Alienware 17 R5 (R1) BIOS Unlocked!

Discussion in 'Alienware 17 and M17x' started by Striker1234, Mar 12, 2017.

  1. VoodooBane

    VoodooBane Notebook Consultant

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    Does anyone have the schematics for the msi 1070 mxm 3.0(has the weird notch on the top right corner) ? Board number # MS-1w0v1 rev is 1.2

    I have the anetia gtx 1060 gtx 1070 gtx 1080 gtx 960m mxm schematics.. hehehe. But I can get ahold of the MS-1w0v1 which that one can support up to 130watts... I need to find the 12volt Vin pad...

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  2. TheReciever

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    @remek002 @javers @Ashtrix

    Given that you guys seem to be much more knowledgeable about how to tweak the BIOS I figured I would ping you guys. So, with that being said it has come to light that the i7 4980hq has been converted into rPGA so it can be installed into our laptops of our generation.

    Its technically crystalwell, and was curious to if you guys think a tweak in the microcode / BIOS would be needed for compatibility given that these CPUs arent exactly supported.

    The significance of this CPU could be quite large as its one of the few to have L4 cache which would help immensely with our "aging" platforms. I've seen some videos of the i7 4980hq @ 4.5Ghz beating out the i7 4790k @ 4.8Ghz in a controlled benchmark (not gaming, just a built in bench).

    I have one ordered and its on the way but I figured I would ping you guys in advance and get your thoughts.

    Thanks!
     
  3. Rengsey R. H. Jr.

    Rengsey R. H. Jr. I Never Slept

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    How much was the shipped and where did you order from?
     
  4. Mastermind5200

    Mastermind5200 Notebook Virtuoso

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    Taobao using a shipping agent, they're around $130 USD
     
  5. TheReciever

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    Iirc was about 150-160 shipped (shipping is a separate charge)
     
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  6. Rengsey R. H. Jr.

    Rengsey R. H. Jr. I Never Slept

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    Can the M18X R2 get this kind of love too ?
     
  7. TheReciever

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    Started with Haswell and ended with Skylake, no mo eDRAM CPU's until something else comes out
     
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    How would that be possible
     
  9. Hirosake

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    Hello All
    Im new here. Had my AW17 since new in 2014.
    I have a
    i7-4710mq, gtx 980m (upgraded from original 860m) with 60hertz screen; now using sc mode, I was using optimus (only nvidia in device manager) but i didnt see any real advantage so changed it back.

    Im currently running nvidia driver 441.20 with tweaked .inf file

    currently stock Alien 16 bios. I did have before the A14+ unlocked bios when I saw Remek002 made an unlocked 16 bios with 980m support, but the link is dead.
    Does anyone still happen to have that file they could upload somewhere ....please :)

    Im also hunting for a i7-4930mx or 4940mx cpu upgrade to keep this machine going a bit longer.
    Thank you
    Hiro
     
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  10. Mastermind5200

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    Personally, go for the 4810MQ or 4900MQ, it can't cool past what either CPU can clock to easily and without a ton of mods.
     
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