AW M17 not an R5 vbios issue?

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  1. PTaylor

    PTaylor Notebook Enthusiast

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    Ok first thing is I know there was never an R5 for the AW 17. But it seems to be how this laptop is known. Anyways here is my issue. I installed as 980M everything I went fine as far as the install. Card detected and the driver installed no issues. But I noticed the GPU fan was not kicking on. So I ran HWinfo64 and basically found that the 980m is not reporting any temperatures. 0s across the board. My thoughts are either a bad 980m or I need to find a vbios that will work for this card. All thoughts and comments are welcome. Thanks in advance for any and all assistance.

    Oh ya @MickyD1234 if you see this it is not the R4 i was dealing with before. That one has been running like a champ.
     
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    PTaylor Notebook Enthusiast

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    My bad. It reporting temperatures but no fan GPU side. HWinfo64 will not activate the fans.
     
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    Rengsey R. H. Jr. I Never Slept

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    Well it wasn't the vbios. I think it might be the fan itself. I put the original 780 back in and the fan worked for a bit. But as soon as I went to benchmark the fan It crapped out. So it seems to be an intermittent issue with the fan. I have a replacement coming and will update when I get it in.
     
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