M17x R4 Intel iGPU and eDP display only, possible?

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  1. SMGJohn

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    I am sitting and waiting to get my GTX 1070 MXM which is going to take a month and I was wondering if its possible to actually boot the M17x R4 via Intel iGPU using eDP, I was told this was possible.

    I would try myself but I do not have any DDR3 memory modules laying around to boot it.
     
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    It’s not possible. Intel HD 4000 doesn’t work over EDP
     
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    Ah, thanks for telling me then that old rumour pretty much confirmed. Now I wont have to waste time taking apart my ThinkPad just to reinstall the CPU and memory into the Alienware until my GPU arrives someday.
     
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    This is actually incorrect. The HD 4000 does in fact, support eDP (it is just DP in a different form factor), but the eDP port in the M17X R4 does not have the eDP port wired to anything but the MXM slot.
     
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