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MSI GTX 1070 MXM successfully working on Alienware M17X R4 (another socket victory against BGA crap)

Discussion in 'Alienware 17 and M17x' started by D4ddy, Apr 13, 2017.

  1. ares6

    ares6 Notebook Geek

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    hello good I'm thinking of buying a 1070 and exchange it for my 980 but I do not know if it's as easy as it was the previous change from 680 to 980 and I think the performance is not worth it for the money to pay


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  2. A-Gits

    A-Gits Newbie

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    Thanks a lot for sharing!
    I upgraded my M17xR4 using the same card.
    And this is the result:

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  3. sicily428

    sicily428 Donuts!! :)

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    these images show some mxm cards
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    here a thread about that upgrade
    https://www.techinferno.com/index.p...x-r4-another-socket-victory-against-bga-crap/
     
  4. cammot11

    cammot11 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hello, I have the same version of the laptop with 3630QM cpu. Do I need to have 120 hz LCD screen to be able to install the GTX 1070m? Do I have to do anything in BIOS?
     
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    cammot11 Notebook Enthusiast

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  6. A-Gits

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    60Hz will do fine if you buy a card from Eurocom. Their 1070's have the right form factor and i believe they work with optimus.

    If you take a MSI 1070, that is another story. You have to hard mod the chassis, the board and you will need a 120Hz Display (PEG).
     
  7. A-Gits

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    Yep. With a 3 Pipe Heatsink on my 3920XM :) :
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