*OFFICIAL* Alienware M18xR1/R2/18 Benchmark Thread - Part 3

Discussion in 'Alienware 18 and M18x' started by Mr. Fox, Aug 31, 2013.

  1. Maxware79

    Maxware79 Alienware died in 2014

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    Unfortunately with the 10 series or later we have to deal with Optimus which makes things slightly annoying but it's not a deal breaker. The Quadro RTX 5000 seems to be the best card that has been tested and proven to work but the 1070 is the more common upgrade, probably due to the cost.
    A single 980M in PEG will work pretty well and is the cheapest option. Just try to stay away from Chinese sellers as they seem to be poor quality.
     
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    TruenoG7 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Do you know if I absolutely need to run optimus with the gtx 1070? Thank you very much for answering.
     
  3. M18x-oldie

    M18x-oldie Notebook Evangelist

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    Unfortunately yes, the 10xx cards only run on Optimus in the R2. That is due to the fact that the screen is connected through LVDS and not eDP, as far as I am able to recall.
     
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    Yeah, that's correct.
     
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    Azther Notebook Consultant

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    another nice option although not the most powerful is a quadro p4000. been working on a restoration project and have installed one of those in mine, was plug and play (very simple driver mod). works perfectly fine in legacy mode too, ill be doing a thread on it at some point once the last part arrives. Also tried out cyberpunk on it just to see what it was capable of and did some footage of it
     
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    Hello there !
    First i'm new here so i'm not sure it's the right place for that, i apology in advance.
    I have an old M18xR1 that i just undusted, i give up years agooooo to try upgrading it with double 660M after i burned the originals 2 580m in it, and left it on the shelve since,
    I tried the MR.Big solutions from 2014... install start but stop
    beer tips to anyone that could help me.
     
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    Maxware79 Alienware died in 2014

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    Hello, it should be relatively easy. What do you mean by install "start but stop"? Is this the driver installation? You will need a modded driver to run anything higher than a 580M.
     
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    FUINY7 Newbie

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    Ok i find the solution where it was failing, i just needed to deactivate the windows digital signature for install, then with the .INF modified and the right modded driver, it's all clean, unbelievable that this 11 years old computer is still working like day one.

    thank anyways :)
     
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    Glad it all worked out for you. Nicely done.
     
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