[SUCCESSFUL] Alienware 18 + MSI GTX 1070 MXM

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

  1. Chivalrous Roamin Knight

    Chivalrous Roamin Knight Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hmmm, I can see the point here. But, just as you mention in your 2nd paragraph, essential reasons why I even wanted the 18 was: #1 The bigger screen, #2 The aesthetics (which come into consideration and honestly, involve a bit of your 1st paragraph): figuring something newer than the M18 R2 which is this AW18 having a much newer processor and GPU's.
    And yeah, I appreciate the elaboration here; didn't know the AW18 has 2 less SATA ports. Also, I have to admit, the M18X R2, when I was looking at those, the aesthetics were much more appealing. The last points you make are good to note as well. Thanks.
    Awesome! Thanks.
     
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  2. Mastermind5200

    Mastermind5200 Notebook Virtuoso

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    The reason 2 GPU's don't work in SLI with iGPU enabled (officially) as far as I know is that it's not an officially supported configuration by NV, either that or its just the dGPU isn't driving the display.
     
  3. Mastersbest

    Mastersbest Notebook Guru

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    People I have a similar problem I need help, only I have a card 780m in the BIOS is the SG mode and the card in Windows 10 does not switch to a discrete 780m not in games there is no place that I just did not try and mod the driver and in the settings panel NVIDIA exposed, nothing helps, the question of how to make the card 780m work normally, the frequency in gpuz shows normal but the current is very low...?????
     

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  4. MagicMike

    MagicMike Notebook Consultant

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    Sorry buddy, not sure how to help you. What's the reason why you are wanting to run in SG mode rather than PEG which I believe you stated works fine? Am I correct you have a single 780m?
     
  5. Mastersbest

    Mastersbest Notebook Guru

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    Well, as in all laptops, automatic switching between them, the built-in card is responsible for easy tasks, and the discrete one for heavy ones, and I do not understand how then the Alienware m18xr2 GTX1060 mxm card works, but the 780m does not want to....???
     
  6. MagicMike

    MagicMike Notebook Consultant

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    Have you tried any other cards? I know you said it works fine in PEG, but perhaps the issue is with cards vbios...have you tried updating the vbios?
     
  7. Mastersbest

    Mastersbest Notebook Guru

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    Yes, I tried to flash both from Dell and Msi, and nothing.. Try it yourself and make sure that cards like 780/880/980 don't work properly in SG mode.. the only thing is to mod the driver but you need to know exactly what, and so you can endlessly...
     
  8. DarKAIN

    DarKAIN Newbie

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    Hallo all. Maybe somebody can help me... I have AW18 and i installed 1060 mxm gpu. A12 unlocked bios-ok. Modified nvidia driver-ok. After start, gpu is work perfect, but gpu fan is sleep.
    What i do... 3 version gpubios, but i stop do it. Now in my card bios by DELL. In diagnostic menu in bios fan is worked. It's not hardware problem. Thanks a lot
     
  9. ColaMonster

    ColaMonster Notebook Consultant

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    I am running a 1060 i my aw18.

    does your fan turn on when it gets hot?

    because ive never been able to make the fan turn on with software, only while its in use.
     
  10. DarKAIN

    DarKAIN Newbie

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    Yes, of course. When i tested in furmark, gpu have 80C, its very hot. But fan is sleep. Maybe you can send me you gpu bios version and modify driver in email?
     
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