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you would have thought they would have tested this kind of thing.
you would think....not sure how that kind of error gets past original product conception and prototype testing
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It only just now surfaced. MAybe it's an aging thing.
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My Vaio kicks on BC2 fine with an i5 520M and a GT330M.
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yea but i tend to doubt its from aging since i would figure that the throttling is always the same along with the power draw so i would figure that the problem has always been there but i could be totally wrong
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i own two alienware systems and have had almost no problems with either one at all. the only thing that bothers me is that sometimes on my m17x laptop, there are weird game glitches. and my guess is that it has everything to do with the fact that it is ati related. borderlands has patches of backgrounds that are solid blue. and bf:bc2, the screen will go black for a few seconds during gameplay. other than that, they have been perfect.

so for those of you don't own, or have ever owned an alienware since dell took over, please keep the trash-talking to yourself.
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Might be because of the PSU degrading, which would happen after aging a bit.
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i own two alienware systems and have had almost no problems with either one at all. the only thing that bothers me is that sometimes on my m17x laptop, there are weird game glitches. and my guess is that it has everything to do with the fact that it is ati related. borderlands has patches of backgrounds that are solid blue. and bf:bc2, the screen will go black for a few seconds during gameplay. other than that, they have been perfect.

so for those of you don't own, or have ever owned an alienware since dell took over, please keep the trash-talking to yourself.
Tell you what.

I haven't owned Alienware for Two reasons:

Price: Everything costs way too much. Using very similar, if not better components, I can build their $2500 machine for less than $1500.
Internal Components: Unless you specify, you get the cheap parts. Budget RAM, low profile cards, etc. Even if you specify, They stop at certain speeds. You want faster RAM? You buy it separately, then.
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post #18 of 43
Never send a GPU to do an AMD's job.
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Dell owns Alienware, but Alienware is still alienware. Nothing has changed.
apparently it has. I took apart a M11x gaming netbook and was suprised to se a WD black hard drive and i think it was samsung brand battery. But they dont build them like they used to you can be sure of that!
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Too bad it didn't throttle to 1337 mhz, they could have marketed it as a feature
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