M11xR1 A04 BIOS/OSD Update Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Alienware M11x' started by rpg-XPS, Jun 9, 2010.

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  1. rpg-XPS

    rpg-XPS Notebook Evangelist

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    You can download it here.
    The latest OSD is available here.

    I'm pleased about the addition of OSD sound volume. :)
     
  2. unreal25

    unreal25 Capt. Obvious

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    No fan stuck fix? No graphic switch fix?

    Classic Dell incompetence, surprising? No.

    BTW, what's EMI? And do you know whether it has to do something with BSOD's on OCing?
     
  3. vorob

    vorob Notebook Deity

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    No graphic switch fix?

    What is wrong here?
     
  4. rpg-XPS

    rpg-XPS Notebook Evangelist

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    EMI is electromagnetic interference. Any benefit to us? Probably not. The VGA clone mode I can only assume is if you have the laptop connected to an external display, that it won't duplicate the display on the laptop LCD during DOS applications.

    The only decent fix here is the OSD volume control. Apart from that, it's not much of a BIOS I'm afraid. Also interested to hear your thoughts on the switching of graphics, as I can't think of any issues I have with that. I would love to have a more configurable BIOS though in regards to vCore, RAM:FSB ratio etc. but I doubt that will ever happen now with R2 on our doorstep.
     
  5. tears

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    EMI = Electromagnetic interference. Can't say if its responsible for causing BSOD, but it could cause WiFi interference. I'll try it and see how it goes.
     
  6. Nsxrrmaniac

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    Lovin this update. Controlling the volume is so much more responsive now. Also, graphics switching issues? I has none.
     
  7. GiSS

    GiSS Notebook Geek

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    Volume switching works great now, although I'm curious if you can customize the volume increase/decrease amount--right now it always increases/decreases 10% with FN and volume up/down.
     
  8. tears

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    So far, no improvement on fan speed. Kinda annoying really. Any way to switch back to A01?
     
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    the fn+f2 just works while booting or is a bug? cuz tru windows just show battery status, cant disable the battery
     
  10. BatBoy

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    This feature was never supported on the 11x. Although the user manual indicates this is possible, it is not. The manual was a typo. :(
     
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