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    [SUCCESS] Alienware Alpha R1 60 second guide

    probably. I believe it’s just the same machine branded as a steam box with steam is installed.
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    AMD Radeon HD 7470 (Dell OptiPlex 7010)

    Hmm... I dont have that Dell anymore. Cant remember what I did exactly. Maybe remove the card so it can only use iGPU? Or or make sure the primary display was set in the bios? It has an auto detect primary display feature. Maybe set it to be the iGPU or the Card. Try both.
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    AMD Radeon HD 7470 (Dell OptiPlex 7010)

    Did you try the internal video? It's probably faster anyway :-)
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    [SUCCESS] Alienware Alpha R1 60 second guide

    A cheap USB sound card IIRC.
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    AMD Radeon HD 7470 (Dell OptiPlex 7010)

    I benchmarked both under windows using GeekBench 4. It's marginal. This is just one run - I find it varies from run to run in Geekbench. Scores HD 7470: 6108 Intel 4000: 5978 If you want to upgrade the GPU you could put the new GT 1030 in it, or go for a low-profile GTX 1050ti at other end...
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    AMD Radeon HD 7470 (Dell OptiPlex 7010)

    Hi - I'm trying on the same system - did you get the card going working?
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    [Solved] Intel HD 4600 and black bar

    And now it's back. Unsolved. Weird. :-) I thought after running the OSX update and a reboot that it had fixed itself. But seemingly not.
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    [Solved] Intel HD 4600 and black bar

    Hmm - it seems to have just randomly fixed itself :-)
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    [Solved] Intel HD 4600 and black bar

    Hi, Having a weird problem where a thick black out bar appears down left hand side of monitor. The right hand side monitor is good. Just the left. See image. This board has two DP ports - I'm hooking up 2x Dell QHD displays via DP -> mDP cables. Weirdly the login screen is good, but it...
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    [SUCCESS] Alienware Alpha R1 60 second guide

    And if only Apple made a decent Mac mini at this price point with a decent GPU in it :/ If Dell can do it... how hard can it be Apple!
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    [SUCCESS] Dell Precision T5500 - Quadro4000|Xeon X5680 (MacOS10.12.X)

    Iwwas curious what it's geek bench score was against used Mac Pros at 4x the price and more! I might pick one up and give it a whirl :-)
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    [SUCCESS] Dell Precision T5500 - Quadro4000|Xeon X5680 (MacOS10.12.X)

    Very cool. Did you run a Geek Bench score? These are so cheap on eBay!
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    Ye Olde Random Reboots?

    So my Alienware Alpha R1 has been rock solid in use. But it's randomly rebooting in the night, and this morning when I tried remote into it. (It's on Ethernet, so maybe receiving wake on lan signals). Not kernal panics, just random reboots. Going by the console I can see some Darkware Exit...
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    [SUCCESS] Alienware Alpha R1 60 second guide

    Hey, Do its not a laptop - no keyboard. It's basically like a Mac mini with a great GPU and upgradeable ram, cpu and ssd. Not sure what the ebay link is, I can find it. But basically any Alpha R1 will work. They are all the same where it counts, just different cpu.
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    [SUCCESS] Alienware Alpha R1 60 second guide

    Success! So I thought I'd give back the community with a quick guide. I picked up a used Alienware Alpha R1 for peanuts on eBay. It's the i3 model and had 16GB RAM. First things first Check it boots OK with Windows. Check BIOS version and Update to latest - this was already on A05. Setup...
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