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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
118 Total Votes  
post #791 of 10135
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Originally Posted by THC Butterz;14922164 
Still sounds fishy, kinda like its user error, but I have no idea what it could be, try del, f8, and anything else you can think of at post, if you can get into the bios at all, its not your mobo,


I've tried every one of those buttons including any other BIOS buttons I can think of. Since getting this board I haven't gotten into BIOS once, even after flashing the BIOS twice. Everytime I use the jumper to clear CMOS or remove the battery I end up getting to the AMI screen and asks me to press F1 to enter setup. It skips bios and goes to the Jmicron screen and detects no drivers then detects my drives then goes to the weird characters.... I've actually gotten a blank cursor before by pressing F8 and it just sat there. This might have something to do with ACHI/RAID settings but I can't get into anything to change it..

has anyone seen these characters I'm talking about?

It sits at black screen with |Cè▄$|Cè▄$ at the top left and just hangs there...

I have tried putting my drives in the 3G sata ports and 6G sata ports and nothing seems to be working...

EDIT** I just booted with no drives plugged in and now I get a blank screen after Jmicron screen...

If I use my thumb drive with the bios file on it I get a syslinux error.....
Edited by pcenvy88 - 9/14/11 at 6:56am
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post #792 of 10135
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Originally Posted by MaciejM View Post
Hello all

Got the Sabertooth 990FX and it seems like a great board but I've had some issues with the AHCI/RAID drivers. When I initially installed on a single 500GB HDD and tried setting BIOS to AHCI the drivers all came back as unsigned (64 bit, off USB). I think I finally got around it by putting back the IDE channel and installing drivers and then switching or something similarly silly. Finally got 2 Patriot Pyro's (60GB) and wanted to use them in RAID 0, all set up, formatted, but again run into the unsigned driver issue, even when using F8 and disable signatures. These are the drivers from ASUS or from the Mobo CD. Is there some magic configuration that allows the stupid RAID drivers to be installed? Love the Sabertooth so far but this is absolutely driving me nuts.

Thanks

Maciej
What about the IDE channel?
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post #793 of 10135
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What about the IDE channel?
I think I have to reconfigure how things are plugged in. The idea so far is using 4x2tb in RAID 10 for storage and 2 60 GB SSD's in RAID 0, thus all the SATAIII ports would be occupied. ODD and spare hot swap in SATAII. Right now trying to install Win7 onto RAID 0 SSD's from within a running Win7, not working so great, guessing it may have to do with the boot order, sigh.
Not sure how using IDE would help? Or are you suggesting using software RAID to configure the drives rather than changing in BIOS to RAID? Would this be more desireable? I already have 2x2TB running in RAID 0 from BIOS setup and a single 500GB as my OS drive, as a single drive on the RAID setup. Would I have to redo all this (reinstall OS etc) to put it back to AHCI and do software RAID?

Thanks

Maciej
post #794 of 10135
Question: the rumored amd gpu 7900hd, will it benefit at all from using a pcie3.0 over pcie 2.0 witht the use of xdr2, and will I require a new board if it does benefit from 3.0, ty
post #795 of 10135
What nvidia drivers are you guys using for SLI now?
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RAID F3 1TB, Crucial C300 64GB, 2TB SG LG DVD-RW DL, Lite-On BD-ROM Windows 7, Ubuntu 11.04, Server 2008R2 Dell U2311h 
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RAID F3 1TB, Crucial C300 64GB, 2TB SG LG DVD-RW DL, Lite-On BD-ROM Windows 7, Ubuntu 11.04, Server 2008R2 Dell U2311h 
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post #796 of 10135
not related but Nice nitro OC results with the Bulldozer i believe we will have a nice chip for air/water cooling !
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post #797 of 10135
Hey everyone! First I would like to introduce myself, my name is Nick. I just got my Sabertooth 990fx last week. My set up is Phenom II x4 955 RB-C3, Sabertooth 990fx, Dual AMD HD 6790 cards, 16 GB Kingston Limited Black Edition Hyper X 1600 DDR3, and two Western Digital 640 GB hard Drives. This is my first set up I have been able to over clock since the good old AMD 939 socket. I had the Asus A8N-SLI Delux with a dual core Opteron 1.8GHz oc'ed to 3.2GHz on liquid cooling.

I am having a bit of trouble getting the ram to run at the advertised speed of 1600. The CPU runs at 3.9GHz for over a day on prime 95 (ram at 1333). With the ram cranked up to 1600 it gets an error within the first 5 min. These are the timings I have tried.

Everything set to auto= 9-9-9-27-40 1T
Custom set=9-9-9-27-36 (what the ram says it should run at) 1T
Custom set=9-9-9-24 everything else auto and 1T
Custom set=9-9-9-24-26 and 1T
For all these the voltage is at the factory stated 1.65v

The NB/CPU voltage is set on auto (I am unfamiliar with this setting as on the old boards you had a CPU voltage setting and a NB voltage setting...not one for each plus a combined setting).

