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Asus Sabertooth z77 not what I expected and getting started help

post #1 of 7
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Hi just got my Sabertooth z77 yesterday, I am not much of an overclocker but wanted to start, my previous board was an asus P877-m and I thought the sabertooth would be a step up in performance, but out the box the p877-m boots about 100 times faster than the sabertooth(I am not kidding, on the p877-m the windows7 logo didnt fully load before it was in windows, with the sabertooth, not only does the logo fully load but it sits and glows at me for a very long time), is this to be expected! kind of feeling like I just wasted a whole lot of money

So far my troubleshooting steps, have been to;
reinstall from scratch window7
Install core Temp and CPU-z to check core temps etc(all look of ranging between20c to 30c on idle)

My Rig consists of

Sabertooth Z77
I5 3750k
OCZ SSD
16GB of Corsair vengance performance memory
NZXT 650w PSU

I have the HD plugged into the brown SATA6G_1 port

Any help on sorting this would be much appreciated

Pimptovimto!
post #2 of 7
Do you only have a SSD? Most Asus bios arent the fastest for boot.. You can try Windows 8 which boots faster especially with z77 and SSD.
post #3 of 7
Did you disable anything unusued in Bios ? Like extra sata controllers, maybe ancient com/LPT ports. Also make sure the cpu and ram are working at their correct speeds.
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Thread Starter 
Wow thanks for the quick replies.

Yes I only have an SSD however all that is on it currently is base install of windows + the motherboard software that came with sabertooth.

The BIOS is untouched from unboxing. according to CPUz the CPU is opertating at 3.4 which is the unclocked speed of the 3750k cant find anything to give mem memory frequencies but I "assume" they are ok given everything was fine running from the P8z77-m

I am looking at a you tube video on how to overclock, I can follow the steps but as to what changing the voltage does and why I dont know, can anyone elighten me there.

Thanks

Pump
post #5 of 7
same here, running on an asus crosshair v formula, and damn... thing boots up really slow... was much better with my m4a89gtd
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post #6 of 7
Did you carry over the OS from the previous board?

My boot is very fast, logo does not come together at all.
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post #7 of 7
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Grunion I am so jealous of you! I am going to update the bios, if that doesn't fix it I am going to open a ticket with asus and see what they say.

Oh and yes and it would not boot at all so did a fresh format and reinstall
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