*OFFICIAL* Alienware M17x R1/R2 Owner's Lounge Thread - Part 1

Discussion in 'Alienware 17 and M17x' started by katalin_2003, Dec 6, 2011.

  1. Etherstar

    Etherstar Newbie

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    Hi guys, I have an Alienware 17 17mx (2014) I don't know if is it s r1 r2 etc... Anyway my concern is I have upgraded my Graphics Card from 880M to 980M however my issue is its not being detected in the bios or on the windows... I did some little research and tried a couple of things

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    Change UIEF to Legacy etc in BIOS
    Also tried safe boot mode by having signature graphics disable.

    Is there still hope for this? or this is really not compatible with my Alienware?
     
    Last edited: Apr 19, 2018
  2. kazelone

    kazelone Newbie

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    Wow thys thread is still alive!

    My old m17x R2 won't boot after flashing the a10 bios (downloaded it back in the day, executed it to unzip it, and it started flashing by itself within windows instead of just letting me extract it and flash it from dos... obviously it failed and bricked my pc). It power on, keyboard light up and fan run, but it won't display anything. It's not just the screen, tried plugging a screen in vga, hdmi and displayport.
    One of my dead ram stick had died but if I put it in, I get the blinking leds indicating the ram error message. So, at least SOMETHING still work. I tried blind-flashing, no luck. Did multiple power drain (and full power drain after removing the cmos battery too), no luck. I bought a pre-flashed bios chip and soldered it in, it does the same exact thing. I also tried booting with both 5870 removed, doesn't do anything either. Also re-pasted the cpu. I'm kinda lost at this point. What could it be?
     
  3. Raidriar

    Raidriar Notebook Prophet

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    probably the part where you bricked your computer in a bad BIOS flash.....
     
  4. senso

    senso Notebook Evangelist

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    Do you have a programmer?

    Getting a full working dump and flashing it would be your best bet, you can't be sure that flash chip has anything programmed inside at all.
     
  5. Rengsey R. H. Jr.

    Rengsey R. H. Jr. I Never Slept

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    Anyone can lead me to the latest unlocked M17X-R2 bios ?
     
  6. Cmagamez

    Cmagamez Notebook Evangelist

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    What is this BIOS for?
     
  7. nadcicle

    nadcicle Notebook Guru

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    It has many more features to overclock with from my understanding?
     
  8. Raidriar

    Raidriar Notebook Prophet

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    Nothing to be gained really. I have it flashed, no useful options
     
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  9. Danyel254

    Danyel254 Newbie

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    Hello men? I am from Colombia also I have the m17xr2 you have been able to update the video card to a better one than the 5870m croosfire?
     
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  10. Cmagamez

    Cmagamez Notebook Evangelist

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    Hi! Sorry for my late reply. No, I just went with the reaplcement of a 5870. Have to stick with it for now.
     
  11. Danyel254

    Danyel254 Newbie

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    Amm ok, and where did you buy it? Ebay? And what do you think about the gtx 580m?

     
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