Problems with GPU upgrade in M18X R1

Discussion in 'Alienware 18 and M18x' started by razor0601, Jun 19, 2021.

  1. Maxware79

    Maxware79 Alienware died in 2014

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    I have no experience with the R1 GPU upgrades which makes it harder for me to help. The M17x R3 required the HD Audio to be disabled in the BIOS for most GPU upgrades. Is this option available in the M18x R1 BIOS? If it is, maybe you'll need to disable it before installing the 700 or 800 card.
     
  2. Azther

    Azther Notebook Consultant

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    not sure how to advise either since i never had such issues with mine. all i can say is that my r1 has the unlocked bios and its using a clevo variant of the 780m. it was pretty much plug and play aside from the obvious driver mod
     
  3. razor0601

    razor0601 Notebook Evangelist

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    So after many times of disassembling and installing the Alienware 780m is working. But I don’t know why. The only thing is left is that I can‘t open the Nvidia panel. After inf. Modding the card is working fine. Tested with Superposition. Also a reinstallation didn‘t help. I had this a several times before but I don‘t know the solution.
     
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