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Discussion in 'Alienware M11x' started by Lee Molano, Aug 1, 2015.

  1. vorob

    vorob Notebook Deity

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    Okaaay, looks like I found solution myself.

    One was smth called COMPAL Embedded System Control and another one is some Motion Sensor crap (http://ftp1.dell.com/folder00951951m/6/)...
     
  2. el_pitaya

    el_pitaya Notebook Consultant

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    I have the exact unknown devices.. who knows, m11x R1 runs great now!
    Installed a SSD and went back to life!

    I'm guessing we don't need those xD
     
  3. NickericanDream

    NickericanDream Notebook Enthusiast

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    I recently took the bait and accepted the free Windows 10 upgrade for my M11x R2. I updated everything, but now suddenly my Nvidia control panel / Optimus automatic overclocking is missing. My games are barely playable, and the laptop runs slowly in general because it always stays on the crappy default CPU settings. When I go to the Dell website to try to get a program / driver set to re-install my Nvidia stuff and Optimus, the useless website tells me they decided not to support Windows 10 in my laptop (not buying Dell in the future!).

    Can someone please tell me what I need to do to make games playable on my Alienware again?
     
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  4. kosti

    kosti Notebook Virtuoso

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    Unfortunately, there's no option that I am aware of on the R2 to disable Optimus and just use the Nvidia card. That would have solved the issue.

    You may want to try a different driver version downloaded directly from Nvidia. Check this post:

    https://www.tenforums.com/graphic-cards/18863-windows-10-nvidia-optimus-issue.html

    Not sure if any of those suggestions are gonna work. You may just want to revert back to 7.
     
  5. NickericanDream

    NickericanDream Notebook Enthusiast

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    Thanks for the link. As an update, I spent all of last night trying to steps found at the link below, except that at the end I couldn't install the Nvidia stuff because (unlike at the start of the instructions) the installation software kept saying that the necessary hardware was not found on the laptop (I am guessing because part of the instructions said to delete the driver in your control panel).

    http://forum.notebookreview.com/threads/m11x-r1-hybrid-optimus-driver-windows-10.781121/

    Out of desperation, I decided to Hail Mary and reverted to an earlier version of Windows overnight (I thought I would get to pick which version, but it simply took off once I hit go). Now oddly enough, whatever version/ of windows it reverted me to seems to be running the Nvidia control panel and Optimus:

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    Now when I go to Revert to an Earlier Version, this time I see an option to revert to Windows 7. Seems like a shame considering that I spent a bunch of time trying to get my stupid Windows 10 settings right before I realized Nvidia/Optimus weren't working, and considering that (for the moment) I am getting my overclocking like I need.

    [​IMG]

    On the other hand, I am worried that at some point in the future, Windows 10 will force some stupid auto-update that will nuke my Nvidia control panel / Optimus again...I can't find a way to permanently disable Windows 10 updates, only to require notifications before updating.

    Edit: maybe I will keep Windows 10 but disable auto-updating just to make sure it doesn't fubar my Nvidia stuff

    https://mspoweruser.com/turn-off-windows-update-windows-10/
     
  6. kosti

    kosti Notebook Virtuoso

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    If it's working, I'd recommend taking note of the driver version that works, and then disable Windows from automatically updating those drivers in case it tries to update to a newer version that may not work. You are better off downloading graphics drivers directly from Nvidia anyway. There are a few ways to do this in Win 10, but here's a quick link:

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials...ndows-update-enable-disable-windows-10-a.html
     
  7. Biru017

    Biru017 Newbie

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    Windows 10 works on my m11x R3 but alienfx does not work in win10... Any of you face this issue after upgrading to win10 ??
     
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