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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. BatBoy

    BatBoy Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Long shot but wanted to check in with the good ol' AW forum - does anyone know what the BIOS_ID is for the M18xR1?

    It would be a 3 character value. EXAMPLE: 43D

    Thanks (and a big hello to all the old timers! hope all is well!)
     
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  2. steviejones133

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    Big hello back at you, Bat. Haven't been on here myself much. Wish I could answer your Q but I'm sure someone else will chime in for ya! - good to see you are still about!
     
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    Thanks Stevie - great to see you are still here!
     
  4. vulcan78

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    Hi StevieJones!
     
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    Hey bud! - my gosh, all the old timers are still kickin' about, I see!!!
     
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    Not as active but still here and the old girl is still going strong. New AMD drivers and up to date cross fire drivers are keeping the M7970s competitive.
     
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  7. Rengsey R. H. Jr.

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    Yo ... teeheee
     
  8. AaronSV

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    Hey all wondering if I can get a little help.
    Way behind on the curve here, my GTX 675 SLI seams to be dying with constant black screen but with sound playing. Prices for 780m or 880m are just stupid here in the UK, going between £230-£300
    0-o.

    Found someone who is selling there MSI 980m 8gb Vbios 84.04.48.00.32 for £300, seller claims it will work in the M18x R2 but with so many posts over the years I'm clueless where to look.
    IF this card will work what else do I need ? I am already running the A11 Unlocked Bios.
    Not sure how long these dying cards will last so any help will be appreciated ^^
     
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    Check our website Upgrade section - there are few GPU upgrade options listed there.
     
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  10. Vaeron

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    I’m currently upgrading my old M18x R1 unit, and it should be done by the end of the month/first week of December.

    The CPU will be a 2960XM while the GPU will be a 780M SLI setup. I have a few questions:
    1. Is there an unlocked BIOS for this (with noob-friendly guide)?
    2. Do I use ThrottleStop or XTU for the CPU (I know some options won’t be available in TS)?
    3. What temps (average and max) should I expect to have on my CPU after I overclock it?
    4. What temps (average and max) should I expect with the SLI setup?
    5. What can I do to control the fans? Is it worth controlling (I sometimes get annoyed with the noise)?
    6. Any other tests, tweaks, mods, and whatnot that I should be doing with my unit?
     
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