How to upgrade my alienware M17x R4 to gtx 980m ?

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  1. M18x-oldie

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    IMAG8346_BURST003~2.jpg Cannot tell from your photo but it looks like this. (Photo is with flash, it's not so clearly visible under normal light).
     
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    I hope this is ok


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    Ok that's 120 Hz, optimal starting point for GPU upgrade! :)
     
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    How's your BIOS' boot settings set?
     
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    I hope this helps im on legacy



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    Legacy needs to be turned off
    (and better also turn off fast boot and secure boot).

    And in order you need to reinstall windows completely under UEFI.
     
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    Ok will try to reinstall windows under UEFI and see how its goes

    And looks like my bios wont allow me to change load legacy option rom if i try to disable it i get the below warning [​IMG]


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    Will reinstall windows in UEFI and keep updated

    Thanks mate


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    You'd need a UEFI capable vBIOS for your old card, in order to switch this BIOS setting. This setting is essential. Your new card won't POST with 120 Hz when legacy active.

    Is your old card a 580m or 680?
     
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