Alienware 18 Motherboard

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  1. ssj92

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    My 18 motherboard died. I was in the middle of trying to make GTX 1080 work. I've already spent a lot of $$$ buying the 1080 and AW 18 computer so looking for a fully functional 18 motherboard someone doesn't need or can let go for cheap.

    If you are in Northern California and think you can repair the motherboard that works too.

    If you can sell a whole 18 laptop for cheap I can do that too I guess.


    See my post here on what happened: http://forum.notebookreview.com/thr...0b-alive-thread.795048/page-325#post-11129585
     
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    Don’t bother. The Alienware 18 motherboard is of extremely poor quality. I went through 4 boards doing just basic gaming with very sane temperatures and it was enough to blow them up. You are much better if using a M18x, M17x, or Alienware 17
     
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    Well my M18xR2 is already upgraded.

    It died because I connected 1080 4 pin 19v (+) to a pin on the MXM adapter without checking the pin if it's 19v or ground. Before that 1080 was working fine besides throttling due to power issue.

    I mean if I can get a cheap fix or find one cheap why not otherwise I'll just part it out.

    My M18xR2 stays of course. Don't plan on messing with that one unless A4500 mxm card fits.


    BTW was your CPU overclocked when your VRMs went boom or everything was stock?
     
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    CPU was always undervolted, as was the GPU. Didn’t matter, it blew up mosfets anyway.
     
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