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I have a noob question, sorry if it has been asked before, but there are a lot of posts to read on this thread. I have recently gotten a clevo P870DM2 with a GTX1080 and I saw that other owners were installing these drivers. My question is, what are the benefits of installing these modded drivers over vanilla?

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Any help would be appreciated - I am havin trouble installing drivers even now that I've switched to a Quadro K5100M card (originally from Precision M6800). I am getting either failure of setup application or an information that the driver might be corrupted or victim of tampering.

Is it possible that the CPU is a problem - i7 3940XM? How about the PSU - I have a Dell 210 Watt one.

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QUADRO 372.95


    *Install drivers at your own risk* Windows 10 + GeForce Drivers are Killing Samsung and LG Notebook LCD Display Panels
      Uninstall both PrecisionX & MSI Afterburner (Keep RTSS) including screen overclocking tools *Still at risk*

 

       Requirements:

       Flash latest @Prema's v2 980M & 970M (Please consider donating to Prema)


  • Win10/8.1 'F8' Boot options 'Safe Mode' & 'Disable driver Signing'
    cmd (Admin)
bcdedit /set {default} bootmenupolicy legacy

 

        -> reboot -> F8 -> select 'Disable Driver Signature Enforcement' -> Install drivers

  • Run DDU "Clean & Shutdown (Safe Mode)
  • Extract driver using 7-Zip
  • Display.Driver folder,  copy/overwrite the proper .inf file(s).
  • Extracted driver package >> copy the PhysX folder from v372.90 Win10  -> run setup.exe  

    372.95.PNG

 

 

 

 

    INF MOD v372.95 Win10

   

nv_dispwi.inf PEG/Dedicated All Models: M15x, M17x, AW17 R1, M18x, AW18 R1 (including Optimus/M17xR4) excluding AW 2015 - GTX 980 , 980M , 970M , 965M , 880M , 870M , 860M , 780M , 770M , 765M , 680M , 675MX , 670MX , 660M

 

 

    

QUADRO 372.95 Win10

 

 

 

Alienware Laptops

nv_dispwi.inf_v372.95_Win10_PEG_Dedicated_Alienware.zip

 

 

Clevo Laptops (non-Optimus)

nv_dispwi.inf_v372.95_Win10_PEG_Dedicated_CLEVO.zip

 

 

AW 900M Throttling workarounds:

M18xR2

Flash @Swick1981 [Bios Mod] M18xR2 - Legacy Support now Available 

M18xR2 980M workaround

 

Hibernation method HERE and HERE

 

 

@ All please use the SEARCH function to see if your question has been answered/posted already.

 

On 7/9/2016 at 3:03 AM, J95 said:

@_ALL if you are enjoying @Prema's  work, please consider making a contribution HERE.

 

 

Much appreciated!

 

 

@thegh0sts try out 372.95, GPU temp dropped 9ºC & CPU temp dropped 6ºC, test first 372.90 then 372.95 same game.

 

P870DM2/3 GTX1080 owners. like above, please compare GPU & CPU temperatures between v372.90 & v372.95.

 

 

@szumial Install 372.95 using nvdmwi.inf below, disable driver signing before installing drivers and copy the PhysX folder from v372.90 Win10.

210W PSU is pretty weak for both 880M/3940XM, please run stock clocks.

 

nvdmwi.inf_v372.95_Precision M6700_GTX_880M_K5100M_Win10.zip

 

 

@hoani please post inf mod v359.13.

 

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Thank you @J95 for commitment! I got a K5100M running and stable. I will give the 880m another try with your advice. And will definitely get myself w stronger PSU in the near future.

 

@trashmonk - people install these drivers when theu upgrade their laptops with different GPUs that were not originally intended to be put in these machines. For instance I swapped an old Quadro for a GTX880m and now for a newer Quadro K5100M card. Then you need modded drivers.

