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

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

  1. TheReciever

    TheReciever D! For Dragon!

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    Good to hear from ya, I am broke a long while yet but selling off some Ranger parts in the mean time.
     
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    aconix Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hello all, my Alienware 17 have a R9 m290x that is faulty (everytime that I install the AMD driver the computer freezes and won't enter in windows anymore) a v-bios can fix something or not?

    Anyone has a 880m or a 980m for a good price?

    Thank you in advance,

    Enviado do meu Huawei Mate 10 Pro através do Tapatalk
     
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  3. TheReciever

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    Hit up @Nomad

    Might be worth an inquiry
     
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  4. standalonecomplex18

    standalonecomplex18 Newbie

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    Hello everyone,

    This is my first time here and I would like to ask pointer if possible, thanks in advance

    I have an Alienware 17 (bought it late 2014 with service tag of FZD5Q12) So i guess it is a R1 version.

    Display: 60hz matte display
    OS: I upgraded it from win 8.1 to 10
    BIOS ver: A15
    CPU: i7-4910MQ
    Heatsink: 3 pipes
    Adapter: 240 watts
    GPU: nVidia geforce gtx 880m (maybe dead)

    Apparently my device encountered a VIDEO_XXX (sorry forgot) error and my device freezes and then shutdown.

    When I restarted it, my gtx card could not be used anymore, somehow the Device Manager (Display adapter) for my 880m gpu have "!" with code error 43, and yes I spent 1 week to do all the tricks online to fix this but with no avail.

    I bought a gtx 980m online to replace my 880m because I thought that I can do a simple update on my AW17 however I'm hesitant to do the upgrade as I've noticed that I have to update my BIOS as such base on this thread, sorry I'm new to this so I can't understand much and the term used.

    The reason that I bought the 980m is because I thought it is an easy upgrade by following these tutorials:

    and


    Question:
    1. In the videos I have not seen the need to update BIOS or use VBIOS (are these same)?

    2. Do I need to use modified gpu device driver when I use my 980m?

    3. Does the video tutorials are wrong?

    I'm currently doing my best to readback on this thread and on any other thread for help, however it would be much appreciated if you guys here could help out. If you need more information from me please let me know.

    Best Regards,
     
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  5. Rengsey R. H. Jr.

    Rengsey R. H. Jr. I Never Slept

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    standalonecomplex18 Newbie

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  8. Rengsey R. H. Jr.

    Rengsey R. H. Jr. I Never Slept

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    Well , I installed a gtx 880m in my current M17X R4 , so I'm assuming it's the same process for AW 17 R1

    1)I flashed unlocked bios
    2)Install the card (maybe modify heatsink)
    3)Download nvidia driver and modify nvidia nvdmi file
    4)Reboot with signature verification turn off
    5)Install nvidia driver
    6) Boom .. all set.

    I might be installing a gtx 1080 today in the M17X R4.
     
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  9. TheReciever

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    Hey good luck on the install of the 1080, all attempts of installation on the Ranger were fruitless
     
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  10. Rengsey R. H. Jr.

    Rengsey R. H. Jr. I Never Slept

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    Thanks for the support lol.
     
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