Alienware 18 BIOS A12 Findings & Fixes

Discussion in 'Alienware 18 and M18x' started by Spartan, Sep 26, 2015.

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  1. Spartan

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    i want one for the 17 R1 FFS!
     
  3. Prema

    Prema Your Freedom, Your Choice

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    M18xR2 has massive throttle with the new official Dell GTX980M vBIOS':

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    I'll give this a try later. Hope I don't have to undo anything like my UEFI setup,
     
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    @Prema, do you mean this new bios will over write your vbios? And I would have to reinstall your vbios, or do you mean there is a new separate Dell vbios.
     
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    Prema Your Freedom, Your Choice

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    Dell also released official vBIOS for 980M and 970M.

    The system BIOS is good, use it!

    EDIT: I'll prepare an AW18 specific OC vBIOS Mod to make sure the FANs are working correctly.
     
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    Alright, I've updated to bios a12 now what?? Do I undo the UEFI I did to get the the 980ms to work. Does this mean all the hard work everyone did to get the 980ms to work is now void? Is the only thing a new comer to 980s have to do is upgrade to bios a12, then slap in the 980 and it will work?
     
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    If you are feeling brave, see if you can flash the new Dell vBIOS and check to see if you can boot in legacy mode! You would be doing the community a big favor with this test.
     
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    sooo....i take it that everyone´s so crazy about legacy mode in order to be able to run the 980M in win7?
     
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    Bingo. Nobody wants the cancer that is UEFI + Win8 or Win10.
     
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