m18x2 - 980m - win 8.1 - throttling on all new drivers

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  1. anarky321

    anarky321 Notebook Deity

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    so ive been using 980m + windows 8.1 + 353.00 drivers from this stie for many years now

    every single new driver version ive tried throttles in games - the only one that doesn't is the Mr Fox 353.00 one which must be close to 8 years old by now

    can anyone assist? - is there a new driver version that has been modded to prevent throttling?

    im holding out on upgrading until they come out with another 18" laptop
     
  2. Azther

    Azther Notebook Consultant

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    probably a long shot, but perhaps it might be due to 8.1? have you tried windows 10 or 7
     
  3. jerryzago

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    To prevent throttling, you must have the A11 unlocked bios. You can get it from here forums.

    After flashing the A11 Bios, upon powering your laptop, enter BIOS and under Advanced Oprions, Select Video Configuration.

    Select IGFX and save and exit.
    Restart
    Enter Bios again
    Go to the Video Menu
    Select PEG
    Boot to windows.

    Throttling Removed
     
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    There is still no way to avoid doing that every time you want to play?
     
  5. ssj92

    ssj92 Neutron Star

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    As long as you don't disconnect ac adapter, you don't have to do it.

    This is why I gave up SLI and went single GPU + NVMe MXM board instead
     
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    So I have the single MSI GTX 980 from the Titan in my M18X R2 and sometimes if I have overclocked the CPU I get throttling all I do then is removed the CMOS coin style battery and hold power down with no power supply or battery installed for 30 sec and there we go problem solved .

    The MSI GPU has been vbios modified and will draw around 170W whilst gaming
     

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  7. CircleLoading

    CircleLoading Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hello, I was wondering is it worth putting sli gtx 980m into m18x r2 laptop? how much performance does it adds?
     
  8. Damin

    Damin Notebook Consultant

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    Should be awesome for games that support sli or crossfire roughly 30/40% performance boost when in sli ... I have a few 980m sli clevo the P870DM and P375SM both awesome for older titles
     
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    CircleLoading Notebook Enthusiast

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    so there is no solution for gtx 980m throttling? just always need to change bios and restart?
     
  10. TruenoG7

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    I have not found a solution for this problem in sli
     
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