Hello by an M17xR4 owner


New Member
Jul 6, 2016
Affi (VR)
Hi everybody,

My name is Diego, i'm from Italy, i'm 26, i've a Math degree, i'm a COBOL programmer and on March 2013 i bought a laptop M17xR4.
The standard configuration was:

- Processor: 3rd Generation Intel Core i7-3740QM (6MB Cache, up to 3.7GHz w/ Turbo Boost 2.0)
- Graphic cards: 2GB GDDR5 AMD Radeon HD 7970M and Intel HD Graphics 4000
- RAM: 12288MB 1600MHz Dual Channel DDR3 (2x2GB + 2x4GB )
- Hard Drives : 750GB 7,200 RPM + 32GB mSATA Caching SSD
- Display : 17.3" WideFHD (1920 x 1080) WLED LCD

After exactly 1 year the motherboard failed ( on the boot the display remained dark and continuously released an acoustic signal), fortunately for italy the guarantee is of 2 year and then they changed the motherboard freely.
A month ago i bought a new SAMSUNG 850 PRO 512GB SSD because on the 32GB SSD there was not enough space for all the updates of OS (WIN 7 64), the new SSD is working very well, i suggest all of you to buy it if you need (remember to buy the SATAIII connector adapter, 9.99$ on Amazon with free shipping ;))
Some days ago the ATI graphic card failed (blue screen with error on atikmpag.sys), i tried everything to solve the problem but there was nothing to do, graphic card definetly failed; at this point i opted to buy a 4GB NVIDIA 780M that will arrive soon (i hope :p) so i'll also do an upgrade.

Hoping having not annoyed all of you.