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i own an m17x, i have for almost 2 years now, i got it in april of 2009, it has the Intel Core2 Extreme 3.06ghz with 4gb of 1333mhz ram, 500gb 7200 rpm HD, ATi 3870 512mb graphics card..
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i own an m17x, i have for almost 2 years now, i got it in april of 2009, it has the Intel Core2 Extreme 3.06ghz with 4gb of 1333mhz ram, 500gb 7200 rpm HD, ATi 3870 512mb graphics card..
How does it fare today? I'm interested in longterm life of Alienware's.
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it fares well, i do have some lag issues in Final Fantasy XIV but it is the most graphical game ever made for the PC so for a laptop 2 yrs old i think that's to be expected. But for games like Mass Effect 2, Team Fortress 2, Dead Space, Lord of the rings Online it does just fine on high settings.

It's about to be replaced as my main gaming machine though as i am getting a new SB pc very soon. But i'll still use it to game when i go to work which does sound odd but my work does allow me to game at work.

On a side note i have never had any problem at all out of the laptop other than when i initially got it the sound driver needed reinstalled. since then it's been flawless.
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I have an Alienware M17x r-2 or something like that i think, its been a while since ive been in the bios. its uhh.. i7 m620 2.66 ghz. 8 gbs of ram.. well.. all thats underneath on the system stuff haha. heres the pic

sorry for the quality its on a phone :-/
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another question i guess its sort of off topic but this is the only thread ive found relative. Does anyone know where i can download themes for my keyboard and stuff. i want a new look but i just dont have time to make it myself
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it fares well, i do have some lag issues in Final Fantasy XIV but it is the most graphical game ever made for the PC so for a laptop 2 yrs old i think that's to be expected. But for games like Mass Effect 2, Team Fortress 2, Dead Space, Lord of the rings Online it does just fine on high settings.

It's about to be replaced as my main gaming machine though as i am getting a new SB pc very soon. But i'll still use it to game when i go to work which does sound odd but my work does allow me to game at work.

On a side note i have never had any problem at all out of the laptop other than when i initially got it the sound driver needed reinstalled. since then it's been flawless.
Thanks for sharing!

And for the work part, it's the main reason I got an Alienware, it helps those lonely evenings go by faster.

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another question i guess its sort of off topic but this is the only thread ive found relative. Does anyone know where i can download themes for my keyboard and stuff. i want a new look but i just dont have time to make it myself
Well, the Alienware Command Center takes care of that; you mean by changing the color?

I think it's faster to select a new color than trying to find a theme online. (if that's what you meant)
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im having the same problem as one of the earlier posts about the BIOS update.. i dont understand how to fix it.. this sucks.
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im having the same problem as one of the earlier posts about the BIOS update.. i dont understand how to fix it.. this sucks.
Which post? Which problem?
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Well.. this sucks. Anything different than the way it came from the factory and my laptop breaks. I flashed back to A05 and installed the original video drivers. Any bios beyond A05 messes with things. The newer video drivers posted screws things up.. Which claim to fix
Didn't get a chance to call Dell yet, as I found a few threads @ www.notebookreview.com which has sections specifically for our laptops. I followed what they did, but I did/am not having the success they have found

Has anyone else tried the newer beta drivers with any success? R279612
this.. idk.. it just keeps telling me theres no operating system.. took out the hard drive tried it in another system said the same thing.. someho wi got windows on the other hard drive..
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this.. idk.. it just keeps telling me theres no operating system.. took out the hard drive tried it in another system said the same thing.. someho wi got windows on the other hard drive..
I had the issue one week after I moved from A04 to A05 on my m11x, the OS got corrupted, reinstalled, everything is fine since then.

If you have another hard drive, you can try that as well; could be that your drive is dead (happened to me a few months ago).
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