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  1. Try 7-Zip, sometimes it works better than WinRAR, as for programming a bios chip you're likely going to need an EPROM burner, (if you want to desolder it) but there are a variety of different chips out there... You could try to 'one-key' re-flash (aka blind recovery), -download a recent version of bios from the manufacturer -extract with 7Zip -find the .fd file (rename it to the recovery filename, different for different versions of Alienwares) -copy it to a clean FAT/FAT32 formatted USB -plug in into the eSATA port -then hold the END key while powering on -it'll beep a bunch of times and restart a bunch of times I had no luck finding the recovery filename for your bios, maybe someone else can...
  2. Has anyone tried the Fn+B method. There's a write up for a y580 Edmar Hobby - Electronic: Lenovo Ideapad Y580 Insyde Bios Reset/Recovery. A couple of years back I had a bricked Lenovo come back to life using a similar method... Unless CPU power is cut off completely you should be able to re-flash the bios, unless I'm missing something here.
  3. Number of Processors? I totally forgot about that option. I was tinkering with it for a little while (it's my friends laptop), and after re-installing a clean system (downloaded an install usb from Microsoft/not the OEM restore) it seems to start a lot faster, still not as fast as I'd like, but its down to about 45 sec - 1 min from a previous infinity of 20min... I'm going to see if I can shave that down a bit more...
  4. Maybe NVidia is just at the edge of the current technological advancement. The overhead for designing OC specific chipsets may not be worth it. Honestly, though I'll take a decent desktop build over a mobile build any day, there are just less issues in the long run... Just my 2C.
  5. If you want a sweet gaming rig Desktop is the way to go. On the other hand you could try the newer NVidia drivers, I had an issue with one of the older drivers a couple of months back. I've played BF4 and BioShock Infinite with no issues at decent settings on my y510p. Minimum System Requirements: OS: Windows 7 64 bit or higher Processor: Intel Core2 Duo or better Memory: 2 or more GB RAM Graphics: DirecteX 10.1 compatible (512MB) or better DirectX: Version 11 Hard Drive: 50 or more GB available space Sound Card: 9.0c compatible Honestly I don't know why you're having issues. If you have the Ultrabay card, sometimes a new driver update disables the second card, take a look in the NVidia Control Panel...
  6. The Walking Dead Game of Thrones Breaking Bad Roadkill (Motor Trend on youtube) House Burn Notice
  7. Re-watched The Dark Knight Rises, I swear the villains are always way more interesting the bat-dude in the Batman films...
  8. Laptop: Lenovo y510p i7 4700MQ 8GB DDR3 960GB SandDisk Ultra II SLI NVidia 750m Server: Rackable 2U 2x Intel L5420 2.5Ghz Quad Core 12MB 32GB 667MHz DDR2 ECC Intel S5000PSL MOBO 2TB + 2TB + 250GB HDDs
  9. Is there a reason why an i5, 8GB ram laptop would take 10-20 minutes to boot up? The HDD passed DTS, no SMART errors, and the windows error checking found nothing, RAM has no issues, tested in a separate laptop. The system was restored from a Recovery partition (i.e. the OS partition was overwritten), same results, takes forever to boot up, granted the HDD is a 5400 rpm with barely any cache, but still it should not take that long, it booted just fine in the past... Bios? Some weird corrupt Recovery partition?
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