Asus Sabertooth P67 will not do SLI?

solidnickel

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I bought a Asus Sabertoot P67 and added two Nvidia GTX 480's with a fresh install of windows 7 64...

When bringing up NCP, enable SLI does not exist? This is my second MB so it must not support SLI even though Asus claims that it does support SLI.

I guess im taking this back for the Asus P67 Deluxe edition; hopefully I do not have the same problems with that board. I have seen other topics on this particular subject matter with no solutions. :(

Its not a hardware issue and I have tried old / new drivers, still no luck, the cards worked fine in another X58 board
 

I really don't mean to insult your intelligence, but just want to cover all bases. Are you connecting the cards with the SLI bridge?
 

solidnickel

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Yes; tried 3 different bridges...

My other system is in my sig and works fine; I am running 3 gtx 480's in that rig without any problems; frustrating to say the least because the board seems to be pretty nice but Nvidia has something screwed up on their drivers I do believe.

Its like I have a non certified MB when it is supose to be certified.
 

solidnickel

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I checked just about everything possible, Figured I would post on here just to see if anyone else had success running sli on a Sabertooth p67

I can run the other card as physX so both cards are showing up fine, its gotta be the board IMO
 

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Im also having isues.

I got the same motherboard, but are running SLI with 2x Gigabyte GTX 560 Ti (1x OC and 1xSOC)

I was looking google to find a guide how to set it up, and it all said there was an option in Nvidia control panel, but i can't find that spot in there!

My cards are also showing up fine, but i keep getting black screen's ( Nvidia driver has stopped working and has recovered. )
Also blue screen's i have gotten. And its pretty annyoing since i actually only browsing on the internet and not playing anything that can smash the cards memory. Blue screen's i most get when i try to watch a movie, then its simply crashing :S

I installed the newest driver from nvidia.

So please help me/us.

As you prob. can tell im bit of a newbie to this :kaola:

So im not sure how to set it up.. any special driver's needed ? or any changes in the BIOS i need to make, before it can run SLI ?



Greetings Mads



EDIT** My PC setup if needed:

Motherboard - ASUS Sabertooth P67 B3.
Processor - Intel Core i5 2500K.
RAM - 8GB Kingston HyperX blu @ 1600 MHz.
Power supply - Corsair 850TX
Grafic cards - 1x Gigabyte GTX560 Ti OC & 1x Gigabyte GTX560 Ti SOC.
 

solidnickel

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@ Mushroom, I think its a issue with all the sabertooth P67 series boards considering I have tried 2 boards and you are also having the same problem along with many other posts that I have seen.

I guess I will be returning this board for another series :(
 

There have been 4 or 5 BIOS updates available for that board:

http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1155/SABERTOOTH_P67/#download

I didn't see any particular line item regarding SLI, though upgrading to 1502 might do it, if you're not already there?
 

solidnickel

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Sorry Asus; We have a winner!

I was eyeing the Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD5-B3 but considering this is my secondary build and I am not interested in 3 way sli; I exchanged the Sabertooth for a Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD4-B3 Intel P67...

This is what the Sabertooth should have been, great old school bios and my sli is showing up!

I highly recommend this board along with some Patriot Viper Xtreme Series Division 2 Edition 8GB DDR3 1866MHz...

Be back with some specs after I tweak the bios.

 

-1 Asus
+1 Gigabyte

Glad you got it working!
 

MushroomRush

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Im very very very happy you found a way to fix it solidnickel!

Right now im trying to contact ASUS, but that is not very easy at all...

I want this problem fixed or they can buy me a new motherboard of my choice.
 

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I tryed to do that, but im still having troubles with display driver, and i still couldn't enable SLI anywhere :cry:
 

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That sucks I just built an i7 2600k using this mobo and the 6870's crossfire worked perfectly right from the start. That's kind of unusual if you think about it because raedon is usually the card that give the most issues lol.
 

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In theory SLI support increases the motherboard manufacturing cost – since the manufacturer needs to pay royalties and go through a certification process...

Hince why I was pissed because it clearly states on the specs that it supports quad SLI, I am not saying it will not work but Asus and Nvidia clearly have some issues to iron out with the SLI functionality on this board.

@ Mushroom, exchange your board for a GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD4-B3 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128478

This board ROCKS! 12+2 phase power vs The Sabertooth 8+2 power phase. higher power phase is better for OverClocking.

As for my specs now...

GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD4-B3
i5 2500k OC @ 4.7 ghz stable as a rock!
Noctua 140mm (temps idle around 30c and 75c under torture test
2 GTX 480's
1000 Silverstone
Patriot Viper Extreme 1866

Ran one bechmark on 3d Mark '06 and hit close to 34k

This build is faster then the build in my sig :eek:
 

Asus was probably happy just to get through the Intel P67 chipset recall. Now they can start with their own...
 

MushroomRush

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Gonna be hard to exchange it :(
I bought the board 3 weeks ago now, im not sure if they gonna take it back.
But im not gonna let myself down that easy :p
I was promissed a motherboard that could do SLI, so ASUS or the shop i bought it from have to take it back and give me another board or money back - in my opinion.
i have used around 2000$ on my PC, and its not working pretty good.. so this is so annoying for me :/
But i will for sure do my best to et a board from Gigabyte!

Thanks for the good advices guys!
 

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Maybe you can contact ASUS directly from the following link to ask them for help to solve the issue:
http://vip.asus.com/eservice/techserv.aspx