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ian dalm
2 Iron

Alienware 18 Power supply

I have the new 18 with following specs

4900mq

780m sli

300w power supply

16gb ram (stock)

Problem is when moving from one page to the next, either between internet pages, metro to desktop or vice versa, or different apps or programs there is a significant drop in brightness for a few moments.  The workstation is always plugged in, on U3 cooling pad, and free of any obstruction.  Its less than a month old since I received it but I still checked and no dust problems.  I have verified that all drivers are up to date.  I went to power supply and have all settings set to max performance and brightness all the way up.  I've reinstalled the operating system and still issues persist.  I've also had problems while gamming where the system stutters in game or starts slowing up during the game.  I've monitored the temps while this is going on and its hitting 85-90c and it does not appear the fans are spinning on the CPU side.  The GPU temps are a bit better usually around 75-80c under load but on occasion hitting 85-90c as well.  I'm not sure if the high temps are causing the behavior and this also does not appear to be internet related as its happening when not playing multiplayer games as well as multiplayer games.  Another note is I've been steady hitting about 3-4 BSOD everyday since I've had the machine.  Most are from page fault in non page area, irql_not_less_or_equal as well as others.  I try to check them and resolve the issue on my own but I have not found working resolutions.  I gotta get the BSOD's to stop and the stuttering or lagging in game issues are a big worry.  The upper left corner of the keyboard (CPU) is too hot to touch when gaming.  The decrease in brightness when changing apps or pages is a concern and the decreased performance in offline as well as online gaming is also an issue.  Any suggestions?

 

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ian dalm
2 Iron

RE: Alienware 18 Power supply

Looking for any suggestions or help here.  The BSOD have got to stop as well as the issue with the heat.  The fans are not even on at these temps. 

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RE: Alienware 18 Power supply

Hello Ian Dalm!

Does the change in the brightness happen if you put the power settings to high performance, and does it happen regardless the ac adapter is connected or disconnected?

Which tools are you using to monitor the temperatures of the CPU and the GPU?

On this video you will find useful information about how to check BSOD, please let me know bug check code and the caused by driver, so we can help you fix the problem.

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ian dalm
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RE: Alienware 18 Power supply

Milena,

Thanks for the reply.  The power settings are set to high performance and all options in the power settings are on 'high' settings.  Nothing is set to dim or sleep and brightness is turned all the way up.  It happens when its plugged in.  I have tried unplugging it and plugging it back in but the system still dims when switching apps or web pages. 

Ive used HWinfo64 and XTU to monitor temps. 

I reply with the bug codes once im off work. 

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ian dalm
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RE: Alienware 18 Power supply

Approx 27 or so since I first turned this thing on 12/13/13 (black friday???).  I have reinstalled the OS around the 12/21/13 mark.  When reinstalling the OS I followed the driver install order from this site and made sure all drivers were the latest releases.  

