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My brother laid out 2300 bucks for a fancy Alienware box. He took it out of the box nd set it up and it would shut down on him for no reason. He called there tech support and they finaly worked out the issue.

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Due to new EPA standards microsoft windows will lower the voltage to the proccessor when it in idle. Now that means if you are running a dual proccessor rig the primary proccesser will drop voltage leaving the secondary running at normal there by over heating the secondary. He was experencing temps with factory water coolng over 200 deg f. The Alien Ware folks recieved the box back from my bro and they said made some bios modifications. We shal see.
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There's your problem right there...alienware. Next time, build it for him lol.
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When did the EPA do this to windows?
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Originally Posted by Sideburns
There's your problem right there...alienware. Next time, build it for him lol.
That should be a Rep+1 just because it makes sense... always build your RIG if you want to get a better deal, better price, and better preformance..
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