Forum discussion tagged with Alienware.
  1. C

    Question CPU thermal behaviour can change depending on BIOS/Firmware?

    Good afternoon guys, I'm Marco, I'm new and I come from Italy. I'm here to hope to have a clue about my new cpus laptop behavior. Recently I bought an Alienware M17 R4 10870H/3080 laptop. I bought it used, but seems to be ok. The fact is that when I try to reset the pc I notice huge heat and a...
  2. R

    Question I need help deciding on an Alienware AW3423DW versus Alienware AW2723DF ?

    Alienware AW3423DW vs Alienware AW2723DF Recently I just purchased the Alienware AW3423DW ($1200) which is an awesome all-around monitor but I feel it lacks the competitive edge I need when gaming. I'm a try-hard when playing any call of duty game and it just feels slow to me. I'm still in my...
  3. Ynem123

    Question Bricked BIOS on Alienware M17X R3 Laptop ?

    Hi, I found a laptop on the internet that someone was selling cheap, the reason for selling the laptop was that he tried to install the bios but it failed, since then the laptop does not work, only the keyboard lights up, the fans spin but there is a black screen, the laptop doing 7 beeps...
  4. Black7znova

    Question Alienware Area 51 R2 PSU 1500W died.

    Hi, my PSU just died . can I use other PSU brand like CORSAIR or anything in market? because I can't find original PSU Alienware Area 51 R2 at my area.
  5. darkwolfm

    Question High DPC LatencyMoon

    So I was experimenting some freezes on my Alienware 15 R2 Its very unpredictable but happens every 40 min - 1 hour of using it, the display freeze out only for 2 secs, and if I have sound the same thing happen. These are my Specs: Windows 11 Ram: 16 GB SSD 128 + HDD 1 TB Nvidia 980M LatencyMon...
  6. C

    [SOLVED] What would be a good price for a Alienware Aurora R12

    Hi, I managed to get my hands on five Alienware Aurora R12s, equipped with an RTX 3080, intel i7-11700F and 16GB ram. They have had about half a year of use. I'm struggling find a good price to sell these at and a good place to list them due to huge variation. I also considered that there might...
  7. brownys

    Question HDD partitions and BIOS problems in prebuilt Alienware M17x R4?

    Hello, first time using Reddit forums, I have a Alienware M17x R4 prebuilt laptop from 2014 which keeps getting the error DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL What failed: amdkmpfd.sys The HDD drive I believe has been formatted and reinstalled with an unsupported version of windows, and BIOS is...
  8. J

    Question How should I go about upgrading my CPU?

    I'd like to upgrade my PC's processor. Currently I have: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-8400 CPU @ 2.80GHz, 2808 Mhz, 6 Core(s), 6 Logical Processor(s) I'm not sure what is compatible with my computer, which is my cause for hesitation. I have an Alienware Aurora R7: 16GB RAM NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 I...
  9. M

    Laptop help please!

    Hello, and thank you in advance for any and all help! I am new to the forums. I’m trying to decide on if a laptop upgrade is worth it, unfortunately I’m not very computer component literate (working on it though!). The question I have-is it worth upgrading the laptop from what I have to...
  10. Jad3dFox

    Question Alienware R2 17 - Seriously slow

    Hello forum, long time lurker. I have an old Alienware laptop, R2 17 with i7 CPU and Nvidia dedicated Graphics card, 1TB hard drive and 250SSD. I recently reinstalled windows onto it and boot it up for installing programs, but everything is incredibly slow. I managed to install one program, but...
  11. Grimm210

    Question Trying to get into old alienware.

    I am currently trying to get into an Alienware pc, I can not get past the user sign-in because I do not have the password. So I was wondering what my options are? If need be, I will replace the hard drive but I would like not to., so I can see what's on it. Story at the end. Pc specs from what...
  12. T

    Question "Not supported with G-Sync LCD panel" - Alienware 15 r3

    Hello, I'm the process of buying a secondhand Alienware 15 r3 laptop. On my first visit to the seller, I was disappointed to discover that even though the laptop had both a iGPU and a dGPU, there was no way to switch (MUX switch) the graphics from the dGPU. Pressing Fn+F7 brought...
  13. T

    [SOLVED] X17R1, X17 R1.. Win11 freezes then cannot find boot media

    Environment: Dell X17R1 / 1.5.0 Bios / i9 / 3080 RTX 16GB / 64GB @ 3467 Mhz RAM / 4Tb 2x NVMe m.2 drives / Win11 Ent. Symptoms: Once or twice a day I might be on the system working OR having locked the screen when the machine will completely freeze then crash to that Dell White screen trying to...
  14. S

