[Release] Alienware 18 BIOS A12 Unlocked

Discussion in 'Alienware 18 and M18x' started by Raidriar, Mar 7, 2017.

  1. imest

    imest Notebook Consultant

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    That is a clear indication of the MOSFET problem. I had Dell replace the MB and I am just now starting to get the same issue. The 18 is a p1ece of $hit imo... I mean it's great, when it is working, but this will be my 5th MB replacement (2nd for the MOSFET issue). I have had it since 2014 October.
     
  2. Raidriar

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    My Alienware 18 started doing this and blew its MOSFETS a couple weeks later. Sell now or part it out, it’s not worth repairing as the fault was never fixed and they will all blow up eventually.
     
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    Just as a follow up. I have tried changing a few settings with the power consumption and TDP, and ended up soft bricking it lol. Im worried if I alter anything else, I might brick it again. All I want to do is adjust the fan control in the bios.
     
  4. Raidriar

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    BIOS does not control fan, EC does, BIOS fan values are ignored
     
  5. stas.b85

    stas.b85 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hi @Raidriar.
    Can you please add an NVME support to your unlocked BIOS?
     
  6. TheReciever

    TheReciever D! For Dragon!

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    What values were locked were simply unlocked. Nvme support is not available to this system to the best of my knowledge.
     
  7. stas.b85

    stas.b85 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Yes, but I know some trick to how to use NVME SSD's on this laptop:

    It's MXM to NVME adapter!!! :)
     

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  8. TheReciever

    TheReciever D! For Dragon!

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    Oh quite interesting.

    I would prefer slots if that was feasible. Then just turn my ranger into a server when ever I retire it from my DD
     
  9. stas.b85

    stas.b85 Notebook Enthusiast

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    This stuff are installing to any MXM 3.0 slot, even in master, you just then should use an integrated GPU if it's exist, or if your laptop have two MXM slot's then you just install this adaptor to the slave MXM port and have full speed PCI-E 3.0x4 speed on your SSD and able to use it for boot. But at firs the support of NVME must be added to the BIOS.
     
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    stas.b85 Notebook Enthusiast

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