Some questions on the Alienware 17R1 1070 upgrade

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

  1. Mastermind5200

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    Do you have a link to the 1070?
    I highly doubt you'l be able to get Gsync working for numerous reasons
     
  2. uugui shi

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    Here's the page. Gsync is not a deal breaker if it works it's cool if doesn't no matter. Why do you think it's not going to work?
     
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    No AW 17 R1 has shipped with GSYNC afaik, and that isn't a GSYNC card
     
  4. uugui shi

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    The N173HHE-G32 display I have installed on mine supports gsync but I believe the edp connector we use wouldn't even support it, even with the right card. So it's probably a lost cause
     
  5. TheReciever

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    Probably comes down to the connector, either way I'm not concerned with it either.
     
  6. Lumlx

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    AFAIK laptop gsync is more than correct panel + gsync card. Some NBR forum members reported that changing just cpu would disable gsync.
     
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    If the option is there then make sure you know how to use Fn keys to disable primary then disable gsync if you lose the screen
     
  8. uugui shi

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    I guess it depends on which component is running the display. As I understand it, G-sync is supported by all the GPUs since the 965m but the 1070 I'm buying is not a normal 1070 so it may not work on that. I also don't know how much work is done by the connector that remains a 6 year old part. So we have a G-sync screen powered by a 1070 that may support gsync using a cable from 2013, chances are slim.

    I have one question: I have noticed that there is a msata installed on my laptop and when I boot it does show, but in the os is no where to be found. Does it contain manufacturer stuff? Is it safe to remove/upgrade?
     
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    well, still an amazing screen if only I could get that pixel unstuck now....
     
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