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(Resolved) Alienware GTX 780M GPU in other machines?

Q: (Resolved) Alienware GTX 780M GPU in other machines?

Ok, what im doing is upgrading my MSI GT 70 laptop GPU with a GTX 780m. I have been wanting this for awhile and I have found some in recent times with good pricing on ebay.

Now my question is because I have had trouble finding information on the subject, will a card from an Alienware work like a standard Mobile GPU? Meaning can I just stick it in any compatible MXM 3.0 Port and it will work.

For the record, I am coming off of a GTX 675m.

The problem I have heard in the past is that Alienware/Dell use custom Bios which lock down certain features. I am curious here if I buy a GTX 780m from an alienware if it will work fine in my MSI (MSI is pretty easy to do from what ive seen).

Anyone have any information towards this endeavor I would really appreciate it. I have been searching the web but I have not found much on the subject (I can find plenty about upgrading GPU's, but nothing specifically pertaining to putting Alienware/Dell GPU's in other brand machines).

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A: (Resolved) Alienware GTX 780M GPU in other machines?

Issue was resolved, this is apparently doable since the Alienware cards are not locked according to other users.
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Hi, I think you can do a lot better for cheaper without going through alienware.
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A:Upgrade suggestions for Alienware Area-51 m7700

Not much point upgrading, that's quite an old machine. You're better off saving up and building a new system.
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A:Can ping from router but unable to ping from client machines

I am able to reach out to the internet but unable to ping Click to expand...

ping is not required to have connectivity - - it is only a test & traceroute tool.

From the client, get a command prompt (or in Linux a Terminal) use nslookup
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How much memory is installed? What CPU is installed and what version of Windows is installed? Is Windows fully updated?
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Thats a little sad.

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A:Looking for a step by step to network XP and Windows 7 machines

First, the XP systems need to have SP3 to enable Win7 to find and share with them.
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Second, make sure all systems have the same WORKGROUP name;
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A:Video output options (resolved)

Okay, I managed to fix this - took hours.

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A:Mouse pointer issues with new Alienware Aurora Mouse

I'm not sure if this will help, go to your Mouse settings in Control Panel and turn on the "mouse trail" set it to the minimal that it will go to. Try and get the screen flash+mouse disappear to happen and see if it goes away.

This is however NOT a fix if it does work.. I use to play Battlefield 2 and half the time my mouse would disappear "behind the screen" as if there was no mouse there, but I could click things. Turning on the trail displayed the mouse but it was really aggravating and a little hard on the eyes..

Like I said it is not a fix. What do you mean though about a webpage/program that loads and makes the screen flash, like, it changes resolutions to accommodate for the program?

If it is that then I see this either being a video or monitor issue.. Maybe try changing the screen refresh rate, or the bit colour? I haven't had this issue in a long time so I can not play around with it to try.

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A:Alienware M9700i starts and stops, repeats

did this just happen out of the blue?
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A:My Alienware takes 5 to 10 minutes to start to BIOS

Get the latest update for your Bios?
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A:Webcam on Alienware m15x

kboldra said:

i went into device manager and tried that .Click to expand...

Tried what?

Honestly I'd suggest just calling up Dell support (Look in the pouch of information Alienware bundles with their machines). Alienware costs for a reason, and one thing that at least they don't try to get out of is supporting their hardware.

If you don't want to do that, can you give us a little more information such as what application it isn't working in? Full wipes are last resorts.
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A:Alienware m11x bad fps?

I'm actually on the fence about buying one of these - want a small laptop that can game and this *seems* to fit the bill, but the FPS that you are reporting I have seen reported for those games in other places.

There's one thread I found with Google - apparently the Steam forums are overloaded with complaints as well. I don't know how much help you will find with that thread, but you aren't the only one having issues.

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A:Alienware not sending signal to monitor, seeking help

Which model is your Alienware and which video card is installed?

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A:Home network issue, three XP machines

Please state the version of the OS on all systems

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A:Problems with Alienware m15x Nvidia GT 240m

Your post does not report anything alarming. What we may need is the memory installed, hard drive, and other software installed.
Is Counterstrike the only game you play that is giving you trouble?
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A:Alienware laptop - Cannot enter bios

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The failure is not uncommon. It is the manufacturing fault of the Acer, and Acer will not help you.
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A:Best videocard for Intel machines Ati, Nvidia or others

There is no "Best" but you must make sure that your 450 watt power supply can handle it...
You will find terrific arguments from every side... nVidia, ATI, etc..
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A:Anyone with an E-Machines might want to read this

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The thing eMachine owners need to know is that in excess of 60 percent of eMachines Desktops built and sold during that time have failed with no apologies nor compensation from eMachines
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A:Surge Protector Mystery resolved

I noticed that the green LED that indicates "protected when lit" was not lit, but the appliance was powered and working fineClick to expand...

But when not lit, this means there is a fault (either in the Led or the power itself)
Therefore the Surge Protector would be deemed as faulty (even if it still protects)
I believe this may also be stated in the manual

It is not for the user to take the Surge Protector apart, to confirm that it may just be a LED fault. Therefore the Surge Protector should either be serviced or replaced.

Note: Many users have also successfully replaced internal batteries inside the Surge Protector, but again this requires a qualified service technician (and must adhere to the manufacture warranty requirements).

I do not recommend users to take apart their equipment, especially devices holding voltage, that could potentially be dangerous and at least, causing a warranty void issue.

Not recommended
But interesting fact about the fact that the light may not be the diagnostic reference.
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We have seen a number of failed Alienware laptops in our shop. They seem to be having a series of manufacturing problems, despite being purchased by Dell.

