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BSOD After using ASUS Sabertooth 990FX MOBO OC Utility.

Q: BSOD After using ASUS Sabertooth 990FX MOBO OC Utility.

Hello all, I am new to OC. I just wanted to see what my system could do. The motherboard has a built in OC utility in BIOS. The motherboard has three settings you can click on, Energy Efficient, Normal, and OCBurner(or something of that nature). I have Open Hardware Monitor always running. My temps never go higher than 45 C. The BSOD/Lock Up is sporadic. Sometimes during gameplay, and other times just idling. Any ideas?

Here is my rig if this helps.

AMD FX-6100FX Black Edition, normal clock is 3.31Ghz, using the OC utility its 4.14Ghz

Asus Sabertooth 990FX MOBO

DDR3 PC10700 4x4 16GB Kingston RAM

Asus 660ti DirectCU II 2GB GFX

Corsair GT 240GB SSD - OS, Games.

Hitachi 1TB SATA - Storage, approximately 95% empty.
Please assist in this matter, I am pretty good at building PCs and troubleshooting, however, I am new to OC. Thanks in advance!

Preferred Solution: BSOD After using ASUS Sabertooth 990FX MOBO OC Utility.

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A: BSOD After using ASUS Sabertooth 990FX MOBO OC Utility.

From a BSOD perspective, I can say that Overclocking makes the computer unstable. If it BSODs with overclocking and stable without it, I would go with stable.

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Hi all...
Need help, this is my first build since 2000 and pc keeps halting
It halts at different spots(I.e at startup, opening IE, checking Devices, checking events, etc)
PC includes:
Asus Sabertooth 990fx r2.0 BIOS level 2301(latest)
AMD fx-9590 (not OC)
Ultra Case with 7fans
WD 1T blue HDD
XFX Radeon R7 240 Video Card - 2GB DDR3, PCI-Express 3.0 (x8), AMD CrossFire - R7-240A-CLH4
Patriot Viper xtreme 8gb ddr3 1600MHZ pc3-12800 CL11 PX38G1600C11
Ultra PSU 750
Corsair H60

Attempted to install win8.1 pro and after the 50th time (pc kept halting) I finally got installed
Attempted to install all the drivers, and after numerous attempts(pc kept halting) got them all installed.
Let the pc sit for awhile with no one using it...pc halted after about 12mins...
Ran the memtest and no errors...
ran the CPU stress test, on idle 31c at 100% max out at 52c, but only ran for 6.5 hrs as it halted..
ran the Video test and no errors...
ran WD test all clean...
formatted HD and intalled win7...same issue pc halts


A:Asus Sabertooth 990fx r2.0

What exactly do you mean by halting? I need a more in depth description in order to help you.

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Hi all, Maybe one of you guys can help me out here are my specs: (its a new build btw) Asus Sabertooth 990FX R2.0 MB (latest bios) AMD FX-9590 CPU Corsair TX850 PSU XFX R7 250 Core Edition Passive GPU Kingston KHX 1600C9D3K4/8GX 1.65V (4 x 2 GB) RAM Samsung 840 EVO 120GB SSD Intel 40GB SSD Cpu, vrm and nb are all costum watercooled with a XSPC RX480 rad. Temps Idle cpu = 25c to 28c at full load p95 its 52c my vrm idles at around 24c to 28c at p95 its 53c nb stays pretty much at 33c to 35c. So cooling should be good enough. System = default setting no OC. Whenever I turn on my pc cold boot) it boots fine NO error led warnings nor error sound warnings I enter w7 desktop and 2 to 3 sec later it reboots after that I can use my pc without issues. Now im also using dual boot on a seperate ssd with Linux Ubuntu 12.04 LTS the same happens when im at the desktop as with w7...it reboots. So looking at windows event viewer is kind of mute now since it happens with ubuntu as well (and I erased the w7 ssd) I have no clue what is going on...this is what I have done so far: Removed the w7 ssd and just use my ubuntu ssd no change... Reinstalled W7 and nothing changed... Reinstalled Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and nothing changed... Used Memtest for 7 hours and nothing changed...(no errors). I did a CMOS reset no change... Updated my BIOS to the latest succesfully but no change... I chose to use D.O.C.P. in order to let my ram run at its native speed (9-9-9-27) no change... Ive removed 2 out of 4 ram mo... Read more

A:Asus Sabertooth 990FX R2.0 boots twice....

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Back in early 2012, I took upon myself to build a gaming computer to fit my needs, if my memory is correct Windows 7 was the main operating system. Well years have past and I've be desperately trying to resolve issues with USB dropouts. I keep telling myself I'll make this work I will fix this, but seeing how many years have past now and I haven't been able to even slightly resolve the issues with Windows 10 and Windows 8.1.
I've also been trying to resolve an issue that happens within all the Operating systems from 7 to 10. I'll go ahead and talk about the main issue first, that would be slow refresh rates within explorer.exe and icons. I even wrote some scripts to try and fix little issue.
But nothing seemed to work, Here's the scripts I wrote.

