MSI 1070 in Alienware 17 R1 Ranger SUCCESS!!!!

Discussion in 'Alienware 17 and M17x' started by loafer987, Nov 5, 2016.

  1. Eurocom Support

    Eurocom Support Company Representative

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    What LCD panel do you have? 120Hz edp or 60Hz LVDS?
     
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    It's an eDP, Dremeling a machine and not using 120Hz is not at all correct, Optimus is not even a point of Interest when you have a machine which has eDP port. Plus his signature says too.

    Edit : Ivy and Haswell can work with 60Hz +Pascal but dependent on the BIOS I guess. As loafer said the Alienwares on 4xxx cpu models need 120hz iirc.
     
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  3. loafer987

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    You must have the 120hz display on the 4xxx cpu model laptops.

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    Why exactly is the 120HZ display required for laptops with haswell based cpus? Does it have something to do with Intel FDI or something similar to that? I read somewhere that Pascal + Optimus was possible on the M17X R4s because of Intel FDI converting the eDP format signal to an LVDS format signal and relaying that to the screen. Is this not present on the R5s/R1s?
     
  5. loafer987

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    Exactly. As far as I can tell the 4th gen cpus don't have the ability to convert the video output like the 3rd gen. That or during my testing I didn't have the bios settings just right. I feel like I tried every combination possible. A couple of times I had to install a non uefi card to recover the alienware 17 bios because it atopped booting all together. It appears nvidia have finally removed analog video output from the Pascal vbios.

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    Hi all, anyone trying to do this with an M18x R2? Congrats on getting this thing to work in your AW17 R1!
     
  7. loafer987

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    m18x r2 will support the 1070 but the msi one I used here physically wont fit. You will need one of the other standard sized ones. You also must use optimus with the intel graphics to boot the card or you will have no display output to the internal display.
    https://world.taobao.com/item/550426620322.htm?spm=a312a.7700714.0.0.DbUEAg#detail
    Thats the card you need. Dont ask me how to get it. I've never used taobao. The other option is to use the zotac card and flash its vbios with the msi one.
     
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    aaronne Notebook Evangelist

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    Just to remeber, flashing vbios in optimus mode is not possible, so you (Vulcan78) need another laptop or serial flasher to do it
     
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    Excellent info. Even I was not aware of this.

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    Edit:

    Seems I'm wrong, sorry to all for lie, I've just backupped my .rom with latest nvflash64, later I'll try to flash the 1060n with another original vbios from MSI (mine is 86.06.44.00.08)
     
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