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

    2CPU Notebook Consultant

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    Zotac 1070 Zbox, probably so pricey not to be worth it. I sold my R2 and bought a pre-made 1070 R4 off ebay.
     
  2. TheReciever

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    500 usd for another card of the same form factor.
     
  3. Handale30

    Handale30 Notebook Guru

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    Hey guys! Do any of you guys with upgraded gpu on the m17x r4 especially if zotac have the HDMI -in working? mine just switches to a black screen
     
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    As far as I understand its just software? Do you have the Alienware software installed?

    @EepoSaurus, @loafer987 did you ever test the HDMI IN after installing your 1070?
     
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  5. loafer987

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    Never upgraded the r4 or m18x r2 so don't have HDMI in to test.

    Sent from my Phone 2 using Tapatalk
     
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    I understand, it was more of a search of precedent. Considering our laptops are basically the 2/3 laptops that HDMI IN is available its likely that the method is the same. Does it work on your Ranger?
     
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    Handale30 Notebook Guru

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    Yup, I installed the Alienware OSD and tried following up on all the info I could find online even cleaning the ports very thoroughly and still I only get a black screen which shows up automatically after plugging in the cable.

    Want to be able to plug in my nintendo switch, at last I find a use for it on the go and now it doesn't work lol.
     
  8. 2CPU

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    Can confirm. Jack and **** are only things displayed with HDMI in.
     
  9. Handale30

    Handale30 Notebook Guru

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    what do you mean?
     
  10. 2CPU

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    Hope this isn't offensive but old school jpg
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