[SUCCESSFUL] Alienware 18 + MSI GTX 1070 MXM

Discussion in 'Alienware 18 and M18x' started by DaMafiaGamer, Jun 18, 2018.

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    Tune the card yet?
     
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    razor0601 Notebook Evangelist

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    What do you mean?
     
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    It's all about power envelope with pascal, you basically have to tune around that now.
     
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    Ok, tune around means?
     
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    You should read on how to do that. Sorry don't have the time for that at the moment.
     
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    I tried on Nvidia settings and with Afterburner something. No
    Chance. Any other solution?
     
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    Maybe I need another VBios?
     
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    Hey everyone! I'm very new here and I'm really wanting to upgrade my AW18's GPU to this 1070. After reading this thread, probably for the 4th time, Lol, I am understanding it a bit more. However, I'm wanting to know has anyone succeeded, as in "everything works" with this upgrade? Which one, if any of them where everything works, has less or no physical modifying to anything? I'm particularly interested in the standard MXM form factor 1070 upgrade.
    My Alienware is the 2015 edition of the AW18: 4940MX Processor, 32GB Ram, Nvidia GPU, BIOS version A14 06/25/2018. Btw, has this thread been moved or just the conversations been moved to other threads? It really would be disappointing to see this thread abandoned. Thanks everyone and I'm really impressed of the effort all I have seen on this thread helping and meshing off of each other's input. Thanks again! Salute!
     
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    The OP was attempting to make 1070 sli work but no dice as you need SG mode to have everything operate as needed. As a result he moved on to other projects.

    There is omission of details but that is more or less a tl;Dr.
     
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    Mastermind5200 Notebook Virtuoso

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    Get someone to buy it for a good price (not hard with the 4940MX) and buy a RTX 2070 laptop, a lot less hassle for more performance than you'll ever get out of this machine.

    If you decide to continue down this path, keep in mind you will have to buy the MXM standard 1070s, or modify the HS and other elements for the MSI.
    This thread isn't really abandoned, just no one left to carry it on lol
     
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