AW 17 Ranger - 4 motherboard versions....

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  1. Maxware79

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    I'm just waiting for my new Ranger project to arrive so I've been looking at replacement motherboard options since the seller tells me that the current mobo is dead.
    I've had a look on ebay and there are a few on there but I noticed that the Dell part numbers differ from one to another. I jumped on The Parts People and they list 4 different motherboards; 05RW0M, 02XJJ7, 041W46 and 0GR0H2.
    Does anyone know what the difference is between them all? They list 041W46 as the most expensive so maybe this was the latest release. I have no clue
     
  2. TheReciever

    TheReciever D! For Dragon!

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    Someone claimed that motherboards in 2014 were the only ones to function with Pascal but that theory was never proven to my estimation.
     
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    Hmmm. I don't plan on putting a Pascal in it so that shouldn't be an issue although my inner voice is telling me to keep every door open.
    I'd have to determine what the mobo order is. I'm really hoping the technician he used made a mistake and just blamed the mobo because he couldn't work out the issue.
     
  4. kingofswag187

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    From what I've seen, its different sticker placement on the RAM DIMM and a different CPU socket design (Still same socket, its just a little different color/other ways)
     
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    Motherboard Model: Alienware 0MPYM4

    According to hwinfo thats mine. Bought it december 2014. Tag says deployed october 2014.
    I remember I was reluctant to pull the trigger but did so at the very last moment since few days later they started selling R2.
     
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    So there's a fifth motherboard?? :eek:

    I'll see what model mine is when it comes in. Still fingers crossed it's not the mobo.
     
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    Guess so! Change thread title:D
     
  8. Hirosake

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    Hey Max, did you find more info on this?
    hwinfo lists mine as Alienware 068R5X

    deployed November 27th 2014 (Australia)
     
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  9. Maxware79

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    I contacted The Parts People and asked them and they said that all the boards were basically the same even though they all had different part numbers.
    I’m thinking that maybe they changed the numbers when a board was released with a different BIOS. That could help them for warranties.


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  10. Papusan

    Papusan JOKEBOOK's Sucks! Dont waste your $$$ on FILTHY

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    Wasn’t different numbers different OS key added into MB? More like Win 7 and 8 in Home and Pro.
     
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