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post #101 of 256
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Originally Posted by Magnusson2004 View Post

ATWTech..how did you reset your R2 to factory settings?

Windows icon
settings
updates & security
recovery
under "reset this PC" click get started
post #102 of 256
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Originally Posted by ATWTech View Post

Windows icon
settings
updates & security
recovery
under "reset this PC" click get started

Oh just the normal way..does it keep the Alienware stuff?

Thought you used AlienRespawn
post #103 of 256
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Originally Posted by Magnusson2004 View Post

Oh just the normal way..does it keep the Alienware stuff?

Thought you used AlienRespawn

yeah it kept the alienware stuff, though I didn't do the one where it deletes everything, so maybe that will delete it? I'm not sure what I did on my Alpha R1, but when I updated to Windows 10 it took out all the Alienware stuff when I did.
post #104 of 256
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Originally Posted by ATWTech View Post

yeah it kept the alienware stuff, though I didn't do the one where it deletes everything, so maybe that will delete it? I'm not sure what I did on my Alpha R1, but when I updated to Windows 10 it took out all the Alienware stuff when I did.

I'm gonna keep the AW stuff..like it so far.

Just need to see if it is a driver issue that makes 2560x1440 resolution unavailable to me
post #105 of 256
Other than that, everythings been running great since resetting and not updated the drivers. 1440p 60FPS on some games is just incredible.
post #106 of 256
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Originally Posted by ATWTech View Post

Other than that, everythings been running great since resetting and not updated the drivers. 1440p 60FPS on some games is just incredible.

Lucky you...wish I could do 2k. Are you using the AW nvidia drivers now?
post #107 of 256
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Originally Posted by Magnusson2004 View Post

Lucky you...wish I could do 2k. Are you using the AW nvidia drivers now?

Yeah whatever the recent ones before Nvidia released drivers for Ansel. I think it's 368.46?
post #108 of 256
Hi all, new to the forum but also new to owning an Alpha R2. Just have a question to the fellow owners out here.

Is it worth having 2 SSDs? or 1 SSD and 1 normal HDD.. Have ordered mine with the 256GB m.2 PCIE SSD, and planning to get a 2nd HDD for games.

The plan is to have the 256GB PCIE SSD running the OS, and the other drive option for apps/data/games

Just wondering if having a 2nd SSD (eg: a 512GB 850 EVO ) is worth the price vs a larger normal HDD for storage?
post #109 of 256
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Originally Posted by karazan View Post

Hi all, new to the forum but also new to owning an Alpha R2. Just have a question to the fellow owners out here.

Is it worth having 2 SSDs? or 1 SSD and 1 normal HDD.. Have ordered mine with the 256GB m.2 PCIE SSD, and planning to get a 2nd HDD for games.

The plan is to have the 256GB PCIE SSD running the OS, and the other drive option for apps/data/games

Just wondering if having a 2nd SSD (eg: a 512GB 850 EVO ) is worth the price vs a larger normal HDD for storage?

Welcome Karazan thumb.gif

That's exactly the same setup I have.

I have the M.2 for the OS (windows 10) and and all other app's like Steam, Origin, UPlay & MSi Afterburner etc. The system boots fully in around 4 seconds I'd say, pretty much instant thumb.gif

Then, I have a 2TB 2.5" HDD installed as my D: drive, and have set that as the install location for Steam, Uplay & Origin game data, so all games get installed to it.

This setup is the best in my opinion and works a treat biggrin.gif
post #110 of 256
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Originally Posted by spoonablehippo View Post

That's exactly the same setup I have!

I have the M.2 for the OS (windows 10) and and all other app's like Steam, Origin, UPlay & MSi Afterburner etc. The system boots fully in around 4 seconds I'd say, pretty much instant thumb.gif

Then, I have a 2TB 2.5" HDD installed as my D: drive, and have set that as the install location for Steam, Uplay & Origin game data, so all games get installed to it.

This setup is the best in my opinion and works a treat biggrin.gif

+1 to that.

I use a 1tb sshd for games storage.

Don't think you would need an ssd for storage.
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