The FSB is set to 200 and the multiplier is 19.5. Voltage is at 1.368

Sorry if this was not a good section to post this in but I figured I would get all the owners to reply since this is the Sabertooth thread

PS: I have been googling, and thanks for any help or information you can give.
post #798 of 10135
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Originally Posted by NBrock View Post
Hey everyone! First I would like to introduce myself, my name is Nick. I just got my Sabertooth 990fx last week. My set up is Phenom II x4 955 RB-C3, Sabertooth 990fx, Dual AMD HD 6790 cards, 16 GB Kingston Limited Black Edition Hyper X 1600 DDR3, and two Western Digital 640 GB hard Drives. This is my first set up I have been able to over clock since the good old AMD 939 socket. I had the Asus A8N-SLI Delux with a dual core Opteron 1.8GHz oc'ed to 3.2GHz on liquid cooling.

I am having a bit of trouble getting the ram to run at the advertised speed of 1600. The CPU runs at 3.9GHz for over a day on prime 95 (ram at 1333). With the ram cranked up to 1600 it gets an error within the first 5 min. These are the timings I have tried.

Everything set to auto= 9-9-9-27-40 1T
Custom set=9-9-9-27-36 (what the ram says it should run at) 1T
Custom set=9-9-9-24 everything else auto and 1T
Custom set=9-9-9-24-26 and 1T
For all these the voltage is at the factory stated 1.65v

The NB/CPU voltage is set on auto (I am unfamiliar with this setting as on the old boards you had a CPU voltage setting and a NB voltage setting...not one for each plus a combined setting).

The FSB is set to 200 and the multiplier is 19.5. Voltage is at 1.368

Sorry if this was not a good section to post this in but I figured I would get all the owners to reply since this is the Sabertooth thread

PS: I have been googling, and thanks for any help or information you can give.
Number one you posted in the right thread so don't worry about that, I am sure we can learn you (teach you) some of the things you don't know. You seem to have been around pc's from the way you wrote things out but has your dealings been with AMD or Intel? seems like all Intel cross overs (myself included) have trouble with oc'ing AMD's as they are way different! There are many reasons that you can't get the ram to specs but at the same time find out if those specs are AMD based or Intel, frigging most ram is based on Intel for some dumb reason! Not putting Intel down just there are two main chips not just one lol! Tell some of us here about your skill so we don't come off acting like you are dumb or something if you have none is cool to just be honest and you will see how much help you will get from that
post #799 of 10135
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Originally Posted by Bradford1040 View Post
Number one you posted in the right thread so don't worry about that, I am sure we can learn you (teach you) some of the things you don't know. You seem to have been around pc's from the way you wrote things out but has your dealings been with AMD or Intel? seems like all Intel cross overs (myself included) have trouble with oc'ing AMD's as they are way different! There are many reasons that you can't get the ram to specs but at the same time find out if those specs are AMD based or Intel, frigging most ram is based on Intel for some dumb reason! Not putting Intel down just there are two main chips not just one lol! Tell some of us here about your skill so we don't come off acting like you are dumb or something if you have none is cool to just be honest and you will see how much help you will get from that

I am working with the AMD Sabertooth. Its been a long time since I have been overclocking, the BIOS is so much different than on the old 939 board I had. To be honest, with how much stuff is different than it was before you can go ahead and assume I know very little. I will never take insult to someone trying to explain something to me. I really appreciate the quick response.

I was fooling around with some more things. I upped the voltage on the cpu a bit more and it ran a bit longer. I do not know what these (AMD Phenom II x4) chips are safe to bump the voltage up to. Same with the north bridge. Heat so far is not an issue the most I saw under prime 95 was 51c (and correct me if I am wrong) but the max recommended for this chip is 62-65c.

Edited by NBrock - 9/15/11 at 4:46pm
post #800 of 10135
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Originally Posted by NBrock View Post
I am working with the AMD Sabertooth. Its been a long time since I have been overclocking, the BIOS is so much different than on the old 939 board I had. To be honest, with how much stuff is different than it was before you can go ahead and assume I know very little. I will never take insult to someone trying to explain something to me. I really appreciate the quick response.

I was fooling around with some more things. I upped the voltage on the cpu a bit more and it ran a bit longer. I do not know what these (AMD Phenom II x4) chips are safe to bump the voltage up to. Same with the north bridge. Heat so far is not an issue the most I saw under prime 95 was 51c (and correct me if I am wrong) but the max recommended for this chip is 62-65c.
All your numbers are right on temps, I am eating but will try and get back soon. I was saying on your level so people did not explian things to much or to little type of thing but now that I and others know where your at we can start you off.

There are some sites i will get the links, plus I can help you as well just eating so be back soon
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