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Okay well I just got a alienware aurora (mistake I know) but I guess I have some problems.

I have no clue what motherboard it has, I don't no if I can even upgrade processors, and no clue if I can overclock either.

anyone have aurora and no if you can do these things?
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post #2 of 25
what problems do you have? not being able to upgrade the CPU isn't an issue, it is a limation. You can always just get a new motherboard when you want to upgrade.
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Well, the good thing is that you will be able to upgrade the CPU. However, not knowing which motherboard is inside is definitely a roadblock. So, let's check with CPU-Z first and see where it gets us:

http://www.cpuid.com/cpuz.php

When you open it up, switch to the Mainboard tab and take a screenshot using Alt+Print Screen, and then save it as a .PNG. But, upload it of course!

(I don't know if you can overclock this system)
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250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:\) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:\) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
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post #4 of 25
cpuz can tell you what mobo/socket the cpu is
ram brand and timings

http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.html

with alienware, youll need to disable the case lock settings before opening the case
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Alright one sec
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post #7 of 25
Specs can be found here:
http://www.dell.com/us/p/alienware-aurora-alx/pd

Everything is upgradable it just might be a little more difficult to get to on an Alienware system...

Dell likes to take ordinary components (h50 for example ... I think) and slap the Alienware logo on them.
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post #8 of 25
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also here is this


Motherboard and Chassis Form Factor

MicroATX Motherboard, Mid-Tower Chassis

System Dimensions

426mm (16.77") - Height
645mm (25.39") - Depth
250mm (9.84") - Width
Average Weight - 20.41 Kg. (45 lbs)

Motherboard Options

Alienware™ Approved Intel® P55 MicroATX Motherboard (Standard)
Socket 1156, Dual-Channel DDR3 Memory Support
Alienware™ Approved Intel® X58 MicroATX Motherboard (Standard with Intel® X58 Architecture)
Socket 1366, 900 Series Intel® Core™ i7 Ready, Dual Triple-Channel DDR3 Memory Support

Processor Cooling

Alienware™ High-Performance Liquid Cooling
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post #9 of 25
I was looking for you to use Alt+Print Screen so that you didn't end up with a massive, automatically re-sized screenshot. I mean, that's why I asked for it.

Anyway, it looks like you can get almost any i7 socket 1366 processor.
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:\) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:\) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate 
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i5-2500K @ 4.5GHz (1.368-1.384V fixed voltage) ASUS P8P67 EVO B3 (UEFI ver. 1850) GTX 780 ASUS DirectCU II (1228 / 6300, 1.180V) G.SKILL Ripjaws X 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1866MHz, CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:\) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:\) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate 
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post #10 of 25
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Sorry, but what about sandy bridge and stuff? and overclocking.
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