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I am unsure exactly which driver to download. Its a little confusing. I have a alienware m17x r4 with a 60hz non 3d lcd and a 880m card. Could someone be so kind as to point me to the correct driver download for this setup. The only thing i can get to work is mr foxs older premade drivers. Id like the newer drivers.  Ive tried modding the inf myself and it passes the compatibility check then fails the install. Yes i did disable driver enforcement.  Also note i am running win10 x64. Thank you ahead of time. Seems like a great community here!

I have a 3rd gen i7 if that makes a difference as well..

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After upgrading (automatically) my computer to Win10 Anniversary Edition, my GTX970M never get activated, whatever I try, even with the Win 10 embeeded driver for nvidia cards... They just crashed after launch :( Seems to be an Optimus problem.

 

 

I'm hoping @Prema will release the version 3 of its BIOS for my P170EM since I seems that I cannot take advantage of my 970M anymore :( Apart from that, updating is so much a hassle with v2, I'm upgrading my video driver only if I had no choice...

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Hi @J95 you are doing a great job just like your uncle.

I have a GTX 770m in Alienware 17 r5 with svl7 ROM Nvidia GTX 770m VBIOS "OC edition" - rev02, overclocked at 1150MHz as the attached picture, please find below the Hardware IDs requesting the best driver for it. NVIDIA System Information attached as well.

 

PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_11E0&SUBSYS_05AE1028&REV_A1
PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_11E0&SUBSYS_05AE1028
PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_11E0&CC_030000
PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_11E0&CC_0300
 

Thanks in advanced.

Alienware 17 - 770m OC.PNG

NVIDIA System Information 10-02-2016 10-50-21.pdf

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I uninstall Windows 10 Anniversary Update 1607 and now 359.12 is working again... don't have the energy to try out 372.90 tonight :P

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Hi guys im trying to update the gtx 970m in my clevo p150sm-a but it doesnt work with any of the inf files on this forum. it gets a code 43 error on the latest version of windows 10. Im trying to get it to work so i can play forza horizon 3 but nothing works. the driver installs but then code 43 stops it from working, any ideas?

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Same here... with P170EM, @J95 is on it.

 

The only version that works for me so far (did not update my driver for ages) is 359.12 BUT I had to uninstall the last version of Windows 10 Update (1607 - Anniversary Edition).

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Thank you @J95! Your guidance allowed me to get a GTX880m working in a Dell M6700 - something theoretically impossible. I didn't need to get rid of the Physx folder, however I needed a different approach to modding the INF file. I followed your tips and now everything works like charm. Now let's get to some testing! :) CHEERS

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I have an M17X-R3 with an 880M and have used these modded drivers before without issue.

 

The latest Windows 10 update really screwed my  laptop up. Once I finally got it installed I was back to the white screen. I pulled the card and got the sound working again and then put the card back in. I am unable to install any of the nvidia drivers without it failing. I have tried the modded 368.25 and the 372.95 but no luck.

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hey j95,

 

This is raidriar over from NBR. I've been using your modded drivers for a long time with 780M SLI and now I try with the 980M SLI. I have a very weird issue in windows 7 when using the latest drivers. Whenever I am doing light work (browsing, typing, navigating windows, etc), the driver freaks out and crashes randomly (black screen for 3 seconds, revert back, says nvidia kernel driver crashes). I reverted to the 353.00 throttle free driver, and the issue is gone. I've tried several drivers from the 36x.xx and 37x.xx branches, all give me this issue. Any ideas?

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On 10/1/2016 at 0:20 AM, hoani said:

@J95 Here you are : 

nvcvi.zip

That's Clevo's stock inf, missing your HWIDs "13D8.6471.1558". Maybe nv_dispi.inf was used instead.

 

On 10/2/2016 at 8:39 AM, hoani said:

Same here... with P170EM, @J95 is on it.

