M15x & 6970M / 6990M - What you need to know - upgrading, problems, solutions

Discussion in 'Alienware M15x' started by svl7, Apr 19, 2011.

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  1. Mexic00ls

    Mexic00ls Notebook Deity

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    Sure when i get home i will get the images for you

    edit: ill do it tomorrow.......
     
  2. svl7

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    Just use the backplate of your previous card...
     
  3. luigimario01

    luigimario01 Notebook Geek

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    I am a little nervous about that but obviously it has successfully been done. I am waiting on a new heatsink because one of the screws is stripped and caught with a pin.
    Slv7 can you or any one else give me tips on what to do with that backplate. I probably missed the post with instructions because I was freaking out earlier.
     
  4. paolo b

    paolo b Notebook Enthusiast

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    Scusa, sei ITA :confused: ?
     
  5. luigimario01

    luigimario01 Notebook Geek

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    No idea what that means.
     
  6. luigimario01

    luigimario01 Notebook Geek

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    Sorry if i am coming off as sounding like an idiot. When i performed this procedure it was after working 12 hours yesterday. As a result, i wasn't as careful as I should have been and messed up the backplate. I do still have the backplate from the 5850m which to me seems a lot more robust then the backplate from the 6970m but I was under the impression that the 5850m backplate wasn't an optimal backplate solution. I didnt get far enough to see how people got it to work well. I was asking to see if any body had any helpful tips so i wouldn't still have issues with my laptop shutting down after 5 minutes.

    Once again sorry for sounding like an idiot:(
     
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    I was just overreacting due to being overworked and finals for school. It even crossed my mind to just buy a M18x and throw the 6970m I have in there
     
  8. The Revelator

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    I used the backplate from my 5850m with the 6970m in my M15x. It's not a perfect fit, but works well enough.
     
  9. eXplosetoi

    eXplosetoi Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hi there,

    Just made my upgrade
    I had I7 720 and GTX 260

    Bought I7 920 and 6970M
    Everything works great, gaming Red Orchestra and Serious Sam at max.
    I just did my repaste job today but I'm wondering if the temps are not too high?
    CPU
    Core 0 - 76°
    Core 1 - 80°
    Core 2 - 76°
    Core 3 - 79°

    GPU Overclock 700-900
    Thermal diode - 73°
    DispIO - 73°
    MemIO - 91°
    Shader - 78°

    Before changing CPU everything was like 10° less...
    What would you recon?
     
  10. JohnnyFlash

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    These are gaming temps, or running stress tests?
     
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