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    Default Can I keep it plugged in all the time?

    So I just wanted to know if I can leave my M17x plugged in the charger
    Even when turned off? Because I think remove and plugging it on every time I turn off and on the M17x causes the BSODs and crossfireX missing issues, just a guess.

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    Default Re: Can I keep it plugged in all the time?

    You shuldn't be experiencing BSOD and crossfire issue in the first place.

    Can you post your configuration? also v-bios/driver combination and System Bios revision
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    Default Re: Can I keep it plugged in all the time?

    I have the VBIOS from DELL's website and the GPU driver is 11.3. My system BIOS is A10. I will post pics of GPUz once I get on my M17x.

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    Default Re: Can I keep it plugged in all the time?

    so you are on v-bios A01 (gpu-z should show 012.020.000.027.037640, if you open 2 instances of it, both of them must be the same). To install 11.3, have you first completely erased any previous driver version using drivers sweeper and cleaned the registry with ccleaner?

    Could you explain exactly in wich condition or after wich operation you experience the BSOD and lost of crossfire issue? Also your BSOD is related to some specific driver?

    check also this procedure out in the case you need or may want to redo the vbios flash Link
    M17X-R2 / i7-920XM / 16Gb DDR3 1333 / HD7970m/ OCZ Agility2 180Gb + 750Gb hdd / 1920x1200 17.3" RGB LED / BlueRay
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    Default Re: Can I keep it plugged in all the time?

    I never knew you can check the drivers for both cards, I'll find out later.
    I get the BSOD after useing the laptop for long hours like 4-5hrs of gaming, when I shut the laptop down the screen shuts off but the laptop is still running. If I leave it like that I'll get the BSOD after 10 mins.

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    Default Re: Can I keep it plugged in all the time?

    Quote Originally Posted by D4n1EL View Post
    I never knew you can check the drivers for both cards, I'll find out later.
    I get the BSOD after useing the laptop for long hours like 4-5hrs of gaming, when I shut the laptop down the screen shuts off but the laptop is still running. If I leave it like that I'll get the BSOD after 10 mins.
    How the fan speed and temp of the GPU(s)?

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    Default Re: Can I keep it plugged in all the time?

    So here is the GPUz of the first card and it's sensors
    http://gpuz.techpowerup.com/11/04/26/9ky.png
    http://gpuz.techpowerup.com/11/04/26/c99.png

    Here is for the second card
    http://gpuz.techpowerup.com/11/04/26/ahk.png
    http://gpuz.techpowerup.com/11/04/26/g5b.png

    Also about the charger, can I keep it plugged all the time even when I'm not using it?

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    Default Re: Can I keep it plugged in all the time?

    About the charger it doesn't hurt. Some may say that will accelerate the battery wear, i'm not so sure.

    I personally disconnect it from the charger if off, and also i unplug the power cord from the wall socket whenever it is not used. This is just me, it is not becouse of potential damage or so.

    Also, use hwinfo32 to monitor temperatures and fan speed. With laptops gpu-z doesn't work so well
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    Default Re: Can I keep it plugged in all the time?

    For some reason the BSOD issue after shut down isn't happening anymore and the system shuts down completely. The crossfire enabled logo disappeared but crossfire is enabled and the performance is good. Don't know what happened, but maybe using ccleaner helped?

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    Default Re: Can I keep it plugged in all the time?

    Still is it healthy for the battery to have the laptop plugged all the time?

    I mean, if I want to play a game, i use 6970 video card... but on battery it is really not a good idea and you need to plug it...

    soo.. someone, is it really bad if you keep it plugged?

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