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jacoblange
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Problems with the Precision M4400 and the Nvidia quadro 770M

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I have a problem with my Precision M4400 and Nvidia Quadro 770M. After I have installed Windows 7 64 bit, I have problems with the graphics card. I get blue screens or graphical errors. I've tried several driver versions. In the Nvidia forum had this problem even more. Here they told me that only a BIOS update of the graphics card to solve the problem. The BIOS update but I would have to refer by DELL. So my question is this problem with Dell is also known, and there is already a BIOS update to the Quadro 770M?

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Clueby4
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Re: Problems with the Precision M4400 and the Nvidia quadro 770M

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Out of curiosity, what BIOS revision are you running on your M4400? BIOS A27 appears to have come out 18th April, in the release notes (http://www.dell.com/support/drivers/us/en/04/DriverDetails/DriverFileFormats?driverID=YDD6X) it states under fixes:

NVIDIA Quadro FX 770M Video BIOS version 62.94.8F.00.01

I tried to download from the link on that page and got file not found, I ended up finding it here:

http://ftp1.us.dell.com/FOLDER00196891M/1/M4400A27.exe

I'm having the exact same problem as you, I'll be applying this BIOS tonight to see if it fixes the problem & will post back my results.

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Clueby4
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Re: Problems with the Precision M4400 and the Nvidia quadro 770M

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Scrap that, I'm already running A27. The more I think about this the more I'm leaning towards the update to A27 being the culprit.

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Clueby4
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Re: Problems with the Precision M4400 and the Nvidia quadro 770M

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Just disabled Windows AERO and installed the A11_R288480.exe driver from the Dell site:

www.dell.com/.../DriverFileFormats

So far the BSOD's have stopped.

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Volkswarren
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Re: Problems with the Precision M4400 and the Nvidia quadro 770M

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You dont need to go that old 285 drivers are fine, anything newer and you will get BSOD until Dell fix this, Nvidia say 770m bios needs updating.

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charlybravo
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Re: Problems with the Precision M4400 and the Nvidia quadro 770M

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Hello,

I have the same problem M4400 FX770 A27 BIOS bluescreen.

I made some experiments with powermizer switch and gpu-z 0.5.9

Thats what I found out:

1. Bluescreen only if powermizer funktion is activated (Voltage is automtically reduced to 0.89V)

2. System ist absolutely stable if powermizer is switched off (Voltage always 1.05V) 

The bluecreen always comes up when the FX770 witches from the lowest power mode to the mid-power mode.

Conclusion: the 0.89 Volts in the mid-power mode is not sufficient for a stable system.

So Dell has to create a new VIDEO-BIOS-Update, which includes a slightly higher voltage for the mid-power mode of the fx770.

I think a Voltage 0.95V for dteh mid-power-state should solve the problem for all here with a unstable FX770.

I hope Dell will read and prove my infomation and will offer a M4400-Bios update  for all M4400-victims with an unstable mid-power mode

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charlybravo
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Re: Problems with the Precision M4400 and the Nvidia quadro 770M

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I experimented with two other parameters:

1. unchecking vt-x.option in the BIOS (a hint from somewhere else)

2. Installing 9600M GT drivers instead of the original.

Since that I haven't discovered any bluescreen  

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Re: Problems with the Precision M4400 and the Nvidia quadro 770M

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Sadly this problem persists in Windows 8 x64 MSDN (Build 9200) with the newest official NVIDIA Drivers (302.80 Beta) as well as the A27 BIOS with the latest official Quatro FX 770 BIOS from DELL (62.94.8F.00.01).

Did you flash an 9600M GT BIOS to use the 9600M GT Driver? At least in Windows 8 it's not possible to install those drivers even when manualy trying to load them after deselecting "only compatible hardware". It's telling me that those drivers are incompatible for this OS.

The old drivers aren't working in Windows 8 anymore  (even thought they are made for Windows 7 x64) .
That 's why you cannot run Windows 8 stable at all.

I seriously expect a solution to this as there isn't any workaround left.

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Re: Problems with the Precision M4400 and the Nvidia quadro 770M

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BSOD on Windows 8 occurs everytime you come back from standby - shows screen for 2 seconds, then turns black and after that a BSOD will appear.

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mwlahn
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Re: Problems with the Precision M4400 and the Nvidia quadro 770M

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Anybody get this to work with Windows 7 64bit?  I have two M4400's I'm trying to reimage and both are giving me Blue Screens.  One is at BIOS A27 and the other still at A16.

Does anyone have an install sequence that works for Windows 7?

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