Forum discussion tagged with Alienware.
  1. K

    Question Is my cpu giving out?

    Basically title. My situation is this. I have an old Alienware aurora. It’s about 11 years old. It has the original cpu(2.3) and hdd. The computer runs pretty poorly. It can surf the web and stuff maybe play a game or two. But sometimes it will fail to load games like Minecraft for some reason...
  2. AndrewFreedman

    News Alienware m15 and m17 Get a Stunning Redesign

    Alienware is giving the m15 and m17 a makeover in its “Legend” design language. Alienware m15 and m17 Get a Stunning Redesign : Read more
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    Question Automatic "log off" or "shut down"

    Hi! I have an Alienware m15x with a gtx 260m and is operating on a windows 7 operating system. I have been using it for almost 3 years now but recently, my laptop kept on logging off then shuts down after quite a few seconds or minutes, somrtimes it performs the same process even while on the...
  4. apiltch

    Review Alienware m15 (OLED) Gaming Laptop Review: Most Vibrant Screen We've Seen

    The Alienware m15's optional OLED panel literally changes the game with its eye-popping colors. Alienware m15 (OLED) Gaming Laptop Review: Most Vibrant Screen We've Seen : Read more
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    Question Alienware Alpha R1

    Hello everyone! I've embarked on an interesting quest. I have recently received an Alienware Alpha R1 i7 4765T version. They're decent at best of a device but struggled with thermal throttling issues. So I've decided to do something about that. I'm doing some testing before I drop 16GB of...
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    Question Laptop kept on shutting down on its own

    Hi! I have an Alienware m15x with a gtx 260m and is operating on a windows 7 operating system. I have been using it for almost 3 years now but recently, my laptop kept on logging off then shuts down after quite a few seconds or minutes, somrtimes it performs the same process even while on the...
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    Question Alienware 17: Will my laptop use integrated graphics if I remove my dedicated video card?

    Hi everyone! I have been experiencing some technical issues with my dedicated graphics card on my Alienware 17 laptop. Ever since new Windows 10 updates were automatically downloaded, my graphics card (Geforce NVIDIA GTX 880M) has stopped working. It shows on Device Manager>Display Adapters an...
  8. AndrewFreedman

    Info Alienware m17 Laptop Review: Hot Rod Gaming

    The Alienware m17 is a strong performer with great audio and a lovely display, but it runs hot and very loud. Alienware m17 Laptop Review: Hot Rod Gaming : Read more
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    Question Alienware X51 R2 & GTX 1060 Cable

    Hello, I got a GTX 1060 from my brother. I tried to fitit into my Alienware X51 R2. It fits in the rack and all but if I plug the 6-pin PCI Express then it does not fit. The cable create a little bump that is too big for the card to then slide in. Are there an 6-pin PCI Express cables that...
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    Question PS4 On Monitor No Audio

    I just plugged my PS4 into my Samsung u-e590d monitor. I have 2 monitors, and they're both the same. However, on the monitor with the PS4, I have no sound. Any help regarding how to fix this would be great.
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    Question Alienware 17 ssd issues

    Alienware M17xR3.. Adata 256g SSD replacing the oem 750g hard drive Once installed I get no bootable partition in table. I have Win10 Pro on a USB ready to go. Changed raid to ACHI. I followed every step by step guide/troubleshooting article I've found on the process but it seems like short...
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    [SOLVED] 'Alienware Audio' missing, RealTek HD Audio Driver issue

    Hi everyone, I was having some issues with sound on my computer – there was sound, but it was tinny, flat, etc. This issue had been around for a little while, but normally I could just flick my headphones a bit to the left or right and it would work correctly. However, this morning, the sound...
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    Question My Old M17x R4 suddenly superheating and lagging horribly yet feeling cold? Please help!

    Afternoon. I've been real perplexed lately by whats happening. Starting up HWmonitor tells me my CPU and GPU gets ludicrously hot (100c) Yet when i touch atleast the keyboard and fan area it feels rather cold. Unfortunately this seems to affect any game i try play, occasionally causing massive...
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    Question Alienware 17 R4 Perfomance

    for some reason my alienware 17 r4 i7-6700HQ gtx 1060 6gb 8 gig of ram 512 ssd and 1tb hdd. It is not performing to the best of its abilities when it is not connected to an external display. for example, minecraft running on the laptop by itself will get an average of 80 fps. When it is...
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    Question 240hz monitor displaying 144 on specific game

    I just got the alienware aw2518hf that it's a 240hz monitor, i mainly play fortnite, and when i set it to fullscreen and activate the gsync the monitor it's capped at 144hz, but if i change it to windowed fullscreen and activate the gsync now the fps are at 240 how they should be. Also this...
  16. J

    Question Interested in Buying a Alienware AW3418DW 34'' montior...But i have a GTX 1070...

    So i been saving up for a new monitor for my gaming/editing rig. I mainly play games and occasionally edit videos. I came across this monitor and i loved the specs. It has: G-SYNC/IPS panel/120hz with 3440 x 1440 resolution (2k) Ill place a link to check it our yourselves. But the thing is I...
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    Discussion Gaming laptop purchase options - confusion

    Hey yall, the question's a bit long so bear with me guys. So Im looking into buying a gaming laptop soon and Im stuck with a few options with budget that is limited, my first budget range that I can afford and the one that most probably suits me is $1600-1750 (I'll call this bracket A)...
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    Question GTX 1060 6 Gig Battlefield G-SYNC

    Hi All Really hope you can help. I have a Alienware 34inch screen 2018 model - I got the 1080p version with G-SYNC. Also have a GTX 1060 6 gig. When i paired it up all was really good and Battlefield 4 and 5 ran really smoothly at 144Hz no problems. Now V hardly runs above 30 and 4 runs at...
  19. Review Alienware Aurora R8 Gaming Desktop Review: Strong and Chunky

    The Alienware Aurora R8 is a bulky gaming rig that offers strong performance and a whole lot of ports. Read more here. ANDREW E. FREEDMAN @AndrewFreedman Andrew E. Freedman is an editor at Tom's Hardware focusing on laptops, desktops and gaming as well as keeping up with the latest news.
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    Question Attempting to upgrade an old Alienware (Please Help)

    Hey friends, I am having some trouble and seeking help. I recently upgraded my main system and so gave my old stuff to a relative. It's a Core i7 7700k, 32 gigs of RAM, and a ASUS ROG Maximus VIII Ranger, in the case of an Alienware D0X1. I noticed that the power supply was non interchangeable...