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*OFFICIAL* M18x R1/R2 Owner's Lounge Thread

Discussion in 'Alienware 18 and M18x' started by katalin_2003, May 1, 2012.

  1. katalin_2003

    katalin_2003 NBR Spectre Super Moderator

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    Welcome to the Owner's Lounge for the Alienware M18x and Alienware M18x R2

    Previous M18x Owner's Lounge can be found here

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

    M18x launch video - Alienware M18x laptop Video | Dell



    [TD"]Manuals, Teardown, Drivers, etc.[/TD]
    Manuals (Owners Manual and Service Manual)

    M18x R1 - Documentation
    M18x R2 - Documentation

    M18x Dell Parts List
    M18x R1 Parts List - Reference
    M18x R1 NVIDIA GPU-Specific Part List - M18x R1 AMD GPU-Specific Parts List
    M18x R2 Parts List - Reference

    Dell Phone Directory

    Spare Parts and Accessories: Purchase your Upgrade, Accessories, or Replacement Parts 1-800-357-3355

    For Alienware Support, avoid calling Dell Support. Call 1-800-ALIENWARE whenever possible.

    M18x R1 Drivers
    Dell Drivers and Downloads | Alienware Laptop M18x R1

    M18x R2 Drivers
    Dell Drivers and Downloads | Alienware Laptop M18x R2




    Benchmarking, Overclocking etc.
    CPU Overclocking in the M18x
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/ali...ridge-ivy-bridge-cpu-overclocking-thread.html

    Benchmark Discussion
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/ali...alienware-m18x-benchmark-thread-part-2-a.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...backpacks-cases-would-fit-alienware-m18x.html

    Clean Install
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/ali...er-install-order-guide-alienware-systems.html
    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

    LCD DeadPixel Test

    http://forum.notebookreview.com/ali...s-performance-problems-discussion-thread.html

    http://forum.notebookreview.com/ali...s-performance-problems-discussion-thread.html

    http://forum.notebookreview.com/ali...mperatures-game-benchmark-screen-display.html

    M18x RAM upgrade guide

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

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

    http://forum.notebookreview.com/ali...e-m18x-steam-origin-friends-conglomerate.html

    http://forum.notebookreview.com/alienware/465100-games-support-alienfx.html

    http://forum.notebookreview.com/alienware-m18x/650644-m18x-car-charger.html

    http://forum.notebookreview.com/ali...source-index-links-helpful-threads-posts.html

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

    Mr. Fox Undefiled BGA-Hating Elitist

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    Nice! Thanks for the help setting this up, bro. +1.

    [video]http://www.alienware.com/Landings/sb/m18xpop.aspx#ooid=A4NnlkNzrK3sWVh3K10KctUWi5_HVVHK[/video]
     
  3. Locutus

    Locutus Notebook Consultant

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    Thanks. The old one was kinda bloated
     
  4. faiz23

    faiz23 Macbook FTW

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    you're bloated
     
  5. DanXbix

    DanXbix Notebook Deity

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    Looking the the service manual for the m18xr2 and you can install 3x 2.5" hdd/ssd & msata sata drive. i like :)
     
  6. AirJordan

    AirJordan Notebook Evangelist

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    Any info yet as to whether the screen is any different? The speculation thread on the main Alienware page had someone post that the M18x-R2 has a new part number for the screen, so is it possible that the screen has changed (possibly for the better)?
     
  7. Zolutar

    Zolutar Notebook Guru

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    So my system is a few weeks old and I am suffering from bsd's due to the USB 2.0 drivers. Dell already has swapped out the mb and db. However the problem remains. The only way to stop the ports from shutting down and the system blue screening is to disable the webcam and Bluetooth module. Now dell wants me to send the laptop back into depot.

    Second problem, after reinstalling windows with the Alienware cd, I am missing all the pre-installed software. Soundbaster mb, dell webcam central, roxio etc. I'm told their should have been a second disk but don't worry, use dell downloads, cept that site is throwing a "service tag is unsupported" error. After being on the phone with dell over an hour on this getting nowhere any insight would be appreciated. Is tech support always this inefficient?

    Oh to the poster Martymo1989,in the old lounge thread, I called twice to tech support when I first had the USB problem who the tech forwarded me to some guy answering the phone "hello" having no clue what he was doing, let alone he didn't even work for dell. Seemed like we got the same guy. The tech identified himself as Miguel both calls before forwarding me on. Lol.

    Any insight on either issue?
     
  8. BlueW01f

    BlueW01f Notebook Guru

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    Hey guys, moving from the speculation thread. Further to the 'pausing production to try and get 7970 CFX'. My rep spent all of yesterday trying to cancel my order to wait for the 7970 release without any luck, turns out it had already shipped :)

    By fate Im staying Green :) Guess I'm an m18x R2 owner now :)
     
  9. Mr. Fox

    Mr. Fox Undefiled BGA-Hating Elitist

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    Sweet! I like it BlueW01f. Congratulations.
     
  10. Joce21

    Joce21 Notebook Consultant

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    This is maybe a stupid question and maybe nobody have the answer, but what Dell is waiting for to put 7970m in m18x? They are available in m17x but not m18x. They don't have CFX cable yet?

    Was just asking myself...
     
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