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  1. 36 minutes ago, andrewff2 said:


    Hmm i've looked around and found this card and i'm willing to buy it. That's why i've asked!! don't mind doing some shenanigans in the notebook (bios, colling mod, cut the case and such) to make it work.


    Anyone here think that this is possible?! it's a MXM 3.0b sooooo it is compatible but i donno about the rest!!


    This GPU has certain things that are not proper 3.0b MXM spec. Look at the chokes (grey squares), vrms in b/w and the positions of them w.r.to your machine's heatsink. Here, check this for AW17 HS comparison.

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  2. Wanted to move to a stable driver newer one, from 369.05 I moved to 373.06 and I get Black screen boot and then machine reboots all over and then it boots successfully says PC ran into a prob checking the dmp file shows the nvlddmkm.sys / ntsokrnl (wmiacpi - this one is new one i noticed after 4th time of failure never saw it again tho), which error happened . Anyone with AW17 R1 could replicate this ? Running SVL7 vBIOS.



    Edit : Tried Prema v2 vBIOS, same issue, tried the driver 375.63 same issue with both vBIOSed. Tried disabling the Win8.1 fastboot no change, always happens when I shut the system down and start, with restart doesn't happen, A huge PITA T__T. Win8.1 something is happening with the new drivers...!!



    Edit2 : Weirdly after disabling the hiberfile using powercfg.exe -h off it boots (the reboot causing the system to boot everytime after that shutdown is because of the messed up hiberfil, wow ngreedia & I disabled the fast boot in BIOS it doesnt but the admin cmd does disable the fast booting properly wtf ? ) Keeping that aside, So what's the issue with the Hiberfile.sys on these new drivers ? They don't allow what ? Dafuq Nvidia shenanigans did omg !! 

    Trying the notebook drivers this time..


    EDIT 3 - Posted at Nvidia forums.

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  3. @J95, @Khenglish There's a new 1070N 3.0b that's better to go for rather than the MSI's 1060 MXM3.0b for the standard legacy machines. Apologies if It's posted already..



    But No idea on the availability at NBR or on market, Hope It makes it to us...



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  4. On 11/11/2016 at 11:58 PM, tomhalls2rallye said:

    could you write a quick step by step sorry to be a pain am a bit new to when it comes to this, do I just download the file from prema for 970m and open it up and click the nvflash application




    For 60Hz

    First get Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 installed under full UEFI, make sure you have AW OSD to switch Optimus / PEG modes.
    Second flash a vBIOS from Device mngr in optimus mode, Prema mod v2.0 / svl7


    How to flash ? -

    Disable the GPU from Devicemngr after booting to the Optimus mode & follow these steps below...


    1 - As I've said, see the zip and go through readme, there should be a bat file called modme.bat copy the commands from it, and rename the vBIOS to the same one in the cmd or issue the command wr.to the name of the vBIOS you set this depends on you, Run the command from Admin privileges cmd  (Modme.bat, wont execute depending on your OS and file permissions so best way is to run it manually)


    Third switch to PEG mode, get an INF mod (PEG INF only), preferably from this thread (Need to disable driver sign verification. Install this driver in PEG mode)



    For 120Hz

    I presume, No need to use the IGFX switch, Just go to the Devicemngr and disable the card, then flash and reboot and then Install the INF modded driver from this thread, J95 always !



    Also make sure to use DDU to uninstall properly, I use this everytime when I need to update or rollback or clean OS installations.


    I'll also leave this here for all the Alienware 17 Owners who want to upgrade to a Maxwell GPU, Also this post too as a safety precaution for the MSI-AB and EVGA PX for all LVDS machines (60Hz)


    Also check NBR for these similar threads (375.86 & 375.76 ) to get most out of your GPU without any perf loss.


    For now stable one seems to be 373.06,  I personally use 369.05 for now since I don't have newer games than DOOM but the BF1, Mirrors Edge Catalyst might need new Drivers like the 375.76..\


    Hope this clears out, Best of Luck.

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  5. 14 hours ago, Sebastian Rosenberg Lenda said:

    Thanks, i just didnt want to install before being sure since it says Clevo and not Alienware. :)


    FYI: I have problems with black screen and Audio/game continue in background, but i have to make a hard reset to get the screen to turn on again, what can be causing this?

    Check your temps & check this thread at NBR too.


    12 hours ago, tomhalls2rallye said:

    would your recommend the same bios for the 970m, have same laptop alienware 17x r4 running 3842qm processor




    Use Either of them and to Flash use the Premamod zip and copypasta or have a look at those commands from the batch files and flash them by going to Devicemngr and disabling them and after flash enable them, No need for the BIOS Legacy Flashing, Maxwell can be flashed from the Windows.

