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Smile Alienware 4VWF2 questions.. - 12-20-2011, 15:27 | posts: 44

Hi guys,
i recently bought a used alienware pc and it comes with the motherboard from dell , the type is "4VWF2 ". Has anyone ever had it ? is this a good/decent mobo for gaming ? i searched google and couldnt find any review at all. The only info i got is, its x58, Intel LGA1366 socket dual graphics PCIe x16 motherboard PN: 4VWF2. I need to know how is this motherboard performs. if its not that good i might need to get another motherboard.
I heard not all motherboard capable to do quad-sli.
Any Help would be greatly appreciated.


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Default 12-20-2011, 22:34 | posts: 8,078 | Location: US, New Hampshire

Well, let us start where you went wrong.

Alienware.

Dell.

Probably paid way to much.

Didn't research what you were buying.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Dell-Alienwa...-/230672285985

One of the first results.

It doesn't even support Tri-SLI, so quad is out of the question, for sure. Build quality is suspect...

I'd say you made a bad buy based off the specs & price.
   
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Default 12-21-2011, 01:38 | posts: 5,136 | Location: FLA,USA

Alienware used to be good not so much anymore might as well been a gateway fx desktop (that's funny to me cause my laptop is a fx).
   
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Default 12-21-2011, 17:42 | posts: 12,603 | Location: Southampton, UK

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It doesn't even support Tri-SLI, so quad is out of the question, for sure. Build quality is suspect...

I'd say you made a bad buy based off the specs & price.
It doesn't support 3-way SLI because it is a microATX board with only two slots. Seeing as you only need two slots for quad SLI, I don't see why it wouldn't work.


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Default 12-22-2011, 08:49 | posts: 44

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It doesn't support 3-way SLI because it is a microATX board with only two slots. Seeing as you only need two slots for quad SLI, I don't see why it wouldn't work.
Im sorry but whats micro atx ? Is x58 is micro atx ? Thanks for the info guys
   
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micro ATX is the size of the board and the minimum size chassis it will fit into

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I'm not certain but the board should support SLI so I see no reason why quad SLI wouldn't work.


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Default 12-22-2011, 13:41 | posts: 44

thanks morbias. short but great info there. appreciate it. so if i want a replacement motherboard , as long as it the same size (micro atx) it should fit , right ?
   
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Default 12-22-2011, 14:18 | posts: 12,603 | Location: Southampton, UK

There shouldn't be any problem as long as it's a micro ATX, but you might also need to upgrade the PSU if you are going with a multi-GPU setup -- even more so if the pc in question is the Aurora ALX which originally used 5870s, as they are much more energy efficient than Nvidia cards in SLI, and I doubt Dell would have used a PSU with much headroom.


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Default 12-22-2011, 16:07 | posts: 44

I think it comes with 875 watt PSU. Im thinking of putting my 1200 corsair there. will it be enough ?
   
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Default 12-22-2011, 20:02 | posts: 12,603 | Location: Southampton, UK

If you are looking to run 2x GTX 590 then you will need to use the Corsair PSU.

The TDP of one GTX 590 is 365W, so to run two you'd need at least a decent 950W PSU.


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