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Myth

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#1 12 years ago

Well, since the new year, I've been dealing with this new machine, and now just want to bash it sometimes..

Tell me, anyone who knows anything about Alienware cases/ or systems

-Can you turn off the lights on the case? Sometimes, the brightness is too much. -Cooling, the system is LOUD...very loud. Liquid cooling and all, and the Power supply fan spinning rather fast. I just want to know if I adjust speeds to make it quieter.




Ultimate-Omen

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#2 12 years ago
Myth07Well, since the new year, I've been dealing with this new machine, and now just want to bash it sometimes.. Tell me, anyone who knows anything about Alienware cases/ or systems -Can you turn off the lights on the case? Sometimes, the brightness is too much. -Cooling, the system is LOUD...very loud. Liquid cooling and all, and the Power supply fan spinning rather fast. I just want to know if I adjust speeds to make it quieter.

well, i'm not 100% sure but i think that you can adjust fan speeds in bios. also, since it is a prebuilt computer, some settings might be locked by a firmware patch that most companies use (i know hp uses a firmware lock on it's mobo so as to prevent accidental setting changes and bios flashes.)




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#3 12 years ago

one of downsides of alienware is just that....


If there is no image, Mikey broke something...



Ultimate-Omen

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#4 12 years ago
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.one of downsides of alienware is just that....

I WAS RIGHT?!...i mean, yea...:rolleyes: me = :0wned:




Homer Gonerson

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#5 12 years ago

If you know what you're doing, you could go into the case and install an on/off switch on the lights. Wouldn't be too hard, but I wouldn't do it if you're not comfortable with yourself not to cut the wrong wire.




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#6 12 years ago

Or you could disconnect the lights completely as the easy option, but they are kinda useful...




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#7 12 years ago
Homer GonersonIf you know what you're doing, you could go into the case and install an on/off switch on the lights. Wouldn't be too hard, but I wouldn't do it if you're not comfortable with yourself not to cut the wrong wire.

well if they are those cathode-neon light stick things that can be placed anywhere in the case, it's just a matter of unplugging their molex. but if you have lighted fans, then its a bit more tricky. i recall of a great molex cable splitting guide that (with about $10 USD) you could make a central switch to control your lights. if i find the guide i'll definately post the link.




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#8 12 years ago

IIRC the Alienware casing don't have a window, so I'm assuming he means the power/HDD lights which probably have ultra-bright LEDs or something, and those can be very irritating if they're shining in your eye.