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Windows 7: Alienware M15x help please


30 Mar 2011   #1

 
Alienware M15x help please

hello guys, I'm a noobie-noob asking a noobietubie question

Can I upgrade my graphic card on my alienware laptop?

reason asking is some guys say it's possible, some say it isn't.

Ty and sorry for asking a noob question.


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30 Mar 2011   #2

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

For your notebook, it's possible.

According to the manual for the M15x it uses discrete graphics cards:

MXM 3.0 Type B compliant cards with individual power budget of 35W and 65W


You probably won't find an upgrade card in a shop, though, unlike graphics cards for desktops.
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30 Mar 2011   #3

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobkn View Post
For your notebook, it's possible.

According to the manual for the M15x it uses discrete graphics cards:

MXM 3.0 Type B compliant cards with individual power budget of 35W and 65W


You probably won't find an upgrade card in a shop, though, unlike graphics cards for desktops.
So thats a no
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30 Mar 2011   #4

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Scarface1zn View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobkn View Post
For your notebook, it's possible.

According to the manual for the M15x it uses discrete graphics cards:

MXM 3.0 Type B compliant cards with individual power budget of 35W and 65W


You probably won't find an upgrade card in a shop, though, unlike graphics cards for desktops.
So thats a no
Not entirely. You might be able to get a better card from Alienware (Dell), or even from eBay.

Whether it'd be worth the money is another question.
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30 Mar 2011   #5

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobkn View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Scarface1zn View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobkn View Post
For your notebook, it's possible.

According to the manual for the M15x it uses discrete graphics cards:

MXM 3.0 Type B compliant cards with individual power budget of 35W and 65W


You probably won't find an upgrade card in a shop, though, unlike graphics cards for desktops.
So thats a no
Not entirely. You might be able to get a better card from Alienware (Dell), or even from eBay.

Whether it'd be worth the money is another question.

It would be like half the price of the laptop hay?

So i won't be able to fit one of these babies to my laptop?
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01 May 2011   #6

 

guys I still need help

would this work? I want to upgrade my processor M11x processor upgrade

method
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01 May 2011   #7

 
 

you have installed the gtx 460m 1.5gb, why you would wish to upgrade this on a laptop is a tad beyond me, the dell site doesn't offer options for it either so you can't opt out or upgrade from purchasing.

given the options you can go from the i3 to an i7, the question is which did you go for?

now dell prices shoot right up for either of the i7's 500 and 1000 respectivly, i gotta be honest at those prices i'd much sooner build a new desktop and use that laptop for traveling.

the thing is when you buy a notebook you should have been made aware of the upgrade restrictions before you paid for it, they aren't designed with upgrades in mind while some claim they can the parts aren't readily available.

dell don't offer the parts on there site either but there may be other methods of getting them, however given the cost involved i'd only go through reputable sources.

the link you provided above isn't exactly encouraging, while i know many laptops have removable cpu's and some older acers have full blown 775 sockets as if they came straight off a desktop motherboard i don't know if other cpu's would even work in the slot.

what you have to bare in mind is the motherboard may not support different cpu's, for example i3 to i7 probably won't work neither would i3 to i5, so you may be stuck with the top end of your cpu range depending on what it is.
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