M18x R2 with Quadro P5000 ( GTX 1070 ) is a success

Discussion in 'Alienware 18 and M18x' started by maxslo, Jan 22, 2018.

  1. maxslo

    maxslo Notebook Deity

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    No, it only works with optimus on 60Hz screen. The M18x R1/R2 never had 120Hz screens.

    No hardmodding needed, all i did was flash Swicks/Raidriar's modded BIOS and changed Video from PEG to SG :)
    Modded the drivers and the install went just fine.
     
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  2. MahmoudDewy

    MahmoudDewy Gaming Laptops Master Race!

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    :( I thought the 18 inchers didn't have optimus because they have SLI.
     
  3. Raidriar

    Raidriar Notebook Prophet

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    M18x can SLI or do optimus with one GPU only
     
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    MahmoudDewy Gaming Laptops Master Race!

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    This is a fact that was unknown to me till @maxslo post.
     
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    ssj92 Neutron Star

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    Can the AW18 also do optimus with the unlocked bios?
     
  6. skindoe

    skindoe Notebook Guru

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    Yes, but the option in the Bios is only available if you use the unlocked AW18 bios.
     
  7. Rymesis

    Rymesis Notebook Geek

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    How did you end up modding the drivers?
    I've looked up a few guides, learned as much as I could and end up with a code 43.
    Just not sure if it's me being thick or if something else is going on.

    Edit: This is for a 1070
     
  8. liosafe

    liosafe Newbie

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    I have also Alienware 18 haswell and also have unlock bios
    have nvidia quadro k5000m that suport lvds but this card don't work with this laptop
    when you switch to SG mode it's working until 1-st reboot after blue screen like you have
    and only one way to reset this is disassemble laptop take out card and it will work again until first reboot
    so this laptop is ...
     
  9. Rymesis

    Rymesis Notebook Geek

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    That’s odd, one thing I had to do was replace my CMOS battery, for some reason when it lost power, even though it’s NVRAM, it would completely forget that I changed it to SG mode and I would have to go back in and change to SG mode
     
  10. liosafe

    liosafe Newbie

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    yes some how in my case reset CMOS it's not enough I have to reset everything ram as well
     
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