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GTX 780M in M17x R2?

Discussion in 'Alienware 17 and M17x' started by Heatshiver, May 29, 2013.

  1. flingin

    flingin M17x R2 Mafia

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    I think i had enough, still same issues even on SLV7 780m OC vbios.

    I don't know what to do next, i guess i could send the card to somebody for more testing on another R2, thinking of SLV7....but he never replies to my PMs.

    I guess i am not worthy.....
     
  2. tron2^

    tron2^ Notebook Deity

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    As a clevo hm owner we were all waiting for premas hot midded bios for the 780m to be used. We waited waited and waited.
    Reality it will never work. The idiots who realesed this card made a deliberate attempt not to make ir bacjward compatible so as to makesales high for newer laptops.
    Whats worst no programme to modify and adjust these bioses to your likening.
     
  3. sjgore

    sjgore Notebook Guru

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    I'll gladly test it in my R3 for you, or is the problem specific to the R2?

    Where in the UK are you? Maybe best to drop me a PM if you're interested.
     
  4. Nospheratu

    Nospheratu Notebook Evangelist

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    I'm not sure if this has been mentioned previously as I haven't read the entire thread but I've come across this application that allows you to edit the 780M vBIOS. The 780M is officially supported according to the author.

    You can perhaps reply on his thread or PM him for help if the application doesn't help. He could possibly have a few other 780M vBIOS's that you haven't tried as yet.
     
  5. bobthedespot

    bobthedespot Notebook Consultant

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    I have a dell 780m brand new in my new r5... If anyone wants to buy at a decent price to try and then send back for a refund (if it doesn't work) as long as they don't brick it, let me know. I would love to contribute.

    Bob
     
  6. Nospheratu

    Nospheratu Notebook Evangelist

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    Bob you could try backing up your vBIOS using GPU-Z and uploading it here for flingin. I'm not sure whether he would be willing to try it but its always nice to have a few different flavours of vBIOS around.
     
  7. bobthedespot

    bobthedespot Notebook Consultant

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    Wanna try the vBios flingin?

    I'll do it if you are interested....
     
  8. flingin

    flingin M17x R2 Mafia

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    Sure yes Bob.
    I can again gather 2-3 vbioses and try it out later.

    Thank you for support
     
  9. flingin

    flingin M17x R2 Mafia

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    Booted ok into normal mode but in 640x480 and then changer resolution to normal. GPU Z shows weird info look 2999mb ram on GPU ? -->[EDIT: OK thats because the lack of a driver ]
    gpu.gif

    EDIT i installed and booted into windows OK but only on EXTERNAL SCREEN - HDMI, Drivers look ok only thing i messed up is the device name


    Any idea why main screen is not showing anything ?
    MAIN SCREEN IS BLACK - NO DISPLAY
    geforce.gif

    ANOTHER UPDATE, can run games on external screen - have a look
    aa.jpg


    OK AT THIS POINT - HOW TO GET MY MAIN LAPPY SCREEN TO WORK ??

    Is this possible that because of the device name is wrong ?

    I will try to perma OFF the Driver signature enforcement, maybe it is because of this....later tonight as i am at work ...

    Could run 3dmark after proper .INI file modification with Generic VGA video card benchmark result - Intel Core i7-950 Processor,Alienware 014M8C

    and....

    780MGeneric VGA video card benchmark result - Intel Core i7-950 Processor,Alienware 014M8C

    VS my 7970M http://www.3dmark.com/fs/568782 so it is 4280 VS 5008 - 15%

    http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/7013278
     
  10. Talon

    Talon Notebook Deity

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    Nice job getting that to work! I bet you are close to it working perfectly without the external.

    Maybe check for hardware changes in the device manager and make sure nothing weird has happened to your built in monitor?

    I'm not really familiar with Alienware systems or bios options but maybe it has something to do with that?

    Which driver have you tried? Does it only work with a modded driver?
     
  11. tron2^

    tron2^ Notebook Deity

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    Its the resolution of the screen is my hypothesis.
    I woud be interested if you had a 1920x1080 monitor lying around and connected it to display would it work.

    It seems your issues are symptomatic to my 7970m and m17xr2 to remove white bleach on bootup wheras yours is totally blank signal. I bet you its still sending signal but bios is not registering. Perhaps contacting that guy who did modified A10 bios could help? but doubt it being so long ago.
     
  12. flingin

    flingin M17x R2 Mafia

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    i tried 320.49 and 326.xx
    my monitor is fine, i had to put 7970m back in to operate normally.

    i tried 2 vbios versions, and the 780oc vbios, same $%%@

    guy on techinferno forums got 770m working, and he was experiencing same issues like me but disabling onboard hd audio and igd worked like a charm and 770M is now confirmed 100% compatibile with R2.

    just this bloody 780 won't work, why i must be so unlucky all the time lol :(
     
  13. Talon

    Talon Notebook Deity

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    Can you use/try MSI vbios? Have you tried a different motherboard bios version?

    Posting from upgradeyourlaptop on eBay says you must use..

     
  14. flingin

    flingin M17x R2 Mafia

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    There is no A08 unlocked Bios for R2, they are refering to R3 unlocked Bios. R2 has A10 Unlocked.
    Vbios 80.04.92.00.02 is currenty on my 780m and it was during testing.

    If i try to flash it with MSI vbios i will most likely Brick the card.
     
  15. j95

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    Disabling the integrated sound card should also disable the Azalia codec /intrenal HDMI /PME look for it under Peripheral Configuration (R3) check if everything Azalia related / disabled.
     
  16. flingin

    flingin M17x R2 Mafia

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    Bros, i have R2 NOT R3 !!!!
     
  17. j95

    j95 Notebook Deity

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    What I meant (R3 under Peripheral Configuration) is for you to check the Azalia (available?) settings within the R2 BIOS, additional settings...
     
  18. flingin

    flingin M17x R2 Mafia

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    every time i swap those cards i feel so much pain.
    i already swapped them like...5 times.....
    i will look for that setting later when i am back, but i do not think i have something like this in there....

    Thanks for yet another hint J95 :)

    LOL if this is the HD audio that needed to be disabled then i might get it to work after all, i just entered option in BIOS and it was ENABLED so i DISABLED IT....and now i will again swap the cards
    Before i was disabling On Board HD audio in main settings.....

    Bro, if this will work, i am all yours this night :)
     
  19. flingin

    flingin M17x R2 Mafia

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    EDIT: it is not alive
     
  20. pinoy_92

    pinoy_92 Notebook Evangelist

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    Did it work? We're you able to install the drivers?

    Sent from my DROID RAZR using Tapatalk 4
     

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