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  1. Definetively, it seems that 14 series are almost the hotest series from Alienware laptops. My Alienware 14 (2013) it´s very hot. It runs with an i5 4200M CPU and 750M graphics card integrated on mobo and the temperatures after repaste are very hight. 58ºC on CPU and 72ºC on GPU playing Battlefield 4. My option is to improve the heat sinks ( CPU and GPU) modifying the original system and change the fan cooler. I think this will be a hard work.
  2. Well: Finally, my LCD arrived yesterday . Today I´ve mounted it... and it works!!!. The image it´s good for me, for my professional use I don´t need more. The difference between 1320x900 and 1600x900 is evident. I think so, in a FHD panel the difference must be spectacular. I let this images so you can see the results: Broken LCD: http://www.imagebam.com/image/a3cd581264857854 New LCD: http://www.imagebam.com/image/74d7c91264858904 LCD Brand: http://www.imagebam.com/image/5c5c951264859624 Edid New LCD: http://www.imagebam.com/image/868b3e1264859634 . As you can see, the brand is not LG/Philips like seller says. It´s an AUO LCD, model 303e. Then.. upgrade complete. Now it´s time to upgrade CPU and Heatsink system. I´m start working on it and I can see improvements over the original heat sink. I´ll open another post to explain this. Regards!!!.
  3. Hi all: I have a t about the graphics card compatibility in my Alienware M18x R3. I come from this thread: The main problem I have now is that I don´t know if the graphics cards equipped in my laptop are fully compatible with Alienware systems. It was bought in a second-hand market and, when introducing the service label on the Dell website, I saw that the configuration of the original graphic cards is different from the current one. The original configuration mounted an Nvidia 765M SLI graphics card and the laptop comes with a 780M graphics card. How can I know if this 780M was restored from another non-Alienware laptop? The problem is that the 780M graphics cards work well on an external monitor, so it is not on the local LCD screen: http://www.imagebam.com/image/ae4ca81219395014 Any suggestions or comments will be appreciated. Greetings.
  4. Hi FlyingWaffle: Well, it seems I'm late to read your contribution. Yesterday I bought a 1600x900 LCD since the FHD screen caused me doubts regarding connectivity and, as a result, correct operation. My knowledge and especially my time are limited, so I have decided to take the easiest and safest way (or so I think). I have played a bit, but I based my choice on the comparison of the original panel that has my Alienware and another that I searched on the Panelook.com page that you can see here: http://www.panelook.com/modelcompare.php?ids=20462,20460 My original LCD is the model LP140WH2-TPT1 and I will replace it with this other LP140WD2-TPB1 purchased at Ebay.es: https://www.ebay.es/itm/LG-Philips-lp140wd2-tpb1-14-HD-PANTALLA-DE-PORT%C3%81TIL-30-PINES-1600-x-900/401550169137?ssPageName=STRK% 3 AMEBIDX% 3AIT &_trksid = p2057872.m2749.l2649 My idea was an LCD FHD, but I do not have time to risk since I need it to work and 1600x900 already improves what I had and it serves me equally, since they are only 14 inches. The next work to do will be to replace the CPU with an i7 4930MX. I know that it´s possible, because I saw on this link: http://forum.notebookreview.com/threads/alienware-14-haswell-2013-mode-cpu-upgrade-options.747101/ I suppose that this will force me to modify the cooling system ... but this will be in another post. Thanks for your contribution.
  5. Hello stretchyplastic: Thanks for your tips. Fortunately I can say that I know this range of Alienware laptop quite well, since I have an M18x R3 with which I'm fighting for a long time (8 beeps LCD) and I have disassembled and reassembled numerous times. The Alienware 14 of the same range follows the same construction pattern. As you say, the original spare part is very cheap and can be found on Ebay for about 45-55 € but it would be too easy to replace, so I decided to make my life a little complicated and try to mount an FHD panel. The original panel is the model LP140WH2-TPT1, but I found this other model LP140WF1-SPB1 with FHD resolution that is the one that is equipped with DELL E7440 and E7470 models. Here you can see the comparison between both: http://www.panelook.com/modelcompare.php?ids=20462,20494 Unfortunately I have no experience in what LCD is concerned and much to learn. The main features are the consumption parameter that for the FHD panel are 2.04W more and the signals pin configuration (EDP-30P1L-030G vs. EDP-30P2L-020H). It is obvious that without examining these parameters in depth the risk of damaging the motherboard of the laptop is evident. I will continue investigating and if I am not sure, I will go to another one of a lower resolution, 1600x900, of which I have seen some post around here. thank you for your comments and interest. Greetings.
  6. Hi all: I can not find any post that makes reference to the subject exposed so I open this thread. I recently purchased an Alienware 14 from the year 2013 (14 r3?) in the second-hand market that has the LCD broken. It is easy and inexpensive to find the original LCD replacement, an 1366x768 HD screen. Does anyone know if it is possible to install a 1920x1080 FHD LCD on this computer?.I must to change the LCD and take advantage of the one that gives me the maximum image quality. Thank you all. Greetings.
  7. Well: I finally realized that by degrading the frequency of the graphics card (from 60Hz to 40Hz) the image improves substantially. The problem is that it is not enough to play, since the graphics are of low resolution. I made a summary of the vBios to make sure to leave the factory values to perform the tests. I will try another different graphics card (Quadro FX8000) to make sure it is not a problem with the graphics card and start thinking that the problem could be on the LCD or on the motherboard. As always, any suggestion will be very welcome. Greetings.
  8. Hello: This is my first post, and I apologize for my poor English. I have a problem with the image that is displayed on my computer's LCD and I do not know how to solve the issue. I have an Alienware M18x R3 (2014) with this configuration: CPU: 4930MX RAM: Crucial 16Gb GPU: Nvidia GTX780M (x2) SLI BIOS: A12 unlocked. O.S: Windows 7 Professional and Windows 8.1 Pro The equipment was bought from a user who had the problem of the 8 beeps due to LCD death when updating to Windows 10, and that is why I was able to buy it very cheaply. I have changed the LCD according to model specifications on the official DELL website (18.4 "FHD LTM184HL01 C01 IPS 40pins For DELL Alienware M18X R1 R2 0XJY7J XJY7J). After the replacement of the LCD the computer starts Windows 8.1 pro and Windows 7 without problems, the image is shown on the LCD normally with the configuration of integrated graphics (IGFX) in BIOS, but when I set BIOS to boot in dedicated graphics mode (PEG),the image on the LCD is defective, it seems that the resolution is exaggeratedly low with false colors, colored stripes and pixels that changes colors. I think, It is not an O.S problem, since these artifacts appear from the BIOS boot on the computer. Connecting an external monitor the video signal is perfect, and I can play in SLI configuration without problems, and I have performed a satisfactory stress test to the 780M graphics. I can only think that the LCD that I bought is not 100% compatible and that the 780M graphics card finds in it something that it does not like (frequencies?). Do you know about any tool that can help to diagnose the problem? I add some links to photographs: http://www.imagebam.com/image/ae4ca81219395014 http://www.imagebam.com/image/158a971219394964 http://www.imagebam.com/image/66ea561219394994 Any suggestions would be welcome. I appreciate your comments very much. Greetings.
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