*OFFICIAL* Alienware m17 Owner's Lounge

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  1. win32asmguy

    win32asmguy Moderator Moderator

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    The top M.2 slot (near the GPU) support PCIe SSD's only. So you could do a 970 Evo in the top slot, an 860 Evo in the bottom slot, and an 860 Evo in the 2.5 inch bay.
     
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    Flying Endeavor Notebook Consultant

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    Legacy Bios? You mean the original one? Also, what are the capacities of your SSDs?
     
  3. Flying Endeavor

    Flying Endeavor Notebook Consultant

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    Oh, I thought it supported both PCIE and SATA based SSDs.
     
  4. win32asmguy

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    Pretty sure it's that way. It's printed right on the motherboard in white what each slot supports.
     
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    Vasudev Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Not that. I disabled secure boot and my drive was detected!
     
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    mediadoctor Notebook Enthusiast

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    Can anyone please share the dumped by gpu-z vbios of RTX 2080 max-q?
     
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    any screen upgrades for these things? q or uhd?
     
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    Anyone know the part number for the copper heatsink that covers both the m.2 ssds. Is it the same as the one for the m15, I have an m15 and a friend just got the m17 r1 and was wondering if we placed an order for the same part number will it work on m17 as well or is it a different one for the m17, the part number for the dual heat plate I ordered was R46DX
     
  9. Andy Wagner

    Andy Wagner Newbie

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    I recently obtained an m17 with the i7-9750H processor, GeForce RTX 2060, 16GB RAM and a 512GB NvME SSD. Thus far I have been impressed with the sheer power and capabilities of this machine. Gaming is quite impressive on the 1440p 120Hz display, I can play in native resolution on Ultra in quite a few games with a very respectable frame-rate on many games. When doing productivity activities the system performs beyond expectation, running office programs with ease, graphics like its nothing, and video with ease. If there was one thing about this laptop that could be better would be thermal performance, when doing anything more than basic browsing and tasks it runs rather hot around 90C average doing basic tasks it runs at a comfortable but not cool 50C. When gaming it is at a constant 100C and thermal throttling starts to happen, fortunately even when thermally throttled this PC still performs at playable frame rates on everything I have tried. Overclocking is doable but gains very little processing power from the CPU it does however allow for tuning of the voltage to turn it up or down to better control throttling which can also help with thermal loads. The most impressive part to me about this laptop is the battery performance after a bit of tuning I can get over 4 hours doing basic tasks and about 1 hour and 30 minutes best on higher performance tasks. Overall I would recommend an m17 or even a similarly spec'd m15 for anyone looking for a powerful and portable machine with a couple hours of battery minimum required.
     
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