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    Default Re: Alienware using OCZ DIY

    Quote Originally Posted by Rahul View Post
    Alienware states they can be upgraded to a max of 4gb of ram, you really can't go more than that just in case? I thought the Centrino 2 notebooks can go up to 8gb.
    No. The max. amount of RAM depends on the chipset and motherboard, not the CPU. About the only notebook (that I know of) that can take more than 4GB is the Clevo D901C, which uses a desktop chipset.

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    ^Actually many Santa Rosa notebooks also support over 4 GB of RAM. It was never mentioned in the spec sheet, but people have successfully done it. I'm pretty sure Centrino 2 also goes up to 8 GB.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Azone View Post
    ^Actually many Santa Rosa notebooks also support over 4 GB of RAM. It was never mentioned in the spec sheet, but people have successfully done it. I'm pretty sure Centrino 2 also goes up to 8 GB.
    Yeah. For instance, the Precision M6300 maxes at 8gb and that uses a Santa Rosa platform.
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    How much performance increase do you expect to get for the $300 8gb upgrade?

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    When can we expect these to incorporate the new Mobility HD48XX cards? I'd like to buy a notebook by mid-December.

    And would there be a large performance difference between the Mobility HD38XX and HD48XX series? If not, then I may just purchase this now because it seems as though it may take a while for the HD48XX to make their way into notebooks.

    I'm still amazed at how I can get this Alienware cheaper than the original OCZ whitebook!
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    Actually it may not take too long, there is no news about that. And difference between desktop versions are huge, so we can expect the difference in mobility versions should be huge too.

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    Default Re: Alienware using OCZ DIY

    Product(s) Qty. Total
    OCZ Extreme 840 Barebones System
    - 17" WUXGA "Glare Type" Super Clear Ultra Bright Glossy Screen (1920x1200)
    - Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound
    - -Intel® P8400 45nm "Montevina" Core™2 Duo 2.26GHz w/3MB L2 On-die cache - 1066MHz FSB 25 watt
    - (2) 512MB (1,024MB Total) PCI-Express CROSSFIRE ATI HD3870 DDR3 DX10 (User Upgradeable)
    - - 2,048MB (1 SODIMM) DDR3 1066MHz Dual Channel Memory
    - - Combo Dual Layer SuperMulti 8X Light Scribe DVDRW Drive w/ Software
    - - 160GB 7200RPM WD or Seagate (Serial-ATA II 3GB/s)
    - No Bay 2 Hard Drive
    - HDD Raid Settings - OFF
    - Integrated Bluetooth® EDR
    - Built-in Intel® PRO/Wireless 5300 802.11 a/g/n Wi-Fi Link
    - None Standard
    - -Windows Vista Home Premium 64-Bit w/ Drivers & Utilities CD's
    - 1 Year Parts & Labor Warranty Lifetime Toll Free Tech Support
    - Please install the selected parts in this system
    $2,170.00


    Sub-Total: $2,170.00


    Same specs from Xoticpc.

    More than $300 cheaper for the same specs. Holly COW!!

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    I'm shocked by the modest pricing scheme AW's chosen.

    But why would they undercut the home team's m17x in such a brutal manner? They just can't be phasing it out already.
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    No - they are just BLOWING the competition out the the water. Goodbye sales @ xotic (for the ocz)!
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    Quote Originally Posted by alitunay View Post
    Product(s) Qty. Total
    OCZ Extreme 840 Barebones System
    - 17" WUXGA "Glare Type" Super Clear Ultra Bright Glossy Screen (1920x1200)
    - Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound
    - -Intel® P8400 45nm "Montevina" Core™2 Duo 2.26GHz w/3MB L2 On-die cache - 1066MHz FSB 25 watt
    - (2) 512MB (1,024MB Total) PCI-Express CROSSFIRE ATI HD3870 DDR3 DX10 (User Upgradeable)
    - - 2,048MB (1 SODIMM) DDR3 1066MHz Dual Channel Memory
    - - Combo Dual Layer SuperMulti 8X Light Scribe DVDRW Drive w/ Software
    - - 160GB 7200RPM WD or Seagate (Serial-ATA II 3GB/s)
    - No Bay 2 Hard Drive
    - HDD Raid Settings - OFF
    - Integrated Bluetooth® EDR
    - Built-in Intel® PRO/Wireless 5300 802.11 a/g/n Wi-Fi Link
    - None Standard
    - -Windows Vista Home Premium 64-Bit w/ Drivers & Utilities CD's
    - 1 Year Parts & Labor Warranty Lifetime Toll Free Tech Support
    - Please install the selected parts in this system
    $2,170.00


    Sub-Total: $2,170.00


    Same specs from Xoticpc.

    More than $300 cheaper for the same specs. Holly COW!!
    I just priced out a config similar to what I had at xotic and the problem I ran into is that the shipping and tax is enormous. The tax I would end up paying is about $226 plus the shipping. Sure, the initial price may be nice, but with xotic the shipping is also much cheaper. And for those that mentioned the education discount, I am also eligible for that but when you go to the University section on Alienware there are only 3 notebooks listed to choose from and the OCZ isnt one. The m17x is listed, but that is not the OCZ. Too bad the tax is so how, when I first saw the price I thought it would be great.

 

 
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