M17X-R4 with GTX 1080 GDDR5X 8GB

Discussion in 'Alienware 17 and M17x' started by Rengsey R. H. Jr., Sep 6, 2018.

  1. TheReciever

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    Watching with interest :)
     
  2. Rengsey R. H. Jr.

    Rengsey R. H. Jr. I Never Slept

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    Ran into an issue regarding power supply. For some reason , the power plug is turned off automatically and uses battery. Is that something windows 10 is doing ?
     
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    Never had that issue on windows 7 or 10 but that was the ranger
     
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    power limit trip will shut off the AC adapter.
     
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  5. Rengsey R. H. Jr.

    Rengsey R. H. Jr. I Never Slept

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    The laptop is using the dual 330 watts PSU , so it can't be the power supply. Could it just be the laptop itself that is tripping the PSU ?
     
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    Could be an internal circuit sensing the MXM slot is requesting too much power, and kicks it off AC power to stop it from burning up and instead switches to battery to force lower clocks/voltage. This is just me spitballing though, I'm not a computer engineer and I can't begin to accurately postulate what the hell is going on here lol
     
  7. Rengsey R. H. Jr.

    Rengsey R. H. Jr. I Never Slept

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    Sounds about right lol
     
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    That's very interesting, I'm assuming it's what @Raidriar said. Because the M18x can use dual PSUs fine and if I remember correctly, so can the M17x series. The MXM port must be tripping. Maybe try lowering the clocks and lower the voltage in MSI Afterburner to see if it helps.

    Can you post an exact picture of the 1080? I'm curious to see if it'd fit an M18x lol
     
  9. Rengsey R. H. Jr.

    Rengsey R. H. Jr. I Never Slept

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    It won't fit. The extended top piece is touching one of the chip on the motherboard, thus not making the card lat flat.
     
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    jacvy Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hey bro, can those modded drives open 3D vision? I have a 120hz 3d pannel but after I updated 970M I can't open 3D settings.
     
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