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    M17x r3 GPU card

    Hi Matt Upgraded to win 10 and guess what driver did not update just got standard vga.. So I got newest driver from Nvida and installed same as before and now recognised in dev manager but,now it's installed system seems really slow.i have read that putting new tech into old could cause it to...
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    M17x r3 GPU card

    Hi Matty. No the card wasn't plug and play because dell didn't make the r3 compatible with cards above 5xx series.i looked into this and yes they are 95% similar apart from couple details in the vbios.took me a whole weekend modding various drivers from Nvidia to various forums and finally came...
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    M17x r3 GPU card

    On the money there mate,found out what drivers was and one is the freefall sensor the other something called mother board accelerator. Thanks again.
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    M17x r3 GPU card

    hi matty,just to let you know sourced nvidia gtx675m and after many many frustrating hours of finding the right driver to work with card and laptop,all is good and discreet graphics now working. many thanks for advice but just one more thing, i have 2 un k nown devices any ideas??? thanks
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    M17x r3 GPU card

    Hi Matty,my card is the expensive hd6970 as used in the Mac's of same era so prices for same card are over the £100 mark.i do personally prefer Nvidia over ATI just my preference.so I understand correctly if I pick up a 580m no modding to bios needed just p+p ??? Many thanks again for advice given.
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    M17x r3 GPU card

    Ok many thanks.just find it weird windows finds and asks for driver when I install it I get black screen. I should add I have done all bios updates too and gpu-z does detect card as well but when doing so says no memory so maybe mem chip has cooked.
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    M17x r3 GPU card

    Hi all.i have have come across said laptop with a cooked amd/ATI GPU card. The Intel hd3000 integrated all work fine but the discreet card although recognised in BIOS and in win 7 when I install the correct drivers all I get is a black screen. So my question do I have to stay with the amd card...
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