Clevo/Prema 980m installed but Internal screen not working

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    I'm going to reinstall the stock A09 bios as I currently have the unlocked A09 system bios which may be causing the issue. After switching between the 980m and the 460m and a 740qm and a 940xm the boot times have become much slower, which I think might have to do with the bios.
     
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    I have unlocked A09 and no problems as you describe
     
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    After switching between different CPUs and GPUs several times and doing several power drains and CMOS battery fixes, the time it takes to boot has increased drastically, it stays on the Alien Head splash screen for nearly a minute, even with the 460m on the internal display. Does anyone know what this might be caused by? I suspect perhaps my secondary SSD is failing, I .have a repalcement SSD on the way/
     
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    Try a power drain. remove battery, AC adapter, CMOS battery, hold power button for 1 minutes, then plug it all back in
     
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    woodzstack Alezka Computers , Official Clevo reseller.

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    woodzstack Alezka Computers , Official Clevo reseller.

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    where did you get the card, can you tell us which vbios it is using, please.

    Maybe it's a G-Sync card, or has an odd vbios, the card was not from me, if I recall, I do not remember selling you one recently.
     
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    I got it from a Clevo P750
    This is really strange, Just tried power drain with a new CMOS battery after the drain and it booted into BIOS after pressing f2 and it was very fast unlike before, however now it hangs at the alien head splash screen
     
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    Never mind, just got it working after one more power drain with the new CMOS battery attached however CPU performance on the 940XM is atrocious, going to reinstall windows
     
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    Got the system working again with the 980m installed, hopefully this will be the final push to get everything in order. The Alienhead boot splash was really strange before, it kept on getting stuck and I installed a new 1tb Samsung 860 EVO M.2 which was not being recognised - that gave me a panic attack, but now it is working. It is however not recognising the 500GB SSD which is now in the ODD Caddy.

    I installed copper shims on the 940XM and the 980m, 940XM is running ~70c idle haha but the 980m is idling at 32c which is awesome. I am using Kryonaut for both but I have conductonaut too so I might take the shim off the 940XM and use that. Any suggestions as to what I might be doing wrong with the CPU shim?
     
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