M17X R4 GTX980M Upgrade

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

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  1. TomJGX

    TomJGX I HATE BGA!

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    Check their website

    P.S: There is a local australian line which connects to the us.. Australia Local - 02 80155048

    Call them :)
     
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    TomJGX I HATE BGA!

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    Billy did u call them?
     
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    thegh0sts Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    urgh! must. hold. out. for. 980m!
     
  4. Billyxq

    Billyxq Notebook Consultant

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    @tom Yeap, gave them a call and truth to told I was rather taken aback. Tech support seems friendlier and much more willing to help.
     
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    thegh0sts Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    i'm sure it has been mentioned but where did you order from?
     
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  7. mikecacho

    mikecacho Notebook Evangelist

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    Good to hear that!
     
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    mikecacho Notebook Evangelist

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    Some bad news as of late, it appears after setting my PCIE Delay timer to Disable in the BIOS it caused the 8 beeps. which I could only remedy with a CMOS reset, once that was done and I reinstalled the 980m the screen booted back up but while running discrete only the backlight on the LCD display would not respond. The LCD monitor only works now with optimus enabled, I believe there is a short of some sort on the MOBO or the BIOS chip is damaged, view post here for details Going to test clevo 980m in alienware m17x R4, m18x R2, AW17 - Page 99 pages 96-99... This is explains all routes I have tried to take without success.
     
  9. TomJGX

    TomJGX I HATE BGA!

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    Mike I'm so sorry to hear this, hope it get['s sorted soon.. my 970M has run flawlessly in optimus mode and I really don't see the reason why everyone is trying to get it to work in dedicated mode when it works so well in Optimus mode.. Good luck getting it sorted anyways..

    Billy, so what happened? Are they letting you return it and they'll send a new one? Also, their ebay rep Ted was great and very responsive.. I think you might have pissed him of slightly(I understand where your'e coming from ^^) and hence the breakdown in communication.. Hope your issue fixed soon
     
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    lingenfr Notebook Geek

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    They didn't renew their card-only eBay listing when it ended. They still have one up that includes replacement service. However, if they are not going to provide the bracket's, bios, etc. there is no reason not to go with the cheaper option from the company is Canada that is listed about $20 cheaper. Quite frankly, as a business, they don't get to be upset and ignore their customers. They shipped a DOA card, they need to handle it and it shouldn't have taken this much drama.
     
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