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Dump File : 122113-11921-01.dmp
Crash Time : 12/21/2013 2:14:32 PM
Bug Check String : PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA
Bug Check Code : 0x00000050
Parameter 1 : ffffffff`7fd1bcf0
Parameter 2 : 00000000`00000000
Parameter 3 : fffff802`bcd83f38
Parameter 4 : 00000000`00000002
Caused By Driver : hal.dll
Caused By Address : hal.dll+262a1
File Description :
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Company :
File Version :
Processor : x64
Crash Address : ntoskrnl.exe+5a440
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Full Path : C:\Windows\Minidump\122113-11921-01.dmp
Processors Count : 8
Major Version : 15
Minor Version : 9200
Dump File Size : 294,720
Dump File Time : 12/21/2013 2:15:14 PM
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Dump File : 122113-11906-01.dmp
Crash Time : 12/21/2013 1:57:23 PM
Bug Check String : PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA
Bug Check Code : 0x00000050
Parameter 1 : fffff001`44228301
Parameter 2 : 00000000`00000001
Parameter 3 : fffff800`a1eb92b5
Parameter 4 : 00000000`00000002
Caused By Driver : hal.dll
Caused By Address : hal.dll+1ce3b
File Description :
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Company :
File Version :
Processor : x64
Crash Address : ntoskrnl.exe+5a440
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Computer Name :
Full Path : C:\Windows\Minidump\122113-11906-01.dmp
Processors Count : 8
Major Version : 15
Minor Version : 9200
Dump File Size : 294,760
Dump File Time : 12/21/2013 1:58:05 PM
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Dump File : 122113-12265-01.dmp
Crash Time : 12/21/2013 8:50:06 AM
Bug Check String : DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
Bug Check Code : 0x000000d1
Parameter 1 : fffffa80`30ed7d28
Parameter 2 : 00000000`0000000b
Parameter 3 : 00000000`00000000
Parameter 4 : fffff880`05c04a92
Caused By Driver : HIDCLASS.SYS
Caused By Address : HIDCLASS.SYS+2f1f
File Description :
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Company :
File Version :
Processor : x64
Crash Address : ntoskrnl.exe+5a440
Stack Address 1 :
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Computer Name :
Full Path : C:\Windows\Minidump\122113-12265-01.dmp
Processors Count : 8
Major Version : 15
Minor Version : 9200
Dump File Size : 294,712
Dump File Time : 12/21/2013 8:50:48 AM
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Dump File : 122013-12734-01.dmp
Crash Time : 12/20/2013 8:23:04 PM
Bug Check String : DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
Bug Check Code : 0x000000d1
Parameter 1 : fffff802`6291cc82
Parameter 2 : 00000000`00000002
Parameter 3 : 00000000`00000008
Parameter 4 : fffff802`6291cc82
Caused By Driver : dxgkrnl.sys
Caused By Address : dxgkrnl.sys+7900
File Description :
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Company :
File Version :
Processor : x64
Crash Address : ntoskrnl.exe+5a440
Stack Address 1 :
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Stack Address 3 :
Computer Name :
Full Path : C:\Windows\Minidump\122013-12734-01.dmp
Processors Count : 8
Major Version : 15
Minor Version : 9200
Dump File Size : 294,712
Dump File Time : 12/20/2013 8:23:47 PM
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Dump File : 121713-11156-01.dmp
Crash Time : 12/17/2013 6:18:54 PM
Bug Check String : IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
Bug Check Code : 0x0000000a
Parameter 1 : 00000000`48047402
Parameter 2 : 00000000`0000000d
Parameter 3 : 00000000`00000000
Parameter 4 : fffff801`adcb77f6
Caused By Driver : ntoskrnl.exe
Caused By Address : ntoskrnl.exe+5a440
File Description :
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Company :
File Version :
Processor : x64
Crash Address : ntoskrnl.exe+5a440
Stack Address 1 :
Stack Address 2 :
Stack Address 3 :
Computer Name :
Full Path : C:\Windows\Minidump\121713-11156-01.dmp
Processors Count : 8
Major Version : 15
Minor Version : 9200
Dump File Size : 294,688
Dump File Time : 12/17/2013 6:19:37 PM
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Dump File : 121513-13812-01.dmp
Crash Time : 12/16/2013 2:29:29 AM
Bug Check String : IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
Bug Check Code : 0x0000000a
Parameter 1 : 00000000`00000006
Parameter 2 : 00000000`00000002
Parameter 3 : 00000000`00000001
Parameter 4 : fffff800`dad081ee
Caused By Driver : nvlddmkm.sys
Caused By Address : nvlddmkm.sys+1abc7e
File Description :
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Company :
File Version :
Processor : x64
Crash Address : ntoskrnl.exe+5a440
Stack Address 1 :
Stack Address 2 :
Stack Address 3 :
Computer Name :
Full Path : C:\Windows\Minidump\121513-13812-01.dmp
Processors Count : 8
Major Version : 15
Minor Version : 9200
Dump File Size : 294,856
Dump File Time : 12/16/2013 2:30:13 AM