 

The only version that works for me so far (did not update my driver for ages) is 359.12 BUT I had to uninstall the last version of Windows 10 Update (1607 - Anniversary Edition).

https://www.techinferno.com/index.php?/forums/topic/10533-hardware-mod-p150em-dgpu-direct-output-wip/#comment-150040
 

Win10 Ivy's HD4000 supported (pre-RS1) https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/25977/Intel-Graphics-Driver-for-Windows-10-and-Windows-7-8-1-15-33-


https://www-ssl.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/graphics-drivers/000005526.html
 

...or try Pre-RS1 Nv drivers 368.69 -> 369.00 Dev -> 368.25

 

On 10/2/2016 at 7:27 AM, manishman001 said:

Hi guys im trying to update the gtx 970m in my clevo p150sm-a but it doesnt work with any of the inf files on this forum. it gets a code 43 error on the latest version of windows 10. Im trying to get it to work so i can play forza horizon 3 but nothing works. the driver installs but then code 43 stops it from working, any ideas?

Like above, try pre-RS1 drivers.

 

On 10/2/2016 at 11:52 PM, Dr. AMK said:

Hi @J95 you are doing a great job just like your uncle.

I have a GTX 770m in Alienware 17 r5 with svl7 ROM Nvidia GTX 770m VBIOS "OC edition" - rev02, overclocked at 1150MHz as the attached picture, please find below the Hardware IDs requesting the best driver for it. NVIDIA System Information attached as well.

 

PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_11E0&SUBSYS_05AE1028&REV_A1
PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_11E0&SUBSYS_05AE1028
PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_11E0&CC_030000
PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_11E0&CC_0300
 

Thanks in advanced.

Alienware 17 - 770m OC.PNG

NVIDIA System Information 10-02-2016 10-50-21.pdf

  Optimus model? Try switching to dedicated mode and install drivers using nv_dispi.inf for AW laptops.  

 

On 10/2/2016 at 1:13 PM, Jolan said:

I have an M17X-R3 with an 880M and have used these modded drivers before without issue.

 

The latest Windows 10 update really screwed my  laptop up. Once I finally got it installed I was back to the white screen. I pulled the card and got the sound working again and then put the card back in. I am unable to install any of the nvidia drivers without it failing. I have tried the modded 368.25 and the 372.95 but no luck.

Optimus model? You must fully disable iGPU (BIOS), if it still doesn't work then disable the sound card. RS1 messed up both Sandy & Ivy bridge laptops.

 

https://communities.intel.com/thread/105081
https://www-ssl.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/graphics-drivers/000005526.html
 

 

12 hours ago, technos said:

hey j95,

 

This is raidriar over from NBR. I've been using your modded drivers for a long time with 780M SLI and now I try with the 980M SLI. I have a very weird issue in windows 7 when using the latest drivers. Whenever I am doing light work (browsing, typing, navigating windows, etc), the driver freaks out and crashes randomly (black screen for 3 seconds, revert back, says nvidia kernel driver crashes). I reverted to the 353.00 throttle free driver, and the issue is gone. I've tried several drivers from the 36x.xx and 37x.xx branches, all give me this issue. Any ideas?

 

Delete the proper folders before installing drivers, also uncheck "Hardware Acceleration" for Chrome, Firefox & Thunderbird.

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Yes it is Optimus. Windows 10 has been pissing me off and the latest update was the last straw. I went back to Windows 7. I got 359.12 installed but still had problems getting anything newer. I had missed disabling the integrated video in bios. Once I did that I got 372.90 installed no problem, Thanks J95.

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I believe there is a new driver coming out soon for gears of war 4 and possibly Mafia 3 too.

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7 hours ago, J95 said:

That's Clevo's stock inf, missing your HWIDs "13D8.6471.1558". Maybe nv_dispi.inf was used instead.

Mine is "13D8.7102.1558" in fact...

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supposedly the new driver, 373,02, is dropping soon and i am hoping it has support for mafia 3 and gears of war 4 when that drops.

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373.06 has dropped. Just waiting for J95 to made modded versions since I have no clue as to what to mod.

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21 hours ago, J95 said:

Delete the proper folders before installing drivers, also uncheck "Hardware Acceleration" for Chrome, Firefox & Thunderbird.

