Would A RTX MXM Card be compatible with the M17x R4

Discussion in 'Alienware 17 and M17x' started by Crustieraxe01, Jun 2, 2020.

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  1. 2CPU

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    Sold my laptop but looks sort of like this (example picture found) where "Core Current Limit" lower left. R4 defaults to 32A due to BIOS.

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    I don't have any of those extra settings available other than the ones i mentioned

    Edit: I probably need an extreme processor to access any of those features.
     
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    Ok that score might be appropriate then for the CPU and ver. of 1070 you are using. Mine would be about 1k lower when the core current was set to 32A vs 112A

    I got 12.8k w Zotac and 3940XM cpu
     
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    I just ran firestrike again on a fesh install and newer driver and that gave me a graphics score of 17 000. The 3630QM in the benchmark is impacting the score. Not the 1070 and a overall score of 11 678. I went to my bios also and could not find any visible settings to rise the core current. I would need an extreme processor to do any overclocking which I don't plan on getting one for now
     
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    Yeah your GPU seems fine then. Maybe get the 5 pipe to keep it running cooler. Some folks blew up their 1070s.
     
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    Yup. I got the 5 pipe heatsink on the way already. I don't want to keep using my pc while its at 85C while playing the new modern warfare. Admittedly, It is pulling some pretty good frames! It wants to hover over 100 - 120 frames but it keeps thermal throttling down to 80ish and keeps going up then down
     
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    Pick up a variety of thickness thermal pads and take your time with placement and squish. Maybe get some clay to use to confirm heights and such.
     
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    I know I have alot of thermal paste which when the new heatsink comes in I'll clean up, but this is my setup

    All of the pads make contact with the heatsink
     

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    You have a massive contact Problem between die and heatsink. If it is ok and you dissamble it, you could read nvidia on die and see the chopper on the heatsink,
    I think you have an other Problem. The 5 pipe heatsink will not help.
     
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    I can't read the nvidia on the core nore can i see the copper on the heatsink... if that's what you're saying. And the heatsink does make proper contact with the core when it is screwed on.
     
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