M17xR4 + GTX970 6GB edition + 120hz panel

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  1. Sentarshi

    Sentarshi Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hi all,
    Faced with a problem - just got a 970m 6gb and it works perfectly under Microsoft Adapter driver :)
    But technology does not see my 120hz screen at all after installation of Nvidia Drivers

    Tried several vBios options MSI, Clevo, Dell,
    Tried different drivers packs - latest 411 and modded 352.84
    MB Bios A15
    Fresh Windows 10x64

    I checked the signal on HDMI after installation Nvidia drivers and it works perfectly but the internal screen is not even recognized

    Any ideas so far? :(
     
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    You might have to modify the INF file for the driver to install
     
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    Drivers have been modified they were successfully installed but no internal screen was recognized.
     
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    TheReciever D! For Dragon!

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    Where was the 970m sourced?

    @ssj92

    Maybe he can give a better direction than I, I never used the 9XX in my system.
     
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    The card was sourced from aetina.com the panel serial number LGD02C5 (LG Phillips)
    GPU Device instance ID -
    PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_13D8&SUBSYS_057B1028&REV_A1\4&13F92896&0&0008
     
  6. ssj92

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    So just to be clear, you are running a Aetina 970M and a 120Hz Panel that was not originally installed in the laptop?

    Any reason you went with the Aetina card? I ask because there are others out there for quite cheap.

    Try these drivers. Make sure to use DDU to clean out any old driver files.


    Also how much did you pay for that card? I ask because there are some decent prices on eBay for all the possible upgrade paths:

    970M $197: https://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-GTX-970M-Graphics-Card-6GB-MXM-DELL-Alienware-15X-17X-18X-HP-MSI-GT70-GT60/223699618835?hash=item3415894c13:g:TkYAAOSwzSNdnppX&LH_BIN=1

    980M: $279: https://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-nVidia...497392?hash=item364a66fcf0:g:IVIAAOSwZrtclhGK

    1060: $370: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Nvidia-GeForce-GTX-1060-6GB-DDR5-MXM-3-0-Type-B-for-Alienware-Clevo-MSI/202578352916?epid=16028487546&hash=item2f2a9c5b14:g:RCQAAOSw5pRcSDe1&LH_BIN=1

    1070: $541: https://www.ebay.com/itm/For-Dell-HP-New-Nvidia-GeForce-GTX1070-8G-DDR5-MXM-3-0-N17E-G2-A1-Graspic-Card/183544248714?hash=item2abc16f98a:g:mPQAAOSwkR5c64Og&LH_BIN=1

    Personally I would have gotten either 980M or go all the way to 1070 at this point in time.

    Also to be clear, 900M series cards work with any stock panel , even if 60hz or 120Hz PEG mode since they were the last to support LVDS panels.
     
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    Sentarshi Notebook Enthusiast

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    Yes you are totally correct i just upgraded the bottom part of my R3 to R4 and keep the R3 panel.
    860 kepler edition works like a charm. The main issue is that after driver install Laptop does not see my Panel even in
    Hwinfo Cant realize why. After drivers install monitor connected Via HDMI works good. With no issues.
    I will try the drivers but this is protty strange.
    Regarding the card - i just got it by good price brand new
     
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    R3 120Hz panel should work fine, so it COULD be the card as well? Maybe the card was meant for a desktop such as Magnus box and doesn't have proper routing for eDP when connected? I would try messaging Aetina and clarify if it should work on a internal laptop display. Although IF it's working with basic display adapter, it SHOULD work with the internal display.
     
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    But it works with Microsoft driver i mean *Microsoft standard adapter*

    I tried several vbioses including prema but no luck...
     
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    Tried the drivers you provided the same result :(
     
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