Project make M15x Pascal and Polaris compatible (DP only)

Discussion in 'Alienware M15x' started by King of Interns, Dec 15, 2016.

  1. 2CPU

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    Power should be part of the eDP connector if I am reading the schematics correctly. I would think there are a few 15.6" Dell eDP panels that would drop right in.
     
  2. King of Interns

    King of Interns Simply a laptop enthusiast

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    Then let's test it! I would also be happy to lay my hands on this motherboard if true debreuil doesn't want it. Just need to source a eDP Dell panel and a new GPU to test :)

    While I fully agree that anything beyond a 980M is a bottleneck with Nehalem that card runs a bit hot. It would be nice to be able to but a lower power 50W gpu with 980M levels of performance and all the latest goodies into the machine.

    With all the ultrabooks on the market with their heavily throttling cpu's Nehalem in the M15x at 3ghz plus still has adequate horsepower.
     
  3. King of Interns

    King of Interns Simply a laptop enthusiast

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    2CPU could you find and post the part number of your rare motherboard. This will make it much easier to track down. Thanks!
     
  4. 2CPU

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    I would rather not take apart the system looking for a sticker that might not exist.
    From the posted chagelist you can make this board by populating all the parts that are missing from A0 board. This is a X0 board which is after the M0 board (guessing both pre-production from parsing old BIOS release notes from dell.com)
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    Best guess is that M0 was the first board and made improvements for X0 (prod canidate), then cost optimized for launch A0 by removing parts. So A0 would have a Dell PN.
     
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    If someone can suggest a eDP panel and cable combo that isn't too expensive, I would be willing to take apart the LCD or at least bench test the eDP panel to the connector.
     
  6. Rengsey R. H. Jr.

    Rengsey R. H. Jr. I Never Slept

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    If it can run Radeon WX Pro 7100 ... this would be the dream machine.
     
  7. King of Interns

    King of Interns Simply a laptop enthusiast

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    If you are done with the machine and have the m17x R 4 then why not consider trading the whole machine with us. Seems like a shame if we don't test it properly
     
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  8. 2CPU

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    PM me any trades.

    Went looking for the PN for yall.
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  9. True Debreuil

    True Debreuil Notebook Consultant

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    I have a gtx 1060 on the way for my m17xr4, I'm going to test it in my m15x, I assume it wont work but better than not trying it all
     
  10. King of Interns

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    It has already been tested. Doesnt work.
     
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