1
post #3102 of 10108
hope i wont have dead ram slots issues. Fingers crossed!
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post #3103 of 10108
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Hi mate, I've just had my RMA replacement due to the same 'dead RAM slots' problem too.
This seemed to have happened all of a sudden, all slots were working correctly for about 3 months then suddenly none of them worked at all. The board would hang on boot with just the DRAM led/MEM OK light constantly on. no matter how many times I tried different variations with RAM sticks and DIMM slots, also the assisted safe boot via the MEMok button did not help this situation.... time to RMA.....
RMA'd the board a week ago, courier came to collect the half dead board the next morning at 9am, what I was extra surprised to see was the NEW replacement board was delivered the day after that! thumb.gif
[just to note that this RMA case was dealt with directly by the online retailer and not ASUS, as I was still in a 'grace period' with the retailer themselves]
I hope your replacement comes quick my friend, you never know, they could ****-up the stock and you 'may' get a rev 2.0 board, you never know mate wink.gif
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I bought the R2.0 from newegg and that is who I am RMAing through is newegg. I have never RMA'D to newegg before so I am a little scared. Just glad I am not the only one who has had this issue. thumb.gif
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post #3104 of 10108
I have found newegg to have very good customer service. Just be nice. It goes a long way. I sent my themaltake water 2.0 pro back it got credited and they sent me out a new one. They were very nice about it but then so was i.
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post #3105 of 10108
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Im currently building my third Sabertooth 990FX rig, and this one seems to be having a strange issue.
Whenever I shut down the box, right before the system clicks off, the red CPU LED comes on and the fans spin up to maximum. This only happens during shutdown, everything posts just fine on startup. Theres currently no overclock in place since the problem started right out of the box, and its using the 1304 BIOS.
To Diagnose the problem, I have done the following:
Replaced the CPU with a new one
Replaced the motherboard with a new one
Swapped the RAM from another machine that works
Took out the crossfire setup and left a single card in
Disconnected the chassis fans from the board and connected them directly to the PSU
Double, then Triple checked all of the power connections (CPU, Mobo, PCI etc)
Reseated every component
Checked all the standoffs and also checked for possible grounding at the backplate
Reflashed the 1304 BIOS just in case
Checked all the temperatures (cpu hangs around 34 - 36 idle, 47 - 50 during 1 hour occt stress test)
Voltages appear to match those in the BIOS according to the ASUS monitor
Disconnected the SSD and the HD (still happens regardless if a bootable drive exists)
The machine runs great when its on, and shuts down fine up to the point where you would expect the system to click off, but then it doesnt, and the red led turns on and the system sits there blowing air indefinitly. Hitting the power button while its in this state will turn the system back on, causing the led to turn off and the fans go back to normal speeds.
My current hunch is that there is a problem with the PSU, since that is the only common component now, but if that were the case youd expect to see problems while the system was under load. The voltages under load seem solid.
Called ASUS tech support, they forwarded me to Tier 2 support where I waited on hold for 3 hours before giving up.
I have the rig setup under my profile, but to summarize:
Sabertooth 990FX Rev 1
FX-8150 - 3.6Ghz
G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB
2x Radeon HD 6950
Crucial M4 SSD 64GB
WD Black 2TB
Cooler Master HAFX RC 942 KKN1
Corsair HX1050 PSU
Hate to see this happen, I love this Sabertooth board, and the last 2 rigs havent had any problems. Any ideas? I feel like Im spinning my wheels at this point.

turns out it was the power supply. Figures it would be the one thing I thought for sure was working.
post #3106 of 10108
isnt that thw way it always is ... im glad you solved it. power supply issues are not the easiset to solve these days.

Edit i follow this thread for deals on ocn and someone just posted this refurb. for 69.99
http://www.directron.com/t1kwsrb.html
Im thinking of getting one for a backup or tester unit. Or check in the deals section of the forums.
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Edited by sunset1 - 10/7/12 at 6:25pm
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post #3107 of 10108
Figure this is the place to ask this question

What is the thermal limit or safe operating temperatures of the vcore1/vrm part of the sabertooth 990fx

or what would be considered to be within normal limits towards the upper of the scale

Thanks in advance
post #3108 of 10108
I cant find the asus sabertooth 990fx bios updates anymore, the old page is not even on asus.com

All the have right now is their Asus sabertooth 990FX R2.0, can I install the drivers and the bios update from this motherboard even if mine is not a R2.0?
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post #3109 of 10108
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I cant find the asus sabertooth 990fx bios updates anymore, the old page is not even on asus.com
All the have right now is their Asus sabertooth 990FX R2.0, can I install the drivers and the bios update from this motherboard even if mine is not a R2.0?

http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/AMD_AM3Plus/SABERTOOTH_990FX/#download
i just searched google for sabertooth 990fx took me right to the page. :> you have to enter your os.
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post #3110 of 10108
That is dam pretty weird, my google takes me to a ca.asus.com instead of the www.asus.com and it was working few days ago, now the ca.asus.com url is no longer working, thats pretty weird.

Thanks for the link.

I guess it will not be recommended to download the bios from R2.0 right? im so curious tongue.gif
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