I ordered my Alienware M14X on 4/19 and the expected delivery date is 5/11. I will keep a log for this virgin OC beast - I upgraded from the m11x-r2, which I also heavily overclocked!
Alienware M11x, Soft Touch Stealth Black
Overclockable Intel Core i5 520UM (3M Cache, 1.866 GHz Max Turbo Frequency) - OC'd @ 2.85Ghz
8GB Dual Channel DDR3 at 800MHz
1GB NVIDIA GeForce GT 335M
320GB SATAII 7,200RPM (OCZ Vertex LE)
My m11x-r2 was blessed enough to be stable at 2.85Ghz (i5) @ 185mhz and with the GT 335M OC'd at 580 / 1392 / 960 which scored 8957 in 3DMark06 and in Vantage of P3862. This little packs all this power and still does not overheat! CPU and GPU idles at 45, and full loads at 77-78 and 71-72 respectively.
Keep in mind I was also able to OC the graphics card so much thanks to the bios mod that increased the voltage by .5!
And as for the CPU OC'd I manually OC'd it to 166mhz (max in bios) and then by using:
I got all of these goodies for 636 + Tax
Alienware M14X - Nebula Red with Soft Touch Finish
Intel Core i7 2630QM 2.0GHz (2.9GHz Turbo Mode, 6M cache) - stock
4GB Dual Channel DDR3 at 1600MHz
1.5GB DDR3 NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M using NVIDIA Optimus technology
500GB 7200RPM SATA 3GB/s (popping an OCZ Vertex III SATA3 in there ASAP!)
I am hoping to overclock the Alienware M14X just as heavily! I know that Dell said we can overclock w/o losing the warranty. According to my knowledge Sandy Bridges are usually overclock by increasing the multiplier and usually not the mhz. And according to this thread:
The GT 555M graphics card can be OC'd like a baws. Yes like a boss. Apparently it runs relatively cool even OC'd. This will definitely make the m14x really shine!
Unboxing video! Enjoy!
Overclocking the CPU:
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I got all these goodies for 905 + Tax!
Edited by RagingAzn628 - 5/1/11 at 10:14pm