Windows 10 and nVidia 980M GTX upgrades for Alienware (M17X-R4, without Optimus: Working Great!)

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  1. Ziggydi

    Ziggydi Notebook Enthusiast

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    If you read the thread 1 month back I had the same problem with 980m. The drivers were installed successfully but after restart there was code 43. I have had send the card back to seller and bought 1060m from woodztock. No more problems.

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  2. Johann

    Johann Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hi
    I read most of post here. I don't think that I have the same problem because I have this card since early 2016. I worked with windows 7. And i worked with w10 until the 390 driver and update 1803 windows. I think is a software problem not hardware.
     
  3. Papusan

    Papusan JOKEBOOKs Sucks! Dont waste your $$$ on FILTHY

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    Try roll back to Win build 1709 or whatever you had before and try (make a backup of what you have) clean install with new or older Win 10 build.
     
  4. Johann

    Johann Notebook Enthusiast

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    If i returned to 1709 version. My card works but only with driver under 390 version
    This windows makes update alone and its boring that why i tried to fix it with this version
     
  5. Johann

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    Hello,

    My computer is working now, with the latest driver from nvidia 397.64 and the update 1803 from Windows.

    I was thinking that i could fix the problem but not. So I contacted the seller.

    I bought this card with hidevolution from California. This card was bought in end of 2015, and Zoltan from technical support gave me the solution in only few hours !!!

    I gave me a nvcvi modded for me, and all work fine. I have to learn how he do that.

    I would like to thank you for trying to help me : papusan, ziggydi and woodzstack

    Regards
     
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    Ziggydi Notebook Enthusiast

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    That's great you have it sorted. Would you upload the modded inf. It may help someone with similar problem.

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  7. Papusan

    Papusan JOKEBOOKs Sucks! Dont waste your $$$ on FILTHY

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    Great:vbthumbsup: But read this!! http://forum.notebookreview.com/threads/nvidia-geforce-driver-v397-64.816699/page-3#post-10729953
     
  8. Johann

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    Hello
    Ho...i going to make some test about gpu temperature... but all driver above 390 could be install now.
    I will post the file tomorrow
    Regards
     
  9. Johann

    Johann Notebook Enthusiast

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    HI,

    Correct my Graphic card raised to 94°C. It's important so i going to change driver.
    For upload the file could i used a zip file ? because it more than 2 Mo.
     
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    I have an alienware17 R1 (or what they called MX17xR5) with gtx 880m in it.
    My 880m had a code error 43 as well, so I replaced it with gtx 980m (bought from aliexpress vendor).

    Apparently, all the steps and everything described here are not necessary anymore.
    1. I just plugged my 980m
    2. Execute DDU
    3. Download the latest GPU device driver (399.24)
    4. Install the GPU device driver.

    Viola, it successfully work!

    I'm still wondering why I don't have to modify the .inf file or used modified driver as described here.

    Any thoughts guys?
     
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