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  1. @thegh0sts you wierdo, what crazy experiment are you up to now, hahaha. I just saw this thread now, or I would have joined in long ago. I could do cuts like this for you in the future if you need with my dremel (you sooo should buy one, such an awesome tool for this work!) There is an alternative I can think of, for you instead of using heatsinks on the components directly with glue. You could have attached a cut out modified heatsink fin block to the heatsink there, and made it compatible. Like buy a few heatsinks from ebay for cheap, and cut the fins and attach a pipe etc..
    Many customers friends and the like have requested a Prema vbios over the years. I've only imagined good things about it, when buying an after market videocard, and no luck getting a proper performing vbios, Prema vbioses are always available, and if they work for you, a small donation to buy our seafaring friend a beer is I'm sure always appreciated ! Go̶o̶d̶- scratch that, great work Prema !
  2. what is, hypothetically, you hacked your install inf file and renamed the driver version your installing to a different one, does it change the score ? I ask this because I;ve always wondered if they are in league with INTEL and NVidia in the way that they assign handicaps to older hardware and assign a "BOOST" score to newer / next gen once it's released, to sort of bloat numbers in thier favor of selling hardware. They do after all design hardware to be replaced regularly, they are not trying to do us any favors with this stuff after all. Its all just a money gimmick !
  3. I have no idea what i meant to say, but didn't mean to call anyone any names, LOL... I think i meant to capitalise PREMA and then I'm lost... lol Anyone know which MSI laptops that support MXM 3.0b that the 1060N does NOT work with ? At what model lineup does it start to have no support or ability to be used ?
  4. Hey I watched all painful X minutes of the video... seems about 10+% drop in score Physics based. I can see this being an issue, but also an advantage to post your results ASAP! because people down the road will be less likely to beat you hahah
  5. I fi have to read the post AND watch a video, then i want you to watch this : Enjoy !
  6. what are we talking here a few points ? or like few % differences ?
  7. no one helped you fix this yet ? Seems a lot of people getting throttling issues or only the HD intel being used thing. ALSO – check to see if the program or game you want to use is in the list from NVidia control panel As an example : Go to the NVIDIA Control Panel by right clicking on your desk top and clicking on "NVIDIA Control Panel". In the default screen that pops up (it should be "manage 3D settings", and the "Program Settings" tab should be automatically selected), under "1. Select a program to customize:" hit the "Add" button. From here, navigate to the folder where your games are located. For me, it is C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common. (Because I have steam) Select the folder for the game you want to use your NVIDIA card for, and find the .exe for that game (it's usually right in the main game folder). Select it and hit open. Then, under "2. Select the preferred graphics processor for this program:" open the drop-down menu and select "High-performance NVIDIA processor". If it still doesn't work try this : When you right click a shortcut to play a game, do you get the option to “run with NVidia high powered graphics processor” ? If there is no menu/option, this happens when these services are stopped : 1. NVIDIA Driver Helper Service 2. NVIDIA Update Service Daemon. Start Task Manager .Click the tab "Services" .Click on a button named "Services ..." .Find their names . Right click on them > Properties . Then Click on "Start " and then select Start-up time : for the first ->Automatic for the second -service > Automatic(Delayed Start) Another tip is to uninstall the driver and delete the software, let the HD Intel be there though. Update it to the very latest version. Make sure you restart. Check all other software, and applications, like OSD's and command centers and MEI and chipsets etc.. make sure windows update has nothing waiting to be downloaded, or has already downloaded and is asking when to install... let it complete all updates. Once there are no more updates, install your preferred NVidia graphics driver, and see if that helps, if you do not see your game listed opr program of choice listed, add it. See if the context menu's are there or not. You could also try being in full UEFI mode and dedicated mode, and skipping the HD intel altogether, but this is difficult for some cards and laptops and would be an "per case basis". The new Pascal cards of course need special attention depending what system, because as an example, DELL/Alienware never update anything.
  8. Nice won't fit AFAIK. It's not really a matter of supporting it bios wise.. then theres adding enough power correctly to the auxiliary power input.
  9. ahh right.. go figure reading backwards.. any such mod/update for Alienware systems like M18X-R2/AW18/M17X-R3/R4 AW17 or M15X...
  10. HAHAHAH you meant like P150EM LOLOL... shit I must have been tired. Cracked me right the frig up. See my brain is fried, business has been non-stop busy... anyways nice work, great to see the performance of the 1060N ( I started calling it 1060N, for notebook) . Anything needed to get it work work properly in the older HM77 / HM87 chipsets ? Any word on power loss issues on the AW17 ? Or maybe working with M17X-R4 ? Any way to get them (1060N) to work in the older Alienware's like M17X-R4/ AW17 ? Someone reported a few power loss issues, though it doesn't happen to me as often, it did happen once. I would go through this entire thread to see if this has been stated or not, but the site is slow to some regard, and it's such a hassle... just curious what systems the 1060N would be an interest for, and what exactly is needed to make it work in older systems (did you create a new bios mod ? Did I miss something? Sorry been sooo busy lately.)
  11. when your saying EM system, what do you mean, sorry not following the Acronym or I'm forgetful if I ever knew it. (is it a specific bios, like phoenix or Amibios or something ?)
  12. I'm looking for the same. have the cards, just not the systems to test them in. One brave buyer purchased a MSI 1070N and will test it this week. I offered him some cash back if he shared his experience, and this also gives him the best chance to try things the community can suggest.
  13. Can't remember the last time you said anything nice about them as a company to be honest...
  14. find your hardware ID.. since it's Alienware / DELL it will end with 1028 but should start with like 0551 or 055A etc... you can find this on the properties of the videocard in the device panel, and going to where you can scroll down to hardware ID's Secondarily if you are going to install a non-WHQL tested driver/signed driver, you need to disable DSE (you can google disable DSE) it lasts a single boot. That's when you install the driver. However - first make sure your in a dedicated mode, don;t know why you needed the unlocked bios for the laptop, but that is irrelevant. Maybe still good to have though. latest bios should have allowed you to hit the Fn+F5 key (if it's F5, I forget) to switch the graphics... essentially to be on the dedicated card only, is what you need. In bios you would have needed to be set to UEFI and NOT have any legacy options enabled. once those options are disabled, (DSE, and your in a UEFI compliant boot) everything is digital, you should be able to use a custom modified driver. Easy as Pi. Now, if you have "installed" it and it is not strong, then i suspect your on the HD intel graphics. Check nvidia control panel to make sure your using the nvidia gpu and not auto.. and infact, check to see in device manager if there is a HD Intel , if there is, then windows will screw up and always try and force you to use the HD Intel, it gets only worse with each windows version too, in windows 10 it's really screwed up, anyways - if you are in full dedicated mode (PEG, UEFI compliant, DSE disabled...) there shouldn't be any issues. Though - each driver now becomes a hit or miss. Once we have the hardware ID, we can mod you a driver or check if things are the way they should be to be on the same page etc..