New addition to the family

Discussion in 'Alienware 18 and M18x' started by Maxware79, Jan 18, 2020.

  1. Maxware79

    Maxware79 Notebook Deity

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    So I just grabbed another M18x R2 from a guy on Facebook Marketplace today. It cost me $650AUD ($450USD). It’s pretty basic with a 3740QM and dual 675M’s but I’ll get her purring.
    The only issue I can see so far is some of the keyboard backlights aren’t working but I have a spare keyboard which should hopefully fix that.
    I think this one will get a gloss white paint job.
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    Just reinstalled Command Center and all the backlights seem to be working fine. The last owner must have had 2 zones turned to black.
     
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    Gloss white is going to look awesome!
     
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    I think it should. Just flashed the unlocked BIOS so I may try to grab a 980M or 1060.
     
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    The holey grail! Do we know that it will actually work though?


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    According to the seller and confirmed by @Rengsey R. H. Jr. in another thread it works in M17X R4, so theoretically it should work in M18X R2 but no one has dared test it:)
     
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    I can’t even pay my mortgage this week after getting this M18x so it won’t be me testing it out. I thought it drew too much power.


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    If it was around 500 I would smuggle it in, but at 850ish I cant justify it even to myself!:)

    I think the MXM port goes up to 180W so if its TDP is 150W then it should be fine...on paper...
     
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    It’s $1100 for me so that’s way out of my league. Price per performance isn’t there


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