It doesn't happen exclusively with Firefox, it also happens with simply using Windows Explorer, which I assume is also hardware accelerated graphics for aero effect...Will wait for the new drivers and see if I can come up with a workaround. Some more experimentation showed this is only an issue with SLI enabled. When SLI is disabled, this issue goes away. PhysX has no impact on it and neither does the HD audio driver. I would say power states trigger the issue, but I see it changing power states on 353.00 without issue. Aero hardware accelerated graphics and firefox hardware accelerated graphics work fine too on 353.00 without any modification

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GeForce 373.06


    *Install drivers at your own risk* Windows 10 + GeForce Drivers are Killing Samsung and LG Notebook LCD Display Panels
      Uninstall both PrecisionX & MSI Afterburner (Keep RTSS) including screen overclocking tools *Still at risk*

 

       Requirements:

       Flash latest @Prema's v2 980M & 970M (Please consider donating to Prema)


  • Win10/8.1 'F8' Boot options 'Safe Mode' & 'Disable driver Signing'
    cmd (Admin)
bcdedit /set {default} bootmenupolicy legacy

 

        -> reboot -> F8 -> select 'Disable Driver Signature Enforcement' -> Install drivers

  • Run DDU "Clean & Shutdown (Safe Mode)
  • Extract driver using 7-Zip
  • Display.Driver folder,  copy/overwrite the proper .inf file(s).
  • Extracted driver package >> delete the following folders as shown below (don't skip this step)  -> run setup.exe  

       >>> Keep these folders only <<<

373.06.PNG

 

 

    INF MOD v373.06

nv_dispi.inf (including nvdmi.inf) PEG/Dedicated All Models: M15x, M17x, AW17 R1, M18x, AW18 R1 (including Optimus/M17xR4) excluding AW 2015 - GTX 980 , 980M , 970M , 965M , 880M , 870M , 860M , 780M , 770M , 765M , 680M , 675MX , 670MX , 660M

 

nvcvi.inf: Optimus Alienware 17 / 05AA (only) GTX 980M - 970M - 965M

    

GeForce 373.06 Win 7/8.1


GeForce 373.06 Win10

 

Alienware Laptops

nv_dispi.inf_v373.06_Win7_8.1_PEG_Dedicated_Alienware.zip

nvcvi.inf_v373.06_Win7_8.1_Optimus_Alienware_17.zip

 

nv_dispi.inf_v373.06_Win10_PEG_Dedicated_Alienware_CORRECTED.zip

nvcvi.inf_v373.06_Win10_Optimus_Alienware_17.zip

 

Clevo Laptops (non-Optimus)

nv_dispi.inf_v373.06_Win7_8.1_PEG_Dedicated_CLEVO.zip

nv_dispi.inf_v373.06_Win10_PEG_Dedicated_CLEVO_CORRECTED.zip

 

 

 

AW 900M Throttling workarounds:

M18xR2

Flash @Swick1981 [Bios Mod] M18xR2 - Legacy Support now Available 

M18xR2 980M workaround

 

Hibernation method HERE and HERE

 

 

 

@ All please use the SEARCH function to see if your question has been answered/posted already.

 

https://www.techinferno.com/index.php?/announcement/4-user-account-promotion-rules-read-before-posting/

 

On 7/9/2016 at 3:03 AM, J95 said:

@_ALL if you are enjoying @Prema's  work, please consider making a contribution HERE.

 

 

Much appreciated!

 

 

@technos try nv_dispi.inf v373.06 (minor change), remember to delete the folders above. Crashes can occur minutes after quitting firefox anyway.

 

@hoani install nvcvi.inf v373.06 below, 359.12 section 30  "13D8.7102.1558" were changed to "section 064" RS1 and "section 063" TH2 respectively by Nv.

Disable driver signing and delete the proper folders as shown above.

 

nvcvi.inf_v373.06_Win10_Optimus_Clevo_13D8.7102.1558.zip

 

 

 

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