Waynes Icon Cache Resizer


' HasVersionInfo: Yes
' Companyname: Wayne Fry
' Productname: Registry Icon Cache Resizer
' Filedescription: Registry Icon Cache Resizer Implemented For Direct Injection Of 32 bit DWORD Value.
' Trademarks: Registry Icon Cache Resizer
' Originalname: Registry Icon Cache Resizer
' Productversion: 2. 2. 1. 0
' Fileversion: 2. 2. 1. 0
' Internalname: Registry Icon Cache Resizer
' AdministratorManifest: No
' Created by: Wayne

If WScript.Arguments.Count = 0 Then
Set objShell = CreateObject("Shell.Application")
objShell.ShellExecute "wscript.exe", Chr(34) & WScript.ScriptFullName & Chr(34) & " Run"... Read more

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I am building a workstation pc designed primarily for audio editing. Anyone have any suggestions for a reasonably priced graphics card compatible with the Asus SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 ATX AM3+ motherboard?

A:Graphics Card for Asus SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 ATX AM3+

If you are doing audio editing, you dont really need a graphics card. Do you game? What is your price range? Make sure you have a dedicated audio card also.

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TSG SysInfo log:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD FX(tm)-8350 Eight-Core Processor, AMD64 Family 21 Model 2 Stepping 0
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 3994 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 7900 Series, -1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 1907626 MB, Free - 929115 MB;
Antivirus: AVG AntiVirus Free Edition 2013, Updated and Enabled

First time posting, so ill apologize in advance for any errors.

I had an issue a while ago with my mobo not posting. It would post once in a blue moon, and that would be it. I RMAed it, got a new one and rebuilt about a week ago. worked fine until recently, but now im having the issue again but a little different. Before, the gfx LED would light up and no post. Now, the CPU led will light up SOMETIMES. Other times the Ram LED will light up, and sometimes no LED will light up at all and it wont post. I havent tested for anything yet because the problem is so similar to what happened last time.

Another important note is that when it eventually DOES post, I can restart it with no problems.

Another note would also be that once im booted into Windows, there arent any performance issues.

If i posted this incorrectly or in the wrong place, correct me and it wont happen again.

A:Asus Sabertooth 990fx r2.0 WONT POST

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(I'm not sure I put this in the correct category - feel free to move it!)

I Just realized that my two and a half year old gamer computer did not have its three chassis fans connected... Now they are, and the sound change is quite... notable!

I have AI Suite II, but I can only find fan speed monitor, not control. Is there anyway I can control these fan speeds?

A:Control fan speeds ASUS Sabertooth 990FX Windows 10

Yes, page 3-24 of the motherboard manual. Enable QFan chassis control. This allows the mb to control the fan speed in relation to load.

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My Motherboard reads the RAM lower than the speed it is suppose to go, when I have installed G-Skill Sniper 8GB 2x4GB 1600 Mhz. But when I manually choose it too 1600Mhz it wont boot. Also my EVGA GTX 660 SC 2GB's FPS has been dropping from like 100 - 30 in some Source games like GMOD. I have never overclocked my computer since my CPU fan can't handle the heat.

A:My Asus Sabertooth 990fx reading RAM wrong and Video card issues.

I have similar issues with an AMD rig I have (I would get BSOD), I don't think certain AMD CPU's like ram at that speed, in the end I just set it to 1333 and was done with it.

I am useless with AMD though, hopefully some AMD pro's will come on and tell you what you need to do.

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I was wondering if anyone has used this model of ram with the amd sabertooth 990fx r2.0? Seen lots of people using it on the intel boards and g.skill website says its compatible with those but there is no mention of amd version. Just wanted to see if it would run 2400 before I buy it. Thanks


A:RAM for Sabertooth 990fx

veilreaper said:

I was wondering if anyone has used this model of ram with the amd sabertooth 990fx r2.0? Seen lots of people using it on the intel boards and g.skill website says its compatible with those but there is no mention of amd version. Just wanted to see if it would run 2400 before I buy it. Thanks

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231666Click to expand...

Generally speaking G.Skill ram is very flexible and compatible with AMD and Intel systems alike in all fields that I have come across. I have not yet run into one set of ram that would not work on anything I put it into.

Now as for the 2400 ram, that would be more up to the CPU working with that frequency than anything else. But the motherboard should support it according the ram supported list.

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I am building a new pc and it will have the latest amd graphics card installed. 7990 (or 7970 depending if price drops on 25th)

Two questions:

Is this motherboard Gen3? I can't figure it out: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sabertooth-...d=1378118031&sr=1-1&keywords=sabertooth+990fx
I wonder because I also see this one for more money but it has declared its self gen3: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sabertooth-...69&sr=1-1&keywords=sabertooth+990fx+gen3+r2.0

Should I be investing in the PCI-E Generation 3.0? I plan to have the pc for around 5 years, but if something magical happens on the 25th when AMD release new gpu's, and I go for one, will they require gen3?

A:Sabertooth 990FX - Gen 3 or no?

According to the Asus website it's only PCI-E 2.0.

If you're planning to keep your CPU/mobo for 5 years then yes, you should definitely invest in PCI-E 3.0. At the moment PCI-E 2.0 x16 won't bottleneck a top-end GPU but in 5 years that will change.

