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New 990FX Sabertooth BIOS - 0813 - Officially available & supported now on the Asus download pages.

post #1 of 12
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UPDATE: The 0813 BIOS has been officially announced and available for download via the Asus websites files download section for the Sabertooth. There is not much 'changelog' or notes other than the following:


1. Improve memory compatibility
2. Improve system stability


Official 0813 BIOS Download: http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/AMD_AM3Plus/SABERTOOTH_990FX/#download



There is a new BIOS out for the Sabertooth line of motherboards which is available on their FTP server. This is version: 0813 and does not have any official changelog or notes yet, however, I have inquired and received an email stating the following:

The 0813 beta BIOS has been released for those who are having certain compatibility issues when installing the new 'FX' line of AMD CPU's. For most part the BIOS is the same as the 0810 beta release with the exception of new CPU Micro-code information that has been modified and added to resolve the FX CPU compatibility issues. While still in beta phase, users who are having problems with this can [at their choosing and risk], install this BIOS which should iron out several issues.


BIOS 0813 Download Link (FTP): ftp://ftp.asus.com.tw/pub/ASUS/mb/SocketAM3+/SABERTOOTH_990FX/SABERTOOTH-990FX-ASUS-0813.zip


I have installed this BIOS without any problems whatsoever. If you are having issues with the FX series of CPU's, you might want to give this a try. The file should be showing up and officially supported shortly on the Asus website.


Tim
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Edited by n9nu - 11/19/11 at 4:35pm
post #2 of 12
Thread Starter 
UPDATE: The 0813 BIOS has been officially announced and available for download via the Asus websites files download section for the Sabertooth. There is not much 'changelog' or notes other than the following:


1. Improve memory compatibility
2. Improve system stability

Refer to my first post for more 'fix' information that I received from an Asus technician.

Official 0813 BIOS Download: http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/AMD_AM3Plus/SABERTOOTH_990FX/#download




Tim
N9NU
post #3 of 12
Thread Starter 

For those who want the fastest and easiest way to update your BIOS, do the following:

 

 

1. Download the .zip file and then extract the .ROM file to any location you want on any drive you want within your system (remember the location of course)

2. Re-boot, enter the BIOS and use the Asus Flash/BIOS utility located under 'Tools' (far left of the screen). It will open up a pop-up which allows you to choose the specific location which contains the .ROM file. Select that location (drive) and the folder with the .ROM file and let her update.  There is no need for any USB key or other method. It is suggested all BIOS updates should be done via the BIOS versus from within the Windows OS due to possible conflicts and/or read/write errors. Of course if you want to use the USB key method that is fine and dandy as well smile.gif

 

NOTE: The system will automatically shut down and load the BIOS defaults before it throws you back into the BIOS to re-configure your options, thus there is no need (for most part) to manually select 'load defaults' and then reboot like before.

 

 

 

post #4 of 12
Just installed new BIOS. I'm having issues with OC'ing now. Can only get 4.6Ghz out of my 8150 where with the 0810 BIOS I could boot to 5Ghz.
post #5 of 12
I'm loving this update. I went from 705 to this and it made a consiterable improvement on cinebench having my score go from 5.63-5.81 with my FX-6100
 
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I updated to 0813 from 705 today, using the stupid Asus updater.
I lost the default boot loader picture. The Ultimate force one that came stock.
Anyone know I can get it back?
Or if I flash back to the old 705 bios will I get it back?

Thanks
post #7 of 12
Hi,

I'm new to the Sabertooth 990FX and new to this forum. Bought the 990FX motherboard recently and tried to build it yesterday, with no joy - it outputs nothing to the screen despite trying two GFX cards and trying them both in different PCI-e slots. They're cards that I've used before without an issue.

I am trying to use the motherboard with an FX-6100 CPU and 16Gb (4x4Gb) of Corsair Vengeance 1866Mhz memory.

Having looked on this post, can I assume that the problem I'm having is that there's no FX-6100 support prior to the 0813 ROM for the BIOS? As this is a new build effectively, how can I update the BIOS to 0813 without having a bootable system? I'm guessing the answer is that I cant, and that I'll need to buy a cheap CPU that is supported by the BIOS so that I can install it just to flash to 0813, then swap back in my FX-6100 CPU? mad.gif

Any guidance appreciated - this has been a real pain trying to diagnose a dead system, especially as none of the motherboard error lights are staying on (the CPU one flashes red briefly at power-up).

Thanks,
Andrew.
post #8 of 12
Where did you buy the mobo? If you got it from a hole-in-the wall store then you may have gotten one with the original v405 bios. But anything from new egg amazon tigerdirect, would have the 705 bios and would take your 6100 just fine.
 
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Hard DriveHard DrivePowerCase
Crutial M4 64GB 2 x 1TB HDDs Rocketfish 900watt Lian Li PC-K57W 
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Creative Titanium HD Ultrasone Pro 550 
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Hard DriveHard DrivePowerCase
Crutial M4 64GB 2 x 1TB HDDs Rocketfish 900watt Lian Li PC-K57W 
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Creative Titanium HD Ultrasone Pro 550 
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post #9 of 12
ftp://ftp.asus.com.tw/pub/ASUS/mb/SocketAM3+/SABERTOOTH_990FX/SABERTOOTH-990FX-ASUS-0901.zip

just a heads up the new bios is out and fixes portal2 and a few other games that were not working on steam
post #10 of 12
Hi ocmi_teddy,

I got the mobo from Dabs in the UK - it shipped with the 0405 BIOS so I ended up buying a cheap Sempron 145 processor to get the system up and running (which worked) so I could flash the BIOS to 0813. Did this, refitted my FX-6100 and the system now works - kinda....

New issue:

The system restarts randomly, usually when put under (light) load. It looks as if it'll run for a fairly long time without restarting without me using the system, but random things seem to trigger it (e.g. last time it was watching a You Tube video of some guy's Sabertooth mobo).

The system runs more stable with my older graphics card (nVidia 7900 GS) than it did with my newer one (still quite a weak card though; Sapphire ATI Radeon HD 4850 Ultimate [passively cooled ]) but I still get some restarts. Interestingly, I've unchecked the "restart" option so was expecting BSODs, but it made no difference.

I've also noticed that my Event Viewer list isnt looking so hot neither:

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My PSU is a Nesteq NA-5201 (ASM 520W), could it be that it doesnt have enough juice? Might explain why using an older, less power-hungry graphics card stabilised the system. I've also heard that disabling a lot of the power options in the BIOS/Win7 might get around the issue.

Incidentally, now that the PC is actually booting up I'm running Windows 7 64-bit. My system is as follows:

Nesteq NA-5201 (ASM 520W) PSU
Asus Sabertooth 990FX
AMD FX-6100 CPU with stock HSF
16Gb (4x4Gb) Corsair Vengeance 1866Mhz memory (BIOS is auto-detecting this at 1333Mhz for some reason?!?)
nVidia 7900 GS 512Mb GFX
2 x Samsung HD103UI 1Tb F1 SATA hard disk drives (not currently in RAID, although that was the vision, to mirror them)
Samsung DVD-RW of some sort (dont think it's important but can find exact model if needed)

And thats literally the whole shooting match, I've got nothing else in my rig. It's all sitting inside a Coolermaster Mystique 631S case. I cant see anything there that should be causing the issue. The mobo/CPU/mem are brand new, the two hard drives, PSU and DVD-RW have been working fine for ages under a Windows XP 32-bit regime.

Any advice appreciated!

Thanks,
Andrew.
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