M17X-R4 with GTX 1080 GDDR5X 8GB

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

  1. Rengsey R. H. Jr.

    Rengsey R. H. Jr. I Never Slept

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    What is winbugs 10?

    As for PEG , it’s probably possible if it has a VBIOS from a gtx 1080, from a laptop.

    I would need an external bios flasher , anyone got one for me to borrow ? Lol ... I don’t want to spend $50 for a bios flasher.
     
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    And I actually succeeded in booting a windows 7 in pure UEFI environment, and I installed the drivers but ended up with error code 12
    burst into tears :'(
     
  3. Rengsey R. H. Jr.

    Rengsey R. H. Jr. I Never Slept

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    I can give it a try for Windows 7 OS tonight .
     
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    winbugs 10 = windows 10.... People on chinese forums are directly calling it bug 10 instead of win10, for the obvious reasons

    And no, if you don't have a eeprom programmer, I'd advice against trying. the EEPROM chip of pascal cards uses 1.8V
     
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    I know its off topic but I want your w701ds lol
     
  6. TheReciever

    TheReciever D! For Dragon!

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    Was the 1080 pulled form this unit?
    ZBOX-EN1080K-U
    https://www.amazon.com/ZOTAC-EN1080K-Liquid-Cooled-i7-7700-ZBOX-EN1080K-U/dp/B06XVSNFRB?th=1

    Then you replaced the GPU with a WX7100? Did that require any modding? Most of the reason I discarded this method was mainly because of the dead box after the fact. I wonder if its possible to overclock the CPU at all in that machine, or even mod it to run 8700/k. The zbox would make for a good plex

    If you get the chance, would you be able to test again in the AW17 R1? This time with the single 330w PSU + HDMI out? If it has the same behavior R4, It would then stand to reason that the MSI vBIOS would be needed just as it is for the zotac 1070. If that works then its also just as likely you will not have fan control. I believe Striker1234 just cut the control wire and runs his fan full speed.

    Thanks for taking up the challenge even after giving up @Rengsey R. H. Jr. lol Gives me hope that my dead AW17 R1 can rise from the ashes in the future. Cant thank you enough, its basically the last and only possible 1080 to run as Eeposauras already test others...

    Are you able to determine what the TDP level is on your 1080? If there is any correlation to the zotac 1070 @ 115w vs the MSI 1070 @ 150w, I suspect the zotac 1080 may run 150w-160w instead of 200w

    Just a few thoughts on my mind...
     
  7. kingofswag187

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    Yes, his was pulled from a Zotac. As well, they make a Z370 model anyways. If we can fix the 1080's bugs in this, it gives me a lot hope for all my machines
     
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    TheReciever D! For Dragon!

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    Well on that link there are two different kinds of 1080 units, the air unit could be a different kind of 1080. Unless they are both the same?
     
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    They should be, as there is only enough space for it
     
  10. TheReciever

    TheReciever D! For Dragon!

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    Well one is water cooled dual psu and the other is air cooled 1x 330w but the latter comes with 7700hq vs i7 7700
     
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