M18x R1 Upgrade > M18x R2 Motherboard

Discussion in 'Alienware 18 and M18x' started by Aikimox, Oct 4, 2012.

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  1. mfractal

    mfractal T|I

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    That sux.. Oh well, hope you get it eventually!
     
  2. Mr. Fox

    Mr. Fox Undefiled BGA-Hating Elitist

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    Update: Several of us have upgraded our M18x R1 with an M18x R2 mainboard. I could not be happier. If fact, I ordered a new OEM 3920XM CPU to make the transformation complete. (Although, the Sandy Bridge CPUs are working flawlessly in the Ivy Bridge board.)

    If you plan to do it, you will need to obtain the following components to upgrade your M18x R1:


    • 9D7N3 - M18x R2 Motherboard (GRP9C, G6CJP, FRVMD are also valid parts numbers)
    • YYFHR - M18x R2 I/O Daughterboard with ribbon cable
    • XVNKP - M18x R2 3-Disk HDD Caddy
    • M9T51 - M18x R2 SATA Interposer
     
  3. LannBot

    LannBot Notebook Consultant

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    Good stuff guys, I'm glad this mod is working so well. It really shows the versatility of the AW brand when it comes to future upgrades.
     
  4. juliant

    juliant Notebook Deity

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    Mr. Fox's next purchase a 'medium size' mSATA drive to use it as boot :)
     
  5. Lucifer Nymphetamine

    Lucifer Nymphetamine Notebook Consultant

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    Good afternoon I am new here, I have an Alienware m18x R1, managed to put the mother board M18Xr2? is compatible? what you changed? which the the current configuration thanks awaiting my email: alonesoul_4 at hotmail dot com
     
  6. Mr. Fox

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    Hello. See post #22 for necessary parts.

    Your Sandy Bridge (R1) CPU will work in the Ivy Bridge (R2) board.
     
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    Lucifer Nymphetamine Notebook Consultant

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    Did you know ''where'' i can found those parts? i like on Brazil i search on ebay and nothing , and i have another question maybe you know how fix, i change bios for a unlocked version, ok util then all fine , but after a time i change options on BIOS i dont remember ''all'' changes i do so laptop wont start not even BIOS.
    He restart, black screen (without any beep) wont load bios wont do nothing i tryed :
    I removed the battery from the motherboard, removed the notebook battery and power cord, trying it cause the motherboard back to original settings.
    Do not have any idea worked and / or know what the problem is?
     
  8. Lucifer Nymphetamine

    Lucifer Nymphetamine Notebook Consultant

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  10. TBoneSan

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    If you have a black screen from simply changing a BIOS setting you need to reset your CMOS chip.

    See Mr Fox's Post #5 here
     
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