M17x r2 to M17x r4

Discussion in 'Alienware 17 and M17x' started by Fatal1ty39, May 8, 2012.

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  1. DR650SE

    DR650SE The Whiskey Barracuda

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    7970 is going to be around $500 each. $520 from upgradeyourlaptop.
     
  2. dsmoke1986

    dsmoke1986 Notebook Consultant

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    If I have the 285m SLI GPUs on my R2, can I upgrade to the AMD 7970s?

    Is this super hard to do? I'm a newbie, so if it's in the least bit difficult, I don't think I would want to try.
     
  3. M11xDude

    M11xDude Notebook Consultant

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    The R2 has an RGBLED 1900x1200 (16:10) screen while the R3's is a 1920x1080 (or 1600x900) (16:9) WLED screen. I personally haven't seen an R2's RGBLED screen in person but people swear at how superior it is compared to the R3's WLED screen. YMMV.
     
  4. pmassey31545

    pmassey31545 Whats the mission sir?

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    Might not wanna do it then. I've done my lappies several times for cleaning and it is easy. But that's coming form someone who's done it several times. The first time I took my M17x R1 apart was aggravating as CRAP. But, I actually wrote a tutorial (as I'm sure others have). You can do it if you have a little technical ability. Look HERE

    Yes. The R2 screen did look pretty stinking good. But you can change your color settings and get the R3 and M18 screens to look pretty good too. Look HERE
     
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    Greywolf22 Notebook Deity

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    Yeah, I think if you haven't seen the screen on the R2, then you probably won't know what you are missing. I haven't seen the screens on the R3 or R4 but I'm certain they're still better then most of what is available out there. Don't get me wrong, I love my R2 screen, but unless you have a comparison I doubt you'll know what you're missing.
     
  6. Terreos

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    Wait on the 7970m's. A few members on here are going to try using them in their M17x r2's. Might as well wait for them to confirm whether it works or not. If it doesn't you can always get the 6970m or 6990m in crossfire. Be a great upgrade from your current setup.

    Here's a link if you want to learn how. I opened my laptop the day I got it. It's not hard but, just be careful with the ribbon connectors. Once you've done it a few times it's very easy. Fun if I may say so.
     
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    highfly Notebook Consultant

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    I may be totaly wrong here but I think the people who have put the 100w cards is sli/crossfire are having problems as the 240w psu can give enough power and keeps tripping. Im not sure if this is limited to those with extreme prossesors or what but there is a thread were people have been splicing togeather 2 240w psu to get it to work. so i imagian that the 7970m will have the same problem as its a 100w card to.
     
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