Alienware 18 BIOS A12 Findings & Fixes

Discussion in 'Alienware 18 and M18x' started by Spartan, Sep 26, 2015.

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    As I remember it, the A12 bios was for those that wanted to upgrade to the 980m GPUs. When the 980ms were installed the second GPU fan did not work properly, which would lead to overheating. The A12 bios was
    supposed to make the second GPU fan run correctly, but a lot of us found that not to be true. I simply kept using the program HWMonitor to set my fan speeds. If your not upgrading to 980ms I would not bother.
     
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    is there a way to increase the fan speeds , my temps are in there 80c in cod modern warfare how to bring them down can i run the fans at full speed but how ...
     
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    I hear a lot of people are using speedfan for fan control. I don't have the fan issue and am using A12 bios. I also wouldn't run the fans at full speed but just enough to keep the temps at a moderate level.
     
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    If you want to control your fan speeds use HWinfo64. It lets you set the temps for when the fans will increase their speed at a given temp. It gives you control over the CPU, and both GPU fans. Search the forum for how to set it up. Mr. Fox has a how to somewhere in these forums.
     
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    can you please share the link on how its done - i am farely new here hence dont wana mess it up --- a small intro on how its done would be appreciated or a link to the source where others have done the same .
     
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    Here is the download link:

    https://www.hwinfo.com/download.php

    I use the portable version.

    Here is a link from the forum to set it up:


    http://forum.notebookreview.com/attachments/hwinfo64-setup-jpg.79627/

    Every newer version is a little bit different, but the set up is pretty much the same.
     
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    Thx OK with this software do all the fans are controlled or just the CPU fan .

    Do fans of both GPUs and CPU run faster

    Sent from my IPhone 7s using Tapatalk
     
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