M18x Makes Landfall! Pictures, Videos, Unboxing Thoughts, etc. Share away!

Discussion in 'Alienware 18 and M18x' started by BatBoy, May 15, 2011.

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  1. cookinwitdiesel

    cookinwitdiesel Retired Bencher

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    I got 3.5 in my R1 so if I can beat that we are all good. Although in IGP only I expect closer to 5-6 hours.
     
  2. BatBoy

    BatBoy Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    #2 Sarge... Congrats. Disconnect from the forum and go have fun! Tell us all about it later.

    Did you order with RAID? if so, ring support now and let them know the factory botched it.
     
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    SargeOsis Notebook Geek

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    Yeah ordered with RAID 0.
     
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    cookinwitdiesel Retired Bencher

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    What have I done to displease the dell gods such that I must live with the torment of seeing others receive their M18x while I am left alone in the dark?!
     
  5. chewietobbacca

    chewietobbacca Notebook Evangelist

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    CF probably - its a lot easier to cut off from one GPU than 2 id bet :D
     
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    phobic Notebook Consultant

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    You're not alone... trust me. Wait... that just sounds wrong. :eek:
     
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    steviejones133 Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Just wondering if it would still require a reboot to switch gfx if c/f was disabled in CCC first? - total noob thought but nonetheless, worth a punt....
     
  8. BatBoy

    BatBoy Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Make sure your BIOS is set to RAID. You probably would've BSOD'd if it wasn't and the drives were imaged for RAID but might as well check.

    This will turn into a hassle if you really want RAID - I hate to say it, but I would probably call them and tell them I ordered with RAID (they can verify the order) and it arrived without RAID. Send me a new system. If you go that route, you'll hold on to your 18x while the new order is processed and send it back once you receive the new replacement.

    You could also create a recovery USB flash drive using AlienRespawn. Configure the drives via the console for raid and then boot up with the recovery stick. I dont believe the factory recovery image can be applied to RAID if it wasn't already setup for RAID. Worth a shot but probably will not work.

    I would just call. Bottom line, the factory screwed up and you shouldn't have to settle or mess with it.

    :(
     
  9. Humpty06

    Humpty06 Notebook Guru

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    Thanks for all the pics and stuff guys!! Keep them coming!
     
  10. The1TruJok3r

    The1TruJok3r Notebook Consultant

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    Where great Benchmarking God are the BENCHMARKS or better yet how about a nice fat You Tube video of some of the action.
     
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