*OFFICIAL* Alienware 17 Ranger (2013) Owner's Lounge Thread

Discussion in 'Alienware 17 and M17x' started by Mr. Fox, Jun 12, 2013.

  1. MahmoudDewy

    MahmoudDewy Gaming Laptops Master Race!

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    tranquil911 Notebook Enthusiast

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    I've recently placed .5mm arctic pads on the 2x chokes which are covered by the HS, and another one on the 3rd non covered choke which is arranged in an 'L' fashion in contact with the chassis (divider/material between the fan bay and cpu area). Building it up to meet the heatpipe sounds like a great idea

    Previously at 4.2ghz it was hitting the VRM thermal throttle point at about 25% into the long TS bench, after chucking the pads in its VRM throttling at about 32-35% of the way through.

    anyone running that 4pipe CPU HS available on ebay, Is there more material/mass compared to the stupidly flimsy factory unit?
     
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    I think its the same but its made of copper and +2 heatpipes.
     
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    Quicklite Notebook Deity

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    Hey guys,
    Odd query. Have a AW 17 R1 (M17x R5) - one of the key (letter B) recently became lose - one of the tiny rubber "latch" under the key fell off, so it no longer attaches the key in place - the butterfly bit is fine. To replace the whole AW 17 keypad in the UK is pretty costly (even used). There are cheaper options from abroad, though takes 2 weeks from China (slow). It's easier and more cost effective for me to replace 1x key than the whole keyboard.

    I could track down a AW 14 keypad more easily and cheaply. Would a key from the backlit AW 14 fit on the AW 17?
     
  5. Papusan

    Papusan JOKEBOOKS = That sucks! Dont wast your $$ on FILTH

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    Alienware 17 System BIOS A15 (Release date 23 Feb 2018)
    Fixes & Enhancements
    Update to the latest CPU microcode to address CVE-2017-5715 and associated Intel Reboot issue
     
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    Surprising
     
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    @javers

    Would you be able to tell what microcode this is using? I looked at the BIOS details on the dell site and doesnt really mention anything. If this is just v23 then its a skip for me.

    If not then is it possible to inject the updated microcode into the A14+ BIOS or would we need to re-unlock A15 ?
     
  8. Papusan

    Papusan JOKEBOOKS = That sucks! Dont wast your $$ on FILTH

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    Read. Results from the Updated firmware for AW18.

    What is your µCU code on your Aw 17? And is it from Dell's old Bios? Thanks.
    [​IMG]
     
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    TheReciever D! For Dragon!

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    Im on v22 its in my signature, the BIOS as you may recall is the A14 BIOS with the updated code, but not with v23 (as that was a botch job) or v24 as is indicated in your link to that members feedback

    Am I reading that correctly? The loss of performance is even greater than the previous iteration?
     
  10. Papusan

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    v24 as indicated in the link is the updated µ-code for AW18 (from the new Bios released 23 Feb 2018).
     
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