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Poll Results: whats your choice for 990fx

Poll expired: Jul 11, 2011  
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    Asus M5A97evo
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    Asus M5A99Xevo
  • 49% (58)
    Asus Sabertooth 990fx
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    Asus Crosshair V Formula / Thunderbolt
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    Biostar TA-990FXE
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    Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD7
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    MSI 990FXA-GD80
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post #4241 of 10135
Thanks for the info.. ya, pump is fine..so gonna reseat the cooler and re-apply the thermal paste...hopefully that'll work.

One other thing..about this board in particular..I remember reading somewhere that it can be a bit "finiky" with a lot of different memory modules.. Is this true? I've tried two different pairs of dimms that have had issues now.. the first were a pair of Patriot Vipers( that were also fine on the Gigabyte board) that are rated up to 2133... but didn't run at 2133 on this board and basically only worked at 1333 or 1600.. I got another pair of Kingston Hyper X dimm's that are rated up to 2400 (and btw, I don't really want to or plan to run my ram that high but wanted ram that I know could handle higher clocks to help with oc'ing).. running 1866 to 2000 range is what I'm looking for.
Anyways, this second set wont even boot at 1866... at 2133 it will boot but always eventually gives me a BSOD at some point.. it will only run stable at 1333 and 1600..
I did some memtesting and DO get ERRORS when running at 2133... a lot of them.. but not at the lower levels.. but if I run this SAME ram in another system..I can run it at 2133 fine and memtest it with NO errors...

I also just tried another pair of dimms from another system (lower end) and they rate for 1600 max.. they work fine at 1333 and 1600 and i even tried them at 1866 and they WORK just fine! go figure.. boots and tests in memtest with no errors..

This is rather puzzling to me...what do you think about this? Is this a board that is very particular with the ram it will stable? At first I thought the new dimm's were duds but work fine in another system.. or is it possible its a dud board? I'm going to get TWO more pairs of dimm's for testing purposes... at least rated for 2000 or higher and see if I can get them to run at 1866-2000 successfully and with NO errors in memtest...

but either way, if you know anything about this and can help...please let me know

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@electech13
months ago i read all thru the posts up to what was the current posts and one thing i noticed when using the sabertooth with a closed loop cooler is people putting a fan on the motherboard vrms if they had watercooling. now i know you had this on the gigabyte but just taking a wild guess possibly the oem heatsinks placement or style ? could make a change in temps

. Anyway when this is done i think you will be very happy with your change. (some use the bracket for the clc to add a plate for the fan and set the other side of the fan on the top of the output connectors.
Sorry im a bit rushed with family stuff but maybe someone that has that setup ( i need to do it) can chime in.

Either way a reseat is a good idea.
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+1

also auto will goto extreme on lcc fyi.
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So I noticed on my 990fx R2.0 that the v-cores get too hot when I overclock so I am only achieving 4.8 is there anything out there water-cooling wise that I can buy to cool more efficiently.
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So I noticed on my 990fx R2.0 that the v-cores get too hot when I overclock so I am only achieving 4.8 is there anything out there water-cooling wise that I can buy to cool more efficiently.

The v-cores are the temperature sensors under the vrm-heatsink, and since your watercooling, that area gets less airflow. One of the simplest and cheapest ways to remedy that is modding one or two small fans over the area.

I've got two 60mm Noiseblocker fans (1600 rpm max, but 1100-1300 is enough and silent) attached to a straight bit of plastic with some double sided tape which I then attached to the vrm-heatsink.

That small bit of airflow did wonders for my Saberkitten
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So is this board very particular with memory?? I've tried 6 pairs of dimms now. All 8GB (2x4gb). Some rated for 2133 and some 2400. Four different brands. Many won't even boot at 1866 but would at 2133..and of those they all would have a ton of memory errors..of those i could only use them at 1333 or 1600 and even at 1600, a couple had issues. Of the 3 that were rated 2400.. Kingston Gskill and Corsair none would boot at 2400..and two had errors at 2133..
The best I've done is a pair of Gskill 2133 snipers. They work at ALL freq's and no errors at 2133.
Lastly, ALL of these pairs of dimms worked at 2133 on my other Gigabyte board 990FXA-UD3.. So the memory is fine..

So basically is this Sabertooth board very "finicky" or just a "bad board" needing to be replaced?
Thanks for your opinions and help!
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So is this board very particular with memory?? I've tried 6 pairs of dimms now. All 8GB (2x4gb). Some rated for 2133 and some 2400. Four different brands. Many won't even boot at 1866 but would at 2133..and of those they all would have a ton of memory errors..of those i could only use them at 1333 or 1600 and even at 1600, a couple had issues. Of the 3 that were rated 2400.. Kingston Gskill and Corsair none would boot at 2400..and two had errors at 2133..
The best I've done is a pair of Gskill 2133 snipers. They work at ALL freq's and no errors at 2133.
Lastly, ALL of these pairs of dimms worked at 2133 on my other Gigabyte board 990FXA-UD3.. So the memory is fine..

So basically is this Sabertooth board very "finicky" or just a "bad board" needing to be replaced?
Thanks for your opinions and help!

no no no.... it is not the board per se... it is the bios.... i dont remember which bios version was the one that worked perfectly with 2400mhz ram...
     
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So is this board very particular with memory?? I've tried 6 pairs of dimms now. All 8GB (2x4gb). Some rated for 2133 and some 2400. Four different brands. Many won't even boot at 1866 but would at 2133..and of those they all would have a ton of memory errors..of those i could only use them at 1333 or 1600 and even at 1600, a couple had issues. Of the 3 that were rated 2400.. Kingston Gskill and Corsair none would boot at 2400..and two had errors at 2133..
The best I've done is a pair of Gskill 2133 snipers. They work at ALL freq's and no errors at 2133.
Lastly, ALL of these pairs of dimms worked at 2133 on my other Gigabyte board 990FXA-UD3.. So the memory is fine..

So basically is this Sabertooth board very "finicky" or just a "bad board" needing to be replaced?
Thanks for your opinions and help!
Very odd. I've ran 4 different set of ram and have had no problems with any. Are you using docp or just manually setting? Have you adjusted voltage manually to 1.65v.?
    
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So instead if modding for a fan on the vcore is there a way I can get watercooling heatsinks that work for the motherboard? Links would be helpful.
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It's unbelievable how many people request for WC on this board. We all need to bombard Koolance, EK, Bitspower, or somebody with a whole bunch of emails requesting it. It's obvious the board isn't going away any time soon.
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