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

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  1. Rexcor300388

    Rexcor300388 Notebook Enthusiast

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    i7-6820HK @ 4.1GHz and GTX 980M 1400/2700 1.175V is all about 210W
     
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    Vasudev Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    So its near equal to GTX 1060?
     
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    for my 3840*2160 even better due to 8GB or VRAM
     
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    has someone not got the files to repost or be able to send to me?
     
  5. Mr. Fox

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    Sharing @Prema firmware is not permitted. Those that have downloaded the firmware have agreed not to share it with others as a condition of receiving it. You would need to obtain it from Prema. His web site should be back up again soon, so hang tight and you will be able to get it.
     
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    Ah ok, awesome thanx. appreciate the reply
     
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    I am trying to extract the bios from my 980m and it keeps failing saying
    C:\nvflash>nvflash --save A17R3980m.rom

    NVIDIA Firmware Update Utility (Version 5.287.0)
    Modified Version By Joe Dirt

    Adapter: GeForce GTX 980M (10DE,13D7,1028,0708) H:--:NRM S:00,B:01,D:00,F:00


    WARNING: Debug port will be disabled during EEPROM access.

    The display may go *BLANK* on and off for up to 10 seconds during access to the EEPROM depending on your display adapter and output device.

    Command failed to complete mailbox0 = FFFFFFFF
    Command id:000A Command: NV_UCODE_CMD_COMMAND_PREP failed
    Command Status:NV_UCODE_CMD_STS_NONE
    Error: NV_UCODE_ERR_CODE_CMD_TIMEOUT
    Identifying EEPROM...
    Command failed to complete mailbox0 = FFFFFFFF
    Command id:0002 Command: NV_UCODE_CMD_COMMAND_EID failed
    Command Status:NV_UCODE_CMD_STS_NONE
    Error: NV_UCODE_ERR_CODE_CMD_TIMEOUT

    ERROR: Error: Display adapter's EEPROM ID process failed

    Am i using the wrong commands?
     
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    Some of the BGA Alienware notebooks were resistant to flashing and dumping, while others were not. Maybe someone that initially had trouble and found a solution can post what they did. Prema also distributed his own special modded version of NVFLASH for Maxwell mobile GPUs with his firmware package. The version you are using might not work.

    Open a command Window with administrator rights. Try a shorter file name and use the following command
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    nvflash -b aw980m.rom
    You can always change the name before the .ROM after you dump the firmware.
     
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    Awesome thanx
    I found another version of nvflash64.exe
    https://www.techpowerup.com/download/bios-flashing/
    V5.398
    So I was able extract it. Here it is if anyone wants an unmodified version of the vbios (stock version)
     

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    Use safe mode during modded vBIOS flashing.
     
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