Alienware 17x R4 970M Upgrade

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  1. TomJGX

    TomJGX I HATE BGA!

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    Yeah don't think I need the U3.. It's literally irritating how it makes my notebook at such a steep angle.. Going to try BF4 and see if it helps.. Max CPU temps is 70C..
     
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    TomJGX I HATE BGA!

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    BF4 after 1hr 15 mins: Max CPU Temps:78C
    GPU Temps: 58C..

    Runs so cool with Notepal U3 :)
     
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    TomJGX I HATE BGA!

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    thegh0sts Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    that's only 700 points better than my OC'd 780M....not bad!
     
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    TomJGX I HATE BGA!

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    A lot of it is probably down the my 3940XM's 4.2GHz OC ;)
     
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    Robbo99999 Notebook Prophet

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    Excellent, slightly better than GPU scores shown at notebookcheck.net; it's really begging for a modified vBIOS and a substantial overclock given your ultra low temperatures, I think you'd be able to run 1300Mhz on the core no problem (maybe more!), which would give you a 30% bump or more in performance!
     
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    TomJGX I HATE BGA!

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    I'm going to ask Perma to make me an unlocked vBIOS and see what can be done :)... My Notepal U3 is pretty much 99% going back as it useless and just puts my whole laptop at an awkward angle and I just don't like it like that..Prefer my notebook flat :D
     
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    wrext0r Notebook Geek

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    Which driver are you using atm? Latest nvidia with modded .inf?
     
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    Robbo99999 Notebook Prophet

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    Yeah, that would be excellent for you if you could get one from Prema, does he unlock them so that you can manipulate all the sliders in a program like NVidia Inspector - unlocked Power Slider, unlocked Voltage Slider, Unlocked Throttling Temperature Slider, Unlocked Mhz slider? That would give you total control.

    (That would make me want to buy a 970M for my laptop, but I don't think it's gonna be compatible with the R3, no UEFI).
     
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    TomJGX I HATE BGA!

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    Using 344.75 with modded inf from J95... Have Mr Fox's desktop driver downloaded but am in no mood to clean and install drivers..

    Yeah going to do that.. R3 won't work with 970M... might want to grab a R4/R5 if you can afford it while you can..
     
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