    [SOLVED] Just Got AW2721D Monitor - Need Advice on Testing It

    Hi I just got an AW2721, and I want to evaluate it to make sure it's right for me. I last bought a monitor in 2010, so although I read a few articles just before buying the AW2721, I'm inexperienced with contemporary monitor tech. Bad Pixels: How do I test for this? Are there test patterns or...
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    [SOLVED] I need some help with a slow system

    I have an Alienware Aurora R7 desktop with an Intel i7-8700 and 16 GB of 2666 DDR4 Memory and an NVidia GTX 1070 video card. I also have Windows 10. The computer can usually play games and operate without any issues, but for the last month, something has been causing the machine to become so...
  16. S

    [SOLVED] Alienware laptop problems booting into any OS

    My friend sold me an Alienware laptop for pretty cheap because it Had a problem booting into windows. I'm decent with computer softwaretroubleshooting,so I Bought it thinking it would be a simple format, reallocate to two 500gb partitions then install windows on 1 (NTFS) and Linux on the other...
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    [SOLVED] $1000 Budget | Upgrade or New Build?

    hello everyone, I'm currently looking to upgrade my home desktop computer. It's currently about 10 years :sweatsmile: old but I have previously upgraded some parts. I've mostly been using Mac Book Pros over the last few years for work so I haven't used this desktop as much which is why it's so...
  18. J

    [SOLVED] Upgrading Alienware X51 R3 (end 2015) CPU from Core i7-6700K (stock) with Liquid Cooling to i9-9900K ?

    Hi, I'd like to upgrade an Alienware X51 R3 (end 2015) CPU from Core i7-6700K (stock) with Liquid Cooling to i9-9900K ? Is someone already did it ? Is the BIOS will support it ? Power Apparently the new CPU will consumer 30W more than the previous one but it should be OK as I don't have a...
  19. B

    [SOLVED] What memory is compatible with the Alienware Area-51 R2 Desktop (2015) ?

    Hello! So I purchased my Alienware Desktop around 2015, and overall the PC still runs great for what I need. I develop video games, so I tend to run multiple programs at the same time - Photoshop, Substance Painter, Blender, Multiple tabs on my browser for concept art, so on and so forth. My...
  20. Kimera

    Question FPS drop after switching from SATA to Nvme m.2

    So I have a laptop, an Alienware 17R4 with a GTX 1080, an i7-7820HK, and 16gb of RAM, for about 4 years and only this year I had to upgrade my storage hardware, becuase the ssd that came with the computer was presenting SMART events about it's lifetime (i checked on crystaldisk and it was at 4%...
  21. H

    [SOLVED] Alienware AMW2720HF Monitor Can't Get Signal Via HDMI

    Got a new AMW2720HF monitor, tried to set it up via HDMI but no signal. Neither HDMI 1 nor HDMI 2 work. My machine doesn't have a port for DP, so that's out. With my old monitor, I used DVI, which worked fine and testing the new screen with another computer, it worked fine as well, so the...
  22. rakhif1

    [SOLVED] Cpu (I7-10700F) stuck at base clock 2.9Ghz

    Hello, Like i've said in the title, the clock speed is stuck at 2.9 and the ratio is stuck at 29. That's only since today, yesterday and before it worked perfectly at 4.5Ghz and at 48 ratio. Thanks in advance.
  23. N

    Question 1080ti crashing during benchmarks after installing new cooler

    So i originally had a dell 1080ti, yet it had incredibly bad thermals. I installed an ID-COOLING Iceflow VGA cooler, and temps are incredibly low even on load (around 37c). However, when I run a benchmark, it crashes about a minute in. I'm starting to think that this is because of the voltage...
  24. ecrane

    Question Getting random black screen on Alienware AW2720HF monitor ?

    I bought an Alienware AW2720HF about a month ago from Best Buy. It worked fine with no issues until today the screen went black. There is an IPS glow but, neither the logo nor the OSD will display with or without a pc. The power indicator will come on, and if connected through HDMI, The PC...
  25. Kashi Go Skr

    Question Low fps with high end laptop

    Specs i9-10980hk 2080 super Motherboard Alienware m15 r3 32 ram I used to play valorant 2-3 months ago with 180 fps but now i get around a 100. It sometimes stutters as well. Can anyone help me please this is really annoying and i want to get this problem fixed.
  26. CatFromBelow

    Question BIOS and Mobo GPU compatibility

    So I recently got an Alienware Aurora R3 from a garage sale everything works great except the graphics is very out of date. I'd like to change to my Radeon RX 580 from my Radeon HD 6950 but when I install the 580 my motherboard doesnt recognize it. Is there a solution to this?
  27. D

    [SOLVED] Alienware AW2521H Pixel problem?

