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post #1111 of 2154
First post here,

I bought an i5 earlier this year. I added a Samsung 840 evo 1tb drive then deleted the paging file and swapped the ram for 2 x8 gb Crucial Ballistix sport sticks. I play on a 43 in Vizio 1080p LED TV.

This whole incursion into the kiddy pool of pc gaming if for Fallout 4, and based on game debate, I can run it just fine on medium to high settings. I'm running Shadow of Mordor and Mad Max on Ultra with 40-50 fps.

You guys are a wealth of info! With that said, here are my questions.

Anyway to remotely power the unit on?

How effective is MSi Kombustor and Afterburner at giving the gpu some needed help?

I got an offer to buy a 4785t brand new for $200 (one time for myself only, so it can't be passed on, sorry),
post #1112 of 2154
Noob question, I've got one of these on order - are the newest drivers for it on the Dell website (GPU specifically) and does it include adaptive vsync? That, as well as cloning the hard drive onto an SSD are my main concerns.
post #1113 of 2154
Latest drivers for the board, bios etc are on the Dell site, including compatible drivers for Win 10 OS. GPU drivers there too I think, though I've been updating mine with the included GeForce experience software and been going fine.

Might be easier just to do a back up of the OS onto a 32gb USB stick and run that onto a new SSD rather than do the cloning thing.
post #1114 of 2154
Alright I've got it in front of me.

First impressions - 4gb of ram and the world's slowest hard drive. So I guess the 8gb of ram I bought and the SSD I have been looking at are now mandatory. Oh well 350$ through a Dell deal you get what you pay for. Hopefully after it's all sorted out it will be a good little pc but so far I'm a bit annoyed.
post #1115 of 2154
Looks like they are now including the 7200 rpm drives on the newest Alpha builds.
post #1116 of 2154
A 128gb ssd and 8gb of ram would be nicer right out of the box. Other than that I'm happy. If you want a tiny media computer or a gaming rig and you are absolutely broke this is the only real option I've seen outside of building your own which is not easy to do for 400 dollars.
post #1117 of 2154
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Originally Posted by CheapskateGamer View Post

Noob question, I've got one of these on order - are the newest drivers for it on the Dell website (GPU specifically) and does it include adaptive vsync? That, as well as cloning the hard drive onto an SSD are my main concerns.



I used acronis to backup an image of the factory HDD onto an external USB HD, installed an SSD and loaded the image onto that, worked fine. 860m is listed has having adaptive vsync, im not on my alpha to see if it shows up in the driver options though
post #1118 of 2154
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Originally Posted by aj654987 View Post

I used acronis to backup an image of the factory HDD onto an external USB HD, installed an SSD and loaded the image onto that, worked fine. 860m is listed has having adaptive vsync, im not on my alpha to see if it shows up in the driver options though

Thanks, a friend of mine recommended something called Easetodo backup my plan was to put the original drive in an external enclosure and then copy everything to the new drive assuming it'll boot off usb.

It does in the newest version of the geforce drivers have the adaptive vsync which is a nice feature

Next question is that my CPU fan is quite loud during games, GPU fan seems to be moving rather slowly though. I thought it would be the opposite but so far everything seems to be working fine. Just don't want the damn thing to burn up before my return window closes.
post #1119 of 2154
You're fine. your alpha will not burn up. Mobile GPU's always run hotter than desktop GPU's and are built to withstand the higher operating temperatures. Game away and enjoy.
post #1120 of 2154
http://www.blendernation.com/2014/10/25/adding-an-external-gpu-to-your-old-laptop/
Would this work?
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