M18X R2 how to enable Enduro? (iGPU+dGPU)

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  1. Grant B Gibson

    Grant B Gibson Notebook Deity

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    Ok, so I got my WX 4170 MXM card, and its behaving (predicatably) like the WX 7100

    With my K3000M as the primary screen+external screen driver, I can go into windows and see the card showup etc, can't properly install drivers (Code 43) but it works.

    Bios shows NV in the K3000M's MXM slot, and ATI in the WX 4170's MXM slot

    However, when attempting to boot with just the WX 4170, I get beep codes, whichever one is for the GPU

    Does anyone have a tutorial on how to enable Enduro? (Optimus)
     
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    Boot with K3000M then go into the BIOS and select (SG) for the video mode.

    Turn off system and swap to the WX 4170.

    There's a possibility that the vBIOS doesn't have enduro support enabled so if it doesn't work then that may be why and you might need a different vBIOS.
     
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    Enduro requires an enduro enabled VBIOS, it is not automatic or included with all video cards like nvidia does.
     
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    Doesn't that require an unlocked BIOS? I can't do that
    Also, I'm assuming enduro works as it does with the WX 7100
     
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    Why can't you flash a unlocked BIOS? Yes it does require unlocked BIOS.

    As @Raidriar the vBIOS needs in enabled. Just might happen that the WX 7100 had it enabled and your card doesn't.
     
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    As far as 7970M/8970M go, some vBIOS have enduro, some have crossfire capability. The two are mutually exclusive, at least in those days, but I have little reason to believe AMD has changed that dynamic. There are also cases where vbios has none of those features enabled.
     
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