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Jerryzago

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Hello.

 

 

I have found the following laptop near me via FB marketplace

 

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/9753413094732809/

 

Seller says its a M17x and pictures show a 4800MQ cpu and 770m GTX gpu with a 3D screen and Glasses included.

 

Is this laptop Upgradable or is it BGA;

Can I upgrade CPU and even throw an RTX 3000 in it and work with the screen in PEG mode?

 

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It is 100% a 17 R1 and yes, you can replace the CPU and GPU. An RTX 3000 will work fine. 

 

The seller will be saying it's and M17x because Dell decided to put M17x on the Service tag stickers on the 17's. I believe it was going to be the M17x R5 before they decided to change the naming system. 

You can only use the 3D 120hs display in PEG mode, you cannot use the iGFX. 

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  • 3 weeks later...

OK I just got a new RTX 3000 from the Orient and stuck it in mt m17x r4 120hz 3D screen and got 8 beeps. I made sure it was in PEG mode. Did DDU shutdown and swapped out my Precious 4gb GTX 680m and then thought maybe I broke the card cause it is a thicker die and sat higher in the chassis, just a little where the back panel cover was sticking out. So swapped back the GTX 680m and put the RTX 3000 in my regular m17x r4 1600x900 easy to read screen and works perfectly. Am now getting ready to stress out 3DMark with benchmarks. Just wanted to give jerryzago a heads up on what he might be in for with the 120hz 3D screen

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On 12/24/2023 at 12:38 AM, aldarxt said:

OK I just got a new RTX 3000 from the Orient and stuck it in mt m17x r4 120hz 3D screen and got 8 beeps. I made sure it was in PEG mode. Did DDU shutdown and swapped out my Precious 4gb GTX 680m and then thought maybe I broke the card cause it is a thicker die and sat higher in the chassis, just a little where the back panel cover was sticking out. So swapped back the GTX 680m and put the RTX 3000 in my regular m17x r4 1600x900 easy to read screen and works perfectly. Am now getting ready to stress out 3DMark with benchmarks. Just wanted to give jerryzago a heads up on what he might be in for with the 120hz 3D screen

As far as I know, RTX3k will only work with optimus as the edp channel on the card is not the right one...

So you need LVDS screen and SG mode. Then it will work.

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9 hours ago, sliderfra said:

As far as I know, RTX3k will only work with optimus as the edp channel on the card is not the right one...

So you need LVDS screen and SG mode. Then it will work.

So I got the P4000 working with the 120hz 3D screen m17xr4 thanks

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10 hours ago, sliderfra said:

cool! what was the problem? What did you do to get it working?

Well Thanks for asking, It is essential to follow Detailed Instructions Precisely! Especially when swapping cards that are known not to work in this specific instance. The "Pure UEFI" setting and disable "Legacy Option ROM" and "Disable Win 8.1 Fast Boot" Disabled were finally all set correctly with the P4000. The other cards I tried may or maynot have had the settings correct after CMOS resets and going back and forth with each card. I had no Idea P4000 would work in PEG, just assumed it was not an option.  I did get the GTX 980m to work, but only for about 3 minuets after it started and would give me a black screen. GTX 980m works in PEG and SG but with legacy option rom enabled in EUFI but not with EDP. It was a confusing mess for a while but worth it now the 120hz screen has been upgraded to P4000. I guess it could also go to P5000. I saw on this forum posts of P4000 modded vBios getting some good scores in Time Spy about 500 pts better than my best.

I'm very happy about this m17xr4 120hz getting an upgrade. The GTX 680m was too old, Much Thanks to Those on this Forum

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The embedded RTX 3000 (Adlink, Aetina, PNY, etc.) probably does not have eDP support in DP_C channel I believe it was. 

 

Might have better luck with HP RTX 3000 

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