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I need help. So I got the Z170 Sabertooth Mark 1 today and I plan on using 32 Gb of Gskill Ripjaw 4 3000MHz ddr4 ram. I've been seeing people say this board can only support up to 2400MHz but if you go on Asus.com and check out the QVL list for this board, my exact ram is listed. So will it work? Someone please give me some good news.


You answered your own question.
If your ram is on the QVL, it will work.

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Hmm I see mixed feelings on the appearance. Lets take a trip down memory lane for Sabertooth boards...

990FX


X58


P67 (my baby!)


Z77


X79


Z87


Z97 Mark 1


Z97 Mark 2


Z97 Mark S


X99


Z170

All-in-all I feel Z170 is the best looking Sabertooth board yet, followed closely by Z97 and Z87.

p67 > x79(green paint covered up for both) > z97 mark s (without the stupid armor) wink.gif so progressively worse imho.
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The "thermal armor" on these boards is such a gimmick.
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Am I the only one who hates these type of boards? Seems every manufacturer is making boards with armor and silly plastic IO covers, the styling just seems childish to me. 
Seems to be a minority who think so, but yes, all these Lamborghini-like angles on things and LEDs and "cool" names like Stealth Ultra Toxic Strix Fatal1ty Deathadder are kind of cringey.
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Am I the only one who hates these type of boards? Seems every manufacturer is making boards with armor and silly plastic IO covers, the styling just seems childish to me. 

This is what a motherboard should look like, clean, simple, no frills.



This.

I have its little brother too.



Notice,heat sink that are not blocks of alu and therefore better.

I would like the Sabertooth more if they simplified it a little and ditch the prosthetic limb colour
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That is a sexy mobo indeed.
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Am I the only one who hates these type of boards? Seems every manufacturer is making boards with armor and silly plastic IO covers, the styling just seems childish to me. 

This is what a motherboard should look like, clean, simple, no frills.
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I do like the tuf armor and io cover, but nothing to fancy. First sabertooths were simple yet revolutionary at the same time, and featured awesome tech and features. Now its just design fest. mad.gif
post #38 of 58
Just got the board 5 days ago, and I love it (went from Maximus VI). One issue though. When I try to install

" Intel(R) Management Engine Interface V11.0.0.1172 for Windows 7 32bit & 64bit / 8.1 64bit / 10 64bit.(WHQL) "

everytime, I get a fail during installation.

I am running Windows 10. The

" Intel(R) Chipset Software Installation Utility V10.1.1.13 for Windows 7 32bit & 64bit / 8.1 64bit / 10 64bit.(WHQL) "

installed without any problems.

I am pretty sure that having the MEI is important but no matter what I have tried, it just fails.

I have read that there is a problem when trying to install this with the HomeCloud app installed, but I don't have the HomeCloud app installed:

https://www.asus.com/us/support/FAQ/1013129/

Any advice?
Edited by mystiky - 7/29/16 at 5:25am
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Am I the only one who hates these type of boards? Seems every manufacturer is making boards with armor and silly plastic IO covers, the styling just seems childish to me. 

This is what a motherboard should look like, clean, simple, no frills.



You and me both brother.
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Intel Management Engine drivers are all kinds of screwy on Windows 10. On Arcane I can't install them at all without rendering my system unbootable. On Inquirentium I get the same issue as you, and on Fukurou it gives blue screens.

None of these systems had issues with it in W7.

Just avoid until Intel fixes their stuff. Your system will work fine without it.
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