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Hey there! Thanks for the reply, well i don't really need to game at all, I'm a graphic designer(3d), that's why the graphic cards are so important to me for real-time rendering (Like 3ds ma... See more...
Hey there! Thanks for the reply, well i don't really need to game at all, I'm a graphic designer(3d), that's why the graphic cards are so important to me for real-time rendering (Like 3ds max viewports with 1mill+ polygon object and a ton of objects or testing out in-game real-time graphics),and since i do need to show my work and i am on the move a lot i figured i might as well just buy a high-end laptop, because being tied down to a desktop is really limiting for my field of work. Would it be possible that sometime in the future we could install other MOBILE graphic cards? For example a newer NVidia mobile graphics card. Other specs of the system i am pretty happy with, Processing and RAM and hard-disk space are all really good, the graphics card is just under par with all the other hardware and this was the best graphics card i could choose.   Don't get me wrong it is a pretty good laptop, but for the money it cost i could have bought two(or three) laptops and i was expecting a little more flexibility from it.
Will upgrades be possible sometime in the future?
yes... i read that already.   Well i already have GTX285m, i want to update it to somethting better. Arn't the alienware laptops supposed to be so awesome because you can keep upgrading the... See more...
yes... i read that already.   Well i already have GTX285m, i want to update it to somethting better. Arn't the alienware laptops supposed to be so awesome because you can keep upgrading them like a desktop? Hence they are called mobile desktops rather than laptops?   I must say, i paid a lot of money and so-far it has been a rather disappointing result.   Oh well. Cheers,
Hey all,   I'm sure this has been asked before, but for the like of me i cna't find a stright answer.   I have a m17xr2 with GTX 285m SLI, can i upgrade that to anything newer? If so,... See more...
Hey all,   I'm sure this has been asked before, but for the like of me i cna't find a stright answer.   I have a m17xr2 with GTX 285m SLI, can i upgrade that to anything newer? If so, which card?   Cheers,
Hey there, I was having the same issue with my m17xr2, what i did was: 1. Disable bluetooth device, go into the device manager and disable the bluetooth device. (If disabling bluetooth d... See more...
Hey there, I was having the same issue with my m17xr2, what i did was: 1. Disable bluetooth device, go into the device manager and disable the bluetooth device. (If disabling bluetooth does not fix it then try this) 2. Update to latest graphic drivers. (Not DELL drivers, Nvidia's drivers work better since the 260.x released, I'm running 270.51 at the moment for weeks and have not had a single random freeze or crash)
Hey there! Thanks for the advice and I've been trying the dell support, but no luck. BUT! I've updated my nvidia to 266.58 drivers (from nvidia site) and ran some diagnostic like stress testi... See more...
Hey there! Thanks for the advice and I've been trying the dell support, but no luck. BUT! I've updated my nvidia to 266.58 drivers (from nvidia site) and ran some diagnostic like stress testing and temperature and GPU usage and all. Temp goes up to 65c then high speed fans kick in and it goes down to 60c. This is it the GPU is using 95-98% of the GPU for about 20 minutes it did not go over 66c. So no overheating issue after updating to 266.58 drivers and been trying to make it over-heat or crash by high gaming and using software that uses alot of GPU. Like running 3ds max with a 20mill poly model. Some Lag (Which is normal for a 20mill poly model in 3ds max) and high GPU usage, but no crashing or overheating.   So if anyone else has this issue, i recomend: 266.58 drivers from NVIDIA and disablign the bluetoth device in the device manager. Will keep testing it and if i still have no crashes will turn on the bluetooth and see if that makes it crash, if so then bluetooth is the error here and not GPU as most people were thinking.   Cheers,
Has anyone tried the 270.x beta drivers from Nvidia? Someone had posted in another forum that the 266.x drivers worked fine for him and no crashing. I'd really like to see this issue fixed ... See more...
Has anyone tried the 270.x beta drivers from Nvidia? Someone had posted in another forum that the 266.x drivers worked fine for him and no crashing. I'd really like to see this issue fixed because the great irony here is that my GTX 285m SLI is performing worst than my old Toshiba's GT 8700m SLI (Atleast in 3ds max it is) Which I'm pretty sure 285m is supposed to be faster.
Ok, so checking my event log it said the bluetooth drivers had failed about 10 minutes before the crash, so i'ev disabled my bluetooth device all together and lets see if this is the issue. th... See more...
Ok, so checking my event log it said the bluetooth drivers had failed about 10 minutes before the crash, so i'ev disabled my bluetooth device all together and lets see if this is the issue. the error was :The local Bluetooth adapter has failed in an undetermined manner and will not be used. The driver has been unloaded.: in the windows event logger. Come to think of it, it might have started crashing around the time i updated the bluetooth drivers.. so lets see.
Any suggestions by anyone on what might be causing this? It just happened again...
Oh yeah,   On a weird note, when i got my laptop i got it with the TactX mouse and all, if i USE the TactX mouse it crashes every HOUR, but with another mouse i have now it only crashes onc... See more...
Oh yeah,   On a weird note, when i got my laptop i got it with the TactX mouse and all, if i USE the TactX mouse it crashes every HOUR, but with another mouse i have now it only crashes once a day or so. In fact, my laptop started crashing again when i tried to use the TactX mouse again, but this time they did not stop(Totally) when i switched my mouse.
I ran every possible diagnostic on my system, pre-boot and post boot and all the windows stuff. I even checked my windows event log and any thing that shows as "warning" or "error" i repaired ... See more...
I ran every possible diagnostic on my system, pre-boot and post boot and all the windows stuff. I even checked my windows event log and any thing that shows as "warning" or "error" i repaired and everything SHOULD be working fine. And i can usually fix stuff like this, but this just stumps me. Everything on my system is working functioning just fine. It can't be over-heating because it even happens when I'm idling in the windows log-on screen, not even in windows yet.
Thanks! :D And thanks for the reply, but my issue is not related to the NVIDIA Drivers (i think) because i did not install any drivers that were not on the dell website. It is not freezing,... See more...
Thanks! :D And thanks for the reply, but my issue is not related to the NVIDIA Drivers (i think) because i did not install any drivers that were not on the dell website. It is not freezing, it is just a quick flicker of the screen and a reboot. the minor freezing happens only once a month or so and is not a big issue, the rando reboots are more the issue.   Thanks,
Hey People. I've got a Alienware M17x R2 a few month ago and even since i got it even brand new out of the box i've been having issues with it just rebooting itself at random. For a while i... See more...
Hey People. I've got a Alienware M17x R2 a few month ago and even since i got it even brand new out of the box i've been having issues with it just rebooting itself at random. For a while it seemed to be gone aftrer i updated all my drivers from the Dell site, but then it came back.. Any idea what might cause this? All that happens is in the middle of doing anything (or being idle) the screen flickers white then reboots. I've also got some random freezes that happen very rarely, but the random reboots are my first issue as i work as a graphic designer and having my day's work be lost is kinda a bad thing. Any Suggestions? Thanks.   My System is: Alienware m17x r2 8gb RAM 500gb SSD NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285M SLI Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU X 940 @ 2.13GHz