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PinkSlippers 05-20-2015 05:33 PM

Welcome to the x99 Sabertooth Owners Thread:



Information:

Powerful TUF X99 motherboard compatible with all NVM Express storage options with built-in USB 3.1 for extreme toughness.
  • Ultra-fast 10Gb/s USB 3.1 built in to the board
  • Patent Pending OC Socket – Drive CPU and DDR4 performance beyond all expectations!
  • TUF Detective – system information at your fingertips
  • Thermal Armor - Total airflow-boosting heat dissipation
  • TUF Fortifier - Damage Protection and Improved Cooling
  • Thermal Radar 2 - Customized Fan Tuning, Complete System Cooling
  • TUF Components [TUF 10K Ti-Caps, TUF Chokes & MOSFETs; Certified by Military-standard]


Support:

Official ASUS Site: http://www.asus.com/us/Motherboards/SABERTOOTH_X99/HelpDesk_Download/

Official ASUS CPU Support List: http://www.asus.com/us/Motherboards/SABERTOOTH_X99/HelpDesk_CPU/

Official Manual (English): Download Here


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It seems this motherboard is becoming quite popular, and I recently picked one up for myself. So without further adieu, let's start sharing our experiences/questions here.

yoyo711 05-20-2015 09:53 PM

Finally !!!!! thumb.gif

Clockster 05-21-2015 06:52 AM

I was about to pull the trigger on one of these and then I got given an ASRock Fatal1ty X99X Killer board this morning (Free of course) lol

Chimera1970 05-21-2015 09:43 AM

I just installed mine yesterday and have had a hell of a time.

1. After installing Windows 7 PRO, then SP1, I installed the drivers CD, rebooted, and Windows wouldn't load up any USB drivers. I had to resort to doing a Windows restore to get it back to booting properly.

2. Did a Windows update (almost 1GB worth LOL), went through the install, rebooted, Windows wouldn't load up either, just a black screen with a blinking line on the left side of the screen. Had to resort to doing another system restore and that worked...again.

I think that the problem has something to do with USB drivers as the first problem that I had, it booted into Windows but not a single USB item worked. No mouse, no keyboard, no printer, no external drive. So I think that Windows 7 doesn't like to play well with the USB drivers that are on the CD and that get updated during Windows update.

I'm not going to do any more updates and wait until Windows 10 comes out in July. The last time I had these many problems, I was trying to install Windows Millenium :-) and that was a while back...like 15 or so years ago!

Another thing, I have an Arctic Freezer i30 CO on my CPU (i5820k) and at one point, the temp shot up to 104. It's been hovering around the mid 80s to low 90s recently. I might have to re-seat the cooler and see if that helps any. Surely the Arctic Freezer would make it cooler than that...?

Wenty 05-21-2015 04:49 PM

Ok there's a jumper for more voltage for the CPU for overclocking but there are two. Do both get switched over or just one?

Looks like the top one bottom is CMOS. rolleyes.gif

PinkSlippers 05-21-2015 11:22 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Chimera1970 View Post

I just installed mine yesterday and have had a hell of a time.

1. After installing Windows 7 PRO, then SP1, I installed the drivers CD, rebooted, and Windows wouldn't load up any USB drivers. I had to resort to doing a Windows restore to get it back to booting properly.

2. Did a Windows update (almost 1GB worth LOL), went through the install, rebooted, Windows wouldn't load up either, just a black screen with a blinking line on the left side of the screen. Had to resort to doing another system restore and that worked...again.

I think that the problem has something to do with USB drivers as the first problem that I had, it booted into Windows but not a single USB item worked. No mouse, no keyboard, no printer, no external drive. So I think that Windows 7 doesn't like to play well with the USB drivers that are on the CD and that get updated during Windows update.

I'm not going to do any more updates and wait until Windows 10 comes out in July. The last time I had these many problems, I was trying to install Windows Millenium :-) and that was a while back...like 15 or so years ago!

Another thing, I have an Arctic Freezer i30 CO on my CPU (i5820k) and at one point, the temp shot up to 104. It's been hovering around the mid 80s to low 90s recently. I might have to re-seat the cooler and see if that helps any. Surely the Arctic Freezer would make it cooler than that...?

I'm on a fully patched Windows 7 without any USB issues. Also, I'm running BIOS 0216. Worth mentioning I didn't install any of the drivers from the included CD. I downloaded the latest from their site.

Cutbait 05-23-2015 12:59 AM

Windows 7 with sp1 installed fine on my build Chimera1970, sorry to hear of your issues. I did an update to bios 1702 before install.

I completed my build about a month ago and could not be happier with my decision to go with the X99 Sabertooth. No compatibility problems with components and all hardware is working as it should. The Asus UEFI bios has been sufficient and offers up all the system control I have needed so far. No overclocking presets in ezmode tried nor have I installed any of the software from Asus suite.

Board has bounced back well from any overclocking errors I have made, and benchmark numbers have compared very well with the top of the line boards.
I have not had much time yet to push the board really hard yet as I have been very busy. But it seems I have a decent enough 5820k that I was easily able to quickly manually dial in a stable 4.5 overclock on the Sabertooth with only adjustments @ 1.24 volts and 1.87 input. 2666 XMP used on the 125 strap just fine. 2 hours Realbench and 4 hours AIDA64 stable
I was able to get the 2800 XMP memory profile 1 hour Realbench stable with the proc running 4.581.

Seems my chip requires a bit of a voltage jump to get 4.625 stable. Using the 125 strap with my Corsair XMP 2667 profile applied required 1.315 volts to the CPU to get 2 hours Realbench and AIDA64 stable. I have been using the x264 HD Benchmark thingy to confirm stability after my 2 hour Realbench and AIADA64 testing bash is complete. BSOD AT 1.315 volts during the x264 HD Benchmark run. Messed around yesterday with the SA and cache voltage with no luck. Just needed a bit more juice. 1.32 vcore applied and x264 HD Benchmark completes just fine.
I did notice my chip is a bit finicky with the SA Voltage. Less is better in my case it seems, as the chip is happiest with 1.0 volts on the SA.

I do like to use that x264 HD Benchmark app to confirm stability

2666 memory on the 125 strap @4.625
CPU voltage at 1.32
CPU Cache voltage 1.21
CPU System Agent voltage 1.0
CPU Input 1.94

rest on auto

Upgraded here from a 7 year old P45 UD3P DDR 2 Gigabyte board with a Q9650. Needless to say I am blown away by the speed. I should have some time to test things out this weekend after yard work is done!

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Dave6531 05-24-2015 07:44 PM

So those of you with this board what kind of overclocks are you getting with this. And would you recommend it for 5930k?

yoyo711 05-24-2015 09:37 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dave6531 View Post

So those of you with this board what kind of overclocks are you getting with this. And would you recommend it for 5930k?

Yap ASUS SABERTOOTH X99 Board is very stable thumb.gif

Wenty 05-25-2015 08:40 PM

5960X is dialed in at 4.2 with Kingston DDR4 16GB 3000 O.C. thumb.gif Love this board runs great. smile.gif


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