M17x r3 gtx 770m solved!

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  1. rsgametech

    rsgametech Notebook Guru

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    My settings:


    VBIOS: DELL GTX 770M 3GB with svl7 BIOS.(I am sure stock would be fine but this bios rocks)

    VBIOS

    BIOS A12 official
    Primary Display PEG
    SATA AHCI mode
    ALL OTHER SETTINGS OPTIMAL (don't disable audio)

    ACTUAL GPU-Z
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    Download latest NVIDIA drivers. http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us

    1. Extract drivers into a folder
    2. Display.Driver folder -> open nvdmi.inf (notepad) Edit -> Replace -> Find What: 05AE Replace With: 0490 -> Hit 'Replace All' -> Save.
    3. Extracted folder...run setup exe.

    Allow unsigned driver prompt!

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    [​IMG]ENJOY![​IMG]
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    3dmark11: http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/9413474
    3dmark vantage: http://www.3dmark.com/3dmv/5219292

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    System overview:
    Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
    CPU: Intel Core i7 2820QM @ 2.30GHz
    RAM: 16.0GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 664MHz (9-9-9-24)
    Motherboard: Alienware M17xR3 (CPU1)
    BIOS: Official Dell A12
    Graphics: 3072MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770M (Dell)
    Audio: IDT High Definition Audio CODEC
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    DISCLAIMER: YOU RISK BRICKING YOUR LAPTOP WITH THIS GUIDE.
     
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  2. MickyD1234

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    Well I never, I've seen at least three people try the 770m in an R3 and give up. As simple as that (eventually)? Thanks, I'll be crediting you if I'm asked in the future about it.

    Win 7 or 8?
     
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    Hi
    Hi mate windows 7, I had difficulty in finding out would it work so once i got it i stuck into it. I had it working in an m15x but the m15x fix did not work. Note a few driver revisions ago had some issues but latest is fine.
     
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    I am trying to decide between 770m and 7970m now.
     
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    Well... the 7970m has a larger userbase so reliability is known ;), and it may well outperform a 770m?
     
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    Its on it's way! XD
     
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    Sweet! I've just placed my order for a Eurocom X8 (clevo).
     
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    TomJGX I HATE BGA!

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    Nice.. Your'e going to love it! How are you going to deal with warranty problems with Eurocom though? I'm interested in a similar config but was worried about warranty etc...
     
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    I'll message you.
     
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    Well the 770m is sold if anyone is interested, hope this helps m17x r3 owners if they pick one up make sure its the dell one. Should have my 7970m soon but have to say I think the 770m is a great card.

    I had used it in an m15x for ages it I play mechwarrior online which is CPU heavy so was always bottlenecked the 2820qm allowed it to flex its muscles and all settings were on very high with 50-70+ fps where as before I resorted to mostly low with 25-40fps.
     
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