M18x R2 CPU + GPU upgrade

Discussion in 'Alienware 18 and M18x' started by hankaaron57, May 4, 2020.

  1. hankaaron57

    hankaaron57 Go BIG or go HOME

    Reputations:
    534
    Messages:
    1,642
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    56
    That's what I was hoping. Thanks!!
     
  2. Mkkillah

    Mkkillah Notebook Evangelist

    Reputations:
    221
    Messages:
    306
    Likes Received:
    27
    Trophy Points:
    41
    How to see which card to get? I've seen a lot of people stating the 1060 needs a heatsink mod including Eurocom. So what gives?

    Also do you run any kind of altered vbios on the 1070?
     
  3. Maxware79

    Maxware79 Notebook Deity

    Reputations:
    136
    Messages:
    915
    Likes Received:
    613
    Trophy Points:
    106
    My 1070 came with the wrong vBIOS for my machine so I just had to flash a Dell non g-sync vBIOS and it worked great. I haven't messed with the 1060 but I can't see why any modding would be needed. You need one like this

    [​IMG]
     
  4. Mkkillah

    Mkkillah Notebook Evangelist

    Reputations:
    221
    Messages:
    306
    Likes Received:
    27
    Trophy Points:
    41
    I have been looking at this model as well. The one you showed looks to fit. There are multiple models of the 1060. The middle one is the one where it doesnt fit into the slot entirely.

    (GTX 1060)
    s-l500.jpg s-l1600 (1).jpg s-l1600.jpg

    Which heatsink did you use? Nvidia heatsink or AMD? It's so weird to me everyone says that you need the modded heatsink and you just plop it in there no problems.

    How did you flash the vbios and where did you get it? I've seen almost nobody with a 1070 so I would imagine it's hard to find the correct vbios and I have read somewhere on here that these pascal GPU's are only flashable with a hardware extension that clips on the chip.
     
    Last edited: May 19, 2020
  5. Maxware79

    Maxware79 Notebook Deity

    Reputations:
    136
    Messages:
    915
    Likes Received:
    613
    Trophy Points:
    106
    I just used my original Nvidia heatsink. I've seen an all copper heatsink on ebay but I'm not willing to spend the cash on it right now. This one seems to be doing a good job.

    I went to TechPowerUp to grab my vBIOS. After work I can find out what vBIOS version I'm using but it's posted on a thread here somewhere. You'll need to download NVFlash and follow the flash instructions but I've only flashed a vBIOS a couple of times so I'm not much of an expert on it sorry. I didn't use any extension or external programmer.
     
Loading...

Share This Page