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

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

  1. Wingolf

    Wingolf Notebook Enthusiast

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    Ok so i just got my 120hz LCD in, two points of concern.

    One: The part number on the outer bag says T02, but the sticker on the part itself says C01, the part number that doesn't work

    Two: The part has an "engineering sample" sticker on it. IIRC i saw one of these at work once, i forget if it made any difference, but anyone have experience with these?
     
  2. nightEnd

    nightEnd Newbie

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    Hello fellow ranger owners,
    I have been lurking through this thread for quite some time but never made an account until now :D
    Short background is that i have had this laptop (880m, 60 hz screen, 4710mq spec) for about 5 years already and it served me well until last december. My motherboard crapped out and i had to replace it as well as finding out my 880m shorted itself along with the mobo. I have been using dedicated graphics until today where i finally had the guts to order a 970m card to replace it with. To cut straight to the point, i just want to ask if there is any difference between the steps taken to replace it with a 980m and not having 120hz screen. Also do i have to flash an unlocked bios over my A15?

    Thanks guys.
     
  3. TheReciever

    TheReciever D! For Dragon!

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    9xx support was added later iirc so it should be plug and play. There was a weird period where people claimed both scenarios but I think that was just on earlier bios revisions. Not everybody updated before gpu upgrade.

    Though that's understandable as half the time these days you lose more than you gain.
     
  4. uugui shi

    uugui shi Notebook Geek

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    just a quick question: I bought a 330W AC adapter to replace my old 240w that was damaged (330W was cheaper from dell), do I get any advantages with my current built or does it make a difference only if I decide to upgrade the GPU?
     
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  5. Rengsey R. H. Jr.

    Rengsey R. H. Jr. I Never Slept

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    No difference ..... unless you upgrade the gpu.
     
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  6. uugui shi

    uugui shi Notebook Geek

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    Good I was planning to upgrade to the 1070, I have to change the display first though
     
  7. Rengsey R. H. Jr.

    Rengsey R. H. Jr. I Never Slept

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    I have an OEM whole assembly of the 120hz panel if you are interested.
     
  8. uugui shi

    uugui shi Notebook Geek

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    have you got the EDP cable too?
     
  9. Rengsey R. H. Jr.

    Rengsey R. H. Jr. I Never Slept

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    Yes , complete oem kit.
     
  10. uugui shi

    uugui shi Notebook Geek

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    depends on how much and if you ship to italy
     
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