Jamemamone
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Re: I have Aurora R7 how does one tell if its liquid cooled?

Thanks for trying to help me guys, I still can't find it.

 

I found a "Thermal" section in the Ailenware Command center, but it looks nothing like the screenshot posted a few posts up.

Also, I notice a few posts up it says I might need a bios update for the command center to look like that?

i have 1.0.0 and just looked for the latest verion on dell.com/drivers and the only/latest version it has is the one I have.

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Tesla1856
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Re: I have Aurora R7 how does one tell if its liquid cooled?


@Jamemamone wrote:

 

1. I found a "Thermal" section in the Alienware Command center, but it looks nothing like the screenshot posted a few posts up.

2. Also, I notice a few posts up it says I might need a bios update for the command center to look like that?

3. i have 1.0.0 and just looked for the latest version on dell.com/drivers and the only/latest version it has is the one I have.


1. Why don't you show us what your looks like.

2. Possibly

3. Are you sure you have and Aurora-R7 ?

Are you still under Dell warranty ?


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amstel78
2 Iron

Re: I have Aurora R7 how does one tell if its liquid cooled?


@Jamemamone wrote:

Thanks for trying to help me guys, I still can't find it.

 

I found a "Thermal" section in the Ailenware Command center, but it looks nothing like the screenshot posted a few posts up.

Also, I notice a few posts up it says I might need a bios update for the command center to look like that?

i have 1.0.0 and just looked for the latest verion on dell.com/drivers and the only/latest version it has is the one I have.


If you do have an R7, it sounds like you have an old BIOS firmware and AWCC application installed.  Confirm that it is indeed an R7, then log in to Dell support.  Go to downloads and enter your PC's service tag to find the most updated versions for your particular system.

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Jamemamone
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Re: I have Aurora R7 how does one tell if its liquid cooled?

Hey guys, I apologize I didn't see this thread until a little while ago for some reason.

I feel foolish, I thought I mentioned this somewhere but it looks like I didn't . I have a R8 and not a R7.

This is the description of my power supply it says under the "System config" when I look up my computer on the Dell website:

 

Part Number
Quantity
Description
3D4FK
1
INFORMATION, CHASSIS, ANWFXCOLOR, ANDROMEDA
MH0HN
1
ASSEMBLY, HEATSINK, CENTRAL PROCESSOR UNIT, 95W, L-COOLER, R6
P142N
2
SCREW, M2X2.5MM, FLAT HEAD, MACHINE SCREW, C1018
1W428
6
SCREW, 6-32X1/4", HEXHEAD, THREAD FORMED, ZINC PLATED STEEL, BLACK
8R0PF
1
ASSEMBLY, BEZEL, OPTICAL DEVICE DRIVE, WITH LATCH, R5
D2N2K
1
ASSEMBLY, CHASSIS, PWA INTEGRATED, 850W, BRONZE, OPTICAL DEVICE DRIVE, R8
F484V
1
ASSEMBLY, BRACKET, THERMAL, LIQD, 95W, CENTRAL PROCESSOR UNIT, R5
J46J2
1
ASSEMBLY, HEATSINK, VIDEO RESOLUTION, CENTRAL PROCESSOR UNIT, 95W, R5
DU124
1
INFORMATION, EXTREME PERFORMANCE SYSTEM, 720, H2C

Here are screen shot of what the "Thermal" section looks like

Screenshot (2).png

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amstel78
2 Iron

Re: I have Aurora R7 how does one tell if its liquid cooled?

It looks like it's liquid cooled, but why don't you just take the side panel off and have a look for yourself? You could answer all of your questions that way in less than 2 minutes.

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Jamemamone
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Re: I have Aurora R7 how does one tell if its liquid cooled?

Well I did when I first got it, and from my understanding the Liquid Cooler looked like a thing with a Ailen head, with tubes coming out, and I did not see one there.

I didn't start moving things around too much though. Should I be able to see it right when I take off the side panel? Or do I have to move things around a bit

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22GREEN
2 Iron

Re: I have Aurora R7 how does one tell if its liquid cooled?

Your thermal Alienware Command Center should look like mine. We both have the R7

 

Capture.12JPG.JPG

 

You find AWCC in your start menu by default.

 

 

EDIT: Sorry just saw where you have the R8 disregard my post.
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Tesla1856
6 Gallium

Re: I have Aurora R7 how does one tell if its liquid cooled?


@Jamemamone wrote:

 

I feel foolish, I thought I mentioned this somewhere but it looks like I didn't . I have an (Aurora) R8 and not a R7.

Here are screen shot of what the "Thermal" section looks like

 


That is some very new Alienware Command Center software. I have only seen that new version on a new Area51m laptop.

My Aurora-R6 runs AWCC similar to what was previously posted by the Aurora-R7 owner. I was not aware that Aurora-R8 owners were getting this "new style" v5.2.x software.

But according to this, I guess they do:

http://downloads.dell.com/published/pages/alienware-aurora-r8-desktop.html

So, I guess that explains why yours looks different.


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amstel78
2 Iron

Re: I have Aurora R7 how does one tell if its liquid cooled?


@Jamemamone wrote:

Well I did when I first got it, and from my understanding the Liquid Cooler looked like a thing with a Ailen head, with tubes coming out, and I did not see one there.

I didn't start moving things around too much though. Should I be able to see it right when I take off the side panel? Or do I have to move things around a bit


Pop the side panel off. Push the two black slider tabs on the back of the computer down to free the power supply. Gently swing the power supply out and you should see the motherboard. Once you see the motherboard, if your PC has a liquid cooler, you'll be able to see the cold plate with tubes coming out of it. 

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