Hello, I own an Alienware M17x R3 and recently my video card burned out, the Nvidia GeForce GTX 560m.
I'm looking for an upgrade now, and I have found one with a very nice cost/benefit, the Nvidia GTX GeForce 670mx,
but before buying it I would love to know if someone have already tested it, in the announcement from the card says that it works fine for the Alienware M17x, but what about the M17x R3? Will it mess up with my 3D? And if it does, will I be able to use it normally, but just without the 3D?
Looking forward for some answers!
The video cards supported on this system from Nvidia are the GTX 460M, GTX 560M, and the GTX 580. We know cases of customers replacing their video cards to newer revisions without any problem, but we have no official results.
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I got my m17x with an AMD video card. Can I still upgrade to an nVidia video card, or am I stuck with AMD because I started with them?
Yes, you have an option to purchase a compatible NVIDIA video card from Dell or from any local computer store and get it fixed by a technician.
You may want to send a private message with all your system details to Alienware-Alexander_J who can give suggestions on video cards.
Note: Dell will not upgrade any parts of the computer irrespective of the system having warranty. However, we can sell parts.
I also have an AMD Radeon 6900M Series that just burned out. What is the highest performing video card that I should look at that is compatible?
I bought a GTX 680m from a guy I met in the techinferno foruns, I met him personally and he helped me out with the installation and the BIOS modding, but you can easily get the video card from ebay or eurocom as well, and all the information about modding and installation you can check in this thread here: http://forum.notebookreview.com/alienware-17-m17x/672230-m17x-r3-680m-compatability.html