First Alienware M15x, what to upgrade?

Discussion in 'Alienware M15x' started by Cryptoxic, Nov 6, 2017.

  1. y05h1

    y05h1 Newbie

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    So no further luck with the screw?
     
  2. Cryptoxic

    Cryptoxic Notebook Enthusiast

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    Yeah the screw is completely stripped bare and I couldn't replace the thermal paste on the CPU at all. I've been using it as my linux laptop so far and it's been okay. Still looking to upgrade the GPU tho
     
  3. bartuc66

    bartuc66 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Have you considered doing the solder trick? What you need to do is stick a small bit driver into the screw head. Melt some solder to fill in the void. Once the solder hardens, try to unscrew the stripped screw. You will most likely need more than two hands to set the solder correctly.
     
  4. Cryptoxic

    Cryptoxic Notebook Enthusiast

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    I actually have not. That would be a good idea when I have someone around to help me. Thanks!
     
  5. King of Interns

    King of Interns Simply a laptop enthusiast

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    Make sure you get 4gb version of 680 as 2gb is anemic. Another good card is the 870M which is basically the same card but higher clocked and 192bit bus
     
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