AW18 980m SLI second fan solution ?

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  1. mido.fayad

    mido.fayad Notebook Guru

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    Waiting for your test.. I'm sure it will work out if box for you

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  2. razor0601

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    Update:

    I flashed your VBios. After that both fans seems to work. But system hangs also after new Win10 installation, or system is ultra slow. And when I change the slave gpu to the main MXM slot and leave the MXM 2 slot free, the card gives me in windows a white, a blue or a Blackscreen after 10sec~.
    The main card doesn’t do that.
    And it doesn’t matter which VBios the slave GPU has.

    ???
     
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  3. mido.fayad

    mido.fayad Notebook Guru

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    Please read my comment again

    The slave bios won't work if you put the slave card in the mxm 1 slot and fam won't work .

    So to make it easy for you..

    1-the master card should have thr bios of the main card which I gave you its number 84.04.35.00.05 and it's listed as msi if you tried to download it and I can't upload it to you as may main card died .. edit found link for dell https://www.techpowerup.com/vgabios/178533/178533

    2- the slave card should have the bios that I uploaded 84.04.85.00.0D and it should be in the mxm2 slot only

    Also note that if you used only one card in the mxm1 slot .. it should have theater card bios not the slave to work and also you will need to ddu the driver and instal it again.. you will need this again if you added the second slave card
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    So the master bios will only be able to use thre fan in the mxm1 slot
    And the slave bios will only be able to use the fan in the mxm2 slot
    And you can't mix them and any changes in the system like booting with only one gpu will need you to ddu the driver to get the card working properly

    That's why most of the people that upgraded their system to 980sli doesn't have fully working system because they use the same bios in both cards and no one was providing the slave bios ...

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  5. razor0601

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    Ok I will try again
     
  6. razor0601

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    It seems to be that the slave GPU with the SlaveBios died during flash with the 0D Bios.
     
  7. senso

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    How did it die flashing the BIOS?
     
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    Yes, only during flash with nvflash. But I will try the Slave card in another laptop.
     
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    But how?
    Not detected anymore?

    Flash it again with an hardware programmer, might just be a corrupt flash.
     
  10. mido.fayad

    mido.fayad Notebook Guru

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    How does this happen ?
    Haven't you already flashed it before ?

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