*OFFICIAL* Alienware 17 Ranger (2013) Owner's Lounge Thread

Discussion in 'Alienware 17 and M17x' started by Mr. Fox, Jun 12, 2013.

  1. jadbox

    jadbox Notebook Consultant

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    Thanks for your quick reply ... I can get a refurb for $1050 but didn't want to deal with problems!
     
  2. temp00876

    temp00876 Notebook Evangelist

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    Guys, has anyone checked the AW17 Dell page? It looks like they added some new options. I see an AMD card m290x (re-badged 8970m) and a 1TB 5400rpm HDD with 80GB cache.
     
  3. faiz23

    faiz23 Macbook FTW

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    Here is my little brothers alienware 17 that I picked up from the outlet for a slick deal. It came with 4700mq, 1080p FHD, 770m, 64gb Msata SSD, 750gb WD Black 7.2k rpm HDD, 16gb ram, and 240w AC adapter. Right away I fired up XTU and hit 725 points with mild settings. Flashed over slv7 bios and cranked the settings +220 mhz core and +520 mhz memory along with 50mv (settings credited to lm1z). How does this 770m perform overclock compared to a 680m. I was working with an extremely tight budget and needs something with lots of bang for not so much buck. I did not see much on 770m overclocking and wanted to post this to help other folks

    XTU - faiz23 - Core i7 4700MQ

    http://forum.notebookreview.com/ali...benchmark-thread-part-3-a-22.html#post9507631

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    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770M video card benchmark result - Intel Core i7-4700MQ,Alienware 068R5X


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    JP7KP 1 Base,Notebook,Balanced Technology Extended,RANGER
    K972H 1 Module,Adapter,Alternating Current,240W,Delta - Ac Adapt World Wide
    N971H 1 Module,Cord,Power,125V,2M,C13 United States
    611P7 1 Module,Assembly,Base,Optical Device Drive,AW17R1
    3XWVK 1 Module,Cover,HNG-UP,Wireless Local Area Network Card,AW17R1
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    JC80D 1 Module,Software,W8H64,England/English,DAO/BCC
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    5C2R1 1 Module,Dual In-Line Memory Module,16GB,4X4GB,1600,DDR3L
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    W753G 1 Module,Information,Direct Ship,Compal,TSINGMA
    RC4TG 1 Service Install Module,Software,BCM4352,Alienware,Logitech Dovebar
    68CGP 1 Module,Software,Microsoft,Gml Inc,Operating System,W8,Consumer
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    GCK79 1 Module,Information,Hard Disk Drive Cache,Solid State Drive
    F0TH9 1 Module,Palmrest,N-VPT,AW17R1
    KHCK5 1 MOD,INFO,GNRC
    CXR80 1 Service Install Module,Software,Alienware,AW17R1
    WCRMT 1 Module,Software,Cyberlink,Suite,ESLS,Consumer,Board
    8RJV4 1 Module,Software,Windows,Live,Essentials
    J5V02 1 Module,Software,DSPRT-CTR,3.X
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    NR5YV 1 Module,Software,Quick Fix Engineering,WIN8
    6WC8X 1 Module,Liquid Crystal Display,17.3FHD,AG,Legend,AW17R1
     
  4. Alienware-L_Porras

    Alienware-L_Porras Company Representative

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    Thanks for sharing @23

    @dspboys, we did add some different options. For example, you can now get the 120hz display in the 1st config.
     
  5. Wongli

    Wongli Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hi All, my sound started sounding a little different out of the blue and then I realised although Dolby Home Theater v4 was on but wasn't working? The equaliser bar wasn't jumping like before. My sound is very hallow now, may I know what is the problem. Offing it and turning it back on made no difference to the sound, and neither did changing sound profiles produce and difference in sound too.

    Update: It suddenly starting working again. Any one of you experienced such a problem?
     
  6. thegh0sts

    thegh0sts Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    anyone ordered the model with the AMD R9 M290X? i'd like to see people's thoughts on the GPU.
     
  7. J.Dre

    J.Dre Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    According to some reviews online it's a re-branded 8970M, just like the 880M is to the 780M.
     
  8. Alienware-L_Porras

    Alienware-L_Porras Company Representative

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    Haven't seen it in the past. If it happens again you may try reinstalling the audio drivers.
    It's the same as 8970. Not much of a difference to be honest.
     
  9. Speed84

    Speed84 Notebook Enthusiast

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    On the new AW 17's can I wirelessly stream content to my smart tv? like widi? or Wireless HD? if so what option do I need to pick? and does the i7 3720qm out perform the 4700mq?
     
  10. thegh0sts

    thegh0sts Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    worth getting the R9 M290X if one hasn't used the 8970M?
     
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