M17X R4 GTX980M Upgrade

Discussion in 'Alienware 17 and M17x' started by mikecacho, Dec 7, 2014.

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  1. tanzmeister

    tanzmeister Notebook Evangelist

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    from what i have seen so far... it looks like it is! and it seems very specific to driver version and system.
     
  2. thegh0sts

    thegh0sts Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    i wonder if an unlocked vbios would fix this?
     
  3. TomJGX

    TomJGX I HATE BGA!

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    Mike, how did you apply the IC Diamond? I was told that because it's slightly thick, it's good to leave it in a cup of warm water for it to melt/become a bit less thin before applying.. is that the right way to do it? Can anyone let me know? Have my GPU ready to be replaced :)
     
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    TBoneSan Laptop Fiend

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    Brother Tom, warming it up in a cup of hot water definitely helps. IC7 is hard to break off when you want to stop applying it from the tube. I do a tiny blob in the center and make soft serve ice cream shape with the stringy end part as I finish.
     
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  5. TomJGX

    TomJGX I HATE BGA!

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    Brother Tbone, sent PM to you :)
     
  6. Billyxq

    Billyxq Notebook Consultant

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    Well this is good... ignored by the rep
     
  7. TomJGX

    TomJGX I HATE BGA!

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    What happened about your 980M Billy?
     
  8. Billyxq

    Billyxq Notebook Consultant

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    980m DOA-ed and now the ebay rep is ignoring my messages. How did your 970m go?
     
  9. TomJGX

    TomJGX I HATE BGA!

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    Mine works perfectly.. Billy call Hidevolution up and talk to them on the phone... Phone numbers on website.. where are you located btw?
     
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    Billyxq Notebook Consultant

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    I'm located in Melbourne, doubtful that I could call them
     
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