Also I think you should go with Intel (4670K or 4770K) if you really want to future proof it.

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Hello. Yesterday, I noticed that my PC was under performing, heating a bit more than before. I opened the case, and saw a lot of dust in the case. I cleaned it, but now my PC won't turn on. CPU led is red, and stays lit when turned on. No other led is flashing. I had a similar problem, when CPU led was red, I took CPU out blew on the socket, then put it back in and it worked. Tried that now - didn't work. I check other similar threads on this forum, but I can't find the answer. Any advice on what I can do? I tried to reset CMOS, but that didn't work. All the power should be alright. I don't know wheres the problem.
My specs:
CPU: AMD FX-8350
GPU: Gigabyte Windforce 760 2gb ddr5
RAM: Hyper X 8gb stick, don't know exact model.
PSU: Cooler Master G550M
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo
UPDATE: Took out GPU now when I turn on the PC only VGA CARD led stays lit.
UPDATE 2: Put the GPU back in after taking out battery, CPU led is back up, VGA not anymore. By the way, can't see anything in the monitor.

A:sabertooth 990fx r2.0 cpu led red

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as above says is this possible

A:Install windows 8 on sabertooth 990fx R1

Yes.......why not.....or should I maybe say why?

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So I bought a new motherboard, RAM, and SSD. Here are my components:
ASUS Sabertooth 990FX R2.0
Phenom II 955 X 4
XFX GTX+ 9800
G.SKILL DDR-1866 PC3-14900 8GB X 2 CL 10-11-10-30
Windows XP SP3

Computer randomly crashing while playing D3 RoS.

I have all the latest driver for the video card and Im pretty sure I have all the correct motherboard drivers installed.

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Hi guys,

Basically I'm making some let's play YT vids and I have a Roccat Kave 5.1 SS headset. I can't get any volume that's acceptable on the mic unless it's at 30 decibels, but that's just feedback heaven.

I used to use the same mic as Tobuscus the Yt'er but still I got feedback at 30 decicels.

I'll list what I've already tried..

- Turning the Decibels (Making mic recording output louder but creates unnecessary feedback)
- Recording externally in a different software like Audacity and trying to turn it up (Annoying feedback because of decibels)
- Checked for driver updates etc.
- Same difference in both stereo/5.1 headsets.
- CLEAN install of windows!

Does anyone have any ideas?

The only solution I can think of is a sound card. But how will that guarantee it will work?


EDIT: And on my sound mixer my headphones are controlled by the overall speakers. Even when I turn the sound down via my head set the sound on the system follows which shouldn't happen.

A:Sabertooth 990FX onboard Microphone..

Hmm, and I've stumped the forum.

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hello, having a bit of a problem, i have g skill sniper 1866 9-10-9-28 ram

when i go into the BIOS it only allows me to go up to 1600, but the manual and board clearly says itll work with 1866

anybody know if im going to have to overclock? the site doesnt say i should need to.

any help would be appreciated

specs in sig

A:Sabertooth 990FX wont let me set ram to 1866

I had the same issue with my Sabertooth; the RAM I'm using sold as 1866MHz as well, but was downclocked by the mobo. Had to manually set the RAM timings and everything worked fine after.

Did you do that already? (Just make sure you set the right ones, it might be confusing if you never did it before, there can be a lot of timings available to change)

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ok i need help understanding this i installed asus sabertooth 990fx with a 6100 amd fx processor and when i turned the pc on nothing no display then i found out i need to get the newest version of the bios how would i be able to do this i went to asus and downloaded the new bios updated but im not sure what to do next

A:SABERTOOTH 990FX and no video display after installation

what are you running
video card brand and model
power supply

if you need to flash the bios to recognize the cpu

you will need to use a cpu it does recognize to be able to flash the new bios

then install your new cpu

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So I just bought this off a guy who claimed that the power supply had went in his computer and that everything else worked fine. The CPU is an FX 9370 I do believe and the motherboard is the sabertooth 990fx. I went out and bought a 850w PSU to test it out and it will not boot. Sometimes I can get it to say "Over clocking failed hit f1" but then it crashes instantly and won't allow me to enter the bios. But %90 of the time it'll just flash from the splash screen to a black screen with a white "_" in the top left back to the splash screen then it crashes. I've tried new ram sticks also and that doesn't seem to be the issue. I don't know if it means anything but the green light is always on when the psu is plugged in and when I boot the computer the CPU and memory lights flash for a few seconds. Any help would be insanely helpful as I really need a computer and I really shouldn't have trusted this guy. I managed to get a screen shot of what happened one time and a took a video the other.


