Johndill Posted January 24, 2022 Share Posted January 24, 2022 For the small amount of people that bought an M18x R1/R2 new from Dell and only ordered one GPU, the GPU2 space was filled with a fan grill blank and an MXM blanking plate in order to maintain the support under the keyboard and block off an unused vent. P/N: A10C09 and A10C11. Those blanks are hard to find (for me in Australia anyway), as I have upgraded to a single RX 480 4GB card, there is flex on the right side of the keyboard due to having no GPU2 leaving a big empty space. So I made a dummy MXM GPU plate from some scrap plastic which allows the right heatsink to be mounted as normal maintaining the keyboard support and keeping the GPU2 parts with the system so they don't get lost somewhere. Some pictures. Making use of a broken X bracket. The slot end is a V shape so it only rests on the slot without touching/compressing pins. Scrap laptop lid. I was going to add supports to emulate the original blank plate but decided the heatsink was better. Alienware M18x R2: i7-3740QM | RX 480 4GB Alienware M17x R4: i7-3720QM | GTX 1060 6GB | 120Hz Alienware Aurora R5: i7-6700K | GTX 1080 SLI | 64GB RAM Alienware X51 R2: i7-4790 | ASUS GTX 1070 Turbo Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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