M18x Makes Landfall! Pictures, Videos, Unboxing Thoughts, etc. Share away!

Discussion in 'Alienware 18 and M18x' started by BatBoy, May 15, 2011.

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  1. BatBoy

    BatBoy Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Should be the bottom. Easy initial access for stock 4GB configs.
     
  2. JTOverath

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    It's what I am assuming. I'm planning on having 12 in the end, but if they are in the bottom will probably just run with 8 for a bit before tearing down the machine to get at the ones under the keyboard.
     
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    Documentation

    According to the M18x manual, slot A & B are located on bottom side of the mainboard, C & D on top side. For Dual Channel, those 2 sticks should be on A & C which means both sides of the m18x.
     
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    M6400 was the same way, had to open both sides to install one pair. Probably the idea is that by buying the memory from Dell you won't have to open up both sides of your machine just to install memory chips :)
     
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    See attached... The default 4GB configs will be accessed via the bottom panel. As noted in the picture, its just one possible configuration. ;)

    This was also the case on the 17xR3.
     

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    You not the only one trsut me, we are in the same boat, I even talked to my rep and complained and his answer was " people who already got it probably didn't had same configuration as your" Yeah right.
     
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    M17x-R3 has both sticks in A&B running in dual channel. There's no reason the M18x would be any different.
     
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    Holy sh.... no wonder why AW offering 16GB at a premium price. they are using 2x8GB instead of 4x4GB. That would be great idea for later 32GB upgrade though.
     
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