Alienware 18 + GTX 1060!

Discussion in 'Alienware 18 and M18x' started by ColaMonster, Jun 12, 2018.

  1. ColaMonster

    ColaMonster Notebook Consultant

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    Hey everyone! Im working on upgrading my Alienware 18 that had dual friend M290X's, to a single 1060.

    Unlocked bios? Check.
    SG graphics mode? Check.
    modify nvdmi.inf to allow driver installation? Check.

    But no matter what I do, I cannot get the computer to put any load on the video card.

    It sounds like a similar issue to whats discussed on this thread
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/thr...windows-10-april-update.817299/#post-10733216

    So I thought id ask @ssj92 , see if you could help.

    After I get it all working perfectly, im going to post as detailed a guide I can for this, since there isn't a lot on it online that I could find.

    Thanks anyone in advance ^.^ :)
     
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    Do not modify mvdmi.ini instead do the mods to nv_display.ini and try again.
     
  3. ColaMonster

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    Will your M18XR2 nv_display.inf work for the alienware 18? I assumed it wouldnt, so I was curious what mods you needed to do inside the inf?
     
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    Don't tell me you bought the eurocom gtx 1060, inf mods will become a mess with that card. It took me hours to find the right section to use to make optimus work with my eurocom gtx 1070 then 10 minutes later the card died.
     
  6. ColaMonster

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    I bought it off of woodzstack, i think its a 6gb MSI. @DaMafiaGamer

    and @ssj92 Ill try to figure these out, it seems alittle confusing, but ill do my best :)

    Took alittle deciphering, but I finally figured it out! yay its working! :D :D
     
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