M17x R1- 8970M PASSES POST!

Discussion in 'Alienware 17 and M17x' started by Raidriar, Mar 14, 2018.

  1. nforce4max

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    The M6000 worked in the R2 without issues however when I installed a second one the machine posted an error I haven't seen before and was unable to get crossfire working. Has working fan control and it works as desired as a single card.
     
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    Tested the M6100 in the R1 today and can confirm that it does not work so it is likely safe to assume that the R1 is not GCN compatible altogether.
     
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    Thank you for this info, to my knowledge the best possible upgrade as of now is the GTX 680M
     
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    I am wondering if by chance if you can share an inf or two especially for win 10 so that maybe other users could give it a try in their machines. I've been slowly restoring one that is still pretty fresh other than some missing parts and haven't found a good replacement for the stock 4870ms. Did get one 5870m pretty cheap but sadly it wasn't shipped properly and so it was doa.
     
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    I don’t have win 10, only win 7. Better to not use that cancerous Win 10
     
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    So what would you recommend version wise for 7? Sorry if I am kinda needy as I am stressed out and had two death in my family this month.
     
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    I used J95s INF I can link it here tomorrow I’m away from home at the moment

    Sorry for your losses
     
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