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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    No clue, I suspect not
     
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    I am impressed to say the least
     
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    Mastermind5200 Notebook Virtuoso

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    Where did you find the cards with the CF connector? I couldn't find one at all
     
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    Someone dumped a batch of them on eBay and that is where people got them but they sold out a couple of weeks ago. Got two regular ones and annoyed with their thermals and overall performance in some games.
     
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    Yeah, I agree. I put this in my AW 17, and just watching Hulu, it goes all the way up to 60c+, even with the 100W heatsibk. TBH its not a very worthwhile upgrade, unless you have a 765M
     
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    You can also flash vBIOS on these as well as the m5100, if they are anything alike, you might be able to get +300 core and +500 memory (pending modules of course)
     
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    Might just do that, still for some reason this card likes to run hotter than it should even though contact is good and am using one of the very best non metal thermal compounds on the market. Runs hot in the M15x and gets toasty in the Precision M6600. Was going to put one in my M18X R2 but decided to keep the GTX675M instead and ironically gets slightly better thermals.
     
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    nadcicle Notebook Guru

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    Thanks to this post I managed to scoop up a pair of these right as the price dropped to $39.95

    Even having to buy 2 amd100watt heatsinks and a crossfire cable this still is a good deal going from an nvidia gtx 765m

    Edited due to me overlooking the fact card didn't have a crossfire connector.
     
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    Hate to be that guy, but that listing does not have xfire connector on the board.

    Maybe you can install them from donor cards?
     
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    Damn, good catch. I just cancelled my order.

    Maybe next time.
     
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