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Nvidia Geforce GTX 680m to 980m - Faulty GPU or problem with install?

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So I just received a 980m in the post and after installing it I was greeted by multiple system crashes on my Alienware m17xr4 and was unable to install new drivers.

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Is there a step in the intallation process I missed? A bios setting I was supposed to change? The laptop is already set to UEFI mode in preperation for this and upon putting the old 680m back in the system it now works again. I have heard that I need to change INI files to install drivers but I expected it to at least function without large bugs such as these. Do you think that this GPU is faulty or have I done something wrong?

 

Thanks for any help you can give.

 

- M

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You could try NVCleanstall, but this looks like artifacting which is a hardware issue. Most likely RMA or return.

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