HP/Compaq :: Alienware M17x - Switching To Envy 17

May 7, 2010

After seeing the release specs of the new envy 17 My mind is very torn on if I should sell my current setup (see sig below) and get the envy 17. I love the dx 11 supporting gddr5 ati card but I wonder how much performance I will lose over dual GTX 280m's? I also love the eyefinity support and the USB 3.0 support. Is it hard to adjust from a 1920 x 1200 to a 1920 x 1080?

I am basically looking for some pro's and cons between the two systems. I am also curious what my current system would possibly sell for?

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Dell :: XPS M1730 Or Alienware M17X

Jun 5, 2009

I had virtually decided on a XPS M1730 with a X9000 Extreme processer, Bluray read and write drive, 6GB ram, 1920 x 1200 screen, 640GB hard drive of ram, Nvidia 1GB 9800M GT Graphics (2x512MB in SLI mode) etc

I then started to read this forum about Dell taking over Alienware and i read up on the Alienware M17X, i have natural concerns with whats going to happen with the XPS gaming brand now that Dell have taken over Alienware to be its gaming division.

1. What sort of XPS customer care will i get in the future now that Dell seems to be putting most of its gaming resources into Alienware, will Dell carry on to manufacture parts for the XPS M1730 in the future just incase something goes wrong and how long for ?

2. If you had the choice to buy at this present time would it be an XPS M1730 or would you save up and spend a bit extra on the Alienware M17X, i want to get it right and to have no regrets.

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Dell :: Precision M6400 Or Alienware M17x

Jul 30, 2009

Ive been hunting around for a laptop for a couple of months now and ive still not decided what to get lol, i was initially drawn to the M17x but here in the uk we seem to be paying well over the odds for one compared to the US.

I was looking on ebay earlier and i came across a couple of Dell Precision M6400 laptops with what looks like a huge spec for a decent price, they seemed to offer more value than the M17x at their respective prices.

Now what i need to know is what is the difference between a Precision M6400 and a Precision M6400 Covet ?

How well regarded is a Precision M6400, is it known as a gaming laptop as ive not come across them before.

This is the spec i was looking at, how would this compare against an M17x, how well regarded is the processor and graphics card and the spec in general? ...

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Dell Alienware M17x :: Can't Install Webcam?

Apr 25, 2013

When I got my latop, Alienware m17x all the software was on it and working. I tried to instal win xp 64 on it as I don't like anything else, but since dell don't make any drivers for win xp 64 on the m17x r4, I simply couldn't have the software I wanted.

I returned back to win 8 and everything installed except my web cam...

 Your diagnostics software is ok, for checking my cpu speed etc, but your suggested drivers for my system does not say anything about my web cam, can I have a link and maybe the activation code I know my service tag.

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Dell Alienware M17x :: Locks Up A Lot On Occasions

Jun 5, 2010

I've had my M17x since last September and while I've come to accept the fact that it locks up on occassion, lately it's been getting rather ridiculous. Today alone I have had to do 6 forced reboots because of lock ups. It's pretty much a given that the machine will completely lock up around 100% CPU usage, but outside of that it can just happen randomly as well. This is particularily annoying if I'm doing a task that does put some stress on the CPU, there's maybe a slim chance I'll get to actually finish it before it all freezes.

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Dell Alienware M17x R3 :: Does Not Start Anymore

Apr 26, 2013

i have a problem. a few months ago my dell warranty for my alienware has expired. now all of a sudden, the computer crashed and refuses to turn on again. first it restartet and asked my if i want to strt windows normal or safe mode. i entered normal, as i thought it was jus a crash. it showed the start screen, than all lights went off. no matter what i do, it will not start. hitting the power button, however, makes a very short sound, as if it starts reading from HDD but than nothing. took battery off and waited. back on... nothing.

prior to that it showed a blue screen like it did before, when HDD was useless and had to be replaced september last year. sure the warranty of the computer itself is expired, but i still have a warranty for the new HDD. however, the service tag of the notebook says i can not contact e-mail support, because i have no warranty anymore. i can not choose anything that can change that. i fear the HDD is gone again, which i can have replaced, as it still has warranty, but i can ask no one at support, as they assume i have no warranty left.

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Dell Alienware M17x :: Has No WiFi With Windows 8

Feb 14, 2013

I installed windows 8 on my M17x and now I have no wifi ...

