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

  1. Ultra Male

    Ultra Male Super Tweaker

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    You installed the latest Alienware GeForce Driver which I posted today in the drivers thread or you grabbed the latest from NVIDIA?
     
  2. HaloGod2012

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    I grabbed them from GeForce experience automatically


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  3. Ultra Male

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    That could be the issue. Dell recommends only using their proprietary drivers. This isn't new, I don't know if you remember but at the time Windows 10 was released, Alienware 18s and 17s were dying left and right because of nVIDIA Drivers, seems like they don't comply with what Dell sets for power. I could be wrong but I usually prefer to stick to manufacturer drivers when it comes to GeForce drivers
     
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    This version of experience came installed from dell, so it shouldn’t be an issue to get updates from it


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  5. Papusan

    Papusan JOKEBOOK's Sucks! Dont waste your $$$ on FILTHY

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    The AW problem wasn't due this. It was a EVGA Precision software that bricked some screens. We who had AW17 with 120Hz screens was saved from this mess. Also some Clevo got bricked screens.
     
  6. Ultra Male

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    Doesn't matter where GeForce Experience came from, it will always download the latest drivers from nVIDIA straight so that's no different then one installing the latest nVIDIA Standalone driver. Point is, you should not allow it to update and there is an option in GeForce Experience to ignore driver updates.
     
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    Dell should definitely not allow it then lol


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  8. martin778

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  9. Papusan

    Papusan JOKEBOOK's Sucks! Dont waste your $$$ on FILTHY

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    Rather be careful what you download from Win Update. Dell push harder and harder with good help from Redmond HQ...
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    http://forum.notebookreview.com/threads/xps-15-9570-owners-thread.817008/page-258#post-10898836
     
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    That is true, but more importantly, the muppets at nVIDIA need to get their act together, you case is not a first, they have fried numerous laptops with their driver updates because they use as as guinea pigs.
     
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