*OFFICIAL* Alienware M17x R3/R4 Owner's Lounge Thread

Discussion in 'Alienware 17 and M17x' started by katalin_2003, May 4, 2012.

  1. MismoYT

    MismoYT Notebook Enthusiast

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    I know that, and that's not what I'm trying to say. I'm talking about Microsoft forcing people to upgrade their PCs or buy new ones. If the restriction of needing to have activated Secure Boot and have a CPU compatible with TPM 2.0 stills there when they release this Win11, all PCs below 2016 will be obsolete. As the consumers, this is a complete abuse.
     
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    Its required for Windows 10 as well(or was, and then that requirement was dropped, because not all hardware has proper support from the respective OEM), and well, TPM 2.0 can be supported since the Haswell platform, IF the OEM/system manufacturer enabled it, or did an update to the BIOS to allow it to support TPM2.0, here is a doc from Huawei on how to enable it on a BIOS on some of their old hardware:
    https://support.huawei.com/enterprise/br/doc/EDOC1000039573/243df47b/trusted-computing
     
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    That gives me a little hope, I wish you're right and they remove those requirements soon
     
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    MismoYT Notebook Enthusiast

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    Another noobie question, do you know if it's possible to use a M17X R5 motherboard on the M17X R4?
     
  5. Maxware79

    Maxware79 Alienware died in 2014

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    No, completely different. Technically there isn't an M17x R5 even though the sticker on the bottom of the laptop will say M17x R5. It's just called the 17 (usually referred to as the 17 R1), very confusing from Dell.
     
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    Yeah, Dell does that kind of weird things -.-'
     
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    Hi, can you tell me the best ways to control the fans in a m17x r4? I tried SpeedFan and HWInfo, but can't control CPU fan and GPU fan independently
     
  8. M18x-oldie

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    That should smhow be possible by opening both instances of HWinfo, 64 and 32 bit, I had read that somewhere here in the forums, but have never tried that myself.
     
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    I'll give it a shot and tell you. But idk, how this laptops do that kind of weird things? I have to shut down mine after a cold boot and start it again to play, because if i don't do that, the GPU can't mantain the performance profile
     
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    Another question, do you know if this model of 1070 works with the m17x r4?
     

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