Originally Posted by Magnusson2004
Alot of mixed reviews I would say. Getting all cross-eyed reading them. So i'd rather get the info from you since you have it at hand?
Good to hear it is a minimal drop. Was getting a bit worried lol.
Did you use the normal nvidia desktop drivers for it or mobile drivers? (Guessing mobile drivers are only for AW laptops + AGA)
Well, the 390X is an AMD card, so just plugged it all in and the Alpha booted up and auto installed the standard AMD driver set, just as if it was a normal PC and you added a new graphics card.
There are is no special software or drivers for the amplifier itself.
Word of warning though. With Alienware laptops, they are designed to work either with or without the amp, and switching from the amp to your internal GPU is not a problem.
But with the Alpha that doesn't seem to be the case!
When I'd finished testing the amp, I shut down the Alpha and disconnected it all. But when I then booted the Alpha back up without the amp attached, I received an error message saying "Please reconnect the Alienware Graphics Amplifier to maintain system stability. Press F1 for shutdown".
I pressed F1 and the Alpha shutdown, turned it back on (still without the amp) and it booted as normal!
So it seems if your going to use the amp with the Alpha, you should leave it permanently attached.