Alienware M17x R4
17.3-inch FHD Display

Alienware M17x R4 (Early 2011)

  • Graphics: Upgradeable MXM 3.0b; single GPU
  • Processor: socket based 3rd generation Intel CPU (up to 2960XM)
  • AC Adapter: 180W standard for 75W GPUs; 240W is required for 100W GPUs
  • VGA Heatsink: standard 2-pipe (75W); 3-pipe (100W) is required for 100W GPUs
  • O/S Supported: Windows 7 and 8x and 10
  • BIOS Required: A12


    GTX 9xxM series >>> Windows 8.x and Win 10 only

    Windows 7 is not supported

    Alienware model M17x R4 LVDS 60Hz Optimus (Hybrid)
    System must be running in Optimus mode.
    120Hz only supported using Windows 8x in UEFI Mode
    60Hz is fully supported in Windows 8x

    Alienware M17x R4 eDP 120hz Discrete
    120Hz only supported using Windows 8x in UEFI Mode
    3D Vision is not supported

  • To use the 10 series cards you must be running in Optimus/Hybrid mode. You must also use the modified heatsink.
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    Base Configuration
      Services: UNLOCKED BIOS Update
      - Alienware M17x R4 Unlocked BIOS  [$120]
      Services: Customized Drivers
      - Customized GPU Drivers H/W ID specific  [$129]
      - Set of Drivers for specific laptop model  [$129]
      Services: Support Consultation w/ Technician
      - Support Consultation Session w/ Technician  [$89]
      Services: GPU Upgrade Full Service
      - GPU Upgrade Service; Includes shipping 2-ways, installation of GPU, Drivers, BIOS, Heatsink mods if required; Canada/US only  [$287]
      Primary GPU-1 Upgrade ** GPU Heatsink not included **
      - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M; 2GB DDR5; MXM 3.0b; 100W; Upgrade Kit with X-bracket, screws, thermal pads, ICD7 Thermal Paste  [$688]
      - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M; 4GB DDR5; MXM 3.0b; 100W; Upgrade Kit with X-bracket, screws, thermal pads, ICD7 Thermal Paste  [$712]
      - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770M; 3GB DDR5; MXM 3.0b; 75W; Upgrade Kit with X-bracket, screws, thermal pads, ICD7 Thermal Paste  [$574]
      - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 880M; 8GB DDR5; MXM 3.0b; 100W; Upgrade Kit with X-bracket, screws, thermal pads, ICD7 Thermal Paste  [$632]
      - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M; 6GB DDR5; MXM 3.0b; 100W; Upgrade Kit with X-bracket, screws, thermal pads, ICD7 Thermal Paste  [$496]
      - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M; 8GB DDR5; MXM 3.0b; 100W  [$839]
      - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M; 6GB DDR5; MXM 3.0b; 80W; Upgrade Kit with X-bracket, screws, thermal pads, ICD7 Thermal Paste  [$556]
      - 6GB GDDR5; NVIDIA GTX 1060; 1280 CUDA; N17E-G1; 82x105mm; MXM 3.1   [$499]
      - 4GB GDDR5; NVIDIA Quadro M4000M; N16E-Q3; MXM 3.0b; 28nm; 100W   [$1356]
      - NVIDIA 8GB GDDR5; NVIDIA Quadro K5100M (N15E-Q5); MXM 3.0b; 100W; Upgrade Kit with X Bracket, screws, thermal pads and Paste  [$2076]
      - 4GB DDR5; AMD Radeon HD8970M; MXM 3.0b; 100W  [$476]
      Extra X-bracket / GPU Supporter
      - GPU Spreader / X-Bracket for MXM 3.0b AMD GPUs w/screws  [$55]
      - GPU Spreader / X-Bracket for MXM 3.0b/3.1 NVIDIA GTX and Quadro w/ screws  [$55]
      Set of screws for X-Bracket/GPU Supporter
      - Set of screws for X-Bracket/GPU Supporter  [$19]
      GPU-1 Heatsink (Primary)
      - Alienware M17 R4 Heatsink modified for GTX 1060/1070 MXM3 (82x105mm)  [$199]
      - Alienware M17x R3/4 Primary GPU Heatsink, 3-pipe; 100W; 0J9H7X  [$199]
      Primary GPU / VGA Fan
      - Alienware M17x R4 Primary GPU Fan; 0THPDJ  [$79]
      Extra Thermal Pads
      - Set of thermal pads for NVIDIA based MXM3 GPUs  [$20]
      - Set of thermal pads for AMD based MXM3 GPUs  [$20]
      Thermal Paste for GPU/CPU
      - Thermal Grizzly KRYONAULT for CPU/GPU; 1 Tube 1gram  [$47]
      - IC Diamond Thermal Paste ICD7; 2 Tubes x 1.5grams  [$40]
      - IC Diamond Thermal Paste ICD7; 1 Tube; 1.5grams  [$20]
      Bottom Case Screws - 1 Set
      - Bottom Case Screws - 1 Set - Model Specific  [$39]

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    Accessories
      DC Cable for 780W AC Adapter
      - DC Cable for Alienware laptops (AW Chip ID built in) 110cm / 3.6ft   [$159]
      AC Adapter
      - 330W AC Adapter; 100-240V; 50-60Hz; DC 19.5V @ 16.9A; 4pin round plug  [$183]
      - 780W AC Adapter; 110V-250V Auto Switching; 325x110x40mm; 3lbs/1.3kg; without DC cable  [$239]
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