M18x Makes Landfall! Pictures, Videos, Unboxing Thoughts, etc. Share away!

Discussion in 'Alienware 18 and M18x' started by BatBoy, May 15, 2011.

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  1. Zero989

    Zero989 Notebook Virtuoso

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    amd lied to us then

    The following notebooks are not compatible with this release:

    Any notebook launched after this driver release
    Switchable Graphics enabled notebooks using Intel® chipsets.

    if 11.5 works in the R3 unmodded then I bet itll work for us, once tweaked
     
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    5150Joker Tech|Inferno

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    It may not be 100% compatible or tested so that's why they have that statement there. But it still works (but does have a few bugs). With regards to the M18x and the driver working, that's not necessarily the case either. The M17x-R2 had a vbios that restricted AMD drivers from working until all of us made a push for Dell to release a vbios that let us use AMD ones. Whenever you'd install an AMD driver and run a game, it would lock up or bsod. This time though, I think it may just be a case of user error--at least I'm being optimistic, guess scook is rubbing off on me. :D
     
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    cookinwitdiesel Retired Bencher

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    Gotta stay positive!
    :D
     
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    Zero989 Notebook Virtuoso

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    well at least we have some fun in our future, first to get official drivers to work wins ... working drivers :D.

    dell is too slow in releasing drivers so ill try till it works
     
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    Downloading the full ATI driver I don't have any problems.

    Here the OSD message when you press Fn+F7
    [​IMG]
     
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    5150Joker Tech|Inferno

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    So does that mean you got ATi drivers working?
     
  8. littleone562

    littleone562 Notebook Deity

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    Does command center and some other alienware utility need to be installed possibly that you are missing jfbarea, because you reformated that could possibly be needed for switching instantly?
     
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    jfbarea Notebook Enthusiast

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    In the original state it is the same problem.
     
  10. steviejones133

    steviejones133 Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Did you do the following regards driver installation: (as pointed out by Batboy 1st page, owners lounge)

    ***IMPORTANT NOTE FOR THOSE PERFORMING A CLEAN INSTALL WITH AMD GPU***

    •For M18x with AMD, install the AMD Display Driver first. Once done, the Intel Driver must be installed when in Integrated Mode. You will need to use the FN+F7 to switch over to Intel. A reboot may be necessary. Once done, install the Intel HD driver. Once installed, switch back over to your AMD GPU.
     
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