Upgrading M18X R1

Discussion in 'Alienware 18 and M18x' started by razor0601, Feb 3, 2018.

  1. razor0601

    razor0601 Notebook Enthusiast

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    What is possible? CPU is an I7-4700mq and gpu 2x 770m.
     
  2. TheDantee

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    4930MX or 4940MX with 2x GTX 980M

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    Ok, trank you. What about the Pascal Series?
     
  4. TheDantee

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    1 1060 or 1 1070... In my opinion I would go for the 980M SLI

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    Only one is possible?
     
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    Yes

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    Do you know the reason for that?
     
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    I do, the AW18 comes with an LVDS Display which the 10 series cards do not support. The 10 series cards want an eDP display which you cannot get on the AW18. There is a few guides in this forum to show you how to get the 10 series cards to work on the AW18 but only 1 will work. You must get the unlocked A12 Bios and Boot through SG Mode (Switchable Grahpics)

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    Ok, so i have to read a lot in here :)
     
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    Homer S Notebook Consultant

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    To get to the higher GPUs you need to upgrade the guts from R1 to R2.

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