Upgrading to Nvidia GTX 770m on Alienware m17x R3

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  1. Alienwarem17xR3s

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    only thing i would worry about is the power supply. it should be able to handle i but i don't know how many watts the 460m uses compared to the 770m but it will be easy.. you will just have to install the new video card driver and delete the old and restart then it should work man :)
     
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    You will want to make sure you organise the pads on the heatsink correctly so that all the chips on the 770M are covered properly.
     
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    and hopefully the the heatsinks will fit just fine.
     
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    Has the card arrived? Did it fit? No Problems so far? I am planning the same upgrade soon.
     
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    Card arrives tomorrow, will post on here how it goes.

    Wish me luck!
     
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    Maybe I am reading the sale wrong but they list as 770 with 3g vram but in the product it list as 765 with 2g vram very confusing think I would email them? :confused:
    May be just a bad editing.
     
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    I contacted the seller about this and he verified its the 770 with 3g ram, he also said he was going to change it for future sellers but i assume he hasn't got around to it.

    Going to install the card tonight, came in the mail today.
     
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    It would be fairly obvious physically which one you got, the 765M would have empty solder pads where more memory could fit physically (765M = 4 chips each side of PCB, 770M = 6 chips each side of PCB).
     
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    Installed the card correctly, problem is it wont get past boot menu. The loading bar in boot menu fills up and then freezes. I also cannot get into the bios or boot options, it will highlight in grey but it will not take me to the menu. I'm thinking this is a bios issue? Should i remove the card so i can access the bios and update it? Kind of at a loss here, would appreciate any guidance.
     
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