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    CLEVO@COMPUTEX 2016

    http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2016/06/bad-news-rich-people-you-wont-be-able-to-use-your-gtx-1080-in-4-way-sli/ How long until 2-way SLI is gone altogether?
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    CLEVO@COMPUTEX 2016

    Remind me again guys. Are all the current Alienware laptop offerings BGA only with the ugly thing they call 'Graphic Amplifier'? How did that turn out anyway considering a full blown 980 is now powering Clevo laptops?
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    CLEVO@COMPUTEX 2016

    I skipped the entire DM range just for news like this. Set aside 4.5 grand already for the next P7xx to succeed my Batman
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    [BIOS/vBIOS - MODS] Prema Mod™ & Stock

    How do I make the P750ZM recognise the nvme drive in PciE x4 slot please? Plugged in the 950 Pro today but could not see it anywhere in BIOS. All SATA slots are showing blank even though the drive is plugged in (I'm certain it is the right slot). I'm using the latest PremaMod, all default settings right after flashing. Just plan to install fresh Windows. Thank you.
  5. Please excuse me for creating a new thread but I just got more confused after scouring threads after threads. So I did smth stupid. Going in without proper research I know :'( but please help. So finally I decided to upgrade to 980m from my current 880m on the Alienware 17 R1 (aka R5 if you like) with 120Hz 3D screen after months of contemplating. After seeing successful attempts I jumped on board and popped the card in (bought from Hidevolution). Before installing the card I used Driver sweeper to clean all drivers. BIOS is latest A14 unmodified and in UEFI mode, everything else on default. And now the machine won't POST. I counted 4 beeps and the screen is black. Lights and fans are on. Putting the 880m back in, same result. Now I'm too chicken to strip down the machine to get to the CMOS battery based on the Owner's manual steps. Last night though I got to the point of removing the palm rest to get the last 2 RAM sticks out. Please help if you can. Specs are in sigs. Thanks
  6. Did smth stupid. Going in without proper research I know :'( but please help. So finally I decided to upgrade to 980m from my current 880m on the Alienware 17 R1 (aka R5 if you like) with 120Hz 3D screen after months of contemplating. After seeing successful attempts I jumped on board and popped the card in (bought from Hidevolution). Before installing the card I used Driver sweeper to clean all drivers. BIOS is latest A14 completely unmodified and in UEFI mode, everything else on default. And now the machine won't POST. I counted 4 beeps and the lcd wouldn't even turn on. Putting 880m back in, same result. Now I'm too chicken to strip down the machine to get to the CMOS battery based on the Owner's manual steps. Please help
  7. I really really doubt it was the GPU. Very likely it was the faulty driver that nVidia released OR the game is just buggy as hell. Yesterday I rolled back the driver, then re-update via nVidia Experience and was able to play for 10 hours straight . Today just started the game from desktop and BOOM, shut down completely, not even a loading screen, not even intro! It's baffling .
  8. Need some expert help on this case please. It ruins a good game for me My specs are in the sigs below. The 880M is running svl7's modded vBIOS but I just flashed and forgot and never modified anything. Installed latest drivers from nVidia (344.75 WHQL). Settings in DA:I are under automatic. Installed Visual C++ 2012 Update 4 also. Now I have this abominable HARD SHUT DOWN in DA:I at this particular cutscene during the game *SPOILER ALERT" (the part where you wake up for the first time in The Threat Remains, you go in to see Cassandra, Leliana and the Chanchellor arguing). After the conversation there's a loading screen and boom, PC shuts down . Now I'm aware of the DirectX error but by some miracles I managed to get rid of the CTD error, but instead I got into something worse . I'm pretty sure my laptop isn't overheating or anything since there's a Cooler Master X3 running full speed underneath. Neither PSU was the culprit since I've been able to crank up to the max and played for hours some very demanding games without a single hiccup
  9. Last I checked he only had an M15x, and the man is serving military service in Switzerland. Might be a while though. Let's see what Alienware's next move is. Cause I'm hoping they would just skip Broadwell and give us a Skylake machine with 980M
  10. Still that dreadful Intel iGPU is present . Seriously though has anyone tried 3D Vision on an 980M non-Alienware machine? The official nVIDIA site for 980M doesn't even list 3D Vision 2 as a feature . I'm only after 120Hz, no need for 3D to be honest. Headaches all too soon.
  11. Optimus (by nVidia, AMD equivalence is Enduro) activates the integrated (Intel) graphic card when the laptop runs on battery mode. It's one of the main selling points that manufacturers of ultrabooks and business laptops vigorously promote. But like I said, it's pointless on a gaming rig, considering how bulky and power-hungry the beast is. On a 3D 120Hz Alienware the Intel integrated graphic chip is hardware-disabled by default and it runs solely on dGPU due to hardware restriction (at the moment iGPU only supports up to 60Hz refresh rate, whether that will change is entirely up to Intel).
  12. And Alienware just signs the death warrant to MXM upgrade to all 'previous gen' laptops. Another excuse to move on to on-board/soldered graphic cards.
  13. Optimus is pointless on a gaming rig. Who the hell play games/benchmark on iGPU anyway? Just pray that my 3D AW17 is gonna work with 980M. Forget 3D, once you go 120Hz you don't go back. On a side note. What do you guys think about the so-called 'Alienware Graphics Amplifier'? Death warrant to MXM no?
  14. May I ask what the maker and model of that nice cooling pad is? Cheers
  15. Just an update. Got my MSI 880M bought from eBay work like a charm in the Alienware 17 now. Flashed with svl7 VBIOS. And it's better than ever. If no OC then gaming is smooth like water
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