DoenerBoy123 Posted August 25, 2022 Share Posted August 25, 2022 Hello, I have an old Clevo W870CU lying around here for some time now which I got pretty cheap due to a faulty CPU vcore capacitor. I now got my hands on an Alienware M18X r2 with two GTX680M's that I wanna reuse as I upgraded this old boy to a single 980M. I installed the GPU and got the BIOS splash screen and the notebook even booted into Windows. After several seconds I noticed that the indicator lights started to blink while the GPU fan was ramping up to full speed. A few seconds later the notebook shut itself down without warning. I then went into the BIOS and saw that the GPU was recognized as "GPU UNKNOWN". Now my assumption is that the vBios is incompatible and that I need to flash another one(like how it is with MXM in general). Has anyone ever done this upgrade on that notebook and has some experience to share how to get this thing working? GPU Is the Dell GTX680M 2GB Alienware Area 51 ALX R5 3600 32GB 3200MHz RTX 2080 Ti FE Alienware M18x R2 I7 3840QM 4.2GHz 16GB 1600MHz GTX 1070(Zotac MXM, 10 MOSFETs) Alienware M17x R4 I7 3630QM 16GB 1600MHz GTX 980M 8GB(six MOSFETs) MacBook Pro Retina I7 3820QM 16GB 1600MHz GT650M (for school) And lot's of other stuff in my hobby corner (old Clevo's 'n' stuff like that)😄 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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