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  1. At 47W with fixed TDP it might run 4.4GHz at idle, but it won't hold those clocks with all cores fully loaded. It will throttle to stock non-turbo clock speeds under full load because 47W is at least half of what it needs to run at that speed on all cores under load. You might be able to run one or two cores that way at 47W, but doing that is pretty much worthless. It will behave much like the Alienware 17 and 18 did using stock BIOS settings without cranking up the power with XTU, which is unacceptable.

    with throttlestop we can adjust current to CPU so it should be fine no?


  2. The only problem is the fact that the "top end" BGA CPU is 47W fixed TDP piece of garbage. It's nowhere even remotely close to having the performance capacity of a Mobile Extreme CPU.

    quad core turbo only to 3.6ghz, thats a disappointment. it is basically the only way they can keep CPU cool with 2 heatpipes which is again shared with GPU, also one 350 watt PSU could be enough for this also cause of the lower clocked CPU. if its really socketed CPU then unfortunately I will not purchase until it's phasing out, in like 3-4 years for collection purposes only. i have a very strong feeling this is tilting the worst way possible that all future mobile CPU will be like this either extreme edition or not it'll all be BGA. gotta cross my finger and wait for clevo's brilliant idea for Desktop CPU in mobile sector. best part about desktop CPU is that they usually require much lower voltage to get to higher clock, and larger surface of IHS for heat dissipation, except it has crap tim under it.

    come on clevo, release x99 haswell E already, or x101 or something with skylake E


  3. Not bad for a single GPU machine. I just cannot be happy with a machine using only one GPU. I've tried, and it's never good enough. I always know that two will be far more awesome and I end up being discontent because of performance I know I am missing.

    If I didn't need a good place to use my 980M SLI, I would hold out for an X99 5960X 980M SLI replacement for the P570MW3.

    you think clevo is making one with x99 chipset? i hope they do one so later on Broadwell E will fit nicely into the laptop, with metal chassis of course. also 4980HQ really is soldered BGA? what the hell such a good looking machine all gone to waste in an instant because of 1 soldered GPU.


  4. lol i am the one currently owning his laptop. the matte screen is legit and non reflect alright. i had to do something about the bezel though. overall great asset to alienware and i'd say its must have compared to reflective display. also, loving his custom bezel alienware logo.


  5. Yeah, I couldn't believe that such a thin cable could run at SATAIII speeds without issue.

    I think there is all of probably one laptop that had switchable mSATA <-> mPCIe (in the same slot), thus I mentioned it. But yeah, I greatly doubt I can do so here. I only know I have 1 mPCIe and 1 mSATA. The reason I'm thinking it might be switchable is that in the m14x R1 the other slot is for WiDi. I'd have to investigate further. I'd love to put dual 2.5" HDDs in here though. (run mSATA -> SATA). I could always use the space.

    you could be correct. iirc m17x R3 WIHD slot seems to be both USB and PCI. to my knowledge its different wiring/circuits and how it is powered and most company don't bother to add compatibility to them.


  6. This seems like it would be awesome for this. Super flexible and thin SATA cable.

    SilverStone Technology Co., Ltd.- CP11

    The free slot is mSATA in the R2 (which I just upgraded to today @@!). Not sure if it is switchable to be mPCIe, I'd have to look, but I doubt it.

    what a great find, that is even a tad smaller than the one im using, amazing!!

    the msata slot in m18x R2 uses sata line, if your m14x msata slot can run a msata SSD, then its will not work with mPCIE card. wifi internet card is a mPCIE card. another thing is even though you purchase something and title says msata mPCIE card etc etc, they are only talking about the port and size. msata SSD card will NOT work in mini pcie slot that runs PCI or USB lane same for opposite. USB for USB, mPCIE for PCI, msata for msata...


  7. How well do those RAID cards work, how easy is the setup? Must the two drives be in RAID 0 mode or can they be in JBOD. I doubt JBOD since you are only connected via one SATA port, but just wondering.

    You could get those fancy WD Black^2 drives :D

    I wonder if I can triple stack of drives in my M14x. If I use SSDs they can probably quite easily be stacked like that.

    I don't know about m14x cause of the limited space. do you have two mPCIE ports in m14x? if you did then just need to check if they those slots run on USB or mPCIE lanes. the picture you see there is not a raid card its just a gen 2.0 mPCIE to sata card (card act as a bridge) which is why half length msata SSD will not work in that slot. that 90 degree angled sata thin cable goes into optical bay where I have another similar green half length card and that one is a raid card, which can go raid 1,0 and SPAN. no JBOD because no port multiplier on original mPCIE slot.

    get a couple power splitter it'll be a real tight fit to get all in ODD area. but if it just two HDD it should work out pretty well.

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  8. Your scores are better than mine, still if you want to try XMP 2000MHz 9-10-10-27 (windows, Photoshop, Premeire Pro etc. better than 2133MHz 10-11-11-31) XMP Enhancer -> Templates -> XMP templates -> Import templates from file -> set XMP_2000MHz_9_10_10_27.emp - first copy XMP profile settings 'Custom profile' then set XMP 1 (1.5V) F10

    You'll be able to switch from XMP to custom/default settings when benchmarking.

    why is 2000mhz 9-10-10 better for windows photoshop etc than 2133mhz 10-11-11? is it on CAS alone?


  9. i think a few posts above there is the link to the complete teardown video?

    as well if you google "m18x-r2 service manual" one of the first links appearing is the manual for the m18x-r2 containing information on how to remove / take apart / replace everything on and in the machine.. ftp://ftp.dell.com/Manuals/all-products/esuprt_laptop/esuprt_alienware_laptops/alienware-m18x-r2_owner%27s%20manual_EN-US.pdf

    service manual doesnt have tear down for the display as they sold entire display as one piece. regardless thanks for the help, i have found ways to disassemble it!


  10. dual 2.5" HDD bay in optical drive area

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    look at drive 2, JMB352-raid 0. it gets picked up by intel 7 series raid controller but it doesnt appear in the bios though

    i had to file a tiny thin layer of interior bottom chassis to get two 7mm hdds to fit, didn't bother to make a new bracket for it. two 5mm should fit and still have space left, two 7mm without modding chassis would be a real tight fit and might end up tilting the daughterboard a tiny bit by 1 to 2 mm. raid board i got off ebay provides JBOD, Raid 0 and 1 I think. JBOD not working maybe cause port multiplier not working on optical drive cable. raid 0 performance at around 230mb/s 220mb/s read/write so for HDD its good.

    raid card: http://www.ebay.com/itm/SATA-to-Dual-SATA-RAID-0-Device-Adapter-w-Mounting-Kit-/280719990939?pt=US_Drive_Cables_dapters&hash=item415c37209b

    13pin to 22pin sata: http://www.ebay.com/itm/261184737920?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649

    thats total of five 2.5" HDD/SSD and one msata in m18xR2 or four 2.5" HDD in m18xR1!

    going for a 5x 2.5" and 2x msata in the R2 soon..

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