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Hi!  I'm Tom.   Just like 'garryrice30' posted on January 19th, I too have issues with a M17xR3 and that's how I found this site.  I hope I can contribute something, other than affording people the satisfaction of helping some noob who doesn't even know how to use this site...

 

      I'm not sure where to begin...  I'm often online looking for tips and advice and usually links to forums come up.  I never really had much faith in the forums and I'm not even sure if I clicked the right field to enter my text into!  I know a little about computers, but what I don't know far outweighs what I do know.  I tend to do allot of reading, rather than posting, which makes sense considering this is the first forum I've ever signed up to!  After reading some of the content, I'm not sure I can offer much in the way of computer related advice so I seriously doubt I can actually contribute anything useful.  But I do have allot of questions.  Now, if I can figure out how this forum environment works without having people flame me for doing it wrong, I just might get somewhere.  Thanks in advance for bearing with me.

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27 pages to read on the history of BIOS Flashing, and I'm not even sure that should be my first move.  Some very good laughs tho!:hyper:

Especially Otsego- first post he was all excited, next post he bricked his Computer!  He should have gotten promoted just for that!

I have allot more reading to do as I'm only on page 10 so I'll have to come back a few more times.

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hi eveveryone, i'm david... It enthusiast.

i'm here to learn something new , and possibly find solutions to some software issue i came across over the past few months...

 

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Hi David,

 

Welcome!  It's pretty silent around here.  There's allot of good resources here for learning if you are willing to sift through them!  It's after 5 AM here so I'm logging off.  Perhaps I will  see you around sometime.  Happy learning...

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Hey whatsup everyone, my name is james.
I have a Sager p150em that i have just recently started to overclock, and tweak.

im here to learn some new tricks & tips !

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Howdy.

Started in IT in 93ish, always interested in tech. Been working in IT professionally since 98, started a computer service and a WISP.

Currently disabled, trying to get back to work before I lose my mind.... tinkering with all of my tech to keep myself busy. Inspiron 7559 main laptop, custom desktop, Xeon 1230 v2 overclocked, 970 SLI, backup laptop is an Asus G73SW that I'm hoping to upgrade to a Kepler or maybe a Maxwell. We'll see. Planning on getting a PCIe to MXM adapter so I won't have to blind flash.

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Hi Everyone,

 

SWE with an embedded background, first computer was an Atari 1040 ST(e). Been employed in the industry since 2004 shifting from desktop programming to embedded systems over time.

Used to be real into my games and built a few gaming rigs, before deciding on an Alienware Mx17R3 prior to the birth of my first child.

Unfortunately my graphics card suffered death by Linux, and I'm now looking at getting a new discrete card in.

At the time I thought the issue was overheating -- caused by the proprietary NVIDIA drivers running KDE with full 3d affects. Now with Ubuntu 18.04 I've heard the temperature beeps again which makes me think the OS is just not probing the temp at all.

I'm finding the guides on this site and the tips really cool and hopefully once all my parts arrive I can fix / upgrade it without bricking it.

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Hi Guys & Gals,

 

I recently got a gt60-20C. I've always had a thing for mods and making the most of my machine.
Currently, it has a 770m (at this day and age lol) and I'm planning on upgrading it's mxm card soon.

The information on this site is amazing and I've been learning all I can from user tweaks and mods,

Hoping to contribute what I can soon.

 

Cheers

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Hello everyone. I'Ve come this far because I have a M17X-R4 since the 2012 and the 7970 is already short, so here I am absorbing all the information I can to take the step to a 1060. I Hope I'm not too heavy and sorry in advance for the English. I'M using a translator. Greetings and thank you for accepting me in the community

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Hello, my name is Angelo, I'm from Brazil, what brought me to the forum is a defective G400s in wifi, I hope to contribute (my area of domain is electronic analog)
Thank you

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I'm not tech savvy and not going to even pretend I am.  I'm from the UK and my not-so-faithful laptop is a custom built GTX980M Clevo P771ZM which seems to have a half-life of about 2 years before it cooks itself to death (the last fix took almost 2 months from PC Specialist, now it's out of warranty so it's up to us to fix it.)  Let's say that as of recent my experience with "gaming laptops" has made me decide against buying another as this is now the 2nd "gaming laptop" I've owned where the gfx card has fried within 2 years and is a nightmare to find replacement parts on the same side of the planet.

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Hello, I am very happy to join here.

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Ladies and gentleman of TechInferno, it's great to be a part of community that doesn't seem being "nerdy" as disadvantage ;)

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My wishes are for this forum to grow. I've even thrown a couple bucks towards the server costs as a sign of faith. If it does continue to grow, expect a couple more on the way.

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hello there i,ve been here for about a month in case anyone needs help with old msi GT80  on installing a pascal card on there machine i can help , i managed to install a gtx 1060 on an old msi gt80 (4980hq) its alittle tricky if you dont want to mod your bios ,but doable

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I joined this forum because I'm a hardware enthousiast. I enjoy talking and mostly reading about different hardware and tweaks related to hardware. So far I've read interesting things on here!

