2 Replies Latest reply on Dec 28, 2012 5:18 PM by Bill

    DX79SR & Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3970X CPU @ 3.50GHz


      I have a new DX79SR MB and the Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3970X CPU @ 3.50GHz memory Corsair CMZ16GX3M4A2400C2 DDR3 2400 (32GB).

      I Set the Bios to 4500 and Memory to 1866 and it runs great. Until I power off the system, the system or the Bios can no longer find a Boot drive or any SATA drives that work fine with out overclocking. After 10 or 14 min I can get back in the Bios to reset with F9 and reboot. The system will boot and will find all the Sata Drives. SSD OS Drive a standard Sata 3 drive and a Blu-ray drive and last a DVD drive.

      Also I find that you can save your Bios Setting but you cannot load what you have saved.

      Any Help would be Great.

      Thanks Bill

      System Info.


      Intel must really not be ready for Overclocking. Anyone want this MB for a $100.00 Dollars.

      EVGA's x79 FTW, SLI, Z77 FTW, Stinger all overclock to 4300 with no problems.

      Going with the ASUS Rampage IV Formula LGA 2011 MB

        • 1. Re: DX79SR & Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3970X CPU @ 3.50GHz

          Hi Bill,


          We would like to inform you that we do not offer technical support for overclocking since it will shorten the life of your product, void the warranty of your processor, your motherboard, and possibly other devices installed in the computer. The memory controller on the processor is designed to support DDR3-1066/1333/1600 MHz rated at 1.5V exclusively:


          ARK | Intel® Core™ i7-3970X Processor Extreme Edition (15M Cache, 3.50 GHz)

          • 2. Re: DX79SR & Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3970X CPU @ 3.50GHz



            Point taken and I knew this was coming, but then why do you build a motherboard that you state will.

            I have lost my $270 for the DX79SR and spent $380 for a total of $650 and add that $600 for 32GB of memory and $999.99 for a GTX 690 and end it all with your new $1000.00 CPU i7-3970x and you end up with $3250 I did not add the $99.99 for the HAF XB case and the $120.00 for the H100i. I stick with your CPU and Network but will drop the use of your motherboards as I did 10 years ago. Thought I would give them a new go around.

            You also should update the info on this MB and remove the 2400+ memory and the Overclocking should be removed from the Bios. Intel is not really looking at the Gaming side of their users.