AW17 R1 (Ranger) Fan Mod

Discussion in 'Alienware 17 and M17x' started by Trabant Dave, May 24, 2015.

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  1. Mr. Fox

    Mr. Fox Undefiled BGA-Hating Elitist

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    Can you do me a favor when you have a minute? Can you measure length, width and height on that fan and let me know the dimensions? I might want one for another project, but need to know the dimensions to determine whether or not it will fit where I want to try using it. - Thanks -
     
  2. thegh0sts

    thegh0sts Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    when i get home: currently at the office :p
     
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    Papusan JOKEBOOK's Sucks! Dont waste your $$$ on FILTHY

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    Nice. Thanks:vbthumbsup:10 degrees reduction in temperature will give me max temp at 74c under Cinebench 11.5 with 4.3Ghz all cores and fans at maximum speed:DWhat is the best place to order?
     
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    man, totally forgot to check! bah!
     
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  5. Solo wing

    Solo wing Notebook Consultant

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    You are welcome, I ordered the fan from eBay: http://www.ebay.com/usr/laptopaid
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    Just chanced upon this link and hope the fans are compatible for the R4
     
  7. Ashtrix

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    That's an M14x R2 Fan you'll need to dremmel those bits to fix plus need padding too for the bottom part

    here's the thread on T|I for more detailed breakdown on how to install (M17x R4, should be same for the Ranger)
     
  8. anh12345

    anh12345 Newbie

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    I was upgraded the i7 4710mq to i7 4940mx 3.1ghz>>4.4ghz and then my alienware 17 r1 got overheat with the new cpu. I realized that my cpu fan is too weak to handle the new cpu. So I did a lot of research, and I found out that the alienware m14x r2 fan will work with alienware m17x r4 and 17 r1( m17x r5). But i go to ebay and i search for that fan and they sell it for 29usd. I don't want to spend 29usd for that fan. So I was looking for other fan. And I decided to try the alienware 14 r1 ( m14x r3). The fan of the alienware 14 r1( m14x r3) was bigger than my alienware 17 r1( m17x r5)fan and alienware m14x r2 fan.( alienware 14 r1(m14x r3 fan > alienware 17 r1(m17x r5) fan > alienware m14x r2 fan.) I decided to use the bench grinder to grind all around of the alienware 14 r1(m14x r3) fan off to fit exactly the size of my alienware 17 r1 fan slot. It was very tight and i didn't need anything to hold it. I tested the alienware 14 r1(m14x r3) fan in my alienware 17 r1(m17x r5), and you know what the alienware 14 r1 (m14x r3) fan was 2 times powerful than my alienware 17 r1 fan. My laptop was 4C degree cooler in overlocking idle, and 15C degree cooler in full load stress test.( intel tuning utility).
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    drystxx Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hi guys this post hae been really helpful. I just want to share with you all my modded XN0G5 cpu fan that has been able to fit inside my aw 17 ranger. :)

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    drystxx Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hi guys, this thread has been quiet for quite some time now but I've been heavily invested with my Alienware 17 ranger and I've managed to successfully increase the GPU fan speed of my laptop. I've done the upgrade for both the modded CPU fan XN0G5, and the perfect fit GPU fan THPDJ. I noticed that even if I replaced both fans, they are still restricted by our unit's BIOS making it lose its potential to run at higher speeds.

    I researched on PWM hard mod thru various forums and videos on the net. What I did was to remove the connectors of the 2 in the middle. I had to be careful in removing both connectors from its plastic clips using tweezers.

    Then the moment of truth came when I had to test and boot my laptop. Its either I screw something up in my motherboard or I'll be successful in maxing out my fan speed. As soon as it turned on,the GPU fan was blowing really fast, faster than when I forced to run it through its max 3400 rpm through HWINFO before without the mod. It now has a sharper sound and I can feel more air blowing. I believe that it's running at 11.4 CFM.

    I'm using a Radeon R9 m290x repasted with ic diamond. When I play nba 2k17, I used to get a max temp of 86 degrees Celsius. With this mod, I played the game again and I was able to decrease the temps to 76 degrees Celsius.

    Not bad at all. I plan to do the same with my XN0G5 CPU fan soon and I'd be happy to share my findings.

    Here are pictures of my results:


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