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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 #9321 of 10168
I only use that setting so idk.
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post #9322 of 10168
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Very nice! This is what I was looking for... yes, high voltage equals higher temps. I'm aware of that as well as higher frequencies equates higher temps also. I have 120mm x 240mm Radiator with 2 120mm x 35mm 3000 Rpm Scythe fans. Always welcome the reminders though at this point. it's been about 4 years+ since I've even attempted to overclock this computer or any other.

Question, are you using the BIOS or some of the software that came with the board contents?

I'm old school so went right into the BIOS and didn't even bother pulling the disk from it's sleeve yet. one thing I liked about the MSI BIOS was the explanation for all of the settings. Didn't see much of that in the Asus BIOS. Is this only in the Software version of the BIOS that can be ran from Windows?

Thanks. thumb.gif

From experience 240 and a 120 rad won't get you very far without going deaf. biggrin.gif
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post #9323 of 10168
IDK if anyone here has seen my thread on my loss of my Sabertooth rev 1.01 last night. I poppe din my new RX 480 yesterday, and the board has failed to POST. Its boiling down to water possibly slipping past my observation while swapping the w/c gtx 580 for the air cooled RX 480. What do you guys make out of these symptoms...

On power, the board runs. All system fans spin, except GPU. CPULED stays on, VGA LED and DRAM LED are off. MEMOK will flash LED, but the system is not actually doing anything. On power up, the system seems to go directly into infinite limbo. All PSU cables have been gone over for possible disconnect or loose, but all is ok. Measuring 12v on rails at connector to mobo.

I believe the very first component to initialize is the CPU, and I think that's what might be wrong with the board, circuitry related to the CPU, (not the CPU itself) is popped.

Does ANYONE have a working 990FX sabertooth they can let go of?

CPU test incoming this weekend from a friends machine, will test RAM too just for diligence. PSU should be 100% perfect.
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post #9324 of 10168
That sounds like a CPU related problem with either it or the board circuits going bad.

I have a Sabertooth that ran fine, I damaged it and the memory light came on, took it to an electronics repair shop where they fixed it, tested it and it seemed ok, and then put it back in the box as a spare. Shipping to Indiana would probably cost $40 or more so it would be a bad deal for you.
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sucks sorry
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post #9326 of 10168
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Originally Posted by SwishaMane View Post

IDK if anyone here has seen my thread on my loss of my Sabertooth rev 1.01 last night. I poppe din my new RX 480 yesterday, and the board has failed to POST. Its boiling down to water possibly slipping past my observation while swapping the w/c gtx 580 for the air cooled RX 480. What do you guys make out of these symptoms...

On power, the board runs. All system fans spin, except GPU. CPULED stays on, VGA LED and DRAM LED are off. MEMOK will flash LED, but the system is not actually doing anything. On power up, the system seems to go directly into infinite limbo. All PSU cables have been gone over for possible disconnect or loose, but all is ok. Measuring 12v on rails at connector to mobo.

I believe the very first component to initialize is the CPU, and I think that's what might be wrong with the board, circuitry related to the CPU, (not the CPU itself) is popped.

Does ANYONE have a working 990FX sabertooth they can let go of?

CPU test incoming this weekend from a friends machine, will test RAM too just for diligence. PSU should be 100% perfect.

Tested it again with the old gpu back in?
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No, board is completely un-responsive. She has passed away. Only activity that can be observed is the fact it turns on, and fans spin. CPU LED just stays on. MEMOK will flash, but nothing is happeneing... This is with a GPU present or not present. She can't initialize the CPU or NB or something... Im thinking water dmg to the NB, based on where i was hearing a hissing sound. Water maybe dripped on board, and ran under NB heatsink, making it impossible to detect under normal conditions.
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No, board is completely un-responsive. She has passed away. Only activity that can be observed is the fact it turns on, and fans spin. CPU LED just stays on. MEMOK will flash, but nothing is happeneing... This is with a GPU present or not present. She can't initialize the CPU or NB or something... Im thinking water dmg to the NB, based on where i was hearing a hissing sound. Water maybe dripped on board, and ran under NB heatsink, making it impossible to detect under normal conditions.

I always keep a close eye on the tubing etc just to make sure no water goes anywhere, I did once drip some onto my board but it was powered off luckily as I was doing my loop again, some went behind my motherboard so had to completely strip it down and wipe it down with a bit of kitchen towel. Really sad to hear of your loss, these boards are mega hard to kill but water is a formidable opponent.
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From experience 240 and a 120 rad won't get you very far without going deaf. biggrin.gif

Nah, I have it laying horizontally att he bottom of my Silverstone case which has 3 200mm fans suck cool air in from underneath (with dust screens as well) and then 2 120mmx 30mm cythe fan's that only run at 1500rpm all inside the case with a top fan blowing out hot air... Run quite cool. Operating temp at 4.4ghz @ 1.285v 29*31 degrees C. Max Prime 95 temps are 50 or so...
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I always keep a close eye on the tubing etc just to make sure no water goes anywhere, I did once drip some onto my board but it was powered off luckily as I was doing my loop again, some went behind my motherboard so had to completely strip it down and wipe it down with a bit of kitchen towel. Really sad to hear of your loss, these boards are mega hard to kill but water is a formidable opponent.

With the death of my board, I have, basically stripped my entire machine down, and re-did a questionable part of my loop. (had a tube bend that was a little tighter than the tube could handle and it buckled, so reduced flow) I plan to go air cooling with a new case sometime soon (couple months). I also ran the loop for a reasonable time to get bubbles out, and I'm not observing any leaks. Like I said, the death of my board was from swapping the w/c GPU with an air cooled one. So the loop had to be broken into, which caused a small drip to fall where I couldn't see it.

Sorry fellow ASUS Sabertooth owners, but I had to save a few bones on a new mobo, and went with a Gigabyte UD3 this time. Compare both boards used to used, and I saved about $40, which is REALLY needed right now. Plus the army camo green color scheme was just puke. This Gigabyte is gorgeous all black and gun metal / grey. Beauty, and I've never run a Giga board, so we'll see. Just need a solid performer, not much OC'ing needed.
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