*OFFICIAL* M18x Owner's Lounge Thread

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  1. BatBoy

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    Welcome to the Owner's Lounge for the Alienware M18x!

    This thread is a place to discuss your new M18x and share information on your system with fellow owners.

    Related Launch Media and Web Links:

    Launch Video - Desktops Videos | Dell
    (Thanks to vikingrinn for the heads-up on the videos)


    *UPDATE*
    Congrats to Jfbarea for being the first to receive the M18x here on NBR! He has posted a couple of initial benchmark results in the benchmarks thread, shared a booting up video on youtube (YouTube - Booting m18x) and also a few pictures (m18 - Imgur. Thanks for sharing!


    Product pages -

    USA:
    Alienware M18x Laptop Details ? Gaming Laptop with Full HD | Dell

    United Kingdom:
    Alienware M18x Laptop Details ? Gaming Laptop with Full HD | Dell

    Canada:
    Alienware M18x Laptop Details ? Gaming Laptop with Full HD | Dell Canada

    Japan:
    Alienware M18x??????PC??? ? ??HD?????????????PC | Dell

    India:
    Alienware M18x Laptop Details ? Gaming Laptop with Full HD | Dell India


    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

    M18x Dell Parts List -
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/alienware-m18x/579752-m18x-part-number-list-reference.html
    NVIDIA GPU-Specific Part List - AMD GPU-Specific Parts List

    M18x-R2 GPU Parts List - Updated info from DELLChrisM
    (subject to availability based on manufacturer supply)
    • HXD3N N13E-GS1 GeForce GTX675m
    • C0XGT N13E-GS1 GeForce GTX675m Kit (Video card HXD3N + Support Plate 3MHHT)
    • M3XJV NV13E-GE GeForce GTX660m
    • 5H5NC NV13E-GE GeForce GTX660m Kit (Video card M3XJV + Support Plate 3MHHT)
    • 747M2 AMD Wimbledon XT 7970m
    • 8DG8P AMD Wimbledon XT 7970m Kit (Video card 747M2 + Support Plate 3PVGK)

    M18x Drivers (Drivers RSS Feed Link) -
    Dell Drivers and Downloads | Alienware Laptop M18x

    Benching, Overclocking
    Overclocking -
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/alienware-m18x/578609-m18x-2920xm-cpu-overclocking-discussion.html

    **Note to 2920XM owners who did not order the Factory OC version**
    Please see this post for the factory OC settings for the 2920XM! You will be able to immediately set these on your system. Use the +/- keys on the NUMPAD to adjust Level 3 OC under the Performance section of the BIOS. If you want to be safe, make a note of the original settings for each before editing. A big thanks to SargeOsis!

    http://forum.notebookreview.com/7501507-post12.html


    Benchmark Discussion
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/alienware-m18x/574780-official-alienware-m18x-benchmark-thread.html

    http://forum.notebookreview.com/ali...920xm-2960xm-cpu-overclocking-discussion.html

    Misc. Links
    Gaming -
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/alienware-m18x/579434-m18x-gaming-discussion-thread.html


    Order Status Discussion -
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/alienware-m18x/575529-m18x-order-status-discussion.html


    Bags, Backpacks, Cases & Sleeves -
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/ali...eeves-backpacks-would-fit-alienware-m18x.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

    Other
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/alienware-m18x/624484-m18x-alienfx-theme-sharing.html

    http://forum.notebookreview.com/alienware-m18x/575657-m18x-memory-discussion-thread.html


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

    •For M18x 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.



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    A note concerning GPU thermal compound replacement

    For those of you looking to replace the TIM on your GPU's, be sure to reference the service manual. What is different with the M18x compared to the good ol' 17xR2 style is you will need to tear down the entire system - this includes removing the display :(

    Documentation

    Above all, take your time and don't rush the disassembly.

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    Be sure to take a moment and stop by this thread once you've had time to play with your new system. Its never to early to start thinking about your next purchase... ;)

    http://forum.notebookreview.com/alienware-m18x/607421-what-users-want-m18x-r2.html

     
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  2. NYC Drifter

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    Home Sweet Home-

    Thanks Bat Boy for setting it up.

    I ordered today. My rep is working out some details, so I don't know my EDD just yet.
     
  3. JCrichton

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    See sig. :)
     
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    i got the first slot..sell it to ya;)
     
  6. Zero989

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    awesome, cant wait to take #1 spots :D

    For reference: i7 720QM + 5870M @ 860/1040 Catalyst 11.4

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    great, thx man
     
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    Sure hope that beast doesn't blow out Moya's power conduits ;)
     
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    cool. finally an alienware owners lounge that's stickied :p

    just need to sticky a benchmark thread in a few weeks. after that, the m18x will already be the best organized of the alienware groups :cool:
     
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    I'm an owner (or will be on the 27th!)

    Woo-hoo! :p
     
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