Hey Y'all! New to Tech Inferno!
I recently purchased a GTX 1070m for my Alienware m17x r4 and after going though all the hassle of unlocking the bios (A11), tweaking settings, adjusting the heatsink (not modified as the GTX 1070 fit perfectly) , thermal throttling and driver installing, everything seemed dandy - I ran a 3DMark Firestrike Benchmark and scored 11493, HWiNFO reported the average temperature of the GPU to be around 50C at idle and 60-70 with load,
While playing Tower Unite at a crispy 140 FPS, my game suddenly crashed and my system rebooted. After turning back on, the screen was suddenly corrupted, surprisingly it loaded into windows just fine. I checked the GPU in device manager and it said this:
"Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. (Code 43)"
Anyhow I tried to reinstall the graphics driver (451.48) with the modded inf but every time I restart my laptop to disable driver signature enforcement, it just blacks out and boots up into windows.
Could this be a corrupted vbios? If so, is there anyway I could get the vbios for the GTX 1070 (ebay listing here for more detail) as well as a guide to resetting it? And also, would this be an issue caused by overheating? As HWiNFO reported 50C idle after the incident - fans were running okay, while I still used the stock 3 pipe cooler without modifying it + Artic Silver 5 thermal paste. I might try replace the heat sink if it is the issue, that is, if I fix the corrupted card first before i refund it. Additionally, what would be the default thermal settings in the BIOS? since now that its unlocked It doesn't have the stock controlled preset.
Help would be greatly appreciated! Beers on me if you do!