I bought an Alienware 18 off of eBay that was not working and I am trying to figure out what I need to get it working. Currently, when you try to power it on it doesn't do anything, no lights, no fans, no screen backlight, no beeps. I have tried unplugging it, taking the battery and CMOS battery out, hold the power button for 30 seconds etc. still doesn't work.
I also tried the steps found in this thread.
The power adapter powers up other computers, so that seems good. I also measured the voltage on the motherboard and it is 19.1 volts. So everything seems good.
I am thinking the motherboard is bad and I need to order another one, but before I did that I wanted to see if there was anything else to check/do. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Hi Everyone !! This is my very 1st post in the forum so please pardon my ignorance. Screen flashes 3 times, turns on and off before it begins to boot when UEFI fast boot is enabled.This has been driving me crazy,when I boot only from msata, boot time is around 10 seconds or when I connect only 1 hd in caddy and 1 in normal bay, laptop boots fine but when all three connected, ssd, msata, 2 hd 7200rpm, the screen keeps on flashing several times before it boots relatively slow. I think it starts going nuts when I connect samsung ssd combined with normal hd. I ran Microsoft assessment and got few error about BIOS initialization I would appreciate any kind of input .... cheers My setup. Aleinware 18 i7 4900mq Nvidia 780m SLI Windows 10 256gb msata ssd (boot drive) 256gb samsung evo 840(hd 1) 1tb 7200rpm hard drive (hd 2) 750gb wd black 7200rpm (hd 3 in Blu-ray slot) Fast boot enabled, uefi enabled Bios(latest) Ahci Things i have done Removed/updated free fall sensor Uninstalled intel RST Updated bios Updated ssd firmware Swap hd bays turned off fast boot in windows Fresh OS installed Driver updates
Specs: 4900MQ, 16Gb, 980m SLI.
I recently upgraded my GPU from 780m SLI to 980m SLI.
I am facing performance issues. I had very low passmark 43xx, I mainly play dota 2 and with my 780m sli, i used to get around 120FPS on medium settings.
With the new 980m sli i am getting anywhere from 80fps to 30fps on highest settings. And FPS is not stable at all. If i even drop the settings to medium or low I still get the same fps.
I got the latest drivers for everything and made sure that SLI is turned on.
I am missing anything? Any help would be appreciated.
First of all I'd like to thank you for all your effort in your moddings. I've been following you for a long time and your work is so appreciated. So it is that I made a donation to support your activity. It is not much, sadly, what I could offer but I hope it helps.
On the other hand, I would like to know a few things about my new laptop (Lenovo Y50-70 & GTX 960M) and I hope you will be able to help me to understand. I've been reading a lot about the lock Nvidia put to its drivers recently. Fortunately, it seems now the problem is gone and we can oc'ing our video cards just by flashing a modded vBios. Well, what should I do? I mean, I read there's sometimes problems with the bioses and I remember I've seen something, in particular related to my laptop and Lenovo Bioses. Am I correct? Should I take anything else into consideration before applying your mod?
Finally, I'd like to know if an OC+Underclock is feasible with this card?
Thanks in advance, Prema.
Hello everyone, I am new here, I have been reffered to this site from Nvidia Geforce Forums.
I own an Alienware m18x (R1) I use ( ) because it has been modded a lot and not from me so it hasnt any similarity to a true R1.
The sad part is that after one year of mid-use my computer started black screens and stuff.
We (me and my tech) believe that its a burned GPU / Problematic One. (I have currently Nvidia Geforce GTX 675m installed).
I want everyone who knows and can help me to tell me which card can my machine support, for an upgrade.
I am currently aware of that video
so no I am not looking for that upgrade.I am currently looking forward to change my card to Nvidia Geforce 880m and I want to know if my system can support that upgrade.
My Mobile PCI Express Module is MXM 3
I have a 330 watt power supply for my Laptop.
My Processor is ARK | Intel® Core
I also have 2x 4GB DDR3 Memory Sticks and 2x2 2GB DDR3 currently 12 GM RAM installed.
Here are some photos of my card.
I am expecting for answers that can have a huge posibility of success 95%, I dont want to burn my machine,niether buy a card that cant be used.
I am willing to give more info about everything that is needed, BIOS version details about each part watt-volt usage etc.
Suggestions are also welcome.
Thanks for your time.