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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 #5001 of 10135
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Originally Posted by darkangelire66 View Post

cooler master haf 932 with 500 w psu
ASUS Sabertooth 990FX
amd phenome II X6 1100T 3.3GHZ
sapphire radeon 6850
8gb ddr3 ram

according to the pics on newegg you have a cutout so you should be good
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post #5002 of 10135
My new Sabertooth is to be delivered tomorrow. It is the R.2.0 board not the Gen 3.

I have a few questions concerning this board?

What bios version should it have to run an AMD 8350?

I also ordered another copy of Win 7 64 Pro OEM from another vendor. I don't know when it will arrive. Is it possible to use, temporarily my other version OEM Win 7 Pro 64 which was used on my GIGAbyte Board? Meaning can I just unistall the chipset drivers and set the board bios/cmos to their basic settings, use this older version OEM OS...then when my new version comes in "activate" it with the new serial numbers?

I'm really anxious to get started using this board...smile.gif
post #5003 of 10135
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Originally Posted by Pudfark View Post

My new Sabertooth is to be delivered tomorrow. It is the R.2.0 board not the Gen 3.

I have a few questions concerning this board?

What bios version should it have to run an AMD 8350?

I also ordered another copy of Win 7 64 Pro OEM from another vendor. I don't know when it will arrive. Is it possible to use, temporarily my other version OEM Win 7 Pro 64 which was used on my GIGAbyte Board? Meaning can I just unistall the chipset drivers and set the board bios/cmos to their basic settings, use this older version OEM OS...then when my new version comes in "activate" it with the new serial numbers?

I'm really anxious to get started using this board...smile.gif

The R2.0 should work with the 8350 out of the box.
post #5004 of 10135
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Originally Posted by Pudfark View Post

My new Sabertooth is to be delivered tomorrow. It is the R.2.0 board not the Gen 3.

I have a few questions concerning this board?

What bios version should it have to run an AMD 8350?

I also ordered another copy of Win 7 64 Pro OEM from another vendor. I don't know when it will arrive. Is it possible to use, temporarily my other version OEM Win 7 Pro 64 which was used on my GIGAbyte Board? Meaning can I just unistall the chipset drivers and set the board bios/cmos to their basic settings, use this older version OEM OS...then when my new version comes in "activate" it with the new serial numbers?

I'm really anxious to get started using this board...smile.gif
Yeah, I don't think you need to worry about 8350 compatibility unless you're using an older AM3 board. You should be fine.

As for your OS, it should be possible. I've swapped the motherboard and CPU without reinstalling the OS before, and it doesn't tend to cause that many problems. It's an OEM OS, so you will probably need a new product key for it. Good thing you thought ahead there. Other than that, Windows should detect the new hardware and automatically install all of the drivers it needs. You can then go in and install ASUS's stuff from there. It won't necessarily be the most ideal setup, but it will work.

I'd still recommend reinstalling though. As I said, just swapping hardware doesn't cause that many problems, but it will still give you a headache. Especially if you do anything involving DRM. Just trust me on that.
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Thank You....I've not used this type of bios interface UEFI? The few screenshots I've seen lead me to believe/hopefully it's pretty intuitive?

I read about the ECC memory thing....it seems possible to get around that with the "memory button" thingy on the board? I looked on the QVL list for memory....I am going to attempt using 2X8 Gskill F3-1600C9-8GSR This memory was not listed in the QVL frown.gif

I going to do some more googling and mayfind a youtube video on the UEFI.

Thanks again.
post #5006 of 10135
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Originally Posted by Pudfark View Post

Thank You....I've not used this type of bios interface UEFI? The few screenshots I've seen lead me to believe/hopefully it's pretty intuitive?

I read about the ECC memory thing....it seems possible to get around that with the "memory button" thingy on the board? I looked on the QVL list for memory....I am going to attempt using 2X8 Gskill F3-1600C9-8GSR This memory was not listed in the QVL frown.gif

I going to do some more googling and mayfind a youtube video on the UEFI.

Thanks again.

It is more intuiative than the 16 bit bios and ecc memory really is only used for server and high reliability computing.. However this board does support. There are many options this board comes with

I would flash to the latest bios but pd is a drop in go. I did notice an issue with one that was on bios 0204 or something like that so worse case get a flashdrive formatted in fat32 and save a bios to it. Worse case you will be able to do it from the bios.. The flashing is super simple and everything is pretty intuiative until you get to the advanced overclocking.. But that is more knowing what settings you are changing are actually doing.
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post #5007 of 10135
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Thank You....I've not used this type of bios interface UEFI? The few screenshots I've seen lead me to believe/hopefully it's pretty intuitive?

I read about the ECC memory thing....it seems possible to get around that with the "memory button" thingy on the board? I looked on the QVL list for memory....I am going to attempt using 2X8 Gskill F3-1600C9-8GSR This memory was not listed in the QVL frown.gif

I going to do some more googling and mayfind a youtube video on the UEFI.

Thanks again.

the memory button is just for overclocking when your system fails to boot you can press the button and it will reset your timings and get it to boot 7 that is it
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post #5008 of 10135
Well my Sabertooth is "out for delivery". I have read about 250 pages of posts in this thread. It really amazes me how many folks take the time to help others, find problems and share solutions.

I'm pretty sure that I'll have some questions in the future and it's a great feeling knowing you folks are here.

Thanx everybody.
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NP we are OCN after all !~
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Samsung 1600 2x4 Unknown as of now  Piorneer BDR-208DBK Swiftech H220  
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Windows 8  Samsung 60" 120hz 3d LED TV Unknown Seasonic x750 
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Cooler Master Storm Stryker Unknown Pioneer 5.1 
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Howdy I'm back. Got the Sabertooth yesterday afternoon. It just reeks of quality and ruggedness. I'm taking my time on the install and have placed an 80 mm fan on the back of the Mobo directly facing the back of the VRM's heatsink/support and partially pointed to the back of the CPU. This is probably over kill, it does give me peace of mind. On the front of the board directly on top of the VRM heatsink, I have placed an Antec Spot Fan. On the side of my case facing the entire Mobo have 4 120mm fans covering the entire board. The back of the case has One 120mm fan as exhaust. Top of the case is modded to accept H110 liquid cooler with Two 140mm fans set to pull air into the case through the rad. Yeah, I know, that ain't the way it's supposed to be though, you gotta know my case is a Antec Lanboy Air, which pretty much resembles a screen door. I figure if that causes a problem? I'll just reverse my fans on the H110 and set them as exhaust. This case has no normal positive or negative airflow like others.

Anyways, that's where I'm at and I'm hoping to fire her up in a couple of hours, if I don't run out of baling wire, duct tape and zip ties, first.smile.gif
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