alienware M17X 788F issues?

Jun 30, 2018
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So I'm planing to purchase following notebook with AMD HD 6900 graphics.
https://www.olx.ba/artikal/32431653/alienware-17-3-i7-2670qm-16gb-240gb-ssd-gddr5/
I googled and from a friend who fixes laptops I've been told that most of the older generations of alienware particular with HD 6000/7000 series have issue with graphics card overheating and dying.But I'm stubborn I like this model a lot and would like to buy it.
So far this notebook works OK.
So I want to know 2 things:
1. is this really true,what is your experience with this particular model,and any other issues with it?
2. is there a way to bypass amd graphics card and only use discrete one,just to save that 6900 from overheating?

I live in Bosnia so most of the those older cards don't ship here in Bosnia so basically 80 % is a chance that after the card dies laptop would be useless.
The price is 400 eur,maybe too much,huh?
 
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