AW M15x

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  1. Mcrash

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    Hello,

    I cant find tutorial to install 8970m/R9 m290x in M15x.
    I have this card from dell. What I need to do to instal this card?
    Do I need to modify my laptop's bios or GPu vbios.
    What if I have a black screen after installing the GPU.
    I need every help, please send any informations, tutorial or websites with helpfull informations.
    Did this card work well in my M15x?
    Specs:
    -i7 720qm ( i want upgrade it too )
    -GTX 260m
    -12GB RAM DDR3
    -HDD 500GB

    Please help me,
    Sorry for bad english :D I still learning this language.
    Regards
     
  2. Danishblunt

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    Update BIOS to the latest unlocked.

    Upgrade GPU like this:


    If its a dell card, then it should work now.
     
  3. Mcrash

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    Where i can find a unlocked last bios to m15x?
    Why BIOS need to be a unlocked? lagancy mode like msi gt780?
    Do i need to change settings in BIOS before i plug card?
     
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    Because you wanted to upgrade your CPU, as far as I know the overclock control and such are terrible on stock BIOS.

    Unlocked Bios here
    I believe optimal default should be fine, but not 100% sure. You can ask @Raidriar about settings and such.
     
  5. Mcrash

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    Thanks :) I give info about this upgrade in this topic.
     
  6. Raidriar

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    Bad idea to put 8970M/R9 M290x in M15x....no native fan control. Only good cards for M15x are Dell 7970M, Dell 680M, Clevo/Dell 970M, and Clevo/Dell 980M
     
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    I have next question in my stock GTX 260m when i move laptop i see artifacts on screen and when i move faster laptop or shake it - artifacts and screen goes black. Somebody have it too?
     
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    GPU dying, must replace
     
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