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[Solved] P170EM - PremaMod vBios PCI Subsystem/board mismatch

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Solved:
How to ?
1) Uninstall Nvidia drivers.
2) Install card
3) flash with the vBios & restart
4) download latest Nvida drivers and use the INF from the 353.12 Drivers (win 7 x64 in my case)
5) Profit !

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Hi All,

I just get the "new" GeForce GTX 980M 8GB for my old P170EM (Clevo) and cannot flash the non G-Sync vBios:

 

here is the message for the flash.
 

Quote

 

NVIDIA Firmware Update Utility (Version 5.236)
******************************************************************
*  WARNING                                              WARNING  *
*                 ***powered by premamod.com***                  *
*             ***Personal Edition - NOT FOR SALE!***             *
*  WARNING                                              WARNING  *
******************************************************************

Checking for matches between display adapter(s) and image(s)...

Adapter: GeForce GTX 980M     (10DE,1617,1558,7102) H:--:NRM S:00,B:01,PCI,D:00,
F:00

WARNING: None of the firmware image compatible PCI Device ID's
match the PCI Device ID of the adapter.
Adapter PCI Device ID:        1617
Firmware image PCI Device ID: 13D7
WARNING: Firmware image PCI Subsystem ID (10DE.110B)
  does not match adapter PCI Subsystem ID (1558.7102).
WARNING: None of the firmware image compatible Board ID's
match the Board ID of the adapter.
Adapter Board ID:        E923
Firmware image Board ID: E906

ERROR: GPU mismatch

 


Checking with the with G-sync ones, it "seems" to be compatible (allowed to flash) but I assume that my P170EM does not have any gsync. And bricking the card isn't... very nice.

i would like to be able to "see" the card in the PremaMod Bios, the card is working on windows with a little inf tweak.

Any idea about what I should do or have misunderstood ?

Thanks a lot in advance for any advices/help !

 



Attached: Current vBios

GM204.rom

Edited by Syb
missing image

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Hey,

 

You appear to be flashing with the wrong vBIOS.


Although your system will not support Gsync, the Gsync capable GPU's still require their own unique vBIOS.

 

The one you need is the 980M 8GB (DM).

 

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Hi !
The vBios - DM - is not designed for my system on the top of the list, P17xEM is not listed :(
(https://biosmods.wordpress.com/gtx9-g/)


I fear bricking the card with a wrong vBios

Do you know the differences between ZM & DM ?

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DM were released with the 980M with the ID 10DE 1617 which you have.

 

That is the only vBIOS you can flash. Any others WILL brick the card.

You either flash with that one or you leave it stock.

 

Prema has safeguarded the modme.bat to NOT flash if the GPU ID is mismatched as you've already seen.

If that safeguard was not there, your GPU would NOT be displaying anything right now as you attempted to flash with an incorrect vBIOS initially.

 

Edit:  It wont actually brick the card if you flash with an incorrect vBIOS, you can still do a blind flash to restore the card, or restore it in a SLI unit like the P870DM or P37xSM for example.

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Thanks a lot !
Where did you get the info about this ? I've done throught the Internet two times (that's long :p) and didn't find information about a such thing :(
The more i understood, the better it will be in case of failure

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3 minutes ago, Syb said:

Thanks a lot !
Where did you get the info about this ? I've done throught the Internet two times (that's long :p) and didn't find information about a such thing :(
The more i understood, the better it will be in case of failure

I'm not sure on which part you want more information on

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Where did you find the link between DM and ID 10DE 1617  ? Why not ZM ?
If just tried both - without accepting the flash - and seems to be compatible too.

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26 minutes ago, Syb said:

Where did you find the link between DM and ID 10DE 1617  ? Why not ZM ?
If just tried both - without accepting the flash - and seems to be compatible too.

You are 100% right on this. ZM and DM 980M's have the same ID.

 

I opened your BIOS with Maxwell BIOS Tweaker and read the date of your vBIOS which puts it in line with being a DM generation card.

 

Confirmation from @Prema is always a good thing. Maybe he will come on this thread again and put your worries to rest seeing as I don't know the exact stock vBIOS versions these cards came with. (If only I had copies of all the stock ones) :P

Edited by Spellbound

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Dear Spellbound, thanks again for all your help and explanations :)

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1 minute ago, Syb said:

Dear Spellbound, thanks again for all your help and explanations :)

I tracked down a stock ZM vBIOS already

ZM vBIOS Version 84.04.48.1C

Yours: 84.04.67.11

 

I dare say I have made no mistake on it being a DM card. However you can still wait for Prema :D

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It worked, thanks again :)
Post 1# edit: guidelines used

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