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Sadly I am getting this after trying to follow the steps in the pdfs

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it seems windows 7 has a different method.

I am have two  780m gtx in an m18x R1, using windows 7 64bit.

 

I tried to locate the device and gpu ID from device manager

 

image.png.2dd34292650804ca0450fd28c646855f.png

 

if I understand correctly, 119F = 780m gtx, and 048F = m18x R1.

 

whenever I try modding both files NVDMI and NVDISPI, it doesn't seem to proceed with the installation.

also using older NVDMI and NVDISPI that worked with previous drivers is not working with this one.

 

maybe I am doing this wrong, or nvidia figured a way to counter using newer GPUs on older machines.

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Solved. just had to update nv_dispi under [NVIDIA_Devices.NTamd64.6.1] as it deals with windows 7

Plus the [strings] section as per TheTqM's posted pdfs.

 

Thank you!!

Edited by ahmadmud
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2 hours ago, ahmadmud said:

Solved. just had to update nv_dispi under [NVIDIA_Devices.NTamd64.6.1] as it deals with windows 7

Plus the [strings] section as per TheTqM's posted pdfs.

 

Thank you!!

That would be it.

 

Glad you figured it out. Happy gaming.

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I'm getting a:

Sorry, there is a problem

The page you are trying to access is not available for your account.

Error code: 2C171/1

 

 

Trying to download the instructions for modding the drivers... How do I get access???

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23 hours ago, MrMEEE said:

I'm getting a:

Sorry, there is a problem

The page you are trying to access is not available for your account.

Error code: 2C171/1

 

 

Trying to download the instructions for modding the drivers... How do I get access???

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

 

Although now that you're an elite member you should be fine to download...

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I've tried using a modded INF file for my Clevo 670MX on my Alienware M17XR4 without luck. Do you think a video card bios change is in order? If so how would it be done since I can't find a similar 3gb 670MX bios?

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On 3/9/2018 at 12:19 PM, ahmadmud said:

Sadly I am getting this after trying to follow the steps in the pdfs

image.png.4c3e492617e633c66edc679af64e50f7.png

 

it seems windows 7 has a different method.

I am have two  780m gtx in an m18x R1, using windows 7 64bit.

 

I tried to locate the device and gpu ID from device manager

 

image.png.2dd34292650804ca0450fd28c646855f.png

 

if I understand correctly, 119F = 780m gtx, and 048F = m18x R1.

 

whenever I try modding both files NVDMI and NVDISPI, it doesn't seem to proceed with the installation.

also using older NVDMI and NVDISPI that worked with previous drivers is not working with this one.

 

maybe I am doing this wrong, or nvidia figured a way to counter using newer GPUs on older machines.

You need a test mode enabled or it will fail

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This is very important to ANYONE who is currently using a modified system.

 

I installed the 1803 update an hour ago and while i was setting up to edit the drivers windows update INSTALLED the nvidia drivers without any need for modification.

 

I then restarted and tried installing the latest nvidia drivers..... they INSTALLED WITHOUT ANY NEED FOR MODIFICATION.

 

As of 1803 the M18Xr2 is OFFICIALLY SUPPORTED WITH SIGNED DRIVERS FROM NVIDIA/MICROSOFT guys!

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Really Sherlock? 980M is officially supported for  a year or so :D

 

780M/880M users still need to modify drivers. 

Edited by Ezio21

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On 01/05/2018 at 5:19 AM, Infini said:

This is very important to ANYONE who is currently using a modified system.

 

I installed the 1803 update an hour ago and while i was setting up to edit the drivers windows update INSTALLED the nvidia drivers without any need for modification.

 

I then restarted and tried installing the latest nvidia drivers..... they INSTALLED WITHOUT ANY NEED FOR MODIFICATION.

 

As of 1803 the M18Xr2 is OFFICIALLY SUPPORTED WITH SIGNED DRIVERS FROM NVIDIA/MICROSOFT guys!

Mine is showing as 'Microsoft Basic Display Renderer'. And could not detect if it is 970m card.

Maybe we still need an inf file with a freshly installed system.

My system is windows 10 btw.

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Hey guys, new here, i have an M17xR4 that i installed a  970m on lastnight. I was able to edit my NVDMI.inf successfully and I can see it in device manager, also in GeForce. It shows current 419 driver from last month but when I try to play games it still uses th on board card. I've tried disabling the HD graphics and also tried making nvidia GPU primary card to no avail. 

 

I think I may need to mod the NVDSPI.inf but cannot figure out how. Any help would be appreciated.

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Ok so I was able to get it working. My buddy Vinx advised me to navigate to : Start Menu> Settings> Display > Graphics Setting (At the Bottom) and manually add the programs or games and change which card they should use by default. Works great. I also posted a Topic with a video here > 

 

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Posted (edited)

Hi everyone, I have the alienware m17x r4 (2012)  I need the prema version 2, 980m vbios, I can't find it anywhere, I'm getting ready to install the Gtx 980m and get rid of the Gtx 675, will I need a modded driver or will the new driver work without mods, I have the unlocked A15 bios installed, thanks to Klem, with the friendly nvidia drivers will I still need a modded driver? do I still need the modded vbios for the Gtx 980m, if so, can someone please give me the prema version 2 vbios, the Gtx 980m 8gb card I have has vbios 84.04.35.00.05, and a Dell part number of, 0G6RM3, the CPU I have is a i7 3940XM, I don't know if the CPU matters for the Gtx-980m upgrade, please help, also do I use the mobile nvidia driver or the desktop nvidia driver? I have Windows 10 pro 64bit installed, I think it's build 1809, thanks everyone, Shelby. :)

Edited by captcavy
Forgot to add mobile or desktop driver,

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Ok so up to the 419 drivers everything was working fine. Since the 425 and 430s released I cant manage to install the drivers properly without it limiting my clocks. I am basically forced to roll back every time.  Anyone know what is happening and if there is a possible fix for this?

I cant get over 900mhz, im on w7 x64.

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I am still using Windows 7 just updated windows update, I just use my Alienware M18XR2 for home theater, I do have a desktop so anyway I do want to see what can do gaming benchmarking, can i update to W10 without any issues? Also still on 345.20, tried running Ghost Recon Wildlands crashes really badly.

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