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

  1. Rengsey R. H. Jr.

    Rengsey R. H. Jr. I Never Slept

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    it should work. But with that tail on that card , you would probably need to remove some ports on the mobo and cut the chassis in the M18X R2.
     
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    Rengsey R. H. Jr. I Never Slept

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    MagicMike Notebook Consultant

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    It should shouldn't it, have a look at the below photos, may even get away with not having to mod the chassis, but the ports definitely do seem to be in the way...but cant know for sure until tried physically.
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    Maxware79 Notebook Evangelist

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    Well if someone wants to send me one, I'd be happy to test it out....o_O
     
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    Didn't GTX 1080 have throttling issues in M17xR4 and AW 17 R1?

    I would think we would hit similar power issues in M18x series.

    If you use something like 680M you can pull all the power you want through overclocking, but using these newer cards seems to have their own power limiting issues. Might be some BIOS issue.
     
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    You might be right, but the seller said it's running a 115W vbios so it shouldn't throttle, and if it does throttle in a similar fashion that the 1070 does, then the restart trick should work there too (hopefully).
     
  7. Maxware79

    Maxware79 Notebook Evangelist

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    Give me about 6 years and I'll grab one when they are $300
     
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    MagicMike Notebook Consultant

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    My m18xr2 has cost me £750 thus far, if I was gonna shell out another £750 for the Zotac 1080 that would take the total spend to £1500, and for that money I can probably get a gaming laptop with the same or better GPU and a much better CPU...or a SFF PC like a Zotac EN72080V with a 9th gen CPU and RTX 2080...so yeah...at this price point it is too expensive for me.
     
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    Maxware79 Notebook Evangelist

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    Yeah it's pretty hard to justify it. I just forked out $100AUD for a new interposer from some random Chinese website (so I'll probably never receive it).
    I've definitely spent too much on this old girl over the years.
    I bought it from the Dell Outlet back in 2012 for $2100AUD and then bought two 780M's from Eurocom for about $1500AUD and then the 3920 for about $500.

    EDIT: Plus the 1070 I just got for $660AUD
     
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    After work tonight I'm going to grab some more gloss white paint and start the respray process. Pictures to follow!
    Since I'm going for white and the color on the alien head can't be changed, I think I'll mod it so it glows red instead.
     
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