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Dell Alienware M17x R4 :: AC Adapter Doesn't Work

Mar 14, 2013

I Just had my Alienware m17x R4 for 2 days and the  AC adapter doesn't works. Yesterday it was ok, but today it's dead. It's not passing electricity to the laptop, in fact the light in the cable is off.

What could it be? Why a new adapter of a new computer simply stops working after only two days of use?

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Dell Alienware M17x R3 :: Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit - Can't Install New RAM

Feb 27, 2013

I have a Alienware M17x R3, Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit that uses DDR3 PC3-10600 1333MHz. I have 4 2GB sticks of RAM. I've actually found myself using programs that max 8GBs out. So I bought my self 4 sticks of 4 GB DDR3 PC3-10666 1333MHz RAM.

For some reason my system doesn't want to accept the new memory. The BIOS sees that i have the correct RAM in each slot, but windows never actually starts up It'll either just get to the system loading screen, then shut off and automatically come back on and just keep doing that. Other times, i'll get a blue screen that just flashes for a second and shutdown halfway (The lights stay on, but nothing happens). I've just tried two sticks of RAM at a time and still nothing happens. I've called Dell support, and they said it should work just fine.

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Dell Alienware M17x R2 :: Shuts Down After 5 Minutes Playing Game

Mar 7, 2013

My laptop is an alienware m17x r2, It have been 2 years Since I've bought it, my laptop shuts down after few minutes playing with any game.. And I've Dusted it off many time  and it doesn't overheat, I've send it back to my after sales service twice. The first days, it was working like it should, I could play normally.. but Few days after, the problem come back..It is Working for everything! Except For the games.

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Dell Alienware M17X R3 :: 8 Beep When Starting After Updating BIOS

Mar 20, 2013

I was updating my bios last night after reinstalling windows downloaded all the drivers that dell recommend fir Alienware M17X R3.everything when great until the bios! burned the bios drivers on cd restartet laptop and bios updating started and when it was done it said i could turn off my computer. so i did! no it wont start i cant see anything on screen only 8 beep! i read around on the internet and i understand that this is a video card problem?i tried to connect it to another monitor and press fn f6  when i turn it on but it didn't work.

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Dell Alienware M17x :: Computer All Of The Sudden Can't Handle Games?

Oct 22, 2011

My alienware computer could handle any game no problem a week ago or so but now every game i play is extremely choppy and the frame rate is around 10 on most games. Is there any reason for this or anything i can do to fix it? I've tryed restoring my computer to its factory state and i have updated everything in windows update. I have also got rid of unwanted start programs in msconfig and I have also used task manager to clear any processes that i do not need running. It also seems that my computer usage is around 80% or more when playing a game now and maybe it gets to 100% and then lags?

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Dell Alienware M17x R3 :: Thin Flickering Horizontal Lines In The Bottom And Top Of Laptop Screen

Dec 3, 2014

I have a M17x R3 laptop since a few years. A few weeks ago I sent it to the shop to have a SSD installed and have Win7 reinstalled (Windows Explorer kept crashing all the time and I wasnt able to format for some reason). When it got back from the shop, I realized a problem that was not there before.

There are 2 horizontal lines, one at the top and one at the bottom of my screen that keep flickering. They dont appear when I'm on the desktop or playing games, only when I have a program running (iTunes, Steam, DivX, etc) in fullscreen. 

Here are my specs

Alienware M17X R3
Windows 7 64 bit
AMD Radeon HD 6870M (I also have Intel(R) HD Graphics 3000 in my display drivers. Just noticed that the version for both is 9.3.0)
6GB RAM

Dont know if it has anything to do with this, but when I got my laptop back I tried to install Cataclyst Control Center and it messed up my graphics bad, I could only run 640x480 and the only way to fix this was to uninstall CCC.

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HP/Compaq :: HP Envy I5: Heat, Graphics Switching And Battery Life

Feb 21, 2010

I spent a couple hours reading through dozens of pages in the 3 separate HP Envy 15" Owner's Lounge threads and couldn't find a definite answer to the following questions--there was usually conflicting info.

In total there's over 1k pages, so despite considerable time spent perusing and searching perhaps I missed a definite answer somewhere in there. So hopefully, it's okay if I ask this outside of those threads for a conclusive answer:

1) Every review I've read mentioned the heat issue with the i7 system. Has anyone read an official review or gathered a consensus from users if the i5 version of the 15" model has lesser heat issues?

