*OFFICIAL* Alienware X Series Owners Lounge and Discussion

Discussion in '2015+ Alienware 13 / 15 / 17' started by HaloGod2012, May 11, 2021.

  1. JinTexas

    JinTexas Notebook Consultant

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    One last thing. This is how you overclock a system.
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    OK boomer
     
  3. JinTexas

    JinTexas Notebook Consultant

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    Don't hate just because I live in a big house and drive a nice car and retired at age 43. And FYI, I'm Gen X.
     
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    yrekabakery Notebook Virtuoso

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    Golf claps
     
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    saturnotaku Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Good for you. No one cares.

    Glass houses, stones, etc.
     
  6. smugpanda

    smugpanda Notebook Evangelist

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    One of the best reviewed laptops of the year is the Zephyrus G15, which is base 80W to 100W. Most of the Razer laptops are in this range as well. This is the defector “thin and light” tax this gen so far. The G14 starts at about 60W and boosts up to 80 (most of the time I saw it in the 65-75w range). So a 90-110W device, which could easily be mostly capped at 110W since AW is supporting some toggle in the BIOS to prefer the GPU (not sure why it must be a BIOS toggle as per-game would be nicer) - along with no optimus tax 10-20% frame improvement) should be a solid RTX enabled game experience for many.

    So far the max-p variances in the 125-140 inch range are either 1 inch or greater designs.
     
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    etern4l Notebook Virtuoso

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    Zephyrus? Best laptop according to which reviewers exactly? Soldered RAM and limited TGP. Thanks, but no thanks.
     
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    I’m just refuting your statement the X15 would be the lowest power laptop…not even close. Clearly 3 tiers - thin and light/ultrabook gaming laptops, 1” and greater, and then your honking DTR type machines which no one really buys.
     
  10. Papusan

    Papusan Jokebook's Sucks! Dont waste your $$$ on Filthy

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    Not so sure you know it but Dell Alienware lock their firmaware completely with bootguard and signed keys. They fuse also their sign in code into the PCH chips. This means it won't be easy as you think just with an mod firmware or even with an hardware flasher. And you need soldering skills, access to the hardware as the PCH chips and some free time.

    Intel Boot Guard
    As defined by Wikipedia: “Intel Boot Guard is a processor feature that prevents the computer from running firmware images not released by the system manufacturer. When turned on, the processors verifies a signature contained in the firmware image before executing it, using the hash of the public half of the signing key, which is fused into the system’s Platform Controller Hub (PCH) by the system manufacturer (not by Intel). Intel Boot Guard is an optional processor feature, meaning that it does not need to be activated during the system manufacturing. As a result, Intel Boot Guard, when activated, makes it impossible for end users to install replacement firmware such as Coreboot.
    https://firmwaresecurity.com/2015/08/12/intel-boot-guard/


    As you can see, Dell go the whole line out to secure their firmware from tampering from enthusiasts.
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    http://forum.notebookreview.com/threads/the-throttlestop-guide.531329/page-1232#post-11054610

    And regarding HP. The AW user is damn happy he have the $200 HP laptop as a working replacement for his problematic $2000 laptop Area-51m R1, keyboard crashes
     
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