Reciever's Ongoing build/mod log AW17 Ranger

Discussion in 'Alienware 17 and M17x' started by TheReciever, Jan 31, 2019.

  1. ssj92

    ssj92 Neutron Star

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    Will be interesting to see. I think the issue is others not using pure UEFI mode.

    Would love to have this tested by you since you have everything needed to use PEG (860m) in case it doesn't work out.
     
  2. TheReciever

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    Yeah if the 1080 project never pans out then Ill just grab the 1070. But thats a while down the road.
     
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    Rengsey R. H. Jr. I Never Slept

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    What 1080 will you get to test in the unit?
     
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    The one I have in mind is the MSI 1080 from the G65vr vortex. If the Ranger/R4 cant supply enough power via MXM then it needs to get it externally. That was essentially the only real problem if I recall correctly from others' experiences shared here on the forum.
     
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    Rengsey R. H. Jr. I Never Slept

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    Nice. When are you planning to get the card and test it?
     
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    I might actually test the Clevo instead, since I can get the supplement power cable at least, and its fed through the north end of the card instead of the East side of it. This wont be for a while though, Maybe August.

    Lots of moving parts going on in my life as of current, Once those priorities are resolved then I will start looking at that with more conviction. For now its just observations and absorbing the attempts so far.

    I also plan to mod the heatsinks first, since I know I will need it and even if the upgrade fails, I can still benefit from that particular mod.

    Just a side note. This 860m is pretty great at overclocking. +135 core and +1000Mhz memory and no crashing yet. Max temp of 55c on AS5 paste and vanilla vBIOS. Also booting PEG now as well, got tired of messing with my laptop today and havent tested the eDP panel yet. On my next day off I will though.

    Also got the 5TB drive back in, I WILL have to trim cables if I plan to get 2 more drives in there some how lol
     
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    Might do that, already going to be spending like 1100, whats 300 more? lol

    Do they have the same layout as the clevo 1080's?
     
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    Seems to be close enough, if you were planning on a DM3 heatplate
     
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    The core and such is in the same spot. The heatsink will need to be modified since the inductors and in different spots I believe. I actually don't know if anyone has posted a real pic of the rtx 2080 clevo card yet.

    Actually I just realized something...if you look at the P870DM thread @Mr. Fox did , it required modifying the MXM 3.0 slot in the P870DM to accept the GTX 1080 due to Clevo cards using extra pins.

    So you would have to do the same mod in order to get any 10 or 20 series Clevo card working.

    MSI 1080 or 2080 might be an easier job.
     
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