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M14x R2 throttling and huge FPS drop... again.

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I know, there are many threads about this, but has there been any fix for this incredibly annoying problem? I can't believe they havent fixed this issue as of yet and continue to sell such unstable computers.

I mean, why does it need to throttle at 67 degrees? Thats nothing for a gaming rig and i feel that spending so much money on this "gaming laptop" with such issues is kinda like a huge rip off.

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Starting yet another thread to rant about this isn't necessary.

But to answer your questions:

1. Yes. Several, in fact. They're detailed in the many threads here on T|I, at Notebook Review, Alienware Arena, Tom's Hardware and others so I won't bother reiterating them.

2. See Answer #1.

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I have not found any "fix" so much as bandaid. disable cpu turbo, clean vents, repaste, i've done it all. they're not fixes, rather merely bandaids.

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yeah ive replace the optical drive with another hard drive. and i did remove the ram cage as well, what is it even for? static protection?

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Not sure, I've always wondered though. But as for your throttling problem, I think that you can change the throttling temp on nvidia inspector, not sure where I got that information though, and I'm not sure with which drivers that was done, and I cannot confirm it as I have an R1. But I recall having seen that on another forum, not mentioning the name as I'm not sure how the admins feel about that.

P.S.: As I said, I'm not sure at all, I just think I read that on another forum, so you should just check for yourself as you've got nothing to lose doing so.

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Thanks. I'll have a look, i already have but I'll try again. although i think svl7 thinks it's hardware bound though.. I thought ive seen that somewhere.

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I replaced the hard drive and optical drive on mine, installed a second hard drive caddy, seems to run cooler, will try the ram cage too... had a few overheating issues during gaming and fps lagging

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I replaced the hard drive and optical drive on mine, installed a second hard drive caddy, seems to run cooler, will try the ram cage too... had a few overheating issues during gaming and fps lagging

vote here to get it fixed by dell! Idea Storm

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Actually, there is a bios image on this forum that has the disable BD PROCHOT option. I haven't actually had the overheating issue, since I repasted my system hasn't hit the ceiling, even with the GPU overclocked. Maybe my ambient temperatures are lower than others, I live in a fairly cool part of the world. I do normally disable CPU Turbo (the CPU is massively more powerful than the GPU anyway) to lower fan volume but I've tested with it enabled without issue.

BD PROCHOT, seriously.

http://forum.techinferno.com/alienware-m14x-aw-14/4667-m14x-r2-a13-unlocked-bios-modified-vbios-now-available.html

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You don't need an unlocked BIOS to disable BDPROCHOT.

c.f. every Throttlestop guide ever written.

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I have repasted the GPU and CPU and they both helped. Also removed the Ram cage and i saw about a 15 degree © difference.

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Removing the ram cage makes a difference? That's insane, it doesn't seem to obscure any vents etc.

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