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Alienware m18xr2 gtx980m help

Discussion in 'Alienware 18 and M18x' started by NODicce, Jan 31, 2018.

  1. Rengsey R. H. Jr.

    Rengsey R. H. Jr. I Never Slept

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    You need to use the 330 Watts power brick.
     
  2. Theguywhobea

    Theguywhobea Notebook Enthusiast

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    Yeah for two 980's I would think you'd definitely need the 330W brick.
     
  3. NODicce

    NODicce Notebook Enthusiast

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    Alright so I got an update here now, I only have 1 980m and upgraded to a 330w power supply now the old drivers 345.20 no longer work and with updated drivers running in peg after windows logo I get a white screen and in sg the screen turns off
     
  4. NODicce

    NODicce Notebook Enthusiast

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    Also do I need to be running this in some sort of uefi mode I have windows 7 running legacy I beleive
     
  5. atricus

    atricus Notebook Enthusiast

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    Im not sur if i can help you
    But try to do uefi enabled and legacy enabled too
    I havent the same pb but maybe similar and i solved mine hope that Will solve for tou
     
  6. NODicce

    NODicce Notebook Enthusiast

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    @Raidriar hey man if you got a chance or time would you be able to answer a few questions? And possibly help me out with this?
     
  7. Raidriar

    Raidriar Notebook Prophet

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    1. Run DDU in safe mode
    2. Install both 980Ms
    3. Reboot into BIOS, set video mode to PEG (you need my BIOS or Swick's BIOS to do this). Make sure you are using a 330W PSU
    4. Install latest drivers from nvidia
    5. reboot into BIOS, set graphics mode to IGFX, save, exit, get into windows (make sure intel hd 4000 drivers are installed)
    6. let windows load everything, then reboot into BIOS, set graphics mode back into PEG, save, and reboot into windows. enjoy.

    *You can do this in win 7, 8, or 10
    *You don't need Pure UEFI mode
    * don't use SG mode with two 980M graphics cards installed
     
  8. NODicce

    NODicce Notebook Enthusiast

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    @Raidriar I'm going to do this and reseat my 980m is there also any good way to test or something I should be looking for on the card to test or see if it's faulty? Just curious because when I plugged in the 330w power from 240w my setup stopped working on the old drivers and just boots t a white screen after windows logo
     
  9. Raidriar

    Raidriar Notebook Prophet

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    Not really. If you install fresh drivers and you get weird colors after the windows logo, it's usually a hardware fault.
     
  10. NODicce

    NODicce Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hey @Raidriar I took apart my comp and I took out graphics card there is some thermal paste spilling off the die to surrounding area could that be causing problems? And is it safe to clean surrounding area with iso or something similar?
     
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