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Dump File : 121513-12703-01.dmp
Crash Time : 12/15/2013 10:58:10 AM
Bug Check String : DRIVER_OVERRAN_STACK_BUFFER
Bug Check Code : 0x000000f7
Parameter 1 : fffff880`00f0fae8
Parameter 2 : 0000444e`84a78ba1
Parameter 3 : ffffbbb1`7b58745e
Parameter 4 : 00000000`00000000
Caused By Driver : hal.dll
Caused By Address : hal.dll+26291
File Description :
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Company :
File Version :
Processor : x64
Crash Address : ntoskrnl.exe+5a440
Stack Address 1 :
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Stack Address 3 :
Computer Name :
Full Path : C:\Windows\Minidump\121513-12703-01.dmp
Processors Count : 8
Major Version : 15
Minor Version : 9200
Dump File Size : 294,704
Dump File Time : 12/15/2013 10:58:57 AM
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Dump File : 121313-12093-01.dmp
Crash Time : 12/13/2013 4:47:44 PM
Bug Check String : KMODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED
Bug Check Code : 0x0000001e
Parameter 1 : ffffffff`c000001d
Parameter 2 : fffff800`726e1e3f
Parameter 3 : fffff800`729c1800
Parameter 4 : 00000000`00000000
Caused By Driver : NETIO.SYS
Caused By Address : NETIO.SYS+e408
File Description :
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Company :
File Version :
Processor : x64
Crash Address : ntoskrnl.exe+7b040
Stack Address 1 :
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Computer Name :
Full Path : C:\Windows\Minidump\121313-12093-01.dmp
Processors Count : 8
Major Version : 15
Minor Version : 9200
Dump File Size : 294,592
Dump File Time : 12/13/2013 4:48:27 PM
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Dump File : 121313-11671-01.dmp
Crash Time : 12/13/2013 2:00:08 PM
Bug Check String : SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION
Bug Check Code : 0x0000003b
Parameter 1 : 00000000`c0000005
Parameter 2 : fffff803`c16eface
Parameter 3 : fffff880`07f4bed0
Parameter 4 : 00000000`00000000
Caused By Driver : ntoskrnl.exe
Caused By Address : ntoskrnl.exe+7b040
File Description :
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File Version :
Processor : x64
Crash Address : ntoskrnl.exe+7b040
Stack Address 1 :
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Stack Address 3 :
Computer Name :
Full Path : C:\Windows\Minidump\121313-11671-01.dmp
Processors Count : 8
Major Version : 15
Minor Version : 9200
Dump File Size : 294,608
Dump File Time : 12/13/2013 2:00:52 PM
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Dump File : 121213-6515-01.dmp
Crash Time : 12/13/2013 12:39:11 AM
Bug Check String : IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
Bug Check Code : 0x0000000a
Parameter 1 : 00000000`0001efbc
Parameter 2 : 00000000`00000002
Parameter 3 : 00000000`00000001
Parameter 4 : fffff802`ba922da2
Caused By Driver : ntoskrnl.exe
Caused By Address : ntoskrnl.exe+7b040
File Description :
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File Version :
Processor : x64
Crash Address : ntoskrnl.exe+7b040
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Stack Address 2 :
Stack Address 3 :
Computer Name :
Full Path : C:\Windows\Minidump\121213-6515-01.dmp
Processors Count : 8
Major Version : 15
Minor Version : 9200
Dump File Size : 277,936
Dump File Time : 12/13/2013 12:39:47 AM
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Dump File : 122513-13546-01.dmp
Crash Time : 12/26/2013 1:41:46 AM
Bug Check String : DRIVER_OVERRAN_STACK_BUFFER
Bug Check Code : 0x000000f7
Parameter 1 : ffffbcd1`54c7dcda
Parameter 2 : 000044d0`dce2741a
Parameter 3 : ffffbb2f`231d8be5
Parameter 4 : 00000000`00000000
Caused By Driver : ntoskrnl.exe
Caused By Address : ntoskrnl.exe+5a440
File Description :
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Company :
File Version :
Processor : x64
Crash Address : ntoskrnl.exe+5a440
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Full Path : C:\Windows\Minidump\122513-13546-01.dmp
Processors Count : 8
Major Version : 15
Minor Version : 9200
Dump File Size : 294,592
Dump File Time : 12/26/2013 1:42:30 AM
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Dump File : 010714-10718-01.dmp
Crash Time : 1/7/2014 2:27:48 PM
Bug Check String : DRIVER_OVERRAN_STACK_BUFFER
Bug Check Code : 0x000000f7
Parameter 1 : ffffbf0d`35ab8c7e
Parameter 2 : 0000478d`3513a4be
Parameter 3 : ffffb872`caec5b41
Parameter 4 : 00000000`00000000
Caused By Driver : ntoskrnl.exe
Caused By Address : ntoskrnl.exe+5a440
File Description :
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Company :
File Version :
Processor : x64
Crash Address : ntoskrnl.exe+5a440
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Computer Name :
Full Path : C:\Windows\Minidump\010714-10718-01.dmp
Processors Count : 8
Major Version : 15
Minor Version : 9200
Dump File Size : 294,672
Dump File Time : 1/7/2014 2:28:26 PM
