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Old 02-14-2012, 06:38 PM   #1
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Default Mobo powered up but nothing else is.

UPDATE: Huge thanks to everyone who contributed in the thread here for helping me out, you guys are great here.
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Old 02-14-2012, 07:26 PM   #2
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Default Re: Mobo powered up but nothing else is.

Do you have a spare AMD cpu or another pc so you can test if its all broken?

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Old 02-14-2012, 08:02 PM   #3
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DO NOT RMA YET!

You bought a sabertooth, I told you on the other thread, your mobo might not have a BIOS that allows the Mobo to boot with a FX cpu installed.

IF at all possible, beg or borrow a AM3 CPU like a phenom II or what ever you can find and try to install that first...

I'll post links to more info in a minute.

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Old 02-14-2012, 08:08 PM   #4
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ASUS places a BIOS version sticker on the box, you'll need at least BIOS version 0813 to post.
Go look now.

Otherwise, the solutions are:
1. Donor CPU - Sempron 140 or Sempron 145 ; cheapest supported CPU with lowest BIOS version.
2. Send MOBO to ASUS and they'll update the BIOS for free ; 2+ weeks
3. Borrow a supported CPU
4. Computer Shop.

List of supported CPUs for your mobo:
ASUSTeK Computer Inc. - Motherboards- ASUS SABERTOOTH 990FX

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Old 02-14-2012, 08:12 PM   #5
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Going forward, you should read this thread:
[Official] ASUS sabertooth 990FX Owners Club

It is possible you got a Dead on Arrival DOA mobo,

check for the BIOS sticker first though, it's the most common problem when sabertooth+FX cpu problems occur.

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Old 02-14-2012, 08:17 PM   #6
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Default Re: Mobo powered up but nothing else is.

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Do you have a spare AMD cpu or another pc so you can test if its all broken?
No, believe me I would have done so already. Read below.

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DO NOT RMA YET!

You bought a sabertooth, I told you on the other thread, your mobo might not have a BIOS that allows the Mobo to boot with a FX cpu installed.

IF at all possible, beg or borrow a AM3 CPU like a phenom II or what ever you can find and try to install that first...

I'll post links to more info in a minute.
I can't afford a cheap cpu either right now so I can post and then update my BIOS if that's the problem.

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Going forward, you should read this thread:
[Official] ASUS sabertooth 990FX Owners Club

It is possible you got a Dead on Arrival DOA mobo,

check for the BIOS sticker first though, it's the most common problem when sabertooth+FX cpu problems occur.
Where is the BIOS number at on the bottom sticker? I don't see anything resembling a bios version.
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Old 02-14-2012, 08:53 PM   #7
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Not sure where the sticker is located, I haven't unboxed a ASUS mobo in 4 years, so ...

the sempron 145 is only $35 at microcenter in Yonkers or Westbury LI, you could probably call your local PC shop and ask if they have any sempron 140 or sempron 145 (or something) laying around you could borrow/rent for a few hours.

If you're in the city find a refurbished and offlease PC reseller, they usually bin parts from dead machines, they should have some CPUs on hand.

Just make sure you have enough thermal compound on hand.

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Old 02-14-2012, 09:02 PM   #8
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Not sure where the sticker is located, I haven't unboxed a ASUS mobo in 4 years, so ...

the sempron 145 is only $35 at microcenter in Yonkers or Westbury LI, you could probably call your local PC shop and ask if they have any sempron 140 or sempron 145 (or something) laying around you could borrow/rent for a few hours.

If you're in the city find a refurbished and offlease PC reseller, they usually bin parts from dead machines, they should have some CPUs on hand.

Just make sure you have enough thermal compound on hand.
Yeah, before I made this thread actually was looking via Google/Google maps on where I would potentially have some local PC shops but my search has been pretty sparse. Also, everything is closed at the moment in case I wanted to call up and confirm before I head down to any place I find.

Still contemplating what I'm actually going to do now but thanks for being helpful as always.


UPDATE: Just got off the phone with ASUS and they are sending me an updated BIOS chip. So hopefully that was the case, I'll be getting it sometime next week most likely. If that doesn't help then I'll just RMA replace the mobo (and the cpu to be on the safe side). Still planning on exchanging for a more reliable PSU as well.
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Old 02-14-2012, 09:49 PM   #9
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alright glad you figured it out

I was gona recommend getting cheap amd single core but looks like its all figured out
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Old 02-15-2012, 11:00 AM   #10
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If you think your psu is weak, try this...

Ye its corsair but it works on all psu's

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