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Cless

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    P170HM - GTX 485M Issue

    I see, that sounds pretty bad... Don't take my word for it, but if I recall properly, there was only a very small quantity and specific graphic cards with the proper vBIOS that worked on this laptop. I don't remember if it was possible to change it or downgrade it once it was patched without breaking it. If they don't have the proper vBIOS or if someone update it them at some point, it just won't work (like Khenglish explained up there). I ended up discarding the option of replacing the card because the ones that had the proper vBIOS were always around $500-800, and in all seriousness... Nowadays you can get a PC that performs better for that kind of money. That's why I decided to send it to get be fixed by a technician for about $100 (not that it mattered much in the end because I changed to a P775dm3 recently).
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    P170HM - GTX 485M Issue

    Well, that doesn't sound like the GPU or CPU, so maybe its the hardrive. Have you tried to wipe it clean and install from 0 the OS?
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    P170HM - GTX 485M Issue

    I see, I won't risk it then! Btw... I tried to power up the pc without the GPU, and it refused to do so. The screen just stayed black and the PC started beeping (but when I insert the GPU back in, it loads windows like if nothing had happend (except for the complete black screen of course)). Is that supposed to be so? I guessed that I could run with the integrated Intel HD3000, in fact, I could even run Pillars of Eternity through remote control and it worked (at 5fps, but it loaded everything up like if I had the integrated graphics working). Could this mean something more is busted? EDIT:(I found the reason why did that, so no worries at all! :P)
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    P170HM - GTX 485M Issue

    UPDATE! I was looking for a GTX680 (this one: http://www.aliexpress.com/item/NVIDIA-GeForece-GTX-680M-2GB-DDR5-1344sp-MXM-3-0-SLI-Laptop-Graphics-Card-for-M17/32269576149.html ) in aliexpress and asked the guy who is selling it about the vBIOS. He answered me with this: And then proceded to add me this link: What do you guys think about it? Its even possible to put a GTX780M on a Clevo P170HM? http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/NVIDIA-GeForece-GTX-870M-GDDR5-4GB-2500MHz-1536SP-MXM3-0-Laptop-Graphics-Card-for-M17-M18/1522480_32261821337.html I really don't know if he know something I don't, or if he is just trying to sell it to me at any cost...!
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    P170HM - GTX 485M Issue

    No problem Khenglish, thanks one more time for helping, and the awesome link! I'll stay around the forum and participate, that way I will also get the promotion
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    P170HM - GTX 485M Issue

    I see, since the 680m is around 60-80€ more expensive, I think its reasonable to try and get one! I'm reading on the old forum topics but can't seem to find the vBIOS I need. Do you remember by any chance what is the vBIOS I should ask for when buying a 680m? If not I'll just pick the 580m and be done with it hahah
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    P170HM - GTX 485M Issue

    Good, then I'll go ahead and pick that one out! Thanks a lot for your help Khenglish! You saved my day ^^ PS. Just out of curiosity... Since I'm already changing it... can I upgrade the card on the p170hm? XD
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    P170HM - GTX 485M Issue

    I see! And no, sorry Khenglish, I don't. I'm just a random 3D artist with basic knowledge about computers and barely no tools... (I've been preparing for the worse, and looked up for a replacement... Do you know if this would work? http://www.ebay.es/itm/NVIDIA-GTX-485M-2GB-2048-MB-N12E-GTX-A1-Laptop-Notebook-Graphics-Card-MXM-III-3-/331645386779?hash=item4d379b001b:g:hVkAAOSwgQ9V06nK )
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    P170HM - GTX 485M Issue

    Yes, the slot was perfectly clean, and no, I can't borrow someone else's card until summer or so... :/ I checked after one hour if the card warmed up, and yeah, it does slightly (the thing is that before, even resting like now, it heated up way more). (Btw, thanks for the help! :D)
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    P170HM - GTX 485M Issue

    Ok, card reseated and nothing changed. So it seems I'm not that lucky, it keeps doing the same. Any other idea? Or should I be looking for a replacement for it already?
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    P170HM - GTX 485M Issue

    Well, I had some randoms BSOD, but I changed the thermic paste and it solved most of it. I'm trying now, I'm having trouble because I striped one of the screws because it was way to hard to remove.
  12. Hello! I need some help with my 5 year old P170HM here! Yesterday I turn it on like always and I realize the screen doesn't work. At first I thought my screen was dead, so I tried to conect it to my other screen through the DVI and HDMI connectors on the back, still nothing. I noticed the PC was still booting up normally, so I used the "Remote desktop" on my desktop PC to try and control it. It worked so I opened the Device Manager, and then I saw that it doesn't detect the GPU anymore (even if its clearly installed in the slot). I think my gtx485m might be dead. Do you guys know if that's for sure or if I can try to do something to fix it yet? In case you need to know... the PC has this specs: Clevo P170HM Windows 10 Pro -64bit Intel i7 2820QM 8GB DDR3 Nvidia GTX 485M Thanks for your time!
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