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alienware 5790 bios update to 1.19w heavy video problems ???

Discussion in 'Alienware' started by enzo80, Sep 6, 2008.

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  1. enzo80

    enzo80 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hello,

    i have updated the bios of my alienware 5790 to 1.19w.
    It has an geforce 8600m gt 512MB installed.
    2GB RAM.
    For testing purposes T1300 Processor.
    Now the Graphics Card runs in 4bit Mode and the Device Manager in Vista32 Ultimate reports error code 12, there are not enough ressources to run this card properly.
    I load defaults in bios and make hardware reset by reinserting the bios battery.
    I have reinstalled vista after bios flash to 1.19w.
    With bios 1.15 the system runs without a problem.
    Any Ideas ??
    Is there any newer Bios for the m5790 ??
    Please mail any solutions to enzo80@gmx.de


    Thanks and Best Regards
     
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    namaiki Super Moderator Super Moderator

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    Why don't you flash the BIOS back to 1.15? (if you didn't have any problems before)
     
  3. enzo80

    enzo80 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Because i want to use 4gb of RAM and this is only possbile in bios 1.19
     
  4. enzo80

    enzo80 Notebook Enthusiast

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    has any other problems with 1.19 bios ?
     
  5. enzo80

    enzo80 Notebook Enthusiast

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    brainstew, what do you mean by !!! it says to mail solutions... ??????!!!
     
  6. rive0108

    rive0108 Notebook Consultant

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    I have bios version 1.20U, 4gb ram, and no problems.
     

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    enzo80 Notebook Enthusiast

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    rive108, would you be so kind and mail me the 1.20u bios to enzo80@gmx.de.

    Thank you very much
     
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    enzo80 Notebook Enthusiast

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    rive108, would you be so kind and mail me the 1.20u bios to enzo80@gmx.de.

    Thank you very much


     
  9. rive0108

    rive0108 Notebook Consultant

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    Can't.
    The BIOS was linked for me by Alienware tech support back in January, 2007 (to replace 1.15), andi it is no longer available in My Hive - unfortuniately at the time I didnt think to back it up onto my XP/Vista x86/x64 driver disk.
    You may be able to google for it though, or call Alienware's Tier 2 tech support for a link.
    Roswell Customer Support: 1-866-ROSWELL (Alienware Tier 2 support)

    Try reinstalling this as your version may be corrupt
    BIOS 1.19W
    http://aliendl.alienware.com/Mobile/m5750/BIOS/m5750_m5790_Bios1.19W.zip

    Update all your drivers here
    Alienware drivers and Resources page
    http://support.alienware.com/Suppor...ads_processed.aspx?os=&cat=32&manu=8&item=887
    Apparently BIOS 1.20 and the aliendl. ftp site no longer exist. Dead link deleted.
     
  10. enzo80

    enzo80 Notebook Enthusiast

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    I have bought this notebook from somebody in England and i have no account on alienware site.
    Can anybody download the 1.20n bios and mail it.

    Thank you so much
     
  11. enzo80

    enzo80 Notebook Enthusiast

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    i have searched alienware ftp server, but the bios folder is hidden or only for registrated members.

    ftp://alienware.com/
     
  12. rive0108

    rive0108 Notebook Consultant

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    I edited my links post. check it out again.
     
  13. rive0108

    rive0108 Notebook Consultant

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    Ps- 8600m gt 512MB -This card is not supported by 1.19/1.20 BIOS, and the MB had to been modified to even fit that card.
     
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    enzo80 Notebook Enthusiast

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    With bios 1.15 this card works without a problem und does fit without any modifications in that motherboard !
    So i can´t understand that the bios 1.19 is suddenly not compatible with this card ?????????????????
    Now it runs with bios 1.15 great but only with 2gb ram.
    So if there is no solution i l left it so.

    Thanks
     
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    enzo80 Notebook Enthusiast

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    PS- do you know if the bios 1.15 does support T7200 processor ?
     
  16. Ferrari

    Ferrari Notebook Evangelist

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    how do you update all of the m5790's drivers if alienware doesnt even update them? its been almost a year and i still have the same factory drivers.
     
  17. rive0108

    rive0108 Notebook Consultant

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    Vista will install/update all 32-bit/64-bit drivers (Windows Update) except for the following:
    note- all the below drivers support both x86/x64 Vista versions

    x1800/x1900 Catalyst Version 8.31.100.2 061108a-038707C (newer than the Alienware Catalyst version which does not support x64)

    Realtek HD Audio (enables HD audio manager features for muting of speakers when headphone jack used, and enables voume knob)

    ISO dvd image creation for default Vista Burner ( not necessary if using 3rd party software such as Nero)
     
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