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Need modders! 970m in M17xR3 Project


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Hi all, 

 

I need help modifying 970m vBIOS to work in M17xR3. 

 

M17xR3 has no UEFI so it only works with legacy vBIOS. If newer card such as 970m with UEFI vBIOS is used, we get 8 beeps. 

 

I've been told by another person they had M5000M (980m Quadro) working in M17xR3/m18xR1 by modifying vBIOS and removing UEFI gop portion. 

 

I have tried this by removing UEFI gop and by removing ifr header and it still does 8 beep. Perhaps someone can help me modify it, maybe I am doing it wrong. 

 

I've attahced vBIOS.

 

970mstock = stock 970m vBIOS card came with 

970mnogop = Removed uefi gop portion and padded file with FF 

970mnogopnoifr = same as above but also removed ifr header to see if it helps 

 

only other option would be bios mod but that will probably be even harder. The original person claiming M5000M working has yet to respond to me.

 

in theory this should work, when I had 8970m, I had same issue but VBE7 removes UEFI gop and the card worked for me. I do get a backlight on the screen but before posting it 8 beeps. 

970m_vBIOS.zip

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4 hours ago, Reciever said:

Are there any other particular differences between the 970m and M4000M? 

VRAM

 

4GB 256-Bit M4000M

3GB/6GB 192-Bit 970M

 

Otherwise pretty much same 

Alienware Area-51M : Intel Core i9-9900K @ 5.3Ghz    | nVidia GeForce RTX 2080    | AX210 | Samsung 970 Evo+ 
Alienware X14 R1 :       Intel Core i7 12700H 12th-Gen   | nVidia GeForce RTX 3060    | AX411 | SK Hynix 2TB PCIe4 
Alienware M18x R2 :    Intel Core i7 3920XM @ 4.7Ghz | nVidia Quadro RTX 3000     | AX210 | Samsung 980 PRO   
Alienware 18 R1 :          Intel Core i7 4930MX @ 4.0Ghz | nVidia Quadro RTX 3000     | AX210 | SK Hynix 1TB NVMe 
Clevo X170SM-G:         Intel Core i7 10700K @ Stock     | nVidia GeForce RTX 2070S | AX210 | 256GB+2x512GB 


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