Be sure you get the longest possible warranty? And remember it is now a Dell with the contract Dell service techs coming to your house without a clue.

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A:SLI problems on Alienware m9700 Aurora

Either one of the video cards is bad, or you motherboard may be defective as far as running in the SLI mode is concerned. Have you tried swapping the video cards to see if it is one card or one of the SLI motherboard sockets?
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Alienware vs PCManiacs​
Below is the default configuration of the Alienware Area-51® 7500

Below is the keyboard you get with the Alienware PC as you can see it is a generic keyboard, thus we can assume so is the mouse.

Below is the same thing from PCManiacs

Sub Total $2,871.00
Freight $149.00
GST $274.55
Total $3,020.00

PC Maniacs
Sub-Total: $1,527.00
Courier (Star Track Express - Deliver To Postcode: XXXX): $92.00
Total: $1,619.00

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Shipping is high for what you report.
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A:CPU Spikes to 80% w/ PCMCIA Network CardBus Adapter attached on Alienware m7700

unfortunately I am not familiar with alienware laptops but can you try to replace the pcmcia card with a known as working ok one from another computer?
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I'm not going to tell you I know the cause of this problem, but I do know one of your problems, it's alienware... Next time, sorry I can't help more.
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Pay more attention to your typing...

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A:Sound Disappeared On Alienware


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A:Alienware has no sound

usually can be driver error. do UNINSTALL and restart before install again.
just a reminder: my laptop have no sound when it's in the max volume;
it also have no sound after standby / hibernate (if use other driver)

well, for me, most of the case, hardware error are rare. if it do, you might ask for warranty.

have you try connecting a speaker to it?
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please read the FAQs about e-crap machines. Your PSU has probably blown and taken the motherboard out with it.

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RMA it if it is brand new. Alienware quality control is somewhat lacking- especially on their desktops.
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A:Alienware laptop NIC problems

Sounds like winsock problem... Try this...

click on start
click on run
type cmd
netsh winsock reset
netsh int ip reset c:\resetlog.txt
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Spec: Intel® Core?2 Duo 2.16Ghz
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Nah those temps are fine, my laptops touch mouse can get veryhot too (burns my fingers sometimes aaha) and the underside can get VERY HOT, but as long as the comp doesnt turn off because of over heating, its all good.

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A:Alienware Laptop

Hey that's not a bad price at all. But keep in mind that Alienware's customer support has deteriorated over the years, not the least due to them being owned by Dell. I'd suggest the Zatoichi from Sure, it's a Turion X2 but you can get a custom skin on it, as well as a bigger HDD for a lower price than the Alienware. Give it a shot.
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A:Generic cdrw-dvd rom for E Machines W2646 computer

Herbssat said:

I am working on this computer for a customer and it has numerous issues including the cdrw drive. Does anybody know of any generic drive on the market that will fit this computer properly without spending 80 to 100 dollars. I have already tried an A-Open cdrw-dvd drive that will not fit because of the mechanism on the previous drive. The previous drive is an HL Data GCE-8483B which I assume is an LG drive. Any help is appreciated.Click to expand...

"I have already tried an A-Open cdrw-dvd drive that will not fit because of the mechanism on the previous drive"

Are you saying that the previous CDROM's face plate was part of the front case?
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This is what I have been getting:
Detecting ..........
No device found !
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wats better writing messages in gibberish or posting them in the wrong places
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A:e-Machines suddenly conked out, probably PSU

I agree it does sound like the mobo is dead.

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What I mean is, some oem computers use a psu that is wired differently. So if the psu goes bad, you can`t just pop in a generic psu. This probably isn`t the case, but I thought it worth a mention.

Regards Howard
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A:Annoying beep on E-machines

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

Take a look HERE at a possible solution.

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Are they on the same workgroup? Did you try browsing by their individual IP addresses instad of their computer names?

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I love mine. And just for the record- I dont believe you.
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Intel® 845MP+ICH3M Chipset - FC-PGA 478PIN DDR
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A:Alienware's Dream Laptop

I think Papa posted about it somewhere. He actually convinced one of his collegues to buy that thing.

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Thank you for your time.



Have you tried contacting AlienWare directly?

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Glad you have it working now.
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How are the machines configured out of the box?

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just wondering if any forum members have tried them...?

your comments and advice most welcome


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Icon Changing has been around for a while with XP. has them, and im sure others do too. StyleXp is a good program for customizing your xp. Watch for viruses or spyware on themexp though, my virus scanner has acted up a few times on that site. It isnt the downloaded file, but it occurrs when you download. Downloading to the current/default folder without switching seems to avoid viruses however.
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The driver sighted as your issue is the Intel Harddrive controller driver iaStor.sys and especially for RAID configurations.
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I have some suggestions: Check your fan to see if it works properly, overheating can cause random errors. Look inside your CPU or laptop to see if anything is damaged or destroyed, if so take your computer to the place where you got it and let the person see it. They might be able to help.

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A:Alienware M17x-R2 BSODs continue - even after BIOS A07 update

One is 0xA error citing Intel Matrix Storage driver related file (iastor.sys), and second cited 0x124 i.e. hardware issue.

As the thing is in warranty I would suggest to take it back and ask them to fix it for you. In the interim, you uninstall Intel drivers from your OS, and see whether that stabilize the system.
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Could you be more specific about the problem? How does it not work?
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More Dumps

I have had alot of crashes and here are the most recent of the minidumps. I hope I am not overloading anyone.

Thanks agian.