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I'm looking forward to finding new ways to duct-tape microchips and solder while using my chewed-up bubblegum to hold together my future gaming powerhouse.

I thought I'd continue my habit of tinkering with things I shouldn't.  So I'm here to mitigate some of the risks associated with my disorder.

 

Anyways, seems this forum is well put together!  *wondering what brand of duct tape is used*

Well done!

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hi guys, i am new to the forum, from Malaysia.  mid level gamer and unlocker.

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Hello all

 

Aleksander here.

 

Car mechanic and Notebook tweaker, if it works dont fix it doesn't always apply :)

 

Currently happy owner of an Alienware M17x R4, there are definately room for improvement in the cooling department.

Compared to my earlier gaming laptop-Qosmio x875 its a big improvement.

 

I will post several build logs to show people how to squeeze every centigrade out of air cooling.

 

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Hello all

I have a Clevo x7200 running a i7 990x, 12g RAM, came with a 580m. It is old but it is all I have for the time being. I had to replace the 580m with a 560m and it works okay. Recently I purchased a MSI GTX 680m 4G after finding a few threads saying it could work.

I would love to try SLI but I am unable to find the heat sink, fan and Cable.

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Hi everybody.

 

25 year old Romanian, studying in Denmark; Multimedia Design & Digital Concept Development.

 

What brought me to this website was a fix for a overheating issue with my Lenovo Y510P, but after going through the site a bit, I kind of like it here; especially as I might want to build myself a gaming PC and I might need a bit of help. :D

 

I'm a gamer, wannabe author, and a foodie. :D

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Hi all, can someone tell me how to gain access and download this file please

 

Thanks in advance

 

Alienware_M17x_R3_BIOS_A12_[unlocked]_&_'SATA_fix' 1.0.0

 

Dale

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Hello everyone here at TechInferno,

 

I am an Alienware M17X R4 owner who is currently in the process of upgrading my 7970m Radeon to an Nvidia 970m, sadly experiencing some software difficulties.

I am 29 and i have a personal interest in gaming laptops and desktops.

 

A bit of an irrelevant sidenote to the topic of this forum: Im very interested in anime :D

 

 

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Hi everyone, I'm Ann and I'm a proud owner of the old faithful Lenovo Y500 with 650 SLI, looking for ways to mod it up to the new standards to prolong its life. Will be happy to help fellow owners with troubleshooting.

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Hi all,

 

I am an Alienware m18x r2 owner looking to upgrade my 7970m's to a 980m to start, hopefully adding another one in the future. 

I am a 21 year old computer science major in Dallas and only got into PC gaming about 4 years ago with this laptop and have been hooked.

I'm looking to extend the life of this pc as currently my GPU's are down.

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Hello TECHINFERNO,

I'm an older cat that has just recently took a great interest in unlocking the full power of technology. For 27 years I worked in construction and I have had

the chance to watch how technology changed that business.

I have always enjoyed fast things yet more importantly I always appreciated the little guy. You all know what I mean, the guy who isn't rich and has to 

budget or make things himself. That is part of the reason I am here.

I became disabled a couple of years ago which led me to spending a bunch of time alone. Alone to try to figure stuff out for myself.  Then a friend of a friend showed me how to muck around the web with a computer, now here I am. Racing computers (that's what he and I call it).

Recently my passion to learn more, try more, apply more and  yet not cost too much more has led me to modifying my computers. That is right I said 

computers. Inspiron 7720, 7520 laptops- XEON 2650, 3970X based desktops. But now I am kind of topped out with my personal knowledge and ability

to explore further mods without some help. I hope that I find that help here.

A lot of post here have been very helpful and it has peaked my interest in this site to a point I figured I would join. Thank you for this opportunity

as it has already allowed me to get out of my shell and interact with people.

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Hey guys new member from texas, learning how to modify and tinker with laptops and mobile gpus. Seems like there is some good guides and tips here.

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i see a few post from folks in texas :)  here's another...

 

read a few posts in other forums regarding svl7's bios mods.. and seems to have found the source here.  was looking to get the unlocked A08 for my alienware m14x r1 to do some variants for hackintosh as the system does not support EFI.

 

anyway.  i see some time must past before i can access the download, I'll wait patiently.

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Can't beleive i've never signed up here before XD 

Shame about the download limit post system tho, now i've gotta go spam threads i've really got no valuable input for... 

Anyway - Tokyo gijin here xD |
See u guys round'''''''''''';'"

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Hey dudes...

 

I am an old man but new here.

