Windows 10 and nVidia 980M GTX upgrades for Alienware (M17X-R4, without Optimus: Working Great!)

Discussion in 'Alienware 17 and M17x' started by woodzstack, Jun 10, 2015.

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  1. momulah

    momulah Notebook Enthusiast

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    Nvidia started officially supporting the 980m with driver support!!
     
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    WOAHH!!! THIS IS A GOOD NEWS THEN!! save us all from the hassle when updating to aftermarkets GPU! thanks for the info!!! ^_^
     
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    momulah Notebook Enthusiast

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    Yes sir real big surprise. It's been like that for months too. Mine running latest with no issues I have noticed although I don't game too much. Oculus VR also works good (not great) with all games I have tried!!
     
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    woodzstack Alezka Computers , Official Clevo reseller.

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    There should be a few drivers that actually support maxwell in these, did not know the latest was one of them.
     
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    IanC Notebook Evangelist

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    Hi

    I just wanted to check i have an alienware 17 2013, i have fitted a 120hz panel and added a 980m gpu. Bought the gpu directly from woodzstack a few years ago and it's been amazing and still is.... I have one question im currently running win 8.1 and wanted to upgrade to win 10. do i follow the instructions on this post or would i need to do anything different?

    Please let me know, thanks in advance.
     
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    IanC Notebook Evangelist

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    oh i didn't know Dell has added support to automatically update the drivers, without amending the inf file, that's great news... So do you basically uninstall current driver set using DDU and then download the latest from the nvidia website for the 980m and install?

    thanks in advance
     
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    woodzstack Alezka Computers , Official Clevo reseller.

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    Join my discord server and will guide you through it as needed in real time.
     
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    Yes
     
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    Is it applicable for 1060 upgrades as well? No more inf edits needed? Still hanging on to June/July drivers.
     
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    IanC Notebook Evangelist

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    Hi

    Thanks for the offer, i've never used discord before. So i'm not sure how it works and the time difference as im in the UK. Perhaps at the weekend (saturday) if your free. And what prep work should i do before getting together

    Thanks alot

    Ian
     
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