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post #2521 of 6919
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Originally Posted by Hanoverfist View Post

You should probably update your BIOS to 1504. There is a fix in new BIOS for 680 hanging on boot. It is quite easy to do if you have a USB stick. Download the 1504 BIOS from asus site. Extract the file to the root of your usb drive. Rename the file Z77ST.CAP WITH ONLY POWER TO THE BOARD SUPPLIED WITHOUT BOOTING THE SYSTEM.. follow usb flashback method in the manual page 2-43.

i tried this too and stays with the VGA RED LED =/// redface.gif

thanks bro
post #2522 of 6919
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Originally Posted by pbebeto View Post

yes i did this when anything appears on the monitor , i took the hdmi cable and connected on the onboard hdmi and stays equal . =/
thanks very much the attention

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Originally Posted by pbebeto View Post

i tried this too and stays with the VGA RED LED =/// redface.gif
thanks bro
RMA
post #2523 of 6919
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Originally Posted by Hanoverfist View Post

RMA

i send to the store and today they are going to test to give me a position . thanks bro
post #2524 of 6919
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Originally Posted by Bacchus84 View Post

As I mentioned yesterday I wanted to update my BIOS.
Today I've completed putting the system together.
I downloaded the 1504 BIOS version, renamed the cap file to Z77ST.CAP, transferred it to my USB 3.0 stick (corsair flash voyager GT 16GB), then inserted it into the proper USB port on the rear I/O panel, pressed the BIOS button, waited till it stopped blinking, removed the USB and booted up...
But.. it still reads BIOS version 1015 on the main screen frown.gif
The BIOS LED blinked for about 1 or 2 mins. then turned into a stable light and the corsair USB stick has its own LED which blinked occasionally during the BIOS LED blinking so it definitly got read from.. according to the manual if the BIOS LED turns into a stable light after blinking for 5 secs. (mine blinked quite a bit longer) it indicates the flashback doesn't work properly due to improper USB connection (stick is seated properly), BIOS file name error (file is named correctly), or an incompatible BIOS file format (still the same ol' .CAP file I downloaded from the ASUS website). also the .CAP file is the only file present on the stick. + the only USB stick I have that's still alive is the corsair one I bought a couple months ago so I can't try another one.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
T.I.A.
Edit: tried extracting the .CAP file straight to the USB stick and then renaming it : same result.
Don't know if this is relevant but I have not yet installed windows, simply put everything together, checked to see if the system would POST and if the board recognized all the connected hardware, left all options on default, turned the system off and started the BIOS update.
The manual mentions the USB flashback at the end of chapter 2 which explains the LED behaviour and once more in the AI suite chapters. Do I need to install windows + the AI software first to get this function to work?

Was the usb stick formatted as Fat32? That was an issue I ran into. Mine was NTFS.


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Originally Posted by kb58 View Post

Thermal Radar Fan Bug?
Before and after building my system I've been doing a lot of reading - but haven't seen this bug mentioned.
Set the system up and it's running great, and to quiet the fans a bit more I loaded Asus's Ai Suite so I could use Thermal Radar. It's an awesome tool but appears to have introduced an annoying problem. Randomly, the fan LEDs (and I suspect, the fans themselves) turn off. It's never for very long, like maybe half a second. Nothing seems to induce it to happen, it "just does."
Also, sometime later after installing it and setting up custom fan speeds, I noticed that one fan speed was listed in red, denoting that it was dangerously slow. Went in and checked its graph, and just as I clicked on one of the curve's data points, its speed magically returned to normal.
Anyone else seen this? I've seen a few posts saying that their Ai Suite is buggy, but haven't seen mention of a bug that causes the fans to randomly turn off. The worst case would be to walk out of the room only to have it turn off all the fans... that would be very very bad. Since cooling air is the lifeblood of our PCs, I can't risk killing my 3770K processor due to buggy code - a shame, as it could be a great app.
I don't think it's a hardware problem because if I uninstall Thermal Radar the fans then work fine...

I noticed that my fans would throw up a low rpm thing here and there as well, but I never noticed LEDs turning off because this build doesn't have any. Might be worth sending an email to them, or do what I did and get a NZXT Sentry Mesh controller for $24. (amazon or newegg) To add, I never noticed the rpms slowing either. It seemed like it was just buggy software.


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Over the last couple of weeks I've read through this entire thread, but haven't come across the following.
I started out thinking that I wanted an SSD for programs, and two harddrives for user stuff configured as RAID 1 (mirrored.) Unfortunately it didn't seem possible to run both the SSD and both harddrives on SATA III (6 Gb/sec.) Eventually I gave up on using RAID and instead plan to use Window's scheduled backup to save my stuff from one harddrive to the other.
Up until yesterday I had the system set up as follows, which lets all my stuff run at 6 Gb/sec:
Intel SATA III
- SSD
- CD drive
ASMedia SATA III
- Harddrive 1
- Harddrive 2
Yesterday I spent hours moving files over from my old PC to this new one, most via the network, and it went fine. Later I was transferring more files over and ran into the following. I had a 6 GB file on one of the harddrives and was shuffling files around, and at one point copied it, with the intent of renaming it. It got 5 GB through the tranfer and then locked up the entire PC hard - nothing worked, mouse, CTRL-ALT-DEL, nothing. I had to hard-reset the machine, noting the warning that "windows didn't shut down correctly." I deleted the partial copy tried again - same exact thing happened again. Just for fun I tried it a third time - same thing.
The ASMedia drivers on the web are June 2012 so I have the latest, so that's not it. Since I figure no one's going to know what's causing this, I decided to go around the problem this way:
Intel SATA III
- SSD
- Harddrive 1
Intel SATA II
- Harddrive 2
ASMedia SATA III
- CD drive (we'll see if it plays nice with this port)
The thinking is that since the scheduled backup works in the background, the slower speed of the backup drive won't be an issue. I'm just posting this as an FYI in case you run into the same thing.

