M18x r2 wont boot with drivers

Discussion in 'Alienware 18 and M18x' started by Amarthfea, Jul 10, 2019.

  1. AaronSV

    AaronSV Notebook Consultant

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    I backed up the Vbios (just need to find another 980m that isn't G-sync

    Seen a few on Ebay still for sale but no idea what model they are or if they even come with the X bracket or not -.-

    980m with Prema mod..gif
     
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  2. Mr. Fox

    Mr. Fox Undefiled BGA-Hating Elitist

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    You did not upload the Prema vBIOS to techpowerup, did you? If so, you should delete it and put it on your Google Driver or OneDrive without shared access to it.
     
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  3. AaronSV

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    No no don't even know how to do that, just wanted to link techpowerup since that is the details it has to my Vbios version (there site lists prema bios to)
    My Vbios is on a USB drive now so when i get a second card.
     
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    13D7 is the one without GSync, that would be the one for you to go for.
     
  5. Amarthfea

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    Hey guys sorry for the lateness got caught up with work. I'm about to order new thermal pads but can only find 0.5mm 1mm and 2mm from my usual spot. Can I stack a 1mm and 2mm piece to get 3mm?

    Also out of curiosity when it says adjust to get the right distance does this mean squishing harder or like using a Razer blade and skimming the surface? Thanks again! Hope to have my laptop back soon it's felt like forever!
     
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    Anyone know about adding 1mm and 2mm tape together? Or should I try and find 3mm tape elsewhere? Preferable north America
     
  7. M18x-oldie

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    You can just stack em, so you get the right distance. Most important is contact of the core and the RAM chips to the heatsink, so there is no gap. And after that look at the parts on the top of the card, the VRMs.

    You can squeeze the pads a bit, just look that there isn't a gap anywhere. It's merely a bit like trial and error.

    I wouldn't work with a razor blade, as you won't get the surface even enough
     
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