Mr. Fox's GeForce 345.20 Desktop Driver Mod for Alienware and Clevo Mobile GPUs

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  1. speed_demon24

    speed_demon24 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Sorry for the stupid question, but there's nothing in these drivers that will kill the minidisplay port are there? Just tried one of these http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00JLRBC7S?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00, and either I got a DOA one or something is wrong with my laptop. Tried it on an asus ROG laptop and it didn't work either, so I'm guessing DOA.

    *edit*

    I didn't mean kill like the nvidia drivers, i ment it as in disable it or not be compatible with it.
     
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  2. Papusan

    Papusan JOKEBOOK's Sucks! Dont waste your $$$ on FILTHY

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    Mr. Fox, really appreciate all you do. Don't know where we poor Alienware M15x owners would be without you. Please keep up the good work!
     
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    Mr. Fox Undefiled BGA-Hating Elitist

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    Thank you for the kind words.
     
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    Nomad Notebook Consultant

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    Dear Mr.Fox I've been using your '345.20 Desktop Drivers Mod' since a long time solving and fixing almost any throttle I had with my 880m.

    Yesterday I was mandatory/pushed to install new drivers upon 'StarWars Battlefront' so I did it with the new 358.50

    I have to say that for my initial tests, besides SW Battlefront, I'm not experiencing the power or graphic to throttles I had with other drivers besides yours.

    Maybe it's time to do a new benchmark test with this new driver? I hope my feedback turns to be useful.
     
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    Mr. Fox Undefiled BGA-Hating Elitist

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    Thanks for the tip. I will try it. I am able to use 355.98 drivers with games without throttling, but they throttle 780M SLI horribly with benchmarks like 3DMark 11 and Fire Strike so I don't use them. If the 358.50 drivers don't throttle 780M SLI in benchmarks it will be a Godsend, and I will do a mod for them if that's the case. (I refuse to support the throttling garbage drivers, LOL.)
     
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    Mr. Fox Undefiled BGA-Hating Elitist

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    Well, unfortunately, this driver is just about as worthless as tits on a boar with 780M SLI. 3DMark11 and Fire Strike drop to 405/400 faster than I have ever seen them before... almost instantly... running stock clocks. I cannot believe the "rocket scientists" at NVIDIA cannot reproduce this problem because I can on four different laptops with 780M SLI. And, hard to believe they have no idea what they changed in their drivers after 345.20. Amazing how that works as soon as they want you to buy something newer.

    If anyone wants to try the mod, I have attached the new INF files for 358.50. It should work fine for anything except for 780M SLI. All the same rules apply. If you have Windows 8 or newer you have to reboot with Driver Signature Enforcement disable for the installation will fail. This INF mod does not support Windows 10, and neither does Mr. Fox. ;)

    Will work for these GPUs installed in an Alienware or a Clevo...
    Code:
    NVIDIA_DEV.1198 = "NVIDIA GeForce GTX 880M"
    NVIDIA_DEV.1199 = "NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M"
    NVIDIA_DEV.119A = "NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M"
    NVIDIA_DEV.119F = "NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M"
    NVIDIA_DEV.11A0 = "NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M"
    NVIDIA_DEV.11E0 = "NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770M"
    NVIDIA_DEV.11E1 = "NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M"
    NVIDIA_DEV.11E3 = "NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760M"
    NVIDIA_DEV.1211 = "NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580M"
    NVIDIA_DEV.1212 = "NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675M"
    NVIDIA_DEV.13D7 = "NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M"
    NVIDIA_DEV.13D8 = "NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M"
     

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  8. ajc9988

    ajc9988 Death by a thousand paper cuts

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    I may try to modify the bloatware and come up with some files to disable and/or block telemetry on win 10 (did a fair amount of research on it the past couple days). Damage is done and I don't have another x64 copy of win 7 (put it on my P170HM I just installed a new mb in). Will suck for benchmarking the P770ZM when it gets back, though!!! But I'll have rouges and pressure film when it gets back! :)
     
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    ***ATTENTION WINDOWS 10 USERS WITH 780M SLI THROTTLING ISSUES***

    FYI - This driver is working extremely well for me under Windows 10. I didn't even need to change anything. I installed it the same as I would for Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 using the files in the opening post without further modifications. This is the newest driver I can use with 780M SLI without severe throttling. I'm ecstatic that it works perfectly with Windows 10, because my 780M SLI throttling problem is worse on Windows 10 than it is under Windows 7 or 8. All of the Windows 10 drivers are absolutely horrid. I have zero throttling with this driver on any OS.

    FYI - I tried my 344.75 mod and it installs fine on Win10, but there is no option to enable SLI in NVIDIA Control Panel.

    Updated opening post for this thread...
     
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    Is it possible to fix the non existing sli option? That would make these my daily driver :(

    Enviado do meu SM-N9005 através de Tapatalk
     
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