So wait, you setup a raid 1 in windows with 1 drive on Sata III and the other on Sata II ? I think that would create some issues.

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Originally Posted by Bacchus84 View Post

Btw, is there any stuff in the software package you guys would recommend not installing?
I don't plan on using any of the ASmedia SATA and USB features for example, will I run into problems by not installing those drivers?
I'm also wondering if I should install the Intel Rapid Storage Tech driver, I plan on keeping my drives in AHCI mode and the only benefit the driver seems to offer for that mode is Native Command Queuing but I'm unable to determine if the WD caviar black HDD supports that function.. one site says it does, the other says it doesn't doh.gif

You have to install the ASmedia sata and usb drivers if you intend on using those ports. I would install the RST over the default microsoft ones. They bumped up my write speeds on my Sata 6.0 Samsung 830 256 ssd quite a bit.
Edited by MotherFo - 9/6/12 at 11:01am
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post #2525 of 6919
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Originally Posted by pbebeto View Post

i want some help, i bought the sabertooth but wont boot. i put everything right ( psu , memory , vga ) and nothing appears at the video.
On the motherboard everytime you start the VGA RED LED appears, just them.
the cpu and memory led never appears just for a moment and then VGA RED LED comes.
does anybody know whats is this problem???
ps : i already tested a other memory kit and the same happening .
sorry my english iam from brazil ehehehe thanks
my pc : 2 x 4gb gskill sniper 1600mhz / i5 3570k / corsair ax 850w / msi gtx 680 lightning / 1tb sata 3 seagate / ssd 120 and 60 agility 3 ocz / ssd vertex 3 ocz /

Check my previous posts.
Try removing your video card and use the onboard video, then put your 2 ram sticks in the slots B1 and B2 and see if it boots, if so, then update the bios and problem solved, you can go back to A2, B2 for dual-channel configuration.
Remember that by using bios flashback, the bios update won't be applied until your computer can boot.
Edited by Augusto - 9/6/12 at 1:46pm
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post #2526 of 6919
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Originally Posted by Augusto View Post

Check my previous posts.
Try removing your video card and use the onboard video, then put your 2 ram sticks in the slots B1 and B2 and see if it boots, if so, then update the bios and problem solved, you can go back to A2, B2 for dual-channel configuration.
Remember that by using bios flashback, the bios update won't be applied until your computer can boot.

hey bro i already did this too =/ and nothing happening =/// thanks the attention
post #2527 of 6919
try thermal radar software for sabertooth. you can control fan speeds of all fans connected to the sabertooth by temprature-fanspeed graph that you optimize. when it gets hotter inside the case fans work faster, and work slower when gets colder.
post #2528 of 6919
Firstly i'll start with my specs:

Sabertooth z77 Intel i5 3570k Corsair TX650 PSU Radeon HD 6870 Corsair Obsidian 650d Corsair Vengeance 1866mhz RAM Corsair H80 Watercooling

Problem: I managed to put it all together last night but couldn't start it up what-so-ever, the only light that was showing was a small green LED on the mobo. I eventually gave up for the night after a lot of head scratching and moving cables around. Then this morning i decided to remove anything connecting to my mobo which was my mouse, keyboard, graphics card and ethernet cable. For some reason after removing all this it started up, all the fans began to spin, more lights came on and the watercooling began to function but without having any input to the pc i couldn't find a way to fix the problem. I moved my gpu around into different slots, tried a completely different gpu and even tried using the onboard graphics all to no avail.

I'd appreciate any advice or solutions.

TL;DR new pc won't start with anything plugged into mobo
post #2529 of 6919
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Originally Posted by Camay View Post

Firstly i'll start with my specs:
Sabertooth z77 Intel i5 3570k Corsair TX650 PSU Radeon HD 6870 Corsair Obsidian 650d Corsair Vengeance 1866mhz RAM Corsair H80 Watercooling
Problem: I managed to put it all together last night but couldn't start it up what-so-ever, the only light that was showing was a small green LED on the mobo. I eventually gave up for the night after a lot of head scratching and moving cables around. Then this morning i decided to remove anything connecting to my mobo which was my mouse, keyboard, graphics card and ethernet cable. For some reason after removing all this it started up, all the fans began to spin, more lights came on and the watercooling began to function but without having any input to the pc i couldn't find a way to fix the problem. I moved my gpu around into different slots, tried a completely different gpu and even tried using the onboard graphics all to no avail.
I'd appreciate any advice or solutions.
TL;DR new pc won't start with anything plugged into mobo
You may need to update your BIOS. If you have a usb stick follow the directions for usb flashback method. This is a blind flash and no need for any video display. If you need assistance just ask.. page 2-43 in manual. BIOS 1504 is what you should download.
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Thanks, i'll give it a try.
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