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*OFFICIAL* Alienware 14 Owner's Lounge Thread

Discussion in 'Alienware 14 and M14x' started by Mr. Fox, Jun 12, 2013.

  1. xKilXlerx

    xKilXlerx Notebook Enthusiast

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    Do you have a screen shot? Its usually something like this.

    @ Samuel: Its something about a TV tuner slot for AW 14 but its good that you have that slot. My AW14 doesnt have that.
     

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  2. steviejones133

    steviejones133 Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    You can try and restore your machine to a point before the update. Open system restore and select a time before the update caused issues - you should be fine then. Make a note of the update number and do not install it again if it is causing problems.
     
  3. eaglefox_62

    eaglefox_62 Newbie

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    I already tried that.. no success there! it was a big update no way of figuring out which one was the culprit. aren't some of these updates necessary? how do I weed out the unnecessary ones?? also have other issues that I believe are all related, so how do I sort this out???
     
  4. Papusan

    Papusan BGABOOKS = That sucks!! STAHP! Dont buy FILTH...

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    The important thing is Windows security patches. Do not install anything from Win update if everything is working properly. Only if there is a feature you want. If you are / want to install patches then make a recovery points between each patch. Easier to troubleshoot.
    Try to reset the bios to default settings and see if that helps the processor issue ..
     
  5. Senor360

    Senor360 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hello all. It's been awhile since I've posted, but I hadn't had any issues until recently. Here is the setup, then a pic of the issue and crossing fingers you'll have a 'simple' solution for me.

    2013/2014 Alienware 14
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M with 2GB GDDR5
    750GB 7200RPM SATA 6Gb/s + 80GB mSATA SSD Caching
    4th Generation Intel(R)Core(TM)i7-4700MQ processor (6MB Cache, up to 3.4GHz w/ Intel(R)Turbo Boost)

    All that stuff is from the order sheet. Anyways, I'm not sure what I did or what patch was applied that caused this, but this is what I'm seeing in the included screenshot. My Dev_Cache shows to be Disabled and Bootable is set to No.

    Any recommendations / hints on what I should try? It came loaded with Windows 8, but recently did the free Windows 10 upgrade, and wanted to re-enable the cache drive if possible.
     

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  6. Papusan

    Papusan BGABOOKS = That sucks!! STAHP! Dont buy FILTH...

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    Enable in IRST ?
     
  7. scytharian

    scytharian Notebook Guru

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    Has anyone upgraded to windows 10 yet, and what do they think of it on the system so far?
     
  8. soulvengeance

    soulvengeance Notebook Consultant

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    I just installed it yesterday, everything seems to be running great so far. I think it's much improved from win 8.
     
  9. SamuelMSr

    SamuelMSr Notebook Enthusiast

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    I would like to replace the thermal paste on the CPU and GPU.

    Does anyone know if it is possible to remove the heat sinks from either or both.

    Also, I had found on here about 2 years ago a tear down video that was awesome and very detailed that showed step by step how to tear down the Alienware 14 to the motherboard, I am having a hard time finding it again. If anyone has that link or knows where I can find it that would be great.

    Thank you, have a fantastic weekend!

    Sam
     
  10. SamuelMSr

    SamuelMSr Notebook Enthusiast

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    I found the tear down video.
     
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