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20 minutes ago, handale30 said:

Well, here you go, let me know if you are able to get it working.

I just installed a gtx680m on my new alienware m15x and boy does it still have a punch, it still runs bf5 1080p no problem. I was impressed. 

rebooting now to redo the security settings, everything I had done but did not do this bit will hopefully work in 5 mins... thank you so so so much for your detailed explanation. you my friend are a STAR! be right back

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32 minutes ago, handale30 said:

Well, here you go, let me know if you are able to get it working.

I just installed a gtx680m on my new alienware m15x and boy does it still have a punch, it still runs bf5 1080p no problem. I was impressed. 

 

 

 

It's installing thank:) you so much, you are a star, so patient and knowledgable.  a legend!

2 minutes ago, gribster said:

 

 

 

It's installing thank:) you so much, you are a star, so patient and knowledgable.  a legend!

worth every hour of today for this :)

 

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8 hours ago, gribster said:

 

 

 

It's installing thank:) you so much, you are a star, so patient and knowledgable.  a legend!

worth every hour of today for this :)

 

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Yeeahh!!!!! that's what I'm talking about! wooo job well done, :) I'm so glad you were able to get it up and running.  now go have some good gaming sessions. I love the R3/R4 design and the 680m is still great. it's my pleasure btw, enjoy :P  your new setup! 

 

 

So, does anyone here know how to fix the GPU fan not spinning automatically after a GPU upgrade with an MXM Zotac 1070 (mini desktop card)? 

I can control it with HWinfo but I only get one slider that controls both CPU and GPU and if I remove EC support I get dual sliders BUT they both control both fans. ts just a pain in the ass having to set it to Manual Auto setting every time I start the laptop.  at least they just added spindown delay today for HWinfo, but I still have to open the app and press the little fan icon so the manual auto starts to work.    

 

Any workarounds??   help would be appreciated, cheers!! 

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No, I believe the support stopped for the 880M. The easy thing to do is go to Nvidia and enter the 880M and see what driver they suggest to install. It could be possible to mod the latest driver to include the 880M. 

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