Replacement Power Supply for an Alienware M15x ... can I use one from an M17x?
I'm looking to buy an extra Power Adapter for my Alienware M15x that I just got this week. I'm not very proficient on understanding Watts ver. Voltage ver. Ampage, so please bear with me if this is a naieve question.
Dell have an M15x AC Adapter, rated at 150W for $119.00
However, after reading the information on throttling occuring in the M15x in other threads here, and the conclusions that a lot of the problem is caused by a lack of power - some people on the thread postulate that 180W is really what's needed - I'm wondering if the Power Adapter for the Alienware M17x will power the M15x? The M17x Power Adapter is rated at 210W, which should be more than adequate I would have thought, but I'm concerned about the ampage. It's also $119.00.
The M15x 150W AC Adapter shows an output of 19.5V and 7.7A
The M17x 210W AC Adapter shows an output of 19.5V and 12.3A
Am I going to end up frying the M15x if I use the M17x AC Adapter?
The machine's got the AMD/ATI 5850 GPU, 1080p LCD Panel, Core i7, 6Gb RAM, 500Gb HDD and a BD Drive.