M17X-R4 with GTX 1080 GDDR5X 8GB

Discussion in 'Alienware 17 and M17x' started by Rengsey R. H. Jr., Sep 6, 2018.

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  1. AlienHack

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    damn thats sad :-(
     
  2. TheReciever

    TheReciever D! For Dragon!

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    There are better alternatives anyways.

    Eurocom charges way too much for their garbage anyways.
     
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  3. Rengsey R. H. Jr.

    Rengsey R. H. Jr. I Never Slept

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    So I decided to patiently work again on my EN1080K on moving and straightening some pins around and decided to test a different CPU. I installed an intel G3900 that I borrowed from my cousin, and I got it to work.

    So all along , besides the bent pins , the i7-7700 was also damaged, which Zogac support tells me with the 10 beep code and 5 beeps after start up ( installed on the bent pins and it scratched the bottom of cpu).

    Upon getting it to work, I noticed something about the gtx 1080. It has a code 43. So I tried different bios , video drivers etc .. still code 43.

    So I gave up. Then i decided to install an i7-6700K , upon starting up the ZBox , the code 43 is no longer there. So maybe the gtx 1080 don't work with low end CPU, maybe due to the bios it have in the gtx 1080?

    So the reason for my post here , I'm not sure if the code 43 I encountered on the M17X R4 has to do with the CPU being low end and kept the gtx 1080 not working properly with the internal 120hz edp screen.
     
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    I think all these newer cards have restrictions on whether they work or not on specific CPU platforms. Whether it's vBIOS, driver, etc. I don't know.

    But I know for a fact a 1080 should work on a 3rd gen CPU if there were no restrictions. There are people I've seen running X58 (1st gen i7) with 2080 etc. I was gonna be one of those people but decided against it.
     
  5. Rengsey R. H. Jr.

    Rengsey R. H. Jr. I Never Slept

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    I agree for desktop platform it won’t matter as I do own an old cpu desktop with newer gpu. For mobile platform , maybe there is a restriction.
     
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    The VRMs are fine, for 95W as Gecube originally designed. Problem is Eurocom flashes them with 115W and 125W vBIOS that pushes them too hard, and then they explode.
     
  7. TheReciever

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    I've seen instances of 95w throttling as well, refusing to push past 80w on their cards.
     
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    Have any one tried to feed the card in dell system by making an aditional power input on it? There are plenty of 1080 with a power connector on it so i'm wondering if the card needs 150 watt powet input but motherboard cant deliver it to the card it can be delivered directly to the gpu 19 v power rail by making the connector or direct soldering it and power it on with another external 19v power supply. This will reduce powerload on the motherboard and can deliver as many watts as needed.
     
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    Someone got the Clevo 180W GTX 980 desktop card with 4-pin working in the AW 17 R1. I'm sure something similar can be done with 1080 as well.
     
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