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By Madoka G
I am an M17X R4 owner running WIN10 AND currently upgrading my laptop from an 7970m to a 970m.
I have already successfully transferred my 970m to the motherboard and windows has detected the the gpu in device manager, optimus mode is enabled and the intel graphics are also detected.
The laptop is currenlty booting in full UEFI mode and running bios A11 stock.
Currently I am experiencing issues with getting the 970m to run, my Intel graphics keep running only but i can see the 970m is installed and the settings can be changed from the nvidia control panel and can be benchmarked using FurMark.
I managed to modify an nvidia driver using the device hardware ID's (not sure if that is the issue) but i think the main reason why the 970m is being used is because i require an unlocked Bios to change which GPU it runs on?
Everything up until this point has been an interesting learning curve and i feel i have almost cracked it.
what do you all think, any advice would be much appreciated by myself and my laptop
Im no expert on the matter but if anyone wants any advice from my experiences above i would be happy to help the best i can. Thx
Updated inf specific for Alienware M17x R4 - 880 GTX
384.76 - W10 64bit
1198 - SUBSYS 057B1028
Modded/updated Vbios highly Recommended
Instructions (for Win 10 64bit):
DDU have to be disabled (Windows Test Mode in right bottom corner)
1.: Download NVIDIA Driver package
Let it unpack and cancel installation
2.: Go to C:\NVIDIA\DisplayDriver\384.76\Win10_64\International\Display.Driver
overwrite the supplied nvdmi.inf over the one in the folder.
3.: Run setup.exe and let it install the new driver.
Being an Audiophile i had to get all the functions up and running for my Almost new R4
How to get updated driver.. and Thx control panel to work under windows 10 64 bit (who has 32 installed on an R4 anyways)
I have DDU disabled always, Windows 10 in Test mode.
Do this after all the other drivers/apps are updated, NVIDIA, Visual C etc.
1.:ownload the latest driver for the Recon 3Di chip itself. This specific driver package is for a later revision that has another firmware on the effect side so the Control Panel does not work.
But we are not after that here, we need the latest driver so it will work optimally in W10.
2.: Thx Control panel:
Download the standard Audio driver package M17x R4 / M18x R2
3.: Right click the exe file and extract the contects to a random folder.
Go to Program files\Creative\Sound Blaster Recon3Di\Sound Blaster Recon3Di Control Panel
Copy the contents of this folder over to Program Filesx86\Creative
Make a shortcut to the desktop. Run it, and you have control over all settings
(optional) Delete the Newer Recon 3Di control panel folder if you installed that with the newer package that does not recognise the older Chip.
Thanks to Joedirt recently for setting me up with a custom vBIOS for my ASUS ROG G750JM. I am having a little trouble figuring out how to adjust my voltage. Once the vBIOS is flashed the voltage is baked in so the slider does nothing. Joedirt took care of me plenty so I dont want to go hounding him for this advice and would rather ask the community. I can get the voltage to run at 0.987v or 1.193v one is not enough and the other is too much even with no OC it gets the GPU too hot too fast I would like to learn how to adjust the Voltage Table so that I can get 1.06-1.1v on my chip so I can OC and still not over heat. The stock vBIOS set it at 1.034v which I could OC my Memory +450mhz and my core +135mhz no problem. I would like to run at +280mhz or 1300mhz core and +395mhz Memory or 1450mhz Memory but that is not stable at 0.987v and gets to the 92c temp limit super fast with 1.193v. . .