*OFFICIAL* Alienware m15 R3 / m17 R3 Owner's Lounge

Discussion in '2015+ Alienware 13 / 15 / 17' started by Game7a1, May 25, 2020.

  1. Gigaman

    Gigaman Newbie

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    It would be nice if there is more details about what actual stability issues the BIOS fixes. Does anyone know?

    I have been fighting BSOD VIDEO_TDR_FAILURE nvlddmkm.sys on cold boot or return from sleep. Have done everything cleaning with DDU each time and trying all latest NVIDA drivers both studio and game versions. Even gone back to DELL's NVIDIA driver (which is quite old ->456.87)

    The only improvement came when I turned of Windows fast bootup. I have been enjoying Windows Hello now with the new TOBI update tho.

    Resolve 17 beta (full studio version) works really well on this Alienware utilising the RTX 2080 even editing 4-6-8K Raw. I love the machine, but just wish it was a little more stable for me on startup. Maybe I should try this new BIOS 1.7.2 ? Hopefully DELL can get it sorted.
     
  2. etern4l

    etern4l Notebook Virtuoso

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    If clean install doesn't help, it's a mobo/GPU issue unfortunately. Dell should replace it for you.
     
  3. JCordero31

    JCordero31 Notebook Evangelist

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    Anybody have a link to the m17 r3 180w-200w 2080 super bios vbios flash? To flash the 2080s.
     
  4. Papusan

    Papusan TURDBOOKs Sucks! Dont waste your $$$ on FILTHY

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    I mean the thin m17 have 150w vbios.
     
  5. JCordero31

    JCordero31 Notebook Evangelist

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    Yes but I believe someone came up with the 180w 190w and 200w bios update. The 190w-200w doesn't let you charge the battery but gives your 2080s more power and can squeeze a few more mhz out of it. I'd use the 180w less heat
     
  6. Papusan

    Papusan TURDBOOKs Sucks! Dont waste your $$$ on FILTHY

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    And you are sure the vbios isn't from Area-51m R2 who have 180-200W vbios? Dell won't throw out 200W bios for the thin models.
     
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  7. JCordero31

    JCordero31 Notebook Evangelist

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    I think someone modded a bios from the another company to work with the alienware one. They did it for the hp omen 17 laptop too.
     
  8. Papusan

    Papusan TURDBOOKs Sucks! Dont waste your $$$ on FILTHY

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    All I can remember is that the modded vbios for etc the HP Omen was done on basis of the Area-51m vbios. This was for the 2080 Non Super. Maybe bro @DaMafiaGamer is able to remember more than me but I doubt that the 180-200w modds you talk about was done from the thinner Alienware's.
     
  9. JCordero31

    JCordero31 Notebook Evangelist

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    Your right I found the thread after hours of searching its only for regular 2080. Someone sold me a m17 r3 10980hk 2080s for 1800 I couldn't resist since they go for 2800 on ebay
     
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  10. seanwee

    seanwee Father of laptop shunt modding

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    Yeah thats a sick deal
     
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