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GeForce GTX 480M

Discussion in 'Alienware M15x' started by fl0yd13, Aug 13, 2010.

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  1. fl0yd13

    fl0yd13 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Can i put a GeForce GTX 480M in my m15x?

    GeForce GTX 480M

    Or is it not compatible? or doesn't fit?
    If it cant is there a chance it can with a new bios update?
     
  2. miahsoul

    miahsoul Notebook Deity

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    Pretty sure the M15x doesn't have enough juice to use the 480M. Maybe with a new mobo and M17x adapter, but who would wanna do that? But if you were able to find a way for the M15x to get have enough power to run it and if there was a new BIOS that supports it, then you might be in business.
     
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    If DELL couldn't release the 5870 on the M15x due to "restrictions" do you think that a card with literally twice the power consumption (100W compared to the 5870's mild mannered 50W) would ever make it safely into our systems? We were able to put 5870s into our computers because the difference between the 5850 and the 5870 is so small, and the only reason DELL wouldn't do it is because with their crappy thermal paste they were able to overheat the system, or at least bring it to the brink of overheating. Now go ahead and DOUBLE that risk and you have yourself the 480M. Just my two cents but we will never see it in our computers. Not to mention the BIOS doesn't support it.
     
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    I heard the 480M runs perfectly cool despite the 100W power consumption rating. Pretty sure the only problem with the 480M is the power consumption level.
     
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    I'm sorry, I did a bad job wrapping what I was saying up. I was in a rush this morning haha. I don't know what the temps are, I was going to continue talking about the 480m and say that the M15x wouldn't be able to provide enough power for it. I just ran out of time. :p
     
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    according to some places where they've been calling it the "grillforce 480m" i'm sure they'll disagree with you. judging by the fact that it requires an extra heatpipe/sink than the 280... yeah you get the idea. but for the amount of power it has, yeah pretty awesome.

    i'm curious if they'll put the 460m on the m15x however. since that should be more close to the 65/75 watt limit.
     
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    I'm no Nvidia fan, but I heard that it did run cool, but now I think it is probably because of that extra heatsink pipe which I didn't know about. :p
     
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    well thank you everyone in thos post i just found my new project =) oooo all the modding i could do and support the m15x community
     
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    imagine dual 480m's in a M17x-r2 :eek: :eek:

    you'll need a desktop 500w powersupply at that point Lolll

    its fun to wish.
     
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    it may be fun to wish but its way funner to try..im going for the m15x 480m mod =) as soon as i can afford it maybe ill mess around with the heatsink though and get a 480m test it out on mine..where would i buy the 480m??
     
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    ok thats 940 i dont have...maybe though i still have to look into getting heatsink issues...heating...maybe if its compatible..if the 5870 can be put in why not the 480m?? but also the power useage on it too...ill figure it out
     
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    yes, 100 watt is too much for the m15x i think
     
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    are you positive thats 100 watts?? what if we change power supply?? maybe mod a battery..then again i dont understand the full concept of laptops yet
     
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    i think that the mxm slot only allows the card to get 75 watt, i believe that the laptops wichi have the 480 have a modded bios or something
     
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    According to the manual the M15x supports 65 watts and the M17x 75 watts. Those are just estimates though. I believe the 260m takes 75 watts yet its a option that you can get, in a M15x, straight from the factory.
     
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    IMO the GTX 460 or GTX 470 is more likely to fit the M15X, wished the M15X had more juice in it :(
     
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    Yeah the 470 should work. Now its just a matter of when theyre available, and hopefully not near the $900 480m price.
     
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    in xotic pcs if you see, the 460m costs 50$ more than the 5870, then the 470 will be near the 600$ :(
     
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    I don't think the 4XX cards will be recognized by the current dell bios.

    Just like the ati 5XXX cards are recognized after bios A05. The laptop will not boot without an recognized card.
     
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