***M18x - AMD Crossfire (Driver Questions, Performance, Problems) Discussion Thread***

Discussion in 'Alienware 18 and M18x' started by Mr. Fox, Dec 3, 2011.

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  1. dr_gin_rain

    dr_gin_rain Notebook Consultant

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    how long does your laptop take to load BF3 game ?
    My laptop took like 1.5-2mins when it was 4gb ram
    Now I just upgrade to 12gb ram but it still load hella slow.
    Any idea ?
     
  2. Mr. Fox

    Mr. Fox BGA Filth-Hating Elitist

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    We have a special thread for BF3 discussions: http://forum.notebookreview.com/ali...3-release-version-m18x-discussion-thread.html

    Please stay on topic.

    Also, please review Forum Rules.

     
  3. murphey1965

    murphey1965 Notebook Consultant

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    Hi tried the above on my system , still no brightness control after unistalling and reinstalling the OSD software .

    Cheers.
     
  4. skygunner27

    skygunner27 A Genuine Child of Zion

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    Thanks for trying:)
     
  5. murphey1965

    murphey1965 Notebook Consultant

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    No problem :)
     
  6. bonedaddy77

    bonedaddy77 Notebook Guru

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    I received my laptop back from the depot yesterday. Didn't get a chance to test it out yet but looks like they swapped out motherboard, heatsink, video cards and an LCD cable according to included paperwork.
     
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    lzykocp1002 Notebook Consultant

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    i got my second m18x for my nephew and in display manager it showed dual 6970m's

    did fresh reinstall etc etc and hwinfo64 is showing 6970m/6990m the unified shaders are 1120 but is this normal? can anybody confirm, or is dell just doing dirty .inf tricks, it claims blackcomb xt/pro btw.
     
  8. mharidas

    mharidas VLSI/FAB Engineer

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    Yes those are 6990Ms, 100%

    They may show up as 6970Ms as accuracy is down to the programs used to report that string.

    6970M are infact 6990Ms with 160 SPs cut off.
     
  9. ltcmdrQ

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    Just reinstalled the dell osd to see whether I could fix the brightness issue. No joy. was worth a shot though.
     
  10. SOS4DELL

    SOS4DELL A Notebook Philosopher

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    As posted before, for those (like myself) that need the brightness control, try: Change Monitor Brightness using DimScreen

    It will do the work until the issue is resolved by Dellienware/AMD... ;)
     
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