*OFFICIAL* Alienware 15 R1/R2 Owner's Lounge

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  1. Vasudev

    Vasudev Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Follow above picture posted by @j95
    If you're using mobile nvidia keep NvVAD folder otherwise you lose HDMI audio through dGPU.
     
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    Alienware 15 r2 owner here.

    I am out of warranty and recently broke my screen. Was wondering if anyone can give me a few options for screen replacement (would install myself) and if now is a good time to possibly upgrade from the generic PnP 1920x1080 32bit screen it came with.
    Laptop uses a GTX 970m (wish I got the 980m) and I do get quite a bit of screen tear in games. Always bitter I didn't get a laptop with g-sync and a better display haha. Any info would be greatly appreciated :)
     
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    I wish I knew what you mean by follow the above picture.... the folders on the right are from a downloaded driver. How do I install that driver? I tried already downloading these two files:

    upload_2017-11-9_1-12-53.png

    Installing the driver the normal way doesn't work.

    These instructions look super complicated:
    upload_2017-11-9_1-15-27.png

    Is this the same as:

    upload_2017-11-9_1-15-48.png
     
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    Do you have Teamviewer installed?
     
  5. hyogen

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    I can install it. I actually just followed all the last set of instructions and was able to install the driver. Not sure what to do with the INF file now.
     
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    INF AFAIK, only for MXM GPU on maxwell.
     
  7. hyogen

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    My CUDA DLL file seems to be different from the one pictured. I guess it's bc it's a different driver. Anything else I need to do? delete any folders?
     
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    Don't need INFs. Just proceed with the install.
     
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    Purchased a used 15r2 and it has the 1.3.12 BIOS. It has a 6820HK but is stuck at the 3.6 GHZ limit for overclocking. Does anyone know which BIOS allows for a custom overclock over 3.6 ghz without using the oc1, oc2 settings etc?
     
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    You need to enable CPU performance mode in BIOS, afterwards use either XTU or ThrottleStop to OC CPU.
     
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