2) Does the i5 have graphics switching? And does the i7?

3) The i7 has very short battery life, which dissuades me from getting it. Is the i5 any better? What sort of usage are most i5 owners getting out of it?

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Dell :: Downgrading M17x To Studio XPS 16

Mar 23, 2010

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Dell :: Who Had M1730 Replaced With An M17x

Sep 29, 2009

I was thinking that a list with people who got an M17x as a system replacement for the M1730 will be very useful for some of us.

That being said, I want to know what configuration you had before and what you got. Country is also important, so please note this as well.

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Dell M17x R3 :: Freezes Up Every Few Seconds

Mar 4, 2013

It freezes up every few seconds and resumes after another few seconds. This happens when I am gamming. I can move my cursor when it freezed, the audio also gets stuck.

I've tried all the Dell PC Diagnostics, and didnt find anything wrong. I fresh reinstalled my system, scaned virus and malwares, update my drivers, still problem remains. I think it's my video card might have phyiscal damage cause I move the huge ass laptop a lot, but I am not sure.

I had installed an new ssd 2 weeks ago in module 1, but I had no problem until yesterday.

i7 2670QM 2.2GHz

AMD Radeon HD 6870

4GB DDR3 RAM

500G HDD + 128 crucial M4 SSD

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Dell M17X R3 :: Windows 8 - Where To Find Switchable Graphics Software

Mar 31, 2013

I have a M17X R3 running on Windows 8, I think I deleted the switchable graphics software as it is missing.

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HP/Compaq :: Envy Beats Or Envy 15

Mar 21, 2010

beats edition as compared to the envy 15 version.

1. What reason is there for the 800 dollar difference in price other than the beats headphones?

2.Does the back of the case only have the beats logo on it or is there any type of laser etching like on the original envy.

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Dell :: Switching Out The CPU

May 1, 2009

I have a t5750 CPU in my laptop atm (M1530), and I'd like to replace it with a t8300. Before i make a decision, id like to know if it's even possible to do?

I know the bios must recognize both and they need to be the same line or whatever, but a guy i know has a t8300 in the same laptop i do, and he is using the same bios and bios version as myself (A12).

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Acer :: Switching To Windows 7

Aug 1, 2009

I own an Acer Aspire 6920G. I'm thinking about changing my OS from Windows Vista, to Windows 7. Is there anything I should know, like driver and software problems? Anything I should be ready to fix if I decide to install Windows 7 On this laptop?

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Dell :: Stop Switching To 3d Clocks

Jul 13, 2007

if it is possible to stop the video card from going into 3d clocks for certain applications. For instance, my skin for my computer uses a lot of transparencies and any simple movement of a window causes the video card to go into 3d clock mode. To me that seems like an unnecessary waste of heat for just everyday simple tasks like surfing the internet etc. I'd still want it to dynamically change to 3d clocks when I run a game or something though.

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Sony :: SZ Windows 7 Wireless Switching

Sep 3, 2009

Has anyone with the SZ series got the wireless switching utility to work on windows 7. I got everything else to work except that. I tried both the vista driver and xp.

I don't use bluetooth so i prefer to turn it off. But when it's disabled the blue bluetooth light is still lit

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Acer :: Ferrari Keeps Switching Off During Upgrade

Dec 17, 2009

I'm trying to upgrade my OS from XP Home to XP Pro SP3. However during the installation process (about 70%)it just switches off and reboots back to the old OS.

Is there a special process that I'm not aware of?

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Acer :: Travelmate 7530 Keeps Switching Itself

Jan 24, 2009

The main one is the laptop keeps switching itself [going to powersave HD off mode] off, I have acer epower uninstalled and am using Vista power settings, both set to always on.

I have run all updates etc and even updated USB drivers thinking that could be an issue having read it could cause this.

The second is that I am unable to change boot order in the setup bios, it shows boot order, but will allow no changes, which makes no sense at all! So am unable to boot from any CD!

am fed up of leaving PC working only to find task stopped as its gone to sleep mode!

On another note, the specs for the LT are:

# Processor - AMD Athlon X2 QL-60 / 1.9 GHz ( Dual-Core )
# RAM - 2 GB (installed) / 4 GB (max) - DDR2 SDRAM - 667 MHz ( 2 x 1 GB )
# Hard Drive - 250 GB - Serial ATA-150
# Operating System - Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium
# Screen - 17' TFT 1440 x 900 ( WXGA+ ) - 24-bit (16.7 million colours) - CrystalBrite
# Optical Drive - DVDRW (R DL) / DVD-RAM - integrated
# Graphics - ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3200 - 256 MB
# Bluetooth - Yes
# Notebook Camera - Integrated

Am I right in thinking this could run 64 bit vista ok?

