Question Compatible GPU?

Oct 12, 2019
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Hello! I have an Alienware17 bought in early 2014 and recently my dedicated gpu (Nvidia GTX 860m) as stopped working so i was looking to upgrade into a Nvidia gtx970m and i was wondering if there would be any compatibility problems , like software or wattage issues.
other specs. :
I7 4710MQ CPU 2.50GHz
8Gb Ram
 

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Jun 6, 2019
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Dalt101,
It appears compatible, not sure why they are recommending a faster processor. 970M will consume 21 watts more of power, I recommend you go here:
https://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/19/product-support/product/alienware-17-laptop/docs
Enter your service tag to see specs on power supply installed. (add processor+video+Hd's+misc watts) Another way to verify would be to compare upgrades that were available for this system when it was new.

https://www.game-debate.com/gpu/index.php?gid=2536&gid2=2143&compare=geforce-gtx-970m-3gb-vs-geforce-gtx-860m-2gb
 
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