I apologize up front if there is another thread on this topic already.
I have an M17X R3 currently with a 580M installed. I received an 860M Video Card (Used) as a gift.
I attempted to install the card, but have been having difficulties, and I am hoping that someone can give me the magic trick to get it installed.
I am running the original Windows 7 Home (with all updates) and everything is fine in the Device Manager, no misc unknown devices.
I have searched the Web and attempted all of the suggestions that I have found to date:
- Disable the SG and select PEG
- Disable the High Definition Audio
- Upgrade to Bios A12
and all to no avail at the moment. The Card goes in, and seems OK, until Windows Starts, and then I get a BSOD with a Hardware Failure Error on it, stating that my HDD's have failed.
I tried booting from both USB and DVD to Factore Restore the notebook, but then it says that it needs a DVD Driver in order to continue, and I cannot eject the Restore DVD in order to get the driver from the other disk.
Needless to say, I got frustrated (attempted 4 times) and put the old 580M back in. With the old card, everything works (go figure) with no errors on boot or login to the system.
Reason for the upgrade is that the FPS has dropped on several games on the system (Just Cause2, Skyrim, Crysis3, ETC) and they have become unplayable, but it seems to work fine with Portal 2 and the original Bioshock.
Also the on-board FAN control stopped working for some strange reason, and so I have installed software to fix that one.
Any insight anyone has for me would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance.