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I've searched for this a bit but haven't found a detailed answer and the installation guide was horrible...
For the second assist fan, the one that only requires three screws, how have people been able to tuck the wire underneath the thermal armor? I tried every orientation for the fan I could think of and couldn't get it to fit. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

I personally could not get the wire to tuck underneath at all, so it just have it connected over on top. It looks fine as the cord is not too long. Even funnier, it actually shows that the second assist fan should be connected with four long screws, but there are only three screw holes.
 
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Hi, Just got things together today and when I fire it up - the CPU LED is RED and I get a continuous beep. Dreading what this may mean after finally getting things together. Power LED is Green.
Sabertooth Z77
Core i7 3770
Corsair HX850W PSU
GSkill 1600 RAM
Noctua C14
everything else unplugged right now. After unplugging things, the beep goes away but CPU LED still red. Afraid to leave it on for more than 5 seconds.
Also unplugged all my case headers except for power switch.

Any Help? Freaking me out. Been 4-5 years since my last build, this is my 3rd build.

Thanks
post #783 of 6918
Just bought this board, and also first time builder.
Any pointers when assembling new desktop with this this board ?
post #784 of 6918
Just got a GTX 670 for my Sabertooth and when I check GPUZ if it's running on PCI-E 3.0 it shows that its running at PCI-E X16 V1.1
Is that normal, or do I have to enable somehting in the Bios?

Thanks.

Edit, never mind I figured it out.
When the graphic card is in power saving mode, it goes to PCIE 1.1, but when I am gaming it goes back to 3.0.
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Edited by id_mew - 5/29/12 at 7:20pm
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So should I set the vcore manually or set it to offset? And what % of LLC? A guide I am reading advises 50%.
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Dear All,

I've got my eyes on this board since it came out in April and I'd love to build my new rig around it.

However, my lovely wife bought me 2 Inno3d's GTX 670 iChill HerculesZ 3000 for SLI last night

http://www.hardwareheaven.com/reviews/1499/pg1/inno3d-ichill-gtx-670-herculez-3000-graphics-card-review-introduction.html

Since both of them are 3 fans non-ref design and takes up 3 slots each... I've got a few concerns on my setup

1) Would I be able to fit my 2 GPUs on the 2 16x PCI-E express slots? or I have to resort to 8x slots? I want the PCIE3 boost

2) Also since I've read about the heat concern on the top card.. therefore I'd like to have at least some space in between the cards..

3) On case selection... originally I've had the Corsair 650D in mind...
but now I think its better to have a strong side panel intake for the GPUs... I'm currently looking at the CM Storm Troppers
Is there any better recommendations?

4) Side question... how much Watts I need for PSU? (My CPU will be 3570k with H100)


Just wanted to know if my favourite mobo sabertooth z77 can facilitate my needs or if there'r other recommendations?


Apols for having so much questions in one go.. but I'd like to have my build ready by this weekend... I'm having next week off..

Thanks in advance
post #787 of 6918
Hey gang, so been reading the posts since my last post ..I'm going to try and tackle everything in one post. If I forget something just message me.

1)X3Nia, what exactly is the stability issue? Is it going down to x8? The manual states that if both slots are used it downs it's self to x8 on both slots. there shouldn't be any performance issue at all. At of the ivdeocard threads that address the x8vsx16 issue say that there isn't any difference that is noticeable. there isn't anything in the bios that will change it to x16.

2)Xantrill, you can also change it manually. If you change the memory ratio to either 100:100 or 100:133 you can set it to 1600 without having to use the XMP. Doing that you can keep your intended memory speed and timings and mess around with the ratio. Bump it up to 43 or 44. If you have a good chip you may be able to run at those frequencys on stock voltage. Currently I did the auto OC, it set my RAM to it's intended timings, OCed my 1866mhz by 20%, and set my BCLK to 103.0/ratio 42. My CPU is clocked at 4325.76 ( something like that). I raised my ratio to 44 and now I'm clocked at 4532.78. Voltage off set + 0.050.
LLC at 50% max voltage 1.26... stable. temps at 65-70 load and idle at 25-38. It's hot here in Michigan at the moment so ambient temps are high.

