m3th0d1c4l
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Re: "Stealth Button" Issue on M15X

Stealth Mode only works when you are plugged into the AC Adapter. When running on battery power, stealth mode is not available, because the computer is already in a low power consumption state.

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Ravenwjf
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Re: "Stealth Button" Issue on M15X

Wow, I need to check that again................I think I set my battery up for High performance as well, and that enabled my stealth to work.............or at least I thought it worked.  Guess I will check that at home.

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7Leagueboot
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Re: "Stealth Button" Issue on M15X

So, if it only works in AC mode, what is the point of it?

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m3th0d1c4l
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Re: "Stealth Button" Issue on M15X

That my friend, is a question for Alienware.....LOL.

I have tried to figure that one out for a while, and I agree with you, it doesnt make any sense. I am guessing maybe it is to put it into a lower power state so it wont make as much noise with the fans and heat,etc. But again, i have no clue.

All I know is, when I press the Stealth Mode button on battery, it gives me a message saying "Stealth Mode not available while running on battery."

For those that have the M15x/M17x, try pressing the stealth mode button on battery and see if you get the same message.

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7Leagueboot
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Re: "Stealth Button" Issue on M15X

Well I just tried it and I regret to inform you it worked perfectly. I got no error message, only a message to inform me the system had entered into Stealth Mode. I could not find out how to turn it off though. Tapping on the Stealth Mode button again only resulted in a message saying "Stealth Mode is already activated".

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m3th0d1c4l
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Re: "Stealth Button" Issue on M15X

Well, I dont know how that is possible, at least from my point of view.

Here is a screenshot of what I get when I am on battery power, and I press the stealth mode odometer:7651.Stealth Mode.PNG

So I dont know what is going on. You can see I am on battery power in the taskbar. What are the specs of your M15x compared to mine?

I have i7 720QM, 8GB 1333MHz, 256GB SSD, ATI HD 5850 1GB, BDROM Drive. Running BIOS A08 and Latest CC from the downloads page. I just want to see if maybe it differs from a hardware standpoint.

 

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Julian H
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Re: "Stealth Button" Issue on M15X

Tried it on my M15X, no indication or warning except button brightens up. Touching pad again, indicator dims. With regard to a previous comment, touching stealth mode does produce a 'w' in a text /W/P programme.

 

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Cobbie911
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Re: "Stealth Button" Issue on M15X

Stealth mode is only available when the computer is connected to the AC power supply.

I believe the idea is to reduce the amount of load required to run the laptop from the power supply when connected to a low load outlet such as an aircraft AC power point or the 12volt to 110/240volt converters you can get for the car. If you run it off the power supply at max chat you would probably trip the outlet protection device. Not that there is enough room on a plane to use an M15x, let alone an M17x.

 If you try and select the stealth mode while on battery power you will get the not supported message.

 

Cobbie

 

 

 

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m3th0d1c4l
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Re: "Stealth Button" Issue on M15X

I thought so. I was scared for a moment thinking my M15x was defective or something.

I remember reading somewhere that it was not supported on battery as well. Also, I figured it can also be used to just reduce the overall heat output, which would make less noise with the fans while you are using it to just browse the internet, email, etc.

If you notice, when you unplugg the notebook, it already cuts the CPU speed and GPU max clock speeds. So if you enabled stealth mode while on battery, it would technically make it worse and to the point of unuseability.

 

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Cobbie911
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Re: "Stealth Button" Issue on M15X

This is all i can find in the user manual for the M15x

Stealth Mode

Stealth mode is designed to reduce the processor and graphics utilization and thereby reduces the energy consumption and noise level of your computer. Stealth mode helps you to use a 65 W auto/air adapter.

You can access Stealth mode by gently touching the touch control located near the top of the keyboard. The control will illuminate to full brightness until the function is deactivated. For the exact location of the control, see "Computer Base and Keyboard Features" on page 18.

 

Cobbie

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