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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
  • 31% (37)
    Asus Crosshair V Formula / Thunderbolt
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    Biostar TA-990FXE
  • 12% (15)
    Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD7
  • 4% (5)
    MSI 990FXA-GD80
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post #6211 of 10135
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i have not heard good things about their boards either, just there cust service. however i have to ask did you try reflashing bios ?

How do I flash the bios? Whenever I turn on the system it hangs on the ASUS splash screen and I can't get into the bios. None of the USBs work and even using the ps2 keyboard nothing happens.
post #6212 of 10135
use another pc format a usb in fat32 ( or verify it is in fat32 ) download bios rename to what ever is in the manual ( idr but i can find out for you if you need ) put usb into the right port and press the bios flashback button ( iirc it has a white boarder around it on the i/o shield, right next to the bios flashback button ) press and hold till it flashes

very important to rename the file
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post #6213 of 10135
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use another pc format a usb in fat32 ( or verify it is in fat32 ) download bios rename to what ever is in the manual ( idr but i can find out for you if you need ) put usb into the right port and press the bios flashback button ( iirc it has a white boarder around it on the i/o shield, right next to the bios flashback button ) press and hold till it flashes

very important to rename the file

When you say whatever is in the manual, what do you mean? The manual has a specific bios version?
post #6214 of 10135
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Okay, so I found some use for the Stock Cooler Fan and some quality double sided tape I had laying around. Now my vrm is at 35 degrees centigrade. Oddly, what took it down from the previous 51 degrees to 46 was removing the stock cpu cooler... top notch design there guys. And I'm not worried about it falling off, that tape is used to hold gps' to tractor windows, and the glue comes off with a little ethanol.


Haha that's a great idea - I forgot those CPU coolers in the closet have fans I can re-use on them

Where's the cable going off to - isn't there a fan header right there?
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post #6215 of 10135
I just hadn't attached it yet so it's just dangling, I attached it to one of the 4 pin chassi fan headers on the motherboard.
post #6216 of 10135
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Originally Posted by Mega Man View Post

use another pc format a usb in fat32 ( or verify it is in fat32 ) download bios rename to what ever is in the manual ( idr but i can find out for you if you need ) put usb into the right port and press the bios flashback button ( iirc it has a white boarder around it on the i/o shield, right next to the bios flashback button ) press and hold till it flashes

very important to rename the file

When you say whatever is in the manual, what do you mean? The manual has a specific bios version?

no

http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/mb/SocketAM3+/SABERTOOTH_990FX_R2.0/E8042_SABERTOOTH_990FX_R2.pdf

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post #6217 of 10135
Here is how I handled the cooling:



The fans are controlled by a Bitfenix Recon, with temp probes on the VCore, NB, and DRAM.

RodeoGeorge
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Ok got it. Was able to flash the bios (at least it looked that way, it flashed for about 5-10 seconds then stopped) but no go. Same thing, splash screen, no working USB's (except for that special one...it lit the keyboard but when I hit f2 or delete the screen goes black and nothing)

*sigh I sort of got my hopes up a bit lol
post #6219 of 10135
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Hey all, have had the board since July of 2013 and for the most part have been very happy with it. About a week and a half ago (jan 3rd) while playing Far Cry 3 my screen flickers and then crashes. PSU still running, VGA fans spinning, case fans, H80i fans/pump still rockin but no screen and no power to any USB port.

Did you try a PSU tester, or a different PSU? Your symptoms sound real familiar to when my Corsair 750TX failed and I had it replaced under Warranty RMA.
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Did you try a PSU tester, or a different PSU? Your symptoms sound real familiar to when my Corsair 750TX failed and I had it replaced under Warranty RMA.

Don't have a PSU tester. I do have another PSU but I don't know that it will work. The video card I'm using is a GTX 770 SC 4GB and requires a PSU that has a minimum of 40a in the +12V rail (which it does). My old PSU (which works) uses 30a per 12v rail.

Will this still work? I don't have an old vid card
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