GTX 1070 on HP EliteBook 8770W DC - it works!

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  1. i-Diot

    i-Diot Notebook Enthusiast

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    Incredibly after 4 days of trial and error I cannot get the DC2 screen to work with the P5000.

    Installation, after driver modification, goes perfectly fine and after restart - DC2 screen goes dark.

    I tested 5 different types of drivers - older, newer, current nvidia - not single one works.
    Fresh Windows, Bios flash, Boot UEFI (with CMS)... nada.
     
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  2. mirage_bg

    mirage_bg Notebook Deity

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    You should use UEFI without CSM.
    Did you try different vbios?
    It looks like @Aromax has the right vbios for 8770W, if he would share it with you
     
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    Sorry, I am not quite exactly into Quadro and 3D modeling stuff...
     
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    Thanks for your answer and the time you're spending to help us.
     
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    I tried several nvidia drivers (in which I tried modifications in almost every ".inf" file)
    Some for GeForce and some for Quadro. From Nvidia and from HP website.
    In the end I took the quadro driver version 390.77 from nvidia website:
    https://www.nvidia.com/download/driverResults.aspx/130642/en-us

    I tried also to install them in different bootable modes:
    1. legacy bios
    2. UEFI with CSM
    3. 100% UEFI

    I had black screen for 1. and 2.
    The only configuration that worked for me was 100% UEFI

    To test this (and avoid jeopardizing my data) I used an old hdd to install a fresh windows Operating System.

    For this I needed to:
    1. download a windows OS ".iso" file that I saved on my desktop:
    https://www.microsoft.com/fr-fr/software-download/windows10

    2. take a 4Go usb key (EDIT: it was a 8Go usb flash drive not 4Go...)

    3. download a software that configured my usb key into a bootable one with windows OS (then the OS will be ready to be installed on a GPT partition - in think this is the only way my operating system could be detected by my 8770w motherboard's UEFI mode).
    Here downloaded the software called "Rufus" (I took the one on the top of the list) to prepare the usb key:
    https://rufus.ie/

    4. follow the instructions from this video:


    6. boot my 8770w + type "esc" key continuously to reach the UEFI (with CSM) bios settings

    7. set the boot at 100% UEFI (without CSM) and disable the secure boot option

    8. plug my bootable usb key prepared to install microsoft OS

    9. boot my 8770w again

    10. when prompted I have choosen to boot from the usb key that includes the microsoft OS I want to install

    11. install microsoft OS on my experimental hard drive

    Voila...this is the way it worked for me
     
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  6. Aromax

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    Just in case, here are several ways from where you can get a copy of the vbios installed on my P5000.

    1. from technopowerup website:
    https://www.techpowerup.com/vgabios/224128/224128

    I have checked that the content of that bios is exactly the same as the one in my P5000

    2. In case in the futur that vbios source is no more available, you can create directly the rom file from here.
    The steps are:
    2.1. download the software that is able to read, modify and create rom files. I have choosen Hex Editor Neo.
    You can download the latest version from here:
    https://www.filehorse.com/download-hex-editor-neo/

    2.2 open a new file in that rom editor. Save that file under "vbios_P5000_for_8770w.rom"

    2.3 copy, paste and save the script from the file (uploaded in this comment) "vbios_P5000_for_8770w.txt into the file "vbios_P5000_for_8770w.rom":
    ps: It seems impossible to upload a ".rom" file in the forum. Thus I couldn't directly do it. Instead, you can create a .rom file from the .txt file through Hex Editor Neo

    3. backup your own vbios file:


    4. install the new vbios file:
     

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  7. i-Diot

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    Following the precise instructions by @Aromax - SUCCESS!

    My DC2 screen works flawlessly now. It's been quite a process - 7 days of trial and error.
    I could not have made it without you my friend. @Aromax

    "Сърдечни благодарности приятелю" as we say in Bulgaria.
     

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  8. mirage_bg

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    I am glad you did it!
    How are the temps of the 3940XM when full loaded together with the GPU?

    =OFF=
    Поздравления! Ще качиш ли бенчове? (сънародници сме btw):)
    =OFF=
     
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    Full-throttle 84C with stock cooling and fan from 8740W
    I installed 8740w fan with 17fins (8770w has 14 fins and thicker body)

    8740w FAN has slimmer body, more fins and is significantly quieter.
    Does far superior job than stock. Perfect replacement.
    https://ae01.alicdn.com/kf/HTB1mAM4...675W-8760W-8770W-laptop-fan-DFS601605MB0T.jpg

    Full-throttle (at room temp 27C)
    3940XM -> 84-85C
    P5000M -> 75C


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    Радвам се колега! Пращам контакт viber +359878353643 ще се радвам да помагам ако имаш нещо
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  10. Devid

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    @mirage_bg quick question, which Vbios Nvidia Quadro 5000M for 8770w DC work , Dell or Hp ?
    Need pre-mod driver prior install GPU ?

    Thanks

    Inviato dal mio SM-G920F utilizzando Tapatalk
     
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