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Hey all!

About to buy a Dell 780m for my m17x r4 and just wanted to check with you all that it would be compatible with my system. I'm only asking as I bought a Clevo 780m and it wasn't recognised!

Thanks!

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Both clevo and dell 780m works great. I have used it in m17x R4 and still using it in m18x R2.

I think you didn't modify inf file when you install nvidia driver.

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This could be the reason! Before you even installed drivers was the card recognised in the bios?

When I inserted the card into my m17x r4 it wasn't even recognised in the bios. That was a Clevo card. A Dell card is on the way!

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This could be the reason! Before you even installed drivers was the card recognised in the bios?

When I inserted the card into my m17x r4 it wasn't even recognised in the bios. That was a Clevo card. A Dell card is on the way!

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You have to unlock the bios and do some work for the MOBO to recognize the new card.

Actually this has been discussed multiple times. I guess you didn't google on this topic.

GTX 780M installation on M17x R4

If you dont do this, the vendor of 780m (either clevo or dell) doesn't really matter.

You will still end up not being able to recognize the GPU even with dell card.

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You have to unlock the bios and do some work for the MOBO to recognize the new card.

Actually this has been discussed multiple times. I guess you didn't google on this topic.

GTX 780M installation on M17x R4

If you dont do this, the vendor of 780m (either clevo or dell) doesn't really matter.

You will still end up not being able to recognize the GPU even with dell card.

I have modified bios and I have changed every combination under the graphics tab in the advanced section. I actually have a seperate thread about this. If you can halp, please shed some light! The thread is here

http://forum.techinferno.com/alienware-m17x-aw-17/7688-m17x-r4-upgrade-7970m-clevo-780m.html

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