Alienware m17x R4 GTX1070 mxm successful upgrade

Discussion in 'Alienware 17 and M17x' started by Handale30, Oct 19, 2018.

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What would you rather have?

  1. Alienware 17 R3 6700HQ GTX1070

  2. Alienware M17x R4 3820QM GTX 1070

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  1. 2CPU

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    Thanks. I had to delete the 5.9 settings via regedit and install the older 5.8 ver again.
     
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  2. Handale30

    Handale30 Notebook Guru

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    are you sure you get independent fan controls effectively working or both sliders control both fans anyways? check your fans to see if the gpu doesn't ramp up the rpms when moving the cpu. let us know and Thanks!
     
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    With the ver. (unclear which) from the original seller the HWInfo was controlling the GPU fan only. The CPU would not respond to any manual settings.
    But now that I had to re-image & reinstall HWInfo it seems both the CPU and GPU are set to same PWM signal. Not clear why.
     
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    cant you download and try old versions?
     
  5. 2CPU

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    I'm sure I could eventually find the right old ver but I am fine with CPU/GPU fans both running at full speed when using the Oculus/Gaming. Not having HWInfo hang is the most important piece.
     
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    Woah. I logged back in at NBR thinking the same upgrade thing. Can I ask how much did it cost you for the video card? And where to get it? Im thinking to revive my m17x r3 with a busted 6970m which I bought last 2011. Thanks!
     
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    R3 can only go up to 680m
     
  8. Handale30

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    My card was around $600 and I bought in on Ebay. Not really sure what the M17x R3 takes though.
     
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    680m is the limit on the R3

    Unless maybe the w7170m but I am not sure on that.
     
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  10. M18x-oldie

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    With unlocked BIOS and the loss of sound as drawback, the R3 can go up to 880m, though not the very best choice due to possible overheating issues, most recommended is 780m, where sm. managed to reactivate the sound and most not.
     
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