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Apple :: Vista Freezes And I'm Switching To Xp

May 12, 2009

vista crashes , not to mention the bsods, and audio crackling issues and performance drop using it under vistual os. Virtual os was not as snappy as running xp. SO now i say bye bye vista and Hello xp. What are your experiences on xp? Does the machine get as hot as on vista? 65-74c while surfing on the net and listening to music? Does it have the famous audio crackling issues? Is it as buggy and slow as vista? Also what are your gaming temps? Is the fan management working correctly?

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Apple :: Switching From Windows To Macbook Pro

Jul 10, 2009

I've been contemplating a Mac, too. I recently bought an HP HDX18t, and I'm trying to decide if I want to keep it or get a Macbook Pro 17). The thing that's holding me back is that for essentially the same price as a Macbook Pro with 4 gb of RAm, I have 8gb RAM, a 160gb Intel SSD plus a 500gb hard drive, 18.4" high def monitor that is in the 16x9 format (I can have two IE windows open with no overlap), a Blu Ray burner, QX9300 Quad processors. I also love the full numeric keypad on the keyboard.

My first 3 computers were Macs (SE, IIsi, and Quadra 840AV), and I switched to PC when Windows 95 came out because I was tired of incompatibilities between my Mac and work and college computers. I was also tired of cool apps for the PC not being available for the Mac. Honestly, Windows has never given me any significant problems. Sure, I've had crashes and performance slowdowns, but I had those on my Macs, too. I've never had a virus on Windows. I've really never regretted switching to Windows...........

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Apple :: Difficulty In Switching - Seem To Have No Power

Mar 10, 2009

So my trusty old Thinkpad crapped out on me last night. I seem to have no power (adapter works, though) so I think the problem is unrelated to the hard drive and that should be okay. I've decided to replace it with a Macbook. In order to get the files off of my completely dead TP--which I'd prefer NOT to put any more money into at this point--can I turn the HD from the TP into an external hard drive and use bootcamp to boot windows from the (now) external HD, then pull files off it it that way?

Also, I read in the Migration sticky that you have to use Windows XP with SP2 and NOT SP1 with an SP2 upgrade. I think I had XP with SP1 and an SP2 upgrade. Even checking out the Windows site, those full versions all only come with SP1. What's the trick?

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Dell Inspiron 15R N5110 :: Not Switching On

Apr 10, 2013

when I tried to play any sound (details at bottom ). Anyway, I went onto the dell website to get a driver to see if it would fix it. I had to fond this service key thing, and then it told me I needed to get these three things. They were a couple of number with a letter or two in there, meant nothing to me. So I installed one, and it came up with this grid, and the boxes were getting filled in, and then some of the, were red in the middle. My laptop was reeeaaally loud at this point. But then, the power cable went out, and I've had this problem where the laptop loses connection to battery, and it went. So then, my laptop went off. And now when I tried to switch it back on, what happens is the power button lights up, three buttons on the right light up momentarily. But the screen stays black. So then the only things indicating it's 'on' is the power button, and the three lights on the bottom of the laptop, which I have no idea of purpose. Also, my laptop is very very quiet at this point. Anyway, yeah, I've taken battery out, charger out, both out, left both out, put both in, that hasn't solved it. 

I had been messing around with my playback devices (enabling/disabling) because I had tried using Skype. Originally, I had a problem where my skype calls were coming through my headphones (plugged into the headphone jack), but any other noise, coming through my laptop speakers. I sorted this by disabling my "communications headphones". And then now, I had a problem where I was in a skype call, when everything else stopped producing sound, bar the skype call. So I tried reopening my browser, but nothing, checked iTunes, and the music wasn't playing. So I thought it may have been the skype call. It wasn't, as I ended it, and still no noise was coming through. Then after a few minutes, there was a just this background noise coming through my headphones, like a fan. I noticed that it was coming out of my headphones when plugged in, but also my speakers when unplugged. Also, when I muted sound, the noise stopped, so I thought that may hint at where this problem may occur.

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why is alienware in dells website. did dell bought alienware or is it the other way around.

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