Did I get an m17x r4 on accident?

Did I get an m17x r4 on accident?

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Skyl3r

So I decided to buy an older laptop that has upgrade options to use for when I travel around and want to bring the fun with me. I was going to go for an old m17x r3. My goal was gonna be to get the fastest CPU I could and then upgrade the GPU and add memory. I found someone selling one on eBay with the specs listed as:

• i7-3610qm

• GTX 660m

• 6GB of RAM

I purchased thinking that the user had taken the hard parts out of upgrading for me with the processor already being replaced. Upon further research it appears as though it is not possible to get the i7-3610qm to run in an m17x r3. The specs listed are a stock option for m17x r4 though.

So my question is:

Am I correct that this is a mislabeled m17x r4? Or is it possible to upgrade the m17x r3 to an i7-3610qm?

The battery on the laptop was bad and they were selling it at what would be a really good deal for an m17x r3; so if it is an r4, I'd be plenty happy :)

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LyonAdmiral

Go to support.dell.com, type in the service tag of your 17 R? and then click on Configuration and let it tell you what it is and what it originally came with.


Skyl3r

I'll do that as soon as I receive it. It might not be for another few days. I realized now that I don't even really know that it's an m17x, so there's no point speculating. But hopefully!


CODEx_Vip3r

the m17x r3 that I used to have had a 660m in it.


Skyl3r

CODEx_Vip3r said:

the m17x r3 that I used to have had a 660m in it.

Yeah, I think that the 660m was an option. The confusing part is the i7-3610qm. And since everything in it is a stock option from Alienware for the r4, the hope is that it's an r4. If the r3 supports 3 series Ivy Lake processors, then this could be wrong.