Windows 10 Drivers [M18xR2]

Discussion in 'Alienware 18 and M18x' started by Homer S, Oct 13, 2019.

  1. Maxware79

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    Mine is all stock except the CPU at 4.1


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    Magic Mike told me about the trick of switching to iGFX and then back to SG to stop the power throttling. Do I have to do this every time or does it sort itself out?


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    Not everytime no, mine stays ok normally, but for whatever reason when I disassemble and assemble back I have to repeat the trick.
     
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    Does anyone do a modded 4 or 5 pipe heatsink for the M18x? I've seen the one for the Ranger so it would be great if there's one for this machine.
     
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    Ahh yes I remember seeing this years ago. I'll have to think of another way to help cool this card down.
     
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    Check this item number on eBay. I think these are modified

    item code: 352684584955
     
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    It's still a 3-pipe but it looks to be all copper which should help cooling. It's pretty expensive though. I wonder how hard it would be to throw a few extra copper strips on mine.........
     
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    from my experienced , by the look of the heat sink , I think that person modify the AW 18 100 watt heat sink to fit the M18X R2 laptop.

    if you compare M18X and AW 18 fins and heat pipes side by side , you can see the difference.
     
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    Ahh ok. I'm not really sure what to do. I may have another look at my thermal pads to make sure they're all touching the heatsink properly.

    I think I've unintentionally derailed this thread into a general M18x thread.
     
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