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You may be right I have filed tickets with ASUS and XFX, detailing everything a few days back. I don't think the pigeon made it to them yet tho j/k as I have only got one email back from XFX asking what drivers I was using !!! sorry to say but DUH I havn't seen any video yet !!! Plus I detailed how it works elsewhere. Ohh well I am getting testy. Sorry everyone, just really extra sucks for me cause the card was 640 dollars (only vendor willing to ship to Canada). Paid 80 shipping, then the Canadian boarder dinged my another cool 100$... But I said hey that's ok it's cutting edge!!! Now I'm bleeding on the floor, cut to close to my wallet.

It's the motherboard! You've already proven that the video card WORKS in a few different motherboards. Get it?
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So one would hope that someone out there knows how to make the motherboard work. What better place to go than overclock.net ? So I do get it, just can't actually believe that it isn't something I have done. Was also hoping for some closure (someone else out there dealing with the same issues) perhaps even with some headway (ie. heard back from ASUS / XFX about this compatibility issue, even an ETA for the next BIOS revision etc.) ........

Dunno .......... Also knowing how much I spent to get this thing here, perhaps someone out there could actually say something really insightful concerning the issue. Like "bios update is expected to fix this compatibility issue in the next 10xx bios revision coming out ... "

So I think it is something that I "don't get", you "don't get" and frankly no one else does ... *crying*axesmiley.png

Not bugged these things happen, I know... But 9 years ago I wasted a year with a new AGP MSI card while I was the only one really beta testing... In the end I could only use the video card with hardware decoding disabled. Defeating the purpose.

SO a good thing to know is if anyone else knows anything ! ...
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UPDATE : working with Gen 2 setting, better than nothing !! ...


smile.gif Screw TV I have something else to do smile.gif thanks everyone...


Next problem anyone know how to get gen 3 ?
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UPDATE : working with Gen 2 setting, better than nothing !! ...
smile.gif Screw TV I have something else to do smile.gif thanks everyone...
Next problem anyone know how to get gen 3 ?

Doesn't this confirm that yer board is not 100% kosher?
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Yes, and to be honest I can't even say for sure if it isn't the graphics preventing the gen 3. All other systems I checked with were gen 2 I think. So now, I don't know where to check.
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Yes, and to be honest I can't even say for sure if it isn't the graphics preventing the gen 3. All other systems I checked with were gen 2 I think. So now, I don't know where to check.

Your board has a plx switch to switch between the modes. Apparently it isn't working so good.
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OK, do you know if this is common then ? How can I say for sure that it isn't interfaced incorrectly in the BIOS requiring a revision. Or is there a setting in the BIOS that I can experiment with ?

Since I have confirmed all lanes work with the card as long as it's set as gen 2. Clearly an issue with the board then ? I trust you but how can we get a more solid confirmation ?

Thanks for your time you guys clearly get the exposure many of us would like to have ? devil.gif
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It's not impossible for the pcie 3.0 issue to be the video card, I just haven't ever come across one yet.

Video cards are dumb devices, they just work at the max rate they can. You have to tape the pcie connector off to manually run it at a lower spec. The odds that it is a switch not functioning properly is much higher imo.


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In this review, we test the impact of running the ATI Radeon HD 5870 graphics accelerator on PCI-Express slots that are electrically PCI-Express 2.0 x8, x4, and x1. This is done by covering the data-paths using thin, insulating adhesive tape, which turns off those data-paths (lanes), while still keeping the device functional.


Electrical tape lol.

Btw, on a whim I googled no post on your board and got a few hits. Your not the only one with boot issues on this board.

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/303345-30-sabertooth-vga_led-light-post-issue

http://www.overclock.net/t/1222907/finding-bios-version-on-x79-sabertooth/0_40#post_16596221

http://www.overclock.net/t/1191644/call-for-help-with-new-sabertooth-x79-build/0_40
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Alright well seems that is the best and only way to proceed. Kinda a joke if you ask me, the only reason I didn't go for the ROG board was because this one had a 5 year warranty somehow implying quality !? anyway
Edited by futiless - 3/2/12 at 3:20pm
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WRONG : new Sabertooth x79 board in the system had to pay full price.... !!! Same thing have to force GEN 2 !!!! Also the new board only can see half of the memory channels claiming the others are "abnormal" !!!!

Now I am really confused !!!! and more money wasted, time and energy.... If you are reading this thread avoid this combo it's not working yet !!!
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