*OFFICIAL* Alienware 18 Owner's Lounge Thread

Discussion in 'Alienware 18 and M18x' started by Mr. Fox, Jun 12, 2013.

  1. ssj92

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    I did that last night, made a copy of my bios and got them unlocked.

    Tonight I can install them and try to see if sg mode helps

    Installed the unlock A12 bios, swapped to SG mode and it works!
    Just got some drivers installed, and ran Fallout 4 for a few minutes to run around on Ultra, 70C max, when exiting out of the game it was commonly around 54C, 60-61FPS the whole time.
     
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  3. mido.fayad

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    who unlocked your copy of bios ?
    I will made a copy of my a12 bios and want to unlock it
    thanks in advance

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    Coming up on the 60 day mark. Any update for the M18x R2 with the 1070?

    Homer
     
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    Is there a link to Eurocom page to buy one 1070 MXM 3.0B? Just want to upgrade my M18X-R2 with one of these .
     
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    Hi all! I have a Alienware 13 R3 and done pretty much every upgrade there is, the machine is stable and i like the design. Now I got an intersting offer on a AW18 2014 with the dual 780 and 4900MQ, basically the seller only wants 1000 usd. I was thinking about buying this for my son as a project: new cpu and gpu's etc... He will have it in his bedroom so it would be mostly stationary so the size dont bother me. But will it play modern games with good settings if we change out the gpu's? Is this a reasonable prize?
     
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    I would say it’s not too bad of a price, even with the 780, as long as it’s functioning it should be able to play modern games, you might have to run on high or medium level graphics, but it’s definitely not bad.
     
  8. Raidriar

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    I would build a m18x r2 with 980M SLI over an Alienware 18 any time. Alienware 18 is simply not as robust as the M18x R2.
     
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    Hi pal, i still can’t seem to get my Alienware to see the cards. Did a clean install of windows 10, installed the cards but still nothing in bios or device manager. They don’t even come up as unknown devices. I use uefi with secure boot and legacy option rom disabled. Change igpu to peg mode and boot but still nothing. When I try to run the official dell bios for the AW18 980m sli cmd box pops up starts searching and then I get error message ‘ no nvidia display hardware found’. Is there something I’m missing. Seller has said the cards come with factory bios even though they are clevo cards. I installed correctly and am 100% sure I’ve not damaged cards. What could be the problem or what else could I try doing. None of my friends have a clevo or msi I could pop them into to see if they show up and if so install dell bios.


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  10. ssj92

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    What happen to your AW18?
     
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