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

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

  1. SoulWitcher

    SoulWitcher Notebook Consultant

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    Okay you need to download driversweeper and ccleaner, Un-install your drivers via control panel start-->Control Panel-->programs-->unistall a program and sellect both the amd driver and the igpu driver and remove it, once thats done reboot and push f8 at the boot screen so you boot in to safe mode, run driversweeper and only select the amd drivers, once thats done select ccleaner and run it several times and the reboot download your drivers from dell and install :)
     
  2. BiH115

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    Technically speaking, deleting drivers beforehand isn't necessarily required anymore, and hasn't been for a while as far as I'm concerned. Nowadays it's fine to just install the newest driver on top of the old one. Remember a ton of discussion about this a few years ago.
     
  3. SoulWitcher

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    @BiH115 yeah I agree, was just explaining what it said on the web page he linked :), but if all does fail a good clean install can't hurt :p
     
  4. BiH115

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    Oh alright. Was just saying. Had a few run-ins with driver issues and was constantly told that the whole driver-sweeper thing has sort of been phased out, but as you said (I agree too), it can't hurt at all. ;)
     
  5. bigtonyman

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    depends on the drivers. Some play nice with being upgraded and others don't. ;)
     
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    "AMD catalyst Mobility cannot be downloaded due to incompatible hardware/software on your computer. The Version of your graphics adapter is not supported."
     
  7. Mitchell2.24v

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    I just checked the BIOS, and I cannot shut off the IGPU. The photo I showed in the other thread is about all you can change next to the regular boot order and such.
     
  8. bigtonyman

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    ah alright, I think some people are gonna try to get the bios modded so ill see if that could possibly be included. :)
     
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    I'm always up for a modded BIOS :D
     
  10. SlickDude80

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    you should download the drivers from here:

    Drivers – BenchmarK3D

    12.3 whql seem to work good for most people that have used them. I'm on modded 12.5 betas

    make sure you download the mobility drivers.

    For example:

    http://download.benchmark3d.com/AMD/Catalyst/12.3/12-3_mobility_vista_win7_64_dd_ccc.exe
     
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