Alienware 17R1 GTX 1080!

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  1. Reciever

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    Are you using the all copper heatsink you bought for the Ranger or the stock one?

    Unless of course its not all copper and assumed the seller sold them both that way.

    Good luck on your experiment!
     
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    I use the all copper one for the cpu.
     
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    Godspeed mate !!

    Kudos for the step. Also may we know which 1080 MXM you purchased ? Was it the MSI variant(s) (One with extra power & without both are frankenzombie cards with massive core position changed ) or Clevo ? IIRC for installing those you need to dremel off the HDD bay chassis and a bit of the chassis where the lid rests to the corner, towards the vent's ending on the GPU side & perhaps event the CPU/GPU separator part of the chassis.
     
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    My first post has pictures
     
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    If the zotac or asrock 1080 mxm modules have the extra power connector, how do you plan on taking care of that? I once saw in a german forum someone got a GTX 980 installed in their R1/R5, and they did something to feed the extra power connector on that card, but I'm not sure what.
     
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    Got a link? Im not for false hopes but it may be an interesting read
     
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    I plan to flash it with a 1080 bios from the msi card i have. If it requires the extra power to start then im screwed. But if it is only there for supplementary power then it may work fine.
     
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    Ah I remember that guy!

    He did some good work making some heatsink improvements IIRC

    Thanks for sharing :)

    I wonder if I can do something similar with my own heatsink. Since its all copper I wonder if I can remove the heatpipes from my original heatsink and configure them for the new one. Might be worth looking into and I hate to waste good components.
     
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    When I first got my 1060, before I ordered a custom 5 heatpipe 150W GPU heatsink for my Alien, I made a really ghetto heatsink solution to cool my 1060 while overclocking it. What I did was rip a heatpipe off the heatsink on my Lenovo Y510P's dead ultrabay GT 755M with my bare hands. I then proceeded to beat it into the shape I needed with a heavy duty hammer, and attached the heatpipe to my 2 heatpipe GPU heatsink using electrical tape. I didn't have a welding torch, so that was the best I could do.

    Surprisingly enough, it significantly lowered temps. Now with my 5 pipe heatsink, my 1060 runs even cooler :D. I ordered it off ebay from someone going by the alias Chichen or something like that. He also sells custom CPU heatsinks for Alienwares as well.
     
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