Alienware 17 R1 (2013) Upgrades

Discussion in 'Alienware 17 and M17x' started by Jnobles, Jul 10, 2018.

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  1. TheReciever

    TheReciever D! For Dragon!

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    Nope. No one has tested.

    Only version is hp and you may need to solder vbios chip to it
     
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    How would this procedure of having to solder the V-BIOS chip be? do you mean soldering another V-BIOS chip different from the one that originally came on the graphics card ?? or did you mean that it would be necessary only to overwrite the V-BIOS file on the Original Chip of the P5200 Graphics Card?
     
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    There is no vbios chip because the HP cards read that information from the system board.

    So you need a vbios chip, then solder it, then program a vbios that would hopefully grant functionality.

    I think similar projects have been done before.
     
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    Quadro P5200 should work if you get a eprom chip, solder it on the board, then flash it with the HP P5200 vBIOS.

    However, it may hit a power limit like the GTX 1080 did.

    Best reliable upgrade will be

    GTX 1070 for gaming
    Quadro P5000 for professional apps
     
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