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

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

  1. DrBlackAwesome

    DrBlackAwesome Notebook Enthusiast

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    So I ended up taking my laptop to a repair guy and he updated some drivers and got the new 120hz monitor to work perfectly. I didn't break the screen and I installed it correctly, just didn't add in the drivers for the monitor to register. The last upgrade I'm ready for is the graphics card. I heard people recommend the GTX 980 and some say the 1070 works with some tweaking that needs to be done. I think I'll go for a 980 just cause its the easiest to install and not mess up, and I don't play much intensive games that require more than that. Just want to let y'all know.
     
  2. IVHOTEP

    IVHOTEP Notebook Consultant

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    Perfectly happy with the 120 hz & 980 here
    Plenty of older games which are asskicked with this combo
    Cant imagine needing more for quite some time ahead
    I just love to get my hands on any recent laptop and Have this feeling - omg, what an absolute crap!
     
  3. uugui shi

    uugui shi Notebook Consultant

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    Any idea why I can't use the HDMI input with my setup? I could use it fine when I had the 1070 installed, now that I have returned to the 770m it gives me a black screen.
     
  4. Maxware79

    Maxware79 Alienware died in 2014

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    Seems strange. It could be a driver issue.
     
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  5. Clamibot

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    My guess is that it's a driver issue as well. Try an older driver version and see if that helps.

    There are certain driver versions that make the HDMI IN function work and some that make it not work for me. For any version where it doesn't work, I get either a black screen or a white screen when attempting to use it.
     
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    I have tried with the old driver on dell website but I still have the same problem, I'll try other things thanks guys!
     
  7. Clamibot

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    Try Nvidia driver version 441.66. This is the driver I'm currently using, and HDMI IN works for me on this version. If you want to try an older version, try version 381.65. That was one of the other versions where HDMI IN worked for me.
     
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  8. uugui shi

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    Unfortunately that didn't work either, it's probably a problem with my display, it is giving me all sorts of problems not just this.
     
  9. Zero 1

    Zero 1 Notebook Consultant

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    question so my ranger is 40 pin edp can i use the existing cable if i want to upgrade to 120hz ? or do i have to buy another cable ? second finding a 120 hz screen is getting a bit harder could someone link a good compatible screen :)?
     
  10. IVHOTEP

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    Wait, you currently have a 60Hz display working connected to edp port?
    There are two ports on mobo
    The 120HZ thread has all the informations
     
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