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Dump File : 122213-11359-01.dmp
Crash Time : 12/22/2013 1:27:35 PM
Bug Check String : DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
Bug Check Code : 0x000000d1
Parameter 1 : 00000000`000056bf
Parameter 2 : 00000000`00000002
Parameter 3 : 00000000`00000001
Parameter 4 : fffff880`06219338
Caused By Driver : USBPORT.SYS
Caused By Address : USBPORT.SYS+19338
File Description :
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Company :
File Version :
Processor : x64
Crash Address : ntoskrnl.exe+7b040
Stack Address 1 :
Stack Address 2 :
Stack Address 3 :
Computer Name :
Full Path : C:\Windows\Minidump\122213-11359-01.dmp
Processors Count : 8
Major Version : 15
Minor Version : 9200
Dump File Size : 294,544
Dump File Time : 12/22/2013 1:28:15 PM
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Dump File : 122413-11625-01.dmp
Crash Time : 12/24/2013 9:55:43 AM
Bug Check String : PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA
Bug Check Code : 0x00000050
Parameter 1 : fffff803`69d489ff
Parameter 2 : 00000000`00000001
Parameter 3 : fffff803`4572c077
Parameter 4 : 00000000`00000002
Caused By Driver : hal.dll
Caused By Address : hal.dll+17325
File Description :
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Company :
File Version :
Processor : x64
Crash Address : ntoskrnl.exe+5a440
Stack Address 1 :
Stack Address 2 :
Stack Address 3 :
Computer Name :
Full Path : C:\Windows\Minidump\122413-11625-01.dmp
Processors Count : 8
Major Version : 15
Minor Version : 9200
Dump File Size : 294,592
Dump File Time : 12/24/2013 9:56:21 AM
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Dump File : 122613-13953-01.dmp
Crash Time : 12/26/2013 10:49:50 PM
Bug Check String : PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA
Bug Check Code : 0x00000050
Parameter 1 : fffff802`17d1d645
Parameter 2 : 00000000`00000008
Parameter 3 : fffff802`17d1d645
Parameter 4 : 00000000`00000002
Caused By Driver : ntoskrnl.exe
Caused By Address : ntoskrnl.exe+5a440
File Description :
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Company :
File Version :
Processor : x64
Crash Address : ntoskrnl.exe+5a440
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Stack Address 3 :
Computer Name :
Full Path : C:\Windows\Minidump\122613-13953-01.dmp
Processors Count : 8
Major Version : 15
Minor Version : 9200
Dump File Size : 294,680
Dump File Time : 12/26/2013 10:50:33 PM
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Dump File : 011114-11187-01.dmp
Crash Time : 1/11/2014 11:08:00 AM
Bug Check String : PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA
Bug Check Code : 0x00000050
Parameter 1 : fffff802`c70cb908
Parameter 2 : 00000000`00000008
Parameter 3 : fffff802`c70cb908
Parameter 4 : 00000000`00000002
Caused By Driver : hal.dll
Caused By Address : hal.dll+2c9f9
File Description :
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Company :
File Version :
Processor : x64
Crash Address : ntoskrnl.exe+5a440
Stack Address 1 :
Stack Address 2 :
Stack Address 3 :
Computer Name :
Full Path : C:\Windows\Minidump\011114-11187-01.dmp
Processors Count : 8
Major Version : 15
Minor Version : 9200
Dump File Size : 294,760
Dump File Time : 1/11/2014 11:08:46 AM
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Dump File : 011214-11531-01.dmp
Crash Time : 1/12/2014 3:40:36 PM
Bug Check String : PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA
Bug Check Code : 0x00000050
Parameter 1 : fffff802`c1acb908
Parameter 2 : 00000000`00000008
Parameter 3 : fffff802`c1acb908
Parameter 4 : 00000000`00000002
Caused By Driver : ntoskrnl.exe
Caused By Address : ntoskrnl.exe+5a440
File Description :
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Company :
File Version :
Processor : x64
Crash Address : ntoskrnl.exe+5a440
Stack Address 1 :
Stack Address 2 :
Stack Address 3 :
Computer Name :
Full Path : C:\Windows\Minidump\011214-11531-01.dmp
Processors Count : 8
Major Version : 15
Minor Version : 9200
Dump File Size : 294,792
Dump File Time : 1/12/2014 3:41:15 PM
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Dump File : 011214-10750-01.dmp
Crash Time : 1/12/2014 5:16:31 PM
Bug Check String : PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA
Bug Check Code : 0x00000050
Parameter 1 : fffff800`e0b27908
Parameter 2 : 00000000`00000008
Parameter 3 : fffff800`e0b27908
Parameter 4 : 00000000`00000002
Caused By Driver : hal.dll
Caused By Address : hal.dll+1fdd4
File Description :
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Company :
File Version :
Processor : x64
Crash Address : ntoskrnl.exe+5a440
Stack Address 1 :
Stack Address 2 :
Stack Address 3 :
Computer Name :
Full Path : C:\Windows\Minidump\011214-10750-01.dmp
Processors Count : 8
Major Version : 15
Minor Version : 9200
Dump File Size : 294,768
Dump File Time : 1/12/2014 5:17:08 PM
