*OFFICIAL* Alienware 17 Ranger (2013) Owner's Lounge Thread

Discussion in 'Alienware 17 and M17x' started by Mr. Fox, Jun 12, 2013.

  1. J.Dre

    J.Dre Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Changes must be made for compatibility to the 800M series.
     
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    does that mean if we want to upgrade gpu from 770m to 880m there are other requirements needed also?
     
  3. J.Dre

    J.Dre Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    I don't know much about why they removed it, but if I had to guess, I'd say you won't run into any issues. They probably just needed to update something.
     
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    They are offering the 880/120hz on the UK site. I would have expected that the bios updates needed have already been added to the latest bios release.

    Sometimes I have seen them say 'parts shortage' but this is just BS! The machines are all assembled in the same factory from globally sourced parts. One country can't get a part, all countries can't get a part! Maybe more about how many spare parts are being held in a specific country - push them?
     
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    Just to check with some personal experiences from you guys, I have a 780M and Assassin's Creed 3 is doing ok at around 40fps (1080p and GFE-optimized settings), but with some dips here and there around 30fps. Just sometimes, but noticeable because of the sudden drop from 40/50 to 30. Anyone else with comparable experiences?
     
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    I actually just downloaded the new A09 bios from Dell, has everyone flashed it yet? doesn't say much what it does
     
  7. J.Dre

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    If you flash that 780M with the modded VBIOS on TechInferno, you can overclock the GPU and you'll barely see any dips in FPS. You may not see a much higher FPS, but it definitely helps with dips.
     
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    there any advantages of me flashing the modded bios with a 770m gpu? i'm currently on v08
     
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    finally got around to setting up my AW 17... will run furmark to see if i get good temps.
     
  10. turilo

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    Nice, I bet you been playing with it since it arrived lol I kinda wish mine had the 780gtx instead of the 770m, what's the difference between the 2 gpu's?
     
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