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    Default M14x dead

    So while I was deployed I ordered an Alienware m14x to play on and got it all bare bones besides the processor so I could upgrade the rest myself. I bought a 240GB HyperX SSD and 8 GB HyperX RAM and a optical drive caddy so I could remove the DVD drive and have a second HDD in that space. I was pretty awesome booted to windows in 15 seconds and I was playing Skyrim with most options maxed. Then I turned it on one time and no screen and just 7 beeps...the code is for the CPU/motherboard and looks like its fried. The cool thing is Alienware is sending a guy to my house in the next couple days with new parts to fix it on the spot! pretty cool warranty feature! We'll see how the repairs go.

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    Default Re: M14x dead

    Well I hope it work's out for you, Dell now own's alienware. There has been problem's with Dell's service, so please keep us informed on progress. Thank's.
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    Default Re: M14x dead

    If its the same mobo, knowing dell, it will probably fry again.

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    Default Re: M14x dead

    Quote Originally Posted by KEEVS View Post
    So while I was deployed I ordered an Alienware m14x to play on and got it all bare bones besides the processor so I could upgrade the rest myself. I bought a 240GB HyperX SSD and 8 GB HyperX RAM and a optical drive caddy so I could remove the DVD drive and have a second HDD in that space. I was pretty awesome booted to windows in 15 seconds and I was playing Skyrim with most options maxed. Then I turned it on one time and no screen and just 7 beeps...the code is for the CPU/motherboard and looks like its fried. The cool thing is Alienware is sending a guy to my house in the next couple days with new parts to fix it on the spot! pretty cool warranty feature! We'll see how the repairs go.
    Out of curiousity, Is that a Dell MB with the dell bios setup??

    Most of the Dell boards are made by Foxconn and setup with with a Non OC Bios.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Irocing View Post
    Out of curiousity, Is that a Dell MB with the dell bios setup??

    Most of the Dell boards are made by Foxconn and setup with with a Non OC Bios.

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    I think alienware BIOSs still don't have overclocking abilities but are programmed to run the chip overclocked. If that makes any sense

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    Default Re: M14x dead

    It broke, It's under warrenty, and they're gonna fix it.

    Cool.

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    Default Re: M14x dead

    Quote Originally Posted by realneil View Post
    It broke, It's under warrenty, and they're gonna fix it.

    Cool.
    But it shouldn't have broken...I'd trade a warranty for reliability any day

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    Quote Originally Posted by PoLoMoTo View Post
    But it shouldn't have broken...I'd trade a warranty for reliability any day
    It shouldn't have to be a trade off,.....

    It broke, they're gonna fix it. WTF is wrong with that?

    "it shouldn't have broken?" Nope.

    But things happen when you have electronics involved. I don't buy something without a warranty. Being able to rely on it (if need be) is golden.

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    Default Re: M14x dead

    Them fixing will take longer than if it never broke, no i wouldn't trade it but I would get a piece of sh*t just because it had a great warranty

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    Default Re: M14x dead

    Quote Originally Posted by PoLoMoTo View Post
    Them fixing will take longer than if it never broke
    The OP said that they were sending someone to his house to fix the PC. He doesn't have to even ship it anywhere! (saving a lot of time too)
    Again, what's wrong with this?


    Quote Originally Posted by PoLoMoTo View Post
    but I would get a piece of sh*t just because it had a great warranty
    I said that I don't buy something without a warranty. I didn't say that I was in the habit of buying Sh*t.
    I don't think that the OP bought Sh*t either. His PC has given him great performance and his ~warranty~ seems to be working fine too.


    You seem to have this huge chip on your shoulder when it comes to DELL. Did they do you wrong? Did someone with a Dell kick 'electronic sand' in your face?

    I had a customer trade a Dell Inspiron 530desktop in to me when I built him a hex-core AMD PC. It was just 6 months old and was in a White case.
    It looked good, but was anemic in performance.
    I had a 7200RPM Seagate HDD to replace the 5400RPM drive that was in it, and I also had four 2GB sticks of GEIL DDR2-800 RAM on the shelf that fit it. I also had a MSI N430GT Video Card that slid into it's PCI-E slot. All parts were here, and on the shelf, so it cost me nothing. That little Dell PC was snappy and reliable after those few upgrades and my wife used it for two and a half years until I updated her to a fusion PC two months ago.

    I reformatted that dell's HDD and gave it to my sister as an upgrade for her. She loves it and it's still working perfectly.


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    Default Re: M14x dead

    I didn't mean what he bought was a piece of sh*t but I don't like any dells and sh*t may have been an exaggeration.

    I have an Inspiron 530...Minecraft cooked its 500 dollar Core 2 Quad because dell under cooled it...And the HDD sounds like a bear...A computer should last 4 years minimum especially when its for average consumers and mass produced, this lasted half that...

    I also have a Dell Dimension 8300, its eight years old and I'll give dell credit for that but that was eight years ago. Recently I haven't heard very much good about Dell, HP is better :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by PoLoMoTo View Post
    I didn't mean what he bought was a piece of sh*t but I don't like any dells and sh*t may have been an exaggeration.

    I have an Inspiron 530...Minecraft cooked its 500 dollar Core 2 Quad because dell under cooled it...And the HDD sounds like a bear...A computer should last 4 years minimum especially when its for average consumers and mass produced, this lasted half that...

    I also have a Dell Dimension 8300, its eight years old and I'll give dell credit for that but that was eight years ago. Recently I haven't heard very much good about Dell, HP is better :P
    So two Inspiron 530's with opposite experiences.
    I wonder if yours was overclocked? (even a little)
    Like I said, mine was a great little PC, and when I say that the guy traded it in, he ~gave~ it to me once he tried his new AMD PC out at my house.

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    Default Re: M14x dead

    One of my rigs is a Dell 9000.
    Alot of people say there not Clockable
    They are.
    If you Replace the 920 chip in it with a 930 thru 990x

    Decent rig though for what it is.
    Never buy another one though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Irocing View Post
    Never buy another one though.
    Yeah, I'll never have another given to me either.

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    Default Re: M14x dead

    Quote Originally Posted by realneil View Post
    So two Inspiron 530's with opposite experiences.
    I wonder if yours was overclocked? (even a little)
    Like I said, mine was a great little PC, and when I say that the guy traded it in, he ~gave~ it to me once he tried his new AMD PC out at my house.
    Bios had no overclocking related settings and it was not advertised as being overclocked, it just made me sad that minecraft ruined a computer, to replace the processor 6 months ago cost 500 dollars even though it it was 2 years past its peak. Replaced with an HP which strangely its PSU had over 10 molex connectors but only 3 Sata power connector even though it had 2 3.5 drives and 2 5.25 drives, so thats where the Dell's PSU now lives...

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    Default Re: M14x dead

    Quote Originally Posted by realneil View Post
    Yeah, I'll never have another given to me either.
    Other half also has an old Dell 750 Lappy and uses it for scrabble and a few other games in the car on trips.

    (Even if could), Not a good idea to OC a Lappy because of heat issues and power requirements.

    Later

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