Alienware 18 (R3)
18-inch FHD Display

Alienware 18 (R3) (Mid 2013)

  • Graphics: Upgradeable MXM 3.0b; 2x slots; supports SLI and CF; up to 100W per GPU
  • Processor: socket based 4th generation Intel CPU (up to 4980HQ)
  • AC Adapter: 330W standard for all GPUs
  • VGA Heatsink: standard 2-pipe (75W); 3-pipe (100W) is required for 100W GPUs
  • O/S Supported: Windows 7,8x and 10
  • BIOS Required: A10 (unlocked)


    GTX 9xxM series is supported only in Windows 8x/10 UEFI Mode (BIOS A12); SLI is supported

    GTX 9xxM series is NOT SUPPORTED in Windows 7

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    Can I install a GTX 970m or GTX 980m Video Card into my Alienware 18 (R3)
    Jun 01, 2015

    Yes you can but...You MUST be running Windows 8 or 8.1

    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

    If you have any questions or would like some assistance with your upgrade, please fill in this Support Request Form and our Support team would be happy to assist you!

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