Unlocked Bios or not? AW17 R1 1070/1080

Discussion in 'Alienware 17 and M17x' started by razor0601, Jun 19, 2019.

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  1. razor0601

    razor0601 Notebook Evangelist

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    I have switched from legacy to UEFI and back. Nothing changed. What more details you want to know? It‘s not an unlocked Bios.
     
  2. Reciever

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    OS, legacy option setting, uefi setting.

    If you intend peg or SG mode both of which are available to locked bios just as to be done via command center Fn key

    They matter for how you intend to use the gpu, SG mode had less restrictions but also loses performance compared to peg with more restriction in order to function correctly.

    I'm sure there is more detail needed for installation but your settings are needed first or were just stabbing in the dark.
     
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    Did I correctly understand you? Via FN Key I can choose SG or PEG mode in the command center?
     
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    That's how they are labled in the bios but otherwise it would just be dgpu and Optimus.
     
  5. razor0601

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    So now I have the A16 Unlocked Bios on my AW. SG was Preset. Switched from legacy to UEFI. OS is Win10 64. But nothing changed.
     
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    After a fresh Win10 Installation I got the Quadro P4000 to work. But the Zotac 1060 and 1080 seems to be dead.
     
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    uugui shi Notebook Consultant

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    The GTX 1080 WILL NOT WORK with this laptop no matter what you do.
     
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  8. Rengsey R. H. Jr.

    Rengsey R. H. Jr. I Never Slept

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    It does work. The only issue is power delivery to the mxm port.
     
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    Could be, but I don‘t want to flash a different VBios without a programmer.
     
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    For all intents it doesnt function as desired to even a low threshold. Technically, it works, functionally, it does not.

    Now if someone were to supply power from the motherboard or from an external source then things can get seriously interesting.
     
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