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Discussion in 'Alienware M15x' started by Joshua Ellis, Feb 21, 2017.

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  1. kosti

    kosti Notebook Virtuoso

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    It's not going to be as fast as a pure SSD, but it will help speed up boot times and loading of frequently used apps over time.

    You need to be a bit patient with an SSHD. It takes a few cycles to write the commonly used files to the fast NAND portion of the drive. So at first after loading Windows, boot times might be slow, but after a few reboots, the drive starts determining which files are commonly accessed and throws those files in the NAND portion, improving access times. The same applies to apps.

    I have one in my M11X and it does help. It's not nearly as fast as my SSD but it is still noticeable. It's a good compromise if you need lots of space and can't afford a big capacity SSD.
     
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    OK got the SSHD running and its a nice increase in speed.

    I got my 240 charger and a new battery however the battery is not charging, how would I go about checking the charging components internally on the laptop?
     
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    I had to turn off A/C Warning in the BIOS to get my batteries to charge.

    I would like to reinforce that overclocking the CPU is more important that overclocking the 970M. Stock clocks on the CPU will starve the GPU.
     
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    deadsmiley - I have to ask: Exactly which charger are you using? Where can it be bought? Has anyone else experienced NO throttling with this, or will it eventually throttle when you overclock the cpu to like 25x across all cores and game away?
     
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    The link i posted is the one i bought i didnt realize it wasnt slim untill i got it.. maybe the issue?
     
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    Not sure. Hopefully @deadsmiley will chime in. That adapter you got looks like mine but with an extra 30W of power.

    EDIT: Btw, you said earlier that your battery wasn't charging. You didn't pull the center pin off the adapter by any chance did you? Pulling that center pin will eliminate throttling but you won't be able to charge your battery. That's why getting a right angle adapter and pulling the center pin off that is recommended. That way when you need to charge, you remove the right angle adapter and plug the PSU directly.
     
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    No i didnt modify it in any way
     
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    That's good. Did you ever figure out the charging issue?
     
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