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Recognized it straight out of the box. I decided to use the stock cooler instead of my true and was wondering the correct procedure to install the hsf. I just pushed it on straight and plugged it in. Should I have twisted it to smear the stock paste or have done anything else?

Nope sounds right so how are you liking the sabertooth ? I See it getting rave reviews on new egg . Seriously considering pushing the button on one next week . I like that it has no legacy PCI slots and that thermal armor looks cool . I gotta get me one of these ! LOL
post #42 of 115
i still think the mohterboard should run the xeon at stock voltages, .......am i not right?

the sabertooth 77 , it has 5 yrs warranty and has military approved hardware, you don,t see that every day.., .......i like the extra thermal sensors they advertise, should be able to keep a better eye on your hardware temps,,,,,......after looking at the newegg video, i came to the conclusion that you are getting a lot for $229.,.....personally, i hate to go above $150, but if you have the $, why not.......going to keep my z68 asrock extreme 3 gen 3......just don,t see a whole lot difference between the z68 vs z77,,,,otherwise i might pul the trigger on a z77
Edited by ronss - 6/28/12 at 1:16am
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i still think the mohterboard should run the xeon at stock voltages, .......am i not right?
the sabertooth 77 , it has 5 yrs warranty and has military approved hardware, you don,t see that every day.., .......i like the extra thermal sensors they advertise, should be able to keep a better eye on your hardware temps,,,,,......after looking at the newegg video, i came to the conclusion that you are getting a lot for $229.,.....personally, i hate to go above $150, but if you have the $, why not.......going to keep my z68 asrock extreme 3 gen 3......just don,t see a whole lot difference between the z68 vs z77,,,,otherwise i might pul the trigger on a z77
Why not pull the trigger on a z77 ? I like the native usb 3 alot better then those lousey add in chips . I am still on the fence on the sabertooth myself . This gigabyte seems to have a mind of its own , one day is fast as hell , next boot it slows to a craw when set to auto in the power phase managenent . its definatly a tweakers board allowing you to control all the power phases of the board . I wish they would just a general choice of either power saving or proformance . Anyway I will probaly just sell the gigabyte and get a sabertooth next week
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Poimandres how goes the sabertooth ? was hoping for a detailed feedback , so how about it ? biggrin.gif
post #45 of 115
Had issues with the stock intel and fan and newegg wouldn't send just a had so I had to send the whole CPU back. I actually upgraded to a 1245 v2 so after I get it in I will let you know how it goes.
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Had issues with the stock intel and fan and newegg wouldn't send just a had so I had to send the whole CPU back. I actually upgraded to a 1245 v2 so after I get it in I will let you know how it goes.
so you upgraded to a xeon with intergrated graphics ? ? worriedsmiley.gif I gotta wonder why ? Might as well as went with a 3770 K then not much point of even having a xeon and my interest in the xeon was with the ones with out graphics . because of the lower watts of the cpu and I would have no use for intel graphics . Remember any of the xeons that have the "5" at the end has graphics so not real sure how much of a upgrade you realy got .
post #47 of 115
Well it was a slight upgrade. I am not interested in overclocking either and do not have the time to put into the system anymore tinkering with it ensuring that this and that is stable. I was really interested to see how the lucid functions but you may be right why not send the new CPU back and just spend another 60 dollars and get the 3770? It will bump me up another 100 MHz however the unlocked processor will make me want to overclock. Plus I could take a drive to micro center and pick one up today and while I am at it I might as well return the sabertooth get hit withe the restocking fee and order the formula as it will be out soon. What are the other virtualization options that I will lose when going to the 3770k and what is vpro?
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Well it was a slight upgrade. I am not interested in overclocking either and do not have the time to put into the system anymore tinkering with it ensuring that this and that is stable. I was really interested to see how the lucid functions but you may be right why not send the new CPU back and just spend another 60 dollars and get the 3770? It will bump me up another 100 MHz however the unlocked processor will make me want to overclock. Plus I could take a drive to micro center and pick one up today and while I am at it I might as well return the sabertooth get hit withe the restocking fee and order the formula as it will be out soon. What are the other virtualization options that I will lose when going to the 3770k and what is vpro?
not real sure about V Pro but I found this on intels site
http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/architecture-and-technology/vpro/vpro-technology-general.html

looks like some kind of server benifit , so I dought a desktop config would have much use for it . Seeing that you want intergrated graphics the 3770 would be worth more down the road if you ever decided to sell it as many would look at a xeon and just pass it by . I can say I seen benchmarks of a xeon keeping up with a 3770 chech out this , it is a artical on amds fx 4170 but look at the charts ,

http://www.ocaholic.ch/xoops/html/modules/smartsection/item.php?itemid=773&page=6
their is a xeon in the mix .
If it were me I would just hang on to the sabertooth , hard to justify the extra money for another board IMO . and maybe just keep the xeon, your call smile.gif
post #49 of 115
I actually picked up a 3770k from micro center in NJ on my way to the shore. If anyone is interested in the 1245v2 pm me as I will take a loss on it instead of shipping it back to the egg. I paid 284.99 with free shipping and will sell it for 250 with free shipping in the continental US buyer to pay PayPal fees. It is brand new boxed and sealed and I will have it on Tuesday.
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I actually picked up a 3770k from micro center in NJ on my way to the shore. If anyone is interested in the 1245v2 pm me as I will take a loss on it instead of shipping it back to the egg. I paid 284.99 with free shipping and will sell it for 255 with free shipping in the continental US buyer to pay PayPal fees. It is brand new boxed and sealed and I will have it on Tuesday.
well I understand and at the same time am kinda disipointed , was hoping to hear all about how the xeon run on the sabertooth . I am now inclined to believe that no special bios is needed to support a xeon as I down graded my bios for some troubel shooting . and flashing to a older f -8 bios seemed to fix some issues and prove that no special bios is needed so I will be ordering a sabertooth thursday , we will see how that goes .smile.gif
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