AW18 980m SLI second fan solution ?

Discussion in 'Alienware 18 and M18x' started by razor0601, Oct 8, 2019.

  1. mido.fayad

    mido.fayad Notebook Guru

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    Make sure that the mxm slot is clean and flash the vbios again and try ..

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  2. razor0601

    razor0601 Notebook Consultant

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    Yes, I checked all and also changed SLI cable. It looks like the card don‘t work fine in PEG. With Optimus in Gt70 everything is fine.
     
  3. mido.fayad

    mido.fayad Notebook Guru

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    Because optimus uses the Intel gpu as the primary card for the monitor while peg uses the nvidia so it seems it's faulty card

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  4. M18x-oldie

    M18x-oldie Notebook Evangelist

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    Seems the card may be on it's way out.
     
  5. razor0601

    razor0601 Notebook Consultant

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    Yes, with GT70 and Optimus it works. With GT72 it also doesn’t work.
     
  6. DoubleHelixx

    DoubleHelixx Notebook Enthusiast

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    How does one tell if their 980M is Clevo, Dell or MSI? Thank you in advance.
     
  7. ssj92

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    Dell cards normally have the sticker you see all the way at the bottom by the MXM connector: https://www.ebay.com/itm/GTX980M/323999212982?hash=item4b6fdba5b6:g:QD8AAOSwQpNd5JhR

    MSI cards were Green I believe.

    If you bought your cards with an Alienware 18 from Dell, they will be Dell cards. If you bought elsewhere, they can be other brands. However flasing vBIOS should change to Dell card.
     
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  9. ssj92

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    Looks like those stock nVidia direct models from China. Should work fine in an AW18 with latest bios since these were technically officially offered.
     
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