Anatolymik, author of HyperSLI, has developed a modified driver allowing M17x-R2 users to enable SLI on their laptop for the full graphics performance and experience. HyperSLI enables SLI with a click of the mouse on motherboards and chipsets normally considered to be “non-SLI” compatible. With the advent of HyperSLI and its wide range of success on a variety of systems, HyperSLI was adapted with the addition of a modified driver based off NVIDIA’s latest ForceWare version 290.53. By installing HyperSLI and the modified driver, users can have the same SLI capabilities that M18X owners currently have.
How does it work? – It’s pretty easy.
First, download the HyperSLI patch from here and run it. You will need to disable UAC and be running as Administrator in order to install the patch.
(For more information on HyperSLI for other systems, take a look here).
Next users will need to head over to NVIDIA’s website and download the latest driver ForceWare, version 290.53, from their website.
Once downloaded, extract the NVIDIA package by clicking to run. When the installer opens up, cancel the installation process.
Now the driver modification needs to be inserted in order for SLI to properly be enabled in the NVIDIA Control Panel. In order to do this, you will need to copy three modified files into the “Display.Driver” folder in the extracted driver folder. You can download the modified files needed here.
Once finished your computer will be restarted. That’s it! You can now view your NVIDIA Control panel and enable SLI with 3D performance.
If you have properly installed the patch, you will see something similar to the screenshot below.
NVIDIA Control Panel: Configuring SLI (click to enlarge)
Benchmarking: Is it all that it’s expected to be?:
We measured the performance of SLI on the M17x-R2 using the latest Unigen Heaven benchmark for Direct X 11, and compared it to having SLI disabled. The results speak for themselves.
|Benchmark with SLI||Benchmark without SLI|
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