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I just built a new computer
AMD FX 3.1 8core
Asus Sabertooth 990fx
16gb Corsair DDR31600
2 WD Caviar Black 1tb
2 OCZ Vertex 2 60gb - Raid 0
Thermaltake 1200w modular PSU
Antek 300 Black

I put all this together and plugged my 2 SSDs into SATA 1 and 2 and left the 2 tb drives unconnected for the moment. I loaded up windows 7 ultimate X64 on a flashdrive and went into the bios. Set drives to RAID and driver to legacy, (I dont really understand how to set up the other UEFI raid controller). On boot I pressed ctrl-f and set up raid 0, 64 bit stream and fast. Set my 2 drives to yes and named it SSD120 then cleaned the MBR with ctrl-y, and let it use the max size.
I booted into windows 7 install and set up the drivers, selected my 120gb drive and away it went. 5 minutes later everything was copied over and 6 minutes after that I was booting into Windows 7.
I decided too late I wanted to run server 2008 and use hyper V to set up a few other machines and a domain in my home. So not really caring I just nuked my computer right away. I swapped the windows 7 flash drive for my server 2008 flash drive. Formatted the SSDs and recreated the raid. Again it states they are functional and the bios recognizes them. When I boot into the server 2008 install and load the windows 7 raid drivers I cannot see any drives whatsoever. Even if I go back to the windows 7 install. Do I need to pull the drives out and reformat them with a sata-usb cord or what? I am at the end of where I can t... Read more

A:Raid 0 2x ssd Sabertooth 990fx Server 2008 install (no drives found)

Make sure the raid drivers are on the USB drives, most of the time even in the new operating systems, RAID still requires driver disks to be able to install on them.

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the board is great and i wouldn't think twice about buying it except for the fact that it seem like the pci would be lost if you go sli does anyone know if this is true or not?

A:Asus Sabertooth loses PCI with SLI?

For the ASUS Sabertooth X58 LGA 1366 if your using Dual Slot GPU's this is true because the PCI slot is covered up my the bottem GPU, If your using Single Slot GPU's you will be fine. For the ASUS Sabertooth 990FX AM3+ you can use both Single Or Dual Slot GPU's and still be able the use the PCI slot.

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I've been trying to figure out my constant crashes on Windows 8 since freshly installing the other day. I've updated firmware and drivers for everything I can think of and still can't get it to run smoothly. Windows 7 was not an issue at all. The majority of my crashes are due to "DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE" on hal.dll or ntoskrnl.exe. Crashes seem to happen at ~30min intervals and are much less likely if I am using the computer.

Last night, I re-installed Win8 freshly and the minidumps since then are included. All drivers are currently through Windows and Windows Update.

Some info on my system that may help:
Motherboard - Asus P67 Sabertooth
CPU - Intel i5 2500k
RAM - Patriot 2x8GB PC3-12800 1600MHZ (brand new)
Hard Drives - 2x OCZ Agility 3 SSD (Raid 0)
- Seagate 1TB SATA III
- Hitachi 3TB USB3 External
Video - 2xGigabyte nVidia 560ti (SLI)

Any help would be greatly appreciated! I would like to stick with Win8 (crash-free).

Oh yeah, happy new year!


Please provide this information so we can provide a complete analysis: https://www.eightforums.com/bsod-cra...tructions.html

At work we run diagnostics on every system that we take in for repair (before we even start working on it). At a minimum, please run the free diagnostics here: Initial Hardware Diagnostics. For more in-depth diagnostics, please run those listed here: Hardware Diagnostics

We've seen a number of BSOD issues with SSD's. Here's the information that I've compiled so far:

There's not a whole bunch available to test SSD's. The "easiest" test is to remove the SSD, install a platter-based hard drive, install Windows and test for stability that way.

Here's some suggestions:
- Update the SSD's firmware to the latest available version (VERY IMPORTANT!!!)
- Update the motherboard controllers drivers to the latest available version from the controller manufacturer (NOT the mobo manufacturer unless you can't find any on the controller manufacturer's website)
- Slow the memory (RAM) down to the next slower speed (I've only seen one person who claimed that this worked for them).
- Use any manufacturer's utilities that you may have. If you don't have any, then try this free one (I haven't used it myself): Crystal Dew World
- Update chipset and storage controller drivers to the latest available from the manufacturer of the device (not the manufacturer of the motherboard). Be sure to update A... Read more

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well im tired and i must be missing somthing but i dont see any place to plug the ribbon cable in theres also these pci e cables on the hx power pack that have no spaces that i can see to plug in to ( i forget were they go ) but yea im gussing the ribbon cable has been phased out and iv missed that part ? help lol note typing this from my pda

A:z87 mobo sabertooth , ribbon cable - dvd drive

Most modern motherboards no longer feature legacy connectors such as PATA. You have a couple of choices here. Either use a SATA/PATA bi-directional adapter (probably the cheapest option, but not guaranteed to work correctly), or replace the drive with one that comes with the SATA interface (recommended)

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Sabertooth X58 motherboard-

When I install the latest sound driver for my motherboard from Asus, the sound quality deteriorates, and the recording has a loud fuzzy ghosting sound in the background.

Anyone else experience this problem?

A:Asus Sabertooth X58 sound driver

Have you tried the latest directly from Realtek,

Latest Realtek HD Audio Driver Version

which is only a few days old?

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Im getting a sabertooth z77 motherboard & want to know is my corsair 620 watt psu compatible ?

A:Solved: Asus sabertooth z77 motherboard

I am not sure there is a "comparability chart" for motherboards and PSUs. When getting PSU you should consider total power consumption of your projected devices, maybe leave few watts for future add-ons and make sure it will fit in your case.

