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Alienware

Discussion in 'Gaming PC' started by ogreman, Nov 13, 2009.

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    Has anybody here used Alienware or any other gaming rig?
     
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    Nah. It's cheaper to just mod your own computer. I know AlienWare is tight though.
     
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    I agree, most the time with AlienWare or anything like it your paying for the brand name, that said most AlienWare PC's has some neat features and look pretty cool.
     
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    Alienware is a bit expensive but its pretty good substance
     
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    Well, I have been having serious problems with mine so far. I get the blue screen of death every 20 to 30 minutes and support has not been a great help yet. They can't figure out what the problem is.
     
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    Worst comes to worst, you could reinstall Windows 7 using the recovery disks... it came with recovery disks right?... that would tell you if it's the software or the hardware.
     
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    I already did the recovery so it is looking like the memory or the hard drive.
     
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    Are you still having problems with it?
     
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    Yes, there is still a problem with it. Come to find out, after about 8 hours on the phone with support, I have two bad hard drives. We went to reinstall Window 7 on each drive separately and each one blue screened.
     
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    Well at least it's something easy to replace. Sucks that you got two bad HDD though.
     
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    I agree with eXo, modding is cheaper.
     
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    Well, they replaced the hard drives, but it is still having problems. I don't think they really know what the problem is. I don't either. Out of all the PCs I have owned, none have acted like this.
     
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    Well, they are pretty overpriced, but god damn they look good, their laptops + LAN = WIN.
     
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    I'd suggest if you have a spare CD burn a Linux Distro on it and run it as a live CD to see if it's actually the hardware or just something in Windows or the drivers.
     
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    Alienware is a rip-off, and so is any other gaming pc that you buy from a retailer. If you want a pc with specs matching Alienware and the like, building it yourself is MUCH cheaper, and educational lol
     
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    I am getting quite an education thanks to all of the support:). You are right though, this is my last one.
     
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    It looks like drivers were the problem. Instead of having a CD that loads all the drivers you need, you have to guess. I finally got the blue screens under control (somewhat) by installing all the needed drivers, but now my sound and screen colors keep changing lol.
     
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    You could try Drivermax to really check whether you've gotten all the latest drivers.
     
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    Thanks, I will check it out:). Have you used it?
     
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    Yeah, using it right now. It's good on my Dell...
     
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