*OFFICIAL* Alienware m15 R2 / m17 R2 Owner's Lounge

Discussion in '2015+ Alienware 13 / 15 / 17' started by alexnvidia, Jun 30, 2019.

  1. Terreos

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    Curious to see how it handles this. Those Max-q cards ran very cool in the m15/m17 R2. I’ll be curious to see if it’s still possible to undervolt the R3. The CPUs ran very hot stock. But undervolting was generally enough to get them running a lot cooler.
     
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    Another mislead mess from alienware but now its confirmed so don't be fooled 17m R3, 2070 max p vs 2080 max q
     

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    dont worry about it. it's definitely max P, not max Q. the stupid website constantly get it wrong
     
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    I would not trust alienware for one moment because as soon as you do they will pull one out from under you. Just pointing it out so others can be aware before their purchase.
     
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    This might be a dumb question: but judging by some of the pre-rendered pictures I have seen of the motherboard in the 15 r3 and 17 r3, it looks the same as the r2 models of the 15 and 17. So, theoretically, could you put the r3 motherboard in the r2 chassis?
     
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    I could understand the shape looking the same but I understand the battery and cooling solution is different which prob contains different mounting points which will probably affect the chassis in some way, its possible but I wouldn't lean on it. If its possible it would think some heavy modding would be required to fit everything.
     
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    Expect several changes. MB shape and screws standoff swapped place etc. In this way, Dell can avoid people swap out to newer MB instead for new machine.

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    where did you get the picture of the insides of m17 R3?
     
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    I don’t know why I’m disappointed. Really I should be used to it by now. Well. . .not like I was planning on getting one anyway. o_O
     
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