Alienware 18 r3 nvidia gtx 1070m

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  1. Mortercowy

    Mortercowy Newbie

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    About three years ago I got myself alienware 18 r3. I bought it for a low price with nvidia quadro k4100m and now I thought it's high time I change it for a new graphics card and gtx 1070m looks just perfect to me. The only issue I have is compatibility and I have no idea if it's going to work on this one and if not what can I do for it to work? I'm just not sure what is my mxm in this one. The service tag is 8GB0VY1.
     
  2. sicily428

    sicily428 Donuts!! :)

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    is there enough space for one of these?

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  3. Mortercowy

    Mortercowy Newbie

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    Yeah, there definitely is enough for those. At least the 1070 one which is what I'm looking for.
     
  4. BeastsForever.TheDragon

    BeastsForever.TheDragon Notebook Evangelist

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    If you could post some pictures with heatsink removed we may see if you can cram it inside your chassis.
    If your gpu is mxm type a, its a bummer for you
     
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  5. TheReciever

    TheReciever D! For Dragon!

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    It's an alienware 18

    Its built for mxm3.0b.
     
  6. nixliu

    nixliu Notebook Consultant

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    most 1070 are over size, you may modify your model
     
  7. TheReciever

    TheReciever D! For Dragon!

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    There are 2 that are over size and 2 that are standard MXM 3.0b dimensions.

    Clevo and MSI are oversize while Zotac and Eurocom are standard dimensions.
     
  8. nixliu

    nixliu Notebook Consultant

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    are you planning use it for sli?
     
  9. Mortercowy

    Mortercowy Newbie

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    Okay, sorry for long inactivity and also thank you all for answering me. I'll try to get photos today or tomorrow. And I am not planning to use it for SLI as for now
     
  10. Rymesis

    Rymesis Notebook Geek

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    AW18 is capable of holding the Eurocom 1070 just fine, but you'll likely have a hard time with the heatsink, one mosfet is not covered, so if you want it covered you would need a low profile heatsink to stick to it.

    Other than that, lots of grinding on the heatsink. I crushed something on a Eurocom 1070 with the AW18 heatsink when I tried to do mine, and I've been fighting it for 4 months...so it just ended up inside an AW17 I got for almost nothing because it had a dead LCD.
     
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