    Hi guys, Today i started noticing some weird pixels when i watched netflix on my computer. They only show up at the intro, and after that they are gone.. It also happens if i pause the intro, and the black bars come up with title etc showing, then the pixels come up. If i play a black screen on...
  28. C

    [SOLVED] Cooling improvements with the Alienware Alpha R2

    So I've got the Alienware alpha R2 with the 960 and as is probably obvious it gets kinda hot. Sticks around 83C with the fans being annoyingly loud so I was wondering if there's any way to improve the cooling. I've already re-pasted both the CPU and GPU with Arctic MX4 and I oiled the fans, but...
  29. C

    [SOLVED] Editing a Prebuilt Bios to unlock undervolting

    Hi there, So I've got an Alienware alpha R2 and I've been trying to undervolt it for some time now, due to the good thermal benefits, but I've basically his a brick wall. Dell in their mighty wisdom have pretty much disabled most bios tweaking and it seems pretty much all over/underclocking...
  30. H

    [SOLVED] CPU Dropping speed

    So after a long research and after loads of troubleshooting, I've find no solution to my problem, my issue is my CPU works at 3.50 GHz while I'm using my laptop normally but when I'm in a game it drops to 2.80 (Base speed) and after a couple minutes of playing it suddenly drops to 0.80 GHz for...
  31. Aphenis

    [SOLVED] watchdog bsod

    Alienware aurora r4 16gb ram. i7-4820k 3.7 ghz GeForce gtx 690 I'm not sure if my graphics card is going out. when i run a game i used to play ill get the bsod watchdog violation. I've done all the steps I'm supposed to do when looking up how to fix it and none of them worked. help please!
  32. pouya.1991

    Question Problems with refurbished Dell gaming PC

    Hi, I have a Dell Alienware Aurora R11 gaming PC that comes with an Nvidia 3080 GPU which I bought from BestBuy as a refurbished machine 10 days ago. I just started using it and tried to install the middle earth shadow of the war on it, and it caused the machine to crash and showing this image...
  33. M

    Question Alienware M17x r4 graphics driver error ?

    Alienware m17xR4 Error : "Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. (Code 43)" What I've tried so far : installed latest driver from nvidia site . insatlled driver from dell website ( which is old 2013 ) . installed nvidia driver through windows update. Nothing seems to...
  34. M

    [SOLVED] 100hz vs 180hz

    I have a Alienware AW3418DW. And I recently have been thinking about upgrading it. And stumble upon a Acer Predator monitor at my local micro center this model here: Acer Predator X34 GSbmiipphuzx 34" QHD 180Hz...
  35. S

    Question alienware area 51m micro stuttering

    As the title states, recently I have been having issues with my laptop whenever i play games. The games i tend to play are games like tekken 7, league of legends, and and old mmo ragnarok online. It seems to stutter every 30 sec - 1 minute in frequency. I run a rtx 2060, 32 gb ram, i7 9700k and...
  36. Lejend

    Question Which 360Hz is better for competitive first person shooters? Asus PG259QN or Alienware AW2521H?

    Which 360Hz is better for competitive first person shooters? Asus PG259QN or Alienware AW2521H? Not really sure which one to choose purely for competitive first person shooters. I have a 4k monitor for other purposes.
  37. B

    [SOLVED] Fried something in my laptop. Is it worth fixing?

    I have an older Alienware laptop that I "fried" a couple years ago. I took an external DVD drive, plugged it into the USB port of the laptop. Then I put the wrong AC adapter into the DVD drive. BOOM! instantly killed the laptop. Is it a cheap hardware replacement, or would it be a whole...
  38. Elee_

    [SOLVED] How To Fix "Fuzzy" Monitor

    My monitor appears disjointed and fuzzy, possibly a refresh rate issue? Model is an Alienware AW2518H, about a couple years old. The blurry / fuzziness continues all the way up the screen with it stopping at the very top for a few centimetres. Any suggestions on how to fix and what's the...
  39. A

    [SOLVED] i9-10900K best settings for the Alienware area-51m r2

    Hey guys, so, I am buying an Alienware area-51m r2 with that monster cpu (19-10900K)(GPU: Geforce RTX 2070 Super) and I was wondering if someone found a sweet spot for the voltage amount aiming for longevity of the chip, not really interested in making it run 6Ghz (last thing I wanna do is...
  40. B

    Question Monitor only displaying 1280x1024

    I have an HP W2371d, it used to be my main display that I connected through HDMI to an adapter (the monitor has VGA and DVI-D, the adapter was something that plugs into the DVI port and sticks out of the back, that has an HDMI female port on it.) Yesterday, I got my new monitor, a Samsung...