Alienware M18XR2 980 4gb Problem

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  1. Shark70

    Shark70 Newbie

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    Hi, I have a problem on my AW 18 R2, I tried to mount a gtx 980 4 gb but the screen remains black and I have 8 beeps, if I remove the button battery and then I plug it in again I have 5 beeps, I turn off and 8 beeps come back, I have tried many times my bios and A12, what can I do? maybe and the 980 not compatible? it was mounted first on a msi
    Thank you
     
  2. ssj92

    ssj92 Neutron Star

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    Shark70 Newbie

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    Yes 980m
    I’m A12 Bios
     
  4. Shark70

    Shark70 Newbie

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    what should I do? I have to go back to the Bios A11, with A12 it doesn't work, maybe I have to unlock it?
     
  5. Raidriar

    Raidriar ლ(ಠ益ಠლ)

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    Most likely incompatible card/VBIOS. I’ve never seen a 4GB 980M mxm variant
     
  6. Shark70

    Shark70 Newbie

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    if I buy a 980m 8gb with the stock bios A12 does it work or do I have to do something in particular?
     
  7. Rengsey R. H. Jr.

    Rengsey R. H. Jr. I Never Slept

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    it's a MSI GTX 980M 4GB
     
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    Raidriar ლ(ಠ益ಠლ)

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    I’ve never seen/handled one
     
  9. skindoe

    skindoe Notebook Geek

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    Is it a G-Sync card? Mentioning that as I don't think G-Sync cards are compatible?
     
  10. ssj92

    ssj92 Neutron Star

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    Go into BIOS while on A11 unlocked BIOS look for the video mode and change from PEG to SG.

    Then install into laptop and try.
     
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