[Release] Improved M18x R2 Maxwell Legacy BIOS

Discussion in 'Alienware 18 and M18x' started by Raidriar, Jan 16, 2017.

  1. Maxware79

    Maxware79 Notebook Evangelist

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    Yeah you have to run the 10 series in SG. I don't have my hardware ID code here at work but I can post it later.
     
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    godlikemouse Notebook Enthusiast

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    Awesome work @javers, I can't wait to try this out.
     
  3. jerryzago

    jerryzago Notebook Consultant

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    @javers I saw you altered the device id in the bios for another one, so the installer could detect a compatible hardware.

    Won't that cause any gpu related problems?
     
  4. javers

    javers Notebook Guru

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    @jerryzago yes the subvendor id has been changed from that of the M18x R2 over to the one from the AW18, which has native driver support from Nvidia for the 700m-900m series of cards, but that's why I said its important to only flash if you have installed 7/8/9xx cards as it will certainly break your drivers if you have an original 600 series card still in your laptop.

    I've tested the bios with a few people I know with M18x R2s and 970/980m cards none have reported any problems with their gpus or other device drivers etc for other parts of the motherboard (looks like the subvendor id is only used for gpu drivers).

    You can always flash back again if you find any adverse effects.

    Javers
     
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    Awesome! I'll try it out once I get my 980M.
     
  6. jerryzago

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    @javers don't get me wrong. It is a brilliant idea. I have tested it. For those that use your BIOS I suggest to use DDU and install BOTH nvidia and intell drivers. My intel drivers acted funny at the beggining making chrome crashing a lot.

    Great idea.
     
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