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Dump File : 122813-14046-01.dmp
Crash Time : 12/28/2013 6:52:18 AM
Bug Check String : INTERRUPT_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED
Bug Check Code : 0x0000003d
Parameter 1 : fffff880`02c68e60
Parameter 2 : 00000000`00000000
Parameter 3 : 00000000`00000000
Parameter 4 : fffff800`7ef2dd64
Caused By Driver : tcpip.sys
Caused By Address : tcpip.sys+191b90
File Description :
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Company :
File Version :
Processor : x64
Crash Address : ntoskrnl.exe+5a440
Stack Address 1 :
Stack Address 2 :
Stack Address 3 :
Computer Name :
Full Path : C:\Windows\Minidump\122813-14046-01.dmp
Processors Count : 8
Major Version : 15
Minor Version : 9200
Dump File Size : 294,648
Dump File Time : 12/28/2013 6:52:58 AM
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Dump File : 010714-10828-01.dmp
Crash Time : 1/7/2014 1:44:42 PM
Bug Check String : INTERRUPT_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED
Bug Check Code : 0x0000003d
Parameter 1 : fffff880`02c68fe0
Parameter 2 : 00000000`00000000
Parameter 3 : 00000000`00000000
Parameter 4 : fffff800`b7c27742
Caused By Driver : hal.dll
Caused By Address : hal.dll+21742
File Description :
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Company :
File Version :
Processor : x64
Crash Address : ntoskrnl.exe+5a440
Stack Address 1 :
Stack Address 2 :
Stack Address 3 :
Computer Name :
Full Path : C:\Windows\Minidump\010714-10828-01.dmp
Processors Count : 8
Major Version : 15
Minor Version : 9200
Dump File Size : 294,648
Dump File Time : 1/7/2014 1:45:20 PM
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Dump File : 122413-11031-01.dmp
Crash Time : 12/24/2013 2:29:26 PM
Bug Check String : SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION
Bug Check Code : 0x0000003b
Parameter 1 : 00000000`c000001d
Parameter 2 : fffff802`791123bc
Parameter 3 : fffff880`0ef20df0
Parameter 4 : 00000000`00000000
Caused By Driver : ntoskrnl.exe
Caused By Address : ntoskrnl.exe+5a440
File Description :
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Company :
File Version :
Processor : x64
Crash Address : ntoskrnl.exe+5a440
Stack Address 1 :
Stack Address 2 :
Stack Address 3 :
Computer Name :
Full Path : C:\Windows\Minidump\122413-11031-01.dmp
Processors Count : 8
Major Version : 15
Minor Version : 9200
Dump File Size : 294,568
Dump File Time : 12/24/2013 2:30:05 PM
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Dump File : 010414-11078-01.dmp
Crash Time : 1/4/2014 9:46:49 PM
Bug Check String : SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION
Bug Check Code : 0x0000003b
Parameter 1 : 00000000`c0000005
Parameter 2 : fffff800`d1323d7b
Parameter 3 : fffff880`0dcb3890
Parameter 4 : 00000000`00000000
Caused By Driver : ntoskrnl.exe
Caused By Address : ntoskrnl.exe+5a440
File Description :
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Company :
File Version :
Processor : x64
Crash Address : ntoskrnl.exe+5a440
Stack Address 1 :
Stack Address 2 :
Stack Address 3 :
Computer Name :
Full Path : C:\Windows\Minidump\010414-11078-01.dmp
Processors Count : 8
Major Version : 15
Minor Version : 9200
Dump File Size : 294,648
Dump File Time : 1/4/2014 9:47:26 PM
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Dump File : 010914-10828-01.dmp
Crash Time : 1/9/2014 9:47:37 PM
Bug Check String : SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION
Bug Check Code : 0x0000003b
Parameter 1 : 00000000`c0000005
Parameter 2 : fffff800`e791e3a0
Parameter 3 : fffff880`0fc8afa0
Parameter 4 : 00000000`00000000
Caused By Driver : ntoskrnl.exe
Caused By Address : ntoskrnl.exe+5a440
File Description :
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Company :
File Version :
Processor : x64
Crash Address : ntoskrnl.exe+5a440
Stack Address 1 :
Stack Address 2 :
Stack Address 3 :
Computer Name :
Full Path : C:\Windows\Minidump\010914-10828-01.dmp
Processors Count : 8
Major Version : 15
Minor Version : 9200
Dump File Size : 294,776
Dump File Time : 1/9/2014 9:48:14 PM
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Dump File : 122313-11421-01.dmp
Crash Time : 12/23/2013 5:54:08 PM
Bug Check String : KMODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED
Bug Check Code : 0x0000001e
Parameter 1 : ffffffff`80000003
Parameter 2 : fffff880`0907d637
Parameter 3 : 00000000`00000000
Parameter 4 : fffffa80`11204000
Caused By Driver : HDAudBus.sys
Caused By Address : HDAudBus.sys+1637
File Description :
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Company :
File Version :
Processor : x64
Crash Address : ntoskrnl.exe+5a440
Stack Address 1 :
Stack Address 2 :
Stack Address 3 :
Computer Name :
Full Path : C:\Windows\Minidump\122313-11421-01.dmp
Processors Count : 8
Major Version : 15
Minor Version : 9200
Dump File Size : 294,584
Dump File Time : 12/23/2013 5:54:46 PM
