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  1. Does anyone happen to know if the EPROM chip in the 240W PSUs from the m17x-R2 can be extracted/de-soldered and placed inside of the 330W PSU to override the "unsupported adapter" errors when powering up the R2 w/o the 240W? From the research that I've been doing, both use the 1-Wire Design from Maxim Innovation. But what I cannot find are the internal pictures and schematics of the 330W PSU to even contemplate this as a viable mod. Ideally, I'd like to have a lighter option than 2 x 240W PSUs to power my R2. Thanks guys.
  2. Since we didn't have one yet, this is it. I'll update this post with the newest driver releases, bios mods and news for the R2. Please keep all M17x-R2 owner posts confined to this thread if possible. System Files (Dell OEM) Download Links System Bios Bios A10 Chipset Intel Ibex Peak PCH Chipset Audio IDT 92HD73C1 Audio -, A03 Media Card Ricoh R5U230 -, A00 Infrared Receiver ITE IT8512 CIR Receiver -, A00 Touchpad Synaptics TouchPad -, A04 Bluetooth Dell Wireless 370 Bluetooth Minicard -, A02-1 Dell Wireless 1520 Dell Wireless WLAN 1520 Half MiniCard -, A04 Intel Wireless 6300 Intel WiFi Link 6300 - 13.0, A00 Intel Gigabit Ethernet Intel 825xx Gigabit Platform LAN Network Device -, A01 Intel Rapid Storage (HDD) Intel Rapid Storage Technology -, A00 Free Fall Sensor ST Microelectronics DE351DL Free Fall Sensor -, A01 AMD 5870M Display AMD Mobility Radeon HD5870 - 8.763-100810a-104118C-Dell, A01 AMD 5870M VBios AMD Mobility Radeon HD5870 - 13B96101.104, A01 Alienware OSD Alienware OSD Application - 1.13, A03 Alienware Command Center Alienware Command Center -, A07 Alienware Wallpapers Alienware Wallpapers - A01 Alienware GUISE custom theme Custom Desktop Themes - A-02 Alienguise Theme Combo-Win7
  3. I've got the 6970M inside the M17x-R2 right now and am typing from it. Unfortunately, the same problems that plagued Ichime are also present with the Dell 6970M, namely the lack of GPU bios fan control (it stays at a single speed) and thus needs hwinfo32 to spin it up. So for now, I'm taking stock benchmark runs (vantage, 3dmark 11, batman arkham asylum, metro2033). After that the GPU is going back in the R3. The results will be made available in the up coming R3 review. I'll post a teaser pic here for you guys in an hour or so.
  4. Well we know some places don't allow this kind of discussion but this is Tech|Inferno, not only do we allow it, we encourage it! So I'll start first: M17x-R2 Pros: Dual 5870M is still FASTER than a single 6970M in most cases M17x-R2 RGB LED can't be matched The 920/940xm + TS combo beats a 2820qm and there is no 2920xm for R3 currently. Construction: Aluminum vs Trojan Rubber. 'Nuff said. Unlocked bios by TheWiz and possible GPU upgrades coming ala Crossfire 6970M. Has been around longer and is now a very stable system. You can grab it cheap on the Dell outlet. Better touch panel. IMO looks better than R3. M17x-R2 Cons: Older chipset + CPU architecture No official 6970M love from Dell Slightly heavier M17x-R3 Pros Sandy Bridge + Cougar Point (once it's revised haha) Newer design that may appeal to some. Lighter than R2 and thinner. Soft Touch Rubber 120 Hz 3D display technology Extended battery life thanks to graphics switching tech (optimius + amd manual switching) Low starting price M17x-R3 Cons: Soft touch rubber flakes off - rut roh! It has been reported that the CPU throttles (DaneGRClose can confirm this) No RGB LED No dual card support So there you have it, that's my list and my overall preference goes to the R2. R3 would have been in my sig if it had dual card support despite it's inferior build quality and lack of RGB LED. Don't like my reasons? Well bring it!
  5. I would like to upgrade ram on my m17xr2 from 4gb to 8gb, Here is the ram that I found on ebay: SAMSUNG DDR3 1333 8GB (2x4GB) SO-DIMM Alienware M17x (eBay item 300509592881 end time 28-Feb-11 11:53:48 AEDST) : Computers Networking The question is this a good brand/price for our m17x? any suggestions please.
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