test

Search results

  1. MattyB

    Hi Yall!

    Welcome!
  2. MattyB

    Recommendations for better performance/upgrades?

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/USED-NVIDIA-GEFORCE-GTX-1060-6-GB-Founders-Edition-Graphics-Card/184431661074?hash=item2af0fbd012:g:skYAAOSwO5xfUZt1
  3. MattyB

    Recommendations for better performance/upgrades?

    The Founders Edition is usually the way to go. There is also an Asus Turbo GTX 1060 that I believe was a blower card
  4. MattyB

    Recommendations for better performance/upgrades?

    The obvious upgrade is the GPU. A decent upgrade if you're gaming at 1080p is a GTX 1060. It is suggested to get a 'blower' style card that pushes the hot air out the back rather than the dual fan style cards that keep the hot air inside. The issues with the X51 are the power limitations and...
  5. MattyB

    Big performance drop

    It definitely sounds like throttling. Have you used a temp monitor to see what is going on? It could be worth repasting your CPU and GPU but I have zero experience with the 51M so maybe it's something else. Maybe ask the folks at NotebookReview as there are a lot of 51M users over there...
  6. MattyB

    M14x R2 x Windows 10

    I've just rebuilt a few M14x's with Windows 10 and they look really good with the 1600x900 display. Windows 10 should auto install the display drivers so I'm surprised that you're having issues. For the R2 model the display drivers are; Intel -...
  7. MattyB

    First Alienware Purchase, Score or Fail?

    Welcome! No matter what you do with it, it was a great score for $100. I have no experience with these older desktops but there are a few guys on here who know what they're talking about. If it has all the original parts then you're in really good shape. The hardest part is finding spares for these
  8. MattyB

    M14x R2 x Windows 10

    No that one is for newer laptops. I've never messed around with using the AlienFX during gameplay so I'm probably now much help sorry.
  9. MattyB

    M14x R2 x Windows 10

    I've just rebuilt an M14x R1 with Windows 10 and the AlienFX works great. Which version of Command Center are you using?
  10. MattyB

    WANTED: Alienware M14x

    I've recently picked up an M14x R1 and an R2. They are fun little machines and I have been doing some respray mods on them. The R1 I have resprayed a deep gloss red and I'm currently doing the R2 a gloss orange. I'm also waiting on another R2 to arrive which is completely dead so it will...
  11. MattyB

    M14x R2 x Windows 10

    Older games can have some trouble with Win10 especially the older CD based games. Yes there are a few drivers that aren't compatible and I have had some issues with the Alienware OSD driver on my M18x so I decided to just leave it uninstalled. Windows 10 will Auto-install as many drivers as it...
  12. MattyB

    Mini DisplayPort or HDMI, Alienware 17 R1

    Your machine should still be in the Dell Support database. I have a bunch of 17 R1's and they're all in there as well as some of my even older laptops like the M15x. Not really sure about your question though as I've never used the DisplayPort. On laptops with Optimus, the iGFX will usually run...
  13. MattyB

    Alienware 17 R1 - Upgrade Plans and Suggestions?

    Just note that if you decide to upgrade the display then it's best to find the whole assembly with the lid and camera included. For some reason it seems that the camera in the 120Hz assembly is different to that in the 60hz so if you just buy the 120Hz panel then you'll lose webcam function, if...
  14. MattyB

    Alienware 17 R1 - Upgrade Plans and Suggestions?

    Well one guy has the RTX 5000 working in the 18 and it's almost identical to the 17 R1, only bigger. Another guy on the Dell Community forum says he has a Clevo RTX 2080 working in his 18 but I don't really believe him as him as he won't post any pictures or how he did it. For now I'd suggest...
  15. MattyB

    Alienware 17 R1 - Upgrade Plans and Suggestions?

    You have the 17 R1. In some countries it was also called the M17x R5 so some of them have M17x stickers on the bottom......yes very confusing from Dell. The 4800 is a pretty decent CPU but you may find a small performance increase with a 4900/4910MQ. If you want the max performance then I'd...
  16. MattyB

    Alienware M18x R2 - GTX 1070

    The M18x was a fantastic machine in its day. Unfortunately the PC world moves very fast and the technology becomes outdated. The M18x R1 is limited to what can be upgraded and the best GPU's you can put in it are the GTX 780M or 880M (I prefer the 780M). The M18x R2 is not limited like the R1 is...
  17. MattyB

    Alienware 17 R1 - Upgrade Plans and Suggestions?

    You shouldn't have to. There should be a sticker on the fan that either tells you the Dell part# or the CFM rating. I'm pretty sure the 17 had the higher output fan which was 10 or 11 CFM. There was a weaker fan available that was only 3 or 4 CFM. Can't remember the exact numbers.
  18. MattyB

    Alienware 17 R1 - Upgrade Plans and Suggestions?

    Happy to help anytime. If you decide to go ahead then I can easily mod the driver for you and put it in a Dropbox link or you can use a guide or YouTube video to try to do it yourself. You also need to make sure your GPU heatsink has 3 pipes. The 2 pipe heatsink will not cool the card enough...
  19. MattyB

    Alienware 17 R1 - Upgrade Plans and Suggestions?

    Hello. The adapters are measured in Watts and the 240W adapter should be enough for your 17 but if you're using one of the higher end CPU's (i7 4900/4910/4930/4940) then you may want to grab a 330W adapter. Personally I'd go for the 330W just to be sure. There were 3 display options available...
  20. MattyB

    Discrete Graphics Constantly Disappearing

    Ok good luck. Keep us posted.
Top