RX 480 in M17X R3

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  1. razor0601

    razor0601 Notebook Consultant

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    At the moment I‘m trying to get an RX 480 4GB working in R3. But after Driver Installation comes Code 43. seller said I have to flash another Bios. But I can‘t find a appropriate VBios.
    Anyone an idea?
     
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    TheReciever D! For Dragon!

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    Maybe you should contact @SMGJohn who has also had some experience with that gpu in one form or another.
     
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    But it does POST atleast, right?
     
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    I need to know if you use eDP or LVDS panel.
    And what Windows do you use?
    Its pretty important regarding which vBIOS I give you.
    But the fact it posts into Windows means its compatible.
    Where do you exactly get code 43? BIOS or inside Windows?
    And where did you buy your RX 480 from, Eurocom?

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    Hi, I’m using 1600x900 LVDS. But I have also 1920x1080 eDP Display. Windows 10. And the Code 43 is shown in Devicemanager after Installation.
    This card comes from a company in the east of Europe.
    If it’s possible, can you give me a VBios that it can also work in an M18X R2 and AW18?
     
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    I will give you the right vBIOS when I have the possibility later today or tomorrow.
    Remember to backup your current vBIOS in case it fails, and you might have to reflash.

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    Yes, it‘s on my Desktop.
     
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    @SMGJohn

    Did you have time for searching the right VBios?
     
  9. SMGJohn

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    Sorry I just got back to the Hotel a few hours ago, but I have compiled the ones I believe you need.
    Do keep in mind using Rx 480 with the LVDS panel is going to cause some pretty heavy performance penalties, up to 20%
    I recommend using eDP but before you try that I suggest you try to flash either of the WX 7100 vBIOS as WX 7100 vBIOS are only one with eDP support I believe, one has 1250MHz on the memory, the other 1750MHz, depends on which you want as they are different TDP.

    If you rather keep the LVDS I recommend either of the Rx 480 vBIOS depending on which type of memory you have on the card, Samsung or Hynix.

    Just ask me if you run into issues, use only Radeon Pro Drivers with WX7100 or you run into problems with the eDP panel in Windows 10 with the Radeon drivers.
    I also recommend you try older Radeon drivers as well if you fail after flashing the new vBIOS.
     

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    Ok. But WX7100 has only 8GB Ram. My RX 480 has 4GB. Is that a factor?
     
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