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So i upgraded from a 660 Ti to a 980 Ti and i started having this issue where i would get massive frame hitches / stutters after a few hours of play.

I did everything from reinstalling drivers to swapping out hardware.

I replaced my motherboard with an identical motherboard from another computer * x79 sabertooth*
I replaced the memory
I replaced the PSU from a pc power and cooling 750 watt to a 1050 watt snow silent
I replaced the video card itself, i sent back my 980 Ti EVGA card for an MSI lighting LE 980 Ti
I swapped out hard drives , i installed windows 10 on a intel 730 ssd raid 0 array from my original windows 7 hdd partition
I disabled things like my sound card
I unparked my cores
I tried every version of the nvidia driver i could get up to the initial release of the 980 Ti
I tried to force pci-3 gen 3 even though nvinspector and cpu-z told me the card was already running in pci-e 3.0
I disabled all the software running in my background and even tried on a fresh install of windows 10 on a new hard drive raid array with new memory and nothing extra installed
I disabled my network incase it was someone outside screwing with me

My computer is basically completely different from when i started this venture.

http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?36459-Rampage-IV-PCIE-3-0-GFX&p=302879&viewfull=1#post302879

This post hints at my issue.

NOW, i have a 4930k, not a v3, What the **** do i do ? Is there ANY chipset i can switch to get the hell away from x79 ? Or am i just going to have to return the card and pay restock and go with an AMD card? I'm assuming i can't put a 4930k in socket 2011 v3, sooooooooooo what the hell am i doing about this ?

I know for certain its an incompatibility because again i switched to identical boards so the only hardware between where i started and where i am now thats the same is the CPU, which ran flawless until i got the 980 Ti.

What are my options here. Is there an x79 chipset that for sure does not screw up with the 980 Ti ?

Also when i sent back my first card and went back to my 660 ti everything worked again.

DO NOT REPLY WITH A GENERIC RESPONSE, I HAVE BEEN DOING THIS FOR 4 WEEKS I LITERALLY TRIED EVERYTHING.

I need to know if theres anyone out there running an x79 motherboard with the 980 Ti and not having this issue, which board is it ill order it tonight? OR is anyone running socket 2011 * not v3* and not having an issue with this card? Tell me, i'm done , its basically a new computer at this point.

the only saving grace to having the raid array + windows 10 is that when the driver starts to fail it actually resets within 10 minutes or so, where as before i could take up to 40 minutes for windows to recover and stop stuttering.

I'd also like to note that this issue actually FRIED the memory controller on my other sabertooth to where it doesn't accept certain memory DIMM configurations anymore, even though my current motherboard will recognize a full 32 gigs, the other motherboard where i initially had this issue is completely cooked, it won't take my new memory or my old memory in any standard configuration... ad random it will either notice some of the memory or all of it or half of it or 5 sticks out of 6 etc. And yes i ran memtest, i ran a 24 hour memtest on both my new memory and my old memory.

So this is time sensitive also, i'm afraid the GPU is going to bake my memory controller on my current mobo. Tell me if you have a configuration with x79 that works, tell me if you have a socket 2011 chipset outside of x79 that works. The asus sabertooth is literally self destructing with this card in it.

TO ANYONE WITH AN ASUS SABERTOOTH x79 AND A 980 Ti READING THIS FROM A SEARCH RESULT IN THE FUTURE, THE CARD WILL NOT WORK, THE STUTTER WILL NOT GO AWAY, AND IT WILL POTENTIALLY PERMANENTLY DAMAGE YOUR HARDWARE.
Edited by Sporx - 2/7/16 at 5:37pm