[Review] M18x R2 - Intel i7 3920xm - SLI GTX680m

Discussion in 'Alienware 18 and M18x' started by vince207gti, Jul 17, 2012.

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  1. Mr. Fox

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    Excellent! Great news, Irakandji.
     
  2. vulcan78

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    My BIOS has some "GT Overclocking" feature that is shaded out as I haven't paid the $250. factory overclock fee.
     
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    There is no difference in BIOS versions for those that paid extra for factory overclocking, or at least there never has been in the past. You are paying for a service to be performed, not different hardware or software.

    The GT Overclocking thing that is grayed out is for overclocking the Intel IGP. Press FN+F7 to switch to IGP and it will not be grayed out any more.
     
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    Hello Everyone,

    Is there any compilation of overclocking results for the Dell/Alienware GTX 680m in the M18x?

    Would like to see multiple results from users as well as their impressions.

    Also, does anyone have photographs of the Dell/Alienware GTX 680m PCB and vram modules? Curious of what part number the Hynix vram is.

    Thank you,
    Monnie
     
  5. vulcan78

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    Mr. Fox, I am not absolutely positive but I think things are different this time around. I think that without paying the $250 entrance fee, it is not possible to access overclocking features in the BIOS.

    Waiting for an unlocked BIOS for now, I believe it is only a matter of time.
     
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    Would like confirmation of this before I order. I was told there were no differences as long as you got the XM cpu's
     
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    My order listed this:

    1 317-9730 3rd Generation Intel Core i7-3920XM (8MB Cache, up to 3.8GHz w/ Turbo Boost 2.0)

    No mention of factory overclock, and when I received it, I had to enable the Extreme and overclock options.

    In my case, the XM processor is fully overclockable with the A03 BIOS.
    As a bonus, the Intel Extreme Tuning Utility fully works and you can configure a bazillion more things than just the BIOS.
     
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    Thank you both Vulcan and Lancorp
     
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    Just confirming that I did not need to do anything special to OC my system either. Just downloaded throttle stop 5 and have all the cores set to 43 with no problems

     
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