Install gtx 980m on alienware 17 r1 (2013)

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  1. Kerbeross

    Kerbeross Newbie

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    Thank you for the quick reply Maxware79 :)
    In the device manager and in the gpu-z the gpu is recognized and displayed as 980m. The GPU also works when playing, but without a fan it gets hot) -: I can read the temperature with various programs. The GPU fan is not displayed (Argus Monitor, SpeedFan, GPU-Z) and therefore cannot be read out.
    What can happen if I import a wrong vbios?
    I've never done that!

    Am I right here?:
    (https://www.techpowerup.com/vgabios/207708/207708)
    (https://www.techpowerup.com/vgabios/197754/197754)

    Current GPU-Z:
    VBios version 84.04.85.00.0A
    Subvendor Dell
    Device ID 10DE 13D7 - 1028 05AA
    I've tried several Nvidea drivers.

    Many thanks (-:
     
    Last edited: Aug 14, 2020
  2. Baqir

    Baqir Notebook Consultant

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    ok i will give you my vbios it works prefectly fine try flashing it but 1st backup your vbios
     
  3. Baqir

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    there you go use nvflash bypassed previously i gave you modded bios but this one is untouched works perfectly fine
     

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  4. Kerbeross

    Kerbeross Newbie

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    Nice afternoon.
    I will now deal with the problem and hope it works (-:
    Many thanks for your help.
    @Baqir thanks for your files and support
     
  5. IVHOTEP

    IVHOTEP Notebook Consultant

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    Ok, I have finally joined the club:)

    Got this a while ago and installed it just yesterday..
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/NVIDIA-GTX980M-8G-MXM-SLI-N16E-GX-A1-Video-Grafikkarte-für-Notebook-Laptop/142625057691?ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT&_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649

    Price was ok and when receiving the card I looked and it seemed unused, very clean. It arrived pretty quick too from China.

    Have cicichen allcopper heatsink with 1mm Gelid 12W/mK pads + Kryonaut paste.
    Maybe I try Conductonaut later but with high cfm fans, pwm switch mode and U3 modded cooler I think temps won't be an issue.

    So, folowed the steps, install card, read hardware ID, mod inf file for the latest 452,06 driver, disabled driver signature and installed just fine. I was in SG mode so when switching to PEG had to inf mod again and reinstall driver since the Hardware ID is different.

    Now, I was wandering...should I have done DDU again? (I did DDU when my R9 died) Beeing the same driver I thought not.
    Also I changed previously modded inf for the PEG one...but was I supposed to add new ID and keep the SG one? Or I have to inf mod and reinstall if I want SG?

    I benched it
    Unigine Heaven extreme- 1409 (SG), 1374(PEG)
    Sky Diver 19098
    Fire Strike 7262
    Time Spy 2719

    On par with my Lenovo Legion 1650 card but that BGA crap throttles as any BGA crap.
    Even after I repasted that excrament excuse of thermal paste.
    I will have to do some Throttlestop magick on that one.

    Now the vBios is as in the Gpuz pic below, the one that came with the card.
    I can see from HWinfo it drawing mostly 80W with some short spikes going to 103w.
    Havent gamed so I will keep an eye on that and report later.
    If I understand, that can be improved so I am asking for some help here.
    Thanx!
     

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  6. IVHOTEP

    IVHOTEP Notebook Consultant

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    Playing World of tanks on ultra settings graph

    80W, 53'C

    Its 32'C weather today
     

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  7. IVHOTEP

    IVHOTEP Notebook Consultant

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    So did the DDU again and reinstalled with both sg and peg IDs.
    Now its closer to 90W working.
    Did not do vBios flash yet. What should be the TDP of this card normally?
    Should I slightly overclock with Afterburner?
     
  8. Brian Dyke

    Brian Dyke Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hello, I am in the exact same situation I bought the Gtx 980m and have installed it in my m17r1 (p18e) , I formatted the computer and it did recognize the card, what would i need to do from here? I have no idea what I am doing nor do I know how to find where I would need to go to replace my driver with the modded driver could you please help me?
     
  9. Maxware79

    Maxware79 Notebook Deity

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    Hello, If the card is recognised in the BIOS and Device Manager then you're in good shape. the modded driver can be tricky if you've never attempted it before but we'll get it sorted for you. The laptop can sometimes find a compatible driver online but it's usually an old one. 356.xx or 382.xx Can't quite remember which one it was.

    Can you go into the Device Manager - Display Adapters - Right click on the 980M (Microsoft Basic Display Adapter) - Properties - Details - Select Hardware ID from the dropdown.

    Post what the first line reads. You need this hardware ID to mod the driver and we'll go from there.
     
  10. Brian Dyke

    Brian Dyke Notebook Enthusiast

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    Thank you for the quick response the first line reads
    PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_13D7&SUBSYS_05AE1028&REV_A1
     
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