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Originally Posted by 7tronic View Post

Hey all,
I'm having an intermittent issue with my sabertooth Z77 failing to start. What happens is when I press the power button the PC attempts to start-I can hear the fans spin up, then it shuts down immediately. When this problem occurs, it happens the first and second time I press the power button-but the PC starts as usual and runs fine the third time I press it. This might happen once out of every 15 start-ups.
The other day it shut down completely for no reason while gaming, this has only happened once. It re-started fine.
So far, I have hecked the chassis switch with a multimeter for continuity a few times and it seems ok. Ran intel burn test on the CPU-i2500k-it passed OK, it idles at 27 deg C average, the max temp gaming is 58 deg C. Case temps seem normal-I have ever only gotten a few high temp warnings for PCI-E-1 bus on the thermal radar-upping the intake case fans (Silverstone FT02) resolved this.
I don't think this is to do with my PSU, and both 7970's are performing excellently without any issues since I installed 12.7 beta drivers. I'm running the 'auto-overclock' in the BIOS which is at 4.4GHz-I still haven't had time to have a proper play about with it..redface.gif
Has anyone had similar issues, or any ideas as to what the problem is?
I'm running the 1206 rev. BIOS-is it worth updating?
Thanks in advance.
G.
I think this most likely cause by OC. You're using auto OC, so the settings usually not optimized. Try reset to default & see whether the behaviour persist. If it still persist, you might need to RMA motherboard. I don't think PSU because if there is short somewhere you shouldn't be able to power ON your computer ever.
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Originally Posted by cladinshadows85 View Post

Hey just seeing if anyone is using the Sabertooth Z77 in CM HAF X case with watercooling. I'm using the XSPC RX360 rad mounted at the top of the case and using fans in push config I'm finding the left most fan is in the way of the MOSFIT casing. I've modded the fan so the ATX 8 pin power can fit in but the fan blades keep hitting the MOSFIT casing. Should I have no fan there and what about the top 200mm fans, is their enough static pressure to pull air through the rad? Or should i grind away the casing so the fan blades don't hit it? I haven't yet tested the cpu at full load, but at idle CPU is around 25C. Any help would be greatly appreciated
Radiator fan(s) should work as push (or push/pull config), not pull in my opinion. In pull setup, the performance will be less than push.
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So I recently sold my Gigabyte 670 Windforce 2GB GPU and got myself a Zotac GTX 670 4GB which has a 680 pcb and cooler. I am glad i did it for various reasons and one of the reasons is that now I believe I am using my Sabertooth Z77 to its full extend.

 

I had installed my soundcard to the top PCI input and therefor I could have never installed the turbo fan that came with motherboard. The reason I did so was that my Gigabytre 670 had a non reference cooling with 3 fans and If i had installed my soundcard to the middle PCI input, than the soundcard would have blocked 1 or 2 fans on the GPU which would result in poor cooling.

 

Now that I have a blower fan GPU, i could easily install my soundcard right below the GPU, which allowed me to install the turbo fan on the motherboard. Also the reason that I did not install the soundcard to the bottom input was because I will SLI my setup in the future. 

 

And to my suprise I realized that I installed the rear turbo fan in the opposite direction, and I had to dismount my h80 fans to correct it.

 

While at it I also installed the covers for unused Rams, PCI slots etc...

 

Believe it or not after doing so my CPU temp is lower, and I should also thank the reference design GPU for that since it is not dumping hot air into the case like the Gigabyte 670.

 

Now my question is, when I get a 2nd Zotac 670 GTX, would the soundcard in the middle of both GPUs cause a problem?

post #2093 of 6915
Does anyone have any photos of their board without heatsinks on?
post #2094 of 6915
hi guy i just got another gtx 670 sc 4gb card and ran 3dmark11

And my over all score is low

http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/4091718

Thats with my i5-3570k at 4.5 and my cards at stock i shoould be getting in the high 14 to 15s with my set up.

so I wanted to know if some one on here had 2 670 and what score there getting.

here my rig kind off pissed



Had i did find a web site that was benchmarking some z77 boards and the sabertooth was one of the lowest in the list.

Is this board a low end board mybe thats why my score is low.
post #2095 of 6915
Just updated to the latest BIOS to see if it solved my sleep problem (it did not*) and my network card stopped working. Deleting it in device manager and reinstalling it sorted it but that was a bit odd.

* there seem to be a few people having issues with power restarts etc. albeit different issues but it makes me wonder if there is a problem with this board in this area
post #2096 of 6915
Finally have this board running after waiting since June to build the Loop
Using Bios 1504 and has been flawless so far.
All drives recognized
All memory recognized
No complaints here.
Boot to win with this board is considerably faster than Old Croasshair iv with my Vertex4
post #2097 of 6915
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Originally Posted by Blatsz32 View Post


4.6 overclock with great temps. BCLK at 103.0 played BF3 for 2hours no prob highest temp was core 2&3 at 72

what offset are you using or did you use manual cpu voltage ???
also what is your cooling system for the cpu ???


i did a similar OC but at 1.350v on the cpu stable for 2 hours on prime and did 50 paseson Intel burn test with no errors i think you could lower your cpu voltage a little bit if using manual cpu voltage but great temps mine were similar using antec 920 kuhler


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post #2098 of 6915
Can someone do me a favour and next time you have your
rig on for a while can you please just feel the protective
"armor" on the z77 sabertooth and can you please let me know
if it gets hot (around 80 to 85*F) i know you won't get the exact
temp but i just need to know if it gets hot or not.
plan on using paint that goes clear/transparent when it
the surface area reaches above 85*F or so.
thanks everyone.
and thanks again for the RAM info everyone ..much
appreciated.
post #2099 of 6915
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Originally Posted by LuckyNumber13 View Post

Can someone do me a favour and next time you have your
rig on for a while can you please just feel the protective
"armor" on the z77 sabertooth and can you please let me know
if it gets hot (around 80 to 85*F) i know you won't get the exact
temp but i just need to know if it gets hot or not.
plan on using paint that goes clear/transparent when it
the surface area reaches above 85*F or so.
thanks everyone.
and thanks again for the RAM info everyone ..much
appreciated.

hey , been running for about two hours. Gameplay..

Armor is cool to the touch everywhere except the top right. Just beside the memory. Maybe 25-30 C. It's warm , definitely not hot , imagine a decent paint job would be quite happy on it.

Hope that helps a bit.. Get a few more reports biggrin.gif
post #2100 of 6915
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Originally Posted by LuckyNumber13 View Post

Can someone do me a favour and next time you have your
rig on for a while can you please just feel the protective
"armor" on the z77 sabertooth and can you please let me know
if it gets hot (around 80 to 85*F) i know you won't get the exact
temp but i just need to know if it gets hot or not.
plan on using paint that goes clear/transparent when it
the surface area reaches above 85*F or so.
thanks everyone.
and thanks again for the RAM info everyone ..much
appreciated.
I just did some bench marking and stability testing been on 5hours..top right is warmer than the rest of the board.. my ambient is 72f and the Armor feels cool to the touch. maybe 4 or 5 degrees warmer on right corner.. I dont have a temp gun sorry.. but definetly not 80 or 90 degrees
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