M18X R2 and GTX 1080

Discussion in 'Alienware 18 and M18x' started by Rengsey R. H. Jr., Dec 27, 2018.

  1. M18x-oldie

    M18x-oldie Notebook Evangelist

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    Gonna build a custom heatsink?
     
  2. Rengsey R. H. Jr.

    Rengsey R. H. Jr. I Never Slept

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    No ... just the mounting of the card itself.

    I don't have a working Alienware 18 , just a dead motherboard. If i can get the card to install on the dead motherboard with some adjustment , i might look into getting a working unit.
     
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    Hey, how things are going? Did u manage to insert de 1080m in the motheboard?
     
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  4. Rengsey R. H. Jr.

    Rengsey R. H. Jr. I Never Slept

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    No I didn't. too many obstruction. The only GTX 1080 that would fit in the chassis is the GTX 1080 from ASROCK Deskmini.
     
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    I looked around, and i didn' t find any link to videocard, like a spare part, or something, and i guess it will need a new vbios? Do you have any ideea if the lcd pannel neds to be exchange too, from lvds to...i cant remember the newer one,no?
     
  6. Rengsey R. H. Jr.

    Rengsey R. H. Jr. I Never Slept

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    It will run LVDS in SG mode.

    Just search Deskmini GTX 1080 on google and you will find it.
     
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    Gpu die is located differently from other kinds of cards so most don't attempt with that one.
     
  9. MagicMike

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    Valid point, I didn't pay enough attention to spot it. Would probably need a custom heatsink then...
     
  10. MagicMike

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    Does anyone know what wattage the extra power port needs for the regular 1080?

    Someone posted somewhere about a mxm to nvme adapter so perhaps there is one which will let you draw power from the spare mxm port to supplement the 1080?
     
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