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Allenware 17 R5 1080p Display to 4k Display

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Is it possible to upgrade the 1080p display on my Aleanware 17 R5 (Alienware 17 2014 (GTX 880M)) to a 4k display from the newer 17 R3 or other options?

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I'm not sure, but from memory I think the AW17 uses the lvds display interface by default, and the AW17 R3 uses edp. If the AW17 has an edp output on the motherboard and you can get an edp cable that fits, it will probably work. Again I think im right in saying the onboard intel gpu on the AW17 is only connected to lvds so you would probably loose optimus and possible have to unlock the bios (which you need to desolder the chip and program on an eeprom programmer) so it can be configured to boot "peg" straight to the gtx 880m and output to the 4k panel over edp.

 

Javers

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Thanks. Sounds like a lot of work maybe I should just stick to an external display/monitor. I don't think I want to go through all that but it's cool to know that it's possible for someone to do.

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