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M17x Graphics upgrade?

Is it possible to upgrade the graphics card on my Alienware M17X R1? It currently has a GTX 765M.

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Game7a1
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RE: M17x Graphics upgrade?

Oh, you have the 17 R1 (the m17x R1 is a different laptop).

It's possible to upgrade your GPU, but you may need a new charger (the 240w or 330w one) and heatsink. The best Alienware has tested are the GTX 780m, R9 m290x, and GTX 880m. People in the community have found ways for the GTX 970m and GTX 980m to work, so those are options as well.

Currently owned computers:
AW13 R2 | i7-6500U | GTX 960m 4 GB + GA (R9 285 2 GB / RX 480 8 GB) | 16 GB 1600 MHz | 1800p Touchscreen | 2 x 500 GB SATA M.2 | Graphics Amplifier Performance Analysis with 13 R1
Desktop | i7-3770 | GTX 980 4 GB | 16 GB 1600 MHz | 120 GB mSATA + 960 GB SSD + 2 TB HDD | 600w PSU
Formerly owned computers:
HP Pavilion 15-n280us (given away) | Apple Mac Mini 2012 (sold)  | m15x (damaged mobo) | 13 R1 (death by unknown) | m14xR2 (Tradied In)

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