non-throttling drivers for w10? 980m

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  1. anarky321

    anarky321 Notebook Deity

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    I was using for years 353.00 PEG drivers on windows 8.1

    now i updated to w10 and those don't work anymore (because they didn't have w10 support in them im guessing)...is there a w10 version of them? I just wan't something that doesn't throttle....i tried regular 497.29 drivers from Nvidia's site they throttle badly.....the only drivers that didn't throttle for me on w8.1 were the Mr. Fox drivers i think....can someone advise?

    running m18xr2, w10x64, 980m
     
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    Papusan Jokebook's Sucks! Dont waste your $$$ on Filthy

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  3. Mr. Fox

    Mr. Fox BGA Filth-Hating Elitist

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    I am not sure what solution to offer. I am sorry to hear this is happening.

    Remember, I had issues with 780M having goofy throttling problems as well... entirely GeFarts driver related. I upgraded to 980M and that was fraught with an entirely new set of functionality problems as well, so I gave up on moved on to greener pastures. It was like Alienware and NVIDIA teamed up and conspired on a way to ruin 780M performance so people would give up the M18xR1/R2 and waste money on a newer piece of garbage. There was a clear line of demarcation on driver version where the throttling problems originated. Older was flawless, but from that point forward it was utterly worthless.
     
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    ssj92 Neutron Star

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    Try this:

    Plug in ac adapter
    turn on laptop and boot into bios, select igpu and exit
    let windows load, do a shut down
    turn laptop on, boot to bios and choose peg this time

    should not throttle as long as ac adapter isn't removed, then it'll throttle again. If you only have one 980m you can use SG mode instead of peg and try.
     
  5. kenny27

    kenny27 Notebook Deity

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    What bios and vbios are you using? Since going over to swicks bios and either svl7 or premas 980m vbios I haven't had issues with a single 980m throttling. (only in SLI)

    The biggest problem I have is W10 constantly reinstalling the old 388.12 drivers :mad:
     
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    Papusan Jokebook's Sucks! Dont waste your $$$ on Filthy

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    How to Prevent Windows from Automatically Updating Specific Drivers
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/thr...ivers-driving-me-insane.806121/#post-10550943
     
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    aldarxt Notebook Enthusiast

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    I had that happrn to me. I blocked it in GPEDIT.MSC in windows search open gpedit.msc and go to Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\Device Installation\Device Installation Restrictions
    under settings, "Prevent installation of devices that match any of these Device IDs" taken from Device Manager Display adapter details, Hardware IDs
    Got this from Papusan
     
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