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Asus Sabertooth P67 will not do SLI?

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April 20, 2011 7:29:43 AM

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
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April 20, 2011 10:34:31 AM

Are you using a SLI video card?
Sabertooth supports SLI and Crossfire.
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April 20, 2011 12:54:36 PM

solidnickel said:
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?
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April 20, 2011 1:00:39 PM

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.
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April 20, 2011 1:01:17 PM

did you try set up using one card and after the fact install the other ? What about windowz update ? Did you miss a BIOS setting ?
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April 20, 2011 1:10:44 PM

Did you try the bridge on the front (connectors toward the front of the PC) as opposed to the back connectors (or vice versa)?
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April 20, 2011 1:12:18 PM

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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April 20, 2011 1:21:00 PM

That's a cool looking board and spec'd to support SLI.

You got those cards running in SLI on the X58 board, so it has got to be the board or some setting in the BIOS that facilitates this functionality.
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April 20, 2011 4:34:12 PM

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.
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April 20, 2011 5:58:26 PM

@ 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 :( 
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April 20, 2011 6:06:46 PM

solidnickel said:
@ 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/SABE...

I didn't see any particular line item regarding SLI, though upgrading to 1502 might do it, if you're not already there?
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April 20, 2011 6:45:01 PM

try updating bios...uninstalling the nvdia drivers and installing it again with both cards connected ...strange if you ask me..shouldnt be an issue
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April 20, 2011 7:22:19 PM

yeah, called Asus and the tech guy told me he saw some issues with GTX 480's in sli mode not working with this board
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April 20, 2011 7:29:08 PM

solidnickel said:
yeah, called Asus and the tech guy told me he saw some issues with GTX 480's in sli mode not working with this board

That's messed up. Maybe they should add that to the fine print on the product description.
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April 20, 2011 8:45:57 PM

ohh gayy...for real? I was gonna get that for another build..man..that is uncool...sandy bridge is really losing some points with me man... makes me appreciate x58 a lot more
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April 21, 2011 12:38:56 AM

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.

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April 21, 2011 9:42:21 AM

solidnickel said:
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!
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April 21, 2011 9:55:47 AM

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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April 21, 2011 9:56:48 AM

asantesoul said:
try updating bios...uninstalling the nvdia drivers and installing it again with both cards connected ...strange if you ask me..shouldnt be an issue



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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April 21, 2011 2:54:45 PM

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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April 21, 2011 8:39:06 PM

residentdean said:
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.


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=N82E168...

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 :o 
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April 22, 2011 10:15:07 AM

solidnickel said:
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=N82E168...

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 :o 

Asus was probably happy just to get through the Intel P67 chipset recall. Now they can start with their own...
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April 22, 2011 12:01:24 PM

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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May 26, 2011 5:57:58 AM

MushroomRush said:
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.


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
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June 25, 2011 7:29:07 PM

Same problem 990fx sabertooth...the nvidia drivers wont work with 990 architecture -Its nvidia drivers at fault the boards are to new
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June 25, 2011 8:05:26 PM

i read an article yesterday that stated the next nvidia driver will support the new amd boards.
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June 26, 2011 2:47:35 AM

Finally got mine working I had all the same problems with the 990fx ASUS Sabertooth.....Download the new Beta drivers
275.50-desktop-win7-winvista-64bit-english-beta they are made for the sabertooth architecture

Man works like a champ I thought for a minute i would have to tear this thing down and RMA.
4 hours fooling with this thing
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June 26, 2011 11:04:25 AM

how to solv this issue on a gtx295 when i cant even get it to boot
when its a sli card..
tried all struff but nothing helps :/ 
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July 11, 2011 11:03:05 PM

This happened to me. I didn't even have the SLI configuration box appearing in the 3D Settings tab of the Nvidia Control Panel.

It turned out that my second (bottom) graphics card wasn't fully seated and locked into its slot in the motherboard. Here is what I did. I removed both graphics cards, installed the bottom card first so I could make sure it was fully locked into the slot, then I reinstalled the top video card. Booted up, opened the Nvidia Control Panel and there it was, the SLI config under the 3D Setting tab!! Fixed. :-)

The Asus Sabertooth P67 does SLI.

I left out the electrical safety, wiring, buttons, screws and stuff.


Case: Haf X, blue LED mod (fans & cathodes)
Mobo: Asus Sabertooth P67 w/ assist fan
CPU: i5-2500K
CPU Cooler: Antec H2O 920
GPU: 2 x MSI Twin Frozer iii GTX 560 Ti Hawk in SLI
Memory: 4 x 4GB Corsair Vengence 16000
PSU: CM 1000W SPG
System Drive: 2 x OCZ Vertex 3 120GB in RAID0
Storage: Seagate Memtous XT hybrid 500GB
Optic Drive: Asus 24x DVD RW
OS: Window 7 x64
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September 15, 2011 9:48:30 AM

The way I fixed my P67 Sabertooth was uninstalling Windows 7 SP1, I kept getting NCP crash and error code 43 whenever I tried to enable SLi, and what do you know, the damn thing works now in SLi after uninstalling SP1. I spent a good week and 1/2 trying to figure out this issue. Nvidia customer support guy told me to try this method and he also mentioned they were working with MS to release a fix for this very soon, so props to him!

I almost RMA'd this board, thank god I didn't. :D 

Hopes this helps anyone with similar SLi issues.

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October 17, 2011 10:02:19 PM

G_yuen said:
The way I fixed my P67 Sabertooth was uninstalling Windows 7 SP1, I kept getting NCP crash and error code 43 whenever I tried to enable SLi, and what do you know, the damn thing works now in SLi after uninstalling SP1. I spent a good week and 1/2 trying to figure out this issue. Nvidia customer support guy told me to try this method and he also mentioned they were working with MS to release a fix for this very soon, so props to him!

I almost RMA'd this board, thank god I didn't. :D 

Hopes this helps anyone with similar SLi issues.


G_yuen, u r a life saver...words cannot express my gratitude! I've a Sabertooth P67 B3 with 2xGTX 460, but just couldn't get my SLi running. I've tried every possible thing to make it work for months and look for a solution on the net. One good thing I did was keeping my eye on this thread. I clean installed Win 7 Ultimate over the SP1 and now when I enable SLi I can't believe my eyes! It's works like a charm now :D 
So any update on the MS fix yet?
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October 20, 2011 2:02:26 PM

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



the black screens you get come from the clock frequency on the 560ti soc. it can't actually handle 1000mhz even though they bragged that it would. put it to 960mhz using the OC guru that came with the card and the black screens should stop.

can't help you with the bsod's though, sorry.
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January 30, 2012 9:44:37 PM

G_yuen said:
The way I fixed my P67 Sabertooth was uninstalling Windows 7 SP1, I kept getting NCP crash and error code 43 whenever I tried to enable SLi, and what do you know, the damn thing works now in SLi after uninstalling SP1. I spent a good week and 1/2 trying to figure out this issue. Nvidia customer support guy told me to try this method and he also mentioned they were working with MS to release a fix for this very soon, so props to him!

I almost RMA'd this board, thank god I didn't. :D 

Hopes this helps anyone with similar SLi issues.

I totally agree
Anyone have a solution on sp1?
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