As with the title, is there any way to get a m17x r3 to use UEFI or is this just a pipe dream? I read over the internet that this requires Dell company itself to refactor the BIOS and release it to the public. Well if that's the case many believe it would be easier to land a man on Mars then to get Dell's help on this issue. Does the hardware itself plays a roll in updating to UEFI ? Well if the motherboard itself doesn't support UEFI and its more of a hardware limitation rather than a software, please let me know and I'll let this dream go, once and for all. Well if not, does anyone else knows of any other way to get a m17x r3 to UEFI-capable ? Imagine fast-booting into win10 and more importantly, a chance to get a 980M working in a m17x r3. (from my understanding 880M is as far as the m17x r3 can go as the 980M requires UEFI-capabilities)
I know my laptop is approaching 7 years old and by now most m17xr3 are phrased out but i still believe there are some owners out there still kicking about with their madly modded-out r3s (like me).
Thanks for the read
Having pondered over a eGPU build I instead decided to put my GPU inside my 15.6 laptop by extending the laptop base. I have a Dell optiplex 390 where my GTX 750ti LP once lived but as I now spend more time with my laptop on the sofa the Dell optiplex is now a donor for my gaming laptop build. I'm using the Dell motherboard for this build. It has a i5-2400 CPU - 8GB DDR3 RAM - MSI GTX 750ti LP GPU. The Dell PSU is too big for this build so I will be using a Seasonic SS-250SU 250W PSU. The laptop used for this build is a Fujitsu LifeBook AH530 that has a 1366x768 LED screen, this screen will be replaced with a higher resolution 1600x900 screen. The extended base of the laptop is now 6.5 cm.
Parts needed to complete the build:
Seasonic SS-250SU 250W PSU
PCI Express 16x Flexible Extension cable
LP156WD1 (TL)(B1) 15.6" LED 1600x900 screen
LCD Controller Board
Ultra slim keyboard with touchpad
Work so far in pictures:
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setup i have:asus x54c,Nvida geforce gtx660,psu corsair cx600, dock i use: exp gdc v8.4d note:(originally the notebook had intel celeron b815 processor, i replaced it with pentium b970,and added 2gb of ram other than that no other hardware changes were made) first time i connected it all and powered on,gpu fans started spinnig very fast and screen was on but all black and nothing happened so i tried the delay switch but with the same result, then i connected external monitor to the gpu, finally i was able to see manufacturer logo,but then it hanged on windows loading screen(back then i had windows 7 so you could clearly see the windows logo animation stopped) so i tried to hotplug the egpu by booting with original wifi card in (mpcie) sleeping then plugging the egpu in and resuming,but always i did so i was greeted with instant crash so i went searching for answers on the internet and i learned that i should isolate pin 22 so i did, finally i was able to boot into windows (with delay set on maximum) but the card wasnt detected, i purchased setup 1.35,installed windows 10 bios (i had windows 7 uefi) but i couldn´t get it recognized even in there. im sure all the componnents are fine, i got it sucesfully runing on my older laptop (lenovo u350) thanks for all the help in advance
Hi all. Total noob here. I just traded for a M18xR2 alienware laptop and I tried to boot a bios following
a guide from http://techinferno.com/haven/threads/4/
I beleive i used the G74VW GTX660M bios Version 1 not knowing if it was the exact match I needed and said
yes like a jackwagon through all of the warnings. My system rebooted to what I believe was a secondary
GPU intel something or another which was not half as fast as the GeForce GTX 660M.
So a bit frusterated I did a little digging and found a guide to do a blind flash at
htt://www.techinferno.com/ under the thread how to recover from a bad flash Alienware M18XR2.
I went to Dells website and downloaded the original A03 bios M18R2A03WIN.exe and added the file to 7zip
and found the file called QBR10EC.fd and renamed it o M18R2.hdr then placed the file on a 2.0 usb stick
formatted fat32 (did not check the DOS box while formatting). I took out the battery put usb into esata
port pressed end then plugged in power released end then she started to beep like the guide said it
would. I counted around 140 beeps then just a black screen and ever onece in a while the fans would rev
up a bit. I let it go all night like that and was still like that in the morning. Now I try to press the
power button and nothing happens... So I am stumped and would love
some advice please before adding another brick in the wall !
I have a problem with my egpu. When I am playing a game during 40 minutes i get a black screen during 1 or 2 seconds and after that I see my desktop and the game that I was playing has been closed.
i5 3230M 2,6 Ghz
gigabyte gtx 1060 3gb
exp gdc 8.4d
My power suply is Enermax NAXN 500 W, ATX, 220 V.