*OFFICIAL* M17xR3 Owner's Lounge Thread - Part 2

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  1. BatBoy

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    Welcome to Owner's Lounge for the Alienware M17xR3 (part 2)!
    (part 1 is here and part 3 is here)

    This thread is a place to discuss your new M17xR3 and share information on your system with fellow owners.

    Below are some handy links -

    **http://forum.notebookreview.com/ali...idia-geforce-460m-580m-560m-see-post-1-a.html

    Manuals, Teardown, Drivers, etc.
    System Teardown -
    *To be added once Dell adds it to their official youtube channel.

    Manuals (Owners Manual and Service Manual) -
    Documentation

    M17xR3 Drivers straight from Support.Dell -
    Drivers & Downloads
    (note: drivers are not yet available yet however Dell has created the landing page for the 17xR3 downloads)

    Dell Released Parts List for 17xR3 -
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/alienware-m17x/550787-m17xr3-part-number-list-reference-thread.html

    Benching, Overclocking
    Overclocking -
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/alienware-m17x/560044-m17x-r3-overclocking-sort.html

    Benchmarks Discussion
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/alienware-m17x/455435-official-m17x-benchmark-thread-part-3-a.html

    Misc. Links
    Owner Answered FAQ/etc. -
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/ali...ntly-asked-questions-read-before-posting.html
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/alienware-m17x/563332-widi-wihd.html

    Order Status Discussion -
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/alienware-m17x/487300-m17x-order-status-discussion-part-3-a.html

    3D Capability/Discussion -
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/ali...7xr3-3d-discussion-questions-tips-thread.html

    Bags, Backpacks, Cases & Sleeves -
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/ali...ags-backpacks-cases-sleeves-discuss-here.html

    Clean Install -
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/ali...er-install-order-guide-alienware-systems.html
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/ali...ook-feel-after-clean-install-windows-7-a.html

    ***IMPORTANT NOTE FOR THOSE PERFORMING A CLEAN INSTALL WITH AMD GPU***

    •For M17xR3 with AMD, install the AMD Display Driver first. Once done, the Intel Driver must be installed when in Integrated Mode. You will need to use the FN+F7 to switch over to Intel. A reboot may be necessary. Once done, install the Intel HD driver. Once installed, switch back over to your AMD GPU.



    http://forum.notebookreview.com/ali...are-diagnostics-your-m17xr3-resource-dvd.html

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    I will add more content as the community begins to receive their systems and create threads/how-to guides. When you receive your system, a few ideas for threads follow:

    1. M17xR3 Tweaks Guide
    2. ?????
    3. ?????

    Congrats on your system purchase! Once you receive it, feel free to show it off... pictures, benchmarks, etc. Have fun!

    Related Launch Media:

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    <param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube-nocookie.com/v/iRM4P7SvLtM?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US&amp;rel=0&amp;hd=1"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube-nocookie.com/v/iRM4P7SvLtM?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US&amp;rel=0&amp;hd=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width='640' height='385'></embed></object>

    (Thanks to vikingrinn for the heads-up on the videos)
     
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    Awesome, can someone make some videos of their r3 (more in depth) Ordered mine on the 7th... and cant get enough!!!!
     
  5. cookinwitdiesel

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    Already on a part 2, that was quick! The R1 OL is still i part 1 I think haha
     
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    I plan to in about a week. :D
     
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    If you're using a new OCZ SSD, you'll probably want to read this. (if using SSD with updated firmware, just know that you can't use RST 10.x at all - RAID not possible on r3 with gen2 OCZ sandforce SSD!)

    EDIT: No info regarding gen3 sandforce OCZ ssd
     
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    WOW !! I dont own a R3 but that is messed up.
     
  9. FootyFan

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    I have the Alienware M17x with Intel Core i7 2630QM 2.0GHz and added on the 1.5GB GDDR5 Nvidia GeForce GTX 460M. I am not sure that I am getting the best performance out of the GPU with this "Optimus" tech that is included. Base don what I have read teh IGPU has to stay active. Does teh Nvidia control pannel realy route the high end stuff to the dGPU? Recently tried the DragonAge II demo on highest possible settings and it ran bad. But I am not sure that it was running through the dGPU.
     
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    highest possible settings = DX11, which was broken for the demo.
     
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