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I see listed: Intel Z87 Chipset

Which sounds like a given.

How do I know if it will support the latest internal ssd's? As far as supporting an external -UB3 is all we need to know, right?

A:Asus Sabertooth Z87 board - support ssd?

Sorry for the DP - should have edited above...

Well I found it, nothing too thrilling.

This is for the OS, and was actually hoping for something in the 5oog range, going down to 240 if I must.

The SAMSUNG MZ-75E1T0 is 1TB and is way too big. I use a pair of 1TB spinners for data.

z87 List of SSD's supported:








Can anyone recommend the best/most dependable out of the bunch? (rewrite factor, etc)
though I see an earlier more comprehensive list at:
where they list more ssd's, even "compatible power supplies"

note: I've been running WD black cavier on it ever since it was brand new. that's not listed and had no issues.

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Hey guys,

I recently just built my first pc with a Asus Sabertooth x58 motherboard. When I checked the Bios it was version 0702; however, I cannot find that version anywhere on the web. Not even Asus's website. Any idea why that is? Also should I upgrade to their new BIOS v0802?


A:Asus Sabertooth BIOS version?

Should you upgrade? If you aren't having any problems with the BIOS now, I would not bother. You may if you wish but there is some risk involved.

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Upgrading my system, looking for best value and quality graphics card with support for 3 monitors. Applications: multiple hi res stock charts, streaming video, DVD movies, photo editing. Must be reliable, efficient (only 450W ps), and run cool (desert temps). Thanks for insights.

A:Asus Sabertooth video card

PC specs?

You're probably looking at a 5450, if you're lucky.

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I need forum recommendations on good reliable memory sticks, 4x4 GB or 8x2 GB (don't sure which is better). Mostly PC will be using for games and some audio recording.
Don't know which clock 1866 or 2400 (O.C.) for motherboard will be better.
Can somebody share his experience with me?

Thank you!

A:Memory advice for Asus Sabertooth X79 & I-7 3930

First, you should know that X79 is the first (and only) consumer platform with a quad channel memory controller. That means for maximum memory performance you must use at least 4 DIMMs, populating channels A, B, C, and D.
The Sabertooth X79 originally supported up to only 1866 MHz, but I see the QVL lists kits up to 2400. http://support.asus.com/QVL.aspx?SLanguage=en&p=1&m=SABERTOOTH X79&hashedid=RPOIwd0pKLoXnbFV
If you buy a kit on this list, it has already been tested to work with your board, at least at stock CPU speeds. If you overclock your CPU (and you should with that unlocked processor), some of the higher speed RAM may not boot. I believe you'll be safe buying a 2133 kit, even one that's not on the QVL. I'm running Kingston HyperX Beast 2400 in my Asus P8Z77-V & i5-3570K system with great results, and it's not on my QVL. If you do go for the 2400, you should pick one of the 4x4GB kits from your QVL for assured compatibility. If all those are hard to find (or too expensive), roll the dice and get the kit you want, but make sure it's a name brand like Corsair, Adata, G.Skill, Patriot, Kingston HyperX, Crucial, etc., as they have reputations to preserve and do lots of testing on all platforms.
Also, check out this recent thread about whether or not fast RAM is worth the money - http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/showthread.php?t=191311

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Hi All,
long story short my latest new 3tb disk from Samsung kicked the bucket during the night after only 39 hours of use. It shortly after felt the warth of my new sledge hammer .... i wonder if its RMA'able?
As I am sick to death of samsung (Seagate) disks failing I have therefore ordered the following to go into the pc listed on my profile to the left <<<<<

2 x 1tb 2.5" Hitachi Travelstar 7200rpm 32mb cache
1 x XFX p1-750-NLB9

the two 1tb hitachi travelstar 7200 disks will be the windows boot partition setup as a raid 1 each on its own 6gbps sata port.
I have ordered the XFX psu to rule out the corsair Power Supply unit being faulty, all the settings appear to be fine on the PSU.

How do i do this is it a BIOS setup or something in windows setup itself?

Thanks in advance


A:RAID 1 setup Asus Z77 Sabertooth windows 7

Full make and model number of your motherboard?

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Together with its Z170 lineup, Asus unveiled its TUF Sabertooth Z170 Symbol 1 motherboard. Asus's TUF lineup of motherboards are built to be as tough as they can. "TUF" is a play to the word "tough, " but it surely actually stands for "The Quintessential Force, " with the plan behind the boards being that they are built with the highest-quality pieces, and thoroughly tested.

To know more information click this link:

Latest Motherboard

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Hi guys (and gals),

I've just built a new PC out of the following kit:

ASUS P5P43TD Pro motherboard
Intel Q6600 CPU with
8GB Kingston RAM (KVR1333D3N9K2/4G x 2)
Ati X1300 dual monitor graphics card
Coolermaster case with 750W PSU
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

All went reasonably during installation, with a couple of hangs, but completed successfully. Now, however, the setup is really unstable, with BSOD and hangs being too frequent for meaningful use. I saw another thread by josean777 in which he has virtually the same problems with another ASUS board, and also the brilliant reply by devidebyzero suggesting fixes. However, having downloaded the utils suggested, my motherboard is subtly different to josean777's. Does anyone have experience similar to mine?


