*OFFICIAL* Alienware "Graphics Amplifier" Owner's Lounge and Benchmark Thread (All 13, 15 and 17)

Discussion in '2015+ Alienware 13 / 15 / 17' started by Mr. Fox, Dec 10, 2014.

  1. LiquidGamer007

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    Im having the same trouble with my new 1080 plus my latop is not recognizing the new card...
     
  2. QuillP

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    I had several models of msi and gigabyte and I never had this problem.
     
  3. SniperTNT

    SniperTNT Notebook Consultant

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    Ok, so this might be really obvious, but I remember the first time that I connected my 1060 in the graphics amplifier (first time using), I didn't connect the 6 pin power connector to the video card so windows wasn't recognizing it. I was a complete newbie to the setup and didn't really know how it worked until I toyed around with it.

    Make sure that you have the power connected from the power supply to the video card and see what happens. Report back with what happens.
     
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    MSGaldenzi Notebook Deity

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    Just the newest drivers from nvidia and the newest alienware amp driver from dell's site. I don't really go too crazy over drivers, I just use the newest ones when they come out... haven't had a problem doing it that way yet.
     
  7. Kamzu

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    Just out of curiosity, will the Asus 1080 TI Strix fit in this? (as in close the case?)
     
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    No, it is a little too tall. The height requirement for the graphics amplifier is that a card can have a max height of 5 in, and the Strix 1080Ti is 5.28, direct from the asus website.
     
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    Yikes, thank you. :)
     
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    Not sure if it's the same problem but I have a 1080 Ti and Windows doesn't automatically recognize the new card, but there is a generic entry for the card in Device Manager. After installing new drivers and booting in with the AGA I have to manually install the 1080 Ti drivers through Device Manager, just point at the folder named after the driver version (e.g. C:\NVIDIA\DisplayDriver\382.33). Then reboot and it recognizes it properly going forward (at least until I have to install new drivers again).

    This is a 13R3 with Windows Creators Update.
     
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