Hello guys, how are you?
I got today a new graphics card for my Alienware 17 R1 (2013). The newer card is a gtx 970m. Before, the Alienware had no dedicated graphics card, but only the integrated Intel HD 4600 from processor.
After I put the new card on laptop, I realized that the laptop wont turn on anymore. If I remove the graphics card, laptop turns on normally.
Another thing that I noticed, is that with graphics card inside when I plug AC adapter, the blue led of it (AC adapter) turns off. Without the card, this behavior dont happens.
I already reseat the card a lot of times without success.
My Alienware is a R1 Model (2013) or M17x R5.
Graphics Card: Alienware GTX 970m 6gb - G16E-A1
Bios: A14 (lastest from Dell WebSite)
I dont have another card to test.
Thank you guys. I hope anyone can help me.
please help me of this problem.
Only using DGPU will have no problem.
But when i push fn + f5 and change into the optimus mode,
the screen is flickering and glitching....
like this video
even i pulled out the dgpu and power on with integrated gpu,, it has the same situation.
i flash the bios a14 and a13 but it isnt solved.
i dont know why... i think it is related to the intel GPU...
Is there anybody who know the source of the problem?
Before posting I searched this forum back and forth multiple times to make sure I am not asking a question that has already been addressed. Well, it hasn't unfortunately.
I own an Alienware 17 (2013). Last month its GTX 780M breathed its last. I mourned it shortly and I am now ready for a new GPU. My fantasy is to outfit my system with a Quadro K5100M. (Even a K4100M would do if I think about it.) A long time ago I came across an ebay seller offering customized Alinware 17 (R5) systems with K5100M GPUs. I PMed the dealer and they confirmed to me that they were the ones doing the customization, not the original manufacturer. So this tells me it is possible and, needless to say, I'd love to do it too.
Hope there are folks that can help me with this by sharing their insights and knowledge. I would appreciate any relevant input, guys. Thanks!
Hello, I have slv7's Vbios installed. I've had it installed for a while (months) and have had no problems. Recently within the past 3 days every time I start my computer, after everything boots up and loads about 30 seconds later the GPU fan ramps up all the way and the computer freezes and then the screen flashes and then comes back on and says my display driver has crashed after that happens everything runs normal for the rest of the time I have the computer running.
I'll upload the exact Vbios I'm using. I do NOT own it****
Nvidia GTX 780m - 'OC edition' - rev02.zip
Here are my specs - Alienware 17, i7 4800mq, gtx 780m, 16gb ram, 3d screen.
other possibly useful information - Driver I am running 347.52 (have tried other to correct the problem with no luck) I have messed around with nvidia inspector and MSI afterburner I have over clocked further that the Vbios does for a short period of time (but I ran an external fan while I overclocked)
Let me know If you need any other, Thanks!
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