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Hi everyone! It's been a while, I had a question regarding screen upgrades on the Area51m. Is it possible to swap the screen of a X17-R1 into my Area51m? It would be a nice upgrade, considering it has 100% Adobe coverage, plus 4K option. Thank you in advance for any replies!

 

It would be this screen 

https://www.blisscomputers.net/b173zan03-3-17-3-uhd-ips-lcd-screen-non-touch-infiniteydge-display-b173zan03-5-338033/ 

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Yeah I definitely have to check, hopefully it's on the side instead of the middle. I am on 1.5.0 because I don't like to have the newer bioses on there since it starts to throttle the performance of the GPU a lot earlier if it gets beyond 75C compared to the 87C on the 1.5.0. The GPU will throttle down to like 300Mhz or something like that. 

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Let us know how it goes. I may do the same to my R1 

Alienware Area-51M : Intel Core i9-9900K @ 5.3Ghz    | nVidia GeForce RTX 2080    | AX210 | Samsung 970 Evo+ 
Alienware X14 R1 :       Intel Core i7 12700H 12th-Gen   | nVidia GeForce RTX 3060    | AX411 | SK Hynix 2TB PCIe4 
Alienware M18x R2 :    Intel Core i7 3920XM @ 4.7Ghz | nVidia Quadro RTX 3000     | AX210 | Samsung 980 PRO   
Alienware 18 R1 :          Intel Core i7 4930MX @ 4.0Ghz | nVidia Quadro RTX 3000     | AX210 | SK Hynix 1TB NVMe 
Clevo X170SM-G:         Intel Core i7 10700K @ Stock     | nVidia GeForce RTX 2070S | AX210 | 256GB+2x512GB 


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I already bought the screen just for it to be the wrong one...the one I received was a 4k 60hz screen(b173zan03.0) and was working fine. Color production looks way better too. But I'm aiming for the 4k 120hz screen. The one I ordered was b173zan03.5 but, I received this one. I think the one I originally ordered wouldn't work due to 0.4 pitch for the pin. Other than that the connector is 40 pin, same position to the left viewing, the screen from the front. At the end it's probably best to get the b173zan03.3 because that screen has the 0.5 pin pitch, connector in the same location. And of course has 4k 120hz.

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I never disassemblied the screen for the old M17/18X series but, I remember watching videos and I would say, that disassembling the Area51m is not quite as hard. The only thing that you have to be absolutely careful about is, that you don't break the bezel and while taking the screen out. Also while removing the screen itself, because it has double sided adhesive stripes on the back of the screen. 

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For anyone running 1.21 BIOS, is nVidia Resizable Bar showing as enabled in nvidia control panel?

Alienware Area-51M : Intel Core i9-9900K @ 5.3Ghz    | nVidia GeForce RTX 2080    | AX210 | Samsung 970 Evo+ 
Alienware X14 R1 :       Intel Core i7 12700H 12th-Gen   | nVidia GeForce RTX 3060    | AX411 | SK Hynix 2TB PCIe4 
Alienware M18x R2 :    Intel Core i7 3920XM @ 4.7Ghz | nVidia Quadro RTX 3000     | AX210 | Samsung 980 PRO   
Alienware 18 R1 :          Intel Core i7 4930MX @ 4.0Ghz | nVidia Quadro RTX 3000     | AX210 | SK Hynix 1TB NVMe 
Clevo X170SM-G:         Intel Core i7 10700K @ Stock     | nVidia GeForce RTX 2070S | AX210 | 256GB+2x512GB 


CS Studios YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/CSStudiosYT 

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16 hours ago, razor0601 said:

You mean this? 

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Hmm weird, I can't find it on my AW18. But GPU-Z shows resizable bar. Can you check in GPU-Z if it's enabled or disabled?

 

 

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Alienware Area-51M : Intel Core i9-9900K @ 5.3Ghz    | nVidia GeForce RTX 2080    | AX210 | Samsung 970 Evo+ 
Alienware X14 R1 :       Intel Core i7 12700H 12th-Gen   | nVidia GeForce RTX 3060    | AX411 | SK Hynix 2TB PCIe4 
Alienware M18x R2 :    Intel Core i7 3920XM @ 4.7Ghz | nVidia Quadro RTX 3000     | AX210 | Samsung 980 PRO   
Alienware 18 R1 :          Intel Core i7 4930MX @ 4.0Ghz | nVidia Quadro RTX 3000     | AX210 | SK Hynix 1TB NVMe 
Clevo X170SM-G:         Intel Core i7 10700K @ Stock     | nVidia GeForce RTX 2070S | AX210 | 256GB+2x512GB 


CS Studios YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/CSStudiosYT 

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