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M18 r2 1070 bios update?


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Got m18 r2 laptop graphics 880m graphics card swapped for 1070 by an engineer. But he was rushed and forgot about bios change needed. He does not have bios or any more time really... 

 

1. Anyone got best explicit bios I can use for nvidia 1070 gtx mobile card in the m18 r2?

2. Can bios be installed with new card fitted say via USB drive?*

* lank bootup screen/8 beeps. Need bios! 

 

Thanks 

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Hey. I replied to your post on the Dell site before realising you have already posted here. The BIOS you need is on this site for free thanks to ssj92

 

You will have to remove the 1070. Once you flash the unlocked BIOS you still need to get into the BIOS to swap the video mode to SG. You'll continue to get an 8 beep error if the 1070 is in the laptop 

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  • 2 weeks later...

Unable to flash the modded M18 bios.

 

MISTAKE: appears model is M18 (and not M18 R2)...

some have had issue trying to use older modded driver when installed is newer original

Managed to down grade bios to earlier non-modded version (A15 to A10)

Unable to patch modded bios for M18 (M18 R2 does not work of course!)

Laptop had nearlly fully charged battery (battery is new 4 months ago) and plugged in to mains

Engineer tried via dos bootable disk and some other way

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