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 Evangelist

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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 Evangelist

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

    DoubleHelixx Notebook Guru

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

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    Hello Im Juan Miguel Romero From Spain i got a Alienware 17 R1 With Bios A17. My alienware come with a 880M but after years i upgrade to 980M, What is my surprice that i was getting heat problems and PC shut down random when playing. When i notice the fan was not working i think was hardware problem but fan is working with Fan speed not at maximun speed but atleast i can play.

    I made a post on official alienware page https://www.dell.com/community/Alie...t-working/td-p/7658114/highlight/false/page/6

    And they send me to here. I think i have same problem as this user from Alienware 18 but im nut sure 100% will be the same so this is the reason why i post here to ask the expert guys.

    The Vbios of my grapich card is 84.04.85.00.0D Shall i change to 84.04.35.00.05?
    Here screen shot from CPU-z
    https://www.dell.com/community/imag...6BC1302773495B1/image-size/large?v=1.0&px=999
     
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