Alienware 17


Alienware 17 (Mid 2013) 17.3-inch FHD Display

  • Graphics: Upgradeable MXM 3.0b; single GPU
  • Processor: socket based 4th generation Intel CPU (up to 4910MQ)
  • 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: A14 (unlocked)

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

    Windows 7 is not supported

    AW 17 non-3D 60Hz and 120Hz (BIOS A14)
    System must be running in Optimus mode.
    120Hz only supported using Windows 8x/10 in UEFI Mode
    60Hz is fully supported in Windows 8 and Windows 10

    AW 17 3D 120Hz (BIOS A14)
    120Hz only supported using Windows 8x/10 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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    Alienware 17 (R5); NVIDIA Quadro K5100M Upgrade & Benchmarks Guide

    Date Created: Sep 02, 2015
    Created By: Eurocom

    The Alienware 17 (r5) supports the NVIDIA Quadro K5100M graphics card. Here is a video showing some benchmarks and some tips.