Step by Step: 980m Install in Alienware 18

Discussion in 'Alienware 18 and M18x' started by 1Schumsta1, Jan 8, 2015.

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  1. TBoneSan

    TBoneSan Laptop Fiend

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    I'm keen to see what happens if we use the official dell 980m 4gb drivers . I checked their page earlier but they don't have anything for download yet
     
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    Nice work man. +rep for you.
     
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    This work for the m18x r2 I'd imagine?
     
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    Yeah, that sucks. Its because R1 doesnt have UEFI which is the only boot that works with 980M/970M
     
  6. @tomX

    @tomX Notebook Evangelist

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    Here are the official dell Part Numbers:

    ALIENWARE 18 VIKING - TJ6G8 - ASSY,HTSNK,NV14E-GTX,AW18R1,RT - MXM THERMAL MODULE R 100W(GTX)(For N14E-GTX, GTX780)
    http://www.computer-spare-parts.info/catalog/product_info.php/products_id/981

    ALIENWARE 18 VIKING - HTXFC - ASSY,HTSNK,NV14E-GTX,AW18R1,LF - MXM THERMAL MODULE L 100W(GTX)(For N14E-GTX, GTX780)
    http://www.computer-spare-parts.info/catalog/product_info.php/products_id/1137
     
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    Do you only got the throttling when over clocking? Also I don't know if this "fix" works, but in my M17 R1 when I got a throttling issue I just unplug and plug the ac adapter back and it eliminates it. Have you tried that?
     
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    How can I know if the heatsinks are 70 or 100 watts ???
     
  9. Steve135

    Steve135 Notebook Enthusiast

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    There should be a sticker on the heatsinks with the wattage and what type of card (AMD/NV) its designed for :)
     
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    On my heat sink there is a sticker that says 100 watt. As for saying Nvidia or amd don't know.
     
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