Alienware M17x R4
17.3-inch FHD Display

Alienware M17x R4 (Early 2011)

  • Graphics: Upgradeable MXM 3.0b; single GPU
  • Processor: socket based 3rd generation Intel CPU (up to 2960XM)
  • AC Adapter: 180W standard for 75W GPUs; 240W is required for 100W GPUs
  • VGA Heatsink: standard 2-pipe (75W); 3-pipe (100W) is required for 100W GPUs
  • O/S Supported: Windows 7 and 8x and 10
  • BIOS Required: A12 (unlocked)


    GTX 9xxM series >>> Windows 8.x and Win 10 only

    Windows 7 is not supported

    Alienware model M17x R4 non-3D 60Hz and 120Hz (BIOS A12)
    System must be running in Optimus mode.
    120Hz only supported using Windows 8x in UEFI Mode
    60Hz is fully supported in Windows 8x

    Alienware M17x R4 3D 120Hz (BIOS A12)

    120Hz only supported using Windows 8x in UEFI Mode
    3D Vision is not supported

  • To use the 10 series cards you must be running in Optimus/Hybrid mode. You must also use the modified heatsink for both the GTX 1060 and GTX 1070.
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    Base Configuration
      GPU / VGA Upgrade Kit (Primary)
      - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675M; 2GB DDR5; MXM 3.0b; 75W; Upgrade Kit with X-bracket, screws, thermal pads, ICD7 Thermal Paste  [$672]
      - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M; 2GB DDR5; MXM 3.0b; 100W; Upgrade Kit with X-bracket, screws, thermal pads, ICD7 Thermal Paste  [$658]
      - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770M; 3GB DDR5; MXM 3.0b; 75W; Upgrade Kit with X-bracket, screws, thermal pads, ICD7 Thermal Paste  [$598]
      - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M; 4GB DDR5; MXM 3.0b; 100W; Upgrade Kit with X-bracket, screws, thermal pads, ICD7 Thermal Paste  [$742]
      - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M; 6GB DDR5; MXM 3.0b; 100W; Upgrade Kit with X-bracket, screws, thermal pads, ICD7 Thermal Paste  [$517]
      - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M MXM 3B; 4GB DDR5; MXM 3.0b; 75W; Upgrade Kit with X-bracket, screws, thermal pads, ICD7 Thermal Paste  [$413]
      - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 880M; 8GB DDR5; MXM 3.0b; 100W; Upgrade Kit with X-bracket, screws, thermal pads, ICD7 Thermal Paste  [$658]
      - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M; 8GB DDR5; MXM 3.0b; 100W; Upgrade Kit with X-bracket, screws, thermal pads, ICD7 Thermal Paste  [$817]
      - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M; 6GB DDR5; MXM 3.0b; 80W; Upgrade Kit with X-bracket, screws, thermal pads, ICD7 Thermal Paste  [$579]
      - 8GB GDDR5; NVidia GTX 1070; 2048 CUDA; N17E-G2; 86x105mm; MXM 3.1; w/ X-bracket, screws, thermal pads, ICD7  [$817]
      - 6GB GDDR5; NVIDIA GTX 1060; 1280 CUDA; N17E-G1; 82x105mm; MXM 3.1 w/ X-bracket, screws, thermal pads, ICD7  [$646]
      - 4GB GDDR5; NVIDIA Quadro M4000M (N16E-Q3); 1280 CUDA; OpenGL 4.5; MXM 3.0b; 28nm; 100W   [$1413]
      - NVIDIA 8GB GDDR5; NVIDIA Quadro K5100M (N15E-Q5); MXM 3.0b; 100W; Upgrade Kit with X Bracket, screws, thermal pads and Paste  [$2163]
      - AMD Radeon HD8970M; 4GB DDR5; MXM 3.0b; 100W; Upgrade Kit with X-bracket, screws, thermal pads, ICD7 Thermal Paste  [$496]
      VGA Heatsink (Primary)
      - Alienware M17 R4 Heatsink modified for GTX 1060/1070 MXM3 (82x105mm)  [$154]
      - Alienware M17x R3/4 Primary VGA Heatsink, 3-pipe; 100W; P/N: 0J9H7X  [$121]
      Extra X-bracket / GPU Supporter
      - GPU Spreader / X-Bracket for MXM 3.0b for AMD Cards with Matching Screws  [$41]
      - GPU Spreader / X-Bracket for MXM 3.0b NVIDIA GTX and Quadro with Matching Screws  [$41]
      Extra Thermal Pads
      - GPU/VGA Thermal Pad Kit for NVIDIA based MXM 3.0b cards   [$21]
      - GPU/VGA Thermal Pad Kit for AMD based MXM 3.0b cards  [$21]
      Extra Screws for X-Bracket
      - VGA/GPU X-Bracket / GPU Supporter Screws  [$8]
      Thermal Paste
      - IC Diamond Thermal Paste 7  [$21]

    Options
      MXM3 GPU Riser Card- Riser cards are designed for testing and/or debugging MXM3 based GPUs
      - AMD MXM3 to PCIe Riser card   [$399]
      - NVIDIA MXM3 to PCIe Riser card   [$399]
      GPU / VGA Fan
      - Alienware M17x R4 Primary GPU Fan - p/n 0THPDJ  [$54]

    Accessories
      Bottom Case Screws - 1 Set
      - Bottom Case Screws - 1 Set - Model Specific  [$41]
      AC Adapter (Extra)
      - 330W AC Adapter; Auto-switching; 100-240V; 50-60Hz; DC 19.5V @ 16.9A  [$191]
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