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  1. MattyB

    Legacy boot

    I believe that usually you disable secure boot, enable the Legacy ROM and then change the Boot list option from UEFI to Legacy. Also take a look at your options in the Boot Menu - F12 on startup You may have to re-install Windows though but I'm not 100% sure. I had to do this when going from...
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    Legacy boot

    Once you disable secure boot does it open up any more options, like Load Legacy Option ROM and Boot List Option? Can you post some screenshots? I'm no expert on the newer machines but maybe Dell have locked out Legacy
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    GT335m drivers

    I would just enter your GPU into the Nvidia site and see what driver they suggest for you.
  4. MattyB

    USB problems

    The first thing to try would be using a different lightning cable, just to rule it out. You can also try cleaning the laptops USB ports with some isopropyl alcohol but if they are all doing it then there's a different problem. You can also try reinstalling the USB Chipset drivers (found on...
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    X51 Looking for Graphics card upgrade.

    Yes the 330W should be fine. There is a long thread in the forum here discussing the 2070 in the X51. Lots of people have had success.
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    X51 Looking for Graphics card upgrade.

    Hello. You have the R1. It’s really an R1 version 2 as the original R1 was released with the i7 2600 processor. I put a 1060 in mine and it works fine. You’ll definitely need the 330W power supply but beyond that I can’t say for certain how a 2060 will perform.
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    My X51

    Almost the same size.....
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    Upgrade video card in X51 R3?

    You can pretty much put any card you like in there depending on the length. I'd stay away from cards like the 780 or 980 though as they pull a fair bit of power. You are best with a 9.5" card but I believe you can get longer ones in there (possibly up to 10.5" from memory) and you can remove the...
  9. MattyB

    M17 r3

    Do you mean the new M17 R2? There isn't an R3 yet. Unfortunately anything out of China is taking much longer than usual because of the virus.
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    The Hellcat.

    Perfect. We use ours for streaming mostly too. Mine has a 3770 and 3GB 1060. Just be warned that your GPU will probably heat up and run on full fans most of the time, when gaming. I went against my own advice and didn't get a reference style card with rear blower fan and while I was playing...
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    The Hellcat.

    There was a lot of hate for the X51. I always thought it had its place in the home as a secondary machine, usually attached to the TV in the living room. I still use mine.
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    x51 R2 BIOS update A06 to A12

    The general rule is to never flash higher than 3 versions above your current one. I would usually do them one at a time. It isn't a good idea to go from 6 straight to 12. You generally only need to flash your BIOS if the system is having problems. Sometimes the manufacturer actually uses newer...
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    The Hellcat.

    Very impressive build
  14. MattyB

    New M17X R3 Owner

    I don't have a lot of experience with AMD cards but I recently put a 7970M into an M17x R4 that had a faulty 675M. I haven't done any tests with it yet though. I don't think you'll need the unlocked BIOS for an AMD card on your machine but I believe you'll definitely need it for a 780M, along...
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    New M17X R3 Owner

    I do not believe that the 900 series cards work in the R3. The 780M/880M is the limit. The 780M is a better card than the 960M anyway. It's better than the 880M as well. Only 2nd gen processors will work so a 2920XM / 2960XM is the limit. I believe the R4 and M18x R2 are backwards compatible...
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    Looking to make an upgrade to the GTX 970M card in my old Alienware M17xR4

    I got my M17x R4 yesterday. Installed Windows 10 on an old SSD I had laying around and shortly after, the GPU crashed and died. I threw a 7970M in her and she seems to be running fine. I've ordered a new LCD lid for $35USD and then I'll either sell her as is or see if I can get a cheap 980M and...
  17. MattyB

    Alienware 13 motherboard

    Yeah you're right. I just had a look at pictures of my old R1 and R2 and the R2 doesn't have the Display Port at the back. You'll need Dell Part# V7VWN but they aren't going cheap.
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    Looking to make an upgrade to the GTX 970M card in my old Alienware M17xR4

    Well I ended up winning the auction so I've added a new machine to the collection. I have another M17x R4 but the motherboard is cactus so it's just a parts machine. The one I just bought is having random BSOD crashes so hopefully it's just an HDD or Windows error which is an easy fix. Now if I...
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    Looking to make an upgrade to the GTX 970M card in my old Alienware M17xR4

    I'm actually bidding on an M17x R4 on ebay right now. Well, I was drunk on the weekend and put a bid in and nobody has bid more yet, with 1 hour to go. I'm actually hoping someone outbids me as i can't really afford another machine right now.
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    Looking to make an upgrade to the GTX 970M card in my old Alienware M17xR4

    I won't be able to rest now until it's sorted! :eek: It's hard doing this without the machine in front of me. I'm sure it's something simple that we are missing. Sometimes it's easier to reset everything back to stock and start again so you get all the steps correct. You usually need an 8gb...
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