Alienware Real Overclocking Package For All 18X And Up! Would You Buy Into It? I Would.
So here is the deal. We are now asking Dell if they would implement a “Real Overclocking” package. One where the bios is really unlocked and gpu are unlocked as well. Of course this would all be well with in reason of course. I’m thinking it’s time to get with the times on these high end machines. Just like Intel has a plan in place for overclocking . And other big names like Evga, Gigabyte & Msi are also following suit. Now I for one would be willing to pay for this type of upgrade from the factory. So what I’m asking is..for a set amount above normal cost. We would get a machine with unlocked bios (And that’s unlocked within reason. Which you already know from using NBR forums) Gpu’s with over clocking enabled vbios files(Again, with in reason). These specially made altered systems would be attached to the users service tag number. This would cut down on someone paying the premium and then sharing with the world. These unlocked machines are specifically tailored for those who know what they are getting into (By spending money on the premium). Now you might ask…what if we burn up the cpu? Well last time I checked…I haven’t seen or heard of anyone actually just flat out burning up a cpu from over clocking. This lets us know that what’s in place now is keeping this in check. And I’m talking about the group using the unlocked bios files. We already know you guys at “Dell” have been playing with some of these files so you know they are mostly safe. You would save far more money doing things this way then to keep doing things the old way.
This is just a thought I was having and would love to get input from both sides on why or why not this could or could not be done. But that 90 dollars for you to set level 3 over clock in the bios is a joke. Really? And Speaking on that factory bios… Who thought it was a good idea to run a flex of 25?? That’s 1.5V That is way to much voltage. The problem with this is you need more amps not voltage. Which seems to be corrected in the M18xR2.(To some Degree) This needs to be changed in the M18XR1. You can run a 45X (4.5ghz overclock) before having to add flex voltage. Raise the watts up in the bios from 99W to 125W.(Max setting) This would work well. Change amps from locked 97 up to unlocked or locked 175 max. Also, not asking to remove termals in place, but maybe 1 or 2 of them readjusted. People with better room temps would benifit more of course, but still keeping within system specs. Add a version of intels XTU that works with this motherboard and a cheap 1 gig flash drive with oem bios files on it and we would all be happy. Well…most of us anyway…. I know there is allot to this so I would love to hear from everyone…. Should this go further...Then we can get into detail on just how to run gpus using a safe margin. We have an idea or two about this. Also understand the 100W pcie envelope along with the cards 100W envelope as well.
Before posting about burning something up. At least have a M18XR1/R2 machine in hand And links to someone directly doing this. Gpus fall under a different catagory. They we're burning up due to someones idea of how the backplate should be put on. This caused many many hours of headaches! Degration over time. Bad fan profiles. Memory ran to high and the list goes on... But it looks like we are now past most of this with the 680M's. 7970M's Are a hit and miss right now. And that's without any user adjustments.