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maybe look and see if their are verifiable torrents?
official alienware links are dead... no torrents I could find. I guess it is also called "w841 b14"

http://support.alienware.com/Support_Pages/Restricted_Downloads/Mobile/M17/Bios/Alienware_M17_B10_Bios.zip
http://support.alienware.com/Support_Pages/Restricted_Downloads/Mobile/M17/Bios/M17_B13_Bios.iso
http://support.alienware.com/Support_Pages/Restricted_Downloads/Mobile/M17/Bios/M17_B14_Bios.iso

even rapidshare links, all down..
https://rapidshare.com/#!download|0|244388770|M17_B14_Bios.iso
http://www.sendspace.com/file/la98ar
http://rghost.net/42112333

terrible luck lol.... that last link the file was still there, until December.
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Wasnt Origin PC a part of alienware or related in some sort? maybe one of them was sentimental and still has a copy? lol
    
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Check the crew over at forum.notebookreview.com and see what they got... if they can help. Tis what I do.
     
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thanks guys, was having a panic attack lmao, I was looking at notebookreview forums, but finally after hours of googling I found the B14 bios, and a modded B14 bios that I think allows for SLI. what an adventure. made a mirror and uploaded the file here
http://www.mediafire.com/?cng8idr685eqyb3

Zfactor bios is for those with x9100 and qx9300 CPU's if it is used with any other cpu on this laptop it causes stuttering and hinders performance. any other duo or quad must use the b14. confusing old technology
Edited by HK_47 - 3/1/13 at 8:30am
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lol looks very similar to what people had done to their M11x's Though I like this a lot better, more breathing room
    
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lol looks very similar to what people had done to their M11x's Though I like this a lot better, more breathing room
yeah, one tiny fan to cool both GPU's just isn't enough. during gaming the thing goes into high rev, can't imagine how hot 4850's would get in this rig. extra copper is a must have.

EDIT:
Again here is the Cinebench, did 2 more runs with B14 and it is clearly superior. Zfactor made my machine stutter.


these heatsinks should work. 5mm tall?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/8Pcs-Memory-Copper-Heat-Sink-For-DDR-DDR2-DDR3-RAM-12mm-x-13mm-x-5mm-/120820119736?pt=US_Memory_Chipset_Cooling&hash=item1c2170b8b8


http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-8pcs-Copper-Heat-Sink-Heatsinks-Cooler-For-PC-Computer-DDR-DDR2-Memory-RAM-/370683737266?pt=US_Memory_Chipset_Cooling&hash=item564e78f4b2
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Any additional copper will help disperse the heat, take a look into the shims if you need you need to squeeze a few C off
    
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Now THAT is a mod. biggrin.gif

I'm kinda stoked about this. ^.^
     
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post #160 of 174
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yup I was looking at the shims too. I think I'm going to order both of those heatsink packs, along with shims, thermal padding, and thermal paste. then I'll have to figure out the case mod part because I don't own a dremel tool, and I don't plan on spending a bunch of money on one just for this mod lol
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