Alienware m18x R2

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  1. maojens

    maojens Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hi folks.
    I want to upgrade my gpu to Nviidia geforce 970m MXM 3.0 B slot.
    My question is:
    Is it nescessery to demount the display in order to acces the gpu?
    And will it be stable whit a 6/7 years old AW.
    Specs: A13 bios, 3.gen I7 3630QM 2.4Ghz, Win7 Ultimate 64bit, non-upclock, 8Gb ram (orderd 16Gb more) all drivers updated by now.
    Thats all, good felllas. The mounting do i.
    Any serius replies would be helpfull.
    Have a nice computing day. Game on, rock on.
    Sincerely yours.
     
  2. Maxware79

    Maxware79 Notebook Consultant

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    Hello,
    Yes you will have to remove the LCD so you can remove the plastic frame that supports the keyboard. It's not a huge pain but still a pain. Just take your time and you'll be fine.
     
  3. M18x-oldie

    M18x-oldie Notebook Evangelist

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    Just a side note, you'll need to tear your machine down nearly straight to the bottom to access GPU(s) and CPU, so do some benches e.g. temp and stability checks before you completely reassemble it again.
     
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    maojens Notebook Enthusiast

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    Thanks bro.
    I got time
     
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    I_AM_MUSTANG Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hi,

    I have recently upgraded my M18xR2, both the CPU and GPU. You can follow the video below to show you the disassembly process. Take your time.



    Good luck
     
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  6. maojens

    maojens Notebook Enthusiast

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    Thanks for your effort bro.
    And so i will do

    Thanks man.
    Think i download the video...
    Tip: A guru withhiin AW is MrFox, aka Mr FoxRock. Watch and follow him.
    Have a good one.
     
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