Alienware M18x R2 - GTX 1070

MattyB

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I've finally pulled the trigger on an upgrade to my trusty M18x R2. I have a GTX 1070 coming over from the US to make her a beast again! I won't get it till the new year but I'll post some before and after benchmarks once I get it installed. Stay tuned.
 

MattyB

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Well I can happily report that my GTX 1070 upgrade seems to have been successful. I had installed the card earlier this week but I encountered a few issues but a quick vBIOS flash of the card sorted it out last night. I will run some benchmarks over the weekend to make sure it's getting the right performance.
For anyone looking to upgrade their old M18x this is what you'll need;
- GTX 1070 (MXM 3.0b design)
- A11 Unlocked BIOS
- Modded Nvidia Driver
The Process is;
- Download and Install the unlocked BIOS
- Remove you old card(s)
- In the BIOS set your video setting to SG
- Download or make your own modified graphics driver
- Download DDU and remove your old drivers in safe mode
- Install the 1070
- Start the machine while disabling Driver Signature Enforcement
- Install the modded driver
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