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[M17x R4] How to update NVIDIA driver for the GTX 980M


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Hello,

 

My current specs are:

M17x R4 + GTX 980M

NVIDIA driver version 398.36

Intel HD4000 driver version 10.18.10.5161

vBIOS: 84.04.85.00.0A

LVDS display (60 Hz)

Windows 7 Ultimate with optimus graphics enabled (SG)

BIOS in UEFI mode + legacy option enabled

 

I am trying to install an updated driver version for the 980M. I have tried last NVIDIA version available in the website (473.62) but installation process does not finish, I receive a message saying installation failed.

 

With older versions such as 471.68, 445.75 and 425.31 I am able to complete the installation process but system is unstable afterwards, 3D applications does not work correctly with them.

 

For all of them I mod the file nvdmi.inf adding the device ID: 13D7.0551.1028.

 

Is there any way to update the NVIDIA driver? Maybe a vBIOS update could help?

 

Thanks,

Regards.

 

 

 

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21 hours ago, whitewhale2 said:

Hello,

 

My current specs are:

M17x R4 + GTX 980M

NVIDIA driver version 398.36

Intel HD4000 driver version 10.18.10.5161

vBIOS: 84.04.85.00.0A

LVDS display (60 Hz)

Windows 7 Ultimate with optimus graphics enabled (SG)

BIOS in UEFI mode + legacy option enabled

 

I am trying to install an updated driver version for the 980M. I have tried last NVIDIA version available in the website (473.62) but installation process does not finish, I receive a message saying installation failed.

 

With older versions such as 471.68, 445.75 and 425.31 I am able to complete the installation process but system is unstable afterwards, 3D applications does not work correctly with them.

 

For all of them I mod the file nvdmi.inf adding the device ID: 13D7.0551.1028.

 

Is there any way to update the NVIDIA driver? Maybe a vBIOS update could help?

 

Thanks,

Regards.

 

 

 

-Did you disable driver signature enforcement? Also watch @ssj92 video on inf modding, and if you might be interested there are quadro P4000 for $280 on ebay, I bought 2, 1 for my m17x r4 and 1 for m18x r2 and both work great with the triple heatsinks

 

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P4000 is a great card, only pulls 65 watts in furmark and still outperforms some 1060s. If you look up quadro p4000 mxm on ebay, sort by price and shipping, you should find it. Seller is the chipstore remarket, and I can vouch I bought a p4000 from them two years ago and haven't had a single issue with it. P4000 should also fit your heatsink if you have an m17x r4, as long as you lay out your thermal pads right.

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  • 1 year later...

I am stuck in a similar situation , I have an Alienware m17x that I am trying to get this 980m to work with. I had it working somewhat to where you could play but after like 5 minutes the game got all laggy and stopped working. I gave up on it and haven't touched it in 2 years. I finally pulled it back out and am trying to get it to work. I reinstalled windows and it seems to recognize the graphics card but I can't get any drivers to work. If someone can walk me through making this work and work right I'll cash app them 50$

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On 10/14/2023 at 3:10 AM, brian said:

I am stuck in a similar situation , I have an Alienware m17x that I am trying to get this 980m to work with. I had it working somewhat to where you could play but after like 5 minutes the game got all laggy and stopped working. I gave up on it and haven't touched it in 2 years. I finally pulled it back out and am trying to get it to work. I reinstalled windows and it seems to recognize the graphics card but I can't get any drivers to work. If someone can walk me through making this work and work right I'll cash app them 50$

Device manager

Select gpu,properties

 hardware information and search for 10DE_1028_13D*_****

Download Nvidia driver, unpack it with winrar

Navigate tondisplay driver and select nvdmig.inf

At the bottom search for GTX 980M 

Select the closest one with your ID Example like 13D7_0445 this is yours, and in the file there is 13D7_0465 the. Edit it to 0445 , and go to the top and Edit all 13D7_0465 to your ID.

If you are done , Hold down left shift and select restart, reatart it with signature force turned off, install and enjoy.

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If SSJ's mod guide doesn't work for you (or... I don't know... you hate videos or something), I believe this was the INF modding guide we used in the past

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

 

The name of the file I always have/had to modify (for an m17xr4 in peg mode) is nvdmig.inf

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