[*Resolved] "Prototype Test-NVIDIA Confidential" Error Message [See posts #283, 319]

Discussion in 'Alienware 18 and M18x' started by lubu, Oct 7, 2011.

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  1. lubu

    lubu Notebook Geek

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    Ive just received my m18x today, great machine. Love it with the first glance, everythings great until I started playing 3D games. When ever a game is launch theres a box saying the following in red letter:

    "Prototype Test Only. NVIDIA Confidential. Not For Production. Not For Release."

    Did I somehow got two gtx580m prototypes?

    Update: Hack/work around on page 29 (post #283).

    Batch file on Page 32 (post #319).
     
  2. Xeneize

    Xeneize Notebook Deity

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    You should probably contact Dell.
     
  3. Porter

    Porter Notebook Virtuoso

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    Quick! Sell it on Ebay and make a killing!:D

    Yeah I would call them up, something wierd going on there.
     
  4. ejohnson

    ejohnson Is that lemon zest?

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    Do you have a 120hz screen also in there???
     
  5. bar-code

    bar-code Notebook Evangelist

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    Quick dump the vbios and lets see :)

    screen dump a picture in gpuz please so we can see what it says!

    Hmmm i didnt know the m18x can play 3d games internally, he must have a 3d 120mhz screen. lol
     
  6. lubu

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    Hehe nope but it did go up to around 100hz before artifacts. Maybe this m18x doesnt have throttling issues?
     
  7. lubu

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    bar-code, I connected it with my Christie Mirage 3D projector, didnt play with the lappy screen.
     
  8. bar-code

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    yep!! i was only kidding, would have been nice if they are thinking of including a 3d screen tho, anyway can you screen dump a gpuz shot.
     
  9. lubu

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    Sure give me a sec.
     
  10. lubu

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    Here it is...anything out of the norm?

    [​IMG]
     
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