M18x-R2 Crossfire AMD M6100 aka 8950M

Discussion in 'Alienware 18 and M18x' started by Rengsey R. H. Jr., Apr 16, 2018.

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  1. Raidriar

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    I believe @maxslo also tried the Dell M6100 and Dell R9 M290X and found both POST but neither gives native fan control. He had to use HWinfo
     
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    Should I replace my 720qm with a better cpu ? It stutters and skips in bad company 2 and I could never get smooth game play.
     
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    Yes for sure, 920XM is a beast chip compared to 720qm
     
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    i might but i am looking a building a m18x got a potential sale for a mobo.
     
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    @Rengsey R. H. Jr. were you able to use HWInfo to control the fans? Any benchmarks with 3dmark11?
     
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    Rengsey R. H. Jr. I Never Slept

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    Yup , I was able to use hwinfo for fan control. But here is something that I noticed. When I finish playing a game and set the fan to " system auto " , the fan is still spinning till the cards cools down. Once the cards cools down , the fan stopped spinning. Weird.

    As far as 3dmark11 , I didn't tweak the cards at all and got a score of 10.5K

    https://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/12745466
     
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    Not bad at all, that's only 4000 GPU points less than 8970M crossfire, at 1/4 of the cost. Of course lack of fan control is annoying but HWinfo can do it like you said
     
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    There are also vBIOS mods made by valuxin so you can try to push it further if your interested in that
     
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    Where can i find it ?
     
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