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Dump File : 122413-11921-01.dmp
Crash Time : 12/24/2013 11:57:59 PM
Bug Check String : KMODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED
Bug Check Code : 0x0000001e
Parameter 1 : ffffffff`c0000005
Parameter 2 : fffff802`7a97d9f9
Parameter 3 : 00000000`00000001
Parameter 4 : 00000000`00000000
Caused By Driver : hal.dll
Caused By Address : hal.dll+1f9f9
File Description :
Product Name :
Company :
File Version :
Processor : x64
Crash Address : ntoskrnl.exe+5a440
Stack Address 1 :
Stack Address 2 :
Stack Address 3 :
Computer Name :
Full Path : C:\Windows\Minidump\122413-11921-01.dmp
Processors Count : 8
Major Version : 15
Minor Version : 9200
Dump File Size : 294,744
Dump File Time : 12/24/2013 11:58:39 PM
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Dump File : 122513-14265-01.dmp
Crash Time : 12/25/2013 12:27:55 PM
Bug Check String : KMODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED
Bug Check Code : 0x0000001e
Parameter 1 : ffffffff`c0000005
Parameter 2 : fffff802`f1f2b2b0
Parameter 3 : 00000000`00000001
Parameter 4 : 00000000`00005428
Caused By Driver : hal.dll
Caused By Address : hal.dll+17325
File Description :
Product Name :
Company :
File Version :
Processor : x64
Crash Address : ntoskrnl.exe+5a440
Stack Address 1 :
Stack Address 2 :
Stack Address 3 :
Computer Name :
Full Path : C:\Windows\Minidump\122513-14265-01.dmp
Processors Count : 8
Major Version : 15
Minor Version : 9200
Dump File Size : 294,584
Dump File Time : 12/25/2013 12:28:37 PM
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Dump File : 122513-13375-01.dmp
Crash Time : 12/25/2013 10:47:07 PM
Bug Check String : KMODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED
Bug Check Code : 0x0000001e
Parameter 1 : ffffffff`c000001d
Parameter 2 : fffff802`e54f5238
Parameter 3 : fffff880`00af1f00
Parameter 4 : 00000000`00000002
Caused By Driver : ntoskrnl.exe
Caused By Address : ntoskrnl.exe+5a440
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Crash Address : ntoskrnl.exe+5a440
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Full Path : C:\Windows\Minidump\122513-13375-01.dmp
Processors Count : 8
Major Version : 15
Minor Version : 9200
Dump File Size : 294,648
Dump File Time : 12/25/2013 10:47:46 PM
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Dump File : 122613-12578-01.dmp
Crash Time : 12/26/2013 9:33:43 PM
Bug Check String : KMODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED
Bug Check Code : 0x0000001e
Parameter 1 : ffffffff`c0000005
Parameter 2 : fffff801`c602ff2c
Parameter 3 : 00000000`00000000
Parameter 4 : ffffffff`ffffffff
Caused By Driver : hal.dll
Caused By Address : hal.dll+22f2c
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Crash Address : ntoskrnl.exe+5a440
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Full Path : C:\Windows\Minidump\122613-12578-01.dmp
Processors Count : 8
Major Version : 15
Minor Version : 9200
Dump File Size : 294,648
Dump File Time : 12/26/2013 9:34:25 PM
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Dump File : 122913-11437-01.dmp
Crash Time : 12/29/2013 5:05:40 AM
Bug Check String : KMODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED
Bug Check Code : 0x0000001e
Parameter 1 : ffffffff`c0000005
Parameter 2 : fffff802`610b9ce6
Parameter 3 : 00000000`00000001
Parameter 4 : 00000000`00000001
Caused By Driver : hal.dll
Caused By Address : hal.dll+1fd01
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Crash Address : ntoskrnl.exe+5a440
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Full Path : C:\Windows\Minidump\122913-11437-01.dmp
Processors Count : 8
Major Version : 15
Minor Version : 9200
Dump File Size : 294,648
Dump File Time : 12/29/2013 5:06:17 AM
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Dump File : 123013-11234-01.dmp
Crash Time : 12/30/2013 5:52:46 PM
Bug Check String : KMODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED
Bug Check Code : 0x0000001e
Parameter 1 : ffffffff`c0000005
Parameter 2 : fffff801`430cbafa
Parameter 3 : 00000000`00000000
Parameter 4 : ffffffff`ffffffff
Caused By Driver : fwpkclnt.sys
Caused By Address : fwpkclnt.sys+5e0d
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Processor : x64
Crash Address : ntoskrnl.exe+5a440
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Full Path : C:\Windows\Minidump\123013-11234-01.dmp
Processors Count : 8
Major Version : 15
Minor Version : 9200
Dump File Size : 294,584
Dump File Time : 12/30/2013 5:53:27 PM
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Dump File : 010914-10968-01.dmp
Crash Time : 1/9/2014 8:13:49 PM
Bug Check String : KMODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED
Bug Check Code : 0x0000001e
Parameter 1 : ffffffff`c000001d
Parameter 2 : fffff801`de28d1aa
Parameter 3 : fffff880`0127ef00
Parameter 4 : 00000000`00000002
Caused By Driver : wfplwfs.sys
