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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 #3561 of 10107
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Originally Posted by sunset1 View Post

what sgthawker said.. I need to put a fan on mine. I have seen a few pics in these posts in the past where people have found a few ways.. recently someone used the cooling block screws but im not sure who it was. .





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post #3562 of 10107
hahah there ya go. :>
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post #3563 of 10107
Starting to hate the stupid ram slots on this board and the fact that it wont let me run only 1 stick of ram.
Guess the GF has to go with out her PC for 2 days then.
post #3564 of 10107
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Originally Posted by SgtHawker View Post

The Kingston one looks cool (pun intended), Corsair one does not mention noise level??. but either might be a good choice.

I think I would choose Kingston over Corsair but the problem is that they are not available to buy anywhere (at least in Poland smile.gif
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General case airflow doesn't really help the VRM/northbridge heat sinks much.

The OEM CPU heat sink/fan blows air down across the sink, then out at all sides moving air across the VRM area, cooling them by default. That changes with the lack of the fan right there by using a water cooling block with no fan, to help the VRM stay cool. So some kind of fan blowing on the VRM area seems to be the best help for you.

Many types of fan can be adapted to blow air there with a little ingenuity. Velcro, electrical ties, metal brackets, whatever you can manage.

OK! I think now I have it done (well, partially). Because it's a 2000 RPM fan it gets shaky and trembles a little bit. It's a question of mounting the fan more firmly.



So, now my NB temp under full load is around 32-34*C.
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post #3565 of 10107
I've gone from 906 to the latest bios for the r2 and it looks like they've changed the way LLC behaves. On ultra high it no longer raises the core under load, it remains stable which is I want it really. It's also a nice flat line in OCCT so that's good, on high it still moves around too much for me.

Having to retest my OC though. rolleyes.gif
post #3566 of 10107
I used a Coolermaster variable speed 80mm cpu fan mounted to the water block bracket with 2 self tapping screws and rubber grommets the fan speed is variable from 2750rpm to 4760rpm, at 2750rpm the NB temp stays below 29c.
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post #3567 of 10107
@Mistral Are those temp (I mean below 29*C) measured in idle or under load? What is your max temp for NB and VRM under load?
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post #3568 of 10107
29c is the NB under load VRM 24c under load, ambient temp is 20c, NB sometimes hits 30c if the ambient goes up a few degrees. It doesn't seem to vary much from idle to load. The case is a HAF X with 1x230mm front fan, 1x200mm side fan, 1x140mm rear fan and 2x200mm top fans. I haven't run the 80mm above minimum rpm so I don't know what the temps would be if I increase the speed. The temps are with the CPU @ 5.0ghz CPU/NB 2600Mhz.
Edited by Mistral - 11/19/12 at 6:28am
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post #3569 of 10107
what up ya.

i just got my Sabertooth and love it so far. My formula doesnt even like my 1090t @ 4.25ghz but the minute i thru it on this badboy...sucked it right up and has been runing "almost fine"

when i first plugged the board in and booted for the first time i got a double splash screen. is this normal?
this is what happens on boot.
shows the TUF STUFF splash,
black screen that says" detecting drives" (er something like that) ....no drives detected
Tufstuff splash screen
black screen
windows boots

also just this morning it went crazy on me and dropped and F3 and 124 code right after one another so im trouble shooting that right now prolly just needs some juice

this was a vendor returned board @ micro center...even if it needs an rma or something... NIB (all accessories still bagged and even got the sticker!!) for 100$ out the door is cool with me!
Edited by PCEnthusiast85 - 11/19/12 at 10:17am
post #3570 of 10107
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what up ya.
i just got my Sabertooth and love it so far. My formula doesnt even like my 1090t @ 4.25ghz but the minute i thru it on this badboy...sucked it right up and has been runing "almost fine"
when i first plugged the board in and booted for the first time i got a double splash screen. is this normal?
this is what happens on boot.
shows the TUF STUFF splash,
black screen that says" detecting drives" (er something like that) ....no drives detected
Tufstuff splash screen
black screen
windows boots
also just this morning it went crazy on me and dropped and F3 and 124 code right after one another so im trouble shooting that right now prolly just needs some juice
this was a vendor returned board @ micro center...even if it needs an rma or something... NIB (all accessories still bagged and even got the sticker!!) for 100$ out the door is cool with me!

When I disabled the additional marvell(?) sata chip, it stopped doing that.
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