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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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Precision m4700 i7-3610QM-8.00GB DDR3 @ 1600MHz-K2000M

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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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