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    [m17x R5] New 970m installed - Clock speed low

    I flashed the vBIOS before I got it working. I'm not really sure what it's done or if it's made any improvement. The OSD was what was messing up my graphics switching i.e not switching at all. Have you used the nvidia inspector to see whether your card is throttling up fully to P0? Mine was stuck at P8.
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    [m17x R5] New 970m installed - Clock speed low

    Hi MrSweet, I sorted this out in the end here's the info from another longer post.. SOLVED: after a LOT of mucking about with drivers and modded files I think it was a failed install of Alienware's On-Screen Display. It wouldn't install or uninstall and kept giving me odd error codes. I manually cleaned all the entries from the registry by searching for "on-screen" and deleted folders or keys where necessary. After a reboot the software installed properly and now the benchmarks are looking goooood... http://www.3dmark.com/compare/fs/7101078/fs/7242613
  3. Hi people, I'm Matt also known as SmellyLlama (you can find me on steam under that name). I've been an avid Pc fan since I was a wee lad, playing NASCAR on my dad's work computer and installing Sierra games that came on 12 floppy disks. Lately I had to downsize my gaming rig to a laptop and ended up with an Alienware m17x which I have upgraded with more ram, msata hdd, ssd and a hybrid ssd. I've been using Windows 10 from the moment it was available and have had problems that have slowly worked themselves out, very happy with it now. At home I have a small media server and run Kodi around the house on Raspberry Pi's, this has been a fun project. Look forward to a fun community, cheers.
  4. does the optimus switching work with this driver? I can't get mine working for the life of me.
  5. Hi all, just upgraded from an 860m 2GB to a 970m 6GB and not having much luck getting it to switch from onboard to the 970m. I've modified some drivers and so far the Optimus switching doesn't seem to be working properly. I have the Prema vBios installed. The card fires up when I run 3Dmark and hits 1038MHz in P0 then over the next 30 seconds or so throttles back down to P8. It's done this since the install and nothing I've tried has fixed it. Hardware IDs for the card is; PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_13D8&SUBSYS_05AA1028&REV_A1 PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_13D8&SUBSYS_05AA1028 PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_13D8&CC_030000 PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_13D8&CC_0300 more than happy to post more information if needed, pulling my hair out at the moment :S SOLVED: after a LOT of mucking about with drivers and modded files I think it was a failed install of Alienware's On-Screen Display. It wouldn't install or uninstall and kept giving me odd error codes. I manually cleaned all the entries from the registry by searching for "on-screen" and deleted folders or keys where necessary. After a reboot the software installed properly and now the benchmarks are looking goooood... http://www.3dmark.com/compare/fs/7101078/fs/7242613
  6. Hi everyone, hopefully someone can help. I have successfully (to a fashion) installed a new 970m in my laptop, it is discovered in the BIOS and Device Manager. The card seems to run, I can see it in GPU-Z and the temperature and clock speeds are displayed in GPU-Z. Windows 10 installed the driver on it's own and I modded and installed the latest NVIDIA driver 361.43. I'm seeing a low score (lower than my 860m) in 3Dmark and a lower clock speed (540Mhz) instead of what I would expect (somewhere around 900). Guessing I need to install an earlier driver, the optimus switching isn't working on the FN+F5, but I'm not sure which driver to choose as the older recommended one doesn't show in the NVIDIA search. i7-4710MQ 16GB DDR3 PC3-12800 480 mSATA 256 SSD ST500 Hybrid SSD BIOS version A14. I've attached a screenshot from 3Dmark for reference. Anything else I can supply to help? Cheers
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