Alienware M17x R2 (2010)
17.3-inch FHD Display

  • Graphics: Upgradeable MXM 3.0b; 2x slots; supports SLI and CF; up to 100W per GPU
  • Processor: socket based 1st generation Intel CPU (up to 840QM)
  • AC Adapter: 150W standard for 75W GPUs; 240W is required for 100W GPUs
  • VGA Heatsink: standard 2-pipe heatsink for all Video cards
  • O/S Supported: Windows 7 and 8x and 10
  • BIOS Required: A09 (unlocked)

    ATI HD7970M runs very well but has the following limitations...

    HDMI does not work.
    Fans require manual control

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    How do I find the Hardware ID in my Alienware? I need it to load the correct drivers.
    Sep 01, 2016

    The drivers are based on the specific Machine ID of the system.
    To find your Machine ID please do the following:
    1/ Go to Device Manager
    2/ Select the GPU (in Windows 7 it will be listed as “Standard VGA Adapter”, in Windows 8.x or Windows 10 it will be listed as “Microsoft Display Adapter”)
    3/ Double click on it and select the 3rd tab labeled Details
    4/ Select the second item from the drop down menu labeled Hardware IDS
    5/ The end of the second line will list the machine ID, as the last set of numbers.

    Who do I contact to get some help with my Alienware Notebook upgrades?
    May 30, 2015

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