R1 GPU Upgrade

Discussion in 'Alienware 17 and M17x' started by killbillur, May 29, 2020.

  1. killbillur

    killbillur Notebook Geek

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    Yes there is no more beepin and the backlight is on but I see a black screen. LCD is working I guess but I can't see anything.
     
  2. Clamibot

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    Interesting. I don't think the GPU is dead because you'd get a 6 beep error code from that if that was the case.

    It seems there is some setting issue preventing the dGPU's output signal from reaching the screen. I believe you set the laptop to pure UEFI mode already, so that's not the problem.

    The last thing I can think of is plugging in the LVDS screen again temporarily to get an image to come up on that screen, then logging into windows and using the FN + F5 keyboard combination to make sure the laptop gets set to dedicated only mode. Let's see if an image comes up on the eDP screen after that.
     
  3. Crustieraxe01

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    On my M17x R4, I had the same problem with the screen being pure black with no blacklight when I put in the 120hz EDP port Display. The fix was to set the boot environment to UEFI on the old LVDS 60hz display and when i switched back to the 120hz, I got image. So triple check your environment is UEFI. That's my 2 cents though since I can't really speak for the R1 since I haven't owned one
     
  4. killbillur

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    This was my screen when I was using the 60 Hz LCD. Do you think there is a problem?
     
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    Nope there shouldn't be a problem. Are you using your 1070 to boot on the new display?
     
  6. killbillur

    killbillur Notebook Geek

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    Okay I'll try it tomorrow but I think nothing will change because I tried that FN + F5 thing, there were no action on my laptop. Or maybe I didn't see it I don't know. By the way my old graphics card was broken you know but there were no beeps, I was just getting code 43, but it isn't the case I guess.
     
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    Yes, I replaced every item that I got. New 120hz LCD, and eDP cable, GTX 1070 and 5-pipe heatsink.
     
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    Have you tried booting on your old card?
     
  9. killbillur

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    Nope. But it's broken, I'm not sure if it will help me but I can try it of course.
     
  10. Clamibot

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    Do you have the alienware OSD drivers installed? That keyboard combination doesn't do anything without those drivers. The laptop should've displayed a message asking you to confirm the action when you press that keyboard combination, and then restart itself after you click yes.
     
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