M18x igfx to dedicated graphics 8 beeps

Discussion in 'Alienware 18 and M18x' started by Throbin, Apr 27, 2013.

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  1. Throbin

    Throbin Notebook Consultant

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    Long story short what does the 8 beeps mean?

    Switched from integrated graphics to my 7970's and now it won't boot just beeps 8 times.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Mr. Fox

    Mr. Fox Undefiled BGA-Hating Elitist

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    This probably means you have Non-Turbo Flex Support enabled in the BIOS. If you do, this was predictable. Enabling that causes my system to do this every time I attempt to switch from IGFX to discrete graphics. It's not difficult to correct it.

    See this post: [Solution] M18x R2 Fails POST with 8 Beeps Switching Graphics Mode from IGFX to PEG and here Re: HELP! Alienware m18x ,does not post , 8 beeps

    I'm going to close this thread since we already have the one linked above for further discussion, if warranted. Please reply here and in the post at the Dell Community if this resolves the issue for you.
     
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