Alienware M15x upgrade help

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  1. DeTr1mEnTaL

    DeTr1mEnTaL Newbie

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    I'm looking to upgrade my alienware that i've had for quite a few years. Looking to see what kind of advice and possible list of things to purchase in order to upgrade my pc at a reasonable cost. Let me know as well if it would be cheaper to just get a new pc.

    My Specs:

    Processor: Intel Core i3 CPU M350 @2.27ghz
    Installed Ram: 4gb
    System Type: 64bit
    Video Card: Nvidia GeForce GT 240m
    Power Supply: Input 100v- 240v
    Output: 19.5v

    Not quite sure if it's worth upgrading or not at this point, or if i should just sell and put the money towards a new PC. I would hate to let go of this LapTop
     
  2. Raidriar

    Raidriar ლ(ಠ益ಠლ)

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    Would help if you had a budget, but in this order:
    1. AMD Firepro M6100
    2. Intel 920XM
    3. Any brand of 16GB RAM
    4. minimum 256gb ssd

    still a very usable computer today, and can still play games on high settings (not quite ultra....need a 970M for that)
     
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    kosti Notebook Virtuoso

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    That's exactly how I feel. The M15X was and still is a high quality machine. The build quality is hard to compete with among newer models. It's a shame to let go of such a nice machine, but it is getting old. You need to decide if you want to upgrade it moderately for a nice performance boost for everyday computing or if you want to spend a few hundred dollars to make it into a more modern gaming laptop. It all depends on how much you want to spend.
     
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  4. Joshua Ellis

    Joshua Ellis Notebook Enthusiast

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    I did the 920xm with 16 gb ram and nvidia 970. Runs gta v fallout skyrim ultra
     
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    MZWiZard Notebook Consultant

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    Where did you source the 970m?
     
  6. Joshua Ellis

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    I searched on ebay. Was real easy. There are 980s but the specs are not enough to pay the extra for.
     

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    And the 980M will run really hot in an M15X.
     
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