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  1. 8GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 980M Upgrade Kit for Alienware m17xR4
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  2. 8GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 980M Upgrade Kit for Alienware m17xR4

    Delivery: 10-20 Working Days
    Customer Ratings (3 reviews)
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Product Description

  • Nvidia GTX 980M VGA
  • X-Bracket with matching screws
  • Thermal Pads (for VRAM chips)
  • Thermal Paste (ICD7)
Additional Information

This is an NVidia GeForce GTX 980M 8GB VGA Upgrade Kit for your Alienware 17 (R4). Experience elite PC gaming on a notebook. The GeForce GTX 980M takes advantage of next-generation NVIDIA MaxwellTM architecture to deliver unrivaled performance, advanced graphics technologies, and improved battery life. Now you can take on the most visually challenging games with fast, smooth gameplay at ultra settings.

Technical Details

• 1536 Cores
• 5000MHz VRAM
• MXM 3.0B
• 103W

AW M17x R4 non-3D 60Hz and 120Hz (BIOS A12). System must be running in Optimus mode.

120Hz only supported using Windows 8x in UEFI Mode. 60Hz is fully supported in Windows 8x and 10


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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Thanks to Archie Castillo for pushing me in the correct direction!

It took several days to get it working. I already had Win 7 loaded. Origin and Battlefield had issue saying my hardware didn't meet requirements.

So I decided on using UEFI and Windows 8. My 7 was not UEFI.

Finally got everything working after much reading. I have provided a link to all the steps I went through to finally get it.
Using NVIDIA modded drivers gave me a Black Screen of Death.
Hope the steps help. [...]

All in all very happy, replaced an dead 680M
Plenty happy with this upgrade. Basically made my rig competitive again for the next 2 years. Actual installation was easy enough as long as you do your homework and be careful with the process.

The radeon 7970m I originally had on the system was busted, so while running the system through the onboard graphics and waiting for this to ship, I did a full clean and wipe down of the heat sink assembly and polished it to a mirror shine. The thermal pads included weren't exactly a 1-1 match with all the IC chips on the card, so I suggest taking time to plan and make sure you're placing the right size/thickness pads on the right IC chips relative to how the heatsink will eventually press on them once installed. Some of the thermal pads are thicker than the others so if you place them without taking into account the recesses on the heatsink, you may end up squishing them to tightly when screwed on and having gaps in between for others. Everything else is pretty... Read more
Great power increase GPU wise for my system. Physical install was a breeze, but getting Windows to recognize it took a couple of emails to the seller. Be advised you can not use Windows 10, and you must use drivers from the seller, not Nvidia, but not to worry, they update them about once a month.
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