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almecho

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    Updated SSD Discussion

    We've seen a large number of Samsung SSD's from the 830's, 840 EVO/PRO and the 850EVO/PRO drive and they've been solid. The only thing I suggest is that you use the supplied software to set the over-provisioning space to at least 5% no matter which drive you use, and it's going to give solid performance at a really great price point. If you can afford the bit extra for a PRO, grab one, otherwise the EVO's are great (got an 840 EVO at 10% OP in both of my laptops)
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    [M11x R3] - BIOS A05 *unlocked*

    I'm pretty sure that the Nvidia GT540M on my M11Xr3 has died completely as it crashes the OS as soon as the driver tries to load, and it's definitely not due to an OS or driver issue. Does anyone know if this unlocked bios for the M11Xr3 will allow me to specifically disable the discrete Nvidia graphics card, and just leave the cpu's on-die gpu enabled instead?
  3. I've got an M11Xr3 here that I've had for some 3 and a half years, and have only repasted it once with Arctic Silver during that time as it was inexpensive and easy to get locally (small town) and that brought the temperatures back down to acceptable levels under reasonably loads as a desknote.
  4. I don't know that I've particular noticed if battery performance has improved or declined, but lack of full driver support could potentially be contributing to that as I haven't installed drivers for every single component of the laptop, and presumably not having those devices "fully active" might be saving some energy if they're not turned on.
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    Advice for a laptop with eGPU

    If we start seeing Thunderbolt3 support in some more mainstream laptops, then that gives a lot more flexibility for having a system cpu/ram/storage wise that is "good enough" to last through two or three different gpu upgrades and would make the economics of investing in the base hardware a lot more viable in the first place.
  6. I think that if you're not someone that needs to live on the "bleeding edge" of graphics card performance and don't need to replace your entire system all the time to "have the latest" then going the laptop route is fine. I've had an Alienware M11Xr3 for nearly 3 and a half years now and it's made a great all purpose desknote machine, so as long as whatever you buy meets your needs for both a laptop and usage on the desktop, then I see no reason why you can't have your cake and eat it too : )
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