M18xR1 HDMI in looks washed out when coming from a PC

Discussion in 'Alienware 18 and M18x' started by ColaMonster, Jul 15, 2017.

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    So everything works now?

    Nice! I kinda wish I went for R2 instead of R1 now. R2 motherboards are expensive.

    So you just swapped out the motherboard for R2? Everything else was the same?
     
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    Yeah, it's amazing to finally see this working after years of needing it. I literally went with the M18x just for this feature.

    You only need the motherboard and the daughter IO board. There are a couple of cheap ones on eBay.
     
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    I have a spare R2 IO board, and caddy/sata connector if you want to go that route.
     
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    Sounds good!

    Thanks, I'll keep that in mind if I decide to go that way.

    What are the part numbers for those parts?
     
  7. ColaMonster

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    I actually dont have anything IDT in mine either, but i know for sure its an R1. (I do wish to upgrade to an R2 motherboard and get a 1060 or 1070 in it, because thats a crazy upgrade ^.^ (Im guessing it wont be vr compatable because of the lack of newer hdmi ports?))

    Also changing the video setting from limited to full did help. its still darker than the panel is running an xbox or just its own screen, but thats okay. atleast it looks better. :)
     
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    Did you try installing the first driver I posted in the thread?
     
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    Yep, i had gotten this error
     

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    Are you sure you have an R1 and not R2? What processor do you have?
     
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