Alienware M18X R2 Bios

Discussion in 'Alienware 18 and M18x' started by Rengsey R. H. Jr., Jun 3, 2019.

  1. Rengsey R. H. Jr.

    Rengsey R. H. Jr. I Never Slept

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    I just got a M18X R2 delivered today, bought from eBay. I noticed in the bios it displayed bios number " X21 ".

    I have never seen it before. Anyone know what bios is this?
     
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    TheReciever D! For Dragon!

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    Hate to pull out the semi-retired member out of retirement so much today lol

    But I imagine if anyone would know it might be well @Raidriar
     
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  3. Rengsey R. H. Jr.

    Rengsey R. H. Jr. I Never Slept

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    Lol for real. It's pretty weird how the bios number is X21.

    Buy I'm planning to throw the pair of desktop GTX 980 in it.
     
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    You mean like the ones the other guys found on taobao / aliexpress not too long ago?

    That would certainly be an exciting upgrade for the m18xR2 to be certain
     
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  5. Rengsey R. H. Jr.

    Rengsey R. H. Jr. I Never Slept

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    I decided to just flashed the A11 unlocked bios. No point waiting around to find put lol.
     
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    No idea, I would imagine a test BIOS or somebody had fun with a hex editor and tried to make a cooler version number.
     
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    Would've been neat to back it up and dig through it, but dual 980 DT's sounds nice. The TDP is my main concern, given theyre 120W each.
     
  8. Rengsey R. H. Jr.

    Rengsey R. H. Jr. I Never Slept

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    I had no patient lol. It only had maybe 4 tabs in bios and I there were options for gpu switching too. Oh well .
     
  9. Rengsey R. H. Jr.

    Rengsey R. H. Jr. I Never Slept

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    So apparently this M18X R2 has two extra power button on the motherboard in addition to the power board, which makes 3 power button. Is this normal for a M18X R2 ?
     
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    Wouldn't think so, its likely a QS model.
     
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