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  1. sire.maesta

    sire.maesta Newbie

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    Apologies if this has been asked before, I skimmed through the thread and couldn't find anything similar.
    I have a Clevo N870HK1, the version with a 17 inch display and Geforce 1050 Ti. I'm running the Nvidia first party drivers without Geforce Experience, but I'm stuck at version 416. When I attempted to update to the next version after that, the system would BSOD upon logging in, sometimes I coudn't even log in. It was really bad, it even happened in safe mode.
    In the end, I had to re-install Windows and leave it on 416. Since I could still game and generally use the computer with no apparent performance penalty, I didn't even attempt to update the drivers anymore.
    But now, I saw that Nvidia posted that there are security concerns to using old drivers, so this time I first created a recovery image of my system before attempting the upgrade. Tried to install the latest driver version (431) and the same thing happened again.
    Since I had that image backup, I didn't have to re-install Windows, but I'm still stuck on driver version 416.
    I thought maybe installing a BIOS update might fix the issue, but I looked in the clevo website and there are none. The BIOS version listed right now is 1.05.06 (which from what I read in this thread is indeed quite old).
    Did anyone ever encounter this issue? Do you think the BIOS update will indeed help? If so, could anyone help me find the right BIOS image for my computer? (I don't want to end up bricking it and I've never done it before.)
    TL;DR: N870HK1 with 1050 Ti crashes on recent nvidia driver versions. I'm wondering if a BIOS update will fix it and if so, how exactly do I update BIOS.
     
  2. roborovsky

    roborovsky Notebook Enthusiast

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    I have the same config as yours and running on driver 430.86 with no problems, also without Geforce Experience, BIOS version 1.05.19 which was installed when I got the laptop. It's pretty hard to get a good BIOS update file if you got your laptop,like I did, from a vendor that does not care about future driver support. I'm just hoping that someday I'll find a good BIOS update.
    Since you got that backup image, try updating you intel graphics driver first, and then installing the latest Nvidia driver. It's been about 2 months I think, since Intel did some changes on their drivers and control panel, so I just guess that the new Nvidia driver is somehow dependant on the new Intel Graphics driver? Worth a shot doe.
     
  3. sire.maesta

    sire.maesta Newbie

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    Thanks for the suggestion roborovsky. Unfortunately, no joy. Updating the Intel graphics driver before Nvidia yielded the same result. Could anyone explain me a low-risk method to upgrade the BIOS? I don't really care if it's from a different vendor as long as it doesn't brick my lappy. Maybe after a bios upgrade the driver update will stick.
     
  4. Meaker@Sager

    Meaker@Sager Company Representative

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    Low risk is getting a file from your vendor with instructions, everything else is risky in some fashion.
     
  5. roborovsky

    roborovsky Notebook Enthusiast

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    I'm coming back with the same question if anyone is able to answer me. It seems that with the latest nvidia drivers, the dgpu display port is basically not working. While connecting my monitor to the other one it does. It's kinda annoying, since I can't use gsync this way. I've tested it with the old drivers, the ones that are listed on clevo's website and it does work, but performance wise is not worth it in newer titles. Anyone has an idea what's going on and how I can enable that port in the latest drivers?
     
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    How are you installing them?
     
  7. roborovsky

    roborovsky Notebook Enthusiast

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    Installing what?
     
  8. Meaker@Sager

    Meaker@Sager Company Representative

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    The drivers your post mentioned.
     
  9. roborovsky

    roborovsky Notebook Enthusiast

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    Well, via the executable? Not sure what you mean. It's not via windows update. I've always grabbed the updated driver from nvidia's website. And the driver that I mentioned working last time was from clevo's download page. But it's a really old driver from around 2017. I see a big performance decrease while using it in newer games. That's why i want to make it work while still using the latest drivers. Tried nvidia's support chat but it's just a bunch of indian guys that can't even understand my problem..
     
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    Some people uninstall them first, some people use a driver cleaning program and some people put them straight over the top.
     
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