A:Asus mobo BSOD

Can you describe errors displayed by the BSOD's you are having?

To start with, have you ensured that your RAM is listed in QVL for this board, and is correctly configured (settings/voltage) in the BIOS?

Lastly, I hope someone from admins will move this thread to correct forum i.e. Windows BSOD, Freezing, Restarting Help

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Hi all,

I have new mobo Asus Sabertooth Z170 Mark 1. I want to install Windows 7 Home in UEFI mode, but I'm still not succesful.
Bios settings - SATA configuration - Raid - 2 SSD disks set up in Intel RST as Raid 1
Newest Bios update from 7.1.2016
Boot settings:
Launch CSM - Enabled
Device Control - UEFI and Legacy OPROM (UEFI only can be chosen as well, but without any changes)
Boot from Storage Devices - UEFI driver first

Secure Boot:
OS Type - Windows UEFI mode

When I boot in UEFI mode I get to Win install through language settings, then Install and then it get stuck with message:

"A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing. If you have a driver floppy disk, CD, DVD, or USB fhlash drive, please insert it now.

Note: If the Windows installation media is in the CD/DVD drive, you can safely remove it for this step."

I use original OEM DVD Win 7 Home 64-bit that is surely good as when I boot in Legacy mode everything goes well.
When I also tried Win 8.1 in UEFI mode everything went well and system was installed correctly.

As I was not succesful with DVD (I expect the home edition is not suitable for install in UEFI mode, but I was not succesful with Pro version either and that version contains efi/boot directori with bootx64.efi file) I did an USB flash drive from that DVD and also created UEFI bootable USB (e.g. as is written here - UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows)

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I am experiencing very random BSOD. I keep my HTPC on 24/7 and this happens usually when I am not on a computer or have a huge copying job running. I have run memory test and there are no errors.

Just changed my SSD and Mobo. I was previously having BSODs as well but I think I nailed that one by updating the firmware on my OCZ Vertex 3 SSD. This is a very new install. Just installed about 7 days ago and left it to run to see stability, but it doesnt seem to be stable.

My system specs.

Asus P8z77-V Pro mobo (new)
Intel Sandy Bridge i7 3.4 Ghz 2600k
Corsair Vengeance 16GB DDR3 1600 MHz
Samsung 830 256GB 830
1GB Sapphire HD 5750 Vapor X Radeon Graphics Card
Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Pro Series 7.1 Sound Card
Cooler Master Silent Pro M 600w PSU

No over clocking done so far, this on its own.

More information on my initial build can be found here
My very first Home Theatre PC Build | Ali's Tech Blog

After which I have just upgraded my SSD to a Samsung 830 256GB 830 and mobo to an Asus P8Z77-V PRO

Please help?

A:Random BSOD after changing to new SSD and new Asus Mobo

OS is Windows 7 Ultimate Professional Service Pack 1.

Brand new install after getting the new Mobo and SSd

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I've tried other forums in order to get this raid setup to work. I've installed the drivers and gotten to point where the computer tried to rewrite the setup files to the HD and it claims that for some reason it can't do it. The drivers are written to a floppy and I've left the floppy in during the initial formatting of the HDs but then when it tries to save the file to the HDs it claims that it can't do it. If anyone has any suggestions I would greatly appreciate it, mainly because I wanna get this setup finished. Thanks.

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This problem has the configuration listed in my system specs below, which have just changed recently. My OCZ Vertex 2 died, RMA'ed but sold, and replaced with the Transcend SSD720, 2.5" SATAIII 64GB. Also sold my GPU...

Now, trying to get everything back on track. I reinstalled my OS on the SSD, but I can't for the life of me get the HDMI working. When reinstalling, I knew it was normal for only my Dell CRT to show up via its VGA connection, but then the main ViewSonic HD monitor never came on. I finally realized it wasn't responding to anything. The ViewSonic HD monitor is the only thing plugged in right now, on both VGA & HDMI, but will only work on the VGA. It had been working fine before the OCZ SSD died. No VGA problems. The onboard ATI Radeon HD 4250 is fully updated and all the drivers are installed and updated to the best of my knowledge. There is an update for the BIOS on the ASUS website that I had never installed, ever, but the only change from before was the SSD so that should not matter. I've even made sure I installed the specific driver for the monitor from the disc it came with. I tried playing around in BIOS, and (for once) no matter what graphics device order I set, (i.e., IGPX-PCI-GPX-etc) it always reverted to the mobo's VGA. And obviously, Device Manager is showing no yellow question marks and is generally no help right now...

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A:Mobo not detecting HDMI? - ATI Radeon HD 4250 onboard ASUS mobo

It's plausible that your HDMI port on your MOBO is dead. Is it possible to obtain a GPU and try it's HDMI port?
It could be your monitor as well, do you have access to anything else supporting HDMI and see if your monitor connects?