My first vbios mod was on a Nvidia 7900GS  years ago. It died and left screen artefacts on a Toshiba P100 laptop. No amount of repasting would help. So I modded the vbios to lower the clock speeds for boot, std and full power profiles to powersaving minimum clocks and volts to get the laptop to run with standard VGA driver without showing the artefacts. Ended up selling the laptop to a Linux user who was didn't plan on loading the nvidia driver.

 

 

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My second vbios mod was on a Radeon 7970M GPU on a Clevo p170hm. The 6990M on it died a horrible death like everyone elses' (I never did get to try the oven bake solder reflow trick).  Got a 7970M but the heatsink wouldn't fit in a P170HM, so I ended up using the existing heatsink for the 6990M. But I was worried that the 6990M heatsink wasn't designed to take the extra TDP heat from the 7970m so I modded the 7970 vbios and underclocked/undervolted the max profile so that its max profile clocks/volts would be the same of the 6990M.  The 7970M served me well lasted though all the games I put it through until I sold the laptop.

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Honestly, i came here from notebookreviews because i wanted to try a diferent bios on my Clevo P650RSG, but i see you have to participate on the forum before downloading.. i have nothing to contribute ( just being honest ) but would like to be able to at least try the bios..

 

thanks

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Hi everybody,

 

i am new to this forum an want to give you a short introduction about my person.

 

Im a geotechnics engineer from germany, so i stumbled across this forum while looking

for a bios mod for my Alienware M11x R3 Netbook after upgrading the dissatisfying A05 bios for the M11x.

 

So i own the the M11x R1 and the M11x R3 for several years, and was pleased with this nice pieces of

hardware all over the years. In my leisure time i´d like to play around with the Arduino ATMega 2560 and

a Raspberry Pi B+. Whats left to say is that i am enthusiastic in geophysic survey systems and use my

loved M11x R3 for gaming of course and 3D Borehole- and Contammination modelling as well as for analytics

of geophysical survey data.

 

greets

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Hello friends.

 

Joined this forum years ago but lost my password. Just got it reset and back into my account. One could say I am still a new member in a way. :D

 

Currently planning to get a 880M for my 6 years old Alienware m17x R3. Did my research and concluded that this card is as far as the Sandy Bridge CPU and Cougar Point chipset could take. It won't support 900M series cards and 900M series also require an UEFI motherboard which I lack. Currently using a 680M I got from Dell Support, FOC, few years back as my original 460M had issues. Dell's services in my experience are top notch. As expected the 3D function no longer works and I have to mod Ge-force's .inf files if I want to update my GPU Driver. The 3D panel also means Optimus is disable from factory. Nonetheless, all of this do not bother me and the performance gain over a 460M makes it worth while. Anyways, found a retailer claiming to sell brand new 880Ms for ~330$. Will get a 880M and give it a try.

 

Also, I've just upgraded my CPU to a i7-2960XM too. Got it online for a measly ~200$. Had to upgrade the under-powered CPU fan to a m14x CPU's fan tho. Needed to bent/shave a few plastic/metal frame, but got it to fit nevertheless. The powerful fan now keeps the 2960XM temps in check (this CPU is HOT). I followed a guide I came across online (drop me a post and I'll be happy to point you to the CPU fan upgrade guide for m17xr3).

 

Well, hope the laptop will last me another few years with the 880M and 2960xm upgrades. Other specs are a 840 Pro 512 GB SSD, 16GB ram, 120Hz 3D monitor (although I can't use 3D anymore, still enjoy the high refresh rate). Also changed to a 330W power brick as the old 240W were starting to let out on me after 6 years. Heck I went with the 330W as it was priced the same as a 240W and those extra power headroom won't hurt. Well it works great for now and only time will tell how well this power brick will last. Overall the m17r3 is a great laptop if you know to care for it. Premium price paid but would last you well over 5 years. Couldn't say the same with the new generation of Alienware laptops as I do not own one.

 

Cheers ! :) 

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Hey all! I am actually doing exactly what Newbinkin77 is doing aswell, I have a M17xR3 that I am trying to revive, a Asus G73jh best buy edition with a i7 720 16gb of DDR3 and a 5870m, along with a destop with a i7 4770k, 32GB DDR3, Asus maximus hero board, EVGA GTX 970, with 2x 256gb SSDs in Raid 0, everything running Win 10 Pro, I am a recovering WoW Addict (Not really, just dont have the time anymore) from Upstate NY, currently my game time is spent playing Diablo 3, Arma 3 and the newest Destiny on PS4 and when it releases on PC I will play it there.

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