***NEW*** Prema Mod Alienware 15. 15 R2 / 17 R2 and R3 Performance vBIOS

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  1. Mr. Fox

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    Glad you got it figured out. I could not remember what the error message said exactly.
     
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    Secure boot was enabled. Just loaded default bios configuration. Checking my gpuz log file I had generated during the run to see if it holds more answers.


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    so now i just the the modme file correct?
     
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    Disabling secure boot seemed to work. Graphics card is now found in bios.


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    Yes. Double-click it and if the flash completes and tells you to reboot, do that and you're all done. Easy-peasy.

    Sweet! Some people think I'm just a crazy old man that doesn't like change, but that Secure Boot cancer is bad stuff. You just got a first-hand taste of that nasty poop.
     
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    GPU was running at 1423 core and 70 degrees at point of crash. Drivers are now installing and recognized.


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    Yay!
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    My 980M cards in my Clevo often stop working at that high of an overclock. My screen goes black and the system freezes. The only way I can avoid that is using my 10,000 BTU portable air conditioning to keep the GPUs super cold. At 70°C they'll take a dump on me every time with the overclock that high. They behaved exactly the same when I had them in my M18xR2. It might be the VRMs or MOSFETS getting too hot, and the temperature sensor only tells you the core temperature, nothing else. I would not be running them over about 1325-1350 if I were you. Since it's BGA you cannot just swap it out in a few minutes if you burn one of them out.

    Edit: the other thing to remember is with @Prema vBIOS you have to look at the BOOST clock. The @svl7 vBIOS disables boost, but Prema does not. If you have 1423 in the core clock reading on the left side in GPU-Z the boost clock (to the right of memory clock) would have been sky high, LOL.
     
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    Yeah, that 1423 Core Clock is insane with boost. Look at this... 1336 Core Clock is 1425 Boost Clock using @Prema vBIOS. Keep that in mind or you might blow a gasket, LOL.
    1336=1425_Boost.GIF
     
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    The clock I'm reporting is what the boost hit ;) that was the final data in the data log from the core reported. But yes the clock before boost was set to 1345 in inspector.


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    Aw heck, I thought maybe you were really lucky and had a magic BGA 980M that could run beyond 1500MHz on core for 30 minutes. Mine won't even run that high for 30 seconds, LOL.

    Still though, that was a really high core overclock you were running and that was a really long time, too.
     
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