I have the old Alienware M17 from 2009, bought it with a single 512 MB ATI Mobility Radeon HD8370 M88 XT not crossfire. Now I have a need for higher grahpics card. In the past I tried to get 2x512 MB crossfire, the Dell support told me they don't support such an old system... (Woww!!!) and getting 2x512: either http://www.ztronics.com/ that never responds for outside the US, or getting crossfire cable, video card, fan through ebay and others - buying separately would be huge waste of time so I gave up.
Now my graphics card do weird lines and snowflakes, sometimes may even freeze. Originally the system came with Vista 32 Home Premium but I use Win7 x64 Home Premium since years ago and there are drivers for x64 Win7 for M17, so far never had any problems. But mostly, it's the upgrade that I need to do.
While looking for newer video driver, surprisingly there was:
Around finding this drivers page, I saw:
M17 ATI 3870 and ATI 4850 Video Card driver for Windows 7 x64. Is there ATI 4850 Video Card 1 GB video card for M17 not M17x?? does any1 know if this is compatible with my laptop and if I can buy it from somewhere to make the grahpics at least 1GB?? Just to get a few more years of it before I consider buying a new system in few years.