Some questions on the Alienware 17R1 1070 upgrade

Discussion in 'Alienware 17 and M17x' started by uugui shi, Mar 22, 2019.

  1. kingofswag187

    kingofswag187 Notebook Deity

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    Goes to show you a little work can fix up a machine from years ago to still do alright, cant believe the ranger is ~5 years old at this point, mine's 5 year birthday according to it's "deployed" date was 5 years and a few months ago
     
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    Mine turns six in September really a great laptop
     
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    Next on your list should be to install a bypass switch so you can max the fan when gaming or benchmarking etc as pascal has throttle points based on temp and tdp.

    Raising tdp to 130w and allowing for the fan to actually go full speed would optimize core speed thus better performance.

    Though just getting the card working is a great milestone and congrats on the upgrade!
     
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    I've always noticed something was up with the GPU fan in this laptop, when I had the 770M MSI Afterburner would tell me that the fan was going full speed when it clearly wasn't, now that I have the 1070 the fan option look completely different but I can't change them so far, but everything is good for now so I'm not complaining
     
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    so I've noticed that the HDMI-OUT doesn't work anymore, is there a known way to fix this or should I just buy a displayport adapter in case I need to connect my laptop to an external display?
     
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    Both hdmi in and out should function just fine.

    Which 1070 did you get again?
     
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    this one, both HDMI in and out are present when I go in the nvidia control panel, I've only tested it once but with a cable that I know works
     

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    Ah the "dell" variant. I can't recall hdmi signal not working on that model.
     
  9. kaibsora

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    So, just wanted to chime in here, I would play around with the inf modding till you find a section that does the hdmi. I've had that exact card and it's really fragile. Cap came off just by moving the card. You should also still be able to access bios on that machine, even with the 1070 installed.

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    it is strange because it detects the external display both in the audio panel and nvidia panel but it outputs no video nor audio
     
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