use this link to recover your firmware.
Thank you, I am doing it right now. Crossing fingers.
It worked, I had some issues to get windows back, from the very beginning I had issues with the SSD so after the 5th restart seems computer detected the SSD correctly, I hope my issue with the SSD is not back, because I already deleted the windows on the hard drive that came with the laptop.
Thanks for the help.
Mine is in the depot.
Once it arrives I will try the following, a couple of tweaks plus changing the ac adapter for a 240 W
I am having same issues thermal throttling, I am wondering though and can get nowhere with tech support. If the computer is unplugged it will not heat up at all while plugged into the adapter it will thermal throttle in minutes!! Has anyone thought about voltage regulators being in a bad spot and that is causing the cpu to overheat?
@DaveSpurge There's a big difference in the CPU power and clock speed when running off battery. If you use something like HWInfo64, you'll likely see that on battery, the clock speeds are much lower than when running off mains. This is the main contributing factor to the lower temperatures.
For anyone experiencing thermal issues, the easiest steps initially are :
1. Ensure the rear of the laptop is elevated
2. Try changing the thermal profile to Quiet. This lowers power to the CPU, but from comments on other boards does not affect performance too much
If you then want to take it further I've found these steps can help even more:
3. Undervolt using something like Throttlestop. Plenty of guides on YouTube showing how to go about this
4. Repaste. Alienware have a guide on YouTube for this, showing that a good quality aftermarket paste may help with temperatures.
My M15 runs at around 50-65°c on CPU and GPU in games now with good performance, no stuttering, and no thermal throttling.