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Does ATI cards conflict with this mobo?
ASUS A8V DELUXE Socket 939 VIA K8T800 Pro ATX AMD Motherboard
I heard there would be 'cause the mobo is a VIA. Is that true?
Should the mobo conflict with any of these below and forgive me for the video in a CPUs, Chipsets and Mobos board,
SAPPHIRE Radeon 9550 256MB 128-bit DDR AGP 4X/8X Video Card and or
ATI All-In-Wonder Radeon X800XT 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 VIVO AGP 4X/8X

A:ASUS mobo in conflict with ATI cards? (reaschering the mobo)

Have you asked ati yet? Read what the mobo manufacturer has to say about it?

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Tried to get HP support to give some similar board model from ASUS' own models so I could get the correct Asus AI Suite to control fans, read system info. The similar Asus model they gave didn't even have the same chipset. I'm not sure if that truly matters as far as their AI Suite working correctly. Just need a reliable program to adjust case fan speeds a bit. Simpler is better.

1) Does anyone know how I can cross the HP / Asus board w/ some similar model on Asus' site to get the correct version of AI Suite?

2) If no to # 1, suggestions on reliable prgms that will allow controlling fan speeds?
Fairly sure this mobo has the ability to adjust fans. 1st tried SpeedFan - no options to adjust any fans (reports them), but MSI Afterburner had no trouble adjusting GPU fan.

None of several socket 775 boards I looked at on Asus' site had G33 chipset.

The info HP has for this mobo is

Manufacturer's motherboard name: Asus IPIBL-TX
HP/Compaq name: Burbank-GL8E
Form Factor Micro-ATX: 24.4 cm (9.6 inches) x 24.4 cm (9.6 inches)
Chipset Intel G33
Front-side bus speed 800/1066/1333 MHz (processor dependent)
Processor upgrade information
Socket type: 775


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Hello, was wondering if anyone could possibly help with this problem. It just happens randomly could be watching movie or playing a game. Its usually Clock_Watchdog or WHEA_UN CORRECTABLE error. I've attached a zip file of the crash dumps. Any help at all would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

A:Constant BSOD's Sabertooth x79, i7 3930K, Win 8.1 64 bit

Hi Johnboston1 & Welcome to the forums ^_^,

I have analyzed your dump files and below has been provided an analysis of the same for informative purposes :-

**************************Wed Sep 3 00:35:28.537 2014 (UTC + 5:30)**************************Loading Dump File [C:\SysnativeBSODApps\090214-26343-01.dmp]

Windows 8 Kernel Version 9600 MP (12 procs) Free x64

Built by: 9600.17085.amd64fre.winblue_gdr.140330-1035

System Uptime: 0 days 0:07:33.245

Probably caused by : GenuineIntel

BugCheck 124, {0, ffffe001916e9028, be000000, 800400}

Arg1: 0000000000000000, Machine Check Exception
Arg2: ffffe001916e9028, Address of the WHEA_ERROR_RECORD structure.
Arg3: 00000000be000000, High order 32-bits of the MCi_STATUS value.
Arg4: 0000000000800400, Low order 32-bits of the MCi_STATUS value.
BUGCHECK_STR: 0x124_GenuineIntel

PROCESS_NAME: wicainventory.


CPUID: "Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3930K CPU @ 3.20GHz"

MaxSpeed: 3200

CurrentSpeed: 3202

BIOS Version 4701

BIOS Release Date 05/06/2014

Manufacturer System manufacturer

Product Name System Product Name

**************************Mon Sep 1 23:41:38.684 2014 (UTC + 5:30)**************************
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Connecting asus spdif module to asus p4b mobo

sorry i also posted this in the audio section but maybe this is a better place to post it


ok went out and bought an asus spdif out module for my puter - the mobo has spdif 6 pin connector on board

problem is module only has 3 pin connector

anyone know how to connect

module has pins 1,2,& 3 says 1& 2 for green header (ac97) and 2&3 for black header pci audio

mobo has spidf out +5v spdif in
ground ground

on the 6 pin connector (1 pin missing)

do i connect spdif out & ground or spdif out & +5v?? don't want to fry the module

Thanks 4 your help

A:Connecting asus spdif module to asus p4b mobo

same problem with a7n8x deluxe

hello karmstrong, i just got my spdif out module today (optical & co-ax) and have the same problem with my a7n8x deluxe. 5 pin socket on the board, three on the module. i suppose we need a different module? if anyone has any suggestions, i'd be very much obliged...

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ok went out and bought an asus spdif out module for my puter - the mobo has spdif 6 pin connector on board

problem is module only has 3 pin connector

anyone know how to connect

module has pins 1,2,& 3 says 1& 2 for green header (ac97) and 2&3 for black header pci audio

mobo has spidf out +5v spdif in
ground ground

on the 6 pin connector (1 pin missing)

do i connect spdif out & ground or spdif out & +5v?? don't want to fry the module

Thanks 4 your help

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Need a freeware utility to monitor fan/mobo/cpu temps etc. Sadly this did not come with one and I do not know what to use since everest is discontinuned.

