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  1. Thank you for the Update after so long. Very glad to know you are still in the scene . Curious If I could get some feedback on my specific situation, (to determine if I should under go the update from your 1.x mod. -Staying on windows 10. -i7-3920XM -GTX 980m (2x) SLI (Personalized vBIOS - Paid) -No further Hardware changes planned "Issues" -Fan control is bad. with HWINFO64 its either Slow or Full speed. Annoying Are there any tangible benefits for my use case?
  2. GeForce 378.78 Win 7/8.1 Keep getting temporary black screens while using this version in games, like if the Driver is crashing, using dual 980m in SLI. did not get these black outs in 378.72, going to revert
  3. Isn't that old? We are on verison 378.49 or is the Vulkan a separate line?
  4. @Tulius Hey buddy I haven't been following, Sorry if this is off base. If what you are running is in your sig. you should be ok. I had no issues myself. Try Manually modding the driver I have had some really good luck here
  5. M18X R2 Drivers Windows 7 x64 Dell's website isn't showing drivers for the M18X R2. Here is the backup off my thumb drive for those who need them until the show back up, Win 7 x64 https://www.dropbox.com/s/fmue5c9dweeqfnu/M18X R2 Drivers.7z?dl=0
  6. Probably not the BIOS, but give Swicks Bios a shot. If that doesn't do it my GUESS maybe a monitor going out? at least the controller. Did you have windows 10 installed by chance? If so you might be one of the victims of the dead monitor conspiracy. I believe Mr. Fox found a fix, but it requires direct reprogramming of the Display controller with special hardware. Again just guessing trying to help. Sorry if i waste your time. I'm sorry to see that beast of a machine having troubles. and GOOD luck man! Also... I was going to ask if your CPU was overheating and shutting down, but you said that it works on external just fine. hmm. Feeling like it's the display controller for sure.
  7. hmm, Is anyone else having trouble downloading files? I keep getting the error message: Error code: 2C171/1 The page you are trying to access is not available for your account.
  8. A warning about 372.54 on the M18X R2. I would stay away from this driver version. It's has caused me nothing but issues with the 980m SLI. dim screen, random "hard" driver crashes, BSOD, random game crashing in Fallout 4. I rolled back to 369.05 and is well again. (I am running Prema's internal v2 low V mod, this may or may not matter, Only bring it up due to the reduced TDP in the newer drivers) Your milage my vary... This is only feedback in case one of you have issues as well Extra Info, I use the newest version of DDU between driver versions, and perform "clean" installs of the drivers. Also tried the notebook version as well as the desktop version, and 3x each. Note: Always use DDU in between driver versions. Keep up the great work J95. "You da man"
  9. The kit the guy that sold me my cards came with sizes ranging for .5, 1.0, and 1.5 depending on the component. sorry i can't be more specific. I should have taken a picture as everything was labeled
  10. No errors abrupt restarts. Just a couple things to check off the top. Thermals. Check if your fans are still running. Download hwinfo64 and monitor everything. Blow everything out as well. This is what comes to mind I've seen this many times on clients computers. Especially laptops.
  11. Backup your vBIOS with GPUz there is a little save button to the right of the BIOS Version box. Yes Flash Premas v2 vBIOS... use the generic version (it's under Clevo <- this one works for all systems. Do NOT use the AW18 vbios).. There is a readme in the download. the password is the website name (minus www.) -not the wordpress name) there are 2 ways to flash (both are through windows). either disable the drivers in device manager and run the included bat files, there is one file for the primary card and one file for the slave card. Or what works for me is just run GPUz in the background to keep the cards active and then run the bat files. You will more then likely get a message saying that the ID's of the cards don't match the vBIOS. This happens a majority of the time...(IF you are sure you downloaded the correct one for your cards, ignore the warning and flash.) the vBios is backward compatible all the way down to windows 7 and up to windows 10, so you can flash it anytime. the older drivers don't work with the new vBIOS you will want to use 368.25 and up to avoid any issues (I'm sure the compatible driver list goes back further then 386.25 but this happens to get great benchmark scores. I am using 369.05 and am getting the highest scores on 3dmark11 yet.) as far as windows 10 goes, make sure you are in UEFI mode and NOT legacy mode **unless Swick has came out with a BIOS that allows Legacy mode for your specific laptop**. I would advice a clean install, you can use google to find out the best way for you to make a usb drive bootable for windows 10, if you are using a microsoft ISO you can use their tool to make the usb drive bootable and it will also dump all the files you need on the drive. if you are using a non standard MS ISO. you will have to google to find the other way to do this. Hope this helps
