GTX 1060/1070/1080 upgrade on m18x R2

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  1. jerryzago

    jerryzago Notebook Consultant

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    The Dell/Alienware PSUs have a Blue signal wire to tell the laptop it is a Dell 330w Psu. If the laptop doesn't detect this, it will work as it is a 240 and disable SLI.

    The eurocom psu can be moded to work with a cable swich/adapter but the laptop won't fully utilize it. Also No dual adapter mod will work with the AW18. Don't know but it has been found in previous threads.
     
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    I don't notice throttling unless I get into some Overclocks on the GPUs (while using premas vbios as it adds more voltage) so I was wondering....

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    19.3V is good... pretty sure that is less v-drop then the schottky diodes I currently have!

    Ah, I see now! modular is definitely the way to go.
    Have you got a link for the extension cords you got? I only seem to be able to find adaptors that use small gauge wiring and I don't really feel like soldering my own plugs like last time.
     
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    Here are two photos with the system running at full, without throttling, power. Firestrike gave a solid 12K every time it run, temps never went above 70 degrees, and fans were at full blast.

    544watts was the maximum draw.

    https://www.3dmark.com/3dm/24068659?
     

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    Solid run.
    544W is a lot of power considering your not overclocked though?!
     
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    It is, assuming that this gadget measures correct. I will purchase an XM cup later and see how that goes.

    I will also test with premas vbios when I have the time.
     
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    Over 500W with a QM CPU and Stock vBIOS?!

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    Yep, as I said, assuming this gizmo measures correctly. Connections are right.
    My initial built had another display showing only Volt and Amperage. That one never exceed 7 amps at 18,5 volts = 130 watts!!!!
    If I am idling or just browsing I never get over 150.

    That measurement is with throttle free fix. Normal boot, never exceeds 340, witch I believe is the single psu capability.
    And yes, no overlooking and everything with stock parameters.
    Everything I throw at it, runs at a maximum settings in 1080p@60hz.
     
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    Hi pals,
    Where can I find and buy a MXM 3.0b GTX 1070(with no power connector) to test on a M18X-R2? I know 1060 works but only 1070 or 1080 gpus could rivalize with a pair of 980M SLI. Eurocom dont say a thing about 1070 and 1080 boards only the mid 1060 gpu.
     
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