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Asus-sabertooth-990fx.32886578
8.4 out of 10

Asus SABERTOOTH 990FX

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Reviews and Problems with Asus SABERTOOTH 990FX

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Overall 4
4.0

Won't boot up

Flying Reader, Amazon
29 April 2014
  • Summary: All I get is a RED CPU LED lit up. No BIOS beeps. No sound at all and of course not video onscreen. I've pulled memory and disconnected drives. No luck. I've never had a system fail to boot so I'm at a loss as to what to do. I've been very happy with ASUS boards in the past. Don't know what to make of this one. My CPU is an AMD FX 4130 and memory is Corsair CMY8GX3M2A1866C9. Suggestions will be appreciated. I've not asked to return the board at this point.
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Overall 4
4.0

They sent me a NON GEN3 Sabertooh MB

verno, Amazon
6 September 2013
  • Summary: (sold by) Quantum Wireless, they just slapped a small label over the stock ASUS label saying it was a GEN3, But it's a PCIE- Express 2.0 not a PCIE 3.0. it doesn't say GEN3 on the box, the ASUS Book say's it's a PCIE 2.0 X16 a non GEN3. it's just a R2.0 Mother Board (NOT a GEN3) the CMOS battery was loose in the opened MB bag? I ordered this last Sunday, paid extra so it was here Today (great right?) but I'm seating here with a down Computer and the wrong Board.
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Overall 3
2.6
Value for money 4
4.0
Features 2
2.0
Performance 2
2.0
Overall quality 2
2.0

USB 2.0 does not work!

,, TigerDirect.com
2 March 2013
  • Summary: tried everything to get this motherboard up but no luck on USB 2.0...
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Overall 4
4.0

Not as good of quality as I thought

Nicholas B. Willcox, Amazon
19 September 2012
  • Summary: At roughly 9 months of low to mediocre use of my machine, this motherboard burned out...literally. Small flame and all. haha. I would advise having a higher than recommended PSU with this mobo to help handle any bad wiring in the house as what is most likely the cause of my motherboard death. However after I did some digging and reading, the red CPU light of death as it is called, is pretty common on the ASUS sabertooth line.
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Overall 4
4.0

Nice motherboard, however...

Andy, Amazon
16 July 2012
  • Summary: ...I'm having a problem. I am using a Logitech Wheel trackball with a USB to PS/2 adapter and a generic PS/2 keyboard, both of which are connected to a KVM switch. The KVM switch cable's PS/2 connectors go to an Adesso ADP-PU21 PS/2 to USB adapter, which is connected to a USB 2.0 port on the motherboard. The Adesso was necessary because the Sabertooth has only one PS/2 port. On boot, the BIOS reports it correctly as a mouse and a keyboard.
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Overall 4
4.0

Last ASUS product I'll ever buy

Ed, Amazon
18 April 2012
  • Summary: I originally bought this MB from Amazon along with an AMD FX-8120 processor. I selected this MB despite the many bad reviews because it was supposedly built to last and for tough use. First, a few words on the design: It's a fairly good design. There's room around the processor in case you have a large cooling solution; also, lots of USB ports on the back.
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Overall 4
4.0

Last ASUS product I'll ever buy

Ed, Amazon
18 April 2012
  • Summary: I originally bought this MB from Amazon along with an AMD FX-8120 processor. I selected this MB despite the many bad reviews because it was supposedly built to last and for tough use. First, a few words on the design: It's a fairly good design. There's room around the processor in case you have a large cooling solution; also, lots of USB ports on the back.
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Overall 4
3.6
Value for money 4
4.0
Features 4
4.0
Performance 2
2.0
Overall quality 4
4.0

Disappointed and Disgusted

GeneDeveloper,, TigerDirect.com
13 March 2012
  • Summary: This board (version R2.0) did NOT work with Windows 8.1. ASUS support is not good. I do NOT recommend this product.
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Overall 4
4.0

"5-year Warranty" doesn't cover bad sockets. But Amazon does!

K. Goetowski "KG", Amazon
23 February 2012
  • Summary: When installing an AMD FX chip into the CPU socket, the fulcrum area of the thing that secures the chip in place (it's the little lever; the fulcrum is under the part that says "FOXCONN/Socket AM3+") cracked. All the way through! When I explained this to an ASUS support rep, they tried to pin it on me a "Customer Induced Damage", since the fault was exposed during my installation of the chip, and not during any of the inspections they should have performed on the board.
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Overall 4
4.0

Get the right memory... whatever that is.

B. Lanning, Amazon
21 February 2012
  • Summary: First some background: I'm a professional software developer. So stability matters more to me than overclocking. I use a lot of virtual machines which means I need a lot of memory. My previous Asus board maxed out at 16gb, so I wanted to do an upgrade to get 32gb. And as a bonus, I'd add an fx-8350 also. But notice that the 32gb memory capacity was the entire reason for the upgrade. So the executive summary is that I ordered the wrong memory.
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