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2015 Alienware R2 17" Laptop Heat Fix, Here is how.

May 19, 2015

9 Votes

Status: Acknowledged

Add 4 custom fan settings in the bios.  Silent, normal, performance, Extreme gaming, user. Also allow fan speed customization (heat to fan speed ratio) in your Alienware AW command center. in the alienware forum there are 100 pages of compliants about overheating. http://forum.notebookreview.com/threads/official-alienware-17-r2-owners-lounge.770314/page-108Alienware R2 owners lougeAlso this one.Thank you for your time. Please save my laptop, and gaming experience.

9 Votes | 9 Comments

Categories: Gaming, Service and Support, Alienware,

Alienware 15 bios supporting both 240 watt as well as 180 watt solutions, and custom fan profile selection

Jul 3, 2015

3 Votes

Status: Acknowledged

As has been pointed out by many alienware users , alienware 15 throttles the CPU regardless whether 240 watt or 180 watt PSU is used. I would like to propose that we get a bios update which allows us to select if we are using 180 watt(hybrid power enabled) or 240 watt(hybrid power disabled), whilst disabling any form of throttling arising due to power contraints. and custom fan profile selection (silent, moderate , full speed) as even hwinfo doesnt provide an option to run fans at full speed (the max speed in hwinfo is less than the actual max speed(which happens during bios update)) to regulate thermal throttling.

3 Votes | 2 Comments

Categories: Gaming, Alienware, Storm Session Topics,

ALIENWARE 18 UNLOCKED BIOS WHICH UTILISE THE ADVANCED PROCESSOR FEATURES VT-d 4940MX

Jul 2, 2015

2 Votes

Status: Acknowledged

HiDell Request for an unlock Bios with corrected fan tables, cpu control and CPU advanced features such as VT-d for Alienware 18 instead of crippled Bios and future support for Windows 10.Raised support call with Dell they need more people to see this happening so I'm starting this crowdfunding.Please post if you require this in the Bios release for Alienware 18.The excuse I'm getting is Alienware 18 is discontinued.Thanks for your support

2 Votes | 2 Comments

Categories: IdeaStorm, Alienware, Storm Session Topics,

Alienware 17 R2 2015; This laptop should come with a 230W AC adapter, not 180 watts. Throttles immensely.

Jun 20, 2015

4 Votes

Status: Acknowledged

The Alienware 17" R2 2015 laptop with the 4980HQ Haswell CPU and nVidia 980m GPU throttles like immensely with the 180W AC adapter.I have noticed that maximum power consumption of the AC adapter is about 171 watts, measured with a kill-a-watt meter. Meaning, about 154 watts max power draw from the AC adapter at full load if I assume 90% efficiency of the AC adapter. That power consumption is maintained even if the CPU cores are idle the but GPU is running Furmark. In all cases the GPU throttles and if the GPU is running Furmark while the CPU is taxed, the CPU is throttled as well. It cycled between 2.8GHZ and 800MHZ every few seconds. So I am concerned why the laptop cannot use all 180 watts from the AC adapter. Power consumption should be a bit over 200 watts from the wall when this happens. Will power draw be articificially limited with the 230W AC adapter as well? The web site, notebookcheck saw this behavior as well (http://www.notebookcheck.net/Alienware-17-R2-Notebook-Review.140380.0.html) 240 watts should be standard for your laptop with the 980m GPU. It's like having a big V8 engine in your car but the fuel pump can't keep up the fuel pressure if you floor it. Or an inverter in an electric car that can't supply full power to the electric motor.The throttling is not due to chip temperatures, but from the lack of available power draw from the AC adapter.This is what MSI tried to do this with their GT60 and GT70 high end gaming laptops a few years ago. They tried using 180w AC adapters and using the battery to supplement the AC adapter, but it was not enough and so people experienced a lot of throttling. Now Alienware is doing the same mistake. But luckily the AC adapter upgrade should be free per Dell KB (http://www.dell.com/support/article/us/en/19/SLN295814/EN), and at least it is an option for this laptop, versus MSI users who were stuck.

4 Votes | 2 Comments

Categories: Desktops and Laptops, Alienware,

Ever wanted in on the stock market?

Jun 18, 2015

2 Votes

Status: Acknowledged

well a app technology combining the great stock marketers minds and techniques can give every day people the information and confidence to make major stock market moves, the technology should be able to adapt a game plan for when the stock market has its spontaneous ups and downs as well as providing a predicting type of technology by evaluting the Economy , and evaluation on good bad and risky moves.This technology would be best in the form of a phone app for people who are constantly on the move and would like to check in on the market.

2 Votes | 1 Comment

Categories: Gaming, Software, Mobile Devices,

the ultimate 2in 1

Jul 2, 2015

1 Vote

Status: Acknowledged

A 15" or bigger screen detachable hybred laptop. In tablet mode minium 2ghz prosser with 8gb ram and at least 256gb hard drive capasity. Docks with full keyboard with added battery optical drive and 2.5" upgradeable hard drive minimum of 500 gb. with dual boot capibility with choice of android and windows os for more program usage.

1 Votes | 0 Comment

Categories: Desktops and Laptops, New Product Ideas, Mobile Devices,

External charging station for Dell laptop batteries

Jun 20, 2015

4 Votes

Status: Acknowledged

We use Dell Latitude laptop computers throughout our facillity.  Our current model is the Latitude E6540.  Physicians and nurses require a fully functional laptop at all times.  If we had an external charging station which could charge 4 to 6 laptop batteries simultaneously then if a clinician's battery died in the middle of a shift they could simply replace it with a fully charged battery from the charging station.  Here is a link to a multi-bay battery charger for 16 batteries.  http://www.datalinksales.com/cgi-bin/prodrequest.cgi  The product is very expensive and way too big for our needs.  Even a charging station capable of charging 2 batteries simultaneously would work and we could purchase 2 units.  Something like this http://www.amazon.com/Fujitsu-FPCBC27AP-Battery-Charging-Station/dp/B0031543MM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1434754401&sr=8-1&keywords=laptop+battery+charging+station.   I've run across Internet inquiries from other people looking for the same type of product.  Dell could probably sell a bunch of these if only they existed!  Thanks.

4 Votes | 4 Comments

Categories: IdeaStorm, New Product Ideas, Healthcare and Life Sciences,

Improve the new Inspiron 15 500 series (2015)

Jun 22, 2015

3 Votes

Status: Acknowledged

The new Inspiron 15 5000 series looks sleek and comes at a decent price, but fails at some basics. Most people do not want optical drives on laptops nowadays, so why have it in a model that is meant to be as cheap as possible while offering good specifications?It would make more sense to ditch the optical drive and instead offer a FullHD screen as standard. By doing this, Dell will be leading the way to a higher resolution future and leave other brands less desirable with their low resolution screens. I have seen the bulk prices for HD screens vs. decent FullHD screens, and I just cannot justify skimping here while at the same time offering an optical drive. Highlight the Dell external optical drive for all laptop models instead, so customers who really want to use discs can see the option. The room saved by ditching the optical drive could be used to optimize cooling, add a few extra ports or preferably: both.Customers want sleek and portable devices with low noise levels and good battery life. Optical drives are not as desirable as they once were, and Dell needs to realize that sooner rather than later.

3 Votes | 0 Comment

Categories: Desktops and Laptops, IdeaStorm, New Product Ideas,

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