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

Discussion in 'Alienware' started by Mr. Fox, Feb 25, 2015.

  1. Papusan

    Papusan BGABOOKS = That sucks!! STAHP! Dont buy FILTH...

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    And Pascal will join next time:D
     
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    Michael Manyak Newbie

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    Mr.Fox i tried updating the drivers and used DDU to remove old drivers but i still get an error during installation. Im using windows 10 and have 880m sli and using crappy drivers. Are the cards supposed to be flashed for this to work? Idk why im getting the error
     
  3. Mr. Fox

    Mr. Fox Undefiled BGA-Hating Elitist

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    Hi bud. Sorry to hear of your sorrows. Unfortunately, I do not have any suggestions for you. I've been Alienware-free for a little over a year now and don't know what works or does not work for Kepler today. Maybe test one of the @j95 desktop driver mods and see if that helps. I suspect the Green Goblin has written off all of their pre-Pascal customers. They seem to get some thrills from digital genocide.
     
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    EMZimm Newbie

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    Fox, I know you haven't ran alienware for over a year now. I need help flashing my bios in order to manually control my fans.... It's gotten to the point where my computer just freezes randomly again.. Not as frequently then when I first had everything up and running but it is still very frustrating. The fans work because I just updated the bios from a12 to a13 and the CPU and GPU fans kicked right up, so I know that it is not the hardware. Would you/anyone happen to have a good tut on how to flash an Alienware m17x r4 bios from a13 to unlocked a11? I posted on multiple forums, but I recall getting a quick response from you on this thread.
     
  5. Michael Manyak

    Michael Manyak Newbie

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    One more thing, you know how if there is a driver crash for 880ms then they get downclocked? Is there a way to get them back to how they were before or are they permanently stuck like that?
     
  6. Mr. Fox

    Mr. Fox Undefiled BGA-Hating Elitist

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    If I recall correctly, you can simply flash it to the lower version. You only have to blind flash to downgrade to a pre-Secure Flash version. I never had an M17xR4 so the BIOS versions are unknown to me, but the theory should be the same as the M18xR2. Maybe @j95 can confirm this for you since he is the expert on M17xR4.

    Based on my recollection, it was not easy to get them "unstuck" once they began acting stupid. I only used 880M for a brief period and not long enough to experience that problem first hand. I also used them in a P870DM-G Clevo to test 880M SLI prior to selling the spare GPUs I had. I never used 880M in any Alienware before, and it is possible part of the misbehavior may have been facilitated by Alienware BIOS problems. I say that because 980M behaves badly on older Alienware laptops compared to Clevo. Maybe @Johnksss@iBUYPOWER can remember if there was a trick to stop the 880M throttling nonsense, but if recall it was never consistent.
     
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    EMZimm Newbie

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    @j95 would you be able to help me out. I got my Alienware m17x r4 down to a11 bios now I just need to flash it. Would you be able to provide me with a tut or links on how to flash a m17x r4 a11 bios?
     
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    Hi all, I am new to this community, but I register because I want to say a lot thanks for the 345.20 MOD Mr. Fox, change the graphics of an Alienware M17x R4, a 675m by 765m, not the best graphics but that's what I can afford right now.
    I do not know if in the future could give me failures, because in several forums I have seen that I would need the BIOS A11 and I have the A12, but I do not know how to change, however for now the notebook is very good.
    Many thanks again and sorry for my English translation
     
  9. bitsnpcs

    bitsnpcs Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hi Mr FOX and the rest of the community

    trying to get a little more from my PC SPECIALIST OCTANE II - i5-6600K - GTX 980m 8GB - WIN 10 Pro - 1703 - 15063.540

    I have just tried to install this modded driver from the 1st post following the instructions but when i run the setup it fails at compatibility

    I have been down the have disk route and get this driver is not compatible with ypour version of windows

    Any ideas?
     
  10. Papusan

    Papusan BGABOOKS = That sucks!! STAHP! Dont buy FILTH...

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    Look in the Gaming (Software and Graphics Cards) thread and you will find all latest Windoze X - Nvidia drivers who including inf mods for Clevo, Alienware and Msi
     
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