Anyone have SLI working on X58 motherboard?

Discussion in 'Videocards - NVIDIA GeForce' started by fusioncon, Jan 16, 2009.

  1. fusioncon

    fusioncon New Member

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    I'm sure the answer is yes, but i'm not having any luck

    this is with an Asus P6T Deluxe
    2x XFX 9800 GTX+ GPUs
    Corsair 850 Watt PSU
    All power connectors are connected properly
    SLI connector is connected properly
    Vista 64bit

    If I try to install drivers 180.48 or 181.20, the only release drivers that supposedly support SLI on X58 motherboards:
    With both GPUs installed and connected for SLI, I get the blank screen problem the second they should be displaying graphics (ie Vista login screen). The system is hung too, its not just video not being output, i have reset the system
    With only GPU installed (either one, in either 16x PCI slot), works fine

    If I install 178.24, which nearer to the 9800 GTX+ release, everything is fine, but of course, there's no SLI, because X58 support isn't in this version of the drivers

    In any case, if you've read this far and DO have SLI working on any X58 motherboard, I'd love to hear any tricks you used or problems you overcame in getting there. Thanks
     
  2. fusioncon

    fusioncon New Member

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    wow, nobody will admit that they have SLI on X58 on 3 forums. it's a conspiracy maaaaaaaaan :p

    no seriously, bump, still hoping to hear from someone with more success than I've had.
     
  3. negchampa

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    I am running the same board as you and have had no problems at all with SLI.
    I am using the 181.20WHQL Drivers. Works like a charm. I didn't have to do any tweaks.
    Do you have the SLI bridge connected.
    Did you try getting the latest BIOS from ASUS. I know when I bought my board it came with the very first BIOS (0403 i think it was) there have been many revisions since then.
    Are running a fresh install on Windows?
     
  4. sdamaged99

    sdamaged99 Ancient Guru

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    I am running SLI on my X58 board. Had a few problems like no display when i enable SLI, I had to install the latest driver with only one card installed, reboot and then power off and install the 2nd card.

    Running the 1103 BIOS

    Sounds like you are having the exact same problem as me

    Looks like SLI is still buggy on the X58 board

    Another weird issue, Tomb Raider Underworld gives me 100FPS on one card, if i enable SLI it drops to 14

    How weird is that (thats on the level where you are standing on the boat)

    EDIT - SLI no longer works - reported on the Asus forums
     
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  5. fusioncon

    fusioncon New Member

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    hey thanks for responding guys.. can you tell me which GPU's you're using? I'm seeing elsewhere that 200 series has worked. oops, i see in your profiles you have 280's.. hmmmmmm

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    yeah, my bridge is connected
    latest bios from ASUS, 1103
    and yeah i tried that install one card, install the drivers, then install second card trick, i got back to the black screen..

    I think its my g92's that ain't liking this :/
     
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  6. CPC_RedDawn

    CPC_RedDawn Ancient Guru

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    hehehe I get around 220fps with 8XAA @ 1920x1200 in that game. I think it must be a bug with SLI for that game. Maybe a game or driver update will sort that out.
     
  7. LabShark

    LabShark Master Guru

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    My EVGA X58 works well with my Quad GTX295s. 181.20 drivers.
     
  8. fusioncon

    fusioncon New Member

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    still no love. i tried 181.22, same thing. I've submitted to nvidia and the gpu "re-badger" but i don't expect anything to come of that.

    I did see someone else on another board saying that they got a 9800GX2 working, but still no GTX or GTX+
     
  9. Greggy

    Greggy Member Guru

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    No problems here either... Gigabyte EX-58 Extreme & two Galaxy GTX280 cards in SLI.

    Regards,

    Greggy
     
  10. cowie

    cowie Ancient Guru

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    my gtx+ cards run like sh()t on my x58
    but my 88 320's run like a dream?
    from good source's i may just have to set Memory LowGap different then stock settings but did not test further yet.
    try to set Memory LowGap: 2048 if theres that option on your board
     
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  11. fusioncon

    fusioncon New Member

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    i noticed my gpu's were slightly different bios revisions, so nvflashed the older revision one to match the newer, but still no luck. same thing, black screen hang with X58 enabled drivers and both cards installed, works with a single card or by reverting to pre-X58 drivers.

    still looking for anyone who has 9800 GTX+ working in SLI on any X58 motherboard, i just can't tell if i've missed something obvious, if the drivers aren't supporting what they claim to, or if somethings faulty.

    TIA
     
  12. cars10

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    i have an x58 asus rampage with 2 gtx 260s and i aboslutely cannot get SLI to run. using the latest 181.22 drivers.
    :wanker:
     
  13. alom

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    INTEL Core i7 Extreme 965
    MSI X58 PLATNIUM SLI (Bios version: v3.00) crack from X58 PLATNIUM:nerd:
    aDATA DDR3-1800+ 1GB*3

    i try to test SLI early with 280/285 even 8800GTS(G92), they worked good. i heard some problem about Memory Compatibility at X58 chipset, maybe you can try it after changing your memory kits.

    181.22 WHQL is out, maybe you can try it, remember install the driver with two card with SLI PIO.
     
  14. cars10

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    what is "SLI PIO" ?

    i'm already running the latest drivers
     
  15. alom

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    i'm sorry, it is not PIO, i mean SLI BRIDGE or SLI connect. just like this:

    [​IMG]
     

  16. LBJM

    LBJM Member Guru

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    I can't get SLi to work I single get single gpu speeds under ETQW.

    here's a repost from my nvnews post

    ..
     
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  17. fusioncon

    fusioncon New Member

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    still no love for me, getting usual vendor statements tossing it back at nvidia's feet.
     
  18. fhertlein

    fhertlein Member Guru

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    The more time goes on, the more posts about x58 mobos and SLI not working.

    I have had the problem on two EVGAs and now my Rampage II. I even had SLI show up before the mandatory restart only to have it disappear after the reboot.
     
  19. kvkx71

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    It's working perfect for me I dropped in the cards and it was all immediately recognized.

    Are you guys who don't have it working using the latest boises?
     
  20. fhertlein

    fhertlein Member Guru

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    Latest BIOS, experimented with all 18x.xx drivers, etc.

    I think the PCI bus has issues.
     

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