Originally Posted by pcenvy88;14865861
H80 fits im a retard. But I asked one of the Asus techs over the phone and he said a fresh install is not necessary... I have no way of doing a fresh install anyways since I have no SATA drive atm.... Why should I have to reinstall windows? The bios should still post regardless. the thing is junk. sent for rma
it was the boot device indicator... it stayed on never turned off so I know something was wrong. Hard drives work fine on 880G
um I don't want to get into a debate on this but yes you do have to reinstall!!!(but you are right on the posting thing and sorry you thought I meant for it to post) I don't care what ASUS told you, just to give you another thing they said that the fan headers EACH ONE by ITSELF can handle 20amps and they also have told me other things like it sounds like a memory or heat problem (when I called about a Ethernet Prob) Plus they never really know anything unless the computer in front of them is telling them what to say, so don't place a hole lot of stock in what ASUS $7.25hr tech support has to say! Ask anyone of the experts on here or any site of your choosing and they will tell you yes reinstall is the only thing you need to do after a board change! I tried it your way many times just because I did not want to start over, as we all have cracked software or something on there we don't want to have to go through again. Trust me I understand your reluctance on that! But it 100% has to be done trust me you will maybe get it to boot but about a "month max" your system will eat itself alive lol
Now as far as the board being a piece of poo! I don't understand why you feel that way, plus why in earth did you buy it if you already had a gigabyte 990fx board? unless you had probs with that one to? or is this just a past tense thing and you already sent the sabertooth back and got the giga board? or was it a secondary system? I just don't get why you would join OCN post a few topics in the 990FX sabertooth thread, like you were trying to fix your problem, complain about the board and RMA it all before I even posted a response which was about 3 minutes after yours. Not trying to pick a fight just trying to understand why you even posted other than to down the board or something! I mean the Sabertooth 990FX owners club? that sounds like most of us in here like the board not hate it so what were you trying to prove?
EDIT: I just noticed you changed the board you had in your system I still had old page open were it said 990fx giga board so if that was a mistake on your part I am sorry if I got that wrong cause the new page now says Biostar A880G+Edited by Bradford1040 - 9/8/11 at 9:40am