A:Need A Mobo Utility

Better than everest.http://www.gtopala.com/

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Two of my fans are running at 50%.
Although my case is running cool ( 32 to 35) and running Intel Burn Test and under full load it was 80 degrees, I would still like to adjust fan control.

I have the Asus P8z77-v and downloaded the utility for Fanxpert 2 which allows for control of fans.

The program was downloaded from Asus site, but will not run.

Thanks for any advice.

A:Asus Utility won't run


From the attached image, it looks like the exe and associated files are still wrapped up within the .zip file. Extract the files to their own folder, then try and run setup.


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Hy there, i'm having a problem with Win 7 (x64)....i can't install the driver utility for my remote controler....Win 7 does recognize the usb receiver as ASUS DH REMOTE .... but when i install driver from Vista x64 the setup fails to install acpi driver (i need the program to configure the device )...i've tryed run as administrator and same happens... so if anyone has some exp. about it...
My MB ( Asus P5W DH DELUXE )


PVD =)

A:Asus DH Remote utility for Win 7

Quote: Originally Posted by PVD

Hy there, i'm having a problem with Win 7 (x64)....i can't install the driver utility for my remote controler....Win 7 does recognize the usb receiver as ASUS DH REMOTE .... but when i install driver from Vista x64 the setup fails to install acpi driver (i need the program to configure the device )...i've tryed run as administrator and same happens... so if anyone has some exp. about it...
My MB ( Asus P5W DH DELUXE )


PVD =)

Try using the Vista conpatablity mode to install that driver. Right clicking the driver should show you the option.

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the bsod has come on after a clean installation of windows 7 ultimate 64 bit after installing microsoft office and re-installing to finish updating it. Each and everytime I get the error message back on the desktop and applecharger.sys showing up at the top of the bsod. Ive been threading for past 24 hours and a few people have said it is my ram.

i have:
updated my on/off utility,,,
updated to latest bios
re-installed os checked and repaired on/off utility
Lond story short my motherboard shorted two psu's on tuesday , and since then ive had a new motherboard p67ad3 b3

My curiosity is that when i had my system working on the asrock board since April I might have downloaded office 2010 from the website not from dvd. I will attempt this now,,and do a clean install pror,,because im not sure if uninstaling office will solve the bsod.

my bsod is both a random occurence and upon shutdown.
Previously when I didn't format the partition t was also upon all simultaneous upgrades requiring restarts, if this is any help.

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7600.
Locale ID: 2057

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 50
BCP1: FFFFF88804145428
BCP2: 0000000000000000
BCP3: FFFFF8800414280A
BCP4: 0000000000000005
OS Version: 6_1_7600
Service Pack: 0_0
Product: 256_1

Files that help describe the problem:

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A:new mobo/psu, applecharger.sys on/off utility? before.. error BCCODE50

I had the same problem and found it is the gigabyte on/off utility doe not work with applecharger.sys driver so i uninstalled the on/off utillity and now no more BSOD

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I was wondering if theire is a reliable software that exist to test cpu,ram,hard disk, motherboard.

Thanks in advanced

A:Testing utility for cpu,mobo,hard disk and ram

There is no all-in-one tool. And besides, if something does everything then it is good for nothing.

Any CPU burn-in test. The computer will crash if there is a problem. No more advanced CPU testing is possible. How can you test a CPU when you are supposed to run the testing utility on the very same CPU at the same time?

MemTest86 or MemTest86+

Every HD manufacturer supplies a diagnostic tool for their HDs. Most of them can also be used to test the HDs of other manufacturers to some extent.

Nothing to test those reliably. A mobo is a very proprietary product and noone is interested in making them software-testable anyway. Basically, if everything else checks OK then it is the motherboard's fault.

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Hello SF members.

Note : I dont know where to put this topic. If you know better , move it.

I already asked some questions here, some members helped me a lot but I need help again.

In one topic I asked how to Overclock. I learned it , and know more about it.
But now my problems is my BIOS. I dont know how to use it. That isnt classic....
I dont have to edit time or HDD slave, not to do anything harder !

My BIOS is same as http://images.anandtech.com/doci/4499/ASUS%20BIOS%201%20-%20EZ%20Main.png

My motherboard is ASUS P8H61-M LX2 and it have latest ASUS BIOS (EFI BIOS Utility- EZ mode , I attached one link here to see).

My questions are :
1. Can I back normal BIOS like one old ?
2. How to use that ? Is there any tutorial for this ?

That is all for now.
Thanks in advance.

A:How to use ASUS EFI Bios Utility - EZ Mode ?

Did you read your MB manual. It has a section on the Bios that explains all the options. If you click on the Advanced Mode it will look a lot like the old bios with lots of options.


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do i need asus epu6 utility. I have no plans to overclock. when my pc was built it was installed at high performance with tranquility. I never used it in 1.5 years so I uninstalled it. Should i put back on

A:do i need asus epu6 utility if not overclocking

It's not really about overclocking, but power savings. I have not used it myself. You can certainly do without it, but if you are interested in seeing what effects lower energy usage settings have (if any) on performance in day to day use, you might be able to save some energy.

Use the ASUS EPU-6 Utility for Greener Computing

A Guy

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