*OFFICIAL* Alienware Area-51M R1 Owner's Lounge

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    Did you increase the GPU Temp slider to 87C?

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    Then actually select the profile that you saved??

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    Looks like my settings reverted again on this so that might possibly be the issue.
     
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    Going forward is there a way to make it so awcc doesn't auto update?
     
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    1) Press the Windows Key + R to launch the run dialogue box

    2) Type regedit then hit Enter

    3) Navigate to the following key:

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    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Alienware\Alienware Command Center
    4) Double click on the string value "InstallVersion" and edit the value to 5.2.91.0 or whatever the latest version is.
     
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    Macrium Reflect v7.2.5107 Bootable ISO (use Rufus to create a bootable ISO)

    Make sure to right click on the files you just downloaded, go to Properties, then hit Unblock from the bottom right as it may be blocked since it was downloaded from the internet, if you don't do this before you run the file, then it may not install correctly. Ensure both the image file and Rufus do not have a BLOCKED status.

    @Mr. Fox @Papusan @Fire Tiger @etern4l @Melvin Rousseau @Normimb @normand668 @ssj92 @Terreos
     
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    Hi.... I'm not sure whats going on with your main issue, but I will comment on "Adaptive" vs "Maximum Performance".. In my situation... When I was running Unplugged and on "Battery Power".. I noticed that the small single games I have downloaded from Steam (Galaga, Pac-man and Dig Dug).. All ran super slow and were totally unplayabe while set on "Maximum Performance".. When I switched back to "Adaptive" all was well and the games played at their full speed with perfect music.

    So if you run into any trouble playing or running stuff while Unplugged and on "Battery Power" you need to switch it back to "Adaptive". :)
     
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    That is because switching power modes in NVCPL requires a reboot. For example, when I change from Adaptive to High Performance the GPU clock speeds don't change until I reboot so that's not really a solution
     
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    Thank you for clarifying that.. Good to know. :)
     
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    The other thing to consider as well... Galaga, Pacman and Dig Dug require no graphical performance. They are ancient arcade games that should be able to run fine with an old single- or dual-core Pentium (circa 2000-2002) and any kind of video card that can put an image on the screen. And, many games that are super-old like that can have a tendency to misbehave when they are run on a system that is like 5000x faster than the hardware they were designed to run on. They are still very fun to play as long as they behave correctly.

    Another one I liked from back in the day was Sinistar.
    "Beware, I live!!!"
    "Run coward!!!"
    "Run, run, run!!!"
    "Beware, coward!!!"
    "Run, coward!!!"
    ...then, once he roars loudly as he crushes your spacecraft in his robotic jaws, he declares...
    "I am Sinistar!"
    "I hunger!"



    I think my 4 boys still remember the nightmares that daddy playing that game caused them, LOL.
     
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    Alienware Area-51m System BIOS v1.12.0

     
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