New BIOS for 15R2/17R3 v1.4.4

Discussion in '2015+ Alienware 13 / 15 / 17' started by 95TA, Jan 18, 2018.

  1. Papusan

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    No undervolt.jpg
    I have tried this and has no effect at all.

    What I have noticed is on bios 1.3.6 my voltage in HWinfo64 is always 1. somwthing and never goes down to 0.9 something. Voltage only goes down If I use balance mode or power saver. Initially I thought the problem was intel speed shift due to the lower voltage that I have observed. Here is a screenshot of HWinfo64 without undervolt and on high performance mode. If you look at it the voltage is 0.9 something.. Seems the new bios is reducing the voltage and causing this problem. I dont know. LOL. any ideas anyone? What information do you need for me to share that might narrow down the problem. Oh first off I have a Alienware 17 r3 with i7 6700HQ and 970m 3gb gpu.
     
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    Then, shrink your undervolt and test.
     
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    Ok on -170mv the result is the same. You mean I should try to lower down my undervolt and test it on -150mv or -100mv? Sorry my english is not really good.
     
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    Yeah, lower your undervolt and test. Even down to default if needed.
     
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    On the last screenshot that is default voltage. No UV. As I have said what I have observed on bios 1.3.6 my default voltage doesn't go below 1.0 on high performance mode. On the new bios with default voltage it goes below 1.0 as shown its 0.9 something. T_T Papusan which is higher risk of bricking a laptop doing bios update. Updating to latest version or rolling back to older version?
     
  7. Papusan

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    Always a risk for bricking. Maybe make a fresh TS start before you determine what you will do. Follow the guide in this post. As well test before you put your TS settings.

    And be sure you haven’t a undervolt when and if you prefer to flash bios.
     
  8. 0lok

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    When I updated my Bios. I undo my undervolt and set it back to default. I open HWmonitor to double check if my voltage are all 0. I have unintalled nvidia inspector as well and undo my OC. I also open gpuz to double check if my clocks are back to default. I have uninstall macrium reflect and malwarebytes(just felt it will interrupt the bios update). I have also went to bios and restore default. This is what I do when updating bios. Making sure everything is on default. I have not encountered any problem as of the moment and have no plans on experiencing one. What do you think of the steps that I have been doing? is it ok?
     
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    Perfect:vbthumbsup:
     
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    Thanks.. I might roll back to previous bios. hahaha.. this curiosity of mine might kill my laptop one day. Hopefully not today.. LOL
     
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