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RE: M17x-R3, Nvidia 580M, Intermittent Problem (Crashes, 8-beep)

Nighthawk42,

Before spending any money on a replacement GPU, I would disassemble it, remove the graphics card thermal assembly, clean the thermal paste off of it and the GPU. Apply new paste. Test it. Use the online Service Manual and watch this video:
ftp://ftp.dell.com/Manuals/all-products/esuprt_laptop/esuprt_alienware_laptops/alienware-m17x-r3_Ser...

www.youtube.com/watch?v=VhN29d1gUIw

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