Upgrading M15x nowadays

Discussion in 'Alienware M15x' started by Juroc, Apr 14, 2020.

  1. Juroc

    Juroc Newbie

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    Hi everyone

    I'm still in love with my Alien M15x, so I have decided upgrade it. I have read many posts here and now I know which components are "must have", but I don't know where I can buy them.

    For example, 940xm and 970m, I've only found them in chinese sellers from eBay. Do you know if you can trust in these pieces? Do you know of a trusted place to buy them?

    A lot of thanks :)
     
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  2. senso

    senso Notebook Deity

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    They usually are, pay with Paypal and test the hardware when it arrives and if it doesn't work, open a claim.
     
  3. MrMogwai

    MrMogwai Notebook Evangelist

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    I use auction sites such as Allegro and OLX (former Gumtree in Poland). Can't help you with the 940XM (no current listings), but 970M are in an abundance, especially new ones. Most of them CLEVO, but some Dell releases can be found.
     
  4. Raidriar

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    I have genuine 920XM available for purchase, pulled from a M17x R2
     
  5. Kyle2k80

    Kyle2k80 Notebook Enthusiast

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    how much?
     
  6. MrMogwai

    MrMogwai Notebook Evangelist

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    Just to pop in with info, there are currently three listings in my area with 920xm, averaging at 85-90USD, Poland, so shipping to US would be not worth the bother I guess. However for Europe I believe it is a decent price.
     
  7. Kyle2k80

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    I’m from UK
     
  8. Juroc

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    Thanks for the offer, but actually the 920xm has been the easiest to get. There was a vendor near my town.

    Next upgrade will be a SSD and this raises a question for me: is windows 10 worth it?

    I am planning a clean installation of windows and I wonder if I keep W7 or jump into W10. Any advice?

    Thanks!
     
  9. MrMogwai

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    We'll, apart from security reasons, by the way Windows is now fairly self-secure with Defender, compatibility issues and driver support does the job. Haven't had much experience with Win7 and 8, but on 10 I am satisfied with the M15X experience now.
     
  10. Juroc

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    Bad news... I just installed the 920xm and my M15x doesn't start. After the "windows initializing", the screen goes black and the password screen doesnt appear. I can enter safe mode and check that windows recognizes the micro. It even appears reflected in the bios.

    I see that there are many posts in the forum, I have to investigate what is happening.
     
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