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Strange enough to see this thread again, why is everyone here to tank on restoration? Not everything has to be a logical decision.

So it seems the QX9300 was outside the budget? bummer lol, look forward to seeing this project in its prime!
    
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Right after the M9750 The M17-R1 came out in 2008, then I think around late 2009 early 2010 dell bought Alienware then the M17x lineup came out. so technically this machine is the very last 17 inch laptop alienware ever made. I don't have 4 audio jacks, the M17 has a very similar chassis to the M9750 but the motherboard is different. M17 was made for ATI graphics while the M9750 is the Nvidia flavor. I think you could upgrade your laptop to the 9800M's, but you'll have to look into that. upgrading video cards in these old machines are very tricky.

yeah I found a web-site a couple years ago that had graphics card upgrades but I don't use mine much anymore
and I don't use it for gaming anymore. I do know my Graphics card can be removed easy enough as I have taken it apart
before too clean dust out and mine also has a couple small fans inside and a large copper heatsink and fan for the graphics
card. worse thing about mine is if you have it set too performance mode the battery is dead in 30mins and I just replaced my
battery a few months ago, the power supply for mine is huge and you have too make sure it's sitting on something solid and
on it's rubber pads as it gets hot, the psu is almost as big as my Corsair AX1200 in my tower physical size anyway not power.
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Strange enough to see this thread again, why is everyone here to tank on restoration? Not everything has to be a logical decision.

So it seems the QX9300 was outside the budget? bummer lol, look forward to seeing this project in its prime!
actually I haven't bought the processor yet, just all the panels so far. I've been eyeballing a QX9300 on ebay. made the dude an offer for $180 so well see what happens. few years ago it was a $1000 processor drool.gif
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yeah I found a web-site a couple years ago that had graphics card upgrades but I don't use mine much anymore
and I don't use it for gaming anymore. I do know my Graphics card can be removed easy enough as I have taken it apart
before too clean dust out and mine also has a couple small fans inside and a large copper heatsink and fan for the graphics
card. worse thing about mine is if you have it set too performance mode the battery is dead in 30mins and I just replaced my
battery a few months ago, the power supply for mine is huge and you have too make sure it's sitting on something solid and
on it's rubber pads as it gets hot, the psu is almost as big as my Corsair AX1200 in my tower physical size anyway not power.

yeah, I've decided to completely scrap the idea of a new battery... these laptops are pretty much a full on desktop. M17 battery dies in about 10 minutes without the charger. batteries are way expensive. around $150 and that's for a refurb. you have to send the battery in and they take it apart and put in new lithium ion cells. unless you can find an original but those won't hold a charge.
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actually I haven't bought the processor yet, just all the panels so far. I've been eyeballing a QX9300 on ebay. made the dude an offer for $180 so well see what happens. few years ago it was a $1000 processor drool.gif
yeah, I've decided to completely scrap the idea of a new battery... these laptops are pretty much a full on desktop. M17 battery dies in about 10 minutes without the charger. batteries are way expensive. around $150 and that's for a refurb. you have to send the battery in and they take it apart and put in new lithium ion cells. unless you can find an original but those won't hold a charge.

I got lucky then as I found my battery brand new for $80.00. my original battery was so worn out it would only run for 2mins.
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I got lucky then as I found my battery brand new for $80.00. my original battery was so worn out it would only run for 2mins.
yup some of these replacement parts are pure robbery. 150 is the cheapest I have found... for a "rebuild"
http://www.laptopbatteryexpress.com/AlienWare-5600-5620-Laptop-Battery-p/awa-57.htm?gclid=CM-__ufTt7UCFWyCQgod1zEAPA&gdftrk=gdfV22226_a_7c1247_a_7c6912_a_7cAWA_d_57
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http://www.ztronics.com/parts-by-brand/alienware/alienware-m17-r1/alienware-area-51-m9750-9700-m17-r1-battery.html

here is where i bought mine, their out of stock but now their less than what i paid.mad.gif
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http://www.ilaptopbattery.com/dell-alienware-aurora-m9750-battery.htm


yours is the same as mine. here is one for 120 bucks.
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nice find.. but I will probably just wait until ztronics gets them in stock, if they ever do. not too concerned about a battery though, especially with all the power draining parts I'll be putting in this beast.
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I thought this laptop will fit the 5870m in CF.
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I thought this laptop will fit the 5870m in CF.
No, that is the M17x which has MXM 3.0b If I recall correctly.
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