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monkeyboy0720
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We need help with Alienware Amplifier (Docking Station)

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Hi,

Do I need to add a graphic card in my new amplifier for it to work with R3 X15 unit? Got the unit (No graphics card) and connected to R3 X15 unit but it is not powering on. Had replacement unit and running into same issue

I posted this same question on the regular forum. Not sure how to move it

KJ

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Game7a1
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RE: We need help with Alienware Amplifier (Docking Station)

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Without a graphics card in the Amplifier, it only acts as a USB Hub. The computer won't detect it as the GA until there is a graphics card in it. The Alien light and the fan shouldn't turn on (well, maybe for the fan).

However, if the USB ports don't work, then your GA has a problem.

Currently owned computers:
AW13 R2 | i7-6500U | GTX 960m 4 GB + GA (R9 285 2 GB / RX 480 8 GB) | 16 GB 1600 MHz | 1800p Touchscreen | 2 x 500 GB SATA M.2 | Graphics Amplifier Performance Analysis with 13 R1
Desktop | i7-3770 | GTX 980 4 GB | 16 GB 1600 MHz | 120 GB mSATA + 960 GB SSD + 2 TB HDD | 600w PSU
Formerly owned computers:
HP Pavilion 15-n280us (given away) | Apple Mac Mini 2012 (sold)  | m15x (damaged mobo) | 13 R1 (death by unknown) | m14xR2 (Tradied In)

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Game7a1
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RE: We need help with Alienware Amplifier (Docking Station)

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Without a graphics card in the Amplifier, it only acts as a USB Hub. The computer won't detect it as the GA until there is a graphics card in it. The Alien light and the fan shouldn't turn on (well, maybe for the fan).

However, if the USB ports don't work, then your GA has a problem.

Currently owned computers:
AW13 R2 | i7-6500U | GTX 960m 4 GB + GA (R9 285 2 GB / RX 480 8 GB) | 16 GB 1600 MHz | 1800p Touchscreen | 2 x 500 GB SATA M.2 | Graphics Amplifier Performance Analysis with 13 R1
Desktop | i7-3770 | GTX 980 4 GB | 16 GB 1600 MHz | 120 GB mSATA + 960 GB SSD + 2 TB HDD | 600w PSU
Formerly owned computers:
HP Pavilion 15-n280us (given away) | Apple Mac Mini 2012 (sold)  | m15x (damaged mobo) | 13 R1 (death by unknown) | m14xR2 (Tradied In)

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