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p1npo1nt

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  1. Just installed modded bios for my Alienware M18x, installed the GTX770m into the MXM slot and Posted it up, 8 beeps. Took card out, forced iGFX and re-installed card. System boots but doesn't see card listed under discrete graphics. Continued to Windows 10, lists two unknown devices, VEN_SMO&DEV_8800 and VEN_CPL&DEV_2200, I'm beginning to think its possible the 770m could be defective? I know its the Dell P/N version that's known to be compatible with this laptop. Any advisory would be appreciated!
  2. IMO Alienware has gotten better over time, from 2008-2012 quality seemed to be off for me. The latest Alienware systems are built like absolute tanks however, very high quality even in comparison to boutique systems like Origin/Sager. MSI laptops have been good, I own one, however some models are built pretty darn cheaply, but what you do you expect from a laptop at the cheapest pricepoint for the spec bracket
  3. I'll definitely go this route after my account gets made active, do you possibly have a link for modded vBios for the 770m?
  4. I'm going to be upgrading my Alienware M18x R1 with a GTX770m I purchased from ebay; 770m has a Dell P/N: HW6C9 for reference. I have a couple questions about performing this upgrade: -Is the /unlocked/ version A05 bios necessary? I am receiving 8 beeps on startup with the dell factory A05 bios installed w/ the 770m -Is a vBIOS flash required for basic functionality and driver installs? -If so, is there a link to a compatible vBIOS for this card, finally, a guide for installing the new vbios? Any help is vastly appreciated, I've done some homework but I am new to upgrading MXM modules on laptops.
  5. Looking to install a 770m into my Alienware M18x R1, do I require anything other than the Modded bios to get started with the install? Ebay listing noted that its compatible with my unit.
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