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How to get two fingers scrolling on alienware?

I would like to use two fingers scrolling on my M11x r3. So, I checked the control panel and I just had one finger scrolling. I went to http://www.synaptics.com/en/drivers.php to update the drivers. ...
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why does using an external monitor eliminate stutter?

when playing certain games on my m14x im getting this terrible stutter. However when plugging my laptop into my hdtv via hdmi the game runs smooth as silk with no stuttering!? is there any way to get ...
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Alienware TactX Mouse does not connect. Device Manager says it has malfunctioned

My alieware tactx mouse was working fine a month ago but now is off and does not show up. I have windows 7 64 bit Alienware. Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. (Code 43) ...
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Alienware M17xR3 only 3gb/s speed with SSD

I have an alienware M17xR3 and a Samsung 830 SSD, I've had it for a while now but today I've installed Samsung Magician, and I've noticed the message that my maximum speed is 3gb/s and 6gb/s is not ...
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How do i recover windows 7 on my alienware m17x laptop, without any recovery discs

I cannot re-install Windows 7 on my Alienware m17x laptop. I've tried a few ways by pressing f8, but had no luck. When I get to the boot menu with the options to restore, the Alienware option that ...
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I would like to test a secondhand laptop [closed]

I'm shopping for a secondhand laptop (Alienware). I would like to know what are main things I should test on the machine. What are some tools/applications to do that? I need to find tools that don't ...
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Alienware Aurora R2 Slow Boot Up

I have an Aurora R2 bought a few years ago, and recently I decided a RAM update and new Samsung SSD would be good for speed. So now it's super fast, with the exception of booting up. It still takes ...
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I cant use wasd and arrow keys at the same time?

I am having this promblem where if I press one key on either one of the arrow keys or wasd, I cant press that direction on the other one unless that key is the only key of wasd or the arrow keys being ...
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Will a gtx 760 4GB work in a alienware X51 with the 330 watt psu? [closed]

I have a alienware X51 with the specs of: PSU: 330W CPU: I5 3450 3.1GHZ RAM: 8GB 1600MHZ GPU: GT 640 1GB GDDR5 HDD: 1TB 7200 RPM I just want a plain and simple answer and to know if it won't ...
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Windows 8 to 8.1 Pro Upgrade SecureBoot Error

I upgraded from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1. I have an Alienware Aurora R4 with the latest BIOS firmware version, A09. Ever since I did the upgrade, I get a watermark on my desktop saying, "SecureBoot ...
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Alienware m17x r3 integrated webcam

The integrated webcam on my Alienware M17x R3 is not working. I have gone into the device manager and checked whether the driver needed to be updated and it didn't. I also know that to turn on the ...
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Alienware MX11 upgrade RAM to 16gb DDR3?

I want to buy an Alienware MX11 from a friend. Specs: CPU: Overclockable Intel Core2 Duo SU7300 1.3GHz RAM: 4GB Dual Channel DDR3 at 1066MHz 11.6-inch WideHD 1366x768 (720p) w/ WWAN Video Card: 1GB ...
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Issues with my computer hanging and freezing [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Tips for approaching a hanging computer? How do I troubleshoot hardware issues related to a computer freeze/crash? I have been having a lot of trouble with my computer ...
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046 MHW Real Time Clock Failure

I'm currently in the process of rebuilding a computer from Alienware computer pieces. The motherboard itself is 046 MHW, and on boot it gives 5 beeps without any actual booting. This indicates a Real ...
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When USB keyboard is plugged in on computer start-up, search results window is being opened multiple times

As the title says - when my Alienware keyboard is plugged into my laptop during Windows 7 resume from sleep/hibernation, the windows search results and help window (F3, F1 on Windows 7) is being ...
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Laptop Screen Blackout / Flicker issue; Works fine on External Monitor

Specs of machine at the bottom (Alienware m15x) Short Version: non-functioning WLED screen on laptop Problem history: Screen had been ever-so-slightly flickering (very sporadically) for the past ...
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How can I make sure my video card is working properly?

Core Question How can I ensure that my GeForce GTS 450 is working properly? Background: I have an AlienWare system with dual GeForce GTS 450 in SLI running Windows 7 SP1. Shortly after I got it, I ...
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Graphics Card Alienware area 51 m15x laptop

I am trying to troubleshoot to isolate the problem (This laptop was dropped) all the lights turn on but the screen is black, so it seems to be the graphics card. I have another alienware laptop that ...
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Disabling the internal microphone of a Laptop

My laptop is an Alienware m5500 with Windows Vista 32 Bit and it has a built-in mic. The issue with this is that I have an external mic that I need to use. Whenever I try to use Skype or Ventrilo it ...
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Setting up Dual Monitors (DVI) on a Dual Graphics card, Alienware, AMD Radeon 6900 Series

Background Recently, I ordered an Alienware Aurora, Windows 7 Professional, with Double AMD Radeon™ HD 6950 CrossfireX™ at 2 GB each. So, it's got a total of 4 slots. Along side with that order, I ...
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New laptop running extremely slow?

I've purchased an Alienware m14x laptop but I am experiencing performance issues - It's slow. Quite slow actually. My other laptop that has a Celeron CPU is going faster than this and that computer is ...
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New M18x laptop, white screen shows up when booting

Today I was the happiest guy on earth for seven minutes. I unboxed my new Alienware M18x laptop and turned it on for the first time. Everything went well, except I noticed a flicker of a white screen ...
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How do I hookup a dual video card Crossfire rig to a single monitor?

I just received a new Alienware box preinstalled with two nice shiny ATI 6950 graphics cards. My goal is to use both of them to give me really good resolution and frame rate on my single monitor. ...
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Utility to turn off laptop display

laptop: Alienware M17x I am using win+P to switch to projector only to turn off display (it's a tricky way, since there's no projector connected). And by press and key to turn on display. Since the ...
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How to install Alienware theme on Windows 7?

Can someone give me a tutorial on how to get a Alienware theme for Windows 7. I have been on YouTube and i couldn't find any good tutorials on it and haven't got an answer from any of the makers of ...
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Alienware m15x (older model) BSOD investigation

A frined of mine asked me to help him with an Alienware m15x laptop that had a little service history. It was bought in june 2008, serviced in january 2009 for a random fps drop problem, Alienware ...
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How to use two external monitors on Alienware m17x along with laptop monitor (total 3 monitors)

I'd like to use the native 1920x1200 laptop monitor that comes with the Alienware m17x along with 2 additional external monitors, one through the displayport and another through the hdmi port. Is ...