Alienware m18x r2 gtx 980m upgrade

Discussion in 'Alienware 18 and M18x' started by justin7878, Dec 2, 2018.

  1. justin7878

    justin7878 Notebook Enthusiast

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    I'm looking for some advice,I got an m18x r2 for a good price and I ordered a gtx 980m to replace the 660m that came with it.
    Now,do I need an unlocked bios or can I run a12 bios and a moded driver or will it work just with the rugler driver.
    I'm running windows 10,any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. TheReciever

    TheReciever D! For Dragon!

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    @Raidriar is who I would inquire to for details. That being said Im sure if you search a couple of pages of the m18x R2 forum you'll likely find some others who did similar upgrades
     
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    ssj92 Neutron Star

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    I recommend getting the A11 unlocked BIOS. You shouldn’t need to modify any drivers with M18xR2 + 980M I believe. nVidia weirdly enough added the device ID into their drivers awhile back.
     
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    justin7878 Notebook Enthusiast

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    I appreciate the replies,would you know where I could download the unlocked A11 bios?
     
  5. justin7878

    justin7878 Notebook Enthusiast

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    And I have an Asus g750jw that I'm trying to upgrade from a gtx 765m to a gtx 780m,would someone know where I can start a new thread for this.
    I'm new to the site and I haven't figured out my way around yet.
     
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    M18x-oldie Notebook Guru

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    justin7878 Notebook Enthusiast

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    I opened up my m18x r2 today and found there was something missing
    would you have an idea of what this cable was attached to,its on the bottom left side behind the speaker there's a cable and a post with screw hole that reads H18,There was nothing attached to the cable.
     
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    M18x-oldie Notebook Guru

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    Didn't you take any photo of it?
     
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    justin7878 Notebook Enthusiast

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    yes but the file is to big to upload, I found out on line it's the bluetooth chip is missing.
     
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    justin7878 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Ok my gtx 980m is here and I'm ready to install.
    I downloaded the A11 bios but I cant figure out how to flash it and the other thing is, is that my battery is dead.
    Can some on show me the steps to flash the bios with a dead battery.
     
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