*OFFICIAL* Alienware M17x R3/R4 Owner's Lounge Thread

Discussion in 'Alienware 17 and M17x' started by katalin_2003, May 4, 2012.

  1. Amroth

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    Hey guys, I remember the guys with R3's stopped upgrading their graphics card drivers beyond a certain point for the 780m, especially for gaming. However the new version of premiere pro doesn't allow GPU acceleration without the latest nVidia drivers. Is anybody running recent drivers with the 780 without problems?

    Amro
     
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    I'm working with an R3/780m upgrade ATM and it's due in in a week or so. I'll let you know....
     
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    What you doing that for Micky with all your other systems?!
     
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    Hey Robbo, how ya doin pal?

    This is another member I'm working with. I like helping with stuff I have owned and this one is interesting. A 120hz display which should make it easier but I've never actually done it, and the upgrade should be great from a 460m.

    The machine rejected a 765m from every angle :eek::mad:...
     
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    Hey not bad thanks, I've been hanging out in the desktop forums as well as some notebook forums like the Tornado F5 (similar to desktop!). Oh I see, well that's good of you to help out the member. I remember that a 770M would also not work with the R3, I think 780M was the only 700 series card that worked.
     
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    Yeah that's what I thought, at least it's the best of the series and I will have some direct comparisons with a fully O/C'd, OV'd 680m. ATM I only have apocryphal data which often gets challenged from 780m owners (because of the extra Cuda cores)
     
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    Ha, thanks, I had to look that one up, learnt a new word!
     
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    Or was it 'learned'? Haha. I was my company's English pedant for formal docs intended for the UK from the US division...

    Glad to see you still watch this thread :)
     
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    Ha, thanks again! ;-)
     
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    Hi, I own a R4 and it has been giving me a single beep on boot since last year. It can boot into Windows sometimes, and the success rate is lesser and lesser gradually. Does this mean a blind flash is not necessary because it may be a bad motherboard? (Not caused by corrupted bios) So far I couldn't get past the POST yet.

    It seems that a blind flash won't work now as I cannot find any .fd file inside BIOS .exe. I bought it on 2013, so I assume the current BIOS is the latest version? Downgrading it to A05 will be a bad idea right? As only A05 has the .fd file. I want to avoid blind flashing as much as possible as I'm afraid of bricking it.

    (Sorry for my bad english)
     
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