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Burned GPU Alienware 17 R2


A few moths ago i have got my laptop completely burned, Yey!  All because of a faulty power cable who was damaged for a long time and no one noticed it (even when i sent the laptop in warranty). Ofc the laptop was with 5 months out of warranty when it happened. 

the damages where 1 power jack, something related tho the power distribution of the laptop and ofc the nVidia GPU. 

All except the GPU where fixed.  My question now is:

Is this GPU nVidia N16E-GX-A1 chip compatible with the Alienware R2. 


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Re: Burned GPU Alienware 17 R2


The nVidia N16E-GX-A1 should work with this model. However, we do not recommend replacing the chip since it is soldered onto the motherboard. If you have the soldering skills, go for it.

Also, here are the list of compatible GPU's with this system: 

  • Nvidia® GeForce® GTX 970M (3GB GDDR5)
  • Nvidia® GeForce® GTX 980M (4GB GDDR5)
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