Where to get gtx 1070 for m18x r2 upgrade?

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  1. Raidriar

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    780M will only give 3D in the Alienware 17 R1 + 3d panel, it will not give 3d in M17x R3 or M17x R4
     
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    Thanks again. So it is either staying with 580m, which I know supports 3D or 680m? Or didn't 680m support 3D?
     
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    3D support is tied to BIOS certificate which nobody has been able to reverse. 3D certificate is valid only for whatever NVIDIA GPUs originally shipped with the systems. M17x R3 needs fermi, M17x R4 needs Kepler gen 1, Alienware 17 needs Kepler gen 2 or gen 3
     
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    good to know, thanks you. So I am basicall stuck with a 580m on r3 and no idea what would be the equivalent of the r4.
     
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    660M/670M/675M/680M for R4
     
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    thank you again, then I shoudl really consider upgrading to r4. It is even cheaper in the long run compared to buying these horrible 580m ones again.
     
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    Hi I purchased one from an eBay seller and it worked a treat in my AW 18. Best of all I didn’t have to mod anything apart from the drivers of course which danishblunt did for me. Still going strong. Here’s a few pictures for your reference:
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    Just have to run in SG mode or useless a headless DP adapter (iirc) and use an external monitor as pascal doesnt output LVDS :)
     
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    hi guys
    would either of these 2 cards work on an m18x r2?
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Nvidia-GeForce-GTX-1060-6GB-DDR5-MXM-3-0-Type-B-for-Alienware-Clevo-MSI/202578352916?_trkparms=aid=1110001&algo=SPLICE.SIM&ao=1&asc=20131231084308&meid=6024aedc5f1f4a84837a84eb0b83cc41&pid=100010&rk=1&rkt=12&mehot=pp&sd=283216747952&itm=202578352916&_trksid=p2047675.c100010.m2109

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/New-Nvid...747952?hash=item41f1089db0:g:6akAAOSwI9FcSEhs

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Nvidia-GeForce-GTX1070-8G-DDR5-MXM-3-0-N17E-G2-A1-Mobile-Video-Card-GPU/352688126457?_trkparms=aid=1110001&algo=SPLICE.SIM&ao=1&asc=20131231084308&meid=18b257e2258645c2a479cc5b2aa08acd&pid=100010&rk=1&rkt=12&sd=153341025338&itm=352688126457&_trksid=p2047675.c100010.m2109

    not keen on them being second hand :-(

    would i need to purchase anything else in addition to these cards? bare in mind my previous GPU was disconnected (as apparently it was fried) so i have no GPU atm. perhaps replacement fans / heatsinks (as i am planning on getting a 3920xm too potentially).

    also how much harder is the 1070 to use than 1060? im not keen on drilling parts etc or such mods...ideally plug & play on the build/repair side of things

    also i have windows 7 - i dont need to upgrade to use these cards yep?
     
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    Pascal only works in pure UEFI environment which Windows 7 does NOT support.

    That 1070 will not work.

    3920xm would be recommended, my 4700mq I had previously installed paired well enough with the 1060 but it was hitting the upper limit at times to keep up with the 1060 in certain games.
     
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