Alienware 18 various mods + eGpu

Discussion in 'Alienware 18 and M18x' started by giogrig, Sep 30, 2017.

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  1. giogrig

    giogrig Notebook Enthusiast

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    thx I will definitely have a look into it, and yes my bios version is A12 so should be easy :)
     
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    Recently i flashed the a12 Bios Unlocked version and indeed i could find the SG option here is a pic. At the moment i still have a sli of gtx765m installed, if i switch to SG it's still going to be able to boot and run properly ?
     

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    Basically worst case it doesnt post after swapping to SG or a different bios option, pull the battery, pull the cmos, and then hold the power button for a little bit, put the batteries back in, and try again. :) I had to do that alot while getting my 1060 working, since i was testing different bios options while trying to figure out why optimus wasnt working. (Was the nvidia driver lmao)
     
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    I had a go and yes boot’s properly, will only use the integrated intel though, but the good thing is that works as intended, thanks


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    Thats with two graphics cards in right? does it detect them both? But SG mode is switchable, it should try to use your graphics card if a load is put on, but if it doesnt, its a driver issue.(which could be because optimus and sli dont work together well, idk) when installing my 1060 i had trouble getting it to use the graphics card instead of integrated, and i just had to finish modding the graphics driver :)
     
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    Yes is with two graphics card in, that's my guess when i load the gpu the nvidia's doesn't work therefore i think is a driver related issue. like in you're case
     
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    question, old thread I know, but would a 18 inch uhd lcd work for this laptop? found a Chinese seller on ebay selling one. same 40 pin lcd and size fitment. any info would be great. thanks
     
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    Rengsey R. H. Jr. I Never Slept

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    No. The laptop don’t have edp connection.

    Do you have a link to that lcd ?
     
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