*OFFICIAL* Alienware 18 Owner's Lounge Thread

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

  1. pan0phobik

    pan0phobik Notebook Consultant

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    Thanks for the help guys. I created a separate thread and found out that I'm getting throttled and need to deal with some temperature issues first and foremost.
     
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  2. Phoenix

    Phoenix Super Tweaker

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    Before anyone even touches a computer with Windows 10, they have to do those 101 things to fix the OS like manually adding power plans and disabling this and that. Yeah Micro$h4ft screwed it up so well for us it's not even funny.

    With Windows 7, all we had to do is to a few Windows updates and your taptop is ready for action :rolleyes:
     
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  3. Papusan

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

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    Aka New is always better:vbbiggrin: And we get <new> 2 times a year now:no:
     
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    Charger67RT Newbie

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    Hello,guys!!! Is it possible to install hdd like this Barracuda Guardian SATAIII ST5000LM000 ?It is 2,5" , but thickness is 15mm.I want to install it unstead of dvd drive with hdd to dvd case.
     
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  5. ScarredFang

    ScarredFang Newbie

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    Dell just posted the A13 bios. I don't know what changes this makes hopefully all the petitions got answered?
     
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  6. skindoe

    skindoe Notebook Geek

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    Lol no. That update is to fix the 'meltdown' and 'spectre' security flaws relating to the intel chipset. No enhancements; in fact, I ran wPrime before and after on my AW18 (4910mq processor) and found it took about 13.3% longer to calculate the square roots of 1024 million integers. Due to the nature of the security flaw and thus the fix for it, all PC's needing this patch will have their performance negatively affected by the patch.
     
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  7. Papusan

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

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    Could you please run InSpectre tool [Recommended by Intel to observe your status + able to disable Meltdown and Spectre vulnerability patches] with Meltdown and Spectre patches disabled in same test? Thanks.
     
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  8. skindoe

    skindoe Notebook Geek

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    Just ran it and came back with only an additional 4% time to perform the task with both patches disabled, down ~9%.
     
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  9. Papusan

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

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    You mean you lost 13.3% performance with (new bios + the M$ patch) And lost 13-9 = 4% if you disabled Meltdown and Spectre vulnerability patches? What is your new µCU code? If you can remember the old, post it as well. Thanks.
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  10. skindoe

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    Sorry, I should be clearer about the performance hit. Time to calculate the square roots of 1024 million integers:

    A12 with both meltdown and spectre protection enabled ~244 seconds
    A13 with both meltdown and spectre protection enabled ~276 seconds
    A13 with both meltdown and spectre protection disabled ~253 seconds

    The uCU code is now 24, unsure what it was before.
     
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