*OFFICIAL* Alienware M18xR1/R2/18 Benchmark Thread - Part 3

Discussion in 'Alienware 18 and M18x' started by Mr. Fox, Aug 31, 2013.

  1. DoubleHelixx

    DoubleHelixx Notebook Enthusiast

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    ...and the audio is unparalleled, at least in the r2 Klipsich version. The subwoofer is as good as you could imagine coming from a laptop. The AW18 has nowhere near the same sound quality.
     
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    Mr. Fox BGA Filth-Hating Elitist

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    Yes, it was awesome in many ways, including the audio quality. It was sometimes frustrating when the Recon3di chip would stop working. I actually had the audio amp on one catch fire.

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    What's interesting is, I've never heard or experienced this myself until I saw the thread regarding this.

    I've owned about four M18xR2, the one I have left works well *knocks on wood*

    Seems like AW always had mosfet issues
     
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    Some M17xR4 owners had the same problem. And, there were some HP owners that also had it. It was some kind of defect with the Soundblaster Recon3di drivers. Sometimes I would go for 6 months and never have it happen, then it would start happening frequently. And, then it would mysteriously stop happening. Putting it to sleep by closing the lid for a few seconds, then opening the lid to wake it up would usually revive the missing audio device and make it work again. It was pretty strange. Creative eventually released a driver that was only available from the Micro$oft Update Catalog (had to be manually downloaded) that permanently fixed it for me. Never happened again.
     
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    Mr. Fox, I'm curious, when you were running your M18x R2 with dual PSUs what did you have to change to get the laptop to accept the voltage? I purchased a Eurocom 780w with the Alienware cable but no matter what I do, I never see it pull more than 300w before it starts to throttle back. I'm using dual GTX 980m GPUs as well. Thanks.
     
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