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Hi, I have an old Dell Alienware M17R3 (2011 built, “new”A12 Bios). Back in 2014 my GTX580M broke, so I decided to put in a GTX680M, which lasted till recently. Now I’m stuck again with 8 beeps and the LCD not turning on. When I remove the card and switch the laptop on, the LCD at least turns on, so I guess it’s a faulty GTX680M. Now...back then people suggested not to go for a GTX580M due to bad thermal values, but as I’m not really using the Laptop for gaming anymore, wouldn’t a GTX480M possibly be a better alternative that lasts even longer? I heard that GTX700M’s could fit in as well, but people reported non fixable sound issues plus thermal issues. Any ideas?
Please could you check if it is possible to unlock my A17 BIOS? I have Alienware 17 R5(2013). 120 Ghz 3D. gtx 980 m. I want upgrade to 1070 but I have dark picture. Turns on but does not start with 1070. 980m-All good. What could it be?
Hello everyone I own an alienware 17 r1 with windows 8.1, upgraded to a gtx 970m. I did the upgrade in december and worked fine with the driver 359.0 that i modified back then following the video guide down there. Today I decided to upgrade the driver to the last version, 364.71, and followed the same steps. After the reboot required by the installer, i see the Alienware logo and then the screen turns black, with only the mouse cursor visible. If i manually shut down the computer and then boot it the same thing keeps happening. I re installed windows 8.1 and tried with the same procedure to install previous version of the dirver, but non of them worked, even the 359 that worked perfectly until this morning. I did all this with windows fresh installed and no updates. I can't download custom drivers from j95 post since I haven't posted enough on the forum. Can anyone please help me?