Gtx 970m on a 120hz display

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  1. benc122

    benc122 Notebook Consultant

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    Is it possible to buy a 120hz display for my gtx 970m instead of using optimus I have a m17x r4 drivers installed and I have the a14 bios
     
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    Yes
     
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  3. Danishblunt

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    You need to connect your panel to the eDP port instead of LVDS, so you'll need an eDP cable as well.
     
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    Can I just buy the edp cable to hook it up to my 60hz display or do I need to have a 120hz panel?
     
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    you need a 120hz display. your current display is 60HZ LVDS
     
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    You don't need a 120hz panel for a 970m. Just go into the bios and turn on "Always enable PEG" mode
     
  7. mariussx

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    That setting will not be available on stock A14 BIOS.

    You can press FN+F7 to disable Intel GPU and leave only nvidia GPU active.
     
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    You need to have alienware command centre and the alienware framework thingo for this to work though. But yeah you can do this too
     
  9. benc122

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    So I can use my current display which is 900p with 60hz and buy a edp cable to change out the lvds cable? I really don’t want to buy a screen if I don’t need to buy one
     
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    You need a eDP Screen/Cable for eDP 120HZ
     
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