Hi everyone, I was thinking of upgrading my ram from 8GB to 16GB 1600MHZ either Kingston/Crucial as my current ram usage is at always at 4GB now. Will upgrading make a lot of difference in the performance of the PC and will it improve the game play for GTA V as I am currently having massive lag with this game?
Thank you in advance.
Since we didn't have one yet, this is it. I'll update this post with the newest driver releases,and news for the R3. Please keep all M17x-R3 posts confined to this thread if possible.
System Files Download Links System Bios Bios A03 Chipset Intel HM67 Cougar Point chipset, Intel Management Engine Interface Audio IDT 92HD73,A00. If the Dell IDT driver gives you problems, try this one. Card Reader Realtek RTS5209 Card Reader USB 3.0 NEC USB 3.0 Touchpad Synaptics TouchPad - 15.1.19, A00 Bluetooth Dell Wireless 375 Bluetooth Module - 22.214.171.12400, A00 Dell Wireless 1501 Half Mini-Card Dell Wireless WLAN 1501 Half MiniCard - 126.96.36.199, A00 Intel Wireless 6300 Intel WiFi Link 6300 - 13.3, A00 Intel WiMAX Link 6250 Intel WiMAX Link 6250 - tic TRFXW0115MUP, A06-1 Intel Wifi Link 6250 Intel Wifi Link 6250 - TRWFW1318D,A04 Atheros AR8151 Atheros AR8151 - 188.8.131.52,A00 Intel Rapid Storage (HDD) Intel Rapid Storage Technology - 10.0.0.1046,A00 Free Fall Sensor ST Microelectronics DE351DL Free Fall Sensor - 2.00.11.14, A00 AMD 6870M Display AMD Mobility Radeon HD6870 - 8.80.6-101202a-109902C-Dell.4, A00 Intel HD Graphics 3000 Intel HD Graphics 3000 - 2246, A00 nVidia Internal 3D Stereo Controller nVidia Internal 3D Stereo Controller - 266.08, A00 nVidia GeForce GTX 460M nVidia GeForce GTX 460M -266.08, A00 Alienware OSD Alienware OSD Application - 0.31.0.8C, A00 Alienware Command Center Alienware Command Center - 184.108.40.206, A00 Alienware Wallpapers Alienware Wallpapers - A01 Alienware GUISE custom theme Custom Desktop Themes - A-02 Alienguise Theme Combo-Win7 Intel Management Engine Interface
I have gone through a lot of pages of this forum (related to eGPU and overclocking) and they really are very useful but not able to find anything good for my laptop.
My laptop is Alienware M14Xr1 with following configurations :
Intel core i7 2860QM
Nvidia GT555m (3GB)
8GB primary memory 1600Mhz
750GB secondary memory 7200RPM (698.4 GB usable)
I want to use a eGPU setup in my system.
Could anyone please tell me whether it is possible or not to use -
In my system there are following ports available - 2xUSB3.0, 1xUSB2.0, 1xHDMI1.4, 1xMiniDisplayPort, 1xVGA, 1xEthernet1000mbps, (I think none of these will be helpful in eGPU setup )
But i have heard that if you remove your wireless card then you can plug in your eGPU there. Is it true,
Please anyone share your experience with me related to this setup.
Steven told me to order with the 2720, but I cant shell out the cash. My goal was to haggle for 8gbs of RAM, but now Im wondering if I should seek the 2720.
My other option is to get the 2630QM, and upgrade when prices drop. So really, how hard is it? And this is coming from a standpoint of someone whos really done nothing more to a notebook than upgrade ram.
Official drivers and utilities for the AW M14x
Official drivers from Dell
Alienware Command Center
Alienware Command Center houses all of the custom software for your M14x. By placing programs like AlienFusion and AlienFX, AlienTouch, AlienSense in a single, user-friendly interface, you gain more control over your system.
Official documentation from Dell
Official Wallpapers of Alienware
Restore the Alienware 'Look and Feel' after a clean install of Windows
EDIT: more 'look n feel' customization in this thread
Crystal Disk Info: A HDD/SSD utility software which supports S.M.A.R.T. and a part of USB-HDD. http://crystalmark.info/software/CrystalDiskInfo/index-e.html
MSI Afterburner is a handy overclocking utility for ATI/NVIDIA graphics cards. Main features include GPU/Shader/Memory clock adjustment, advanced fan speed and GPU voltage control.
EDIT: Core Temp: is a compact, no fuss, small footprint program to monitor CPU temperature.
Download standalone: 32 Bit 64 Bit
Core Temp Gadget: This is a sidebar gadget for Windows Vista and 7 for use in conjunction with Core Temp
Addgadget: Sidebar for Windows like All CPU Meter (temps work with Core Temp), Network Meter, GPU Meter, Battery Meter, Drives Meter
HWMonitor: is a hardware monitoring program that reads PC systems main health sensors : voltages, temperatures, fans speed
Notebook Hardware Control: you can easily control the hardware components of your Notebook, control the hardware and system power management, ustomize the notebook (open source ACPI Control System), prolong the battery lifetime, cool down the system and reduce power consumption, monitor the hardware to avoid system failure, make your notebook quiet
I hope it is helpful...cheers!