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  6. https://www.reddit.com/r/pcmasterrace/comments/5b9hdo/nvidia_adds_telemetry_to_latest_drivers_heres_how/d9mw9f0/






    In the case of Nvidia, Telemetry gets installed alongside the driver package. While you may -- and should -- customize the installation of the Nvidia driver so that only the bits that you require are installed, there is no option to disable the Telemetry components from being installed. These do get installed even if you only install the graphics driver itself in the custom installation dialog.





    At first they got with GFE 3.x and now they are being packed with the sole driver package as well.

    Sigh !! first Windows10 and now nGreedia as well...



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  7. OK, a full noobie question here, didn't this video of Mr. Fox and having talks with Unclewebb back then, the current limit throttle that's on Skylake was just a left over kinda thing and the video also states that Prema's BIOS update fixed that ? Couldn't find the posts, as it was long back.


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  8. 3 hours ago, Clyde said:

    Compal make barebones for Clevo or I missed something. :blink:


    6 hours ago, Z3us said:

    Isnt it a proof that there will be an upgrade for 1070? https://youtu.be/6zZWikvDLPw


    Guys, chill that's an MSI 1070 card (QS), It was posted here long back and even before that the MSI 16L1 barebone was there a.k.a Eurocom Tornado F5 now, Yes it does have the LGA socket and green mobo as opposed to black mobo with the new MSI machines, Also that card won't fit normal 3.0b mxm machines, dremel needed, with eDP LCD display, vBIOS & finally a EC hard mod for now on GPU (Again everything was posted by Prema here) to make them even work with P7,8 3 series & rest 3.0b MXM machines.  Also to let you know in case you've missed check the OP - 1060 MSI QS card with proper 3.0b mxm size, everything above applies to any Pascal upgrade on a Maxwell HW, wondering why ? Ngreedia !!

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  9. @Prema, Any thoughts on this cooling gimp with P775DM2/3





    There was 7 heat pipes on the old model with 980m, now current model with 1080 only gets 5 heat pipes and 1080 has higher TDP than 980m, now the result is the cpu is toasty on the new model




    Also notice that besides less heat pipes, in the P775DM2 the heat pipes don't run all the way to the end of the copper fin array, but they do in the P775DM1


    Also the fans seems to look small vs the old 60mm fans, Though they  are 12v ones..edit : And thick blades vs the old thin.

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  10. @Prema, I know this is not a good question at this busy time but just to clear out ambiguity, The EC signal that BIOS needs to fire the cards can it be done from a vBIOS ? or an sBIOS mod/update is a must ? If its the latter then we all Alienware owners can stop thinking about getting that 1060/Pascal cards once and for all. Thank you.

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  11. On 8/16/2016 at 5:21 PM, J95 said:

    Yep, already obsolete P870DM-G flagship, hopefully MSI's 1080 will work fine, even if I need to hard mod it...just not to spend a single dime on Clevo anymore...


    Yeah, Was reading all the pascal threads..from my knowledge I think 870DM can take 2 MSI 1070 in SLI and one 1080 Clevo  *Prema magic*, He was saying Pascal needs some EC signal to respond with the card else wont fire..also the eDP LCD.

    I think this Pascal refresh behind scenes were well planned by these corporates, First stab at the MXM3.0 form factor and the Unusual form factors and the real DT chips with gimped performance due to multitude of reasons as we know, very bad move honestly, all the previous HW can easily handle these new cards but they released so many new machines with BGA for more than 980M performance starting with 1060 powered Razer Blade which will throttle for sure as throttleboost3.0 is at work... Don't want to deviate too much, Apologies but here's this MXM 1060 (The URL shows 16L1 which is an MSI barebones/Eurocom Tornado F5 with LGA), which proves the Pascal can be designed with 3.0b afterall but they did that on purpose all those 1070 MSI's (idiotic corner tab) and Clevo pushing all the way to different design But hope they keep their faith next time if they fail us again then they are nothing less than Alienware, Still I'm worried more about HBM2...


    Congos on the powerful machine anyways, We can make use of it much more than they expect :D , For the INF, vBIOS mods If it's wasn't you and Prema & swick so many people would have succumbed to that corporate filth.


    Thanks again J95 keep up the good work.

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  12. On 3/28/2016 at 11:04 PM, nick81 said:



    Hey man


    Hope you can clarify something for me.

     I keep reading about throttling yet I've never faced it myself with my 980m. I did get some throttling with my old 880m but that was solved by flashing to SLV's vbios.

    With the 980m, flashed to Prema's vbios, I have never faced throttling on any driver version....


