GTX 970 / GTX 980M in M17x R2

Discussion in 'Alienware 17 and M17x' started by lastshady, Oct 9, 2014.

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  1. nat3

    nat3 Notebook Enthusiast

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    i Used the old M17X R1 full display assembly no changing of the internals.
    all i did was upgrade the motherboard of a M17x R1 to a M17X R2 with some changes to the cpu cooler.
     
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    dellienware owner Notebook Evangelist

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    same here i installed a 970m into an alienware m17x r2. I am getting the inverted colors like everyone else. Did anyone try the msi vbios? the card I have, was taken directly out of a Clevo P377SMA. so i shouldn't have to flash any vbios,right? all ideas are welcomed
     
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    I tried all possible vBIOS until I broke the card. MSI vBIOS were also tried.
     
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    PsiPr0 Notebook Evangelist

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    It's been a while since I have been on this forum, but am surprised to see so many people still owning their M17x-R2s much less trying to install the 970/980 nvidia cards in them. I am considering upgrading my cpu but probably not to 970/980, what's the highest that can be done before the 970/980? How close to it can these laptops go?
     
  5. Blacky

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    The best video card is probably the 7970, there is a thread about how high you can upgrade the M17x R2.
     
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    PsiPr0 Notebook Evangelist

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    Nice, thanks! I'll go check it out
     
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