I recently updated my M17X-R3 6970m BIOS from stock to the newset version (off Dells website) A12. I was doing in this in hopes to finally update the ancient drivers for my 6970m GPU. (using the SG/PEG option).
Everything started smooth on the PEG, I was able to initially update to the 13.12 drivers and games just ran so much smoother! After a while of playing I noticed that there was a difference in the intensity from my main external monitor, to my laptop screen. This was never the case in the past, so I figured that I had to mess with some of the power settings, as it looked very similar to how it would look when I was unplugged and the screen would dim to around 60-40%. After hours of searching down this path I started to wonder if it was the drivers. So I did a clean uninstall, swept, and reinstalled clean. This is when I noticed something strange. After the clean install, the computer booted to my log in screen, I passcoded in, the screen was bright!! much excite...but then about 2 seconds after I logged in, the screen went to the "dim" look. So I restarted hoping that would fix it, and now it is just always dim. I am coming to you guys because I am out of options. I have tried (clean uninstalls, sweeps) 13.4, 13.12, 13.9...all the same.
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