Guide: Flash your GTX 580M to GTX 675M in the R3!

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  1. GeoCake

    GeoCake http://ted.ph

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    Stock clocks (620/750) and voltage: Generic VGA video card benchmark result - Intel Core i7-2920XM Processor,Alienware M17xR3 score: P3593 3DMarks

    Overclocked at 750/900 and stock voltage:

    Generic VGA video card benchmark result - Intel Core i7-2920XM Processor,Alienware M17xR3 score: P4264 3DMarks



    CPU @ 40/39/37/37

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    I can confirm that it is 101% safe to flash a 580M to a 675M, so go ahead folks! :)

    One will need a modded .inf file since Nvidia does not support the 675M just yet. Also bear in mind that this does not fix the 78C throttle, as every single Nvidia card will throttle at that temp in the R3.

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    Drivers and modded .inf files: Drivers | drivers for mobile cards and laptops | laptopvideo2go.com
    I suggest the latest WHQL certified drivers.

    The following vbios are Dell in nature and have been dumped from a Dell GTX 675M from a M17x R4.

    0.87v vbios: 675m.rom

    0.92v overvolted vbios: 675m92v.rom
    Do NOT use Furmark or any other stress tool with this vbios, it will kill your card. Ensure you keep your card as cool as possible - this vbios is for benchers and extreme overclockers only.

    Use this guide by widezu69 to flash your card: [Guide] 580m GTX throtting fix. No need to modify system Bios.

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    Thanks to:

    Little Washu for the Dell GTX 675M vbios
    svl7 for overvolting the vbios
    pau1ow for the original Clevo GTX 675M vbios
    widezu69 for his flashing guide
    Me for testing all vbios and confirming that they work perfectly. :)
     
  2. widezu69

    widezu69 Goodbye Alienware

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    Not bad. I can actually spoof the card name using only an inf mod :)
     
  3. SlickDude80

    SlickDude80 Notebook Prophet

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    You know what GEO, for your bravery, you deserve rep...as soon as i can lol :D

    And just incase anyone is wondering, throttle is still present
     
  4. blink_c

    blink_c Notebook Consultant

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    Well, Geo said that the power throttle is still there. Geo, wrap your laptop in some blankets or something and get it to 78C to see if it throttles :)
     
  5. maxheap

    maxheap caparison horus :)

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    Geo, on my way to rep you bro, as soon as it lets me :)
     
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    GeoCake http://ted.ph

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    The 78C throttle is still present. :(
     
  7. widezu69

    widezu69 Goodbye Alienware

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    Wait wait wait whaaaa??!?!?!?!? Commendable effort buddy!
     
  8. GeoCake

    GeoCake http://ted.ph

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    It wasn't under that much load though. Just turned off all fans and stuff lol.
     
  9. SlickDude80

    SlickDude80 Notebook Prophet

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    yes, i stand corrected :D

    hmmmm...interesting. GEO, i have a feeling that many many people are going to be IM'ing you now, asking how you updated the bios lol
     
  10. widezu69

    widezu69 Goodbye Alienware

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    PM to me now please :)
     
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