    How come others with practically the same setup as mine face severe throttling at time? Could it be hardware related, as in depend on the quality of the GPU itself? (ASIC?...)


    I had throttling very few times like it downclocks by 100Mhz on the core happens in Dota2 but Don't know what causes It, When I run BO3 after that throttle it doesn't but sometimes the GPU throttles like spikes happens very rarely though no Optimus only PEG, I guess It's the drivers because nvidia's borking things up at an alarming  rate.


    OT :  My Alienware 17 is affected by some LVDS cable or MoBo fault too...old 860M fried unknown cause (cracked at the core's vertex)  all things are breaking makes me gripe...

  13. 3 hours ago, harrisson_at said:


     i have a general question:


    Is there any difference in the drivers between 3D and normal Displays?



    All drivers have the 3D vision driver but 900M series doesn't have 3D support since Nvidia wants OEMs and ODMs to pay for the licensing fee, drivers are same for every 60Hz /120Hz panels.


    3 hours ago, harrisson_at said:

    And, last but not least: are the drivers specially modded for Alienware or usuable for other Notebooks?

    If they are only for Alienware, are they for specific models? Like M17 ore more specific M17 R3 ?


    Only Alienware machines as you can see in previous pages j95 posted for all the compatible models of this brand and thread title suggests the same, please read before you post.

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  14. Here's an

    Update 1 - the 364.51 does improve my FS GPU scores - NBR


    Update 2 - I did experience some sort of throttle with the 364.51, I think it's not related to any power settings like desktop mode. But I did changed the AWCC power settings again now to be safe and removed the old driver and rolled back to 362.00 no throttle (not max clocks) in the same situation by the way the game is Dota2.


    Hate this type of mess :(

    Extra info - 

    1 - Last week AlienFX was not turning on with powering on machine ( though it's set to off on OS boot) and had to do a sleep and resume to make them on on UEFI boot and go off on OS boot which is normal and should work as, read that AlienFX has those type of issues with sleep/hibernate etc.

    2 - I had a throttle once on 362.00 that had something to do with power issues, had to remove the PSU and plugging it back helped to restore max clocks again because of the power plan thing. I always keep high performance maybe some other mess..,Might also be due to powersettings, but that's a longshot because I always use Highperf so rolledback




  15. 8 hours ago, ibegohard1017 said:

    hello yo guy please   Prema vBIOS v2  work on  Alienware 17 R1 "Elitist" - i7 4710MQ | GTX 980M  8gb who can confirm ????


    It just works man.
    If you have AW17 R1 boot to optimus and from device manager disable the "Microsoft basic display adapter", copy the modme.bat's commands from prema mod zip and open the cmd window with administrator privileges then paste those commands, flashes the GPU (Ignore the PCI subsystem error -6 allows that so no worry) and then Boot to safe mode - Run DDU use "Clean and Shutdown" then use f8 to disable the driver signature enforcement and install the modded inf driver. It works, I had run Blackops 3 maxed-out and it doesn't throttle.

  16. From what I've read so far, in my M17x R4 with Win 8.1, Optimus and a modded driver the 980M will work without issue including overclocking?

    Yes they never throttle with optimus mode (you might not need a Win8.1 for this job but it's a safe bet for using dedicated mode, optimus really sucks ) in the M17x R4 and AW17 but they throttle in 120Hz/ PEG / SLI modes on Alienwares :06:.

  17. J95 Do I do this after I manually swap the gpus. That's were I'm confused. Well actually it all

    confuses me.lol

    I know I can only use windows 7 with optimus. I'm ok with that. That's how I want it to be. I don't like windows 8.1. The question I have . Is if I'm in optimus mode can I just simply swap the gpus and then do this driver stuff that you are talking about or do I have to do it first and then swap gpus. Or does it even matter. ?

    This UEFI requirement for dedicated / PEG / 120Hz setups on AWs is very unfortunate.

    Why don't you go ahead and do a fresh install to relieve all hassles and any future issues that might show up later ?

    And this optimus mode just sucks at playing high quality games like Crysis 3 better go for a full re-install of a Win8.1 and maybe a dual boot with Win7 could also be favorable since the Win7 excels in many things than win8 imo.

  18. So your saying if I install a 980m in my system .alienware 17 980m 60hz screen windows 7 running in optimus mode I can't overclock my card with afterburner anymore. I have to be in dedicated mode to be able to overclock my gpu.

    Well Tomjgx from nbr he's using his GTX970M ocd with optimus but I've read before from a guy who had tried ocing his 765M with optimus but failed....need repaste for OC on my machine here so I can't be sure of this.

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