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check out which PLL chip you have, all the instructions are in that thread, when you figure that out, then you just have to decide how you want to do it. if you have the ICS 9LPRS387 its a piece of cake, if you have the SLG 8SP556V, its a little harder, but you still can do it, just wont be as easy. get setfsb to see which PLL chip you got.
I'll read on it. Thanks for the info

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Heya!
I got a M14x a few months back but I haven't used it all to much. Way heavier than my usual surfer. Anyways, I want to take the optical drive out and put an SSD in. Has anyone here done this? Sorry if it has been brought up before. I did a quick search and didn't find anything.
Welcome welcome

If you do figure it out; post it over I'm sure others wouldn't mind knowing
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Heya!
I got a M14x a few months back but I haven't used it all to much. Way heavier than my usual surfer. Anyways, I want to take the optical drive out and put an SSD in. Has anyone here done this? Sorry if it has been brought up before. I did a quick search and didn't find anything.
I personally haven't taken mine apart, but there is a nice guide over at the notebookreview forums
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I personally haven't taken mine apart, but there is a nice guide over at the notebookreview forums
I can vouch for this, there's a great guide on what you need and how to convert your optical bay into an additional HDD or SSD bay.

Welcome to the new-comers, I've added you all to the OP!
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Add me - M18x...

Pics to follow, once the replacement arrives. Graphics card went pop after 9 days!

Quite a few issues with customer services, but after a lot of teeth pulling I'm getting a new M18x with free upgrade to the CPU and a blueray player for free... So shouldnt moan?

Anyone else had problems with Alienware customer services or problems with their brand-new laptop?

Nice to meet you all!
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Yup; they gave me free upgrades too.
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What did you get free upgrades for? Which upgrades did you get? Think I squeezed them for enough extra as at the end they did say this was the last offer or they would have no other choice but to refund my £££...
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Well I have an m11x, so slightly less upgrades available.
They bumped my RAM & hard drive to max (non-ssd) options.
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So, the finanacing options are more affordable for me currently instead of dumping the money into a full rig. My thoughts are at the 60-70mth range. Would it be better for a lappy or a desktop?
    
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I can vouch for this, there's a great guide on what you need and how to convert your optical bay into an additional HDD or SSD bay.

Welcome to the new-comers, I've added you all to the OP!
I have already taken it apart once just to check things out. The optical drive is a zero insertion force ribbon cable, not sata. I need to find a ribbon to sata conversion cable someplace, and I am thinking ebay might be the only option.
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So, the finanacing options are more affordable for me currently instead of dumping the money into a full rig. My thoughts are at the 60-70mth range. Would it be better for a lappy or a desktop?
I'm always very eery about financing, they charge ~29%/yearly (here in Canada at least) and you end up paying a lot more than it's worth.

I wouldn't buy a desktop from them, you can make your own for cheaper. Also if you're low on cash, you can always get used parts (that's what 80% of my sig rig contains).

If you want to go for a laptop; then what size you're looking for? There are quite a few of them
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