Some questions on the Alienware 17R1 1070 upgrade

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  1. Hellsik

    Hellsik Notebook Geek

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    Hello,
    I will do same thing when Alienware 17 Ranger arrive with original 120Hz LCD. But I have some questions.

    1) I would like to upgrade 780m with 1060/1070 from MSI. I read that it sometimes is problem with vbios and overvolting and after that card die. Best option is buy it from here: https://store.alezka.com/en/11-mxm-graphicscards. But I am from Europe and it will cost much more for VAT (more than 23% ). In Europe you can buy only clevo cards :(
    Next otion of graphics card is https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Nvidia-Q...164179?hash=item1ef7c900d3:g:5WoAAOSwya1cndXy. Will it work same as 1060?
    2) The second problem is speed fan control or spin. With original bios not modded will it work normal? The same issue had Dell M6600 with 7970m.

    Thank you for answer
     
  2. Mastermind5200

    Mastermind5200 Notebook Virtuoso

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    2) Ebay/Taobao should have it in stock, thats in insane price to pay for either card.
    2) Custom fan curves are a necessity
     
  3. uugui shi

    uugui shi Notebook Consultant

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    Can confirm that taobao had them in stock at a cheaper price too
     
  4. Hellsik

    Hellsik Notebook Geek

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  5. Lumlx

    Lumlx Notebook Consultant

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    I suggest you to contact @woodzstack
     
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  6. Hellsik

    Hellsik Notebook Geek

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    Yes I know his shop, but MSI 1060 from Canada to EU it is more then 530 euro. :(
     
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    Mastermind5200 Notebook Virtuoso

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    Ouch, thats definitely a no go. I think taobao has them for ~$350, and shipping is ~$20, $30 for expedited.
     
  8. uugui shi

    uugui shi Notebook Consultant

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    UPDATE: I have installed the new display successfully and it’s amazing (1 dead pixel though) I need to mod the hinges a little better so that I can put the frame back on.
     
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  9. TheReciever

    TheReciever D! For Dragon!

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    It's a nice panel overall, you'll love it after finally settling the fitment issues.

    I had to stop my mods since I work 65-75 hours a week at the moment. This is all so I can fund more R&D into the ranger plus some other plans unrelated to laptops lol.

    I'll start that back up again after I'm not working so much.

    I'm stateside but I will also be selling my msi 1060 soon. I might have time on Friday to create a listing here. Plan to move up to the 1070/4930mx
     
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  10. uugui shi

    uugui shi Notebook Consultant

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    I’ve noticed that 5 keys that are all close together on my keyboard are not working right now, it’s strage cause I’ve done nothing to the keyboard
    Is the keyboard connector the one under the ODD? Maybe I’ve not connected it good enough
     
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