*OFFICIAL* Alienware M17x R1/R2 Owner's Lounge Thread - Part 1

Discussion in 'Alienware 17 and M17x' started by katalin_2003, Dec 6, 2011.

  1. Cmagamez

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    Thanks for your reply, but, can I use another video card with that setup?
     
  2. Goldenboy69

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    Has anyone successfully gotten bluetooth working on a M17x-R2 with Windows 10? I'm still having no luck. : (
     
  3. Cmagamez

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    Hi! What other CPU may I use to replace a M17X R1 Intel Core 5? Or Any place where I can get it. Thank you.
     
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    M17x r1 doesn’t use core i5. It only uses core 2 duo or core 2 quad
     
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    If you actually have an R2, hence the i5, then you can upgrade it to the 920/940XM. The best CPU for the R1 though is the QX9300 I believe.
     
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    Hi again! In fact i have an R2 since this is the one that comes with a Intel Core i5 520M 2.4GHz. The tech support where I took my laptop told me that i was in troubles because they say it's nearly impossible to find that processor. Which one can abuse and where cancan I buy it? It's better if it's available on USA. Thank you for the help.


     
  7. Arrrrbol

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    You can still get a 920 or a 940XM fairly easily on eBay. There will be some American sellers with some for sale, but if not just buy one from Europe or China as long as you make sure the seller has a good reputation.
     
  8. Cmagamez

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    I found the 920XM on Amazon and I think I can get it if it works (socket and stuff), it's expensive (300 usd) but I think it worth.
    I also found the i5 520m on Amazon aswell, would it worth it and works? Intel Core i5-520M 2.40GHz 3M 2.5GT Socket G1 Slbnb OEM https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0035NXSD0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_zHYxAb9BMJVVE

    My main concern is if I would need another power supply for the 920XM, because the charger I got was for the i5 520M.

    I aprecciate your help and advices.
     
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  9. Arrrrbol

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    Have a look at your power adapter and see what the wattage is. 240W is fine for that CPU. If it doesn't say the wattage look at the voltage and current, should be around 19.5V and 12.3A .

    I wouldn't recommend buying the 520M. While its a good dual core, its only a dual core (with 4 threads). You will see a large improvement in performance moving to a quad core with hyperthreading, such as the 920XM, especially when multitasking. Plus you can overclock the 920XM to the same frequency as the 520M pretty easily, or even further if you wish.
     
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    920XM for 50$, nowhere near 300
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Intel-Core...073651?hash=item48a7747973:g:FGMAAOSwETJaBK~N
     
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