AW18 980m SLI second fan solution ?

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  1. mido.fayad

    mido.fayad Notebook Guru

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    Aw18 works perfect without any modding with the 980m sli as the laptop already shipped with it .. so any bios as a11 or a12 or a13 or a14 will work with you but you have to use the vbios from Dell...
    My laptop comes with gtx 980m SLI and it was working perfect till my main card blown from the heat 3 days ago .. I was very lazy to paste it that's why the main card is dead now .. the problem that I haven't backed up the main vga vbios so i just removed the main one and used the secondary card and it recognized without any problem but i had to ddu the driver first to let the windows recognize it as the main card ..
    The problem was that the fan isn't working so i rememberd that I don't have any backup bios so i just flashed it with the above bios and it worked perfect as it's made for the main card but I backed the slave vbios in case if I needed it again .. so if you need i can upload the secondary bios for you

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    Yes, I would try your VBios. Please upload it
     
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    Thanks
    Which VBios version is it?
     
  5. mido.fayad

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    It's for nvidia gtx 980m 8gb slave card ...
    Bios version : 84.04.85.00.0D

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    Is it a special bios? Can‘t find that on techpowerup
     
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    I also recommend being on the latest or second latest BIOS for 980M SLI as it was officially supported.
     
  8. mido.fayad

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    It's the perfect bios for 980m sli for the slave card .. this is the bios that the came with the card with alienware 18 that shipped with 980m so no problems at all with fans or any thing... all other bios on the tech techpower are for the main card not the slave so that you will get problems with the fan

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    So to make it clear .. the fact that both cards should have the same bios isn't correct .. my Alienware 18 already shipped from factory with gtx 980m sli ... the main card have bios version 84.04.35.00.05 while the slave card have bios 84.04.85.00.0D ... so this is the perfect bios to get both fans working ... note that I learned it because when I replaced the 2 cards when the main died, my main card doesn't get fan working because it has bios of the slave ...
    Here is pic from my main card showing ticket on it with the bios and also pic from the bios of the slave card [​IMG][​IMG]

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    Great. Thanks
    I will try it on Monday
     
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