*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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    Thank you! I'll take a look to it. Hope it works.
     
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    yes. i have always bought my processors used and they all work 100%
     
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    Say no more. I just ordered it.
     
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    Hey, I'm back! Here is a picture of my charger. I guess it does work. I stay tuned.
     

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    Your charger is 150W. For the time being while you have a 5870 you will be fine since that has a TDP of about 50W. The TDP of the 920XM is about 55W too so you are within its specifications with that setup. If you want to upgrade the GPU later i'd suggest getting a 240W charger, unless you want to go for 7970M crossfire in which case you'll need to modify a 330W charger to work with the M17X (wouldn't recommend that setup over a single card though). If you buy another though, make sure its from Dell or Delta. I've tried a different branded charger before now and the bloody thing popped while I was in the middle of a game (was 160W power draw at the most with 5870 crossfire). The thing also got uncomfortably hot to the point that I could literally fry an egg with it. Never had an issue with the Dell one I bought to replace it however.
     
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    The processor worked like a charm! Thank for the suggestion. Do you know where can I find the power button panel? The whole black strip. I can't find itit.
     
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    I bought one recently from eBay. If you can find one used it should be pretty cheap, though the condition may not be perfect. Nothing a bit of cleaning and polishing can't fix though most of the time.

    Unfortunately for me though it seems something on my motherboard is stopping the power button from working, so i will have to have a look at that if i can find a schematic. Thankfully I can still use it with the little reset button in that crevice above the keyboard.
     
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    Check your ribbon cable, may be damaged.
     
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    Replaced the ribbon cable, still didn't work.
     
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