Caused By Address : wfplwfs.sys+1bcb
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Processor : x64
Crash Address : ntoskrnl.exe+5a440
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Full Path : C:\Windows\Minidump\010914-10968-01.dmp
Processors Count : 8
Major Version : 15
Minor Version : 9200
Dump File Size : 294,760
Dump File Time : 1/9/2014 8:14:26 PM
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Dump File : 011114-10859-01.dmp
Crash Time : 1/11/2014 7:57:26 PM
Bug Check String : KMODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED
Bug Check Code : 0x0000001e
Parameter 1 : ffffffff`c0000005
Parameter 2 : fffff802`3098797e
Parameter 3 : 00000000`00000000
Parameter 4 : 00000000`000000fc
Caused By Driver : hal.dll
Caused By Address : hal.dll+1f97e
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Crash Address : ntoskrnl.exe+5a440
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Full Path : C:\Windows\Minidump\011114-10859-01.dmp
Processors Count : 8
Major Version : 15
Minor Version : 9200
Dump File Size : 294,760
Dump File Time : 1/11/2014 7:58:04 PM
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Dump File : 122813-14093-01.dmp
Crash Time : 12/28/2013 10:57:37 AM
Bug Check String : IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
Bug Check Code : 0x0000000a
Parameter 1 : fffff804`24d86e48
Parameter 2 : 00000000`00000002
Parameter 3 : 00000000`00000001
Parameter 4 : fffff803`dcb0c6ef
Caused By Driver : ntoskrnl.exe
Caused By Address : ntoskrnl.exe+5a440
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Crash Address : ntoskrnl.exe+5a440
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Full Path : C:\Windows\Minidump\122813-14093-01.dmp
Processors Count : 8
Major Version : 15
Minor Version : 9200
Dump File Size : 294,664
Dump File Time : 12/28/2013 10:58:32 AM
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Dump File : 122813-11140-01.dmp
Crash Time : 12/28/2013 3:20:28 PM
Bug Check String : IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
Bug Check Code : 0x0000000a
Parameter 1 : 00000000`000a1d86
Parameter 2 : 00000000`0000000d
Parameter 3 : 00000000`00000001
Parameter 4 : fffff803`234aea3b
Caused By Driver : ntoskrnl.exe
Caused By Address : ntoskrnl.exe+5a440
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Crash Address : ntoskrnl.exe+5a440
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Full Path : C:\Windows\Minidump\122813-11140-01.dmp
Processors Count : 8
Major Version : 15
Minor Version : 9200
Dump File Size : 294,664
Dump File Time : 12/28/2013 3:21:12 PM
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Dump File : 122813-11140-02.dmp
Crash Time : 12/28/2013 10:11:13 PM
Bug Check String : IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
Bug Check Code : 0x0000000a
Parameter 1 : 00000000`0002625a
Parameter 2 : 00000000`0000000d
Parameter 3 : 00000000`00000000
Parameter 4 : fffff801`112c2d2e
Caused By Driver : hal.dll
Caused By Address : hal.dll+12bb9
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Crash Address : ntoskrnl.exe+5a440
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Full Path : C:\Windows\Minidump\122813-11140-02.dmp
Processors Count : 8
Major Version : 15
Minor Version : 9200
Dump File Size : 294,656
Dump File Time : 12/28/2013 10:11:49 PM
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Dump File : 010514-11218-01.dmp
Crash Time : 1/5/2014 2:02:48 PM
Bug Check String : IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
Bug Check Code : 0x0000000a
Parameter 1 : 00000000`00000015
Parameter 2 : 00000000`0000000d
Parameter 3 : 00000000`00000001
Parameter 4 : fffff800`0d4cfc76
Caused By Driver : ntoskrnl.exe
Caused By Address : ntoskrnl.exe+5a440
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Crash Address : ntoskrnl.exe+5a440
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Full Path : C:\Windows\Minidump\010514-11218-01.dmp
Processors Count : 8
Major Version : 15
Minor Version : 9200
Dump File Size : 294,648
Dump File Time : 1/5/2014 2:03:31 PM
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Dump File : 011214-10906-01.dmp
Crash Time : 1/12/2014 10:48:09 PM
Bug Check String : IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
Bug Check Code : 0x0000000a
Parameter 1 : 00000000`00000020
Parameter 2 : 00000000`00000002
Parameter 3 : 00000000`00000000
Parameter 4 : fffff802`cf9b65fc
Caused By Driver : hal.dll
Caused By Address : hal.dll+21000
File Description :
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Processor : x64
Crash Address : ntoskrnl.exe+5a440
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Full Path : C:\Windows\Minidump\011214-10906-01.dmp
Processors Count : 8
Major Version : 15
Minor Version : 9200
Dump File Size : 294,696
Dump File Time : 1/12/2014 10:48:49 PM
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RE: Alienware 18 Power supply

