vvhat is the driver code for my alienvvare 18 to modify an nVidia driver please?

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  1. AstralBuoy

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    Hi vvhat is the driver code for my alienvvare 18 to modify an nVidia driver please?

    060D.1028

    1028 is for Dell
    060D is a laptop model number
    but hat is my laptop model code number for my alienare 18. to put in the driver inf file.

    An M18xR1 would be 048F
    The M18xR2 is 0550

    excuse my typing my eyboard is missing a fe eys because the cable is a bit damaged.

    thans.
     
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    Depending on what card you have, check the hardware id in device manager.
    Ven_10de & Dev xxxx, stands for the card model,
    xxxx.1028 stands for the laptop model.
     
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    ah yes, how to find it, thank you.

    for my Alienware 18 it is 05AB.
     
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    How do I work out which section number?
     
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    There's a guide here smwhere in the forums.
    Too much to tell in 2, 3 sentences.
     
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    Thanks, I know the basics, but at premamod i can see no download or example that is for Alienware.

    I have seen no guide on this that addresses how to choose which section to reference - seems it is just a best guess which Alienware model to copy the section number from, and hope that the settings that the section number implements will be safe.
     
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    Here are the detailed instructions from the original mod guy

    techinferno

    If it's not what you are looking for, I am not sure where else to look.

    I did the Nvidia driver mod back before there were official drivers for the 980m and I don't remember it being that difficult.

    Hope this helps.


    -imest
     
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    You can't tell what what will work, its trial & error at this point. And over time, some names change slightly, and things move around too.

    But if you need to run SG mode (Optimus), find the section line with 1028 for Dell, 06AB for AW18, and if 1BA1 for 1070M also, then look at the section detail (much further below) and see if 'optimus enabled = 1' is listed, as that is the kind of section you want to try.

    If you don't see a section with your 1BA1 (or whatever non-sanctioned GPU you are trying to use), you then edit the line & section of best fit, taking note of the optimus-enabled section numbers first, if you indeed need that feature.

    I've got more notes on this then I've seen online, and one day I'll write a clear & concise guide to it.

    Don't forget you need to adjust the parts where major / minor OS headings are, that match your OS, you don't need to fill in everything:

    So NTamd64.6.10.0 might be the Windows 10 section NTand64.6.1 would be Win 7, 6.2 would be Win8, 6.3 Win8.1 etc (these are not exact, just from top of my head, but you'll get the idea).

    A reference for you on above statement:
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/drivers/install/inf-manufacturer-section

    For troubleshooting, see section (9):

    https://null-src.com/posts/nvidia-notebook-driver-inf-mod/post.php

    N-joy.... I didn't.
     
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