By Eviling Dark
I bought Dell gtx 880m for my m18x r2.
I thought there would be fewer problems than with gtx 970m.
Installed it and the laptop at the start produces 8 sound signals with black screen.
I tried to flash a11 and a12 BIOS and it did not help.
Not sure whats holding me back. Maybe I need an unlocked bios flash. old card was a GTX 680m 4GB. New Card is an GTX 880m 8gb. The card fits, shows up in device manager originally as a microsoft generic adapter. After modding inf in the nvmii.inf file I was able to get past the compatibility scan, however the driver fails to install and now the card is shown as an unknown device. Im sure its BIOS, but Im not sure what Bios to grab. I downloaded the latest bios from MSI and flashed. No problems there. im currently on E16F3IMS.50X. tried modding and older driver from nvidia, but the same problem occurs. passes scan, fails the driver install. doing it manually by pointing to the inf fails too with different errors each time. At my whits end, please point me in the right direction.
MSI GT60 0NE 403us
3rd gen ivy bridge 3630qm
I am a new to techinferno - what brought me here is an issue with a Precision M6700 I bought myself lately. The laptop came with no GPU in it, however I have a GTX 880m that fits it's MXM slot. When I plugged the card in I though it was all I needed to do - I'm used to desktop upgrades, so I thought - it fits - why not? Turns out the PC's BIOS can't figure out what card is in it - with Optimus "off" I can see "unknown video card" with 8GBs of RAM. Windows 10 x64 Anniversary Edition works and recognizes the GPU as "Microsoft Universal Video Adapter", but the HWid suggests it's a GTX880 - in fact I can even see it properly detected by GPU-Z.
So I browsed through lots of topics on upgrading, modding and customizing drivers but none of the methods worked for me, apart from one - Mr Fox's modded desktop drivers. I managed to install all the nVidia components, yet can't get the card working properly - launched Bioshock Infinite to see if it is on and it wasn't. Apparently my M6700 wants to perform only on Intel HD graphics from the CPU (3940XM). I tried flashing different vbios, updated the Dell bios to the latest one (A15), and tried modding NV drivers - no luck so far. Installing drivers (DSE turned off obviously) sometimes gives a post "no compatible hardware was found" and at other times with different mods and versions I get a message that it was all recognized, yet the driver "migh have been corrupted or smth"...
I still believe that it is possible to make it work if it's only a software issue. Question is - how deep do you have to get into modding to make it work? Is the GTX 880m even worth the effort? Maybe I should search for a way to mess with M6700 BIOS? You might wonder why I want it - the answer is simple - I don't want a Quadro card here as I see a potential for some gaming on the workstation which has excellent build quality and great computing power.
That's when I come to you asking for help - I've seen people upgrading their laptops with the impossible, so I believe there's still hope.
Other useful info: I have a spare Quadro K5100 to try out, but from what I've read, there might be issues with that one as well...
If anyone reads the thread - I was succesful with the upgrade - everything installed and working. I wish it was more stable, but still it runs great. If you need any tips, just PM me
First sorry for my english and olso if i dont use tu good search option
My friend have same problem with Alienware m18x r2 880m sli on Windows 10
Hi instal drives and all card work but problem is with throlling. I give him unlocked bios A10 but there is new problem
Hi have no throlling buy now dont work sli option. Hi cant turn it on.
If he go back to orginal bios A12 then sli is working but he get throlling back.
I see that same people here have 880m sli on m18x r2 but cant find how they do that and have no throlling options.
I will be greatful for yours help. If you need same more information then say and i will try to pust here