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    Question PC Booted after Unplugging and Re-Plugging Power Cord. Why?

    Hi guys, I hope you all are doing well. On a two-day old computer I bought it froze completely while I opened Netflix on Chrome. This seems to be an issue with Netflix as multiple PC users report the same issue online. No minidump or BSODS, no error in the event viewer other than the forced...
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    Question Mouse becomes unresponsive, flashing lights and fans get loud

    Hello all, first time poster here! I have recently been having issues with my admittedly old Alienware desktop computer lately where it will randomly start acting up, and it does not appear to be an overheating issue, and it happens all over, so desktop, in a game, browsing etc...
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    Question Alienware R10 Ryzen RAM and SSD Questions

    First post! Go easy on me here. Sorry I didn't build my system from scratch. I bought an Alienware R10 Ryzen setup and I wanted to upgrade the RAM and SSD. RAM: Currently, it has 8GB HyperX(TM) FURY DDR4 XMP at 2666MHz. I was wondering if I could buy this RAM here...
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    Question 240 hz monitor only showing 144hz?

    Hi everyone. A while ago, I purchased the Alienware Aw2518h, a good 240 hz monitor that I would strongly recommend. I started using it on my old PC with 240hz and had no issues, however when I plug it into my new one, I have problems with refresh rate. When I go to my display settings, the most...
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    Question Water cooling on an Alienware Predator R1?

    Anybody know if it's possible to use water cooling on of those those older Alienware Predator cases? I bought the case and rebuild it new everything. Told my self I always wanted an Alienware but never got around to getting an actual one. So when the chance came up for it I snagged a Blue...
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    Question How can I fix a random FPS drop on all games?

    I have an Alienware Aurora 5, and it's always run most games at 60 FPS. Recently it's run all games at 10 FPS - not fluctuating. I cleaned my computer with different programs along with updating my drivers. I don't think it has to do with overheating because it happens even when I first start my...
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    Question G-sync compatible is multiplying refresh rate

    Hi, I'm currently using 2 screens - Asus PG248Q (G-sync) and Dell AW2518HF (Free Sync). The G-sync compatibility option is working on my Dell but it is multiplying the refresh rate far beyond the adaptive sync range (43-240 HZ), for example at 60 fps I have 120 Hz, for 90 fps I have 180 Hz. It...
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    Question Help: CPU I-9 8950hk Uneven Core temps on Core 0,2,3

    Hello, I have an AW R5 17 (CPU: I-9 8950hk/GPU: GTX1080.) I repasted/repadded a couple times, but still 10 degrees C + higher temps on Cores 0,2,3. In order to create better heatsink balance, does anyone know which where cores 0,2,3 are physically located on the metallic part of the CPU? In...
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    Question Laptop eGPU code 43

    Hello, So here are some relevant specs: Alienware 17 r2 intel i7-6700hq iGPU: Nvidia GTX 970m eGPU: Palit GTX 1080ti SJS via Alienware Graphics Amplifier My setup usually runs at least 8-10hrs with light browsing + 2-4hrs gaming daily. One morning upon turning on my system, there has been no...
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    Question LG34GK950F or AW3420DW?

    Hi all, Just wondering if anyone had any strong views on which of these two would be the best investment? I'm running an R9-3950X, RTX 2080Ti, 32Gb of RAM. The LG gets slightly better reviews (although the Alienware is very new and hasn't been widely reviewed yet), has a higher refresh...
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    Question 2080 Ti can handle 4k@120 Hz?

    Hi there! So my question is basiclly the front line, I have an Asus 2080 Ti Strix OC with an Intel i9-9900k and 32GB ram at 3200 MHz. I use a 1440p@165Hz monitor now and it can max out everything and get nice 100+ FPS at AAA games and fix 165 at PUBG, LOL or CS:GO which I play most. My current...
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    Question M15X dgpu problem installing

    Hi, I recently got a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860m mxm video card for my alienware m15x. I installed it properly but i am having a problem where if I try to reload windows 10 via USB, it gives me a white screen and nothing else. Also when I went into the windows to Install the graphics driver it just...
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    Question Will these two ram modules work together?

    Hello everyone, I've been wanting to upgrade from my 1 x 8gb stick of hyper x fury 2666mhz ram (https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/yBZ2FT/kingston-memory-hx426c15fb8) for a while now, but can't find any model that is similar to mine online as they all seem to have been replaced by a newer...
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    Question BIOS won't boot from SSD (SAMSUNG SSD PM871b), Alienware 17 R4

    Please do give it a read if you or your friends own a AW laptop. and please to forward it to your expert friends who might be able to help. This is a long post, inshort my BIOS(latest update from feb 2020) won't boot from my SAMSUNG SSD PM871b even though i have tried multiple ways to install...
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    Question Alienware 18 replaceable GPU?

    I don’t really know much about laptops or building them, but I do know how to build a regular PC and fix them. I do have an old Alienware 18 with a duel 980 GPU and I am wondering if I could replace them with something new. Even the CPU or fans as well. I am curious to know if it is hard or easy...
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    Question 3.5k Alienware Laptop Cooling problem . 17 R5 with 1080 and ( i9-8950HK )

    PROBLEM : The I9-8950HK is throttling from nowhere . It all started 1 year ago , i was playing some games and all of the sudden the FPS drops to 20 . I was like ok , something is throttling . I check the GPU and CPU and i see that the CPU stays at 100 degrees . I was like damn .. what is going...
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    Question broken keyboard keys?

    when playing certain games, buttons keys wont work right like H makes my character attack in minecraft and C and V just wont work and idk why it has nothing to do wit hjust minecraft its every game the ywont work even for just typing and such im on Alienware windows 10 edition i need quick...
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    Question ram issue or motherboard

    Hi im trying to fix a friends pc and when the pc would work it would blue screen alot and always a different issue, i tried wiping the hdd and didnt help, and when testing threw the alienware software built into the mobo it shows a ram error So i bought new ram error still showed thats if the...
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    Question Is it normal for my GPU sensor to be 80°C?

    Hello, I have an Alienware gaming pc and I have a app on my task bar that says thermal controller, and it says my different temps. While playing fortnite, my cpu sensor is 53C, my hdd sensor 29C , my pcisensor is 50C, and my GPU sensor is 77C, and sometimes reaches 80. These are all in Celsius...
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    [SOLVED] My Alienware AW2518HF monitor is blacking out.

    When I play games, my screen keeps blacking out. I've tried everything I could: changing the monitor's settings, turning off power saving settings, changing the game's settings. Here are the specs of my PC: Processor - AMD Ryzen 7 1700X Eight-Core Processor 3.40 GHz Ram - 8 GB Graphics Card...