Upgrading to Nvidia GTX 770m on Alienware m17x R3

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  1. Meaker@Sager

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    That's a vbios issue, did you disable optimus before putting it in?
     
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    No I didn't disable optimus, should I?

    What is the issue with the vbios? What should i do?
     
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    I'm not very good with this, sorry but after some research, would I have to download the vbios from a thread like this ? Request 770m 780m Vbios

    If yes, then what? Some guidance would be appreciated!
     
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    Swap the 460m back, enter the BIOS/follow this guide http://forum.notebookreview.com/ali...17x-r3-680m-compatability-63.html#post9038829 then install/770m.
    If you boot to a white screen>shutdown, enter the BIOS and disable the integrated HD sound card.

    For drivers use this .inf instead, unzip.
     
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    Okay working on it, why disable the integrated HD sound card though? Will this not make my sound quality crap?

    Thanks for your help so far
     
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    I need to know the bios settings for the 770m as I cannot get past boot menu.

    It gets stuck when the red bar reaches full and then the fan revs and nothing happens.

    Thank you
     
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    Same settings, follow the 680m guide>Power on and press F2 to enter the BIOS If...
    Install back the 460m so you can access the BIOS settings.
     
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    After setting up the display for PEG and disabling the internal graphics card when we booted without the 770m installed we got 6 beeps (gpu failure), which is to be expected. When we reinstalled the 770m, it boots without any display to a lit blank grey screen. I don't know where to go from here, any suggestions?

    Thank you.
     
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    Enter the BIOS F2, disable the HD sound card>F10.
    IDT/Nvidia 7xx conflict (blank screen), use an external usb sound card until there's a fix for it.
     
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    We disabled "High Definition Audio" in the Advanced Tab of the bios (2nd tab from the left in F2 menu)

    Then we attempted to boot is as normal and it froze in the load at boot menu instead of being a lit blank grey screen.
     
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