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Motherboards:

ASUS Sabertooth 990FX

ASUS Sabertooth 990FX R2

ASUS Sabertooth 990FX/GEN 3 R2


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* If it portains to your motherboard, overclock, system in general, or a question about a previous post or a question about the motherboard in general its ok, but just to make a point this thread isnt where you tell everybody what your dog had for lunch today:D

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https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?key=0AuRCaZr2OwCTdFhCTFQ4WUxhd2pRbjJPSklaeURiZXc&output=html&widget=true

Important notes:
There is a clear sticker over the south bridge heat sync that may be unseen but its there be sure to remove it as it holds in heat!!!

Windows 8 drivers for Sabertooth R1:

JMicron Controller Driver:
ftp://driver.jmicron.com.tw/SATA_Controller/Windows/JMB36X_WinDrv_R1.17.65_WHQL.zip

ASmedia USB 3 Driver:
https://www.box.com/s/vnb9zxaip364nnb6qlcq

Cooks Info On ECC vs non ECC ram:
http://www.overclock.net/amd-motherboards/1035333-official-asus-sabertooth-990fx-owners-club-100.html#post15370182

ASUS Drivers, utilities and docks can be downloaded here:http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/AMD_AM3Plus/SABERTOOTH_990FX/#download

The first AMD motherboard... to enable SLI on an AMD chip-set...
Thanks to the easy to understand UEFI Bios, the easy to spot problem lights, the mem ok button, the built in thermal sensors and user controllable 6 fan headers, this board is not only expensive, its great for overclocking!! All these features flow perfectly together and thanks to the ease of this bord (and a little help from OCN member bradford1040) I went from a beginner overclocker to an intermediate overclocker almost literally over nite!!
I have never been one to get too impressed by a motherboard in the past however I'm willing to comfortably say I'm impressed, dollar for dollar this was an excellent purchase that i believe I'll be satisfied with for a good long time, if you feel the same way and own this board join the club, we would be glad to have you.


http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=1965113

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I installed my Sabertooth today using all the same components in my sig. The new BIOS is nice but I'm not used to it so I haven't tried overclocking yet. I noticed the Hard disk score in Windows experience index went from 7.3 to 7.6 since I installed this board.

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I installed my Sabertooth today using all the same components in my sig. The new BIOS is nice but I'm not used to it so I haven't tried overclocking yet. I noticed the Hard disk score in Windows experience index went from 7.3 to 7.6 since I installed this board.

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in the bios there is a feature in the overclocking section of the advanced bios that will scan and apply an automatic overclock... from there you should be able to raise to 4ghz+ without even touching the voltage... adding you to members list:)
 

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nice to see a few people joining so soon:)
 

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do me a fav. after you get up and running tell me how well over the CH:IV it does, and also what hold down is that? does not look like a h70?
I will when I get my case back and put back together. I am going to be running the 955 BE, the only thing that will be diffrent from my CH-IV will be the memory, I have 4 gig's in my CH-IV, my Sabertooth will have 8 gig's, I screwed up yesterday when I bought what I thought was 2 sticks of ram, (wrong!) I bought 1 stick of 4 gig's so I had to go buy another 4 gig stick today.
That cooler mount is the XIGMATEK Crossbow Ack Ati775 Mounting Kit for AMD, I did have to find some longer screws (3x25mm) for it though to fit the A-70 cooler, the ones in the kit were too short.
 

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I liked that video, I felt as if I made the right choice now, I was thinking I jumped the gun but other than the LAN and 4 way sli the TUF is about the same as ROG in terms of potential OC'ing and in fact mite even be better as far as longevity
thats the way I see it, but I dont understand why the back of my saber box says nvidia quad gpu sli on it
 

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dual gpu cards
must be, im also wondering how tey could get that rog 4 way addon for sli to fit in a chasis, the mounting brackets for the pcie cards wouldnt line up
 

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So the Sabertooth has been deactivated at Newegg......something we should be concerned about?
not to my knowledge ... maybe newegg was just losing money on them and has to crunch some numbers or something... they where offering overnite shiping on them for dirt cheap
either that or nvidia/ati/asus could be having a fight over why the saber currently doesnt support sli at release without a workarround... i dunno
 
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