M14x Issues and Fixes

Discussion in 'Alienware 14 and M14x' started by blackweb, Nov 17, 2011.

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  1. blackweb

    blackweb Notebook Guru

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    I have downloaded and installed the Verde 295.73 Driver I have noticed increased stability, especially in SWTOR. I have also noticed slightly decreased frame rates and 3DMark11 scores. I will trade stability for a few fps any day.
     
  2. Voodooi

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    I noticed that as well tonight after a 3 hour gaming session, minus the stability (never had a problem with that).

    My performance in SWTOR has decreased, but not by much (a few FPS) maxed out minus shadows.

    If it gets worse, I might just rewind and go back to the driver I was originally using since it's the only new game I play regularly besides Heroes 6.

    Kind of lost interest in BF3 (which the new driver helps) since I spend 90% of my time getting to the enemy. BF2 was much more fun/entertaining lol.
     
  3. Thornox

    Thornox Notebook Consultant

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    I have 2 questions about drivers and updates:

    1) Should I delete my current drivers before updating or can I just update on top of them? (especially for gpu)

    2) Are the M14x drivers on alienware support site up to date or should I use some other site to find the latest drivers?
     
  4. singkuy

    singkuy Notebook Consultant

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    1. a clean install is always preferred so you should uninstall all nvidia first.

    2. you can get new drivers from nvidia
     
  5. varun.gid

    varun.gid Notebook Enthusiast

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    I bought an used alienware m14x. I had a m15x before. I notice that the Alienhead doesnt glow or 'Breathe" went lid is closed anymore like my m15x.
    It this an issue or it has always been like that?
    thanks.
     
  6. singkuy

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    Yes, it only turns on when your monitor is on. It can't change color also.
     
  7. blackweb

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    The Glow from the Alien Head on the lid is the glow from the back light on the screen. If you close the lid and the screen goes off, the head goes off too.
     
  9. Thornox

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    My fn+f8 and fn+f9 commands are not working in a game (volume increase and decrease). When I return to desktop they work. Strangely mute command fn+f7 works in a game too. How can I fix it, this starts to be annoying because each time I need to change my volume setting, I need to return to windows.
     
  10. katalin_2003

    katalin_2003 NBR Spectre Super Moderator

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    It's probably the game's code blocking that command or probably those keys have different functions in game.

    What's the title in question?
     
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