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Greetings! Glad to see you all here. I'm a desktop fella (from i486 and DOS 5.0) just given an Asus G75VW. Looking for info on that critter led me to TI and I also look forward to joining the community. I am a former "pro" tech with strong leaning towards hardware and drivers. Been into desktops for an age, now looking forward to abusing lap/note same. All known and anything learned, at your disposal. If any here are Jedi with Compiz, I'm all ears <G>

 

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Hey guys. Just joined up since I'm upgrading from P170em to P870DM-G. Looking forward to great info on how to best get all that I can out of the new laptop.

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hello everyone,

 

bought myself a second hand MSI GT683DX laptop, but after using Google I found there isn't that much info about this laptop on the internet. for that reason I joined techinferno because here i hope to find more info as just the basic info for basic users.

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Hi, Im new here and I just got my hands on a broken alienware mx17 r3. After fixing it, the laptop still had many problems that I am fixing one by one.

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Hi everyone, I am new and hope to speed up my alienware mx17 R4 and burn the last wick on this old candle. Thanks guys.

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Hey I'm Sergio, I'm more of a desktop guy (9900K, Aorus Master, 32 GB Corsair Vengeance Pros, 1080Ti Hybrid FTW3) but I recently got a decent but older clevo p177sm that I'm looking to breathe new life into. 

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I'm Brian,

 

I got my first PC from my Dad, when I was 13. I've been on the net since before web browsers and search engines. I've built most every subsequent desktop I've ever had. I'm pretty good at cooling, even with TEC chips!  I have a digital junkyard in my basement to scavenge the occasional part.

 

I'm an electrical engineer specializing in DC analog. I do some code hacking, but I don't write stuff from scratch. I'm a pretty good linux developer, and even admin. I've developed on Windows also. 

 

I discovered a hack for Asus wifi adapter BIOS white lists. I just swapped out an Intel Centrino single band 2.4 Ghz card for an Intel 6270 AC dual band card that didn't even exist the last time the laptop got an OEM BIOS update.

 

This works on every Asus laptop I've ever tried. To swap out the wifi card, boot into the BIOS setup program and leave it there. Hot swap the wifi adapter, and quit without saving. Load the operating system ( only tried with Linux, but I've been using the same method since the Intel C2D days.

 

Do a normal shutdown, and it just works from then on! Lenovo is trickier. You can hotswap the wifi adapter, and the machine will boot with the new adapter, but when you exit the BIOS setup with discard changes, the lenovo system goes backwards and does a full boot!

 

The Asus systems exit the BIOS setup and go straight to loading the os. I've only owned Lenovo and Asus laptops, so I don't have experience using this method with other makes. 

 

I also remove the HSF on every laptop I buy, and insert a copper shim between all hot surfaces (processor, gpu, sometimes video ram), with Arctic Silver 5 properly applied to both sides, and put the HSF on top of the shims.

 

I have one i7 laptop rig set up with copper shims under the HSF, and it runs 'mprime'  24/7. It's been running for years with no heat problems. But I did go through 3 AC adapters that overheated and failed on that machine, due to the increased load of mprime!

 

So, I cut the dead AC adapters apart with a razor knife, replaced the fried output caps, and got a nice huge passive copper heat sink and mounted it on the SMPS unit of the AC adapter, with a nice glob of cheap thermal paste! That keeps it nice and cool!

 

But the copper-shim method works so well that laptops so modded will literally take everything you can throw at them, without overheating! I recently modded a Lenovo W541 copper shims on the cpu, gpu and video ram chips (the HSF has pads for the those chips. The cpu is an i7-4710MQ. This machine is under test running mprime 24/7.

 

I've never hacked BIOS firmware, but I'm thinking about it, because it looks like the Lenovo white list problem has no easy fix. Or, maybe someone else has done it already. I don't worry about bricking anything, because I always back up the firmware with a programmer. I've brought bricked boards back to life!

 

I had one with a soldered on CMOS! I had to remove it, install a socket on the board, and program a socketed CMOS chip. I've been daring with hardware. There's just so much one can accomplish with hotplugging!

 

I also perform board-level repairs on motherboards OK, SO HELLO everyone!

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we just got a new LG TV in the office, So as usual that one guy who gets called up in practically everything IT related stuffs. so setup it up but i got stacked for hours, when i wanted share content on my PC to the TV. I figured out that my laptop (which is the Lenovo ideapad y400) is not compatibility with wireless projection. am like what is wrong? this PC doesn't support wireless projection? so i took in out in the quest to find out what can be done via software and hardware ...and here am i. i followed from a source which stated that i need to install Intel WiDi, i downloaded and tried but it wasn't compatible so i dig deeper and I came across techinferno through a forum about how i can unlock my bios and get access to unlimited possibilities to i can install a wireless driver that supports WiDi to get things done.

 

am a software developer | technical writer && tech enthusiast

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added more explain to make sense

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