Some questions on the Alienware 17R1 1070 upgrade

Discussion in 'Alienware 17 and M17x' started by uugui shi, Mar 22, 2019.

  1. Angelom60

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    No problem, you're right I hadn't thought of all these things. Keep in mind that also that display costs 3 times more
     
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  3. Angelom60

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    Hi Max,
    I bought them from Amazon and I confirm that they are plug and play. For the moment I am really happy with the upgrade made on my R1,
    P.s. in any case this is the code: HyperX Impact HX321LS11/B2/8 2133 MHz DDR3L CL11 SODIMM 1,35V, (GB
    Have a nice day
     
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  4. Maxware79

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    Unfortunately Amazon Australia isn't the same as the US and it's very limited and expensive. Ebay is usually the best option. The codes are almost similar except the one I linked has a K2/16 at the end which I'm assuming refers to it being a 16gb Kit with 2 sticks.
     
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    Hi Max,
    yes I have bought 4 sticks of 8 Gb each.
    Regards
     
  6. Maxware79

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    @uugui shi Hey mate. How is that Taobao card holding up? I'm think of contacting the reseller to see what he can do but I don't have any Chinese friends. The translate feature on the website is a little funky and I'm not even sure how to contact him.
    Did you have to pay extra import duties on it? Australia has 5% import duty plus 10% sales tax but I'm wondering if he can sneak it through.
     
  7. uugui shi

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    Hi Max! The card is doing great absolutely no problems so far. When it comes to contacting the reseller I've used the Taobao's iphone app, he will help you and guide you through the process of buying the card as a non chinese customer, ask him any question you may have. Use google translator on the page when you have to insert the address and it should work just fine. If I remember correctly I didn't pay any extra duties and luckily so because here in Italy those can be pretty expensive.

    Now I would have a question for @TheReciever: I have seen this modded nvidia drivers on the Gaming page are those of any use to us on a upgraded ranger? Do I still need to mod the inf if I want to install them? Are there any risks?
     
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    Thanks for the info! I'll try the app.
     
  9. TheReciever

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    Just keep a backup and an external screen in case things don't work out and should be OK to test.
     
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    Does the M17x R4 support 2x16GB or should I run 4x8GB?
     
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