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ReaverM1

1080P to 4k Display Alienware 17 (2014)

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Is it possible to upgrade the display from the alienware 17 (2014) which is 1080p to the 4k display from the new alienware 17? Thanks in advance! :D

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If you are talking about the m17x version of the alienware then no as the lids are different but the alienware r1 shouldnt be a problem as they are the same models. But I would contact alienware to be sure before buying.

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Thanks for the reply. I have the 2014 model but I'll contact them to see if that's possible. 

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Dell ALW17-15306sLV is the one I have and its referred to as Alienware 17. Might call today to see if they can do that.

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Did you ever get an answer on this? Even if it does work what GPU are you running? The R1 was either 780m or 880m unless you upgraded to 980m and I wouldn't want to be trying to push games at 4k on any of those cards TBH

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Did you ever get an answer on this? Even if it does work what GPU are you running? The R1 was either 780m or 880m unless you upgraded to 980m and I wouldn't want to be trying to push games at 4k on any of those cards TBH


Tech at XOTIC PC said it can only be upgraded up to 980m and display cannot because the chipsets are different. No 1070 or 1080 because of chipsets as well. I bet someone has done it though.


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if iam not totally wrong u can max upgrade to the 120hz 1080p Screen :D and a gtx 1060 mxm.

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On 9/25/2016 at 7:55 PM, MogRules said:

The heatsink for the GTX 880m, and the placement of the electrical components on the video card is different. The heatsink wouldn't match up with the GTX 1060 without cutting some parts out of the heatsink is what I was told by a vendor on ebay and that you also have to use the 120hz display in order to run the GTX 1060 MXM. That being said I wonder if the same would work with a 1070 or 1080 MXM...

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