[GUIDE] Installing and Overclocking the AMD Mobility 7970 in the M17x R3,an illustrated guide

Discussion in 'Alienware 17 and M17x' started by SlickDude80, Apr 24, 2012.

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  1. SlickDude80

    SlickDude80 Notebook Prophet

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    i guess you could do that. Isn't that more difficult to get it in right?
     
  2. Optimistic Prime

    Optimistic Prime Notebook Evangelist

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    I'm not sure if it's any easier, but it's the way I handled my R3. I also thought it would work out better for the pads and thermal paste.

    It was easy enough, just slide it in carefully, press down, and screw it in place.
     
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    What would differ if a guy was replacing his 580m?
     
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    Speedy Gonzalez Xtreme Notebook Speeder!

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    I cant believe we get this far I remember playing GTA-4 on a toshiba X205sli with GTX6600M on super low settings now we can max out the most demanding games is insane this tech

    thanks for the guide Slick dude ;)
     
  5. widezu69

    widezu69 Goodbye Alienware

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    Yeah I remove the whole heatsink + GPU. Helps me clean repaste and such away from the computer reducing risk of damaging anything else incase of spillage or a stray paper clip or something.
     
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    slick... is yours a clevo 7900m series or a Dell one?
     
  7. SlickDude80

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    grzt is replacing his 580m tonight with a 7970m so maybe he will chime in. I don't think anything changes with the 580. All the steps are the same.

    The only thing that is even more important is the first step...deleting the drivers and wiping anything nvidia from your computer.


    mine is a dell 7970m with hynix vram

    YW! :D

    yes, how times have changed indeed...
     
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    long2905 Notebook Virtuoso

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    I dont know. It seems to be the same for me. I would be uncertain whether I put the stuff in correctly or anything shifted if I do it your way.
    Other than different bracket and pad positions/sizes there is not much else.
     
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    ^ Also this. If you're removing the Dell paste this may help, since it is pretty thick stuff. I did this with my CPU, too.
     
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    So how do you buy one of these things?
     
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