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  1. I don't see any other reason than PSU bottleneck which could explain that: -GPU load average value while gaming stays around 70%, not reaching 100% (this is why GPU temp is so low, with 100% GPU load it would be higher) -FS combined score is lower while physics score is higher when overclocking the CPU Also, 240W PSU doesn't mean the system will run smooth until above 239W power draw. Power limit alert will appear before. I had just the same kind of problem. If you know someone who have a 330W PSU, just ask him if you can give it a try, it would be the easier way to check. But it's really looking like a PSU problem.
  2. You're at a point where you have to make a choice. If you keep the 240W PSU, overclocking the CPU will produce extra amperage draw, so GPU performance will decrease. Best way to fix this is upgrading the PSU to a genuine 330W Dell PSU so you can OC your CPU and enjoy your GPU performance in full load at the same time. 3740QM is perfectly overclockable by the way.
  3. I don't know about the game you're playing, but you can notice that your GPU load is around 60% to 70% while you're gaming. I'm not sure if this is a normal behavior with this game, I guess this is more likely because you're hitting PSU limit. What is the GPU load when running Firestrike combined test? If it's not close to 100%, it means you're hitting 240W PSU limit, I had same problem with my 1070 which was bottlenecked by the PSU. If your game needs both high CPU load and high GPU load at the same time, you may hit PSU limit when gaming, while you still have good graphics score while benchmarking since CPU is not at full load.
  4. Also, keep in mind M17x R4 and M18x R2 are very different. There is much room inside the M18x R2, which helps for better cooling and fresh air flow. Heatsinks and radiators are not the same too. M18x R2 was designed to run with an extreme CPU and 2 GPUs in SLI, while M17x R4 was made for 45W max CPU TDP, and a single GPU.
  5. Hello, Thanks @Brian for promoting my thread! And thanks guys for the feedback! Pascal cards also work on M18x R2, thanks @aaronloveweed for the great share, see here: https://www.techinferno.com/index.php?/forums/topic/11472-msi-gtx-1060-mxm-successfully-working-on-alienware-m18x-r2-another-socket-victory-against-bga-crap/ My top FS score so far with the M17x R4 is just over 14k: http://www.3dmark.com/3dm/19888925 wich is really overkill for such a 2012 laptop A few things to know about this upgrade: stock 240W PSU is a bottleneck, to get GPU fully performing while benchmarks or gaming it's mandatory to use a 330W PSU. But then, at 100% load GPU is getting boiling hot. I'm working on cooling this stuff by adding more copper stripes on the heatsink, and maybe modding the radiator and the fan. I'll give some news once it's done. You can find more details on the full thread: https://www.techinferno.com/index.php?/forums/topic/11378-msi-gtx-1070-mxm-successfully-working-on-alienware-m17x-r4-another-socket-victory-against-bga-crap/
  6. Hello, This is a really good score, it's an awesome upgrade. You're close to the top FS scores with a GTX 1060 (notebook): http://www.3dmark.com/search#/?mode=advanced&url=/proxycon/ajax/search/gpu/fs/P/1106/500000?minScore=0&gpuName=NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Notebook) Also your temp is very low, so no problem for OC. Do you have more technical informations about the fact that SG mode is not compatible with SLI? There were so many people saying that pascal cards would never work on the M18x R2 since it would work only with eDP display. Now you have shown it can be done, then maybe we can go even further with a SLI of pascal GPUs? Anyway, the 60 Hz screen would still be a bottleneck but this is very interesting...
  7. It seems pretty good, with same CPU and same GPU you're close to @Prema score on a Clevo P150EM: http://www.3dmark.com/fs/10795610 Also, temps are low so you can easily try a little overclock to improve your benchmark results, but your 1060 seems to perform well.
  8. You can use HWinfo, and MSI Afterburner which will also allow you to overclok or underclok GPU.
  9. The 1060 should appear as Microsoft basic display in device manager. This is where you have to install driver with modded inf.
  10. Did you try making updates and rebooting?
  11. It should not be a problem. Can't you see it in disk management? Share your first Firestrike bench with us
  12. OK nice, there you go GPT is another problem. You must format your HDD so it has GPT partition, for example using diskpart: diskpart list disk select disk <disk number> clean convert gpt exit A little search with your GPT error message will give you a fix for this.
  13. From what I understand, your problem is that you set display to PEG, and your GPU doesn't have UEFI compliant drivers in its vbios. You need to set primary display to IGFX and reboot. Then, you'll use iGPU and you'll be able to disable legacy mode and reboot again. This is when you'll be able to set primary display back to PEG again. And you won't be able to reboot with this setting, that's when you'll put the 1060 in and successfully boot with it.
  14. What are the settings in Advanced / Video configuration / Internal Graphic device ?