3) K now, the assist fans I do belive are both shaped the same. They are square with one corner on a slant so that there is no mistaking which way to put the fan in. Now this doesn't mean that everyone got the same kind of fans but the ones I got there was no mistaking how they went into the slot. And they only used 3 screws. On assist fan 2, by the PCI slots you tuck the wires in SouthBridge side..there should be space. Assist fan one, the Northbridge side, you need to do this wierd looping. It's hard to describe. It's not really hidden its just nicely looped. looks very clean and neat.

4) Slygamer, are you trying to OC the RAM? Y are you changing the voltages. Set your MOBO to XMP, it'll set it's correct timings and voltages. If you feel like doing it manually set it to it's recomended voltages. the raising of voltage during usage is normal.http://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/Memory-Tweak/Mem-TweakIt.shtml. Try that to really analyze your memory and see what it's limitations are. You'll be able to OC your RAM in the windows enviroment.

5) Omni, whats your goal? 5? Just because someone else go it to 5 doesn't mean all chips will do it. My old AMD FX-8150, everyone said 5 was an easy OC. Tell you what, I couldn't hit 5 with acceptable temps while it was under a custoom water loop. I stayed at 4.8...Try bumping the LLC to Extreme and disableing the option that lowers voltage and clock ..I can't remember what its called. Apologies.

6) djchapm, check you CPU and the cpu craddle on the mobo, ar the pins bent? Have you taken off the plastic on the cpu cooler. When the computer is posting it goes through the motions of checking all your components, CPU being first. If you are gettting the beep right at the start you have a cpu issue, which think you already know. If you have an old compatible CPU test the socket to rule that out..if you don't: When I had mobo issues on my last build ( had to return a mobo 6 times) I had the store check the mobo before I took it home. i had to take my CPU with me so they could rule out the CPU. Ya I had to return the mobo 6 times but 3 of those times I was at the store already and they checked it out there b4 I went home.
7) zOVerlord..try manual if you don't like how high your voltage goes onlad with your overclock..ie: had 42 voltage hit 1.38..no need to go that high on low OC, I set it to offset

8) I have a CM Storm Trooper, sharp case I love it with good wireing job you'll have good temps. Witht he heat issue..I'm not sure what to tell you. I'm battleing that issue as we speak. Under heavy gaming My cards reach 80+ under auto fan setting. wehhn I manually change fans to run at 50-60% I stay at normal range. If you can do something to lvl out the to card and cut down on the wieght droop you'll be fine.
Edited by Blatsz32 - 5/29/12 at 8:08pm
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@toyopl - Just put mine together today. I think I have a bad board or CPU... but 2 things I would've done differently - install those armor fans before putting on your CPU Cooler (that is if you're cooling w/ air). And then based on my issue - I think I would power it up with the CPU and RAM installed only (no video, HDDs, any cards etc, don't even need monitor) to make sure no error lights come on. Because if they do you'll end up taking all of it back off to test things one at a time. And maybe one other thing - get into the BIOS before you update it for the first time. in going through instructions it makes it sound like you should do the flash bios first - now I wonder if that is contributing to my issue. Maybe not that logical but I'm hosed right now and wish I would've tried it out before updating anything just to make sure I had a solid starting point or not.
post #789 of 6918
@Blatsz32 - Thanks for response. Checked the cradle, pins look good as far as I can tell. Yea I took plastic off my noctua. The sound did start immediately on powering - After I unplugged everything I don't get the beep anymore, not sure where the sound was coming from or why it went away. I also tried an alternate power supply and still getting red light.

There's nothing special to dropping in the CPU right? Just make sure the arrow corner is good and the two notches and gently drop it in right? Then when the retainer comes down it pretty much smashes the hell out of it
post #790 of 6918
Hi guys,

I'm new here. I'm a proud owner of a sabertooth z77 as well. I just have a couple of questions, if you don't mind.

1). Has anybody tried (and succeeded) in installing a CM V6GT cooler upright? I tried but it was hitting the upper armor, so I had to install it sideways.

2). How should the 2 assist fans be installed for optimum efficiency? I installed the middle one as an intake, while the upper one as an exhaust. I'm just worried that since I installed my V6GT sideways, the air from the cooler is directly feeding into the intake middle fan.


System is working fine.. my normal temperatures are about 28-32*C....


Thanks! More power to you.
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