*OFFICIAL* Alienware Area-51M Owner's Lounge

Discussion in '2015+ Alienware 13 / 15 / 17' started by ssj92, Jan 8, 2019.

  1. Mr. Fox

    Mr. Fox Undefiled BGA-Hating Elitist

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    I do not believe it is possible... at all. I am almost positive any and all of the failures are 100% the result of defective hardware dying without any direct correlation whatsoever to end user behavior. There are limits in place, and they are overly conservative. But, they won't do jack to fix engineering flaws and/or defective components.
     
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  2. Ultra Male

    Ultra Male Super Tweaker

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    Or not, if it was updated they could've simply added a new version like 1.5.5 but this is something known from DElLL to release a BIOS or driver, with the exact same size, file signature/hashtag, everything, and just call it new with an "updated [insert today's date]" tag.

    They have been updating the same darn drivers since 3 months all lies, they say it's updated, yet I've compared every one of them, only once did they update the Tobii Eye Tracking Drivers, rest, you see a new Intel Chipset Driver almost every day claiming that's updated. Atrocious service and their online Twitter support when I contacted them about these jokes, they said "no the file HAS been updated" thinking I'm some n00b who would just buy their BS! I verify files by hashtags and none have been updated.

    Here is just one example, the LAN Driver I had before vs the claimed updated one from today:

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  3. Mr. Fox

    Mr. Fox Undefiled BGA-Hating Elitist

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    Perhaps just a mistake and the wrong (older) file is being provided. This has happened in the past.
     
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    Ultra Male Super Tweaker

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    If it was one time I'd agree, they do this with every single driver ever since I bought this laptop, and my previous Alienware m15, I monitor the drivers page daily as you know to check for new drivers. I get a little bit excited, only to notice that it's the same darn driver. MSI does this also BTW. It's a nice way for the drivers team to show their manager that hey, we are doing our job. What does he know about file hash tags and version numbers? :rolleyes:
     
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    nkc Notebook Consultant

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    Lol, we are waiting for bios 1.9 2666mhz ram support
     
  6. Mr. Fox

    Mr. Fox Undefiled BGA-Hating Elitist

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    Hmm. Sounds like an established pattern of incompetence.
     
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    XxAcidSnowxX Notebook Consultant

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    First person to try the "new" bios 1.5.4 uploaded today wins a prize.
     
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    Sawtoothwav Notebook Enthusiast

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    I’m on day 2 with my area 51m and I have RTSS FPS overlay running on rage2. What other overlays can I run to get cpu and temp info? Thanks in advance.
     
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    Darkhan Notebook Deity

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    and prize is? Gimped System?
     
  10. S.K

    S.K Batch 80286

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    It's the same old file. I wonder why they only update the release dates and forget to update the content and attached files with that.
     
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