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Would XPS users pay for a Bios Hack/Mod ?

Discussion in 'Dell XPS and Studio XPS' started by Muscle Master, Jul 20, 2010.

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Would you pay for a Bios Hack/Mod to prevent throttling?

  1. Yes!!!!

    35.7%
  2. No.. My system don't throttle

    42.9%
  3. No.. I like throttling !!!

    21.4%
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  1. Muscle Master

    Muscle Master Notebook Consultant

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    So it seems they are having fun over at the thinkpad forums

    So.. I ask:

    • What makes the Studio XPS 1640/1645/1647 throttle?
    • What are the solution's to prevent any throttling once and for all?
    • Would we pay no more than $30 to rid get rid of the primary bottleneck of the XPS?

    I don't know if this been done before... are Dell's bios even modifiable?

    I don't have my 1647 yet but if it does throttle, I am willing to pay for a modded bios
     
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    Third poll choice is loaded/rigged/stupid.

    I pick "No, because I'm not voiding my $300+ warranty and paying additional money to attempt to fix a flawed laptop design when Dell should do it for free."
     
  3. Muscle Master

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    Come on man... where the "Computer Enthusiast" in you :p

    It's obviously Dell is telling us to kiss they A$$.. I mean this have been going on for months... wouldn't you rather have a throttle free system

    How would they ever know if you bricked your mobo?. don't think those can be brought back to life

    I'm just putting the idea out there.. if it's possible? .. it's possible
     
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    Don't worry, my warranty expires March 2013. When the time is right, I'll make sure I get a flawless laptop even if it costs Dell thousands of dollars to go through multiple replacement parts AND multiple replacement systems.
     
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    I agree with you to a certain extent.. but that wont change the problem
     
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    I'd want a mod so I can install an i7-940XM
     
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    I assume dell locked that type of upgrade with the bios?
     
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    Lets say the throttling problem is caused by lack of power, and the BIOS hack "fixes" throttling. This would mean that certain configurations are going to end up with melted power adapters since some XPS1645s can easily draw over 130 watts. Maybe even around 145 watts.

    What happens if the BIOS hack isn't careful, and tries to draw too much power when on battery? Isn't it the BIOS's responsibility to power off the laptop? What happens if it doesn't? I don't really want to find out.
     
  9. Muscle Master

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    The same way dell would do it.. there are higher watt adapters out there.. I seen them

    Correct me if I'm wrong... but Don't the Alienware systems uses the same type of adapter but at a higher wattage?

    Didn't say there weren't gonna be any risks.. Apparently I should have said this isn't for the "fainthearted "
     
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    It's not like Alienware systems use the 130 watt adapter but are actually drawing 150 watts from it. They would use an adapter rated to higher values to prevent fires, injury and possible death.

    If you think I'm "fainthearted" why not just use a 65 watt adapter but actually draw how much power the XPS 1645 requires to not throttle... :p You get the idea.
     
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