The system is having a lot of blue screens and they are all different, I would recommend you to reinstall windows from scratch following the instructions on this article

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RE: Alienware 18 Power supply

Thanks, Milena.  I've reinstalled the OS three times now.  Still crashing, although none yet today... fingers crossed.

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RE: Alienware 18 Power supply

The CPU and GPU fans not running and overheating of the CPU especially is a known issue on the Alienware 18. Many are experiencing issues with this and we anticipate that an updated BIOS/EC will soon be released to resolve that dilemma. The upper left corner is the primary video card. The CPU is in the center rear of the chassis in line with the Alienware logo at the bottom of the display bezel. This is a separate issue from the BSOD problems.

The bug check codes in the list of dump files that you are seeing are possible indicators of one or more defective memory modules or a rogue driver. No specific driver is referenced that I noticed looking through what you posted, which further suggests a potential memory problem. Are you running the original memory or an aftermarket upgrade? 

Try running the ePSA test by pressing F12 at POST and selecting the diagnostic tool. Make note of any errors if any are reported and then contact Alienware tech support with that information. Please let us know what you find out.

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RE: Alienware 18 Power supply

Fox thanks for the reply.  I am aware of the fan table issues and of your hard work getting the word out to others who may be experiencing this issue.  I have previously voted and replied in all the idea storms and forums that you have listed elsewhere.  I want to thank-you again for being a leading voice for the community on this issue and others.

I'm running stock memory.  I've run the ePSA test previously and no issues.  I'll pull the sticks like you mentioned and see if the errors continue.  I originally wanted to put 3rd party memory in there from a previous R4 I had but my understanding is that the 18 will only take 1.35v and the model I was going to swap with are 1.5v.  I have not swapped yet and don't plan too.  

I will reply back after testing.  

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RE: Alienware 18 Power supply

Thanks for the kind words, Ian. 

This kind of issue can be difficult to troubleshoot. I hope it is a bad RAM stick, because that will be fairly simple to isolate. Try removing all 4 memory modules and use one module at a time in the bottom slot. If one still has a BSOD, try another one, so on. If you still have a BSOD with all 4 modules installed one at a time, then it must be something else. Not likely 4 sticks would be bad.

Have you tried resetting BIOS defaults already? There could be something corrupted (there are hidden menus that we cannot access) that setting defaults might clear.

Another thing you might try is removing your WiFi card, or disabling in Device Manager, to see if that device is the offender. There have been a ton of problems with wireless cards from Broadcom and Killer in the past couple of years, worse recently since the release of Window 8 for some reason.


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