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[BT] Alienware M17x Power Glitch Throttles CPU To 316MHz.

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Owners of some Alienware M17x gaming laptops are complaining about unplayable frame rates due to CPU throttling. Apparently, the CPU power is stifled on GeForce 280M SLI machines, when the two GPUs draw more than a certain amount of power.

The claims, which are being investigated by Alienware owner Dell, affect those who purchased an Alienware M17x with the Core 2 Extreme QX9300 CPU and dual Nvidia GeForce 280M SLI options, expecting the best portable gaming experience at the time.

Sadly, that's not what they appear to have received. Disgruntled owners have taken to the Notebook Review Forums to gather information about the flaw, which has not yet been officially confirmed by Dell, complaining about poor in-game performance.
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Not surprising.
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"I had an Alienware laptop - I loved that thing - but I was always getting heat-lag. No matter what program I tried (and I tried dozens) I couldn't control the fanspeed manually."

"The fanspeed was linked to the heat output of the CPU (a cool-running Core2Duo) and ignored the fact that the nVidia 7600m was cooking an egg while trying to run Max Payne."

"Eventually the GPU died, it is sitting on top of my dresser now, some times I open it, and pretend to type on it, I imagine I'm playing Giants:Citizen Kabuto at 60FPS with max AA and AF. I miss you. One day I will have $100 to spare on a replacement, obsolete, crappy, GPU for you."

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This is what happens when a great company is bought out by a garbage, mass-marketing company.
    
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you would have thought they would have tested this kind of thing.
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Love my Gateway MS 2290. Slim, relatively light, 17", and a good gamer. Only $800.

Some people spend too much on Laptops.
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i love my gateway fx laptop

P8400 and 9800m gts 1gb. It heats up like an oven, but it can play through tf2 like a boss. It was totally worth the 1200$ I paid 2 years ago <3

But now I'm switching to a desktop, and I couldn't be happier
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"eventually the gpu died, it is sitting on top of my dresser now, some times i open it, and pretend to type on it, i imagine i'm playing giants:citizen kabuto at 60fps with max aa and af. I miss you. One day i will have $100 to spare on a replacement, obsolete, crappy, gpu for you."

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This is what happens when a great company is bought out by a garbage, mass-marketing company.
some on had to say it!!!!

something like this would NEVER happen back in the good ol days of Alienware!!!
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Dell owns Alienware, but Alienware is still alienware. Nothing has changed.
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