  12. @Mr. Fox I definitely will big brother! Will be neat to see if it works with the 980m in SLI Ill let you know tomorrow some time! Update: Well it only throttled during the first test 2x, where normally it throttles about 8x in the first test and 2x in the 2nd test. BUT I still was unable to break 25k on the GFX scores. Time to see if a mild OC of 60/100 can work with out bringing the score down further. using the new j95 369.05 driver. 3dmark P18220 Update 2: the 60/100 OC caused throttling dropping the score 500+ Oh well it was worth a try. SLI just needs too much power these baby beast just can't hang anymore Oh well, it has been a good run. (not saying that it's not still a beast and can't play all games out currently on max settings. just that I can't see it able to get any faster for future games that come out 2 or 3 years from now) Probably upgrade next spring and join the BGA killing spree TEAM
  13. Ahh I see what you mean. @Prema is protecting us from our selves Thank you sir Yeah i just checked, he has non G-Sync cards, exact same as mine
  14. I had windows 10 running for about a 2 weeks before switching back to windows 7 (windows 10 benchmark scores where about 1k less.) even after disabling everything I could. running the 368.xx drivers. with no problems, playing Fallout 4 in SLI on 980m's. seemed okay. I think what ever was causing the issues is gone now. (silently of course, I mean why would they admit to it, then they would have to pay for the damages). Just to be clear I am using Prema's V2 vBIOS and Swicks a11 unlocked BIOS for the M18X R2 and I was running windows 10 in legacy mode. <-- Not sure if that matters. Also if you have some driver issues. (I dont' remember exactly which ones I used) but SOME of the windows 10 drivers for the AW18 work on the M18X R2. just a helpfull hint. Still advise to stay away from evga precision. nVidia Inspector is good to go, also try out Prema's vBIOS to OC your GFX card
  15. It's against forum rules to send the files that are restricted. Good news though... The easiest way to get promoted is to go to other forums and help out. Answer a few easy questions on things that you have had problems with before and help out a few other people that could use your guidance. I know it is a bummer to not have instant access, but this is a small privately run webserver the money made from memberships goes directly to the cost and maintenance of the the website and server costs. Additionally requiring posts forces you (us) to answer questions for other users that are stuck and need advice. I believe it's only 5 (QUALITY) posts to get promoted. And yes they can see and do check if they are quality or spam. I hope you understand the need for this! With respect!
  16. Everything I have read suggest that you do not need an unlocked BIOS on the AW18, just run it in UEFI mode (not legacy) with windows 8.1 (UEFI in BIOS settings) Run BIOS A12 or better (if available) Before install 980m in AW18 you need to modify Bios settings: Under Boot Section: Secure Boot: Disabled, Load Legacy Option Rom: Disabled, Boot List Option: UEFI Read more: http://forum.notebookreview.com/threads/step-by-step-980m-install-in-alienware-18.768916/
  17. New option Legacy Mode support, Working with windows 7, Raid-0 SSD Trim support enabled
  18. @ArcticSoldier I only had it installed for a week on my M18X R2 with dual 980m SLI, but I did get about 40 hours of Fallout 4 in. Ran fine for me, Back on windows 7 now with @Swick1981's Modified BIOS. Note, all my benchmarking scores where about 1k less on windows 10, Highly recommend staying on Windows 7 IMHO
  19. Try using DDU it auto disables display driver updates after running. Try running it in windows mode first (without rebooting to safe mode) You may have been luck... For me, on an older version, It hung my system. http://www.guru3d.com/files-details/display-driver-uninstaller-download.html
  20. For the modified drivers go here Look for this post Download nv_dispi.inf_v368.25_Win10_PEG_Dedicated.zip This works the the newest driver as well. (Although the newest isn't always the best) Simply download the driver from nvidia (ATTEMPT to install it... it will Fail) ^This will exact all the files to C:\NVIDIA\DisplayDriver\368.XX put the nv_dispi.inf in C:\NVIDIA\DisplayDriver\368.XX\Win8_WinVista_Win7_64\International\Display.Driver\ (Overwrite "YES") Disable Driver Signature Enforcement....Log off, then in the bottom right hand corner hold shift and then right click the power button. select restart This should enter recovery mode OR! and alternative way... Click the Start menu and select Settings. Click Update and Security. Click on Recovery. Click Restart now under Advanced Startup. Click Troubleshoot. Click Advanced options. Click Startup Settings. Click on Restart. On the Startup Settings screen press 7 or F7 to disable driver signature enforcement. Now Run this file... C:\NVIDIA\DisplayDriver\368.81\Win8_WinVista_Win7_64\International\Setup.exe Only install Display Driver Audio Driver PhysX Here is a visual guide to Disabling Driver Signing Enforcement http://www.howtogeek.com/167723/how-to-disable-driver-signature-verification-on-64-bit-windows-8.1-so-that-you-can-install-unsigned-drivers/
  21. Firestrike on 980m SLI with Prema vBios v2 Throttling on stock clocks http://www.3dmark.com/3dm/13608329?
  22. This is from Dell BUT another user had the exact same issue and it turned out to be a loose ribbon cable! Here is some "helpful" troubleshooting tips from Dell as well http://www.dell.com/support/Article/us/en/19/496582/EN I hope It's not your CPU, I would open it back up and reseat your CPU and double check all ribbon cables, It is VERY easy to plug them in half way. NOTE: Be Very...I mean VERY careful with those tiny clips, They do not make replacements. And they break easily make sure you have a good plastic clip puller (plastic flat too with a small ledge at the end)
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