[SUCCESSFUL] Alienware 18 + MSI GTX 1070 MXM

Discussion in 'Alienware 18 and M18x' started by DaMafiaGamer, Jun 18, 2018.

  1. Raidriar

    Raidriar ლ(ಠ益ಠლ)

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    The 980m is the last card supported officially by nvidia. If you want to download and go, get s 980m. Maybe we can work something out for that 1070 you got
     
  2. ErikO

    ErikO Notebook Consultant

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    I'll have to think on selling you that 1070M as I would be selling my AW18 with no GPU then, as I have just ascended to my 3rd AW purchase. But I agree, as beautiful as the 1070M is (blows the dual 880Ms out the water in AutoCAD), I wouldn't recommend anyone endure the driver nonsense.

    Honestly - this was the Mrs pushing me to buy. I have to deploy on the 3rd, and have spent enough time phucking with this machine to the point it annoyed her too.

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    Estimated Delivery Date: 03/29/2019
    11:26:33 PM You have 1 Alienware Area 51m
    11:26:42 PM
    Alienware Area-51m
    Processor: 9th Generation Intel® Core™ i9-9900K (8-Core, 16MB Cache, up to 5.0Ghz
    w/Turbo Boost)
    Operating System: Windows 10 Home 64bit English
    Video Card: NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 2070 8GB GDDR6 (OC Ready)
    Power Supply: 180W Power Adapter and 240W Power Adapter
    Memory: 16GB, 2x8GB, DDR4, 2400MHz
    Hard Drive: 512GB RAID 0 (2x 256GB PCIe M.2 SSDs) + 1TB (+8GB SSHD) Hybrid Drive
    Color Choice: Dark Side of the Moon
    LCD: 17.3" FHD (1920 x 1080) 144Hz Anti-Glare IPS Display w/ NVIDIA G-SYNC + Tobii
    eyetracking technology
    Wireless: Killer Wireless 1550 2x2 AC and Bluetooth 5.0
    Primary Battery: Lithium Ion (90 Wh) Battery
    Keyboard: Alienware TactX keyboard with per-key RGB LED AlienFX lighting, anti-
    ghosting, N-Key US Eng
    Driver: Killer N1550 Wireless driver

    Service: 1 Year Premium Support Plus
    Office Productivity Software (Pre-Installed): Microsoft Office 30 Day Trial
    McAfee Live Safe: No Anti-virus Requested
    11:26:57 PM The estimated delivery date is 03/26/2019 - 03/29/2019
    11:27:12 PM J
    **** ********, you have a 1 Year Premium Support Plus warranty. This includes
    Premium Support Plus
    11:27:17 PM
    Amount:$3,180.76
    Type:VISA
    11:27:27 PM
    Your subtotal is $3,009.57, total shipping is free, total tax is $171.19, total state
    environment fee is $0.00 and your grand total is $3,180.76.
    11:27:32 PM
    our purchase will be subject to Dell's Terms of Sale, which require individual arbitration
    of any disputes. You can find them at the bottom of each page on Dell.com. Once I
    place your order, it begins production and changes or cancellation may not be possible.
    11:27:37 PM Would you like any additional review of your order details before I place the order?
    11:28:09 PM Erik
    It looks good. Shame I have to pay for Windows, but otherwise all is fine.

    Congratulations on your New purchase!!
    Here is your Order # ************* and Customer # *************
    While we thrive to ship your New Computer as soon as possible,
    We estimate the order to be delivered on or before 03/29/2019
    You can find all Terms and Conditions of sale on bottom of Dell.com Page.

    11:32:12 PM hope you enjoy the performance of your new laptop

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    Really I didn't want anything 1080, but I'm sure I can change that later. Its just that I must have a machine for work, no ifs ands or buts. I also signed on to buy the base spec machine, as I'm not overwhelmed by RTX benchmarks, but there it is... I wound up with middle GPU and top CPU.

    It was also a kick in the teeth having to pay for Windows when HELL will freeze over before I use W10. (which incidentally I still have on the old boot drive of the existing system - though unused)

    I just need more pixels for what I do...
     
  3. imest

    imest Notebook Consultant

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    Hope you enjoy the new laptop. Please when you get a chance, let us all know if you are satisfied with the new purchase or not (need the deets).


    -imest
     
  4. ErikO

    ErikO Notebook Consultant

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    Will do pal.
     
  5. nobodyserio

    nobodyserio Notebook Guru

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    Are there any known issues for the people having a gtx 1070 in their m18x r2? Does the soundcard work for example?
     
  6. DaMafiaGamer

    DaMafiaGamer Notebook Deity

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    Yes it works. There are no problems you just need to shim down the heatsink so that the card fits perfectly.
     
  7. nobodyserio

    nobodyserio Notebook Guru

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    Wonderful. Thank you
     
  8. razor0601

    razor0601 Notebook Consultant

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    Hi, now I upgraded to a ZOTAC GTX 1070 from a ZBox. With modinf with Driver 391.35. The card was known fine. In Idle about 60 Degrees. But the Fan is Not spinning. Also Not under load. With MSI VBios ending 3C the card was Not known. HWinfo64 seems to spin only the cpu fan. Does anyone has a solution?
     
  9. razor0601

    razor0601 Notebook Consultant

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    The solution is, I had to switch EC-Support off. Now with spinning Fan on max. The card‘s max temp is 72 degrees in Unigine Superposition. So the Zotac works out of the box in the AW18. The only 2 things to do: Driver Mod and modding the Heatsink. I have the 100w Nvidia Heatsink, but I think the AMD Heatsink is also better.
     
  10. TheReciever

    TheReciever D! For Dragon!

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    People use MSI vBIOS to output to a eDP PEG mode scenario, may not work for you in SG.
     
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