*OFFICIAL* Alienware M18xR1/R2/18 Benchmark Thread - Part 3

Discussion in 'Alienware 18 and M18x' started by Mr. Fox, Aug 31, 2013.

  1. Papusan

    Papusan JOKEBOOK's Sucks! Dont waste your $$$ on FILTHY

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  2. rambetiko

    rambetiko Newbie

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    Hello.
    i have M18x R1 with 2720qm cpu and 6970 CF gpu. now, i will buy R2 motherboard.

    can i use R2 motherboard on R1 case? Does is support R2 motherboard, 2720qm cpu, 6970 CF gpu and R1 SATA Interposer?
     
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  3. ssj92

    ssj92 Neutron Star

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    R1 --> R2 conversion requires:

    R2 motherboard
    R2 daughterboard (also called I/O board I think)
    R2 SATA interposer

    @Raidriar can correct me if I missed anything as he has actually done this.

    Everything else can be reused
     
  4. Raidriar

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    Missing the R2 bottom base + msata interposer.

    m18x R1 SATA interposer will not work in M18x R2 motherboard, nor will the daughter board.

    I have all parts available as I’m parting out my converted machine
     
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    Maxware79 Notebook Consultant

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    How much are you selling the 980M's for?
     
  6. Homer S

    Homer S Notebook Consultant

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    Here is the thread from when I did my R1 -> R2. Note that if you want to add an mSATA, you will need the cable assembly for that. I didn't replace the bottom plane. Is that why you need the bottom plane to accommodate the mSATA?

    Homer
     
  7. Mr. Fox

    Mr. Fox Undefiled BGA-Hating Elitist

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    If you want it to be neat and clean, yes. But, I ran mSATA with an M18xR1 bottom panel for a good while. I just stuck it in the area next to the RAM sticks until I found an M18xR2 bottom panel.
     
  8. Homer S

    Homer S Notebook Consultant

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    Thanks @MrFox!

    As I'm switching from 980m SLI to 1070 MXM, I pulled the trigger on the cable and new bottom.

    I want to do benchmarks before switching them but I can't get 3dMark to run. I get "valid" runs of 0 with a problem like workload produced no results. Anyone know how to get this working under Windows 10? I googled it but no direct answers... just lots of same here... nothing works.

    Homer
     
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  9. Mr. Fox

    Mr. Fox Undefiled BGA-Hating Elitist

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    A few things can cause that. If you are running the GPU stock, uncheck the hardware monitoring option in 3DMark. If you are overclocking, see if it happens stock. If not, the overclock is unstable. I cannot get the VRMark tests to give me a score (always zero) on my X299 Dark if hardware monitoring is enabled.
     
  10. Homer S

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    No luck. I turned off hardware monitoring and I got the same result. Running stock BTW.

    Homer
     
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