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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    Base Configuration
      Services: UNLOCKED BIOS Upgrade w/ BIOS flash instructions
      - Alienware M17x R2 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  [$688]
      - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675M; 2GB DDR5; MXM 3.0b; 75W  [$645]
      - 1GB DDR5; AMD Radeon HD5870M; MXM 3.0b; 75W  [$316]
      - 2GB DDR5; AMD Radeon HD69900M; MXM 3.0b; 100W  [$476]
      Secondary GPU-2 Upgrade **GPU Heatsink not included **
      - AMD Radeon HD69900M; 2GB DDR5; MXM 3.0b; 100W  [$476]
      - AMD Radeon HD5870M; 1GB DDR5; MXM 3.0b; 75W  [$316]
      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]
      Primary GPU / VGA Fan
      - Alienware M17x Primary Fan; 04K1MM  [$79]
      GPU Cables (SLI / CrossFire) for dual GPUs
      - Crossfire Cable - Universal  [$52]
      - SLI CABLE - ALIENWARE M17X R2  [$52]
      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]
      Bottom Case Screws - 1 Set
      - Bottom Case Screws - 1 Set - Model Specific  [$39]