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Windows 7: Would like to have some opinions

15 Jan 2014   #161
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Yes it is a X79 Sabertooth.
I never fool with the bios unless their is no other option. That seldom has to be done.
Hopefully all I have to do is install the board and run with it set to default and see what happens for about a week and then tinker.
They installed the little fan over the heat sink. So now I have 2 little fans.
It appears to be a RMA motherboard but not the same one I sent in and not new.
I will install it tomorrow and see what happens.


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15 Jan 2014   #162
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

If I may make a suggestion, if possible. Don't install it inside a case, rather lay it on its box and connect everything with it outside, just in case it's a bad one.
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15 Jan 2014   #163
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

That would be very difficult because I would have to undo all my cable routing to get them to reach the motherboard.
I will probably have to RMA at least one more time. Seem to work that way with Asus motherboards for me.
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16 Jan 2014   #164
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Up and running.
The bios is proper. I didn't have to do anything with them.
Updated all programs and Windows.
Had to reactivate Windows 7. No big deal.
Doing stress test of CPU and GPU now.
GPU temps max. 78C
Torture test Prime 95 max. 38C. (CPU stock clock 3.7) 30 min. Vcore 1.29 volts
Ambient temp 21C
All ram is seen by Windows 7 and all programs at 2332 Mhz.
Just started a Torture test at 4.250
So far things are okay.
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16 Jan 2014   #165
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Cool Jack, got my fingers crossed for you.
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16 Jan 2014   #166
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Great news Jack, I am pleased things are finally running good for you
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16 Jan 2014   #167
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Well that didn't last long.
Lost 16 gb of ram.
Bios only see 16 gb of the 32 gb.
Same with Windows and all programs.
Bios tell me C1, C2, D1, D2 are all abnormal. All on the right side of the CPU.
Swapped ram modules from the A1, A2, B1, B2 to the C1, C2, D1, D2, one at a time.
Example:
B2 to D2
B1 to D1 and so on.
C and D channels always stay abnormal.
I knew it was to good to be true.
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16 Jan 2014   #168
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Jack, does Windows report 16 or 32? How about CPUz?

I got a new Ivy-E setup the other day, I was messing with Ram timing and suddenly noticed the bios was only reporting half my ram but Windows and CPUz were showing the full amount. After getting the Ram timing right the bios suddenly found the other half.
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16 Jan 2014   #169
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Also are you overclocked? To test try going back to default on everything, and just set the Ram to 1600MHz and Auto for the timings. See if that makes any difference.
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16 Jan 2014   #170
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

The programs I used were
Speccy, CPU-Z, Belarc, Windows 7, and the bios and they all only see 16 GB out of 32 GB. No over clock.
Yes I did try with the bios set at default and auto for the ram timing.
I never changed the ram timing what so ever on this board.
I tried the ram at various speeds after that with the same results.
I tried the bios at Normal and Asus optimize. I tried it with and with out hyper threading. With and without turbo boost.
I tried the ram volts at Auto, 1.65 volts and 1.67 volts no help.
I tried the ram using XMP 2400 with the same bad results.
I tried many more things I can't remember all of them.
Always got the same results with the bios (Tool Section) showing the same abnormal ram slots. All ram works in the good slots but none of the ram work in the abnormal slots.
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